Anvers/Köln: Galerie Wide White Space/Galerie Michael Werner, 1969
32,5 x 25cm, 28pp plus original printed wrappers and original glassine dust-jacket as issued. Artist’s book that was issued in three formats – one on aluminium, another on translarent paper and the other 300 examples (denoted “Exemplaire catalogue”) on white paper.
Broodthaers took the structure of Malalrme’s original breakthrough concrete poem and removed the words from the work – replacing them with black blocks where text should be – and hence emphasising the placement of the various texts.
Not a perfect copy as there are two parallel diagonal crease to top right of the book which goes through all pages and a couple of small marks to the wrappers else VG+. Increasingly scarce. Priced to reflect slightly sub-par condition.
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