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Lea VERGINE: Il corpo come linguaggio (La "Body-art" e storie simili).
Art monograph.
40 p., text in italian/english and 200 p./pl., presentation of the artists, under alphabetical order. Wrappers + dust jacket. 23x26.8 cm. G. Prearo Ed., Milano, Italy, 1974. First edition.



Francois PLUCHART: L'Art Corporel. 1975.
Art monograph.
48p./pl. Bilingual French-English text by F. Pluchart, 1st "Manifeste de l'Art Corporel" (Body Art Manifesto). 2 pages an artist, biography and commentaries in both French and English: M. Duchamp, P. Manzoni, Y. Klein, G. Brus, O. Muehl, H. Nitsch, A. Rainer, R. Shwarzkogler, K. Rinke, B. Nauman, M. Journiac, D. Oppenheim, V. Acconci, G. Pane, U. Lüthi, Gilbert & George, T. Fox, L. Samaras, J. Jonas, C. Burden, K. Sieverding. 1st Body Art show in Paris. Gal. Stadler, Paris, 1975.



Michel JOURNIAC: Le Vierge Mère. 1982-83.

Michel JOURNIAC: Le Vierge Mère

Photos of the action. Relics.
Complete set of 11 unique gelatin silver prints in colors on paper of the action "Le Vierge Mère" ("The Virgin Mother") created in 192 at the Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris. Coming with a white heavy wove paper leaf with a handwritten presentation text in black felt pen by Journiac.
Loose, inside a red cloth folder.Each photo: 24x17.7 cm (except 2: 24x16.5), mounted on a heavy white paper leaf: 32x24 cm.
Folder: 32x25 cm.
Name and date (1983) handwritten by M. Journiac on the front cover of the folder.
Each photo is dated 1982 and signed in black felt pen by the artist.
This work was specially conceived and realized by Journiac in homage to the Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Nice, France, as reads the artist's handwritten presentation text.
Handwritten presentation text:
"This formulation, unique, of the action: Le Vierge Mère (The Virgin Mother) in testimony of friendship, with all of those who collaborate with passion, to the edification of this Centre National d'Art Contemporain in Nice. 31st of August, 1983, Villa Arson, Nice (F), Michel Journiac".
In this action, Michel Journiac, appears dressed as a virgin mother, then executes, still entirely dressed in white, the different stages of a delivery. The baby is a bloody cloth puppet.
Excellent condition.






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