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Bruce NAUMAN: Burning Small Fires.

Bruce NAUMAN: Burning Small Fires. (1968)

Artist book.
A large folding poster with a grid of 15 snapshot photographs (Nauman burning Ed Ruscha's artist book "Various Small Fires and Milk", 1970), opening out from a cardstock cover, printed in red.
Offset lithograph on paper.
Closed: 32x24.5 cm. Opened: 118.3x125.4 cm.
Unnumbered edition.
Condition: Circular fold showing on the covers and the folded plate, visible in raking light, a few wear traces at spine, fold at upper left corner of the back cover, tiny bump at spine bottom. Color is bright, covers and plate tight. In general: A very good+ copy.
The subject of this book was simply the documenting of the burning of an actual copy of Ruscha's 'Various Small Fires'" (Clive Phillpot, in Lyons).
L.R. Lippard: Six years: the dematerialization of the art object, p. 60. Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, Esthéptique du Livre d'Artiste 1960-1980. Clive Phillpot, "Some Contemporary Artists and Their Books," Artists' Books: a Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, 1985.




Bruce NAUMAN: Clea Rsky (Clear Sky). (1969).
Artist book.
1+10 colored offset photo plates. Wrappers. 30.4x30.4 cm. Signed by B. Nauman on the back cover. (B. Nauman, Los Angeles, U.S.A., 1969).
Ref.: L.R. Lippard L.R.: 6 Years: the dematerialization of the art object..., p. 69. A. Moeglin-Delcroix: Livres d'artistes, 1985, p. 88. Artists books, Moore college of Art, Philadelphia, 1974, p. 58. Celant: Book as Artwork 1960-1972, p. 39. Art-Rite # 14, 1976/77, p. 22.




Bruce NAUMAN: LAAIR. 1970.

Bruce NAUMAN: LAAIR. 1970

Artist book.
12p./pl. 10 color illustrations. Stapled printed wrappers. 30.5x30.6 cm. Multiples, NYC, NY, 1970. B. Nauman's printed signature on the back cover in black ink.








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