Mel Bochner. Working drawings and other visible things on paper not necessarily meant to be viewed as art
Cabinet des Estampes, Genève – Verlag des Buchhandlung Walter König, Köln – Picaron Editions, Paris 1997.
In 1966, Mel Bochner curated an exhibition of working drawings collected from artist friends and colleagues ( e.a: Carl André, John Cage, Dan Flavin, Dan Graham, Eva Hesse, Sol LeWitt, Robert Smithson, Robert Mangold… ). The work was xeroxed and bound in 4 identical volumes that were mounted in pedestals in the Center of Visual Arts gallery, N.Y. ( December 2 – December 23 1966 ).
This edition is a 1997 re-creation of that event on the occasion of the exhibition « Mel Bochner Projets à l’étude1966 – 1996 » at the Cabinet des Estampes in Geneva, printed from the photocopies dating from the 1966 installation contained in the first binder of « Working Drawings ». 5 volumes (834 p.) printed in a limited edition of only 450 slipcased sets. 4 softcover, glue bound identical volumes in black wrappers presented in a plain cardboard slipcase along with a stapled brochure of bilingual ( English & French ) essays illustrated with black & white photographs .
29 X 27,7 X 5,5 cm
Condition: perfect for the books but the cardboard slipcase has some very light traces of manipulation.