Commonpress: Box, Boxing, Boxers, No. 5. Edited by Ulises Carrión, 1978. Ulises CARRIÓN.

Commonpress: Box, Boxing, Boxers, No. 5. Edited by Ulises Carrión, 1978.

40 photocopied pages (incl. wrappers), with many illus., stamp on upper wrapper. Small 4to (212 x 155 mm.), orig. pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. N.p.: 1978.

The extremely rare fifth issue of Commonpress, guest-edited by Carrión and devoted to boxing, one of the artist’s life-long passions. Based on floating editorship, this mail art periodical comprised works contributed by fellow artists that were then photocopied. Carrión solicited projects from Klaus Groh, Anna Banana, Bill Gaglione, Pawel Petasz, Robin Crozier, Silva Marcondes, etc. On the inside of the lower wrapper, Carrión writes: “The question now arises: has this anthology Primarily to do with art? Or, has it to do with box? (And this question is valid, regardless of the plurality of meanings of the word ‘box’, which lead some participants to take it as meaning ‘sport’ and some others as ‘receptacle’.)”

A fine copy. Produced in an edition of 300 copies.

❧ Juan J. Agius ed., Ulises Carrión & The Big Monster (2014), p. 81. Guy Schraenen ed., Dear reader. Don’t read. (2016), p. 218. U. Carrión, Quant aux Livres (2008), p. 203.

Price: $950.00

Item ID: 7209

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