[Spine title]: Scheissladen 1998. Steven LEIBER, bookseller.
[Spine title]: Scheissladen 1998.

[Spine title]: Scheissladen 1998.

Many black & white illus. Ca. 328 photocopied pages. Large 4to, orig. red three-ring binder (290 x 272 mm.), title stickers on upper cover and spine (a little frayed), four numbered dividers. San Francisco: S. Leiber, August 1998.

One of Leiber’s most sought-after creations, his 35th catalogue. It is based on the infamous exhibition catalogue for documenta 5 (1972), designed by Ed Ruscha. For the upper cover of that catalogue, Ruscha famously formed the number “5“ using ant shapes. For this catalogue, Leiber has mimicked that motif with “S L,” his initials, on the upper cover and echoed in the title, Scheissladen, a German term we will not translate here. The present catalogue contains a wealth of information on artists’ books, art ephemera, rare exhibition catalogues, etc. From an edition of ca. 100 copies.

Very good copy.

❧ Steven Leiber Catalogs (2019), pp. 144-50.

Price: $1,000.00

Item ID: 7230