3 –> ∞: new multiple art, at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London E.1, 19 November 1970 - 3 January 1971. ARTS COUNCIL OF GREAT BRITAIN.

3 –> ∞: new multiple art, at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London E.1, 19 November 1970 - 3 January 1971.

Many text illus. 86 pp. Large 4to, printed semi-stiff wrappers. London: 1970.

An important exhibition catalogue that is now scarce. This was an impressive survey of artists’ multiples undertaken by the Arts Council. The catalogue begins with essays by Janet Daley, Karl Gerstner, Reyner Banham, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and Anthony Wedgwood Benn, along with a reprinting of John Berger’s “Love of art”. A handful of books and book objects were featured, including the work of Ruscha, Samaras, Ulrichs, and Vostell. Two Beuys entries The chief and How to explain paintings to a dead hare (on p. 21) are included “free with this catalogue.” Since nearly all of the items are priced, this was evidently a selling exhibition.

Near fine copy; minor wear to the extremities. Hayward Gallery price sticker on lower wrapper. Printed in an edition of 4000 copies.

❧ A. Desjardin, The Book on Books on Artists Books (2nd ed.: 2013) 2.

Price: $225.00

Item ID: 7576