pp. 8vo (212 x 149 mm.), orig. pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. Cambridge, UK, & San Francisco: 20th Century Art Archives & Steven Leiber, 1996.
The scarce Leiber catalogue (no. 22) dispersing the remaining holdings of Leif Eriksson’s Swedish Archive of Artists’ Books; produced in an edition of around 250 copies. A great collector and advocate of artists’ publications, Eriksson started his archive in 1978. This catalogue was made in collaboration with Louisa Riley-Smith (20th Century Art Archives), who designed the catalogue. She selected an entrancing image from Annette Messager’s Les Tortures Volontaires (1974) as the cover image.
This catalogue offers artists’ books by Abramovic, Acconci, Andre, Darboven, Downsbrough, Haacke, Huebler, Kaprow, Kawara, LeWitt, Long, Messager, Nauman, Oldenburg, Rot, Ruscha, Tuttle, etc. It also includes a selection of essential reference works on 20th-century art.
Near fine; a few small marks and scuffs to the wrappers.
❧ Steven Leiber Catalogs (2019), pp. 86-87.
Item ID: 8113