Artform. Steven LEIBER, bookseller.


Many black & white illus. 72, [8] pp. Large 4to (255 x 255 mm.), orig. glossy color pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. [From page 2]: San Francisco: April 1996.

One of Leiber’s most accomplished creations, his scarce and great 24th catalogue, imitating Artforum; produced in an edition of 200 copies. It offered art ephemera and the descriptions are made to look like advertisements and articles. As clearly laid out in the table of contents, this homage offered materials by or related to Beuys, Rauschenberg, Johns, Ray Johnson, Vostell, Burden, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Levine, Robert Indiana, Oldenburg, Dick Higgins and the Something Else Press, Gilbert & George, LeWitt, Pistoletto, Weiner, etc., etc. A number of the items are illustrated with photographs by J. John Priola. The full-bleed image on the lower cover, “Lemon picker,” is a blurry photograph of Leiber’s grandmother, Rose Holtz, in whose basement his premises were located (see Steven Leiber Catalogs, p. 232). It imitates the advertisements placed in Artforum by the gallerist Bruno Bischofberger in the early 1990s.

A near fine copy; a bit of wear to the spine.

Steven Leiber Catalogs (2019), pp. 97-101.

Price: $1,500.00

Item ID: 8114