Item ID: 8157 Art by Tape, Not by Nam June Paik. Steven LEIBER, bookseller.
Art by Tape, Not by Nam June Paik.

Cassette Tape as Catalogue

Art by Tape, Not by Nam June Paik.

Single folded sheet with inkjet color illus., and printed text on both sides (277 x 102 mm. folded), laid in original plastic cassette case (a little worn), and original audio cassette. [From the folded sheet]: San Francisco: April 1998.

A very rare Leiber catalogue (no. 32), and one of his most ingenious vehicles for offering materials. The catalogue consists of an audio cassette, its case, and a list laid-in the case. “Artists, curators, art librarians, and others associated with the art world were faxed catalog entries with instructions to call and read the entry aloud over Steven Leiber’s answering machine. These recordings were then included on the enclosed audio cassette. The title of this catalog is derived from a Nam June Paik mailing.”–Steven Leiber Catalogs.

It offers books, ephemera, periodicals, and artworks by or related to Beuys, Barbara Bloom, Brecht, Brouwn, Jeanne Dunning, Feldmann, Filliou, Flavin, Gober, Holzer, Johns, Ray Johnson, Kounellis, Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, Pettibone, Rosenquist, Roth, Vautier, Warhol, Weiner. etc.

In near fine condition; minor wear to the case. WorldCat records just two copies in the United States. Produced in an edition of around 100 copies.

Steven Leiber Catalogs (2019), p. 135.

Price: $1,500.00

Item ID: 8157