From printed certificate of authenticity: Catalogue No. 30 (1).
Single printed sheet & large crumpled and folded sheet (ca. 440 x 600), printed on both sides. San Francisco: .
A very rare Steven Leiber (1957-2012) catalogue, one of approximately 100 copies produced. Numbered by Leiber as no. 30, Steven Leiber Catalogs has it as his 36th (March 1999). Imitating Duchamp’s celebrated poster and a work by Martin Creed, this catalogue is also very rare. Our copy is complete with the tongue-in-cheek certificate of authenticity for “A Sheet of 24 x 18 inch paper printed on both sides crumpled into a ball.”
The catalogue itself offers artists’ books by Roberta Allen, Eleanor Antin, Daniel Buren, Hanne Darboven, Felipe Ehrenberg, Barbara Ess, Ken Friedman, Michael Gibbs, Sol LeWitt, David Mayor, Maurizio Nannucci, Adrian Piper, Ed Ruscha, Cecilia Vicuña, Joyce Wieland, Andrea Zittel, etc.
“Modeled after Martin Creed’s Work No. 88 (1995), and the poster created by Marcel Duchamp for DADA 1916-23, held at Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (April 15-May 9, 1953). Duchamp had most examples of the poster crumpled to resemble trash.”–Steven Leiber Catalogs.
As close to fine as can be hoped because of the intended crumpling. With the original envelope and label addressed to Leiber himself, unmailed. There are just three WorldCat records for this catalogue: Banff Centre for the Arts, Museum of Modern Art (NY), and Victoria & Albert Museum.
❧ Steven Leiber Catalogs (2019), pp. 151–53.
Item ID: 8191