36 color photographs, film negatives, and a printed price-list. San Francisco: 2000.
An extremely rare and complete example of Steven Leiber’s 38th catalogue, of which only approximately 47 copies were made and sent to his clientele. Each copy is unique. The catalogue was modeled after Dinos and Jake Chapman’s multiple Aygotic Exposure (1996). Leiber’s clients received a roll of film that they had to develop in order to view the catalogue’s offerings. The original roll is not present for obvious reasons. Leiber took the photographs in his grandmother’s home, casually staging the artworks around the house; his office and inventory were situated in her basement. One image depicts a General Idea scarf multiple draped over Leiber’s grandmother, another unflattering photograph shows Leiber himself laying down next to a large-format print.
As recorded on the price-list, the catalogue offers high-priced works by Acconci, Beuys, Boltanski, Brecht, Burden, Clemente, Darboven, Filliou, General Idea, Holzer, R. Johnson, Klein, Levine, Pettibone, Rainer, Ulay, Weems, Weiner, etc.
Pristine copy of this ingenious and legendary bookseller catalogue.
❧ Steven Leiber Catalogs (2019), pp. 155-60.
Item ID: 8283