Many black & white illus.  pp. Small 4to, printed softcover. Münster: Westfälischer Kunstverein, 1973.
Signed copy of this uncommon Christian Boltanski (1944-2021) artist’s book. It not only photographically documents the possessions of the titular Oxonian but also the numerous rejections Boltanski received from museums and cultural institutions around Europe. Text in parallel French, English, German. The photographs were taken by Peter Ibsen, director of Oxford’s Museum of Modern Art.
A fine copy, signed by the artist and numbered with a stamp (no. 280) on the title-page. Unknown edition size, though according to Calle, 50 copies were numbered with a stamp, like ours.
❧ J. Flay, ed., Christian Boltanski, Catalogue: Books, Printed Matter, Ephemera 1966-1991 (1992) 31.
B. Calle, Christian Boltanski: Livres d’Artiste, 1969-2007 (2008), p. 32.
Item ID: 8492