Many black & white text illus.  pp. Small 8vo (210 x 135 mm.), orig. pictorial wrappers (spine worn), staple-bound. Toronto: 1976.
Art Metropole’s very scarce third catalogue of books, periodicals, films, and videotapes. Two years before Printed Matter was established in New York, Art Metropole became the first large-scale distributor of artists’ publications in North America. The collective General Idea (AA Bronson, Felix Partz & Jorge Zontal), which had been working with printed matter since the creation of FILE in 1972, founded this artist-run space in 1974.
Expanding greatly on Art Metropole’s previous catalogues, which primarily featured North American artists, No. 3 included many more listings by artists from around the world. In addition to works by Baldessari, Beuys, Buren, Huebler, Knowles, LeWitt, Resnick, Rot, Schwegler, Vostell, Stokes & Douglas, etc., this catalogue offers publications from Edition Hansjörg Mayer, Beau Geste Press, Something Else Press, Visual Studies Workshop, and General Idea. We also find numerous exhibition catalogues, special editions, and video works.
A near fine copy. Due to a printing error, there are two states of this catalogue; in the first state (this copy), two pages from the Film section are mistakenly placed among the Publications.
❧ See “Art Metropole’s Publications and Events History with Related Ephemera, January 1971 – April 2006,” on the National Gallery of Canada website.
Item ID: 9207