Michalis Pichler (Ed.)
Seth Siegelaub, (b. 1941–2013, New York) curator, gallery owner and author is best known for his promotion of conceptual art in New York during the 1960s and ‘70s. Books and Ideas after Seth Siegelaub looks at the books produced by Siegelaub in the ‘60s and their renewed influence on artists and their publications today. Pichler, curator of the exhibition at the Center for Book Arts NY (2013), offers this catalog as a window into an ongoing conceptual discourse with Siegelaub’s books as the platform. Extensive illustrations and bibliographic details are featured including Siegelaub’s Xerox Book (1968), which was printed in offset but has since been xeroxed and openly reproduced by numerous artists and publishers. His publications, often taken as starting points for new projects, are substantial artworks in their own right. Also included: Siegelaub’s work with the Art Workers’ Coalition, a draft of The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement on contemporary art and activism, and a last interview with Siegelaub by Pichler.
6 ¾ x 9 ½ in. / 128 pp / 120 b&w
Retail Price: $26.00
THE CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS, NEW YORK