144 Blocks & Stones Portland ORE Carl Andre 1973 PCVA For Robert Smithson.
Place Published: Portland, OR:
Publisher: Portland Center for the Visual Arts,
Date Published: 1973.
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 17875
Square 8vo. Offset printed; saddle-stapled wraps. With printed sheet of vellum paper laid in, as issued. Artist's book issued as a catalog for this early exhibition at the important and groundbreaking Portland art space, which was recently the subject of an exhibition at the new art space YU. Andre's exhibition consisted of 144 locally scavenged river stones, each placed on a concrete block. PCVA accomplished a great deal on a relatively small budget, aided in part by artists. For this exhibition, each separate piece was sold, with proceeds to PCVA. A landmark exhibition not only for Andre, but also for the history of conceptual art in Portland. The catalog prints no text; Andre suggested the addition of the printed vellum leaf, which dedicates the work to the then-recently deceased Robert Smithson. This copy has a small, approximately 1" area of wrinkling from prior exposure to moisture; this has only a barely noticeable effect on the catalog, but is noticeably visible on the upper left corner of the insert. Otherwise, a very good copy showing only light wear. Scarce.