Pickpocket / SheShe. Ludus, Linder Sterling.

Pickpocket / SheShe

Manchester: New Hormones, 1980. First edition. 4to, [16] pp. [including covers], offset printed, saddle-stapled and laid into a printed folder, housed in a plastic bag with with an audio cassette and photographically illustrated pin. New Hormones Catalog No. 1.

An artist's book by Linder Sterling, featuring shorts texts by her matched with photographs of her by Christine Birrer, and issued with a cassette by the project Ludus, of which Sterling was a member. Sterling's early photomontages helped to form the collage aesthetic of the first wave of British punk, with her early work appearing on the Buzzcock's Orgasm Addict single and in the Secret Public zine. This is one of her early works dealing with what she termed self-collages - potent deconstructions of the portrayal of femininity at the dawn of the 1980's. The work was reprinted as individual prints in an edition of three, and formed the basis of an installation at Tate Modern in 2007. Somewhat scarce complete - copies often have at least one of the elements missing.

Contents fine. Plastic bag clouded, but completely intact and very good. Item #25184

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