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23, 24 & 25 pieces

Allen Ruppersberg - 23, 24 & 25 pieces
The book is the republication of 23 Pieces (1968-1969) and 24 Pieces (1970), and the first publication of 25 Pieces (whose lay-out and content were decided by the artist in 1971). Reproducing the original material, the book presents itself as a single volume including the three projects and a brochure with two books by Ruppersberg were becoming impossible to find. Their republication, accompanied by the release of the third volume offers an invaluable occasion to measure the importance of these works in the history of artist's books as well as in the West-coast development of conceptual art.
Allen Ruppersberg (born 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio) came of age as an artist in the late 1960s in Los Angeles, where he was part of the burgeoning Conceptual movement of that time and place. The artists with whom he allied himself most closely in those early years were Bas Jan Ader and Ger Val Elk, both Dutch, but living in the area at that time, as well as William Leavitt, Allan McColllum, and William Wegman. Like these artists and other Los Angeles Conceptual pioneers such as Ed Ruscha and John Baldessari, Ruppersberg used photographs he made or found in combination with text and narrative strategies to investigate such issues as the role of the artist, the relationship between nature and culture, text and image, and fiction and fact.
published in 2000
texts in English and French
21 x 16 cm (softcover)
234 pages (71 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-2-940271-04-7
EAN : 9782940271047
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