Fine in fine dust jacket. (RUPPERSBERG, ALLEN). Singerman, Howard & Allen Ruppersberg. Julia Brown, Editor. ALLEN RUPPERSBERG: THE SECRET OF LIFE AND DEATH (VOLUME I 1969-1984)-DELUXE LIMITED HARDBOUND EDITION WITH AN ARTWORK ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Signed by the Artist. Los Angeles & Santa Barbara, CA: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles & Black Sparrow Press, 1985. First Edition 1/250 Deluxe. 4to. Illustrated Boards in Jacket. Artist Monograph. Fine/Near Fine. 128pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Barbara Martin. With a chronology, exhibition history and bibliography. This is the exhibition catalogue cum artist's book published in conjunction with a 1984 Allen Ruppersberg retrospective that traveled from Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art to New York's New Museum. Limited to two hundred and fifty copies only, this deluxe edition is hand bound in decorative boards by Earl Gray and features an artwork/multiple by the wry conceptual artist entitled "Love Me Tender" (which incorporates a primitive electronic "music box" that plays a highly syrupy version of the Elvis Presley classic when opened) bound in. A most handsome example additionally BOLDLY SIGNED "Al Ruppersberg" in black ink on the title page (whose easily replaceable, tiny watch-type battery has run dead after thirty years) in the publisher's unprinted white paper jacket, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value-we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-914357-07-7 Inventory Number: 018934.
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