Vienna: Wiener Secession, 2000. Very Good. Item #10584
Vienna: Wiener Secession, 2000. First Edition. Laid-in note signed and inscribed: "Dear Brenda—I wanted you to have the catalogue of my new (solo!) work. Best regards, AA Bronson." Quarto (30x21cm); 40pp. Photographs throughout. All text in parallel German and English.
Black card covers over sewn gatherings. Title and author's name printed in black on black on front cover. Covers are clean with very faint edgewear. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Vancouver-born AA Bronson, né Michael Tims in 1946, was the founder in Toronto in 1969 of the artistic trio "General Idea" with Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal, both of whom died of AIDS in 1994. This catalog of Bronson's autobiographical solo work contains a doublespread of the posthumous photograph Bronson made of Felix Partz on 5 June 1994. De profundis.
The laid-in presentation note on Bronson's letterhead is to Brenda Richardson, a leading advocate for insider art, outsider art, and allsider art who served as chief curator and formidable deputy director at the Baltimore Museum of Art for almost 25 years.