Near Fine. Item #10950
Essen and Berlin: Museum Folkwang and daadgalerie, 1982. First Edition. Signed and warmly inscribed. Small Quarto (26x21x1cm); 100pp, including exhibition and performance lists and chronology. Photographic illustrations in B&W and document reproductions throughout. Text in both German and English.
Inscription: "For Brenda and Carol with all best memories and love! a hug in thought! —Terry, Vico Storto Purgatorio ad Arco 9, 80138 Napoli."
Covers and textblock both Near Fine, though with a publishing témoin in the form of slight rippling to the card spine. Spine is otherwise uncreased and uncracked.
Fox (1943-2008) was one of the first proponent-practitioners and sibylline maniacs behind Conceptual Art, notably in its video and performance art forms, creating work that was movingly influenced by his battle with Hodgkin’s disease. This volume comes to us directly from the library of one of his first influential advocates, Brenda Richardson, to whom Fox inscribed this copy at his residence in Naples.
Richardson, whose curatorial career began at the Berkeley Museum of Art on the West Coast, would eventually serve as Chief Curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and came to be viewed as one of the most formidable pillars and advocates of modernism on the East Coast museum scene.