Berkeley: Berkeley University Art Museum, 1973. Very Good. Item #9937
Berkeley: University Art Museum, 1973. First Edition; one of 2000 copies printed. Oblong quarto (20.5x25.5x1cm); too avant-garde to be paginated, but we used our fingers: [136pp]. Almost all pages devoted to B&W full-page photographs of Terry Fox’s performance art.
Photographic wraps. Covers and textblock published with biblically rounded corners. Spine is creased—but gatherings are sewn, so all pages remain secure. Some faint tanning to cover edges and spine.
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 movingly influenced by his battle with Hodgkin’s disease. This volume served as the catalog for his first solo museum show, at the University Art Museum in Berkeley. It comes to us directly from the library of its author and the curator of Fox’s show, Brenda Richardson.
Two years after the Fox show, Richardson would take on the curatorial leadership of the Baltimore Museum of Art, where she would soon be heralded as one of the most formidable pillars and modernist advocates of the East Coast museum scene.