Front cover image for Marcel Broodthaers

Marcel Broodthaers

Print Book, English, 1990
[Buzz Spector], [Chicago], 1990
artists' books (books)
223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
An altered copy of: Marcel Broodthaers. Minneapolis : Walker Art Center ; New York : Rizzoli, 1989
Each page (but not the endpapers) has been brushed with gesso. The leaves of the text have then been torn out parallel to the spine, the first a few mm. from it. Each subsequent leaf has been torn out slightly farther from the spine, until the last leaf is missing only a few mm. parallel to its foredge. The text block as altered thus slopes from left to right. It presents a textured surface formed by the torn edges, with bits of text and ill. showing through the gesso where the foredges of pages as altered extend beyond those of pages closer to the spine
Cover title
Signed on back pastedown in ink: Buzz Spector, 1990
From an ed. of 10 (notation in ink on back free endpaper)