Carl Andre

QUINCY book, 1973
205 x 202 mm., b/w, 48 pp. Together with holograph colour postcard written by Andre (March 13 1974) to ‘TriQuarterly, Number 32: Anti-Object Art’ (Evanston, Illinois, Winter 1975, edited by Perreault). “… the Quincy Book which is not an artwork but an autobiographical critical text.” As Steven Leiber once commented to me, Carl Andre was in self-denial when making this statement. Quincy is a significant artist’s book. It is unique to have the book together with a holographic note by the artist and also very rare to see it complete with the translucent insert /colophon, which states:
Carl Andre – QUINCY / Addison Gallery of American Art, Massachusetts, USA, 1973. / Published in conjunction with two exhibitions: / Carl Andre “Six Alloy Plains”, March 16 – April 8 1973, Addison Gallery of American Art, Massachusetts. / Carl Andre “Seven Books” Passport, Shape and Structure, A Theory of Poetry, One Hundred Sonnets, America Drill, Three Operas, Lyrics and Odes, March 16- April 14, 1973, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts. / Photographs by Dizlo.