Gent; Imschoot, Uitgevers; 1992; 21,7 x 15cm; 176pp. Anthracite cover, blind stamped with picture glued onto cover, ecru paper, with black and grey printing, hand-tipped plates. Hard cover edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. This is copy 46/50.
Artist book in a deluxe edition, condition as new (light spot on the right picture is due to reflection).
‘Shadow background is provided by the collected letters of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s friend and collaborator, Paul Engelmann, upon which hand-tipped photographs tell of the ongoing destruction of Ghent, Belgium. Ref.1
- Joseph Kosuth (born January 31, 1945) is an American conceptual artist, lives in New York and London, after having resided in various cities in Europe, including Ghent and Rome. One of the wave of conceptual artists to emerge in the late 1960s, he frequently uses language or texts in his works, including definitions. Ref.2
- Imschoot Uitgevers In 1987 publishing house Imschoot (Ghent- Belgium) started an exceptional series of artists’ books made by international artists ( Giovanni Anselmo, Sol LeWitt, John Baldessari, Lawrence Weiner, Hanne Darboven, Robert Barry, Christian Boltanski, Dan Graham, a.o.). Ref. Johan Pas
In addition to the regular softcover edition (500 to 1000 copies), a deluxe hardcover edition was also issued in a very limited edition, numbered and signed by the artists.
The publishing house ceased its activities in 2006.