Allen Ruppersberg: 23 Pieces. Design and Photography by Gary Krueger. Self-published 1968. Unpaged [32pp.] Octavo [small size] Stiff wrappers. Spiral Bound. 23 black-and-white reproductions.
Famed L.A. Conceptualist Allen Ruppersberg's very first artist's book!
Ruppersberg's retrospective catalogue cum artist's book, You and Me or the Art of Give and Take (JRP|Ringier) was selected as one of the best photobooks of 2009 by Alec Soth. See his blog post about 24 Pieces (the artist's second book) HERE.
"Allen Ruppersberg (born 1944) came of age as an artist in late-1960s Los Angeles, where he was part of the burgeoning L.A. Conceptual movement--that unique band of artists that included Bas Jan Ader, Ger van Elk, William Leavitt, Allan McColllum and William Wegman. Like these artists and other L.A. Conceptual pioneers such as Ed Ruscha and John Baldessari, Ruppersberg used photographs (both made and found) in combination with text and narrative strategies to mingle, blend and upend both fiction and fact"--from the publisher of You and Me or the Art of Give and Take.
Slight curve to front wrapper; else Fine.