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Polish Unofficial Art

Wybrane teksty o sztuce, 1948–1977 [Selected texts about art, 1948–1977].

Warsaw: ART TEXT, 1977. Octavo (19.5 × 15 cm). Original cloth-backed printed wrappers; 75 pp. Very good.

First and only edition of this samizdat publication containing works on art theory by painter, photographer, and art theorist Dlubak (1921–2005), who was a leading member of the neo-avant-garde group Permafo, along with Natalia LL (Lach-Lachowicz), Andrzej Lachowicz, and the art critic Antoni Dzieduszycki. Founded in 1970, the group and eponymous Permafo gallery operated until 1981, and were central to the development of conceptual art in Poland. Contains shorter essays, speeches (including at gallery openings), on constructivism, photography, Marxist art theory and other topics, as well as original conceptual texts originally read in various gallery contexts. Published in the ART TEXT series affiliated with Galeria Remont in Warsaw, under the directon of Henryk Gajewski. One of 1000 copies printed. With printed note “Do użytku wewnetrznego” ("For internal use"). Rare; as of November 2019, KVK, OCLC show no copies in North America.

Book ID: 50408

Price: $650.00