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Dorothy Iannone

Speaking to Each Other (title from spine). [Alternate title: Speaking to you, Dorothy / Mary Harding / Speaking to you, Mary / Dorothy Iannone / Speaking to Each Other on the Occasion of our Birthday, August 9, 1977.]

Unpaginated (altogether 65 pp.) artists' book reproducing handwritten love letters, songs, and free verse by Iannone and Harding, followed by reproductions of the same in German (translated by Dieter Schwarz), bound in pictorial concertina boards portfolio together with two audio cassettes of the artists reading to one another, in English and German, with illustrated end papers and colophon. Square 4to. Berlin, Boston, Rensselaer Falls, Flayosc, Zurich (The Passion Press) 1977. From the edition of 200, signed and numbered by Iannone and Harding.

Dorothy Iannone was born in te United States but spent most of her career working in Berlin. Particularly known for her overt, erotic themes, colorful and whimsical autobiographical works which depict female sexuality, and synthetic use of image, text, and sound, this limited artist edition exemplifies Iannone's performative and intermedia work from the 1970s when she was associated with Fluxus and Dieter Roth. It is related in form and concept to an important series of sound-boxes she made in the mid-70s, the focus of a 2014 retrospective at the Berlinische Galerie. A scarce and beautifully composed work; as of April 2020, WorldCat finds only three copies in North American institutions.

Book ID: 50705

Price: $3,500.00