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Conceptual Art Exhibition Catalogue

The Boardwalk Show.

Atlantic City, New Jersey/Washington, DC: Protetch-Rivkin, 1971. Quarto (27.5 x 21 cm). Original printed self-wrappers; 20 pp., profusely illustrated throughout. Gentle toning, small area of staining along top edge of cover, overall very good.

Exhibtion catalogue in the form of a newspaper, published in conjunction with the Spring Joint Computer Conference held at the Atlantic City Convention Hall form May 18-20, 1971, and a parallel exhibition held by the Protetch-Rivkin Gallery from Washington, DC. The first page contains a brief introduction: "Art, Science - Exploration and Development of Ideas", while each subsequent page of the catalogue is devoted to a different artist's contribution.

According to a December 29, 1989 article from the Washington Post, the Protetch-Rivkin Gallery was founded by Max Protetch and Harold Rivkin in 1969 when the two were "bored graduate students at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University....As students Protetch, Rivkin and another pal had spent many a weekend speeding to and from Manhattan, where they would soak up the minimalist and conceptualist work that was all the rage in the late '60s. Their talk bemoaning its absence from the Washington scene produced action in the form of the little gallery on 33rd Street, which became headquares south for these art movements, exhibiting work by New York art stars such as Sol LeWitt, Vito Acconci and Joseph Kosuth...Everybody wanted to show in Washington...we were more like a new market than competition."

The artists included in this catalogue are: Vito Acconci, Siah Armajani, Mel Bochner, Ian Burn, Mel Ramsden, James Lee Byers, Joanne Caring, Don Corrigan, Gene Davis, William Denner, Jan Dibbets, Walter Folger, Dan Graham, Craig Kaufman, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Ed McGowin, N.E.Thing Co., and Ian Wilson.

As of March 2023, OCLC locates three holdings of this catalogue in North American institutions.

Book ID: 52772

Price: $1,850.00