Torino: Edizione il punto, 1970. Edition of 1,000 of which this is no. 0994. Small 8vo in printed card stock wrappers. Unpaginated (ca. 30 pp.) Text in French and Italian.
A small program featuring concrete poetry and artwork for an imagined art festival that never actually took place. Organized by Chopin, Béguier, Berni, Bertini, Blaine, and et Wolman, with supposed contributions and performances by Brion Gysin, Dom Sylvester Houédard, and Gil Wolman, the festival’s intent was to poke fun at the arrogance and standards of the art world and push against materialism. In turn, the imagination of the festival itself ‘was’ the artwork, making the point that conception of ideas is the root of all art.
Very good with trace amounts of rubbing, foxing, and darkening to covers, spotting to front and rear blank endpapers, and age toning throughout. Item #496