GENÈVE: ECART, 1974. First edition of 500, of which this is no. 135. Softcover 4to in white wrappers with a white linen spine, with pages printed in black, gray, green, blue, umber, and red on various paper types, including a few on transparent vellum, and one tipped in shorter die cut sheet. Unpaginated (ca. 84 pp.) Text mostly in English, some French, Spanish, and Hungarian.
Catalogue in the form of an artists’ book by Endre Tót created in preparation for his solo exhibition at Ecart in Geneva the summer of 1974 featuring his correspondence with Fluxus artist John Armleder. Includes reproductions of handwritten and typed letters, postcards, and Tót’s typewriter artwork on appropriated postcards among other elements. The exhibition showcased Tót’s 'one dozen rain pOstCarDs 1971–73,' which had also been published by Albrecht/d. at Reflection Press one year earlier. The tipped in sheet consists of a typewritten letter by Tót addressed to Jorge Glusberg at Centro de Arte y Comunicación reproduced in the signature CAyC format with opposing corners die cut at an angle. The letter begins in Spanish, and by the fourth line, most words have been replaced by Tót’s hallmark upper and lowercase o’s. The same letter, with a slight alteration replacing Jorge Glusberg’s name with Amelia Glusberg’s, is reproduced as one of Tót’s contributions in the exhibition catalogue 'hungría 74 en el cayc: muestra presentada por el centro de arte y comunicación, noviembre–diciembre 1974,' issued by CAyC in Buenos Aires later that fall. Both letters have the same postscript message in Spanish along the bottom margin which translates to 'P.S. This is an audio-visual letter!' We are glad to learn 1974 was a busy year for the Hungarian artist.
Very good with trace amounts of age toning and rubbing to covers, and a bump at lower-right corner of text block affecting most of the pages. Item #973
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