Why I Got Into Art (Vaseline Muses)
  • artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white
  • 21 x 14 cm.
  • [unpaginated]
  • edition size 1000
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 3883751510

Why I Got Into Art (Vaseline Muses)

Anonymous, Mike Kelley, Diedrich Diederichsen

Why I Got Into Art (Vaseline Muses)

description

Artist's book by "Anonymous," aka: Mike Kelley, detailing why he got into art -- naked women. Essay by Diedrich Diederichsen. Contains 22 photographs, in black-and-white, manipulated to have soft-core porn qualities of Yoko Ono, Lynda Benglis, Hannah Wilke, Carolee Schneemann and other woman engaged in nude dance performances, guerrilla actions, happenings, avant-garde theatre, actions, performances, gallery advertisements, body art, gesture art, etc. Published as two entities, back-to-back & upside down from each other, in one volume. Text in English and German.

references

No. 612 in "Die Bücher der Künstler : Publikationen und Editionen seit den sechziger Jahren in Deutschland" by Michael Glasmeier. London / Frankfurt, United Kingdom / German : Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, 1994, pp. 241.
"Artist / Author : Contemporary Artists' Books" by Cornelia Lauf, Clive Phillpot, Glenn O'Brien, Jane Rolo, Brian Wallis, Martha Wilson, Thomas Padon. New York, NY : Distributed Art Publishers / The American Federation of Arts, 1998, pp. 1, 8, 28.
"Sand in der Vaseline : Künstlerbüucher 1980 -2 002" by Uwe Koch, Sabine Roeder, Dorothea Klein, Klaus Pohl, Melitta Kliege. Köln, Germany : Verlag der Buchandlung Walther König, 2003, pp. 67.