books by performance artists kaprow parr qca exhibition 2017

books by performance artists

Allan Kaprow
USA 1927-2006


Sweet Wall Testimonials (1976)
Two texts by performance artist Allan Kaprow with 40 illustrations from the artist’s drawings and photographs by Dick Higgins and Lee Ottingner.
Documentation of the happening “Sweet Wall” and the activity “Testimonials”, which were organised in Berlin in 1970 and 1976 respectively by gallery Block. Performance artist Alan Kaprow and his collaborators built ‘Sweet Wall’ near the wall dividing Berlin. It was built with cinder blocks and held together with bread and jam acting as mortar. Sweet Wall parodied the real Berlin Wall. 36pp. 22.8 x 15cm
Kaprow stated, “It enclosed nothing, separated no one. It was built in a desolated area close to the real Berlin Wall. The real Wall divided a city against itself… As parody, Sweet Wall was about an idea of a wall. The Berlin Wall was an idea, too.” Edition Block. Photographer Carl Warner.
Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions

Mike Parr
Australia


Thought for the Day
(1972)
Spiral bound book with typed title on small piece of white paper adhered to cover. Thought for the Day consists of 10 stiff card pages each is headed and accompanied by a rubber stamped date. Dates are from 4 Jan 1972 – 5 March 1972. The lines allowed for the Thought for the day on each page have been left blank. 20.7 x 13cm.
The artist. Photographer Carl Warner.
Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions