Light wear with minor unobtrusive chipping and closed tear to top spine and adjacent back of dust jacket.
26 5/16” x 39 3/16”Bird Flying poster machine-folded as issued and laid in.
Barbara Ess' copy with her Just Another Asshole stamp to front free endpaper and front dust jacket flap.
Interview with the artist by Tim Rollins. Text by Susan Cahan. Short story by Jan Avgikos
"I wanted to make a show that would disappear completely. It had a lot to do with disappearance and learning. It was also about trying to be a threat to the art-marketing system, and also, to be really honest, it was about being generous to a certain extent. [..] Freud said that we rehearse our fears in order to lessen them. In a way this ‘‘letting go’’ of the work—this refusal to make a static form, a monolithic sculpture, in favor of a disappearing, changing, unstable, and fragile form—was an attempt on my part to rehearse my fears of having Ross disappear day by day right in front of my eyes.’’ —Felix Gonzales-Torres
Felix Gonzales-Torres is best known for installations and public artworks that invite the viewer’s direct participation. In this interview with Tim Rollins, Gonzales-Torres talks about his commitment to social change and his understanding of his role as an artist in effecting that change.