|Bockris, Victor; [Warhol, Andy]; [Ali, Muhammad]|
|First Edition, Limited Edition of 750 Copies Paperback|
|Very Good Staple-bound b/w photo-illustrated wraps; 113x113mm; pp. , with b/w photo-illustrations showing Andy Warhol and Muhammad Ali together, printed on the recto only. Covers a little scuffed along spine and edges; rear cover dust-smudged. Inscription on inside front cover, otherwise internally clean and unmarked.|
PHOTOBOOKS CHALLENGING THE EDGES OF THE MEDIUM. A conversation with Paul Kooiker about two newsprint editions on photobooks, in cooperation with Erik Kessels and published by APE: Terrible Awesome Photobooks and Incredible Small Photobooks by
Then you also selected expensive antiquarian books, as Nothing Happens (1978) by Victor Bockris [Andy Warhol]. The sales price on Auction.fr is 300 euros. Is this booklet part of your collection?
No, that’s Erik’s…
I read a description on Abebooks.com – in fact, I am able to find there more bibliographic data on the selections than in your newspaper, Haha …Apparently Nothing Happens is a catalogue of the Whitney Museum containing portraits from the 1970s.
What you see is Andy Warhol standing next to Mohamed Ali! It is a meeting between those two icons and they look past each other. There are four to six pictures in that booklet. And that’s it. You look at two celebrities, standing awkwardly close to each other. It is a mysterious book, one of my favourites. And square booklets are often so ugly, but this one’s just right. You hardly find square books these days…