ART BY TELEPHONE (This Is A Recording)
Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1969. First Edition. 12î LP record in original black cardboard gate-fold cover, with texts about the artists and introduction by Jan van der Marck. Cover gen- erally near fine. Some rubbing, light soil to one edge. Surface of LP exhibits some mild scuffing; playback unaffected. In original plain paper sleeve. Laid in is the original 2-page press release detailing the exhibit. An unknown contemporary hand has added notes to recto and verso of second leaf regarding Wolf Vostell, Frank O'Hara, among other information. (Item ID: 15314)
Catalogue to the Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit which was to run Nov. 1 - Dec. 14, 1969. Recordings of artists describing projects and installations to museum director Jan van der Marck via long-distance phone call. These projects were then to be executed by the museum on behalf of the artists according to their instructions. Artists include: Siah Armajani, Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, Iain Baxter, Mel Bochner, George Brecht, Jack Burnham, James Lee Byars, Robert Cumming, Francoise Dallegret, Jan Dibbets, John Giorno, Rob- ert Grosvenor, Hans Haacke, Richard Hamilton, Dick Higgins, Davi Det Hompson, Robert Huot, Alain Jacquet, Edward Kienholz, Joseph Kosuth, Les Levine, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg, Dennis Oppenheim, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Guenther Uecker, Stan Van Der Beek, Bernar Venet, Frank Lincoln Viner, Wolf Vostell, William Wegman, and William T. Wiley. Though a landmark of conceptual art, the exhibition was never mounted due to technical difficulties. Nevertheless, this LP remains a seminal document. Rare this com- plete, in this condition, and with press release. [BROKEN MUSIC p. 88].