Copy of the Xerox book curated by Jack Wendler and Seth Siegelaub with contributions of 25 consecutive pages each from the conceptual artists: Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Korsuth, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Lawrence Weiner. A photocopy of the Xerox book is on permanent display, at Banner Repeater, and it exemplifies the attempt to make available an otherwise hard to access item; one invested in the desire at the time to de-commodify art by printing cheaply as a Xerox (but actually realised as a lithograph edition), which integrated seamlessly into the market as a precious object. The copy we first acquired came about by being photocopied to allow people to browse the book for the Jack Wendler exhibition at Chelsea space, eventually achieving its intended status. A small library of these is growing with on-going contributions. They are intended for educational purposes only, and have no monetary value.
Each Xerox book copy details its precedent: as a copy of a copy of a copy, and so on, and maps how it became part of the library, and the photocopier used in the printing of each copy. This copy is the XeroX copy of the copy; Rollo Press, Switzerland, swapped with copy of the copy of the copy Donald Smith, removing the additional material; ""Earl Brown manuscript, 1972,"" copying the copy given to Chris Rawcliffe by Jack Wendler, but ignoring the page chance in the section; Carl Andre, Eastside Projects, International Project Space library, Birmingham (bookswap). CANON iR 105.
The text BOOK SHOW refers to an exhibition of the same name that took place at Eastside Projects in Birmingham, UK in 2010. This copy of the XeroX book was exhibited as a part of the show. The white softcover bears some wear and tear and marks of its use and the text from the label on the rear inside cover has started to copy itself onto the opposite page. The spine shows the surnames of the contributors: 'ANDRE BARRY HUEBLER KOSUTH LEWITT MORRIS WEINER' and the editors 'Siegelaub /Wendler N. Y.'