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 of the copy: Donald Smith, re-ordering the page order to copy the copy given by Jack Wendler to Chris Rawcliffe. CANON iR 105.
This copy has no text on the spine. This copy has a white card stock softcover that bears some light marks of its previous circulation: some scuffs and small dents.