Janine Antoni (Ink Tree Edition)
Publisher: Küsnacht, Switzerland and Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Ink Tree Edition and Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2000
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 108390
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boardsw with title stamped in silver on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. Installations and performances by Janine Antoni. Text by Nancy Spector, Dan Cameron, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Marina Warner, Amy Cappellazzo and Rosa Martinez. Includes a list of works and a biography. Designed by Mattias Givell, Stockholm. 162 pp., with 112 four-color plates, finely printed in Germany by Dr. Cantz'sche Druckerei. 11-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches.
Near Fine (bumps to crown of spine and rear corners, else Fine.)
From the publisher: "Janine Antoni has played a leading role in performance and installation art during the past decade. She had placed her own body at the center of her work, exploring how the body is both absent and present, visible and invisible. Part of Antoni's groundbreaking method has been to use her body both as an art object and as a functioning tool, as canvas, palette and paintbrush--she ''draws'' with a twitch of her eyelashes, ''paints'' with her hair, and ''sculpts'' blocks of fat with her teeth. On the other hand, Antoni just as often takes as her point of departure the sleeping, resting, more or less prenatal body. In Slumber, an electric encephalograph is used to record the instinctive movements of her pupils, and the resulting graphic pattern is integrated into a weaving piece the day after, which, in turn, serves as her blanket at night. The first monograph devoted to Antoni, this brilliant new volume documents the artist's major works in full color, alongside insightful essays."