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Esopus 7

Publisher: New York: Esopus Foundation LTD, 2006
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 0976164140
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112555



First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated, laminated wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Edited by Tod Lippy. Includes notes on the contributors and a CD. 142 pp., illustrated throughout. 11-1/2 x 9 inches.


Near Fine. Distributor's "remainer" mark in black market at top edge of text block.


From the publisher: "The seventh issue of this sophisticated and unpredictable biannual includes artists' projects by Frank Benson (a 15 x 27 inch poster), Kira Lynn Harris (removable inserts), and Gareth Jones, as well as a collaboration between Alex and Vincent Katz. It also features the battle drawings of 13-year-old Alex Brown, 100 frames from Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Tropical Malady (with commentary by Dennis Lim), David Greenberger's "Tiny Book of Smokes," Angus Trumble's "1727 in Retrospect," and new fiction by Vivien Shotwell. Esopus 7 also inaugurates two new series: "Modern Artifacts," presented in partnership with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and featuring never-before-published documents from MoMA's archives (in this case, a full set of Alfred H. Barr Jr.'s preparatory sketches for his iconic "Cubism and Modern Art" diagram) and "Guarded Opinions," in which museum and gallery guards are asked to offer their critical perspectives on the art they oversee. The issue closes with a piece by Tarcher Penguin Editor-in-Chief Mitch Horowitz examining the influence of Ouija on American culture. The seventh invitational CD takes "Ouija" as its theme. Participants include The Rosebuds, El Perro del Mar, Excepter, the Focus Group, the Earlies, Asobi Seksu and seven others."