(Lewitt et al, Sol)illus. ARTIFACTS AT THE END OF A DECADE. Conceived by Steven Watson, edited and published by Steven Watson and Carol Huebner, New York, 1981. Edition of 100 copies, this copy numbered 97/100. Folio, about 15 x 18 inches, cloth clamshell presentation box, booklet with information about the collaborating artists and the works, title page, amd 42 works by the 44 particpants (collaborations by Harvey Pekar & R. Crumb, and by "Visual Energy" - April Greiman and Jayme Odgers) in various media including glass, ceramic, metal, textile and works on paper by the following artists: Harry Anderson, Laurie Anderson, Charles Arnold, John Ashberry, Bern Boyle, Lucinda Childs, Jane Comfort, R. Crumb, Dan Dailey, Jimmy De Sana, Evergon, Sandi Fellman, Benno Friedman, April Greiman, Martha Holt, James Hong, Betsey Johnson, Sonia Katchian, Christopher Knowles, Robert Kushner, Stephanie Brody Lederman, Sol Lewitt, Jacqueline Livingston, Joan Livingstone, David Lusby, Joan Lyons, Joseph Masheck, Judy McWillie, Joan Nelson, Bea Nettles, Jayme Odgers, Richard Olson, Kingsley Parker, Harvey Pekar, Lucio Pozzi, Don Rodan, Martha Rosler, Michael Sorkin, Soul Artists, Stanley Stellar, Michelle Stuart, Benedict Tisa, Curtis Van Buren, Wenda Von Weise, Philip Warner, Robert Wilson. As issued; many, though not all of the works are signed. In Fine condition except for some fading, a small stain and minor wear to the cloth box. The following biographical information about Steven Watson is quoted from the website of Factorymade: Dr. Steven Watson is a cultural historian who is particularly interested in the dynamics of the twentieth century American avant-garde. After studying English at Stanford University and psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he received his Ph.D. in 1976 and worked for nineteen years as the staff psychologist of a community mental health clinic. He simultaneously began writing books about key circles of the twentieth century, and several such books have been published: Strange Bedfellows: The First American Avant-Garde (Abbeville, 1991), The Harlem Renaissance: Hub of African-American Culture 1920-1930 (Pantheon,1995), and The Birth of the Beat Generation: Visionaries, Rebels and Hipsters 1944-1960 (Pantheon, 1995); his two most recent books are Prepare for Saints: Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson and the Mainstreaming of American
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