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Shame & Scandal: The Taboo in the Arts - RuhÃ©, Harry, & Jeannette Dekeukeleire - 1960. 
Unpaginated (50 plastic sleeves with various types of material inserted, often several items per sleeve) presentation of photographs, newspaper articles, programs, offprints, texts, and other ephemeral items, all pertaining to the reaction to, and often the deliberate breaking of, cultural and political taboos and norms in the arts with a focus on work from the 1960's to the present, including both iconic images, such as Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik's performance with Moorman playing the cello naked, as well as a plethora of lesser known art and artists, profusely illustrated throughout; original DVD inserted inside front cover with video of 5 works including Gunter Brus' Wiener Spaziergang of 1965. Large 4to. Plastic sleeves housed in 4-ring binder, slipcase. Amsterdam (CultClub Productions) 2012. One of only 100 copies. A brilliant, individually hand-assembled work documenting in great detail a wide array of artistic activity. Among the many artists whose work is presented are Brus, Paik, Moorman, Yves Klein, Hermann Nitsch, Piero Manzoni, Ben Patterson, Yoko Ono, Joseph Beuys, Yayoi Kusama, Anselm Kiefer, Chris Burden, Vito Acconci, Lynda Benglis, Carolee Schneemann, Marina Abramovic, Sophie Calle, Robert Mapplethorpe, et al. Among the taboos explored are sex and sexual deviation, nudity, politics including the celebration of Nazism, death, illness, cannibalism, and the denigration of religion. Contents include original material as well as reprints of photographs, photocopies of magazine and newspaper articles, postcards, gallery programs, etc. As of October 2015, WorldCat locates five holdings in North American institutions.
[Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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