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Iannone, Dorothy
Follow Me
1978. Leporello-style artist's book, printed recto and verso, from Iannone's exhibition of the same name at Haus am Lützowplatz in Berlin, containing an introductory essay by Karl Ruhrberg, a poem by Ben, quotes and blurbs from Mary Harding, Dr. Wolfgang Becker, Dr. Franz Meyer, Dr. Dieter Koepplin, Konrad Klapheck, Robert Filliou, Daniel Spoerri, and George Brecht, exhibition history, reproductions in black and white and several in colors of Iannone's works, and a 45 rpm vinyl record. Illustrated profusely. 4to. Illus. tie-bound self-wrpps., some minor soiling and rubbing to edges. Berlin (Berliner Kunstlerprogramm/DAAD) 1978. Dorothy Iannone was born in the United States but has spent most of her career working in Berling. She is particularly known for her autobiographical texts, films, and paintings that depict female sexuality, erotic love, and "ecstatic unity". She draws inspiration from Japanese woodcuts, Eastern religious traditions, African tribal statues, and Greek vases. She was frequently censored in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s due to the explicit nature of her work. The 1977 work "Follow Me" consisted of a three-panel black and white display with a video monitor built in, which showed Dorothy's face as she sang a text which was also copied out on the panels, alongside a stylized nude self-portrait.
Bookseller: Bernett Penka Rare Books [Boston, MA, U.S.A.]
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