Published books sometimes have a very limited edition size. Whether large or small, thin or voluminous, Art Catalogues holds a vast repository of out of print books from modern to contemporary artists, group show catalogues and art movements.
One of our favorites is the catalogue for the now legendary exhibition at MOMA in New York titled "INFORMATION."(click on title to see product page.) I imagine the art world in 1970 was looking forward to innovative strategies to after the Summer of Love in '67 and the tumultuous student uprisings of '68.
A watershed moment for conceptual artists and like minded collaboratives, INFORMATION included 100 international artists from Mel Bochner to Lawrence Weiner. Hans Haacke famously contributed his institutionally critical survey piece questioning viewers; "Question:
Would the fact that Governor Rockefeller has not denounced President Nixon's Indochina policy be a reason for you not to vote for him in November ?
please cast your ballot into the left box
into the right box.
New York Governer Nelson Rockefeller was a member of the board of trustees of MOMA and planning a run for the U.S. Presidency at the time.
INFORMATION was edited by Kynaston L. McShine, Associate curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA at the time of the exhibition. In 1980 McShine became senior curator in MoMa's Department of Painting and Sculpture, a position he served in until 2001, when he became Acting Chief Curator of the department. In 2003, he was named Chief Curator at Large.
For the book INFORMATION, 100 artists were "invited to create [their] own contribution to this book, a situation which meant that the material presented would be either directly related to the actual work in the show or independent of it. Therefore, this book is essentially an anthology and considered a necessary adjunct to the exhibition."