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Vito Acconci

(American, 1940 – 2017)

Trademarks

1971
Lithograph
Edition of 50
Signed and numbered in pencil
Sheet: 20 1/8 x 20 inches (50.9 x 50.7 cm)

$3,000

Lithograph printed in two colors from stone, a fine, fresh impression of the only known state, the full sheet, printed on German Etching paper, nearly to the edges, signed and numbered in pencil by the artist, executed in an edition of 50 (there were also 5 numbered Artist’s Proofs and 5 annotated NSCAD proofs) printed by Robert Rogers at the Nova Scotia College of Art Lithography Workshop, with his blindstamp, published by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, in very fine condition, unframed.

 

 

Exhibited:

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Prints from Halifax, 06 October – 12 November 1971 (another example).
 
Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, Recent Acquisitions: Prints and Drawings, Lithographs from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 08 – 28 February 1972 (another example).
 
Providence, URI Providence Campus Gallery University of Rhode Island, NSCAD: The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design: Prints and Books, 07 December 1982 – 21 January 1983.
 
Amherst, University Galleries, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, NSCAD: The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design: Prints and Books, 04 February  – 30 March 1983.
 
Burlington, Fleming Art Museum, University of Vermont, NSCAD: The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design: Prints and Books, 08 April – 06 June 1983.
 
Gorham, USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland, University of Southern Maine, NSCAD: The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design: Prints and Books, Summer 1983.
 
Durham, Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, NSCAD: The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design: Prints and Books, 13 September – 26 October 1983.
 
Orono, Lord Hall Gallery, University of Maine, NSCAD: The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design: Prints and Books, 08 November – 15 December 1983.
 
Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, First impressions: Early Prints by Forty-Six Contemporary Artists, 04 June – 10 September 1989, no.47.
 
Austin, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, First impressions: Early Prints by Forty-Six Contemporary Artists, 02 December 1989 – 21 January 1990, no.47.
 
Baltimore, Baltimore Museum of Art, First impressions: Early Prints by Forty-Six Contemporary Artists, 25 February – 22 April 1990, no. 47.
 
Purchase, New York, Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, First impressions: Early Prints by Forty-Six Contemporary Artists, 21 June – 16 September 1990, no.47.
 
Nantes, Musèe des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Vito Hannibal Acconci Studio, 15 July – 17 October 2004 (another example).
 
Barcelona, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Vito Hannibal Acconci Studio, 17 November 2004 – 20 February 2005 (another example).
 
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Vito Hannibal Acconci Studio, April – May 2005 (another example).
 
Toronto, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965 -1980, 10 September – 28 November 2010 (another example).
 
Halifax, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980, 17 March – 08 May 2011 (another example).
 
Edmonton, Art Gallery of Alberta, Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980, 25 June – 25 September 2011 (another example).
 
Montreal, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980, 13 January  – 28 April, 2012 (another example).
 
Halifax, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Skin: The Seduction of Surface, 19 May – 09 September 2012 (another example).
 
Vancouver, Vancouver Art Gallery, Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980, 09 September 2010 – 06 January 2013 (another example).
 
Knokke, Galerie Ronny Van De Velde, Conceptual Art, 02 August – 14 September 2014 (another example).
 
Halifax, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, The Last Art College: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1968-1978, 16 January – 03 April 2016 (another example).
 
Lethbridge, Alberta, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, The Last Art College: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1968-1978, 18 February 16 April 2017 (another example).

 

 

Literature:

Armstrong, Elizabeth.  First impressions: Early Prints by Forty-Six Contemporary Artists.  1989, New York, Hudson Hills Press in association with Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, p.72.

 
Ward, Frazer with Mark C. Taylor and Jennifer Bloomer.  Vito Acconci.  2002, New York/London, Phaidon, p.22, illustrations of the original 1970 performance with images used in the print edition.
 
Doss, Erika Lee.  Twentieth Century American Art.  2002, New York, Oxford University Press, pp.172-173, illustrations of the original 1970 performance with images use in the print edition; p.275, no.92.
 
Diserens, Corrine, et.al.  Vito Hannibal Acconci Studio.  2004, Nantes, Musée des Beaus-Arts de Nantes with the Museum d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, p.442 (catalogue entry).
 
Volk, Gregory.  Vito Acconci: Diary of a Body 1969-1973.  2006, Milan, Charta, pp. 204-205, illustrations of the original 1970 performance with images used in the print edition.
 
Kennedy, Garry Neill.  The Last Art College: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1968-1978.  2012, Cambridge, MIT Press, p.51, also p.83, no. 3.12, illustrated (another example), also p. 84, also p.119, no.3.74, illustrated in an archival installation photo (also another example).
 
BamfordKiff.  Lyotard and the ‘figural’ in Performance, Art and Writing, 2012, Continuum, p.51, illustrated.
 
Auslander, Philip. “Surrogate Performances: Performance Documentation and the New York Avant-garde, ca. 1964–74.” In On Performativity, edited by Elizabeth Carpenter. Vol. 1 of Living Collections Catalogue. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2014, illustrated (the Walker’s example)   http://walkerart.org/collections/publications/performativity/surrogate-performances.
 
Ceuleers, Jan and Amy De Decker.  Conceptual Art.  2014, Knokke, Galerie Ronny Van De Velde, p.18, illustrated (another example).

 

Notes:

Examples from this edition are in the following collections:
 
Princeton Art Museum, New Jersey
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, University Collection, Halifax
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
University of Illinois at Chicago, Gallery 400 Collection, Chicago
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa