Scarce signed photographic artist's book collection of stills from Picot's early video projects.
Very good plus.
Produced when he was still a student at the California Institute of the Arts, this work highlights Picot's early experimentation in making videos. Includes: "The Public Dump Video Tape," "Dropping Names for Studio Cameras," "The Chair and All It Can Take," "Stretching the Canvas, a Classical Approach," "Self-Portraits, Monday April 23, 1973," "Gestures As If From a Dream," and "Test Shots Before the Final Take." Now best known for his abstract paintings and punk involvement, Picot demonstrates in STILLS the formative influence of video artists like Nam June Paik, as well as more physical performance artists like Vito Acconci, and Bruce Nauman. A clean copy of an oddly scarce book. OCLC does not locate the title.
(Valencia): (California Institute of the Arts), (1973). 10.25'' x 7.25''. Original plastic comb binding with title to front cover. 26 black-and-white photographic illustrations. Edition of 100 copies.  pages, printed recto only. Signed and dated ("'73") in ink by the artist to blank following dedication page. Plastic comb cracked to center, but still sound and complete. Light soiling to front cover, with some wear to lower edge.
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