Scarce and cryptic self-published newspaper ("a labyrinth without a center") by the French-born, California-based conceptual and performance artist.
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"Since it is an enigma, ACRCIT does not ask to be resolved, interpreted, or demystified."
An anagrammatic, enigmatic, mirror-written "assemblage of cryptograms reflecting [de Cointet's] passion for invented languages, rebuses, mathematical games and coded and symbolic systems of representation," exploring ways and systems of writing for a communicative purpose that falls between meaning and image. "One can well ask, 'What is the use of all this?'", de Cointet once wrote. "And I reply as Leibniz did: to perfect the art of inventing." A limited edition distributed by the artist via free newspaper racks in Los Angeles, OCLC locates just three holdings.
Read more: Frédéric Paul, Guy de Cointet; Desclaux and Lemaitre, guydecointet.org.en/livre/279.
(Los Angeles): [The Artist], (1971). 11'' x 17'' (folded). Original newsprint self-wrappers, folded horizontally. 14 silkscreen printed leaves, including wrappers. Edition of 700 copies. Light edge toning, minor foxing and edgewear.
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