Douglas Huebler

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Carl Andre ・ Robert Barry ・ Douglas Huebler ・ Joseph Kosuth ・ Sol LeWitt ・ Robert Morris ・ Lawrence Weiner (also known as the ‘Xerox Book’), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / De Appel arts centre / Stichting Egress Foundation, 2015

/ Originally published by Siegelaub/Wendler in 1968. Republished in December 2015 on the occasion of the exhibition Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptual Art at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam /

The Xerox Book at Paula Cooper Gallery, September 12 – December 17, 2015 /

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Duration Piece #11, Bradford, Massachusetts, 1969
Douglas Huebler (American, 1924–1997)
Gelatin silver prints

the artist shot a single photograph in the direction of a birdcall, then walked toward the source of the sound until he heard another, at which point he turned and made a picture facing the new birdcall, until twelve photographs had been created. With disarming simplicity, Huebler slyly redrew the parameters of the work of art, effacing both the subjective experience of the artist and the reified status of the art object in favor of an elegantly conceived and simply communicated idea which exists fully only in the viewer’s mind—a participatory aesthetic that is quintessentially of the late 1960s.

CARL ANDRE
ROBERT BARRY
DOUGLAS HUEBLER
JOSEPH KOSUTH
SOL LEWITT
ROBERT MORRIS
LAWRENCE WEINER
[also known as the ‘Xerox Book’]
Siegelaub/Wendler, 1968
Republished in 2015 by
Roma Publications
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
De Appel arts centre
Stichting Egress Foundation
ROMA 260
ISBN 9789491843525
372 p
211 x 279 mm
EUR 29,50