ULISES CARRIÓN, Arguments, 1973 [artist’s book, signed]

ULISES CARRIÓN, Arguments, 1973
22,4 x 15,3 cm
52 pp., SC
edition 400 of which 200 are printed on Strathmore Grandee (colour) paper
published by Beau Geste Press, Cullompton, Devon, England
scuffing on top of front cover
here signed
signed as such extremely rare
€ 4.200,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace regisytered EU mail
inv.UCar 000-pr

Each of the 25 Arguments is hand numbered, with corrections by the artist on the last three pages. Although the cover shows some scuffing this copy is extremely rare, since it has been hand signed by Ulises Carrión. On the title page the artist’s book is signed in print, so here hand signed on the fly leave in the front. When I bought this at Other Books and So Ulises Carrión offered me to sign his book. As such this copy can be considered as a authorised autonomous art work and is most likely the only copy that has been signed, and i.e. signed without any dedication. KvG

An unsigned copy is in the collection of Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

History of prices:
Jonathan Hill Books, New York, USA US$ 2,500.- (not signed)
Zwiggelaar Auctions, Amsterdam € 1.700,- 6 June 2021 (not signed, hammer price)
Amazon, US$ 2,793.83 25 August 2018 (not signed)