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The maltreated frigate I-IV - John Bock

BOCK, John.
The maltreated frigate I-IV.
Limited edition artist book of 500 copies. Four booklets with coloured wrappers (each 29.5 x 21 cm, 32pp) with handwritten text, photos and drawings; wrapped in a multi-coloured folded shirt and presented inside a labelled bubble pocket. Madrid: Thyssen- Bornemisza Art Contemporary & Walther König, 2006.

This four-volume artist book was published on the occasion of the premiere of John Bock’s performance at the Magazine of the Staatsopera Berlin in 2006. The special ‘shirt series’ which houses the books inside a unique brightly coloured shirt was conceived by the artist and produced in a limited edition of 500. The publications act as a handwritten libretto, showing working notes and corrections by Bock leading up to his performances.

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