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RA 3.106 (Restricted Access)
"'An opera" is a mystery story -- among other things -- in which the object of search, the dot of an i, is presented visually throughout the progress of the story. Thus the story not only illustrates itself, but the 'illustration' -- the basic metaphor or -- is also used as a musical score when the work is performed"--Emmett Williams. Includes three leaves and an accompanying magnifying glass. Introduction in English; microprint text of "opera" in German; photograph of opera performance: all mounted on black card stock. Library has no. 26 in an edition of 50, signed by the artist.
3 sheet : port ; 40 x 16 cm. in box (41 x 18 x 2 cm.)
Offset printingPhotomechanical processes
Black-and-whiteText (layout feature)
Pages are glued onto black stock paper. Photograph edges are coming loose and beginning to curl. Corners of page titled "an opera" are also beginning to come loose. Glue has damaged the top portion of the sheet.
Artists' booksOpera in art
artists' books (books)
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The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on an Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension.