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Graham, Dan. DAN GRAHAM: ROCK/MUSIC WRITINGS. New York City, NY: Primary Information/Distributed Art Publishers, 2009. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 220 pages. As New.

Retrospective collection of the author/artist's writings on music. One of Dan Graham's finest achievements. Limited Edition of 3000 copies. The first and only edition. Published as a softcover original only. The Limited Edition is now scarce. Presents Dan Graham's "Rock/Music Writings". The artist-as-music critic, like no other. "As admired for his writing as for his work in art, Dan Graham was one of the first contemporary artists to embrace Punk, Post-Punk, and No Wave, becoming a figurehead for those Movements, and an early supporter of (and friend to) Glenn Branca and Sonic Youth, among many others. Collects Graham's most influential writings on bands ranging from The Kinks to Bow Wow Wow. Includes such landmark essays as 'Punk As Propaganda', which explicates the self-packaging and media critique of The Ramones, Devo, The Sex Pistols, The Desperate Bicycles, and others; 'Rock My Religion', in which Graham traces themes of ecstatic reverie in rock performance (with a focus on Patti Smith) through a beautiful composite of quotation, commentary, and photography; and 'New Wave Rock And The Feminine', which discusses the onstage personae of Lydia Lunch, Debbie Harry, and Siouxsie Sioux, and the gender politics of all-female groups such as The Slits, The Raincoats, Bush Tetras, and others. Clear-eyed, sophisticated, and poetically constructed, a genre unto their own" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Dan Graham collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the half-title page by Dan Graham. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Laid-in is the Souvenir Material of the event during which his signature was obtained, and it is also very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen by Graham. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such double-signed copy of the Limited Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws because they have been pored over. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant American artists of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DAN GRAHAM TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0978869737. $50.00

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