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Sonneman, Eve & Weiner, Lawrence. HOW TO TOUCH WHAT. New York City, NY: PowerHouse Books, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 80 pages. As New.

Artist Book. Collection of photographs that are individually rubber-stamped with words. One of the most important art photography books of the new century. The first and only edition. Published in a very small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. A handsome production by Eve Sonneman and Lawrence Weiner: Small-sized volume format. Hard boards with red titles embossed on cover and spine and linen cloth overboards, as issued. Photographs by Eve Sonneman and Lawrence Weiner. There is no text. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Italy to the very highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents one of the most moving, most witty, and most beautiful conceptual art photography Artist Books ever published. Sonneman and Weiner take snapshots and portraits in black-and-white and color, pair them, and then give their juxtapositions new meaning by stamping the images with the simplest words and expressions that people use: "Sticks and Stones", "Tits + Asses", "Concrete + Twine", "Sky & Glass", and so on. All of the words are printed on the photographs in a uniform-size, black rubber stamp, like "Confidential" on an envelope or important piece of document. In the process, they make us aware of the relation between images, between image and text, and the fruitful new meanings that these engender. This is finally what makes their project so valuable and so much fun at the same time: The creative possibilites are endless. Sonneman and Weiner have shown only some of the possible "applications" of their arrestingly simple yet original concept. We can create our own to continue the dialogue between viewer and artist. A truly delightful, engaging, "must-have" collection. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on top of their printed names on the title page by Eve Sonneman and Lawrence Weiner. This title has been out-of-print for a long time. This is the only signed copy available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. Two of the finest living American artist/photographers. A flawless copy. . ISBN 1576870790. $70.00

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