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  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Ugly Duckling; Liszt; Liste/List; and Homophonia
    The artist has been engaged in an ongoing series of lists over the years. To date there are twenty-three.
    The Lists portfolio consists of four of the earliest ones: Ugly Duckling is a found list of names selected from the S section of the Gary, Indiana telephone book. The names are all quite ungraceful sounding, until the 27th one, Swan. Liszt is a list of all of Franz Liszt's works. Homophonia is a list of words identified by the artist that each contain a pair of identical looking and sounding letters, homophonic in other words. Just one letter away from homophobia, Homophonia is a little verbal metaphor for the larger society and the importance of like components to structure meaning. List/Liste is a list of French and English words. Liste, the French words, look like English words. The second part, List, is the English translation of the French Liste, which of course also look like English words.

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Lists Suite

1990
The complete set of four screenprints, on Arches 88 paper, the full sheets,
all S. 30 1/8 x 22 1/2 in. (76.5 x 57.2 cm)
all signed, titled, dated '90' and numbered 19/25 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 6 artist's proofs), co-published by Feature, New York and Volatile Editions, Cincinnati, all in excellent condition, contained in original black hard case portfolio.

Estimate
$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $1,125

Editions

8 June 2010
New York