Can’t wait to get my own copy. yay.
Variable Piece 4: Secrets is a facsimile edition of Douglas Huebler’s classic artist book, which was originally published by Printed Matter in 1978. Simple and salacious, the publication collects over 1,800 secrets written anonymously by visitors to the 1970 Software exhibition at the Jewish Museum. In doing so, the book provides a fleeting glimpse into the cultural, political, and social preoccupations of the era while showcasing Huebler’s open-ended and variable approach to art making—an approach that sought to undermine the dominance of object-oriented practices in favor of a text-driven conceptualism that relied on variables outside of the artist’s control. (source: Primary Information)
Künstlerbuch | Artists‘ Book: Douglas Huebler. Variable Piece 4
- Primary Information 2016, Co-published with Printed Matter (originally published by Printed Matter in 1978)
- Paperback | 94 pages, 5.5 x 8.66 inches (14×22 cm), B&W
- Edition | 1000
- ISBN | 978-0-990689683
- Available at Primary Information for 14$ or Printed Matter for 16$
GOOD TO KNOW | The Software catalogue from 1970 can be viewed at the mumok library in vienna.