Item #3541 Signs. Joe Ely, Michael O'Brien, Randal Ford.


Ely, Joe, Michael O'Brien, and Randal Ford

New York: Pentagram, 2008.

First printing. (68) pp., small 8vo. Pentagram Papers 39. With afterword from the publisher on tipped-in oversize card. Corner bumps to protruding edge of card, and light wear to covers, otherwise very good in wrappers with printed front and back flaps. Item #3541

Photographs by Randal Ford of Austin musician Joe Ely's collection of signs purchased from homeless people, paired with portraits of (other) homeless people by Michael O'Brien, and a foreword by Ely discussing both his own homelessness and his purchases of the signs. A precursor to the more recent (and more widely reported) projects of artists Andres Serrano and Willie Baronet, who also purchased signs.

Price: $30.00

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