Villeurbanne, France: Le Nouveau Musée, 1983. Fine condition. Scarce, early, and important Prince item. Harper's Books has handled this portfolio on two previous occasions; both copies sourced in France.. Deluxe Edition. Quarto. Number 45 of 50 numbered copies of this deluxe edition of Richard Prince's first important catalogue published on the occasion of his first solo museum exhibition, which traveled to London's ICA after Le Nouveau Musée in Villeurbanne. SIGNED by Prince, and additionally INSCRIBED to an early patron. Portfolio of 28 plates on card stock laid into a photo-illustrated folder: 15 are reproductions of Prince's pre-Cowboy rephotographs, 11 text, 1 each colophon and bibliography. The deluxe edition differs from the trade sedition, itself rare, in that extraneous text and the catalogue essay were omitted. No copies of either the the deluxe or trade editions appear in OCLC.
(Inventory #: 21385)
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