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Vito Acconci (American, b.1940)
LOT ID: 67564
Toe-Touch, 1969

Silver Print
6 х 6 in. (15.24 x 15.24 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, Tilted, dated and numbered; artist initialed.
Print/Casting Year 1969
Lot description
Vito Acconci, Toe-touch, 1969. Gelatin Silver prints, image size is 6 X 6 inches, (15.2 X 15.2 cm.) each, paper size is the same, Initialed and inscribed.

Two gelatin silver prints of a very early performance; wherein the artist used a camera to document the action of touching his toes.

Acconci began his career as a poet, editing 0 TO 9 with Bernadette Mayer. In the late 1960s, Acconci transformed himself into a performance and video artist using his own body as a subject for photography, film, video, and performance. His performance and video work was marked heavily by confrontation and Situationism. In the mid 1970s, Acconci expanded his metier into the world of audio/visual installations.
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