Lot Details

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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Publication: Searchable in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum.
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Surface Abrasions / Scratches
Area: Image
Location: Upper right
Notes: Prints show signs of use from publication.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Property of a New York collector. Provenance Addison Thompson. Acquired from the artist by above.
See the collection of the Metropolitan Museum for a near duplicate example.
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 6 in. (15.24 x 15.24 cm.)
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