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KOSUTH, Joseph; David Freedberg, essay.
KOSUTH, Joseph; David Freedberg, essay.
KOSUTH, Joseph; David Freedberg, essay.
KOSUTH, Joseph; David Freedberg, essay.
KOSUTH, Joseph; David Freedberg, essay.
KOSUTH, Joseph; David Freedberg, essay.

KOSUTH, Joseph; David Freedberg, essay.

The Play of the Unmentionable : An Installation by Joseph Kosuth at the Brooklyn Museum

NY: The New Press/The Brooklyn Museum, 1992. First edition. Xv, 148pp.; color plates; b&w illus. 4to. Black boards; black quarter-cloth; silver spine titles; dust jacket. About fine in a near fine, unclipped jacket with light edge crumpling and mild toning to interior. Signed, dated and inscribed by Kosuth to ffep. Laid in are a press sheet and exhibition guide for Kosuth’s 2015 show, “Agnosia, an Illuminated Ontology,” at Sean Kelly Gallery, and a color photograph of Kosuth, presumably taken at the same event.

Book documenting an exhibit about censorship by American conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth (b. 1945). “Using artworks drawn from the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Museum, “The Play of the Unmentionable” showed graphically how public and institutional ideas of obscenity and artistic value have changed throughout history—and continue to change today” (front flap).

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