Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 1982. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's stapled stiff paper wraps.
Exhibition catalog for an important University of Philadelphia group show of nine appropriation artists of the early 1980s (December 8th, 1982 - January 30th, 1983). Many of the artists are considered part of the "Pictures" generation, named for the 1977 New York show of the same name organized by David Crimp at the Artist's Space. Crimp's 1977 catalog essay was the first to identify the and describe a trend among artists of borrowing from mass media as a means of exploring “processes of quotation, excerptation, framing, and staging.” Illustrated with color and black-and-whote photos and reproductions; includes exhibition checklist, select bibliography and two essays, "Stock Situations/Reasonable Facsimiles" by Paula Marincola and "Appropriating Appropriation" by Douglas Crimp. Very good. Item #801