LAAIR [ aka : LA AIR ]
  • artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • color
  • 30.5 x 30.5 cm.
  • [12] pp.
  • edition size 1200 (elsewhere given at 1000)
  • unsigned and unnumbered

LAAIR [ aka : LA AIR ]

Bruce Nauman

LAAIR [ aka : LA AIR ]


Artist's book composed of color photographs illustrating various qualities of air in Southern California. Within the book Bruce Nauman presents eight full-page photo-reproductions of the atmosphere. Facsimile signature on verso -- don't let anybody tell you this publication is actually signed by Nauman. A counterpoint to Nauman's earlier title "CLEA RSKY" [ aka CLEARSKY ; CLEAR SKY ]. "...Its ten interior pages present five color photographs, each repeated once, of polluted skies in Los Angeles. As in the earlier volume, each full-page reproduction is a solid color field." -- from Bruce Nauman [Catalogue Raisonné].


"Book as Artwork 1960 / 1972" by Germano Celant. London, United Kingdom : Nigel Greenwood Inc. Ltd., 1972, pp. 82.
"Bruce Nauman : Prints 1970 - 89, A Catalogue Raisonné" by Christopher Cordes, Debbie Taylor, John Yau. New York / New York / Chicago, NY : Castelli Graphics / Lorence-Monk Gallery / Donald Young Gallery, 1989, p. 130.
No. 182 in "Bruce Nauman [Catalogue Raisonné]" by Neal Benezra, Robert Storr, Paul Schimmel, Kathy Halbreich, Laurie Haycock Makela, Kristen McDougal. Minneapolis, MN : Walker Art Center, 1994, pp. 182.
"Artist / Author : Contemporary Artists' Books" by Cornelia Lauf, Clive Phillpot, Glenn O'Brien, Jane Rolo, Brian Wallis, Martha Wilson, Thomas Padon. New York, NY : Distributed Art Publishers / The American Federation of Arts, 1998, pp. 122, 128.
No. 1970.01M in "Multiples, Inc. : 1965 - 1992" by Dieter Schwarz. New York / Cologne, NY / Germany : Marian Goodman Gallery / Verlag der Buchandlung Walther König, 2021, pp. 64.
New York, NY: Multiples Inc.,
Condition:  Very Good. Light rubbing of covers with some fingerprint markings on recto, a 1.5 cm. scratch to upper right corner and 5 mm. of bumping to upper edge. 7 cm. yellow staining to inside of recto at spine. Light dinging of pages, contents otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 36683]