Why I Go To The Movies Alone
  • artists' book
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white
  • 21 x 13.9 cm.
  • 102 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 0934378371

Why I Go To The Movies Alone

[First Edition / Hardback]

Richard Prince

Why I Go To The Movies Alone


Hardback edition of the important text based artist's book by Richard Prince. "A volume of short interrelated texts which offers an intimate view of an urban world where the characters create images of each other and then the images have relationships. '...Some of it is about feeling like we're someone else...and about the threats and desires in actually believing we can even think about being someone other than who we already think we are.' The scenes, connected by resonance rather than plot, flow from one to the next through three sections, Cowboys, Mountains, and Sunsets" -- from publisher's catalogue.

"He was almost there. Near the end. One step away form autonomy. He made sure that everything about him look the same and as natural as it had when he first appearance was so unreal that his real reality began to resemble a kind of virtuoso real . . . a very Real capable of instamatic ambience." -- from paperback edition's back cover.

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Why I Go To The Movies Alone [First Edition / Stated First Printing / Paperback Edition]
New York, NY: Tanam Press,
Condition:  Fair / Good. Withdrawn library copy with sticker on recto cover and spine. Rubber stamp on page edges and on book's title page. Covers with some light fading. Lacks dust jacket. See image. Sold "as-is."
[Object # 36416]