Location Piece #2
  • artists' book
  • offset-printed
  • loose leaves
  • loose card[s] in envelope
  • black-and-white
  • 19 x 19 cm.
  • [19] pp. plus printed envelope
  • edition size 1200
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Location Piece #2

Douglas Huebler

Location Piece #2


Artist's book in the form of a series of 16 photographs, two maps, text page and printed envelope documenting a mapping piece by Douglas Huebler that took place in New York City, and Seattle, Washington. Originally published as part of the "Artists & Photographs" portfolio. "In New York and Seattle an area was arbitrarily selected within which a person in each city photographed places that he, or she, felt could be characterized as being (1) "frightening" (2) "erotic" (3) "transcendent" (4) "passive" (5) "fevered" and (6) "muffled." Within each area each person made two entirely different sets of six photographs after which all four sets were sent to a third person (the artist) with no information that would make it possible to ken any one of the photographs with any one of the words originally specified. The four sets (24 photographs) were then scrambled altogether and 12 of these arbitrarily selected for this piece; to those were added 4 photographs that had not been made to characterize any kind of place. 16 photographs, a Xerox map of New York and another of Seattle join with this statement to constitute the form of this piece." -- Douglas Huebler, July, 1969.


"Book as Artwork 1960 / 1972" by Germano Celant. London, United Kingdom : Nigel Greenwood Inc. Ltd., 1972, pp. 80.
"Esthétique du Livre d'Artiste 1960 / 1980" by Anne Moeglin-Delcroix. Paris, France : Jean-Michel Place / Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 1997, pp. 152.
No. 1970.01F in "Multiples, Inc. : 1965 - 1992" by Dieter Schwarz. New York / Cologne, NY / Germany : Marian Goodman Gallery / Verlag der Buchandlung Walther König, 2021, pp. 63.
New York, NY: Multiples Inc.,
Condition:  Very Good / Fine. Very light wear to edges of envelope including bumping of top edge with light creasing at edges and bumping of corners. 4 mm. dog-ear to corners of two interior pages and a third page has fingerprint soiling across verso. Contents otherwise Fine, clean and unmarked.
[Object # 23734]