Price: 350.00 USD
[New York: By the Artist, 1994. First Edition, one of 35 copies, all on Fabriano Ingres paper, each signed and numbered by the artist. Page size: 2-1/8 x 1-15/16 inches. Bound: oriental fold, front and back boards covered in Moriki dark mauve-brown paper with "open" printed in black with a red arrow on front foredge 3/8 inch x 1/2 inches; housed in bemboka oatmeal paper case with flaps and elastic band. Illustrated with eight one-color etchings. The artist, a collector of buttons, has presented them here in all their intriguing variety. Printed one per page in Van Dyck brown and matching the cover color, they are brightened by the addition of colored threads that pierce the paper appear to sew them to the page. By featuring these valued fasteners, the artist reveals the fallacy in the expression that provides the book's only text: "Don't care" on the first page and "a button" on the last.