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ZERO MASS: Eric Orr, James Lee Byars

by Eric Orr, James Lee Byars

Condition: As New


Lund, Sweden: Propexus, 1990. Hardcover. As New. ZERO MASS: Eric Orr, James Lee Byars. On the occasion of Eric Orr's exhibition [at Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden, October 27 - November 21, 1990] we present the book / object 'Zero Mass: The Art of Eric Orr,' a 330-page volume, bound in blue steel, with some fifty full-color reproductions of the artist's work. This book-project was conceived by Eric Orr and his friends artist James Lee Byars and critic Thomas McEvilley during a journey to Egypt in early 1989. The outcome is an exceptionally varied and generous work, consisting of a novella, explanatory texts, assorted notions, references, and some unexpected events." -- publisher's statement. A deluxe edition consisting of a 2 1/4” diameter handmade clay multiple by James Lee Byars, titled "The Sphere of Generosity," and a 320 page blue steel covered book by Eric Orr and Byars. Book contains "The Matter of O," a rubber-stamped stain of Orr's blood; "Skull Page," made of handmade paper using Kozo fibers and a powdered mummy skull with red screenprinting. Pages 25 / 26 were hand-torn by the artist. The book, a monograph / catalogue raisonné by Orr with interventions by Byars, and multiple are housed in a large polystyrene box and slipcased in a screenprinted cardboard box. A well produced project. 11" x 11 1/2" x 3 1/2". Edition of 1000. The slipcase has a few very small dents. Everything else is in as new condition. Foreign shippment will require substantial extra postage.


  • Bookseller: 246 Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1779
  • Title: ZERO MASS: Eric Orr, James Lee Byars
  • Author: Eric Orr, James Lee Byars
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: As New
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 9187952033
  • ISBN 13: 9789187952036
  • Publisher: Propexus
  • Place: Lund, Sweden
  • Date published: 1990
  • Bookseller catalogs: Artists' Books;

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