BYARS, JAMES LEE

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WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN/MOMA PS1/MUSEO JUMEX

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Flexi, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 304 pgs / 213 color / 87 bw.

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PUB DATE 6/30/2014
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CATALOG: FALL 2014 p. 117   

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New York
MoMA PS1, 06/15/14-09/07/14

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WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN/MOMA PS1/MUSEO JUMEX

James Lee Byars: 1/2 an Autobiography, Sourcebook

Published by Walther König, Köln/MoMA PS1/Museo Jumex
Edited by Magali Arriola, Peter Eleey. Interview by David Sewell.

”I see my autobiography as an arbitrary segment of so many pages of time, of things that I have paid attention to at this point in my life,” wrote James Lee Byars (1932–1997) in 1969. He was then 37, about half the average male lifespan at the time, and accordingly thought it appropriate to write his “1/2 autobiography.” Byars’ art ranged from highly refined objects to extremely minimal performance and events, and books, ephemera and correspondence that he distributed widely among friends and colleagues. Today, more than 15 years after his death, assessments of his art must negotiate Byars’ performance of his charismatic self in his life and art. For his first major posthumous survey in the US, exhibition curators Magalí Arriola and Peter Eleey decided to produce a catalogue in two “halves,” playing on his “1/2 autobiography”: a catalogue of the exhibition itself, including new scholarship, and a sourcebook of primary documents. 1/2 an Autobiography, Sourcebook constitutes the latter volume--a reference guide filled with photographs and documents drawn from a variety of archival sources, including The Getty Research Institute, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives, MoMA and Byars’ own papers. This volume also includes a series of previously unseen interviews that artist and art historian David Sewell conducted with Byars in the late 1970s in preparation for a book that was never published. These discussions cover a number of Byars’ major projects, among them The World Question CenterThe Holy Ghost and the artist’s time at CERN.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/13/2014

James Lee Byars: 1/2 an Autobiography, Sourcebook

James Lee Byars: 1/2 an Autobiography, SourcebookThis 1978 announcement for James Lee Byars' The Perfect Kiss is reproduced from 1/2 an Autobiography, Sourcebook, published to accompany the first major posthumous survey since the artist's death in 1997, which opens this Sunday, June 15 at MoMA PS1. Available at our store at the museum, ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1, the book is a gold-stamped treasure trove of archival photographs, original documents and previously unpublished interviews by David Sewell from the 1970s. It comes wrapped in delicate pink tissue paper with gold seal. continue to blog


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James Lee Byars: 1/2 an Autobiography, Exhibition Catalogue

JAMES LEE BYARS: 1/2 AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

Text by Peter Eleey, Magalí Arriola, Ana Janevski, Pan Wendt, Shinobu Sakagami.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN/MOMA PS1/MUSEO JUMEX

ISBN: 9783863355128 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 8/31/2014
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James Lee Byars: 1/2 an Autobiography, Sourcebook

JAMES LEE BYARS: 1/2 AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, SOURCEBOOK

Edited by Magali Arriola, Peter Eleey. Interview by David Sewell.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN/MOMA PS1/MUSEO JUMEX

ISBN: 9783863355111 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 6/30/2014
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James Lee Byars: I Give You Genius

JAMES LEE BYARS: I GIVE YOU GENIUS

Edited by Heinrich Heil. Text by Heinrich Heil, Gabriele Uerscheln. Photographs by Claudio Abate.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783863350161 | US $49.95

Pub Date: 2/29/2012
Active | In stock


James Lee Byars: Im Full of Byars

JAMES LEE BYARS: IM FULL OF BYARS

Edited by Susanne Friedli, Matthias Frehner. Text by Thomas McEvilley, Viola M. Michely, Peter J. Schneemann, Nicola Müllerschön.

KERBER

ISBN: 9783866781559 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 3/1/2009
Out of print | Not available


James Lee Byars: The White Mass

JAMES LEE BYARS: THE WHITE MASS

Essays by Thomas McEvilley, Friedhelm Mennekes and Barbara Catoir. Foreword by Henrich Heil.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783883756189 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 6/15/2005
Out of print | Not available


James Lee Byars: Life, Love, And Death

JAMES LEE BYARS: LIFE, LOVE, AND DEATH

Edited by Klaus Ottman. Essays by Viola Michely and Martina Weinhart.

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783775713689 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 6/2/2004
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James Lee Byars

JAMES LEE BYARS

Artwork by Joseph Beuys, James Lee Byars.

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783775709392 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 7/2/2000
Out of print | Not available


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