Variable Piece 4: Secrets

Douglas Huebler

Printed Matter Inc., New York, 1978. Condition: Very Good. Softcover. First Edition. 8vo. [94]pp. Scarce 1978 first edition of Huebler's classic artist's book. The publication collects 1,800 secrets submitted anonymously by visitors to Huebler's Variable Piece 4 at the Jewish Museum's 1970 Software exhibition. In the piece, the artist asked audience members for an authentic secret never before revealed each entry was then photocopied and given to another participant as part of an ongoing exchange. Several years later, in 1978, the artist compiled the secrets into a book that was published by Printed Matter. In Very Good condition with typical age toning and very minor surface wear to the outer wraps. Inside pages are clean and bright.