Xerox Books [4 volumes]
self-published: New York, ca. 2002. 1978 / Synthetic Voices / Margiela 2000-1 / Social Documentaries Amid this Piste. Small 4to, 4 volumes. Saddle-stapled in photographic wraps. 200-240pp each. All very good. Light creasing on Synthetic Voices and Amid this Pist, pressure tear on Amid this Pist. Item #6082
All four of Borthwick’s extremely scarce photocopied books, produced in small runs starting in 2002. The size of the books and grayscale photocopying create a distinct aesthetic language for these editions, setting them apart from the mass produced originals. Printed by the artist for friends who had missed the first editions of his books, edition size is unknown but undoubtedly small, given their extreme scarcity.