Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 1967. Offset on newsprint, with holographic signatures on envelope. Side-stapled, in wraps that fold out. 208pp. Text in Swedish and English. 11 1⁄2 x 14 1⁄2 in. book housed in 12 x 14 5/8 in. envelope with tipped in painting. First and only edition, number 43 of 150 copies. Near fine. Item #6583
The exhibition catalog for the 1967 feminist art exhibition with Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely, and Per Olof Ultvedt - in the rare portfolio, signed and mounted with a piece of the painted canvas that covered Hon.
“Hon” was an enormous and colorful sculpture of a woman in repose created by Niki de Saint Phalle, in collaboration with Jean Tinguely and Per Olof Ultvedt. Spectators were invited to enter the sculpture through a vaginal gate between her legs, and once inside, interact with a number of attractions. A remarkable historical record of a monumental feminist work.
“Perhaps it is the same feeling of loss that has led us to consecrate her ‘for ever’ in this book, produced however on newsprint, an ephemeral product.”.