Robert Morris: Labyrinths—Voice—Blind time. Opening April 6th–27th, 1974 [poster]. Robert. Krauss Morris, Rosalind, photographer.

Robert Morris: Labyrinths—Voice—Blind time. Opening April 6th–27th, 1974 [poster]

New York: Castelli-Sonnabend, 1974. Poster, printed in Duotone on wove paper. This transgressive and iconic photograph of a bare-chested Morris clad only in a stormtrooper's helmet, dark glasses, a spiked steel neckband, steel wristbands, and heavy steel chains elicited an even more startling response from his former collaborator, Lynda Benglis. That was the explosively outrageous Paula Cooper ad in the November 1974 issue of Artforum (vol. 13, no. 4) that featured the artist nude, except for sunglasses with white frames, a modest earring, a challenging expression, a nice coating of body oil, and a very convincing dildo at least a foot long. The resulting controversy eclipsed the Morris poster (as was probably intended) and still splits the art world. This poster was folded in 8 for mailing, with two additional vertical folds. About 95 x 60 cm / 37-3/8 x 23-1/2 in. Framed (99.6 x 64.2 cm / 39-1/4 x 25-1/4 in.). Please ignore the geometrical distortion in the photo and the faint reflections on the glass. Upper left corner missing about 1 inch. Tape mend at top center fold; bottom edge wrinkled; wear at creases; generally fair. A few fine copies of the excessively rare issue of Artforum remain available. Inquiries welcome. Item #24240

Price: $2,500.00