The onion as it is cooked

Artist's Book
1990 (published)
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Artist's book consisting of a poem imprinted upon a strip of baked semolina and saffron, accompanied by a sealed envelope marked "Open after consumption" and containing printed matter, a packet of desiccant, labelled chiefly in Chinese and bearing the legend "Tasteless, Odorless, Harmless - Do not eat", and a printed card containing publication data and signed by the authors.

Item has been placed in a conservation box.

1 sheet.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
paper and envelope, baked semolina and saffron, ink
Brief Description
Artist's book, 'The onion as it is cooked', by Steven J. Bernstein and Sally Schneider, Flockophobic Press, New York, 1990

Physical Description
Artist's book consisting of a poem imprinted upon a strip of baked semolina and saffron, accompanied by a sealed envelope marked "Open after consumption" and containing printed matter, a packet of desiccant, labelled chiefly in Chinese and bearing the legend "Tasteless, Odorless, Harmless - Do not eat", and a printed card containing publication data and signed by the authors.



Item has been placed in a conservation box.



1 sheet.
Dimensions
  • Height: 32cm
Other Number
X920165 - NAL Pressmark
Collection
Library Number
38041992101519

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