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black paper covers containing 21 pages of various types of papers folded and stapled, text stamped in green ink on each page, torn pieces of paper inserted loose inside the back cover
38.0 × 25.6 cm (cover) (closed) 36.6 × 24.2 cm (each page)
Accession Number
International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Ken and Marian Scarlett, Members, 2001
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
This small artist's book comprises 21 pages of varying types of paper such as glassine paper, tissue paper, laid paper, paper of different thickness and stiffness, aluminium foil etc. These sheets were used by Suzuki for his performance at the Open Stage as part of the exhibition 'Continuum '85'. This performance consisted of tearing the paper, and the sheets of paper were subsequently assembled into the book format (there are numerous torn pieces inserted loose inside the back cover) and the rubber-stamped text applied. The first page reads "I hope you enjoy it", subsequent pages are stamped with Japanese characters.