Genesis P-Orridge: G.P.O. v G.P-O · Mail Action, 1976


artist's book
Genève, Switzerland
Ecart Publications

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Geneva: Ecart Publications, 1976, 28,5×20,8 cm. Softcover. Unpaginated. English. Psychedelic artist’s book comprising material from the case of Genesis P- Orridge v The Royal Post. ‘In the spring of 1976 P-Orridge was charged by the General Post Office of Great Britain with disseminating “indecent and offensive material” through the post the year prior. His mail art at the time featured postcards collaged with pornographic imagery, erotic texts, and “confrontational” images of the Queen. P-Orridge took the trial as an opportunity to turn the case into another performance. The contents of the book reprint the artist’s collection of official investigation documents from the post office, the police, the courts, and correspondence from artists, writers, lawyers, and friends, such as author William S. Burroughs.’ [Dave Dyment 2017]. Scarce first edition of 500 numbered copies – this one being Nr. 375 .

condition: Fresh, new and unread.