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Transformers by Ralph Rugoff

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This is a 1995 first edition paperback catalog from the traveling exhibition, Transformers, by Ralph Rugoff  (ISBN: 0-916365-41-7).  Published by Independent Curators Incorporated, New York, the catalog features an essay by Ralph Rugoff who was the guest curator.  The show examined the "mutating being of fable and myth as it reappears in the art of the late 20th century...  The art it describes is typically fantasy-oriented and laced with carnivalesque humor."  Artists include: Cindy Sherman, Catherine Opie, Yasumasa Morimura, Jenny Holzer, Meyer Vaisman, Jimmie Durham, Glenn Ligon, and Paul McCarthy.  This book 9.2" by 10.8" by 0.2" and contains 64 pages with both color and black & white photographs.  It is one of an edition of 1750.  This catalog of Transformers by Ralph Rugoff is in very good condition.  Although it appears never to have been opened, it does have some sun discoloration on the spine and the front cover.