“TIM! GO AWAY!” unique Second Edition. UPDATED!

by Tim Soter

For the Second Printing of “TIM! GO AWAY!” I wanted to again make each copy of the book a unique piece.  In the First Edition, each book had a plate on the title page – a removed page from the book Duane Michals, Pantheon Books, 1986, personally embossed with my stamp.  It was a copy pulled from my library shelf that I dissected as a way to not only make each book its own exclusive piece but also to emphasize the obsessiveness of collecting and exalting an item.  It really just comes down to excitement, the excitement with which you react to something specific.  For the Second Printing of “TIM! GO AWAY!” I wanted to again make each copy of the book a unique piece.  I thought for some time as to how to create that without repeating myself.

I had an idea.  I asked Duane if he would give me a signed print, specifically for cutting up so that each book would have its very own piece of the print.  It’s less like a puzzle – which is meant to be reassembled – more like a piece of the Berlin Wall, though a verifiable, authentic piece!  Each rectangle, roughly an inch by two inches is housed inside the book in a small envelope, so that the piece can be taken out, examined and held.  I like the idea that for those who love Michals’ work but might not be able to afford a print, here they can have a portion of a print.  Or a very tiny print, depending on how you consider it.

Duane provided quite a nice silver gelatin print I have to say, one which was in excellent condition and printed beautifully.  And it was an image I hadn’t seen before.  That first cut was the toughest!

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UPDATE: Books will be randomly selected as orders are received, through a randomized lottery.  Starting with the first sale, everyone has a chance at receiving a piece containing a portion of Michals’ signature.

The books will be printed and ready to ship at the end of September.

Books are shipping now!

 

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Each book will be sold in order received, with the corresponding print piece.

UPDATE: Books will be randomly selected as orders are received, through a randomized lottery.  Starting with the first sale, everyone has a chance at receiving a piece containing a portion of Michals’ signature.

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Book copies will be randomly selected from this jar when each order is received.  Everyone has a chance at getting the piece that they want, a flower, a breast, Duane’s signature… it’s all up to fate!

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