Minsky in Bed
Installation at Zabriskie Gallery, New York, 1988

First prototype binding with one chapter
Bound by Minsky 1988
15" x 10 7/8" x 3"

Text and commentary by Richard Minsky. His love life in the style of the incunabula, with historiated, inhabited and illuminated initials. Details about the edition of this book.

You can also look at two bindings of Minsky in Bed: Click on the small pictures to see pages with big photos and details.

Copy No. 1, bound in Minsky's bedsheets, in the National Art Library collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Copy No. 2, bound in Purple calf as above, but with Vermeil copulating couples, in a box made of Minsky's bedsheets. Collection of The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry.

Minsky in Bed Prototype Binding (Detail)

Click on the small images below to read the book. The text of this book contains language suitable to mature readers. 

If you start at the Introduction you can proceed using the NEXT PAGE link at the bottom right of each page image.
Intro  First Date First Kiss  Jill.  Juanita

Murphy, Maggie, Molly  Lunch Date    Sheryl  Cheryl

Verona  Mary Jo  Cindy  Kitty  Lolita

Tango   Tango- High Resolution half page 

Tango, Page 1 is the only page reproduced here that shows the full margin (because the pages are bigger than my scanner)..
Click here for a higher resolution version of the top half of Tango. That gives a better idea of the print quality.

Please note: First Date and First Kiss are scanned from color photocopies, not from the original pages. They are therefore not as clear as the other pages.

Details of this edition

Read about this book in Jerry Tallmer's Review.
Read about this book in Rose Slivka's Review

To continue the exhibition, click one of the sections or a button. 
Each section has several thumbnail images and descriptions of the works. You can click on any image for a page about that work, with larger pictures and details. 

click here for sitemap