BALDESSARI, John. Brutus Killed Caesar.  pp. Illustrated with 33 photographic tryptichs. Oblong 8vo., 100 x 275 mm, bound in publisher's spiral-bound wrappers. Preserved in tan cloth box. Akron: The Emily H. Davis Art Gallery of The University of Akron, . $ 2500.00
First Edition. Printed in a limited edition. The artist John Baldessari juxtaposes three images in a tryptych format. Each page repeats the use of the same two portraits: an young man on the left and and an older man on the right. The center image then creates the crucial dialogue between the other two - Baldessari makes use of a variety of objects that could all be used as murder weapons - some a bit more mundane than others: a kitchen knife, a banana peel, an apple and a revolver, a cue ball, a briefcase a wire coat hanger, among others. A very fine copy of this conceptual artist's book.
Item nr. 108708