(SOLD): BURNS, Tim. A Pedestrian Series of Post Cards: What about Crosswalks in Mildura. New York -Mildura 1976. Part I.

(New York, NY): The Burns Family Press, 1976.  First edition.  Quarto.  Unpaginated.  [24 leaves].  An interesting artist book by the acclaimed Western Australian artist which documents his guerrilla – style postcard project and subsequent print media response to his campaign to raise public opinion regarding the introduction of pedestrian crossings in Mildura, a regional City in northern Victoria. Burns’ relationship with Mildura began in 1973, when his landscape piece Minefield was withdrawn from Mildura’s Sculpture Triennial on the grounds of public safety. However, it wasn’t until two years later, when visiting Mildura with his mother that Burns would set a course for his postcard action, a trajectory largely framed in response to his mother’s near miss with traffic while attempting to cross a busy road.  Illustrated with reproductions of newspaper clippings and coloured photocopies of sent postcards. A near fine copy in spiral wrappers, leaves printed on one side, side by the author at artists statement and additionally inscribed by him on the front blank.  An interesting mailout item, and rare, Worldcat locates a single copy at the National Library of Australia.



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