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#(45) BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY:
Edition of 941 of which 100 copies are signed 1-100, 26 are signed A-Z as artist's proofs, and four sets are signed as progressives.
December 9, 1974 Five colors 14" x 24"
Client: Pro Bono Publico: Berkeley
Second printing of 1060 of which 25 copies are signed 1-25, 26 copies are signed A-Z as artist's proofs, and four sets are signed as progressives. Roman numeral II near signature block.
1975 A-Z: artist's own use
I did this poster on a whim, because I got a good idea out of the blue and nothing to do with it. I don't get that many good ideas and I hate to waste them. I like libraries and especially the Berkeley Public Library (or berkeley pvblic library, as it says on the front). When it was printed I packaged them up and took them to the main desk and set the packages down and said, "Here's your posters," and left. For a while the people at the library accused one another of ordering a poster without proper authorization, and the bureaucratic fur flew. But when somebody finally had the bright idea to give me a call and ask what was going on, and I told them it was for free and nobody had overstepped any departmental bounds, they were much relieved and asked for more.
Note: This poster is available (unsigned) from the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library