Lee Lozano
Thesis (All Men Are Hardly Created Equal)
The Letter Edged in Black Press, New York, 1968
92 pages, hardcover with ribbon
3 × 4 34 inches


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The small artist’s book was included in the second portfolio of ‘S.M.S.’ (Shit Must Stop), a project established in New York by William Copley in 1968. Throughout the book there are text-book style images of a variety of phallic scientific instruments, which are given mock Latin titles: ‘pueri clumsi’, ‘dippric bifucus’, ‘recti semi erectus’, ‘globuli cum titillatis regularis’, etc. Lozano presents her findings in the form of a thesis submitted for an academic degree, with notes, a conclusion and an erratum at the end.