First edition. Quarto. Quarter-cloth with blue backstrip and black paper boards. Black and white illustrations throughout with endpaper and jacket design from the work of Richard Prince. A near fine copy with remainder mark to bottom edge in an about very good jacket with piece detached from top edge but present and other closed tears, extremities rubbed. An impressive collection of writings by some of the most prominent artists of the 1980s, Blasted Allegories provides a platform for these artists to communicate their ideas of art, and therefore the culture at large, through their own individual and nuanced lenses. Selections from Kathy Acker, Laurie Anderson, Jenny Holzer, Gary Indiana, Barbara Kruger, Bruce Nauman, Richard Prince, Lynne Tillman, David Wojnarowicz and many, many more.