X-1000, Charles Gatewood with Spider Webb and Marco Vassi
Very rare limited first edition of Gatewood's elusive X-1000 which chronicles tattoo artist Spider Webb's project to inscribe an X on 1,000 subjects and one large X, made up of 999 small X's, on a single subject. Includes a blood print (Type A) on blotter paper from x number 351. Limited to 1,000 copies of which this is 351, signed by Charles Gatewood, Spider Webb and writer Marco Vassi. Additionally inscribed by Gatewood to the first page – "Dear Susan, As far as I know, you are now looking at the only copy of X west of the Hudson. I am venturing west myself soon in an old automobile on a coast-to-coast extravaganza which includes you. xxx, Charles Gatewood."
New York: R. Mutt Fine Art Publishers, Ltd., 1977. Original wraps, pp. 52. Some staining to wraps, dampstaining to lower third of wraps and text block resulting in some waviness to pages. Rare.