JULIEN MONNERIE, untitled, 2018 10,7 x 8,8 cm polaroid photo series of 20 unique photos felt pen signed, dated published by Connoisseurs, Paris, France With a necktie, cuff-inks, collar pins or his signature Julien Monnerie shows a preference for making works related to his […]
Mungo Thompson: ‘The idea that it’s a standard-bearer is probably the reason—it’s “The world’s leading weekly newsmagazine.” I’m drawn to things that have accumulated some consensus, some cultural agreement that lends them an ease of reference. Something has to be familiar before you can attempt to defamiliarize it. At the same time I’m very interested in Heidegger’s concept of “the distance of the near”—the way we stop seeing common things.’
This ‘book’ is one of the most outstanding visuals issued in the nineties as an industrially made artist’s book. The loose pages folded together as a book make each photographic double exposure on each spread an evocative experience for the eye.
Soon one year later in 2000 a second edition was published due to its success.
Usually so-called artist’s books with texts by others than the artist involved are expelled from The Archive is Limited. This book invites to make an exception. “The Ooze” contains 49 pages of the 144 that have been written by Aditya Mandayam. The front and back of the cover show drawings by the artist. “The Ooze” gives an insight in the thinking of Brud, but foremost these texts are based on opaque statements. This book has been categorised by The Archive is Limited both as “artist’s book” and “printed matter” for these reasons.
Interview and texts by Aditya Mandayam, an anonymus text, Chris Fitzpatrick, Andrea Liu, Michal Novotny and Kees van Gelder.
DAVID SHRIGLEY, I Like the Way You Move, 2018 9.3 x 11 x 8 cm ceramic mug, printed in glaze published by SCP Ltd, London, England
The book Arguments was made with the help of Beau Geste Press. The founders of BGP were Mexican artists Felipe Ehrenberg and Martha Hellion. They ran a printing community of artists’ publications with their children and like-minded people in the countryside of Devon. Ulises, Felipe and Marta knew each other from a circle of pioneering artists, writers and actors – regular visitors of a cultural center in Mexico City in which Ulises steered the library for some time. While studying in England for his Master’s degree, Carrión contacted the Mexicans after he saw some of their publications. The proposal for Arguments, however, was conceived in Amsterdam. Ehrenberg responded by saying that Ulises had to come over and create the book in collaboration with them. Money was scarce at first, but Felipe’s idea of a luxury edition on coloured paper, meant to be a flirtation with collectors, was thought to solve the financial issues. It soon appeared in an edition of 400 (200 in colour and 200 in white) – a great book among Carrión’s impressive list of books, released in 1973. Tineke Reijnders, 2017
DAVID SHRIGLEY, Box of Crap, 2017 diameter 11,4 cm, height 4,8 cm text on 100 meter tape roll, label, sealed published by Third Drawer Down Studio, Fitzroy, Australia
Ben Vautier, multiple, box, boîte, Praktikabel, Waddenzee, écoutez la mer, 2001, edition 300, metal balls, steel, object, objet,
Aditya Mandayam, Emilia Zalewski, Kunstverein München, Germany, edition, print, printed matter, poster, signed, numbered, dated
MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO, Le Ultime Parole Famose, 1967 7,6 x 12,6 cm artist’s book, letterpress, text in Italian and English edition 60 published by the artist naturally discoloured due to its wood-containing paper, light bump top right uncommon, rare € 760,- plus € 18,- registered mail […]
CLÉMENT RODZIELSKI, Comment, Mieux, Jouir, Noisette, 2018 42 x 15,5 x 1 cm artist’s book, text edition 200 published by Connoisseurs, Paris, France See Connoisseurs, Paris
RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER, BLP, 1978 each 22,2 x 8,9 cm 2 stickers, text on envelope (10,4 x 24 cm) edition unknown published by Clocktower, New York, USA, 1978 The two stickers in white and black come in an envelope with offset printed text from an […]
SALIM BAYRI, Sad Ali, 2017 [small version] 16,2 x 4,9 cm print, lasered sky leather signed, numbered, dated edition 4 € 250,- Salim Bayri surrounds himself with an alter ego that he calls Sad Ali, a shortening of “sad alien”. This figure has no […]
LILY VAN DER STOKKER, Friends my closest ones (4-12 in total), 2016 44 x 44 cm digital print, unframed signed, dated, numbered edition 3 + 1 AP (56 x 56 cm) € 850,-