MARINUS BOEZEM, Paper Events, 1970 [signed artist’s book + envelope]

MARINUS BOEZEM, Paper Events, 1970
29,8 x 21,5 cm
artist’s book, 16 pp. incl. cover, plastic envelope with text in screen print
edition 250, here number 21/250
signed, numbered on label
published by Multi-Art Press, Belgium
condition: book yellowed at top part, envelope fine and undamaged
rare in this condition
€ 940,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace registered mail
inv.MBoe 190


The work ‘Paper Events’ is a DIY multiple. There are instructions for a do-it-yourselfer. Nevertheless, the cover and the first page inside have already been done by Marinus Boezem. From page three further instructions are given:
page 3 – cut with a pair of scissors
page 5 – wrinkle and throw away
page 7 – cut with a pair of scissors
page 9 – tear
page 11 – soak in water
page 13 – hang in open window
page 15 – burn rest of the book and keep in plastic bag.

Marinus Boezem is known for his radical view of art. Together with Wim T. Schippers, Ger van Elk and Jan Dibbets, Boezem is seen as one of the main representatives of conceptual art and arte povera in the Netherlands in the late 1960s.


signed label verso on plastic envelope