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SYLVIE FLEURY, portrait of a gallerist [wearing bow tie by John M Armleder], 1991

SYLVIE FLEURY, portrait of a gallerist (wearing bow tie by John M Armleder), 1991
2 unique black and white analogue photo prints
each 15,6 x 10,5 cm / 10,5 x 15,6 cm
signed note, envelope, date-stamped 6-11-1991, 4 parts
inv.SF 377-pr

These photos were taken during the instalment of John Armleder’s second solo exhibition at Galerie van Gelder in 1991, for which he made a.o. three large Pour paintings. He dipped two bow ties into a puddle of paint that was leaking from the paintings leaning against the wall. Sylvie immortalised that action by taking a picture of the gallerist wearing one of the ties.
Vaguely, I remember that Sylvie Fleury wanted to capture my more than average height by photographing from a frog’s point of view. i am not sure, I should ask her about this, I guess. KvG

Note
The letterhead on the notepad sheet reads: “Those SHOES! I must have Those SHOES!” – Confessions of a Crazed Shopper.

LOUISE LAWLER, Pollyanna (adjusted to fit, distorted for the times, more) 2007/ 2008/2012/2018, 2018 [digital photo print]

LOUISE LAWLER, Pollyanna (adjusted to fit, distorted for the times, more) 2007/ 2008/2012/2018, 2018
59,4 x 84 cm
a digital print on semi-gloss paper
hand stamped and numbered edition 30 + 10 AP
mint
published by More Publishers, Brussels, Belgium
inv.LLaw 000-pr

Added information
This image was originally shown as a photo print in 2007 for the first time. After that at various venues this print was adapted to different sizes of walls. Below an example of how this image was distorted in such a way that it fitted on a wall in the MoMA in New York, USA. For the More Publishers print the Louise Lawler adjusted it to the given paper size.

GERHARD RICHTER, Line Color Rainbow Mini Skirt, 2023 [skirt]

GERHARD RICHTER, Line Color Rainbow Mini Skirt, 2023
size M
fabric, 88% polyester, 12% elastane
Order-on-demand production through RedBubble, Melbourne, Australia
‘Designed and sold by Tabatha Anderson’, Manchester, USA
inv.GRich 000

Here the publisher is both dress designer and seller with the help of RedBubble Inc., a company that specializes in Order-on-demand. The print on the fabric is taken from the couver of a catalogue.
One may wonder whether this production – with the artist’s name ostentatious reproduced on the fabric – is made with the consent of Gerhard Richter. Yet, The Archive is Limited brings also unsigned works together, that have been produced during the artist’s lifetime. As such this skirt edition is archived as an authentic work. We consider it as being indirectly approved by or made with the consent of the artist, since apparently no legal forces prevented to have the offered item for sale. One may also look at it as an abuse of Gerhard Richter’s work and name or as a piracy’s action to reproduce the couver of a catalogue showing the name of its publisher Hatje Cantz.
In any case, this is clearly a matter of Product art, no doubt about that. KvG

Note.
On 19th of December 2023 this item was not for sale anymore. Between the 11th and 19th of December suddenly this skirt disappeared from the website of RedBubble, for unknown reasons.

GERHARD RICHTER, Abstract Cover Mini Skirt, 2023 [skirt ]

GERHARD RICHTER, Abstract Cover Mini Skirt, 2023
fabric, 88% polyester, 12% elastane
size M
mint
Order-on-Demand production through RedBubble, Melbourne, Australia
‘Designed and sold by BlankaBlank’, Wiesbaden, Germany
inv.GRich 000

Here the publisher is both dress designer and seller with the help of RedBubble Inc. that specializes in Order-on-Demand.
One may wonder whether this production – with the artist’s name ostentatious reproduced on the fabric – is made with the consent of Gerhard Richter. Yet, The Archive is Limited brings also unsigned works together, that have been produced during the artist’s lifetime. As such this skirt edition has been archived as an authentic work. We consider it as being indirectly approved by or made with the consent of the artist, since apparently no legal forces prevented to have the offered items for sale. In any case, this is clearly a matter of Product art, no doubt about that. KvG

RICHARD PRINCE, Greeting Cards, 2011 [3 cards, signed]

RICHARD PRINCE, Greeting Cards, 2011
each 15,9 x 21,6 cm
set of 3 foil-stamped prints on heavy wove paper, envelope
edition 100, here nr 59/100
each card signed, numbered
published by Hatje Cantz, Berlin, Germany
mint
book sealed as published, comes with original wrapping
set of cards € 3.000,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace registered mail
inv.RPri 000

 

History of prices:
Amazon.com November 2023 US$ 3,650.-
eBay-thearteryfinearts, Miami FL, USA November 2023 US$ 2,722 (single card)
1st Dibs, New York, USA November 2023 € 10.702,-
eBay-thearteryfinearts, Miami FL, USA December 2022 US$ 1,750 (single card)
ArtSpace / AB Projects, New York, USA October 2022 € 5.010,-
New Art Editions, The Hague, Netherlands October 2022 € 1.000,- (single card)
Baldwin Projects, London, UK October 2022 GBP 1,500.- (single card)
Phillips, London, UK 21 October 2021 € 1.117,- (hammer price)
Kunstveiling.nl-marylin_de, Germany 21 March 2019 € 900,- (hammer price)
Phillips, London, UK 12 June 2014 € 1.239,- (hammer price)

GERHARD RICHTER, Gerhard Richter, 2023 [signed book, slipcase]

GERHARD RICHTER, Gerhard Richter, 2023
30 x 24 x 3 cm
HC, 192 pp., slipcase
signed as issued; limited edition
mint
published by David Zwirner Books, New York, USA
inv.GRich 000-000

The catalogue shows colour plates and installation views. It concerns a selection of the artist’s final works on canvas—made just before he announced his retirement from oil painting in 2017. Also an expansive suite of new drawings made with ink, graphite, and colored pencil on paper, is depicted in the book with a glossy dust couver.