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GOLDEN, DAAN VAN HOOGSTRATEN, HARRY printed matter

HARRY HOOGSTRATEN, Rock & Roll, 1993 [hand-out]

HARRY HOOGSTRATEN, Rock & Roll, 1993
29,7 x 21 cm
personal hand-out: 2 sheets, irregularly folded
published by Harry Hoogstraten
inv.HHoo 1062

This sloppy folded hand-out was quickly handed over to me by Harry Hoogstraten a few days before the above announced event took place at Galerie Het Getal 0 in Amsterdam. The photo has been taken by Daan van Golden in 1965. KvG

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printed matter

ULISES CARRIÓN, Gossip, Scandal, and Good Manners, 1980 [hand-out]

ULISES CARRIÓN, Gossip, Scandal, and Good Manners / Roddel, Laster en Goede Manieren, 1980
29,7 x 21 cm
photo copies, 8 sheets, unpaginated, stapled, once folded
French and English texts; incl. translation in Dutch
published by Ulises Carrión
condition very fine, just several stains on cover page
inv.UCar 1058
p.o.r.

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CARRIÓN, ULISES printed matter

ULISES CARRIÓN, De Diefstal Van Het Jaar, 1982 [announcement]

ULISES CARRIÓN, De Diefstal Van Het Jaar, 1982
29,6 x 21 cm
offset on paper, twice folded as mailed
condition: splendid
€ 245,- plus € 12,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
inv.UCar 1060

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CARRIÓN, ULISES printed matter

ULISES CARRIÓN, Anonymous Quotations, 1979 [invite]

ULISES CARRIÓN, Anonymous Quotations, 1979
29,7 x 21 cm
offset on paper, twice folded as mailed
condition: splendid
€ 185,- plus € 12,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
inv.UCar 1059

Void Distributors was a publishing house founded by Hetty Huisman. On an irregular basis events took place for a small incrowd of people who were invited to attend a presentation or performance in her studio at Anjeliersstraat 153 in Amsterdam.

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artist's books

SOL LEWITT, Sunrise & Sunset at Praiano, 1980 [artist’s book]

SOL LEWITT, Sunrise & Sunset at Praiano, 1980
20 x 19,7 cm
SC, 16 pp., Lümbeck binding
published by Rizzoli International Publications Inc. and Multiples, Inc., New York, USA
condition: good to very fine, slightly colour aged
€ 450,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace EU registered mail

History of prices:
Amazon, USA, 27 February 2021   US$ 650.-
Arcana Books, USA, 27 February 2021   US$ 500.-

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PETTIBON, RAYMOND printed matter

RAYMOND PETTIBON, Are Your Motives Pure?, 2014 [catalogue]

RAYMOND PETTIBON, Are Your Motives Pure?, 2014
28 x 21,7 cm,
SC, dust cover, 102 pp.
published by Venus Over Manhattan, New York, USA
condition: good, slightly dodged lower right corner (mint spine)
€ 80,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace registered mail
inv.RPett 1051

 

History of prices:
Arcana: Books on the Arts, Culver City, CA, USA US$ 192.50 14 February 2021
Save With Sam, North Miami, FL, USA US$ 150,- 14 February 2021

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KOETSIER, HANS printed matter

HANS KOETSIER, Markt 17, Enschede, 1967 [booklet]

HANS KOETSIER, Markt 17, Enschede, 1967
20 x 20 cm
SC, stapled, 12 pp.
Dutch language
published by Kunstzaal Enschedese Kunstenaarssociëteit, Enschede, Netherlands
condition: rusted staples, tiny stains
rare
€ 42,- plus € 8,- Track & Trace registered mail
inv.HKoe 1050

Every country has its own heros; for a small group of Dutch people Hans Koetsier is renowned for his enigmatic advertisements weekly placed in a Dutch newspaper and his prints with texts that were more associated with advertising agencies than with high art.

In this booklet H.J.A. Hofland contemplates in his essay ‘Encyclopedia of roundness’ on the face of each man and the face of time, on a straight line that is supposed to be right and a bowed line that is supposed to be wrong. With 35 short statements he paraphrases the works of the artist who is also known for organic kidney shaped hard-edge images.

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artist's books multiples

KRISTJAN GUDMUNDSSON, Ef/If, 1974

KRISTJAN GUDMUNDSSON, Ef/If, 1974
21 x 21 cm
SC, 4 pp., hand bound; screen print on various kinds of paper, glued, linen spine
edition 200, here 1/200
signed, numbered
only 3-5 copies have been produced
published by Silver Press, Amsterdam / Reykjavík
condition: aged, with light bend in cover, minor foxing
extremely rare
€ 3.600,- plus Track & Trace registered mail
inv.KG 1048-pr

In the seventies Kristján Gudmundsson lived with his family in a large appartement in the Daniel Stalpaertstraat in Amsterdam. He produced more than a few books and “Ef/If” was one of his hand made artist’s books published by Silver Press, founded and owned by himself in Reykjavík, Iceland.
The complete book is in screen print, also the printed text on tracing paper that introduces the concept of the book:
Ef staer∂ þessarar si∂u táknar ibúafjölda jar∂arinnar, þá tákna hringarnir ibúi Kina, Tanzaníu of Íslands.

If the size of this page represents the number of people in the world, then the circles represent the people of China, Tanzania and Iceland.

The works of Kristjan Gudmundsson invite to contemplate on his method of working related to what his art encompasses. Usually texts on his works contain either personal memories or chronological summery. In fact, in many works he attempts time by time again to capture factual data into hand sized works, like here in this thin booklet that contains the amount of inhabitants of China, Tanzania and Iceland. In the middle of the last page a tiny bright white screen printed (sic) dot of 1 mm diameter may be detected, when exposed to strong daylight.
Right from the start the production of the book caused problems. In order to keep the costs low the text was prepared for the printer through adhesive letters, hence the dancing letters on the title page. The running direction of paper was not taken into account which caused waving binding. The very thin tracing paper of the first page stuck to the screen when printed. And the most problematic part of the book was the white circular dot of less than 1 millimeter on the last page; with a magnifying glass the print had to be checked every time, and more than quite often no dot at all could be detected; again a misprint. Not being well provided with capital Kristjan Gudmundsson soon stopped the production.

A very fragile and extremely difficult book to find; in Kristján Gudmundsson’s catalogues and monographs this book is always overlooked. Therefore, by now it may be considered almost as a unique work of art. KvG

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ARMLEDER, JOHN M multiples

JOHN M ARMLEDER, Cercle et Carré, 1987 [light sculpture]

JOHN M ARMLEDER, Cercle et Carré, 1987
ca 130 x 30 x 20 cm
handmade pedestal; wood, paint, lamp, perforated metal plate, electricity wire
signed, numbered on certificate with instructions
edition 18, here 12/18
published by Galerie Anselm Dreher, Berlin, Germany
condition: excellent, although painted pedestal with original patine has minor paint chips.
€ 4.600,- plus transport costs
inv.JMA 1046-47

Sometimes an edition is loaded with information about the artist’s mindset while its appearance suggests the opposite, for a part due to its self-evidence. Such a piece is ‘Cercle et Carré’ with its geometrical forms, the aesthetics of simplicity, the functionality of formal design, the ambition of the avant-garde and humour; it is all there.
John Armleder is renowned for re-introducing abstract art in a dominating one-way art market in the early eighties of the previous century, for referring to predecessors in art history (hence the title ‘Cercle et Carré’) and for ‘making art that is comparable to making a B-film’ as he describes it. In this sense this edition is as banal as that. ‘Cercle et Carré’ has the look of a modernist Italian design, yet all three parts have been composed and put together by the artist, as if it is an installation. He put together lamp, pedestal and a piece of metal, then switched on the light. KvG

 

inv.JMA 1045
 

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ARMLEDER, JOHN M multiples

JOHN M ARMLEDER, Furniture Sculpture 193, Caprice, 1988 [bowling ball]

Furniture Sculpture 193, Caprice, 1988
Ø 25,4 cm
engraving on bowling ball Caprice by Columbia, vinyl bag
edition 24
not signed, unnumbered
comes with vintage label used in booth Art Publishers at Art Basel Edition 1992
€ 3.500,- plus € 32,- Track & Trace registered mail
inv.JMA 994-label