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MEVIS & VAN DEURSEN, Uitnodiging!, 1993 [announcement poster]

MEVIS & VAN DEURSEN, Uitnodiging!, 1993
42,5 x 30,5 cm (paper size 46.4 x 34.5 cm)
poster
condition very fine
published by Mevis & Van Deursen, Amsterdam

In 1993 curator Moritz Küng was invited to make a show in Galerie van Gelder & AP. For that he invited graphic designers Mevis & Van Deursen (Amsterdam) to make an announcement poster for an exhibition called ‘Uitnodiging!’. The announcement poster of Mevis & Van Deursen shows a crying black woman that could be understood as one that is either crying or laughing, or both perhaps. For the exhibition itself another poster was designed depicting a woman wearing sun glasses.

MARIJKE VAN WARMERDAM, Uitnodiging!, 1993 [handkerchief]

MARIJKE VAN WARMERDAM, Uitnodiging!, 1993
19,5 x 16 cm
linen handkerchief, woven, embroidery, plastic bag
edition 26 + 1 AP
unique embroidered numbering
mint
published by Associated Publishers, Amsterdam

Marijke van Warmerdam made her first multiple in collaboration with curator Moritz Küng and graphic designers Mevis & Van Deursen when she exhibited for the first time in Galerie van Gelder & AP / Associated Publishers. Moritz Küng designed a wooden wall embracing a gallery wall, Mevis & Van Deursen came with an announcement poster ‘Uitnodiging!’ showing a crying black girl that could be understood as one that is either crying or laughing, or both perhaps. For the exhibition itself on another poster was designed with a girl wearing sun glasses. Marijke van Warmerdam showed a moving (with computer sensor steered) mannequin and dressed in a robe showing an Arcadia landscape. The latter is in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.


MARIJKE VAN WARMERDAM, Untitled, 1993

 


MEVIS & VAN DEURSEN, poster ‘Uitnodiging! 1993, used for announcement outdoors


MORITZ KÜNG, Untitled [wall], 1993

JONATHAN MONK, The making of ten posters, ten languages, ten colours, ten words, ten euros, 2011 [set of 10 books]

JONATHAN MONK, The making of ten posters, ten languages, ten colours, ten words, ten euros, 2011
each book 17 x 11,5 x 0,5 cm
10 books, each 50 pp.
published by Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
pristine
set of 10: € 920,- plus € 20,- registered mail Track & Trace
inv.JMon 304-pr

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Each artist’s book contains 50 pages of color photographs documenting the creation of an edition of Jonathan Monk posters. All ten books come in different couver colours, in original cellophane wrapping. No wonder Jonathan Monk says during a studio interview by U. G. Lambert, 26 April 2012: “… Once something has been done, it can be done again in a different colour.”

EDWARD RUSCHA, invite New Paintings, 1973 [exhibition card]

EDWARD RUSCHA, invite New Paintings, 1973
10,1 x 15,8 cm
postal stamp
published by Nigel Greenwood, Inc Ltd, London, UK
condition: very good
€ 240,- plus € 8,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
inv.ERus 410-pr
 
This invitation card depicts a business card of Edward Ruscha, with his name written in a phonetic pronunciation and the designation “Young Artist.” This card was posted in April 1973 and is addressed to Joe Tilson (1928 – 2023), a printmaker and sculptor in the British Pop art.

ANSELM KIEFER, Hoffmann von Fallersleben auf Helgoland, 1980 [artist’s book]

ANSELM KIEFER, Hoffmann von Fallersleben auf Helgoland, 1980
30,3 x 21,6 cm
HC, artist’s book
edition 500
splendid condition, slightly yellowed couver
published by Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
€ 200,- plus € 12,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
inv.AKie 000-pr

 

History of prices:
Demien Books, Antwerp, Belgium April 2024 € 350,-
Copyright, Antwerp, Belgium April 2024 € 250,-
Antiquariat Querido, Dusseldorf, Germany April 2024 € 250,-
Demien Books, Antwerp, Belgium February 2022 € 350,-
Printed Matter, Inc., New York, USA November 2021 US$ 440.-
Joot.nl, Amsterdam July 2009 € 850,-

HREINN FRIDFINNSSON, a.o. Galerie Balderich poster, 1971

HREINN FRIDFINNSSON, a.o.
Galerie Balderich poster, 1971
49 x 35 cm
offset, edition unknown
rare
very good condition
published by Galerie Balderich, München-Gladbach, Germany
€ 225,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
inv.HF 000-pr

Hreinn Fridfinnsson showed works in Galerie Balderich together with close friends/colleagues Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Kristjan Gudmundsson, Douwe Jan Bakker, Pieter Holstein and Thordur Ben Sveinsson. This poster is proof of the first group exhibition he had, after he had a solo show in Galerie Fignal in Haarlem, a gallery he founded himself in his home. Later on he moved to Amsterdam, including his home gallery meant for his closest friends to show some art works mainly in a corridor of his living room. KvG

 

Added information:


Exhibition in Gallery Fignal of SIGURDUR GUDMUNDSSON, Poems, 1971.

SIGURDUR GUDMUNDSSON, ‘Ofrím – ljód eftir Sigurd Gudmundsson’, 1972 [artist’s book]

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SIGURDUR GUDMUNDSSON, ‘Ofrím – ljód eftir Sigurd Gudmundsson’, 1972 
16 x 14,9 cm
offset, book block, stapled, 10 pp.
edition 300
numbered (here not numbered)
condition: aged, without cover
published by Silver Press, Reykjavik / Amsterdam
inv.SG 000-pr

In the nineties Sigurdur Gudmundsson gave this book to me. It was his last copy that missed its cover. It is the first edition of Ofrím’ (English translation: ‘Over-rhyme’) with subtitle ‘Ljód eftir Sigurd Gudmundsson’. This was skipped in the second edition.