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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 As such this skirt edition has been archived as an authentic work.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.

CLAUDE CLOSKY, 2000 attempts to draw a small circle, 1998

CLAUDE CLOSKY, 2000 tentatives de designer un petit circle / 2000 attempts to draw a small circle, 1998
19 x 19 cm
black biro ink on blank invitation card
hand made drawing
edition 2000
published by Maison Levanneur, Chatou, France
condition excellent
uncommon
€ 195,- plus € 12,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
inv.CClos 1119-1120

Ref. Claude Closky: ‘82 Attempts at drawing a circle freehand’, 1991, 21,5 x 14,5 cm, ballpoint pen on sketch pad, 164 pages.

LAWRENCE WEINER, Some Things Brought To Hand, 1995 [XL poster]

LAWRENCE WEINER, Some Things Brought To Hand, 1995
100 x 70 cm
offset poster,4x folded as issued (25 x 35 cm)
condition: good, no tears
published by Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA
€ 175,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
inv.LW 547-pr

This publication contains a complete list of editions and multiples anno 1995, assembled and curated by Caroline Nathusius and Vivian Bobka.

History of prices:
Antiquariat Querido, Düsseldorf, Germany December 2023 € 150,-
Derringer Books, Avon CT, USA November 2023 US$ 300.-
Grace Rush Books, Vancouver, Canada November 2023 US$ 250.-

CHRISTOPH BUECHEL, invitation to exhibit, 2002 [digital print of mail]

CHRISTOPH BUECHEL, Invitation to exhibit, 2002
29,7 x 21 cm
high quality digital print of mail
inv.ChrB 000-pr

After being invited to Manifesta 4, Christoph Büchel offered his participation rights to the highest bidder on eBay. The final bid was eventually $15,099.

On 20th of March 2002 I contacted Christoph Buechel to have a solo exhibition in my gallery in Amsterdam. He proposed to become the highest bidder of his eBay offer. Being the highest bidder Galerie van Gelder would have had a solo exhibition ‘by Christoph Buechel’ at Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt, as is stated in his mail. KvG