web analytics

Feb 152018

BAS JAN ADER, A work by Bas Jan Ader…, 1972
21 x 29,7 cm
invitation, printed matter, stencil print
published by Art & Project, Amsterdam
very good condition, i.e. slightly yellowed
BJAder 559


Bas Jan Ader’s first solo exhibition took place at Art & Project in 1972. Twice a day from 15 until 21 April he performed by reading an article published in the Reader’s Digest: The Boy who fell over Niagara Falls. It describes the only recorded instance of someone surving a fall. At certain moments during the performance Bas Jan Ader paused and drank from a glass of water.