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
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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.”

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
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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,-

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
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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.

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
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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)

LAWRENCE WEINER, Relative to Hanging, 1975 [artist’s book]

LAWRENCE WEINER, Relative to Hanging, 1975
16,9 x 11,8 cm
SC, 24 pp.
edition 500
published by Edition After Hand, Ringkøping, Denmark
splendid condition
€ 185,- plus € 12,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
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This artist’s book defines five ways of handling the national flag of Denmark:
1. having stood for (as)
2. having stood in (as)
3. having stood up (as)
4. having stood over (as)
5. having stood down (as)
and hence creating various images of how one may use a flag e.g., in a patriotic sense, a colonial way, a representing manner, and so on.

YANN SÉRANDOUR, Cahier Clairefontaine, 2006 [Cahier Clairefontaine + drawing]

YANN SÉRANDOUR, Cahier Clairefontaine, 2006
22 x 17 cm
stapled, 32 pp.
signed, numbered, here nr 9/32
insert of original ink drawing on firm tracing paper
edition 32
mint
published by Édition Cneai, Chatou, France
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The couver of this edition was published in six colours: red, orange, yellow, blue, light blue and green.
The printed grids on the notebook pages of ‘Cahier Clairefontaine’ have been originally hand drawn by pupils of the Jules Verne Primary School in Croissy-sur-Seine in France and were reproduced in print. Industrially made notebooks are used for learning to write straight by making use of pre-printed horizontal blue and vertical red lines on each page.
The edition is 1500 of which 32 are numbered and signed.

gerlach en koop, Een sculptuur van zes meter lang, 2008 [booklet + photograph]

gerlach en koop, Een sculptuur van zes meter lang, 2008
21 x 15,1 cm
SC, sewn, 48 pp., insert: colour photograph
text by Hans Theys, English / Dutch
edition 300
self-published through gebr. genk, uitgevers, The Hague, Netherlands
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“A six metre long sculpture” is a hybride artist’s book, due to the addition of an essay by Hans Theys on the last 12 pages. For an artist’s book, that is a considerable part contributed by a third party.

The first part of the booklet starting on the couver depicts empty pages with a continuous red and blue scribbling at the bottom of each page. The total length is six meters, hence the sudden cut-off by means of a vertical line at the back of the booklet.