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multiples WEINER, LAWRENCE

LAWRENCE WEINER, AMS Multiple – Art Meets Science, 1992 [unique drawing]

LAWRENCE WEINER, AMS Multiple, 1992
Art Meets Science
unique drawing, twice fold, ink, felt pen,
snippets of photo stat, pencil, colour pencil, collage
45,5 x 60,8 cm
signed “L.W. NY-96”, dated
splendid condition
p.o.r.
inv.LWein 403

Lawrence Weiner’s primary medium is language, often in combination with red, yellow, blue coloured signs, or in mere black and white. He is a New York and Amsterdam-based sculptor who prefers to make art that is accessible, open-ended, mutable and transferable. In the ‘Art Meets Science Multiple’ the artist skipped linguistic language completely, making this work an uncommon outspoken pictorial piece within his oeuvre.

The depicted drawing here is a draft for a new envelope as soon as the first run of 1992 is out of stock. Until today this never happened. The image on the brown envelope suggests that the multiple ought to be installed as depicted. In fact at a later stage Lawrence Weiner preferred to have the piece installed as one likes, although he did not want to have that explicitly mentioned as such.

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multiples PHÚÓNG, VINH

VINH PHÚÓNG, Branche, 1991 [silver wall object]

VINH PHÚÓNG, Branche, 1991
2 x 13,7 x 2 cm
925/1000 grams silver
edition 5 + 2 AP
signed, numbered (engraved)
published by the artist
p.o.r.

In April 1976 the first boats of refugees fleeing Vietnam sailed to various countries, heralding a series of arrivals over the next few years. Vietnamese-Dutch sculptor and painter Vinh Phúóng Nguyen born in Djiring, provincie Lam Dong, Vietnam (1959) was one of them. In the early nineties he had his first solo exhibition at Galerie van Gelder in Amsterdam. His motifs always have an undertone of pain and apparently urge to seek protection, together with a dark and enigmatic image making. In this context a broken tiny branche of silver suggests an expression of pain and loss, and not so much a light hearted mimicry of nature, as one may think at first sight.

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GUDMUNDSSON, SIGURDUR multiples printed matter signed art books

SIGURDUR GUDMUNDSSON, Fjörvit, 1996 [signed bag]

SIGURDUR GUDMUNDSSON, Fjörvit, 1996
ca 41 x 29 x 4 cm
plastic bag, 7 publications, 11 photo copies (stapled)
signed
published by Nýlistasafnið, Reykjavik, Iceland
inv.SG 949-pr

 

Each newspaper and magazine in this bag contains an article about a group exhibition called Fjörvit (trans. Clear white) organised/curated by Sigurdur Gudmundsson at Nýlistasafnið / The Living Art Museum. Participating artists were Dan Wolgers, Carsten Höller, Christene Hohenbüchler and Irene Hohenbüchler. A stack of 11 black and white photo copies is depicting apparently an exhibition about plants and butterflies. The name of an artist is not mentioned.

The backside of the translucent museum bag shows an introductory text in Icelandic by Sigurdur Gudmundsson.

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multiples VAN WARMERDAM, MARIJKE

MARIJKE VAN WARMERDAM, Switch, 2020 [light box]

MARIJKE VAN WARMERDAM, Switch, 2020
46 x 46 x 6 cm
light box, metal frame, electric power chord, plug
edition 10 + 5 AP
signed, numbered
published by More Publishers, Brussels, Belgium
p.o.r. at info@morepublishers.be

 

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ARMLEDER, JOHN M multiples printed matter

JOHN M ARMLEDER, Sphinx d’Or Awards, 1973 [cards]

JOHN M ARMLEDER, Sphinx d’Or Awards, 1973
8,3 x 11 cm
6 different cards with embossed blind plate, 6 printed envelopes
published by Ecart, Geneva, Switzerland
excellent condition
extremely rare

 

The cards read the following texts:
The Sphinx D’Or Award 1973, Count Fanzini
Best Glossy Zine for 1973, File/Ifel General Idea, Toronto”
Best Camouflage for 1973, Dr.Brute, “Spots in Front of Your Eyes”
Best Major Work, Flakey Rose Hip, “Great Wall of 1984”
Best New Talent for 1973, Gilbert and George
Best Contribution to Art Deco in 1984, ms. Rhonda

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multiples NANNUCCI, MAURIZIO

MAURIZIO NANNUCCI, Decoding Different Directions, 1999 [edition Texte zur Kunst]

MAURIZIO NANNUCCI, Decoding Different Directions, 1999
diameter 5,7 cm
cardboard box (6,3 x 6,7 x 6,7 cm), synthetic ball with integrated text and colour
certificate, signed with initials, numbered
edition 112 + 16 AP
mint
published by Texte zur Kunst, Berlin, Germany
€ 320,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
inv.MNan 940



History of prices:
Van Ham, Cologne, Germany € 258,- April 2018 (not mint)
Phillips, New York, USA US$ 480.- June 2007

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multiples VAUTIER, BEN

BEN VAUTIER, N’importe qui peut avoir une idée, 1993 [Opinel kitchen knife]

BEN VAUTIER, N’importe qui peut avoir une idée [trans. Anyone can have an idea], 1993
2,3 x 12 x 3,5 cm
screen print on Opinel knife, cardboard box
mint condition
published by Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France
inv.BVau 933

€ 190,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace EU registered mail

This edition comes with an original shop envelope of Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain for free.

A light hearted text by Ben Vautier on the cardboard box reads:
“Qui est Ben?
Je suis né le 18 Juillet 1935 à Naples de mère Irlandaise et Occitane père Suise Français. J’ai vécu en Turquie, Egypte et Grèce. J’arrive à Nice en 1949. Je cherche à faire ce qui n’a pas été fait. J’ai peur d’être un raté, j’aime les spaghetti parfois l’art m’ennui, j’ai envie d’être un arbre, je suis abonné au Monde, je perds la mémoire et ça m’embête, j’aime les extrêmes en art, j’expose un peu partout, mais ça m’angoisse, je vis actuellement à Nice avec ma femme Annie dans les collines, il ya un tilleul devant la maison, mes enfants sont grands et je perds tous mes Opinels. Ben”

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ARMLEDER, JOHN M LUCCHINI, PATRICK multiples printed matter

JOHN M ARMLEDER / PATRICK LUCCHINI, Leathern Wing Scribble Press, 1978

JMA1978leathernWingScribblePress-envelope600

JOHN M ARMLEDER / PATRICK LUCCHINI, Leathern Wing Scribble Press, 1978
7 x 10,4 cm
text in letterpress, envelope, 4 tiny cards
edition 300
published by Ecart, Geneva. Switzerland
very good condition
rare
€ 480,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
inv.JMA 276

JMA1978leathernWingScribblePress-envelope.cards600

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MCDONALD, LEE multiples

LEE MCDONALD, Maqqeta True Whistle, 2020

LEE MCDONALD, Maqqeta True Whistle, 2020,
ca 12,5 x 24,5 x 8 cm,
mini toy truck, cardboard, pencil, tape,
24 K goldleaf, festive whistle
comes with hand made cardboard box, foil and lashing strap
signed, dated, numbered
series of 8 unique copies
published by Galerie van Gelder Editions, Amsterdam
€ 180,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace EU registered mail

This edition was produced on behalf of Lee McDonald’s participation at Big Art Fair 2020 (www.bigart.nl). He showed “Test 1450”, a self-destructive F14 airplane fighter made of discarded cardboard, tape, lashing straps, foil.

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HOLTH, KIMBALL GUNNAR multiples

KIMBALL GUNNAR HOLTH, Still not painting??, 2020 [Parker pen]

KIMBALL GUNNAR HOLTH, Still not painting??, 2020
2,5 x 17,5 x 5 cm
Parker pen, cardboard box
signed, dated, numbered
edition 8
condition: mint
€ 100,- plus € 13,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
inv.KGH 923