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

Galerie Balderich poster, 1971
49 x 35 cm
offset, edition unknown
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]


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.

SYLVIE FLEURY, portrait of a gallerist [wearing bow tie by John M Armleder], 1991

SYLVIE FLEURY, portrait of a gallerist (wearing bow tie by John M Armleder), 1991
2 unique black and white analogue photo prints
each 15,6 x 10,5 cm / 10,5 x 15,6 cm
signed note, envelope, date-stamped 6-11-1991, 4 parts
inv.SF 377-pr

These photos were taken during the instalment of John Armleder’s second solo exhibition at Galerie van Gelder in 1991, for which he made a.o. three large Pour paintings. He dipped two bow ties into a puddle of paint that was leaking from the paintings leaning against the wall. Sylvie immortalised that action by taking a picture of the gallerist wearing one of the ties.
Vaguely, I remember that Sylvie Fleury wanted to capture my more than average height by photographing from a frog’s point of view. i am not sure, I should ask her about this, I guess. KvG

The letterhead on the notepad sheet reads: “Those SHOES! I must have Those SHOES!” – Confessions of a Crazed Shopper.

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