MONIEK TOEBOSCH, 15 minuten solozang, invitation, 1977 [invite Other Books and So, Amsterdam]

MONIEK TOEBOSCH, 15 minuten solozang, invitation, 1977
29.7 x 21 cm
stenciled print, 2 handmade ink stamps
published by Other Books and So, Amsterdam
condition: good, although yellowed due to non-acid free paper quality
Added: newspaper clipping Het Parool, 1 juni 1983
inv.UCar 000-pr

On the occasion of the new space at Herengracht 259, an exhibition with posters/flyers of Allen Kaprow and an exhibition of Tom Ockerse Editions took place simultaneously. Ulises Carrión was quite proud he got hold on a more than decent amount of printed matter related to Allen Kaprow.

MICHAEL GIBBS, Extinction, 1974 [booklet]

MICHAEL GIBBS, Extinction, 1974
9,9 x 14,7 cm
booklet, 8 pp., stapled
published by In-Out productions, Amsterdam
condition: fine, 1 cm wide light scuffing at top edge of front cover, slightly colour aged
€ 180,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
inv.MGib 1135

This booklet was purchased at Other Books and So in Amsterdam that was owned and run by Ulises Carrión. At the top right corner of the cover Ulises made notes in pencil about the price (Dfl. 1,-) and from whom the copies were taken in stock, here 8x ‘car’ in total. As such this copy has a special touch of archival history.

Gibbs’s first solo exhibition after having moved to Amsterdam was “Extinction” which was held from March 26 to April 6, 1974 in In-Out Center. It was closely related to the theme ‘language operations’ of his concrete and visual poetry, for which this booklet was published. He used photomontage superimposing an alphabet that becomes energized while obliterated by a fire extinguisher. For that action a polystyrene and hardboard template of the alphabet was doused in petrol, set on fire, and put out with an extinguisher by the artist. The same year Gibbs performed ‘Extinction’ life on 21 november 1974 at de Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht.

History of price:
William Allen Word & Image, London, UK US$ 90.17, 1 October 2021

ULISES CARRIÓN, Anonymous Quotations, 1979 [invite]

ULISES CARRIÓN, Anonymous Quotations, 1979
29,7 x 21 cm
offset on paper, twice folded as mailed
condition: splendid
€ 185,- plus € 12,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
inv.UCar 1059

Void Distributors was a publishing house founded by Hetty Huisman. On an irregular basis events took place for a small incrowd of people who were invited to attend a presentation or performance in her studio at Anjeliersstraat 153 in Amsterdam.

Editions & Communications marginales d’Amerique Latine, 1977

Editions & Communications marginales d’Amerique Latine, 1977
21 x 29,7 cm
risoprint, stapled, folded as issued: 15 x 21 cm, 9 pp.
organised by Guy Schraenen
published by Maison de la Culture du Havre, Le Havre, France
inv.GSchr 1026

This publication was issued on behalf of a group exhibition curated by Guy Schraenen. Felipe Ehrenberg, Ulises Carrión, Raúl Marroquin, Flavio Pons, Claudio Goulart among many others participated.

History of price:
Zwiggelaar Auctions, Amsterdam, 9 December 2022 € 400,- (hammer price)

ULISES CARRIÓN, Vereniging van Videokunstenaars bulletin maart-april, 1983

ULISES CARRIÓN, Vereniging van Videokunstenaars bulletin, maart – april 1983
21,1 x 15 cm
16 pp., incl. couver
very rare
published by VvV, Amsterdam
excellent condition, although very slightly aged paper
€ 280,- plus € 8,- Track & Trace registered mail
inv.UCar 991

On page 10 of the VvV bulletin March – April 1983 the première of Ulises Carrión’s video work The Death of the Art Dealer is announced.

ULISES CARRIÓN, The Muxlows, 1978

ULISES CARRIÓN, The Muxlows, 1978
22,9 x 11 cm
SC, 100 pp.
edition 300
published by Verlaggalerie Leaman, Düsseldorf, Germany
condition: slightly aged, at cover top side 3 tiny dents
€ 1.200,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace registered mail
inv.UCar 06-pr


Introduction on fly leave:
‘The Muxlows’ is the history of an English family from Yorkshire. I found it in 1972, in the city of Leeds, in the last pages of a badly damaged bible. U.C.’

This book is a dry list of names that goes back to 1835 when Thomas Muxlow was born. It is the start of genealogical facts limited to birth and death. The first chapter “Parents names” is followed by “Childrens names”, “Marriages” and “Other family events”. In this way a family story is told as a family drama of generations, i.e. family members come and go. Again with this book Carrión’s shows his strong affinity with the method of archival order to set out a story similar to writing a novel.

A copy is in the Collection of Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

History of price:
Ecart-Books, Geneva, Switzerland June 2022 SFr 1.700,-

HETTY HUISMAN, Letters to friends, 1977 [invite Other Books and So]

HETTY HUISMAN, Letters to friends, 1977
29,7 x 21 cm
stencil print
published by Other Books and So, Amsterdam
condition: good, although obviously aged wood-containing paper
extremely rare
€ 280,- plus Track & Trace EU registered mail
inv.HHui 945-pr


Extra information

The exhibition showed a collection of handmade unique artists’ books from a series of 15, containing diary-like texts, drawings and collages and published in Korsow, Curaçao, Cabaron Press, 1976. Each booklet was addressed to a friend in The Netherlands while Huisman was temporarily living in Curacao. Staple bound graph books, each 19 x 25,5 cm, 24 pp. with handwritten text, ink and graphite drawings, rubber stamps and collaged photos. All signed, dated and stamped by the artist.

Hetty Huisman (1941-2017) was a Dutch artist working in a variety of fields. She made ceramic based works, albeit with a conceptual and destructive approach, and was a prolific publisher of artists’ books through her imprint Void Editions. Huisman published her own artists’ books and works by others such as Ulises Carrion (Second Thoughts), Henryk Gajewski, John Liggins. In the 1970s she was one of the founders of the In-Out Center artists’ space in Amsterdam. She curated exhibitions in her studio as well as at her temporary gallery in Curaçao where she also launched Cabaron Press.