EDWARD RUSCHA, invite New Paintings, 1973 [exhibition card]

EDWARD RUSCHA, invite New Paintings, 1973
10,1 x 15,8 cm
postal stamp
published by Nigel Greenwood, Inc Ltd, London, UK
condition: very good
€ 240,- plus € 8,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
inv.ERus 410-pr
 
This invitation card depicts a business card of Edward Ruscha, with his name written in a phonetic pronunciation and the designation “Young Artist.” This card was posted in April 1973 and is addressed to Joe Tilson (1928 – 2023), a printmaker and sculptor in the British Pop art.

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

HREINN FRIDFINNSSON, a.o.
Galerie Balderich poster, 1971
49 x 35 cm
offset, edition unknown
rare
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.

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

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

GERHARD RICHTER, Line Color Rainbow Mini Skirt, 2023 [skirt]

GERHARD RICHTER, Line Color Rainbow Mini Skirt, 2023
size M
fabric, 88% polyester, 12% elastane
Order-on-demand production through RedBubble, Melbourne, Australia
‘Designed and sold by Tabatha Anderson’, Manchester, USA
inv.GRich 000

Here the publisher is both dress designer and seller with the help of RedBubble Inc., a company that specializes in Order-on-demand. The print on the fabric is taken from the couver of a catalogue.
One may wonder whether this production – with the artist’s name ostentatious reproduced on the fabric – is made with the consent of Gerhard Richter. Yet, The Archive is Limited brings also unsigned works together, that have been produced during the artist’s lifetime. As such this skirt edition is archived as an authentic work. We consider it as being indirectly approved by or made with the consent of the artist, since apparently no legal forces prevented to have the offered item for sale. One may also look at it as an abuse of Gerhard Richter’s work and name or as a piracy’s action to reproduce the couver of a catalogue showing the name of its publisher Hatje Cantz.
In any case, this is clearly a matter of Product art, no doubt about that. KvG

Note.
On 19th of December 2023 this item was not for sale anymore. Between the 11th and 19th of December suddenly this skirt disappeared from the website of RedBubble, for unknown reasons.

GERHARD RICHTER, Abstract Cover Mini Skirt, 2023 [skirt ]

GERHARD RICHTER, Abstract Cover Mini Skirt, 2023
fabric, 88% polyester, 12% elastane
size M
mint
Order-on-Demand production through RedBubble, Melbourne, Australia
‘Designed and sold by BlankaBlank’, Wiesbaden, Germany
inv.GRich 000

Here the publisher is both dress designer and seller with the help of RedBubble Inc. that specializes in Order-on-Demand.
One may wonder whether this production – with the artist’s name ostentatious reproduced on the fabric – is made with the consent of Gerhard Richter. Yet, The Archive is Limited brings also unsigned works together, that have been produced during the artist’s lifetime. As such this skirt edition has been archived as an authentic work. We consider it as being indirectly approved by or made with the consent of the artist, since apparently no legal forces prevented to have the offered items for sale. In any case, this is clearly a matter of Product art, no doubt about that. KvG

CLAUDE CLOSKY, 2000 attempts to draw a small circle, 1998

CLAUDE CLOSKY, 2000 tentatives de designer un petit circle / 2000 attempts to draw a small circle, 1998
19 x 19 cm
black biro ink on blank invitation card
hand made drawing
edition 2000
published by Maison Levanneur, Chatou, France
condition excellent
uncommon
€ 195,- plus € 12,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
inv.CClos 1119-1120

Ref. Claude Closky: ‘82 Attempts at drawing a circle freehand’, 1991, 21,5 x 14,5 cm, ballpoint pen on sketch pad, 164 pages.