SIGURDUR GUDMUNDSSON, Situations, 2000 [9 postcards]

15 x 10,5 cm
9 postcards, vintage
in cellophane envelope
edition 250
mint condition
€ 25,- plus € 8,- Track & Trace NL registered mail


CARSTEN HÖLLER, Zukunft ist wichtiger als Freizeit., 1989 [28 match boxes]

Photo K. van Gelder

CARSTEN HÖLLER, Zukunft ist wichtiger als Freizeit., 1989
each 5,4 x 4,9 x 0,6 cm
28 match books, with vintage cardboard box (5,5 x 20,5 x 11,5 cm)
edition 5000
published by the artist
mint condition, although discoloured box with some small tears
€ 720,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
inv.CHoe 1179

Carsten Höller was flabbergasted by Helmut Kohl’s speech at the Deutschen Ingenieurtag on 26th of May 1987 given in Munich, Germany: “…Wer über die Zukunft unserer Gesellschaft mitentscheiden will, tut gut daran, dies nicht nur in der unbeständigen Aufgeregtheit des Zeitgeistes zu tun, sondern mit Nachdenklichkeit und Besonnenheit.”

“…Einer Gesellschaft, in der für viele die Freizeit immer mehr zum wichtigsten Wert wird, ist schwer verständlich zu machen, dass Zukunft wichtiger ist als Freizeit und dass Zukunft ohne Anstrengungen nicht gesichert werden kann.”

The idea that a future with efforts or even hard labour, i.e. ‘Anstrengungen’, is more important than leasure time made the artist decide to appropriate the slogan of German politician Helmut Kohl.

Originally presented in an aluminum bowl (diameter 20 cm).



WALTER DAHN, signed label for “Crowns”, 1989 [woolen carpet]

WALTER DAHN, label with signature, 1989
19,8 x 9,6 cm
signed and numbered label issued for being sewn under woolen carpet “Crowns”
edition 6
produced by Equator Production, Brussels, Belgium
Private collection, Amsterdam
Margin Scheme

This label with signature (1989) was signed and numbered for being sewn under woolen carpet “Crowns” (200 x 300 cm) that was issued in an edition of 6. Each carpet was made on a command-selling base. It is unknown whether all copies have been produced.

In a group exhibition called They See The Light at Galerie van Gelder (11 – 27 August 1991), another hand knotted carpet ‘Two Crowns’ (200 x 200 cm) of Walter Dahn was shown, together with carpets by Milan Kunc, Rosemarie Trockel, Peter Nagy, Rob Scholte, Joseph Kosuth, Donald Baechler, Mark Dagley, Guillaume Bijl and Jiri Georg Dokoupil.

BELIN, VALÉRIE photographs

VALÉRIE BELIN, Black Women II (Untitled), 2006 [signed]

VALÉRIE BELIN, Black Women II (Untitled), 2006
41 x 36,5 x 5 cm
colour photo (38 x 34,5 cm) on high gloss paper + catalogue, linen bound box
signed, dated, numbered 19/20
edition 20 + 2 AP
published by Steidl Publishers, Göttingen, Germany
mint condition
rare, in this condition
€ 4.200,- plus € 24,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
inv.VBel 1165_1167

Valérie Belin’s (1964) photographs objects, such as glasses, silverware, Venetian mirrors, car motors, or animal carcasses. And also portraits. The concept of her method is simple; taking a photograph is a matter of light and exposure, then the subject seems to change of character.

The portrait photograph ‘Black Woman II’ by Valérie Belin shows a young woman with a remarkably smooth face. How is it possible that someone is made up so smoothly. Later I was told that this is the head of a mannequin made up as faithfully as possible as a human being. Every time I look at it I must try hard to see it as a doll with a wig and face paint. Odd. KvG
From brochure ‘When artists form ideas’, 2021, Parts Project, The Hague, Netherlands.

History of price:
eBay-lemutusliber, La Rochelle, France € 4.800,- November 2021


HRAFNHILDUR ARNARDÓTTIR, Shoplifter, 2019 [Tote bag]

ca 65 x 35 x 3 cm
print on fabric, tag with name, title and year
published by Kiasma / Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
available at Kiasma’s


SIGURDUR GUDMUNDSSON, Apple, flower, 1973-2000 [press photo]

SIGURDUR GUDMUNDSSON, Apple, flower, 1973-2000
10,1 x 14,4 cm
vintage colour photo print, press photo
verso: sticker
mint condition
published by Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
€ 250,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace EU registered mail


SIGURDUR GUDMUNDSSON, Composition, 1978-2000 [press photo]

SIGURDUR GUDMUNDSSON, Composition, 1978-2000
10,1 x 14,4 cm
vintage colour photo print, press photo,
verso: sticker
published by Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
mint condition
€ 250,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
inv.SG 1148_1159

HAMMONS, DAVID printed matter

DAVID HAMMONS, Rousing the Rubble, 1991

DAVID HAMMONS, Rousing the Rubble, 1991
HC, dust cover, 96 pp.
published by The Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S. 1 Museum, New York, USA
mint, uncommon in this condition
€ 500,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace registered mail
inv.DHam 1144

For decades David Hammons consciously avoided the attention of critics, galleries, and museums. Meanwhile he preferred “doing things in the street.” In 1997 I visited Jack Tilton Gallery in New York. At the back office ‘hidden’ on the top of a cupboard an evocative elephant’s dung decorated with beads and the like was put there ‘for sale’, i.e. not really fanatically, so to say. Nowadays David Hammons’ works are reproduced in monographs and catalogues. KvG

History of price:
Patrick Andersson Antikvariat, Lund, Sweden US$ 599.- October 2021
Amazon US$ 215.- October 2021

HORVITZ, DAVID printed matter

DAVID HORVITZ, mail Studio Rent Editions, 2015

DAVID HORVITZ, mail Studio Rent Editions, 2015
29,7 x 21 cm
print out


After a year of itinerant studios in free residences, I’ve re-started my studio rent edition series. If you don’t know this, they are a series of monthly editions that subsidizes my monthly studio rent. They are all an edition of 10 and sold for 1/10th of my studio rent. I’ve done this for years. Most of previous ones are sold out (some are available at my gallery in Berlin). Each month I send out an email describing the new piece, and you can purchase one, and it is then mailed to ou. Maybe this series could also be seen a a monthly mail art project as well. I’ve stopped posting info online, just sending their descriptions through emails like this, to keep things more ephemeral.

HOOGSTRATEN, HARRY printed matter

HARRY HOOGSTRATEN, invitation, 1986

HARRY HOOGSTRATEN, invitation, 1986
21 x 14,8 cm
hand written text
published by the artist
inv.HHoo 1138