ERIC ANDERSEN, ‘Great occupation, but very few plants’, 2013
2 prints on A4, added 2 prints about exhibition Tamás St. Auby
mail 15 May 2013 at 13:44 hours about announcement of Tamás St. Auby’s exhibition at Museum Ludwig, Budapest, Hungary
By mail Eric Andersen gave a comment on an announcement of Hungarian artist Tamás St. Auby’s call to occupy “Rosa Fluxemburg Platz” on behalf of his exhibition in Museum Ludwig in Budapest: ‘Great occupation, but very few plants’. The chosen font of the lettering in red is typical for Andersen and may be found on badges he made with various texts.
Schema Informazione 2, 1974
30 x 21,5 cm
number 2, 68 pp.
published by Galleria Schema, Firenze, Italy
condition: very good, although cover carefully used
€ 300,- plus € 20,- Track & Trace registered mail
Schema Informazione is a catalogue published in magazine format on behalf of a group exhibition “Retuned to Sender” at Galleria Schema in Firenze, Italy. The exhibition was announced as ” Texts, musics, diagrams, scores, books, slides, notes, photographs, revues, video tapes, multiples, projects, statements, films, ideas………”.
List of participating artists:
Art & Language
Bernhard & Hilla Becher
Werner F. Bonin
Pier Paolo Calzolari
Maria Teresa Corvino
Feruccio De Filippi
Anne Darboven [sic]
Giuliano Della Casa
Gino de Dominicis
Nusa & Sreco Dragan
Herman de Vries
Paolo de Manincor
Michele de Lucchi
G. Fonio & P.L. Paolillo
Paul Armand Gette
Gilbert & George
Groupe 70: Martin Miguel / Max Charuolen / Serge Maccaferri
Allan V. Harrison
Joseph Iglesias del Marquet
Sasa Katamanova & J.H. Kocman
Hans W. Kalkmann
Ugo La Pietra
Jean le Gac
Maier AichenElio Marchegiani
Jean Claude Marquette
Stelio Maria Martini
Monique Nahas & Hervé Huitric
Tomas Nillg [sic]
Sue & Clive Robertson
Jacqueline Urban Nicaud
Edgardo Antonio Vigo
Dorothee Von Windheim
ERIC ANDERSEN, For Your Comfort, 1980
21 x 4 cm
booklet, 34 pp., spiral binding, loose label as issued
published by Edition Hundertmark, Düsseldorf, Germany
condition: top page very lightly yellowed
€ 340,- plus € 13,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
This edition is part of a special Hundertmark Edition Box with works of 23 artists Armin Hundertmark worked with. The artists contributed to this box on behalf of the 10th anniversary of the publisher and gallerist Hundertmark.
Eric Andersen thought it appropriate to give the owner of the box to tear a page out of his booklet for having it glued to another contribution. The tab reads: ‘FOR YOUR COMFORT. Glue on this art-collection-tab any art-work from the also enclosed 10th anniversary Hundertmark Edition box.’
ERIC ANDERSEN, “For your comfort”
, a small spiral booklet with texts and a note enclosed: “signature for the 10th anniversary hundertmark edition, eric andersen.”
JOSEPH BEUYS, “Aufruf zur Alternative”,
Frankfurter Rundschau from 23.12.1978 with text of Beuys, stamped: “Wählt DIE GRÜNEN”, signed and numbered, a bronze sculpture, signed, 8.3 x 2.7 cm, a sawed tree trunk and the sawed place is sealed with wax again, signed, 18 x 1,6 cm.
BERNH. JOH. BLUME,
a drawing, felt pen, signed and dated.
CLAUS BÖHMLER, “Aufzeichnungen, das Bild zum Ton vom Saxophon, Fixierung & Wiederholung von Zeit“,
a photocopy and a tape cassette, titled, signed, dated and numbered.
GÜNTER BRUS, “JUBILÄUMSBLATT”,
a pencil and colored drawing, signed and dated.
ROBERT FILLIOU, “The Eternal Network Presents: /MULTIPLE A EXEMPLAIRE UNIQUE…”, a green DIN-A5 index card, written and stamped, signed, dated and numbered.
JOCHEN GERZ, “Kein Wort mehr über Pyramiden & Maßstäbe / die Pyramiden standen noch was rum, als wollen sie was fragen”
, brown color and text on cardboard, signed, dated and numbered.
TAKA IIMURA, “SELF IDENTIY 1 (1974)”, a video score, color photo on a photocopy, signed, dated and numbered.
DIETMAR KIRVES, “Ansichten”
, a photo collage, signed and dated.
A, spray picture, collage, signed.
ALISON KNOWLES, “BEANS PROMOTE DREAMING”,
a biscuit with a baked strips of text, signed.
BORIS LURIE, “NEIN”, aA stenciled picture, signed and numbered.
, plaster, collage, signed and dated.
ARNULF RAINER, “Als Toter im Atelierschmutz”,
photo, signed and dated.
, Letter collage, signed, dated and numbered.
TAKAKO SAITO, “Fortune”,
a plastic bag with salt and a crystal ball, signed.
KONRAD BALDER SCHÄUFFELEN, “L´usage des Cailloux”
An Isa-stone with the word cloud on it, into a wooden box, signed, dated and numbered.
TOMAS SCHMIT, “drei striche”, dDrawings, signed, dated and numbered.
DOMINIK STEIGER,”Hi – fi, Low nose”,
a tape cassette, signed, dated and numbered.
FRITZ SCHWEGLER, “für FÜNF MÄHENDE WEHEN am Pfaffenwald”,
a drawing, signed and dated.
JIRI VALOCH, “eye piece”,
Abraisons letters on cardboard, signed, dated and numbered.
BEN VAUTIER, “Ink Stamp 1958“
, ink spots on blotting paper, signed, dated and numbered.
A Lithograph, signed, dated and numbered.
Edition of 40 copies
box size: 36 x 40 x 6 cm
49.4 x 33.5 cm
screen print on paper, poster folded as mailed (17 x 24.8 cm)
condition: reasonable, tear lower left, missing chip of paper
Peter van Beveren and Harry Ruhé invited Fluxus artists to participate in a Fluxus Festival at the AKI Art Academy in Enschede in The Netherlands. Participating artists were Eric Andersen, Giuseppe Chiari, Dick Higgins, Ben Vautier, Wolf Vostell, Bob Lens, Wim T. Schippers, Takako Saito, Ludwig Gosewitz, Milan Knizak and Mischa Mengelberg. The director Sipke Huismans of the AKI gave carte blanche to the two curators. Van Beveren and Ruhé managed nine artists to come over for five days to this Fluxus event, namely Eric Andersen, Ben Vautier, Wolf Vostell, Bob Lens, Wim T. Schippers, Takako Saito, Ludwig Gosewitz, Milan Knizak and Mischa Mengelberg. Every artist got a fee of Dfl. 3.000,- (“It is about time that artists should be properly paid…’). In the end the AKI almost went bankrupt caused by the high bills of hotel, dinner and free booze, trip and traveling costs.
ERIC ANDERSEN, 10 times of Finish It, 1970
ca 42 x 12,5 x 12,5 cm
spirit duplicator print in purple and black, red biro ink, paper bag
published by the artist
Eric Andersen’s works and performances often invite the public to participate. Also in his installations the public may be prompted to contribute.
ERIC ANDERSEN, Tape Piece, 
three printed cards each 3 x 10,6 cm + piece from audio cassette tap in cellophane bag as published
this object is part of Ben Vautier’s magazine Fourre-Tout No. 3
edition 100 + 1 glass bottle with original manuscripts
published by Ben Vautier, Nice, France
Ref. Ben Vautier: Fourre-Tout No. 3, 1968
inv. BVau 220
BEN VAUTIER, Fourre-Tout No. 3, 1968
CONTENU DE L’ENVELOPPE
18,9 x 17,4 cm
includes all objects, as issued
printed matter and objects in plastic envelope with hand numbered sticker
stamp numbered, here number 00016
6 parts and 1 printed list of contents with felt pen hand drawing of a bocal
€ 580,- plus € 12,- Track & Trace registered mail
In an accompanying text of this issue it is announced by Ben and Annie (Noël) that “Fourre-tout” number 3 will be the last one. It is explained that ‘The content of this jar is learning us to admit everything. It reads the idea through the object.’
Issues number 1 and 2 were published in 1967 in an edition 250 each. A copy of issue number 3 is in the collection of the MoMA in New York, USA. The museum has one of the 100 glass jars in its collection that accompanies this periodical with an edition of 100 (+ 1 larger ‘jar’ with original manuscripts), although archived separately from its publication.
Complete content of original plastic envelope “Contenu de l’enveloppe”:
KEN FRIEDMAN – print with ink stamped text: Friedman’zart
HENRY FLYNT – print: Overthrow the Human Race!!
BEN VAUTIER – cut page with pencil drawn circles (recto verso) from paperback book
BEN VAUTIER – punched postcard called There might be an aeroplane in the sky of this tiny postcard
ERIC ANDERSSON [sic] – Tape piece, 3 tiny cards with texts/instruction + loose piece of tape
BEN VAUTIER/GEORGE MACIUNAS ? – small Fluxus bag with paste called A medicine for the asthma of Maciunas
Nota bene: This issue No. 3 is complete, although a glass jar the index is referring to as CONTENU DU BOCAL is lacking.
Copy edition number 40/100 in the collection of the MoMa, New York. The glass jar with cork that is part of the publication has been archived by the museum separately.
BEN VAUTIER, Fourre-Tout, No. 3, 1968
glass jar, label, felt-tip pen ink, cork, various objects
10,2 x 5,1 cm
being part of periodical
published by Ben and Anne Vautier
Collection MoMA, New York, USA
ERIC ANDERSEN, ‘Postcard in four colours 1967’
14,6 x 20,6 cm / 9,4 x 14,5 cm
offset, set of large and small postcards, 2 parts
edition unknown, signed
uncommon, rare as set
€ 365,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace registered mail
ERIC ANDERSEN, Opus 36, n.d. [ca 1965]
13,5 x 19,4 cm
text, selfpublished stencil
Collection Kees van Gelder, Amsterdam
Write two exactly identical envelopes to me and place with tape the right amount in coins instead of stamps. Then put the one into the other and send the letter to me. If I get the letter I will maybe be able to see the exact difference between these two envelopes, and, maybe I will have a useful relationship. And maybe I will be a clever boy. And I will be a happy boy.
eric andersen, vangede bygade 9, gentofte, copenhagen.