ARMLEDER, JOHN M multiples printed matter

JOHN M ARMLEDER, Sphinx d’Or Awards, 1973 [cards]

JOHN M ARMLEDER, Sphinx d’Or Awards, 1973
8,3 x 11 cm
6 different cards with embossed blind plate, 6 printed envelopes
published by Ecart, Geneva, Switzerland
excellent condition
extremely rare


The cards read the following texts:
The Sphinx D’Or Award 1973, Count Fanzini
Best Glossy Zine for 1973, File/Ifel General Idea, Toronto”
Best Camouflage for 1973, Dr.Brute, “Spots in Front of Your Eyes”
Best Major Work, Flakey Rose Hip, “Great Wall of 1984”
Best New Talent for 1973, Gilbert and George
Best Contribution to Art Deco in 1984, ms. Rhonda

ARMLEDER, JOHN M LUCCHINI, PATRICK multiples printed matter

JOHN M ARMLEDER / PATRICK LUCCHINI, Leathern Wing Scribble Press, 1978


JOHN M ARMLEDER / PATRICK LUCCHINI, Leathern Wing Scribble Press, 1978
7 x 10,4 cm
text in letterpress, envelope, 4 tiny cards
edition 300
published by Ecart, Geneva. Switzerland
very good condition
€ 480,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
inv.JMA 276


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JOHN M ARMLEDER, White Plate, 2020 [dinner plate]

JOHN M ARMLEDER, White Plate, 2020
2 x 27 x 27 cm
signed and dated in glaze
limited amount of solely saucer-and-cup out of an edition of 500
condition: mint


John M Armleder is one of the most well known Swiss artists of today. In the eighties he was called the Neo-Geo Pope after he initiated a group exhibition “Art Abstrait” that created a rouse for being reactionary. Armleder is known for leaving paintings and objects as they come. He makes these works without hardly any interaction. With “White Plate” he leaves the porcelain design of a plate undecorated asking attention for the void and its power of nothingness. The work is ‘already made’ as Marcel Duchamp originally called his first readymades.

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JOHN M ARMLEDER, White Cup, 2020

JOHN M ARMLEDER, White Cup, 2020
7,5 x 12 x 12 cm
porcelain, 2 parts
signed and dated in glaze
limited amount of solely saucer and cup out of an edition of 500
condition: mint

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JOHN M ARMLEDER, White Plate, 2020 [dinner plates, cups and saucers]

JOHN M ARMLEDER, White Plate, 2020
dinner plates, cup and saucers
set of 24 parts
all signed and dated in glaze; in 4 original cardboard boxes
limited edition 500

John M Armleder is known for leaving things as they come. While they come the objects of his choice seem to help him out of what to do with them. Paintings are poured over, debris come together and form obviously a natural sculpture.
For this edition the form, presence and sparkling whiteness helped the artist to decide to leave it all alone as it is and to add merely a title to the set of objects: “White Plate”. KvG

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JOHN M ARMLEDER, Plat du Jour, 1993 [voucher, signed]

JOHN M ARMLEDER, ‘Plat du Jour’, 1993
21 x 9,7 cm
‘Plat du Jour’ voucher
edition of 100, i.e. only 30 were signed
signed, numbered
published by Editions GDL, Paris-Nice, France
extremely rare
€ 120,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace registered mail
inv.JMA 878


‘La Ligne d’Arrivée’ was a restaurant opposite Galerie Gilbert Brownstone & Cie situated in rue Saint-Gilles at nrs 9 and 26 in Paris. The voucher could be validated by ordering a dinner at the restaurant. Only 30 have been signed by the artist (quote JMA) and very few have been issued, because soon the restaurant closed its doors. When a dinner was paid with this voucher the owner of ‘La Ligne d’Arrivée’ would validate it with an ink stamp designed by John Armleder (quote JMA).


Envelope of Editions GDL:


Schema Informazione 2, 1974 [magazine Galleria Schema]

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
very rare
€ 180,- 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:
Vito Acconci
Vincenzo Agnetti
Marcel Allocco
Adriano Altamira
Eleanor Antin
Eric Andersen
Giovanni Anselmo
Art & Language
Gabor Attalai
John Baldessari
Dana Atcheley
Imre Bak
Manuel Barbadillo
Robert Barry
Roberto Barni
Carlo Battisti
Lanfranco Baldi
Bernhard & Hilla Becher
Massimo Becattini
Mirella Bentivoglio
Maurizio Benveduti
Carlo Bertocci
Gerard Bjerlej
Joseph Beuys
Julien Blaine
Alighiero Boetti
Mel Bochner
Werner F. Bonin
Christian Boltanski
Giovanni Bruscino
Enrico Bugli
Chris Burden
Daniel Buren
Marcel Broodthaers
Pier Paolo Calzolari
Cioni Carpi
Luciano Caruso
Sylvano Bussotti
Giuseppe Chiari
Tullio Catalano
Claudio Cintoli
James Coleman
Giusi Coppini
Roberto Cerbai
Marco Cordioli
Maria Teresa Corvino
Claudio Costa
Attila Csernik
Guido Corazziari
Feruccio De Filippi
Robin Crozier
Radomir Damnjanovic
Anne Darboven [sic]
Henry Dale
Giuliano Della Casa
Andrea Daninos
Gino de Dominicis
Branco Dimitrijevic
Nusa & Sreco Dragan
Herman de Vries
Paolo de Manincor
Antonio Dias
Wilfried Doerstel
Herbert Distel
Goran Djordjevic
Michele de Lucchi
Audrey Flack
Luciano Fabro
G. Fonio & P.L. Paolillo
Terry Fox
Joel Fremiot
Stano Filko
Hervé Fischer
Peter Finch
Hreinn Fridfinnsson
Andrea Granchi
Joseph Figueras
John Furnival
Bruno Gambone
Phil Glass
Paul Armand Gette
Zvi Goldstein
Jochen Gerz
Gilbert & George
Sigurdur Gudmundsson
Kristjan Gudmundsson
Groupe Ecart
Dan Graham
Milan Grygar
Lee Guen-Young
Groupe 70: Martin Miguel / Max Charuolen / Serge Maccaferri
Klaus Groh
John Hillard
Allan V. Harrison
Joseph Iglesias del Marquet
Hans Haacke
Alessandro Jasci
Christian Jaccard
Françoise Jannicot
Ray Johnson
Sture Johanesson
Joan Jonas
Allan Kaprow
Donald Karshan
Zdristan Jurkiewicz
Sasa Katamanova & J.H. Kocman
Hans W. Kalkmann
Per Kirkeby
Lazlo Kerekes
Annalies Klophaus
Joseph Kosuth
Richard Kostelanetz’s
Christof Kohlhöfer
Jannis Kounellis
Ketty LaRocca
Dick Landry
Auro Lecci
Ugo La Pietra
Jean le Gac
Andrea Lemmi
Sol LeWitt
Richard Long
Les Levine
Urs Lüthi
Sergio Lombardo
Inge Mahn
Robert Mangold
Maier AichenElio Marchegiani
Jean Claude Marquette
Stelio Maria Martini
Plinio Martelli
Paolo Masi
Slavko Matkovic
Eliseo Mattiacci
Mario Merz
Fabio Mauri
Albert Mayr
Edwind Morgan
Dora Maurer
Alberto Moretti
N.O. Mustill
Brenda Miller
Ito Motoyuki
Monique Nahas & Hervé Huitric
Massimo Nannucci
Maurizio Nannucci
Roman Opalka
Tomas Nillg [sic]
Dennis Oppenheim
Luigi Ontani
Claudio Parmiggiani
Charlemagne Palestine
Luca Patella
Giulio Paolini
Mario Poggiali
Andrzej Piergalski
Giuseppe Penone
Gianni Pettena
Miro Polacci
Alberto Pirelli
Josep Ponsati
Vettor Pisani
Edith Revai
Karina Raeck
Renato Ranaldi
Arnulf Rainer
Alan Riddel
Sue & Clive Robertson
Dorothe Rockburne
Gianni Ruffi
Fried Rosenstock
Edward Ruscha
Franca Sacchi
Lucas Samaras
Pedrac Sidjanin
Fulvio Salvadori
Richard Serra
Fritz Schwegler
Frank Smith
Kishio Suga
Landfried Schöpfer
Alan Sondheim
Enzo Stella
Klaus Staeck
Petr Stembera
Jan Steklik
Nikola Stojanovic
Balint Szombathy
Shohachiro Takahashi
Paul Thek
Team A3
Mikoljub Todorovic
Richard Tuttle
Jerzy Trelinski
Vittorio Tolu
Biljana Tomic
Rasa Todosijevic
Fernando Tonello
Endre Tót
Jacqueline Urban Nicaud
Timm Ulrichs
Janos Urban
Franco Vaccari
Willy Vazan
Jiri Valoch
Ben Vautier
Luca Venturi
Jürgen Vogdt
Bernard Venet
Edgardo Antonio Vigo
Wolf Vostell
Dorothee Von Windheim
Lawrence Weiner
May Wilson
Paul Wordow
William Wegman
Antonio Ximenez
Orest Zagoricnik
Michele Zaza
Jacob Zekveld
Nicholas Zurbrugg
Gilberto Zorio

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JOHN M ARMLEDER, Untitled, 2019 [wallpaper]

JOHN M ARMLEDER, Untitled, 2019
52 x 1000 cm
edition 160
published by Wallpapers by Artist, Scabal et Neutral, Zurich, Switzerland


History of price:
Wallpapers by Artist, € 130,- January 2020


JOHN M ARMLEDER, Concert piece project, 1975 [postal card]

JOHN M ARMLEDER, Concert piece project, 1975
10,2 x 14,8 cm
postal card with ink stamps
signed, numbered, dated: ’26 IX 75′
here numbered 2/10
edition 10

John M Armleder contributed to the Art Information Festival in Middelburg, Netherlands in 1975. This Festival was initiated and organised by Peter van Beveren.

inv.JMA 748


‘The idea of ​​John and his Ecart Performance Group consisted of a performance based on a composition for three musicians and a conductor. In preparation for the concert, they spent a few days with me in Middelburg, as you can read in the sender’s details, id est “Ecart Publications” at the Art Information Center.
Through this edition, the concert was announced to, among others, around 20 people and institutions as a “Concert Piece Project” with the title “Chant Piano, Seul Chant”. The small stamps were part of my stamps with which I decorated correspondences and are here symbolic of the number of objects that were part of the concert.’

‘The piece of music set up by John Armleder consisted of three gentlemen sitting behind a table, namely John Armleder, Patrick Lucchini and Carlos Garcia. There were dozens of small items on the table, from toys to shredded paper. I was the conductor and with my baton, standing behind a lectern, I indicated who had to make as much noise as possible with the object of my choice for a few seconds. A score of John’s concept was handed out to the public.’

Peter van Beveren in a mail d.d. 9 August 2019
inv.PvBe 749


PETER VAN BEVEREN, catalogue page “The Art Information Festival”, 1975; the concert took place on 26 September 1975.


Close up of the ink stamp in a book of stamps by Peter van Beveren.

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JOHN M ARMLEDER, U 40 drop cloth, 1992 [pizza box, multiple]

JOHN M ARMLEDER, U 40 drop cloth, 1992
146 x 59 cm
paint, varnish on cotton (with shoe print); here unfolded
pizza box with label
signed, both on cloth and box
edition 106, i.e. unique series of which this one was folded due to its over-size
published by Galerie van Gelder Editions, Amsterdam, Netherlands


In 1992 John M Armleder exhibited in Museum Utrecht in The Netherlands. The exhibition was named “Pour Paintings 1989-1992” and a museum catalogue with all his Pour Paintings was published. On site and on behalf of his show he produced three large paintings that caused a lot of drippings on the floor. Armleder proposed to intercept these paint drippings on a large cotton cloth that would be cut into smaller pieces of cloth kept in a cardboard pizza box. In this way 105 pieces were cut with one exceptionally large left-over that was folded in the last pizza box.