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
JOHN M ARMLEDER, ‘Plat du Jour’, 1993
21 x 9,7 cm
voucher: photo copy
edition of 100, of which just 30 signed
published by Editions GDL, Paris-Nice, France
€ 120,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace registered mail
John M Armleder: ‘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.” The latter was designed by John Armleder.
Envelope of Editions GDL:
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
€ 220,- 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
JOHN M ARMLEDER, Untitled, 2019
52 x 1000 cm
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
10,2 x 14,8 cm
postal card with ink stamps
signed, numbered, dated: ’26 IX 75′
here numbered 2/10
John M Armleder contributed to the Art Information Festival in Middelburg, Netherlands in 1975. This Festival was initiated and organised by Peter van Beveren.
‘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
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.
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.
JOHN M ARMLEDER, untitled, n.d. , invisible print
60 x 60 cm
print on heavy paper, pigment powder, invisible ink
edition 30, here nr. 6/30
very fine condition
published by Vous Êtes Ici Editions / The Blind Faith Series, Amsterdam
During a period of five years various artists have been invited by Vous Êtes Ici Editions to make an invisible ink print. The buyer was supposed to scratch the image by means of a lead pencil. Here one would created 25 dots.
JOHN M ARMLEDER, 1984
87,6 cm x 48,3 cm / 34.5 x 19 inch
acrylic paint, pencil on canvas
edition 60 + 5 AP
published by John Gibson Gallery, New York, USA
John M Armleder is known for mixing functional objects with casual abstract geometric artworks leading to estranged juxtapositions and logics.
History of prices:
John Gibson Gallery, New York US$ 3000.- July 1985
Benefit Auction SI, New York, USA estimated $18,000.- November 2012
JOHN M ARMLEDER, Furniture Sculpture 255, 1991
ca 49 x 29 x 13 cm
synthetic material, ink stamped, industrial label with text “engin flottant” (Eng. ‘floating equipment’)
edition 24, here nr 14/24
published by Porte Avion, Marseille, France
JOHN M ARMLEDER, AP, 1995
7,2 x 5,2 cm, sticker
black on white pre-coloured chrome polyester (aluminum foil)
published by Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
Design by John M Armleder for Associated Publishers.
In 1992 John M Armleder invited several gallerists for showing multiples at the Basel Art Fair. Participating publishers and gallerists: Daniel Buchholz, Cologne / Ecart, Geneva / Gallery John Gibson, New York / Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam / Daniel Newburg, New York. His idea was to initiate nomadic exhibitions in different towns. For the multiple show in Galerie van Gelder in Amsterdam he designed the AP logo, i.e. a tumbled zero with the letters AP.