JOHN BOCK, Odor-Heimer, 2013
16,5 x 17,1 x 4 cm
cardboard box, four test tubes with different liquids/fragrances, magnetic lid, rolled up drawing in print, text in German and English
published by Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, Cologne, Germany
JOHN BOCK, Odor-Heimer, 2013
unique series of 6 signed boxes
drawing on cardboard box, four test glasses with differents fragrances, magnetic lid, rolled up drawing in print, text in German and English
published by Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany, May 2013
History of prices
Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, Cologne, Germany € 38,- May 2013
JOHN BOCK, Ohne Titel, 2012
ca 235 × 43 x 65 cm
various bike parts assembled
unique series of 4
published by NBK / Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
History of price:
NBK / Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany – December 2012 € 6.200,-
JOHN BOCK, Im Schatten der Made, 2010
40 cm x 27,6 cm (37,5 x 24,7)
signed, numbered, edition 100
Courtesy: Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin and Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Barbican Gallery, London www.barbican.org.uk € 120,- / £ 90.- August 2012
Still from Bock’s film Im Schatten der Made (2010) styled after 1920s German Expressionist films.
JOHN BOCK, Lütte mit Rucola, 2011
32,7 x 26,5 x 5 cm
book with loose hand made knitted object,
original ink drawing, initial signed, dated
HC, unpaginated children’s book cardboard pages, 66 pp.
When opening this book a knitted object lies hidden inside the pages. The book is based on a film by John Bock. It is the story about an insane man who tries to find existential guidance through the humilation of another man – obviously having a financial debt – by pulling a tooth. By means of crazy diagrams attached to the human body and using the little girl Lütte as medium he believes to be able to find the right corrections and justifications. Drawing by artist on inner part of cover.
JOHN BOCK, Meech elasticity, 2004
21 x 15 cm
artist’s book with pop up in center, 92 pp.
edition unknown, 30 copies signed, numbered
published by CCA, Kitakyushu, Japan
Collection Kees van Gelder, Amsterdam
History of prices, and offered by:
Buchhandlung Wien/Lukatsch, Berlin, Germany € 75,-
A collage of a pictorial diary with reproduced handwritten statements in Germanish English with collages of personal as well as found photos and printed matter. The cover “Bänsch – Kauferverhalten – 4. Auflage” is such an example of found printed matter. Colophon in English and Japanese.
JOHN BOCK, Gribbohm, 2001
30 x 24 x 1,2 cm / 11.8 x 9.6 x 0.5 inches
offset book with two double fold out pages, 116 pp.
German text, with English translation
History of prices, offered by
Barbar Wien/Lukatsch, Berlin, Germany € 80,- January 2013
John Bock’s stage-like walk-in sculptures constructed from fabrics and junk form the backdrop for his lavish semi-theatrical and semi-improvised performances. Referencing everything from rural life to various half-baked philosophies to the Vienna Actionists, a key influence on Bock, Bock’s performances blend topic fragments from the sciences, arts and the everyday into a volatile and enthralling mixture. The focus here is on the complex relationships between art and the social and between the social and the individual. Laid out in striking collage fashion. John Bock as Gribbohm traces 12 of Bock’s “lectures”, as he terms his performances, with copious illustrations and text by this artist who attempts to make sense of this world by creating one of his own devising. Mint condition.