MARINUS BOEZEM, Paper Events, 1970 [signed artist’s book + envelope]

MARINUS BOEZEM, Paper Events, 1970
29,8 x 21,5 cm
artist’s book, 16 pp. incl. cover, plastic envelope with text in screen print
edition 250, here number 21/250
signed, numbered on label
published by Multi-Art Press, Belgium
condition: book yellowed at top part, envelope fine and undamaged
rare in this condition
€ 940,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace registered mail
inv.MBoe 190


The work ‘Paper Events’ is a DIY multiple. There are instructions for a do-it-yourselfer. Nevertheless, the cover and the first page inside have already been done by Marinus Boezem. From page three further instructions are given:
page 3 – cut with a pair of scissors
page 5 – wrinkle and throw away
page 7 – cut with a pair of scissors
page 9 – tear
page 11 – soak in water
page 13 – hang in open window
page 15 – burn rest of the book and keep in plastic bag.

Marinus Boezem is known for his radical view of art. Together with Wim T. Schippers, Ger van Elk and Jan Dibbets, Boezem is seen as one of the main representatives of conceptual art and arte povera in the Netherlands in the late 1960s.


signed label verso on plastic envelope

THE ARCHIVES – Art Information Centre Peter van Beveren, 1981

THE ARCHIVES-Art Information Centre Peter van Beveren, 1981
30,4 x 21,7 cm
artists book, HC, 30 pp., stamp numbered
edition 500, here nr 95/100
signed by all contributors; some stamp signed,
here also signed – only first 100 copies – by Peter van Beveren
inlay with list of artists
condition: more than splendid, hardly discoloured pages, although with a yellowed loose inlay with index,
like in all cases several metal parts by Klaas Gubbels have a finger print patina appearing due to aging
€ 885,- plus € 20,- Track & Trace registered mail
inv.PvBe 1077-pr


Peter van Beveren (born in 1952) started in the early 1970’s as conceptual artist, developed his passion for collecting by sending and also acquiring mail art. He initiated and managed The Archives / Art Information Centre and considered this part of his art practice. Later on in the mid eighties he became gallery owner of Galerie Van Beveren in Rotterdam. In 1981 for the Provincial Museum in Hasselt (Belgium) Peter van Beveren assembled contributions of the following artists: Robert Jacks, Woody van Amen, Carl Andre, Joseph Beuys, Marinus Boezem, Christian Boltanski, Daniel Buren, Michel Cardena, Christo, Robin Crozier, Geurt van Dijk, Pieter Engels, Hans Eijkelboom, Ken Friedman, Ad Gerritsen, Klaas Gubbels, Wim Gijzen, Richard Hamilton, Dick Higgins, Tommy Mew, Maurizio Nannucci, Richard Nonas, Arnulf Rainer, Dieter Roth, Yves De Sme, Al Souza, Endre Tot, Timm Ulrichs, Ben Vautier and Wolf Vostell.

This iconic book contains an exuberant amount of various materials and techniques. The first hundred copies are signed by Peter van Beveren.

History of prices:
John Benjamins Antiquariat, Amsterdam December 2022 € 1.500,-
William Allen Words & Image, London, UK November 2022 US$ 913.-
Venduehuis, The Hague, Netherlands 14 April 2022 € 325,- (hammer price)
William Allen Words & Image, London, UK February 2022 US$ 1,045.-
Prentwerk, Groningen, Netherlands February 2022 € 550,-
William Allen Words & Images, London, UK January 2021 € 869,-

MARINUS BOEZEM, Windschaal, 1968

MARINUS BOEZEM, Windschaal, 1968
31 x 21,5 cm
stencil print, hand stamped address
signed in print
edition unknown
published by the artist
€ 1000,-
inv. MBoe 500


The subtitle of ‘Windschaal’ shown at the bottom of the stencil print is ‘Medium for stimulating renewed experiences’ (in Dutch: ‘Medium ter bevordering van hernieuwde ervaringen’). The print depicted below is in the collection of the MoMa in New York, acquired through Art & Project in Amsterdam.

Collection MOMA, New York, USA