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BYARS, JAMES LEE printed matter

JAMES LEE BYARS, The Perfect Question, 1981 [newspaper announcement]

JAMES LEE BYARS, The Perfect Question, 1981
10 x 11 cm
newspaper snippet, De Volkskrant, 24 December
published by De Appel, Amsterdam

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JAMES LEE BYARS, invitation card, 1981 [Galerie Helen van der Meij]

JAMES LEE BYARS, invitation card, 1981
10,4 x 14,7 cm
offset
published by Galerie Helen van der Meij, Amsterdam

James Lee Byars was quite interested in making paper works and printed matter. The motif of the ephemeral was never far away. Here his name is printed in extremely tiny capital letters on the front of the card.

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BYARS, JAMES LEE multiples printed matter

JAMES LEE BYARS, The Palace of Good Luck, 1989 [multiple, invitation]

JAMES LEE BYARS, The Palace of Good Luck, 1989
11,4 x 16 x 0,3 cm
3 parts: gold printed envelope, card, plastic mini ball
published by Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy
Collection K. van Gelder, Amsterdam

On behalf of the inauguration of solo exhibition ‘The Palace of Good Luck’ of James Lee Byars a gold printed envelope including a white card with a very small red ball was sent to a selected group of people. The empty card and mini marble should be considered a part of this edition, also the gold envelope is an important part of the artist’s vocabulary; hence this multiple consists of three parts.