MICHAEL GIBBS, Extinction, 1974
9,9 x 14,7 cm
booklet, 8 pp., stapled
published by In-Out productions, Amsterdam
condition: fine, 1 cm wide light scuffing at top edge of front cover, slightly colour aged
€ 180,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
This booklet was purchased at Other Books and So in Amsterdam that was owned and run by Ulises Carrión. At the top right corner of the cover Ulises made notes in pencil about the price (Dfl. 1,-) and from whom the copies were taken in stock, here 8x ‘car’ in total. As such this copy has a special touch of archival history.
Gibbs’s first solo exhibition after having moved to Amsterdam was “Extinction” which was held from March 26 to April 6, 1974 in In-Out Center. It was closely related to the theme ‘language operations’ of his concrete and visual poetry, for which this booklet was published. He used photomontage superimposing an alphabet that becomes energized while obliterated by a fire extinguisher. For that action a polystyrene and hardboard template of the alphabet was doused in petrol, set on fire, and put out with an extinguisher by the artist. The same year Gibbs performed ‘Extinction’ life on 21 november 1974 at de Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht.
History of price:
William Allen Word & Image, London, UK US$ 90.17, 1 October 2021
ULISES CARRIÓN, De Diefstal Van Het Jaar, 1982
29,6 x 21 cm
offset on paper, twice folded as mailed
€ 245,- plus € 12,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
ULISES CARRIÓN, Anonymous Quotations, 1979
29,7 x 21 cm
offset on paper, twice folded as mailed
€ 185,- plus € 12,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
Void Distributors was a publishing house founded by Hetty Huisman. On an irregular basis events took place for a small incrowd of people who were invited to attend a presentation or performance in her studio at Anjeliersstraat 153 in Amsterdam.
Editions & Communications marginales d’Amerique Latine, 1977
21 x 29,7 cm
risoprint, stapled, folded as issued: 15 x 21 cm, 9 pp.
organised by Guy Schraenen
published by Maison de la Culture du Havre, Le Havre, France
This publication was issued on behalf of a group exhibition curated by Guy Schraenen. Felipe Ehrenberg, Ulises Carrión, Raúl Marroquin, Flavio Pons, Claudio Goulart among many others participated.
ULISES CARRIÓN, Vereniging van Videokunstenaars bulletin, maart – april 1983
21,1 x 15 cm
16 pp., incl. couver
published by VvV, Amsterdam
excellent condition, although very slightly aged paper
€ 280,- plus € 8,- Track & Trace registered mail
On page 10 of the VvV bulletin March – April 1983 the première of Ulises Carrión’s video work The Death of the Art Dealer is announced.
ULISES CARRIÓN, The Muxlows, 1978
22,9 x 11 cm
SC, 100 pp.
published by Verlaggalerie Leaman, Düsseldorf, Germany
condition: slightly aged, at cover top side 3 tiny dents
€ 1.200,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace registered mail
Introduction on fly leave:
‘The Muxlows’ is the history of an English family from Yorkshire. I found it in 1972, in the city of Leeds, in the last pages of a badly damaged bible. U.C.’
This book is a dry list of names that goes back to 1835 when Thomas Muxlow was born. It is the start of genealogical facts limited to birth and death. The first chapter “Parents names” is followed by “Childrens names”, “Marriages” and “Other family events”. In this way a family story is told as a family drama of generations, i.e. family members come and go. Again with this book Carrión’s shows his strong affinity with the method of archival order to set out a story similar to writing a novel.
A copy is in the Collection of Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
HETTY HUISMAN, Letters to friends, 1977
29,7 x 21 cm
published by Other Books and So, Amsterdam
condition: good, although obviously aged wood-containing paper
€ 280,- plus Track & Trace EU registered mail
RAÚL MARROQUIN, invitation card “Original Books”, 1976
9,7 x 14,8 cm
red ink stamp, postal stamp dated: “24-III-1976”
published by Other Books and So, Amsterdam / Ulises Carrión
€ 160,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace registered mail
TIME BASED ARTS, Videotape Performance Installation, catalogue, 1984
21,5 x 15,6 x 3,8 cm
122 loose cards, card holder
incl. list of 59 artists on “Index” card and list of 82 artists on “Contents” card
condition: very good, although the cover has very slight traces of use and stack of cards is pristine, apart from tiny dog’s ear on price list (top card)
extremely rare in this condition
€ 1.080,- plus € 20,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
This catalogue contains loose cards with an “Index” card on the top part of the stack showing a list of 59 artists, although a “Contents” card at the bottom of the stack shows an extended and final list of 82 participating artists.
The names in bold are only featured on the “Index” card and for some reason they don’t appear on the more elaborated loose list of “Contents” at the end of the stack.
MARCELLE VAN BEMMEL
KLAUS VOM BRUCH
SWITHAN I DULAYE
ELLEN M. JANSSEN
JAAP DE JONGE
HARRIE DE KROON
UWE F. LAYSIEPEN
HEIKE MELBA FENDEL
ROBERT J. NOTTROT
HENNIE VAN OOSTEN
HENNY VAN OOSTEN
FABIENNE DE QUASA RIERA
ALBERT VAN WESTING
ULISES CARRIÓN, Trios & Boleros, announcement card, 1983
9,8 x 22,7 cm
radio program ‘Art on the Radio – Radio as Art’, VPRO Hilversum 3
photo copy print