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)
€ 750,- plus € 20,- Track & Trace 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 a extended and final list of 82 participating artists.
The names in bold are only featured on the “Index” card and don’t appear on the more elaborated list of “Contents” at the end of the stack or on an individual card.
MARCELLE VAN BEMMEL
KLAUS VOM BRUCH
SWITHAN I DULAYE
GENERAL IDEA AD GERRITSEN
ELLEN M. JANSSEN
JAAP DE JONGE
VIC JOSEPH CHRISTINE KOENIGS
HARRIE DE KROON
UWE F. LAYSIEPEN JOHN LIGGINS
CHRISTINA LINARIS-CORIDOU ANGELA LINDERS
HEIKE MELBA FENDEL
ROBERT J. NOTTROT
HENNIE VAN OOSTEN
HENNY VAN OOSTEN
FABIENNE DE QUASA RIERA
LAWRENCE WEINER WACKENHUT
ALBERT VAN WESTING
ULISES CARRIÓN, Bókasyning / Bookshow, 1980
12 x 17.3 cm
Nylistasafnid / The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
stamp ink and wear at right top corner caused by mailing
“This exhibition includes books by more than one hundred artists from 25 countries. Except for a special Icelandic section asembled [sic] by Árni Ingólfsson, they all come from the Other Books and So Archive of Amsterdam.
Although varying in origin scope, and intentions, all the books in this show are outstanding examples of ‘book art’ – each one of them was conceived as an autonomous art work.
Whether by means of typography, photography, handwriting, photocopy or drawing, they subvert our age old understanding of books and open up new hopes for the book’s significance in an era of multimedia communication. U. Carrión.”
See: ULISES CARRIÓN, Other Books, exhibition leaflet with list of artist’s books.
Rubber, 1978, ‘Ulises Carrión’
Vol. 1, no. 6
23,4 x 16,2 cm
bulletin, 8 pp. incl. cover, 10 original ink stamps by Ulises Carrion
published by Stempelplaats, Amsterdam
€ 345,- plus € 18,- registered mail Track & Trace
This issue of Rubber bulletin is entirely made on and by Ulises Carrión. It is one of the most important publications that reveal specifically his theories and practical thoughts about ink stamping in the visual arts. With short statements he comes to innovative points of view:
‘Every print of a rubber-stamp implies a choice by the artist. He creates not only when he designs his rubber-stamp, but also everytime he makes a print.’
‘In contrast with other means of reproduction – photography, for instance – rubber-stamps are associated with power.
Artists’ rubber-stamps reminds us of those other rubber-stamps that actually control and direct our lives.’ (p.7)
On the inner side of the cover a date stamp ’39 JAN 1988’ is depicted. This ink stamp refers to his concept of “Artists Work for the Future”. Through his choices of appropriation like homages, references, quotations, parodies and allusions he touches the notion of the worn out past and overestimated trends. Ink stamping is one of the media that can generate an interesting impetus to overcome clichés and open up unexplored territories today and in the future. In this sense ‘Artists work for the future’.
Ulises Carrión (1941-1989) was an artist, editor, curator, gallerist, archivist and theorist of the post-1970s avant-garde.
ULISES CARRIÓN, Rob or Marta, n.d. [ca 1981]
14,4 x 10,4 cm
condition: top side slightly bumped due to mailing
€ 450,- plus € 15,- registered mail Track & Trace
The text on this invitation reads: ‘I’m going to produce an artwork involving people named either Rob (Bob, Robert, Roberto, etc.) or Marta (Martha, Marthe, etc.). Profession, nationality, and place of residence are irrelevant. Please return this card to me if you want further information.’
FANDANGOS – nrs. 184.108.40.206 superb issue!, 1978
30 x 21 cm
stickers, ink stamps
signed by Raúl Marroquin as Superman
published by Raúl Marroquin, Maastricht, Netherlands
This 4-in-1 Fandangos magazine has been the last issue od a series of 11 publications. Contributing artists:
Raul Marroquin, Paul Carter, Julia Hayward, Jana Haimsohn, Darcy Lange, Antonio Caro, Baladi, Angelika Schmid, Jonier Marin, Montadas, C. Garcia, Tobe Carey, Klaus Staeck, Jan Patric, David Zacki, J. Charlin, Eduard Bal, Sanja Ivekovic, Michel Cardena, Tony Morgan, Marjo Schumans, Ben D’Armagnac, Elsa Stansfield, Madelon Hooykaas, Jantje Tetelepta, I. Akel, Joshua Jansen, Relly Carlo, Nan Hoover, Tony Pegotti, Michael Krzyzanowski, Ger van Dijk, John Liggins, Bob Takes/Michiel Romeyn, Ulises Carrion, Jorgos Chronis, Michael Gibbs, Marten Hendriks/ Ad Gerritsen, Marianne Heske, Kirsten Bates and Taki Bluesinger, Jenna Van Eegan, Richard Hefti, Yves de Smet, Nikolaus Urban, Jan Hendrix, Reindeer Werk, Martha Hawley, Charlemagne Palestine.
ULISES CARRIÓN, The Muxlows, 1978
22.9 x 11 cm
artist’s book, 100 pp., SC
published by Verlaggalerie Leaman, Düsseldorf, Germany
condition: very good, although slightly discolored cover
in the collection of Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
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.