SYLVIE FLEURY, Vital perfection, 1991
15,5 x 13 cm
SC, stapled, 12 pp., inlay with text
published by Galerie Philomene Magers, Bonn, Germany
condition: very good, although slightly daylight bleached alongside spine at the front of cover
This is the first catalogue of works by Sylvie Fleury. Shopping bag installation “It’s Clinique Bonus Time’ (1991) has been installed by her for a second time at Galerie van Gelder in Amsterdam in 1992. She added some bags to it, including the shoppings from where she got the paper bags from in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, USA.
For some reason it is never mentioned that the paper bag installations contain the original shoppings Sylvie Fleury did. At least here in this case. At the time she installed the piece she doubted to take her shoppings with her back home, since all these cloths were personal belongings that fitted her.
Below a list of the shoppings done in LA.
SYLVIE FLEURY, Hotheels, 1999
13,5 x 18,7 x 3 cm
2 sets of six different notecards in wrappers, 13 envelopes, cardboard box
published by Hugo Boss
very good condition, rare
€ 185,- plus € 18,- registered EU mail
This publication with 2 sets notecards in cardboard box was produced to mark the auction of Sylvie Fleury Formula 1 Dress created by Hugo Boss.
SYLVIE FLEURY, Vogue, 1992
each 28,6 x 23 cm / size cassette open: 32 x 52,5 cm
edition 24 (2x 12 issues)
colour photos on aluminum, linen covered cassette
one signed photo (as issued), numbered, dated
Galerie van Gelder Editions, Amsterdam
recto signed copy:
SYLVIE FLEURY, Formula One Dress, 1999 + bags
dress 147.3 x 72.4 cm / 58 x 28 1/2 inches, fitting shoulder bag, size including strap 76.8 x 33 cm / 30 1/4 x 13 inches
hand-tailored dress with original Formula One fabric, original Formula One logos, two-way zipper and printed lining dress and bag manufactured by Hugo Boss, customized shoulder bag, black Hugo Boss protective storage bag, original packaging
signed and numbered on inside label
€ 9.500,- plus € 32,- Track & Trace registered mail
During the Hugo Boss launch in 1999 of Sylvie Fleury’s Formula One Dress dress fashion models walked around that drank wine, champagne and the like. Quite a few dresses came out of this with stains. More than two decades later to find a dress in this never-used and pristine condition is a rarity.
SYLVIE FLEURY, Edition 120, 1993
50 x 50 cm
synthetic fur, original cardboard box with sticker
edition 120, hand numbered, here number 26/150
published by Neue Galerie Graz, Austria
extremely rare with box as issued
€ 4.000,- plus € 32,- Track and Trace EU registered mail
Sylvie Fleury Edition 1993, verso:
Mont Blanc paper shopping bags, 2002
each 25 x 18 x 7,5 cm
signed in print, machine numbered
splendid, mint condition
limited edition of 4810
very rare as set of 6
€ 1.450,- plus € 32,- Track & Trace registered mail
Shoppings bags by Jean-Marc Bustamante: Untitled, 2002
Anne and Patrick Poirier: ‘Demail le soleil rouge se levera aussi sur le mont blanc’, 2002
David Lachapelle: ‘All American’, 2002
Gary Hume: ‘Love letter in your pyjamas’, 2002
Sylvie Fleury: ‘Kustom Bag Kommando’, 2002
and Sam Taylor-Wood: ‘Kyoto girl’, 2002
Mechanical Reproduction, 1994
14,8 x 10,5 cm
artists: HENRY BOND & LIAM GILLICK, SYLVIE FLEURY, RICHARD HAWKINS, ARNOLD MOSSELMAN and WOLFGANG TILLMANS
17 machine produced photos, 2 pages with text, transparant celluloid cover, 20 pp.
published by Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
Published on behalf of exhibition ‘Een goed in de weg staande tafel’ / “A table absolutely standing in the way” in Galerie van Gelder in 1994, curator Jack Jaeger.
no title, 1993
100,5 x 70,5 cm
edition 200 of which 100 are signed, numbered and dated
published by Galerie van Gelder Editions, Amsterdam, Netherlands
€ 200,- plus € 18,- registered mail
Galerie van Gelder Editions invites artists to come up with an idea for wrapping paper to be used in the gallery for wrapping sold art works.
SYLVIE FLEURY, Slim-Fast / vanille, 1993
15 x 18 x 10 cm
screen print on wooden block
condition: very good
published by Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
€ 1.150,- plus € 26,- registered mail
A recurrent contamination of the masculine world and the feminine, of fashion and art or advertising is seen in the works of Sylvie Fleury. In the early nineties she showed in her first exhibition with John M Armleder and Olivier Mosset a pile of empty Coco Chanel boxes intuitively collected by her for years, because of its attractiveness as she once said. Her installations with shopping bags triggered people to call her the ‘Bag Lady’ at a certain point. Nowadays her work is described as political, but definitively her oeuvre does not lack a post-conceptual attitude at all. With the multiple ‘Slim-Fast’ she shows that the idea is very close to how the artist originally was attracted by the Coco Chanel mascara and perfume boxes, only now more rationally made with a tongue-in-cheek to Pop-art.
SYLVIE FLEURY, The Art of Survival, 1993
27 x 21 cm, 72 pp.
artist’s magazine & catalogue, Lumbeck binding
published by Verlag Walther König, Cologne, Germany / Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
History of prices:
Amazon-USA, US$ 822.- 28 May 2021
Amazon-UK, GBP 590.12 21 April 2020
Amazon-USA, US$ 794.- 19 December 2017