TAKAKO SAITO, Wassermusik, 2000
33 x 17,3 cm
hand made plastic bag, permanent felt pen ink, heat press ridges, metal rings, dried up water and sand from river Rhine
series of circa 2-3 unique works
inv.TSai 262-pr_for art handling use gloves
It is known that Takako Saito has made a few of these unique hand made plastic bags called “Wassermusik”, with geometric patterns alluding to musical scores without written notes. Apparently the water took care of the music. The bag is supposed to hang on a wall and was filled with water from the Rhine in Düsseldorf, Germany. In the long run this evaporated. Considering the use and age of this unique item it is in an excellent condition, without tears, cracks, rust or petrification. KvG June 2022
BEN VAUTIER, Stencils de Ben 1963-1969, 1969
31 x 21,5 cm
stencils on paper, 58 loose sheets in folder with printed title
edition of 180
The text in French reads: ‘This collection contains old stencils dating from 1963 to 1969. I removed these stencils because lately people often asked me for old issues of TOUT from 1 to 6 which are sold out.
This collection is far from complete; most of the stencils of magazine ‘BEN DIEU’ those of the chapter poetry and ‘Moi Ben je Signe’, have not been preserved’
YOKO ONO, 20 postcards – Drawing from Franklin Summer, 1995
16 x 23,3 cm
ink stamped envelope with 20 postcards, each 17,5 x 11,4 cm
signed in print ’94
vintage; 1st print
published by Carte d’Arte, Messina, Italy in 1995 rare in this condition: cards mint, envelope is excellent-splendid
€ 295,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
History of price:
Idea Nowonline, September 2022 GBP 95.-
DIETER ROTH, Bastel-Novelle, 1992
30 x 21 x 2 cm
4 magazines, stapled, 2 yellow stickers on plastic bag
only ca 10-20 signed, dated with felt pen on plastic bag
couver Basel Novelle 3: also signed, dated in pencil:
published by Dieter Roth Verlag and issued as package with 4 booklets on behalf of Basel Art Fair 1992
mint condition, although light seepage of glue to front of the yellow stickers rare
Private collection, Amsterdam – ask for details
Originally these four publications were issued by Hans Jörg Mayer in 1974-1978. In 1991 a second run as reprints issued by Dieter Roth Verlag were included in Volume 35 being part of ‘Dieter Roth Gesammelte Werke’.
Bastel-Novelle number 1 printed in an edition of 250.
Bastel-Novelle number 2 printed in a numbered edition of 300.
Bastel-Novelle number 3 printed in an edition of 1000, dated and signed with initials.
A signed copy is in the collection of Getty Museum.
History of prices:
Derringer Books, Avon, CT, USA December 2021 US$ 500.- Number 1, unsigned
Tim Byers Art Books, Richmond, UK December 2021 US$ 207.- Number 1, unsigned
Zwiggelaar Auctions, Amsterdam 9 December 2021 € 170,- Number 3, signed (hammer price)
ALISON KNOWLES, Bread and Water, 1992
ca 20 x 14 x 2 cm
woolen glove, paint, ink stamped and PVC plasticised label, rope
signed with initials, dated
This apparently used glove has an industrial plastic coating. The text on the attached label reads: ‘Scratch plastic surface of glove to the ear’. When this is done the hardened paint makes indeed some kind of a rustling noise. Although it is known that Alison Knowles noticed that the cracks in homemade bread had a resemblance to rivers, it is unknown to what extend this woolen glove with ink stamped title refers to bread and water, and so to rivers.
It is not clear whether this object with machine typed text is an edition.
‘Alison Knowles is neither a composer nor a performer in any traditional terms, yet much of her work is obviously some sort of music. When pressed to categorize herself, she told me she conceives most of her works simply as events. Yet even this catchall term does not include her sculpture and prints, or her books and poems. But while she works in many media or intermedia, everything she does comes out of the same basic impulses: a concern for communication between human beings, an appreciation of the aesthetic qualities of ordinary objects, a deep respect for John Cage, and a profound understanding of what “communicating” is really about.’ Tom Johnson in Musical America, 1975.
Intimacy, 2020 – G o l d E d i t i o n
32 x 23 x 4,5 cm
cardboard box with magnet clam strip, 69 parts
numbered box, with extra contributions several signed items
edition 23, here number 3 / Gold Edition
published by Cult Club, Amsterdam
order at www.multiples.nl
This box was produced in an edition of 48 copies, i.e. a Silver Edition of 25 copies and a Gold Edition box of 23 copies, the latter containing several signed items and extra contributions. Artists documented and/or participating:
MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ Role Exchange, Amsterdam, 1975
AY-O Finger Box-Kit, 1991; Ay-O in New York, n/d.
MATTHEW BARNEY Dildo, 1995
PAUL BLANCA Father & Son, 1985
TRACEY EMIN Everyone I Have Ever Slept With (The Tent), 1963-1995
VALIE EXPORT Tapp-und-Tast-Kino
KAREL GOUDSBLOM All of This, 1998
AL HANSEN anna banana clacla fluxcomix, drawing, early 1970s
DON JUAN, flyer, 1978
KIRSTEN JUSTESEN RYGSKRIVER (write on one’s back), 1985
ALISON KNOWLES Serenade for Alison (Paik), Amsterdam, 1962
BAS KOSTERS Hope Bracelet / Hope card + BAS KOSTERS TV Head Inflatable Art Doll signed
SHIGEKO KUBOTA Vagina Painting, New York, 1965
JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO photo: Annie Leibovitz, 1980
ANDRIES DE MAREZ OYENS Love-Stop-Touch, sticker and postcard signed on envelope
PIERRE MOLINIER Selfportrait with dildo, 1966
CHARLOTTE MOORMAN & NAM JUNE PAIK performing Chamber Music , Asolo, 1974
OTTO MUEHL with Mrs Conz, and people living in commune Friedrichshof, ca. 1983
YOKO ONO (with ANTHONY COX), The Bag, Knokke, 1967
ORLAN L’Origine de la Guerre, 1989
WILLEM DE RIDDER SUCK nr 8 (The Last Suck), front cover, 1974 + SUCK nr 7, back cover, n.d.
NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE (with JEAN TINGUELY and PER OLOF ULTVEDT) Hon, Stockholm, 1966