HREINN FRIDFINNSSON, a.o. Galerie Balderich poster, 1971

Galerie Balderich poster, 1971
49 x 35 cm
offset, edition unknown
very good condition
published by Galerie Balderich, München-Gladbach, Germany
€ 225,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
inv.HF 000-pr

Hreinn Fridfinnsson showed works in Galerie Balderich together with close friends/colleagues Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Kristjan Gudmundsson, Douwe Jan Bakker, Pieter Holstein and Thordur Ben Sveinsson. This poster is proof of the first group exhibition he had, after he had a solo show in Galerie Fignal in Haarlem, a gallery he founded himself in his home. Later on he moved to Amsterdam, including his home gallery meant for his closest friends to show some art works mainly in a corridor of his living room. KvG


Added information:

Exhibition in Gallery Fignal of SIGURDUR GUDMUNDSSON, Poems, 1971.

GALERIE VAN GELDER Bericht 1, 1992 [news letter]

GALERIE VAN GELDER Bericht 1, 1992
29,7 x 21 cm
photo copy, vintage
edition ca 35
published by Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
inv.GvG 000

This is the first newsletter of Galerie van Gelder issued in the beginning of June 1992. It announces the gallery’s participation of Art Basel ’92, being a co-operation of five galleries. This was initiated by John M Armleder who also coined the name “Associated Publishers”. For that he designed a logo “AP” that was supposed to promote a co-operation of publishers in Geneva, Cologne, Amsterdam and New York. An edition “AP” was made by galerie van Gelder Editions on an enamel door plate. The image depicts the letters AP inside a tumbled zero.

JOHN M ARMLEDER, invitation card ‘Six Logo’s around the carpet’, 1991

JOHN M ARMLEDER, invitation card ‘Six Logo’s around the carpet’, 1991
21 x 14 cm
published by Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
€ 25,- plus € 8,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
inv.JMA 000

In “Six Logo’s around the carpet” a hand woven carpet with tassels by Peter Nagy played a central role. The title of this black and white fabric is ‘Desease and Decoration’. It depicts six microscopic enlarged Aids-virus pictures used as a decoration for a carpet that was produced and distributed by Equator Productions in Brussels in Belgium. Six art works were shown on six walls.

Participating artists:
John M Armleder
Ansuya Blom
Hreinn Fridfinnsson
Kristján Gudmundsson
J.C.J. Vanderheyden
Olivier Mosset
Peter Nagy

HREINN FRIDFINNSSON, Mid-Night Jump, 1975 [unique vintage photos]

each ca A6
unique analogue photos
condition: excellent, although toned
Copyright photos: Thora K. Johansen
Collection K. van Gelder/T.K. Johansen, Amsterdam
Copyright photos: Thora K. Johansen
inv.HF 000-pr

These pictures were taken by Thora Johansen during a stay with friends in a villa in Canneto Pavese at Christmas holidays time in 1974. At New Year’s Eve Hreinn asked Thora to make a photo of a jump just before midnight, one on the stroke of twelve ‘o clock and one after the stroke.

On behalf of his solo exhibition at (((R))) Rozenstraat in Amsterdam in 2020 with the help of the Mondriaan Fonds an edition was made from the original vintage prints from 1975 shown above.
In 2018 the original A6 photos were put on the website of Galerie van Gelder for the first time ever, with click-on HRes files. All these years they were glued-in in a family photo book of Thora K. Johansen who took the pictures, and as such only privately accessible between 1975 and 2018. In 2019 the digital images were taken from the website for making an edition, without the knowledge of the photographer.
For the production of the edition the reddish tone in the vintage photos was replaced by a more blueish one. The images have been cropped, mainly at the bottom part of the photos, apparently to bring the proportions back to the double A4 standard size or perhaps for esthetic reasons.

Added information:

each 42 x 29,7 cm
digital C-prints
edition 3 + 1 AP

History of prices:
Meese Gallery, Brussels, Belgium March 2024 € 15.000 – € 20.000,-
Galleri Claes Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany June 2022 € 12.500,-

Schema Informazione 2, 1974 [magazine Galleria Schema]

Schema Informazione 2, 1974
30 x 21,5 cm
number 2, 68 pp.
published by Galleria Schema, Firenze, Italy
condition: very good, although cover carefully used
very rare
€ 300,- plus € 20,- Track & Trace registered mail


Schema Informazione is a catalogue published in magazine format on behalf of a group exhibition “Retuned to Sender” at Galleria Schema in Firenze, Italy. The exhibition was announced as ” Texts, musics, diagrams, scores, books, slides, notes, photographs, revues, video tapes, multiples, projects, statements, films, ideas………”.

List of participating artists:
Vito Acconci
Vincenzo Agnetti
Marcel Allocco
Adriano Altamira
Eleanor Antin
Eric Andersen
Giovanni Anselmo
Art & Language
Gabor Attalai
John Baldessari
Dana Atcheley
Imre Bak
Manuel Barbadillo
Robert Barry
Roberto Barni
Carlo Battisti
Lanfranco Baldi
Bernhard & Hilla Becher
Massimo Becattini
Mirella Bentivoglio
Maurizio Benveduti
Carlo Bertocci
Gerard Bjerlej
Joseph Beuys
Julien Blaine
Alighiero Boetti
Mel Bochner
Werner F. Bonin
Christian Boltanski
Giovanni Bruscino
Enrico Bugli
Chris Burden
Daniel Buren
Marcel Broodthaers
Pier Paolo Calzolari
Cioni Carpi
Luciano Caruso
Sylvano Bussotti
Giuseppe Chiari
Tullio Catalano
Claudio Cintoli
James Coleman
Giusi Coppini
Roberto Cerbai
Marco Cordioli
Maria Teresa Corvino
Claudio Costa
Attila Csernik
Guido Corazziari
Feruccio De Filippi
Robin Crozier
Radomir Damnjanovic
Anne Darboven [sic]
Henry Dale
Giuliano Della Casa
Andrea Daninos
Gino de Dominicis
Branco Dimitrijevic
Nusa & Sreco Dragan
Herman de Vries
Paolo de Manincor
Antonio Dias
Wilfried Doerstel
Herbert Distel
Goran Djordjevic
Michele de Lucchi
Audrey Flack
Luciano Fabro
G. Fonio & P.L. Paolillo
Terry Fox
Joel Fremiot
Stano Filko
Hervé Fischer
Peter Finch
Hreinn Fridfinnsson
Andrea Granchi
Joseph Figueras
John Furnival
Bruno Gambone
Phil Glass
Paul Armand Gette
Zvi Goldstein
Jochen Gerz
Gilbert & George
Sigurdur Gudmundsson
Kristjan Gudmundsson
Groupe Ecart
Dan Graham
Milan Grygar
Lee Guen-Young
Groupe 70: Martin Miguel / Max Charuolen / Serge Maccaferri
Klaus Groh
John Hillard
Allan V. Harrison
Joseph Iglesias del Marquet
Hans Haacke
Alessandro Jasci
Christian Jaccard
Françoise Jannicot
Ray Johnson
Sture Johanesson
Joan Jonas
Allan Kaprow
Donald Karshan
Zdristan Jurkiewicz
Sasa Katamanova & J.H. Kocman
Hans W. Kalkmann
Per Kirkeby
Lazlo Kerekes
Annalies Klophaus
Joseph Kosuth
Richard Kostelanetz’s
Christof Kohlhöfer
Jannis Kounellis
Ketty LaRocca
Dick Landry
Auro Lecci
Ugo La Pietra
Jean le Gac
Andrea Lemmi
Sol LeWitt
Richard Long
Les Levine
Urs Lüthi
Sergio Lombardo
Inge Mahn
Robert Mangold
Maier AichenElio Marchegiani
Jean Claude Marquette
Stelio Maria Martini
Plinio Martelli
Paolo Masi
Slavko Matkovic
Eliseo Mattiacci
Mario Merz
Fabio Mauri
Albert Mayr
Edwind Morgan
Dora Maurer
Alberto Moretti
N.O. Mustill
Brenda Miller
Ito Motoyuki
Monique Nahas & Hervé Huitric
Massimo Nannucci
Maurizio Nannucci
Roman Opalka
Tomas Nillg [sic]
Dennis Oppenheim
Luigi Ontani
Claudio Parmiggiani
Charlemagne Palestine
Luca Patella
Giulio Paolini
Mario Poggiali
Andrzej Piergalski
Giuseppe Penone
Gianni Pettena
Miro Polacci
Alberto Pirelli
Josep Ponsati
Vettor Pisani
Edith Revai
Karina Raeck
Renato Ranaldi
Arnulf Rainer
Alan Riddel
Sue & Clive Robertson
Dorothe Rockburne
Gianni Ruffi
Fried Rosenstock
Edward Ruscha
Franca Sacchi
Lucas Samaras
Pedrac Sidjanin
Fulvio Salvadori
Richard Serra
Fritz Schwegler
Frank Smith
Kishio Suga
Landfried Schöpfer
Alan Sondheim
Enzo Stella
Klaus Staeck
Petr Stembera
Jan Steklik
Nikola Stojanovic
Balint Szombathy
Shohachiro Takahashi
Paul Thek
Team A3
Mikoljub Todorovic
Richard Tuttle
Jerzy Trelinski
Vittorio Tolu
Biljana Tomic
Rasa Todosijevic
Fernando Tonello
Endre Tót
Jacqueline Urban Nicaud
Timm Ulrichs
Janos Urban
Franco Vaccari
Willy Vazan
Jiri Valoch
Ben Vautier
Luca Venturi
Jürgen Vogdt
Bernard Venet
Edgardo Antonio Vigo
Wolf Vostell
Dorothee Von Windheim
Lawrence Weiner
May Wilson
Paul Wordow
William Wegman
Antonio Ximenez
Orest Zagoricnik
Michele Zaza
Jacob Zekveld
Nicholas Zurbrugg
Gilberto Zorio

HREINN FRIDFINNSSON, invitations of exhibitions 1972-2010 [invitation cards]

HREINN FRIDFINNSSON, invitation cards of exhibitions 1972-2010
32 x 26 x 5 cm
ring binder with most probably a complete set of exhibition invites in plastic sleeves
inv.HF 000-pr

The invites in this binder have been collected during a period of 28 years and as such a rarety. It includes a hand written hand-out invite for an exhibition at In-Out Center in Amsterdam in 1972. The card could be considered a self made multiple in tiny envelope, both hand written in pencil. It is unknown if there are any left apart from this one.

HREINN FRIDFINNSSON, House Project, 2007 [print, signed]

HREINN FRIDFINNSSON, House Project, 1974-2007
40 x 60 cm
giclée print
signed, numbered
edition of 150 + 20 AP
published by Serpentine Gallery, London, England
Margin scheme, p.o.r.
inv.HF 000-pr

The House Project (1974-2007) is originally a sculpture installed in the open air by Hreinn Fridfinnsson. Once he read about an aristocratic character in an Icelandic novel who decided to build his house inside-out, with wallpaper, curtains and framed photos as its façade, to turn the outside as indoors. And the other way around. Hreinn Fridfinnsson honoured this idea of erecting such a house again in the middle of nowhere in the high lands of Iceland in 1974.

History of prices:
Cheffins, Cambridge, UK GBP 420.- 26 May 2022 (hammer price)
Waterside Project Space on Wharf Road, London GBP 450.- January 2012


additional information:

For some obscure reasons the print House Project was offered at Waterside Project Space on Wharf Road in London in 2012. Apparently the print was announced in an edition of 100. Its size has different proportions compared to the Serpentine print.

Hreinn Fri∂finnsson, House Project, 2007
39,5 x 49 cm
giclée print
edition of 100 + 20 AP
Waterside Project Space on Wharf Road, London, England