Rubber Vol. 2, nr 9, 1979 [issue on Ken Friedman]
23,4 x 16 cm
SC, 16 pp.
Fluxus X West stamp, ink stamps, frottage of Flavio Pons’ lips
published by Rubberbooks/Stempelplaats, Amsterdam
splendid condition, cover very slightly aged
THE ARCHIVES-Art Information Centre Peter van Beveren, 1981
30,4 x 21,7 cm
artists book, HC, 30 pp., stamp numbered
edition 500, here nr 95/100
signed by all contributors; some stamp signed, here also signed by Peter van Beveren as published
exuberant amount of various materials and techniques,
inlay with list of artists
condition: more than excellent, hardly discoloured pages, although an age yellowed loose inlay with index,
like in all cases several metal parts by Klaas Gubbels have a finger print patina due to aging
€ 985,- plus € 20,- Track & Trace registered mail
Peter van Beveren (born in 1952) started in the early 1970’s as conceptual artist, developed his passion for collecting by sending and also acquiring mail art. He initiated and managed The Archives / Art Information Centre and considered this part of his art practice. Later on in the mid eighties he became gallery owner of Galerie Van Beveren in Rotterdam. In 1981 for the Provincial Museum in Hasselt (Belgium) Peter van Beveren assembled contributions of the following artists: Robert Jacks, Woody van Amen, Carl Andre, Joseph Beuys, Marinus Boezem, Christian Boltanski, Daniel Buren, Michel Cardena, Christo, Robin Crozier, Geurt van Dijk, Pieter Engels, Hans Eijkelboom, Ken Friedman, Ad Gerritsen, Klaas Gubbels, Wim Gijzen, Richard Hamilton, Dick Higgins, Tommy Mew, Maurizio Nannucci, Richard Nonas, Arnulf Rainer, Dieter Roth, Yves De Sme, Al Souza, Endre Tot, Timm Ulrichs, Ben Vautier and Wolf Vostell.
The first hundred copies are signed by Peter van Beveren.
History of prices:
William Allen Words & Images, London, UK January 2021 € 869,-
Stempelboek / Book of stamps, 1975
30 x 21 x 2 cm
edition 51 + 39 HC
published by Brummense uitgeverij van Luxe Werkjes / Jan Brand, Arnhem – Peter van Beveren, Middelburg
This artists book with hand made stamps has been made in co-operation with the Kunstinformatiecentrum in Middelburg run by Peter van Beveren. Some of the 34 contributions are signed a.o. Tim Ulrichs, Marten Hendriks, Hans Werner Kalkman, Robert Jacks, Ken Friedman, Klaus Groh, Uwe Kreutzfeld, John Armleder, Ben Sleeuwenhoek, Endre Tot and Woody van Amen. A few pages are slightly wrinkled due to the technique of stamping.
BEN VAUTIER, Fourre-Tout No. 3, 1968
(CONTENU DE L’ENVELOPPE, excluding CONTENU DE L’ENVELOPPE)
18,9 x 17,4 cm
printed matter and objects in plastic envelope with hand numbered sticker
6 parts and 1 printed list of contents with felt pen hand drawing of a bocal
edition 100 + 1 ‘bocal’ with original manuscripts, stamp numbered: here number 0016
comes with vintage plastic envelope with sticker; hand numbered with 16
€ 420,- plus € 12,- Track & Trace registered mail
In an accompanying text of this issue it is announced by Ben and Annie (Noël) that “Fourre-tout” number 3 will be the last one. It is explained that ‘The content of this jar is learning us to admit everything. It reads the idea through the object.’
Issues number 1 and 2 were published in 1987 in an edition 250 each. A copy of issue number 3 is in the collection of the MoMA in New York, USA.
Complete content of original plastic envelope “Contenu de l’enveloppe”:
KEN FRIEDMAN – print with ink stamped text: Friedman’zart
HENRY FLYNT – print: Overthrow the Human Race!!
BEN VAUTIER – cut page with pencil drawn circles (recto verso) from paperback book
BEN VAUTIER ? – punched postcard called There might be an aeroplane in the sky of this tiny postcard
ERIC ANDERSSON [sic] – Tape piece, 3 tiny cards with texts/instruction + loose piece of tape
BEN VAUTIER/GEORGE MACIUNAS ? – small Fluxus bag with paste called A medicine for the asthma of Maciunas
Nota bene: the content for the “CONTENU DU BOCAL” is lacking.
Copy edition number 40 in the collection of the MoMa in New York apparently contains the content of “CONTENU DU BOCAL”:
KEN FRIEDMAN, This is really it! This is really it! This is?, ca 1962-1968
27,9 x 21,6 cm / 19,7 x 15,3 cm
prints on paper, folded as issued, petrified rubber band
3 parts from unknown source
This is an unknown publication, probably connected to “Fourre-Tout” No.3 that was produced by Ben Vautier in 1968. An edition of 101 copies composed of two parts, i.e. a bocal and an envelope with artist’s contributions. For sale at Ben Vautier’s Fluxus shop ‘La Çedille qui rit’ in Nice, France. The theme of this issue “Fourre-Tout” (tr. mishmash) was apparently about “Realism”, although this is not explicitly outspoken in the accompanying text by ben Vautier.