MICHAEL GIBBS, Extinction, 1974
9,9 x 14,7 cm
booklet, 8 pp., stapled
published by In-Out productions, Amsterdam
condition: fine, 1 cm wide light scuffing at top edge of front cover, slightly colour aged
€ 180,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
This booklet was purchased at Other Books and So in Amsterdam that was owned and run by Ulises Carrión. At the top right corner of the cover Ulises made notes in pencil about the price (Dfl. 1,-) and from whom the copies were taken in stock, here 8x ‘car’ in total. As such this copy has a special touch of archival history.
Gibbs’s first solo exhibition after having moved to Amsterdam was “Extinction” which was held from March 26 to April 6, 1974 in In-Out Center. It was closely related to the theme ‘language operations’ of his concrete and visual poetry, for which this booklet was published. He used photomontage superimposing an alphabet that becomes energized while obliterated by a fire extinguisher. For that action a polystyrene and hardboard template of the alphabet was doused in petrol, set on fire, and put out with an extinguisher by the artist. The same year Gibbs performed ‘Extinction’ life on 21 november 1974 at de Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht.
History of price:
William Allen Word & Image, London, UK US$ 90.17, 1 October 2021
FANDANGOS – nrs. 22.214.171.124 superb issue!, 1978
30 x 21 cm
stickers, ink stamps
signed by Raúl Marroquin as Superbman
published by Raúl Marroquin, Maastricht, Netherlands
excellent condition, very slightly aged
€ 280,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace registered mail
This 4-in-1 Fandangos magazine has been the last issue of a series of 11 publications.
Numerous contributions by Raúl Marroquin including ‘From Video to T.V where he writes that ‘It is about time that Video Art becomes Television Art’ and Marroquin’s Vampires project, Paul Carter, Julia Hayward, Jana Haimsohn, Darcy Lange, Antonio Caro, Baladi, Angelika Schmid, Jonier Marin, Montadas, C. Garcia, Tobe Carey, Klaus Staek (2 pages), Jan Patric, David Zacki, J. Charlin, Eduard Bal, Sanja Ivekovic, Michel Cardena’s Live Video Performance (7 pages, includes Cardena rubberstamp), Tony Morgan’s live video performance at de appel, Marjo Schumans, Ben D’Armagnac, Elsa Stansfield, Madieon Hooykaas, Jantje Tetelepta, I. Akel, Joshua Jansen, Relly Carlo, Nan Hoover photographs from video by Koos Bay, Tony Pegotti (5 pages), Michael Krzyzanowski (2 pages), Ger van Dijk, John Liggins, Bob Takes/Michiel Romeyn, ‘Languages my friends speak’ by Ulises Carrion, Jorgos Chronis, Michael Gibbs, Marten Hendriks/ Ad Gerritsen, Marianne Heske, Kirsten Bates and Taki Bluesinger ‘Plumbing Repairs simplified’ (4 pages), Jenna Van Eegan, Richard Hefti, Yves de Smet, Nikolaus Urban, Jan Hendrix (3 pages), Reindeer Werk, Martha Hawley, Charlemagne Palestine, Peter Hutchinson, Phillip Pearlman, Anne Tardos, Roger Cutforth, Willoughby Sharp’s collage narratives ‘The Nation, the Region, Ideas and trends.’ (10 pages), R Heyman, Douglas Davis, Jean Depuy, Scott Burton, Larry Miller, Jacki Apple, Laurie Anderson, Jeffrey Deitch, Dalibor Martinis, Marcia Resnick, Anna Banana (3 pages), Rita Yokoi. The photographs by Geurt Van Dijk, A.Rainer and Dieter Rot, Luigi Ontani, Boltanski, Ad Gerritsen, A.Messager, Jurgen Klauke, B.Sleeuwenhoek all include the artists’ names in rubber stamps next to the images. Also ink stamps of various emblemata.
Includes articles on “Superbman”, the ‘nation’s number one citizen’, a character created by Raul Marroquin who, the article describes, was appointed as “Friendship Ambassador to Europe”. The article is uniquely handsigned by Raul Marroquin as Superbman: “With love Fandangos – Superbman” in red marker pen. Includes another article on Superbman’s nemesis a sado-masochistic underworld-type character called ‘Nikos Nukos the Worst’.
Other articles include “A lecture on video in museum” by Drs I.L Szenassy (5 pages in Dutch) and ‘Visual poetry as a form of marginal art’ by Peter Frank. Interviews with Ulises Carrion (in English) Maarten van Regteren Altena (in English), Robert Filliou (in Spanish), ‘Yogo’ the false-name of a Dutch drug trafficker (in English), Costa Gravas (in French), Art Taylor (in English), and Mohammed Ali (In English). Articles and texts vary between in English, Dutch, Spanish and French.
Galerie Suspekt, Fotografie van: Artur Barrio, a.o., 1983
66,5 x 49,2 cm
good condition, rare