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ANDERSEN, ERIC ARMLEDER, JOHN M BALDESSARI, JOHN BARRY, ROBERT BENTIVOGLIO, MIRELLA BEUYS, JOSEPH BUREN, DANIEL DE VRIES, HERMAN FRIDFINNSSON, HREINN GENERAL IDEA GILBERT and GEORGE GUDMUNDSSON, KRISTJÁN GUDMUNDSSON, SIGURDUR LEVINE, LES LEWITT, SOL magazines NANNUCCI, MAURIZIO OPALKA, ROMAN OPPENHEIM, DENNIS RUSCHA, EDWARD Schema Informazione VALOCH, JIRI VAUTIER, BEN WEINER, LAWRENCE

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
€ 180,- 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
Arakawa
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
Borillo/Mariotti
Werner F. Bonin
Christian Boltanski
Giovanni Bruscino
Enrico Bugli
Chris Burden
Daniel Buren
Bulkowski
Marcel Broodthaers
Pier Paolo Calzolari
Cioni Carpi
Luciano Caruso
Sylvano Bussotti
Giuseppe Chiari
Tullio Catalano
Cayc
Claudio Cintoli
Christo
James Coleman
Giusi Coppini
Roberto Cerbai
Marco Cordioli
Maria Teresa Corvino
Caum
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
File
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
Sarkis
Lucas Samaras
Pedrac Sidjanin
Fulvio Salvadori
Salvo
Richard Serra
Fritz Schwegler
Frank Smith
Kishio Suga
Landfried Schöpfer
Alan Sondheim
Enzo Stella
Klaus Staeck
Petr Stembera
Superstudio
Jan Steklik
Nikola Stojanovic
Balint Szombathy
Shohachiro Takahashi
Paul Thek
Team A3
Tobas
Mikoljub Todorovic
Richard Tuttle
Jerzy Trelinski
Vittorio Tolu
Biljana Tomic
Rasa Todosijevic
Fernando Tonello
Endre Tót
U.F.O.
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

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Galerie Balderich, offset, 1971 [poster]

Galerie Balderich, poster, offset, 1971
49 x 35 cm
published by Galerie Balderich, Munich, Germany
splendid condition
very rare
€ 380,- plus € 18,- registered mail
MapD-Bald

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KRISTJÁN GUDMUNDSSON, Drawing in Round Frame, 2011

KRISTJAN GUDMUNDSSON, Drawing in Round Frame, 2011                                                                                                 plexiglass, solid graphite diameter 20 cm / 7.874 x 7.874 inches
edition 20
€ 1.200,- June 2014

In Drawing in Round Frame, Kristján Gudmundsson uses solid graphite framed in an unusual manner. For him another way of making a drawing on a wall and here also in a circular frame. As a minimalist he questions the viewer’s senses, as well as the functions and possibilities of making a fundamental drawing.
Kristján Gudmundsson is a pioneer of Icelandic conceptual art, creating intellectually challenging and sometimes humorous artworks that address issues of science, art, and philosophy. A process artist who drills the mediums of drawing and painting down to their bare essentials.

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KRISTJAN GUDMUNDSSON, Seamsea, 2003

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KRISTJAN GUDMUNDSSON, Seamsea, 2003
14,8 x 21,2 x 0,4 cm; 6 parts
stiff 3 hand stitched, cards, letterpress on cardboard cover
hand numbered in pencil
edition 250,
published in six languages by Silver Press Reykjavík, Iceland

Kristján Gudmundsson makes conceptual art not only related to ideas on the potentials of materials, lines, space and time, but also quite often related to nature. He makes sculptures of e.g. paper rolls combined with solid graphite and calls these drawings. Among other works he makes books with e.g. pages full of lines until he has catched the distance “Once around the sun”. In “Seamsea” the artist has made drawings of emblematic (Icelandic?) sea waves on thick cardboard pages. It comes in a set of six books with the title in six different languages: English, Icelandic, Dutch, French, Norwegian and Chinese, i.e. Seamsea, Saumasjór, Zoomzee, Mercouture, Sømsjø and [Chinese characters]. Each book contains three drawings that are made of blue yarn; machine sewn on each page. Due to the hard labour to make these hand made books no more than 100 sets have been produced until now. Very good copies.

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KRISTJÁN GUDMUNDSSON, Drawing, 1989

KRISTJÁN GUDMUNDSSON, Drawing, 1989
38 x 18 x 4 cm
solid graphite, paper
signed, numbered, dated
edition of 12
very rare
Galerie van Gelder Editions, Amsterdam, Netherlands
€ 4.800,- 

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KRISTJAN GUDMUNDSSON, Cause and Consequence, 1976

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KRISTJAN GUDMUNDSSON, Cause and Consequence, 1976
23 x 17 x 2 cm, 3 parts
Tipp-Ex correction paper on coloured paper, original framing
edition 10
published by the artist, Amsterdam

 

Kristján Gudmundsson likes to see ‘the snake biting in its tail’ one could say. He is fascinated by closed logics after a simple work concept has been set. In Cause and Consequence (1976) he divided a square in three equal parts by drawing two horizontal lines. Then he decided to draw one line vertically, resulting in a correction paper transfer of six equal parts. In this first stage the effect is two lines and one broken line. On the second and third sheet of paper he did the same, yet in a different order. As a consequence the visual effect varies. Within the parameters of the concept all possible variations come to an end. KvG

In 1977 this work was for the first time shown in ‘Ça va, ça va’ in Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France. Three Icelandic artists Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Kristján Gudmundsson and his brother Sigurdur Gudmundsson showed together their works in ‘Les Galeries’ on the ground floor of the museum.

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KRISTJAN GUDMUNDSSON, Once around the sun – Vol. II, 1976

KRISTJAN GUDMUNDSSON, Once around the sun – Volume II, 1975
26,3 x 26,7 x 6 cm
offset, SC, book object
edition 150, extremely rare, only ca 8 were made
signed, numbered
published by Silver Press, Reykjavik / Amsterdam
Collection Kees van Gelder, Amsterdam

This book is a by Kristjan Gudmundsson hand made book object while he was living in Daniel Stalpertstraat, Amsterdam during the seventies. The book object contains many parallel horizontal lines on each page. The front page states that each line is equal to seconds, id est all lines together represent the total amount of 29,771 meters it takes for the earth to once orbit around the sun; equal to one year. In 1976 the artist made volume I making use of the notion ‘time’ using dots instead of lines to visualize the length of the orbit around the sun.


KRISTJAN GUDMUNDSSON, Once around the sun; Volume I and II
Collection Kees van Gelder, Amsterdam

The production of this self published book by Silver Press – owned by the artist – was very laborious and no more than circa 8 copies were made. In 1982 Ottenhausen Verlag in Aachen / Munich, Germany, took over the project and published 100 copies which were less voluminous than the original book object hand made by the artist. With the reprint the width of the spine of each volume is shrunken to almost half of its size, making the work less sculptural than the original.

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KRISTJAN GUDMUNDSSON, Once around the sun – Vol. I, 1975

KRISTJAN GUDMUNDSSON, Once around the sun – Volume I, 1975
26,3 x 26,7 x 6 cm
offset, SC, book object hand bound by the artist
edition 150, extremely rare, only ca 6-8 were made
signed, numbered
published by Silver Press, Reykjavik / Amsterdam
Collection Kees van Gelder, Amsterdam

This book is a by Kristjan Gudmundsson hand made object while he was living in Daniel Stalpertstraat, Amsterdam during the seventies. The book object contains hundreds of full stops on each page and is three times thicker than the reprinted version by Ottenhausen Verlag in 1982. The front page states that each point is equal to a second. All points together represent the amount of seconds it takes for the earth to once orbit around the sun. In 1976 the artist made volume II making use of the notion ‘space’ using lines instead of full stops to visualize the orbit of the earth around the sun in length.

The production of this self published book by Silver Press – owned by the artist – was very laborious and no more than circa 8 copies were made. In 1982 Ottenhausen Verlag in Aachen / Munich, Germany, took over the project and published 100 copies which were less voluminous than the original book object hand made by the artist. With the reprint the width of the spine of each volume is shrunken to almost half of its size, making the work less sculptural than the original.

KRISTJAN GUDMUNDSSON, Once around the sun, 1982
each 27,6 x 27 x 3,5 cm
offset, two books in slipcase
edition 100
SC, book, 2nd ed.
published by Ottenhausen Verlag, Aachen / München 1982

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KRISTJAN GUDMUNDSSON, Shipwreck, 1973 – 1974

KRISTJAN GUDMUNDSSON, Shipwreck, 1973 – 1974
29,5 x 22,5 cm
offset on tracing paper, folded as issued
signed, dated, numbered
edition 20
published by the artist
€ 3.500,-  

 

Kristjan Gudmundsson installed the print ‘Shipwreck’ behind a glass plate for the first time in Galerie van Gelder in Amsterdam in the late eighties. Originally in the seventies it used to be an object in a wooden box; a paper folded boat lying on its side at the bottom of the box. Now the paper sculpture is conserved in a wooden frame with a signature in capital letters.
In 1974 Kristjan Gudmundsson went to Drukkerij Andersen in Amsterdam that forwarded the order to Drukkerij Van der Stolk also in Amsterdam (Ruyschdaelkade). At that time Kees van Gelder was the only employee in this offset printer’s firm by which he had to print this order on tracing paper.

 

 

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KRISTJÁN GUDMUNDSSON, Circles, 1973

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KRISTJÁN GUDMUNDSSON, Circles, 1973
20,7 x 20,7 cm
artist’s book, 3 pp., cardboard covers
limited edition 500
published by Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
fine condition
€ 190,- plus € 8,- registered mail





The first page in the book ‘Circles’ of Kristján Gudmundsson is made of thin paper, the next page is of a heavier kind and the third page is the thickest. On each page circles in water are depicted that were caused by a stone thrown into the water. As is stated in the book the weight of each thrown stone is equal to the weight of each individual page. The result of the consequently different circles are depicted on each page. Definitively a sculptural book.