KRISTJÁN GUDMUNDSSON, Equal-time lines, invitation[ca 1974]

KRISTJÁN GUDMUNDSSON, Equal-time lines, n.d. [1974]
29,7 x 21 cm
printed invitation, mini sticker
handwritten address by the artist
published by IN-OUT Centre, Amsterdam
inv.KG 47

In-OUT Centre was an artist’s run space. Each artist took care of his or her own printing and mailing. The copy of this invitation is handwritten by Kristján Gudmundsson who originally planned to have it sent to his home address, but for some reason it was never posted.


Extra information – on handwriting

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

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

KRISTJÁN GUDMUNDSSON, Drawing in Round Frame, 2011

KRISTJAN GUDMUNDSSON, Drawing in Round Frame, 2011
plexiglass, solid graphite diameter 20 cm / 7.8 inches
edition 20

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.

History of prices:
Galleri i8, Reykjavik, Iceland € 1.200,-  /  US$ 1.300.- February 2014
Galleri i8, Reykjavik, Iceland € 1.000,-  /  US$ 1.300.- February 2012



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.

KRISTJAN GUDMUNDSSON, Cause and Consequence, 1976


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.