DAVID HORVITZ, Untitled (la Grande Salinette), 2023
10,5 x 15,8 cm
postcard, sand, mat glue
signed, dated, numbered
published by More Publishers, Quenast, Belgium
For purchase contact www.morepublishers.be
Plage la Grande Salinette is a popular seaside resort with a view on the bay of Saint-Briac-sur-Mer in France. The owners of publishing house More Publishers invited David Horvitz to make a postcard for a next edition. He came up with the idea to glue beach sand of that resort on a card. Hence the above postcard “Untitled (la Grande Salinette)” that was produced on the spot.
The back of the card mentions ‘From a distance…” that refers to a series of postcards that the publishers Tim Ryckaert and Amélie Laplanche have started to issue in 2023. Every time when they stay in Saint-Briac-sur-Mer they may launch a new edition produced ad hoc. Hence the name of this series that alludes with the fact that a plan has to be made and carried out ‘From a distance…’ while the publishing house is located in Belgium.
The works of David Horvitz relate often to notions of nature such as the ocean, the sea, beach, rain or sky. Not seldom his text works call to action suggesting that mankind is loosing contact with nature. A touch of nostalgia is never far away.
History of prices:
Jean Boîte Éditions, Paris, France, February 2023 € 15,-
Jean Boîte Éditions, Paris, France, July 2022 € 10,-
DAVID HORVITZ, mail Studio Rent Editions, 2015
29,7 x 21 cm
After a year of itinerant studios in free residences, I’ve re-started my studio rent edition series. If you don’t know this, they are a series of monthly editions that subsidizes my monthly studio rent. They are all an edition of 10 and sold for 1/10th of my studio rent. I’ve done this for years. Most of previous ones are sold out (some are available at my gallery in Berlin). Each month I send out an email describing the new piece, and you can purchase one, and it is then mailed to ou. Maybe this series could also be seen a a monthly mail art project as well. I’ve stopped posting info online, just sending their descriptions through emails like this, to keep things more ephemeral.
DAVID HORVITZ, Mood disorder, 2015
35 x 25 cm
SC, 72 pp., stapled
condition: very good
published by Chert, Berlin/Motto Books, Berlin-Lausanne/New Documents, Los Angeles-Vancouver
David Horvitz’s self-portrait with his head in his hands, ocean waves crashing in the background, was initially uploaded by him to the Wikimedia Commons, and placed on various Wikipedia pages. Mood Disorder documents the appropriation of David Horvitz’s photograph across the internet. The image began to circulate more intensely, appearing on over a hundred websites as a “stock” photo to illustrate articles on a wide range of mental health and wellness issues.
This artist’s book is still available at various selling venues.
DAVID HORVITZ, Rarely Seen Bas Jan Ader Film, 2009
13 x 13 cm
DVD, plastic sleeve, photo copied cover hand written title by the artist on disc, as issued
published by Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada
DAVID HORVITZ, Studio Rent Editions [rent for July], 2016
8,8 x 9,2 x 1,5 cm
signed, numbered, dated on ink stamped certificate
wrapped in Raymond James bank account papers, addressed and mailed envelope
published by the artist
‘July’s edition is a small ceramic depicting two seahorses mating. The seahorses were the object from my Frieze Projects in New York last May. I made these ceramics in Portland, Oregon. I pressed the seahorse into the clay… Looks like a fossil…’. David Horvitz, from mail 25 June 2016.
DAVID HORVITZ, Nobody owns the beach, 2016
ca 60 x 40 x 8 cm
screen print in bright dark blue, tote bag with inside pocket, cotton
vintage: first print and design
€ 200,- plus € 12,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
inv. Tassen 619
This copy of bag edition “Nobody owns the beach” comes from the initial 2016 run. In 2021 Yvon Lambert Bookshop in Paris produced this edition with a more box-like design and added a pair of short handles and company’s tag to it.
DAVID HORVITZ, Nobody owns the beach, 2021
ca 60 x 35 x 20 cm
screen print on tote bag, cotton
Ref. David Horvitz tote bag “Nobody owns the beach”, 2021