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 of Dfl. 1,- and to whom the copies in stock, here 8x in total, were consigned to i.e. ‘car’. As such this copy has a special touch of 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
JONATHAN MONK, Picture Post Card from Post Box Pictured, 2006
15 x 10,5 cm
published by Nothing Else Press, Toronto, Canada
JONATHAN MONK, Picture Post Card from Post Box pictured, 2005
15 x 10,5 cm
post card, stamp dated: 12-08-2021
Published by Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
ALISON KNOWLES, Bread and Water, 1992
ca 20 x 14 x 2 cm
woolen glove, paint, ink stamped and PVC plasticised label, rope
signed with initials, dated
This apparently used glove has an industrial plastic coating. The text on the attached label reads: ‘Scratch plastic surface of glove to the ear’. When this is done the hardened paint makes indeed some kind of a rustling noise. Although it is known that Alison Knowles noticed that the cracks in homemade bread had a resemblance to rivers, it is unknown to what extend this woolen glove with ink stamped title refers to bread and water, and so to rivers.
It is not clear whether this object with machine typed text is an edition.
‘Alison Knowles is neither a composer nor a performer in any traditional terms, yet much of her work is obviously some sort of music. When pressed to categorize herself, she told me she conceives most of her works simply as events. Yet even this catchall term does not include her sculpture and prints, or her books and poems. But while she works in many media or intermedia, everything she does comes out of the same basic impulses: a concern for communication between human beings, an appreciation of the aesthetic qualities of ordinary objects, a deep respect for John Cage, and a profound understanding of what “communicating” is really about.’ Tom Johnson in Musical America, 1975.
JONATHAN MEESE, ‘Stirnband ‘Bruzzzelee’, Shing Shang Scheu, 2009
27 x 14 x 20 cm
styrofoam, fabric, paint, acetate
edition 120 + 20 AP, here nr 64/120
published by Texte zur Kunst, Berlin, Germany
€ 3.600,- plus € 32,- Track & Trace registered mail
History of prices:
eBay-galerie-m1, Edenkoben, Germany € 4.000,- 5 September 2021
eBay-sehfahrt, € 5.400 – € 7.560 8 August 2021
Galerie m2, Ebenkoben, Germany € 3.500,- August 2013
eBay, € 658,- April 2010
JAROSLAW KOZLOWSKI, Lesson, 1975
21,2 x 15,9 cm
published by Beau Geste Press, Cranleigh, Surrey, England
DONALD JUDD-RICHARD LONG-KRISTJÁN GUDMUNDSSON
exhibition list Nylistasafnid, Reykjavík, Iceland, 1988
29,7 x 21 cm
print on coloured paper
€ 85,- plus € 14,- Track & Trace registered mail
WJM KOK, I (Monochrome with Assistant), 2020 [purple]
70 x 70 cm
6 parts with variable sizes
industrial died fabrics, envelope with sticker
manual with serial number 86262
comes with hand made wooden crate
€ 3.400,- plus courier costs
inv.WJM 840-WJM 1092
JAAP KRONEMAN, Untitled, 1995
200 x 152 cm
screen print, conté, acrylic paint
edition 8, here number 2/8
signed, dated, numbered
€ 2.800,- plus courier costs
Jaap Kroneman is one of the founders of Flat Real Art, a branch of the visual arts, which uses concrete reality to begin with. Observed reality is the basis and in the implementation of his work that is flattened. Reality is abstracted, but nevertheless always recognizable. This print has been partly painted, i.e. the nipples and trousers. The outlines have been drawn with black crayon.
Artists’ books from Iceland, 1983
29,7 x 21 cm
plastic strip binder, SC, 9 pp.
ill. and listing of exhibited books
published by Galerie A, Amsterdam
€ 95,- plus € 12,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
This catalogue accompanied an exhibition on tour in Amsterdam and Reykjavik, Iceland.
inner cover, backside: