OLIVIER MOSSET, Biennale di Venezia, 1990 [catalogue]

OLIVIER MOSSET, Biennale di Venezia, 1990
40 x 30 cm
catalogue Swiss Pavilion, SC, 24 pp., 6 full colour spreads, sewn
text L’ objet qui n’en est pas un by Jean Beaudrillard in French, Italian, German and English
published by Schweizerisches Bundesamt für Kultur, Bern and Verlag Lars Müller, Baden, Switzerland
condition of dust couver: used
€ 110,- plus € 24,- Track & Trace registered mail
inv.OM 000_000-pr


Olivier Mosset is known for making huge paintings as shown among other venues in Galerie van Gelder in Amsterdam and at the Venice Biennale, both in 1990.

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Added information
exhibition view Venice Biennale 1990, source Henry Magazine:

History of price:
Alternate Projects, London, UK August 2023 US$ 330.-
20th Century art Books, Lugano, Switzerland August 2023 € 268,-

GALERIE VAN GELDER Bericht 1, 1992 [news letter]

GALERIE VAN GELDER Bericht 1, 1992
29,7 x 21 cm
photo copy, vintage
edition ca 35
published by Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
inv.GvG 000

This is the first newsletter of Galerie van Gelder issued in the beginning of June 1992. It announces the gallery’s participation of Art Basel ’92, being a co-operation of five galleries. This was initiated by John M Armleder who also coined the name “Associated Publishers”. For that he designed a logo “AP” that was supposed to promote a co-operation of publishers in Geneva, Cologne, Amsterdam and New York. An edition “AP” was made by galerie van Gelder Editions on an enamel door plate. The image depicts the letters AP inside a tumbled zero.

OLIVIER MOSSET, Sans titre, 1995 [etching]

OLIVIER MOSSET, Sans titre, 1995
35 × 35 cm
signed, numbered
edition 150 + 5 HC
published by CEC / Centre d’Edition Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
inv.OM 000

This circle within a circle was etched on a square copper plate. Its blind imprint is barely noticeable since there are no scratches in the non-engraved parts that is so characteristic for common etchings.
The edition was offered to members of the Centre Genevois de Gravure Contemporaine Association in 1995.


OLIVIER MOSSET, Untitled, 2008
30 x 30 x 2 cm
analogue photo print, di-bond
edition 10 + 3 AP
Galerie van Gelder Editions, Amsterdam
€ 3.800,- plus € 25,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
inv.OM 000-pr

“De Zwitserse kunstenaar Olivier Mosset is het meest bekend om zijn conceptuele schilderkunst waarbij het niet moest gaan om zaken als originaliteit of auteursrecht die belangrijk zijn voor de kunstmarkt maar puur en alleen om het kunstwerk zelf. Hij maakte en maakt echter ook heel ander werk. Bij Fluxus in New York bijvoorbeeld verscheen in de jaren ‘60 een editie die bestond uit een plastic doosje met rode papiersnippertjes. Kees van Gelder, oprichter van de gelijknamige Galerie van Gelder, heeft ooit zijn stand op Art Rotterdam laten vol storten met soortgelijke stukjes papier, maar dan in de kleur grijs. Prachtig werk, en vast nog wel ergens te koop. Zelf bezit ik een auto van chocolade: Mosset heeft op de doos geschreven dat het een Buick Riviera betreft.”
Harry Ruhé, in GalleryViewer.

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

JOHN M ARMLEDER, Black Noise, 2017 [tribute to STEVEN PARRINO]

JOHN M ARMLEDER, Black Noise, 2017
27,3 x 17,4 x 9,9 cm
32 booklets, offset, stapled, cardboard box with high gloss paper and screen print
edition 600
published by Ecart Publications, Geneva, Switzerland
inv.JMA 000

OLIVIER MOSSET, Untitled, 1998 [dollar sign]


OLIVIER MOSSET, Untitled, 1998 [dollar sign]
70 x 70 cm
screen print
edition 40
€ 1.500,- plus € 32,- Track & Trace registered mail


History of prices:
Place des Arts, Paris, France US$ 1,784 January 2023
Place des Arts, Paris, France € 1.650,- August 2021
Artsnap.net GBP 1,200.- March 2020
Place des Arts, Paris, France € 1.875,- April 2020
ArtCurial, Paris, France € 520,- auction 19 September 2016, incl. premium
ArtCurial, Paris, France € 650,- auction 12 December 2016

OLIVIER MOSSET, Untitled (Rain Forest), 2019 [screen print]

OLIVIER MOSSET, Untitled (Rain Forest), 2019
94 x 68 cm
silkscreen print, on c-mat 150 grams paper
signed, numbered
edition 25 + 5 AP
published by More Publishers, Brussels, Belgium
€ 650,- plus € 25,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
or contact More Publishers for availability and price


One day when George Maciunias heard about the circle paintings of Olivier Mosset he asked him to contribute to one of his Flux boxes. Based on the many circle paintings Mosset made Maciunias considered him a Fluxus artist, something that Olivier Mosset laughingly denied and refused to accept. Nevertheless George Maciunas produced a box with hand made red confetti: Flux Dots By Mosset Total Art Nice.
The screen print “Untitled (Rain Forest)” has also a Fluxus-like touch in the way the photo has been taken. Olivier Mosset took a snapshot of a small red monochrome painting that was hanging in his studio before being auctioned for a rain forest benefit. For the print this photo was rendered in a monochrome layer and silkscreen printed in the exact same red as the original painting, giving this work a conceptual touch.

History of prices:
More Publishers, Brussels, July 2022 € 500,-
More Publishers, Brussels, July 2021 € 400,-
Artsy.net, Berlin, Germany, 5 March 2020, US$ 1,900.- *)
More Publishers, Brussels, January 2019 € 150,- (year of issue)

*) Friends Seminary Benefit Auction 2020 for a 233-year old school, i.e. NYC’s oldest co-educational independent Quaker school

OLIVIER MOSSET, Untitled, 1991 [screen print: yellow arrows]

OLIVIER MOSSET, Untitled, 1991
ca 50 x 80 cm
screen print
signed, dated, numbered
edition 100
condition: pristine
€ 2.600,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace registered mail


Olivier Mosset is known for his circle paintings he made in the sixties. Basically he is interested in not only hard edge and monochrome paintings, but also in geometric signs like the letter A, dollar signs, crosses, squares, etc. Here he makes a small square balancing on one of its corners by using two arrows.