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ANNETTE MESSAGER, Point d’Ironie, 1998

ANNETTE MESSAGER, Point d’Ironie, 1998
43,2 x 30,6 cm
8 pp., offset on thin paper, text in English and French
edition 100.000
published by Agnes B., Paris, France
mint condition
rare in this newspaper format
€ 100,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace EU registered mail

 

Available issues in mint condition:
Nr 05 – Annette Messager 1998
Nr 12 – Harmony Korine 1999
Hors série Point d’Ironie 2007 (“Société Anonyme”: Louwrien Wijers, o.a.)
Nr 27 – Hanne Darboven 2002
Nr 31 – Yoko Ono 2003
Nr 34 – Michel Foucault 2004
Hors série interview Agnès B. 2004 (interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist)
Nr 36 – Tacita Dean 2005
Nr 37 – Ed Ruscha 2005
Nr 40 – Damien Hirst 2006
Nr 45 – Robert Crumb 2008
Nr 46 – Carlos Cruz-Diez 2008
Nr 47 – Koo Jeong-a 2009
Nr 48 – Walid Raad 2009
Nr 49 – Ryan McGinley 2009
Nr 50 – Christian Boltanski 2010
Nr 51 – Dayanita Singh 2010
Numéro spécial – Pierre Reimer 2011
Nr 54 – Pierre Henry 2013
Nr 56 – Robert Barry 2014

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ONO, YOKO printed matter

YOKO ONO, Sognare, 2007 [poster]

YOKO ONO, Sognare, 2007
98 x 68 cm
offset, poster
edition unknown
condition good
published by Museo di Santa Caterina, Treviso, Italy

 

The verb “sognare” is Italian for dreaming and Yoko Ono has often stated that ‘A dream you dream alone is just a dream, but a dream you dream together is reality’. She has consistently expressed her faith in the power of positive wishing. As a Fluixus artist she likes to make instruction pieces like e.g. “Painting to be Constructed in Your Head” (1962). In many cases Yoko Ono affirms the power of the viewer, by inviting him to become a co-creator of the work.
“War Is Over, if you want it” is a 1969 poster and billboard action that inspired enough political action that the president of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson sought to have Yoko Ono and John Lennon deported for fear that they would undermine his foreign policy and political fortunes.

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ONO, YOKO sound: vinyl records, CD's

YOKO ONO / JOHN LENNON, Wedding Album, 1969 [LP box + inserts]

YOKO ONO / JOHN LENNON, Wedding Album, 1969
30,6 x 30,6 cm / 12 x 12 inch, LP box
inserted with printed matter and multiples:
8-track cartridge album, photo strip, postcard, poster of wedding photos, poster of John and Yoko
12″ square mylar bag with “Bagism” print (often lost and not included with 1977 Japanese re-issue)
square photo of a piece of wedding cake inserted in the mylar bag
17 page black cover “The Press” booklet of wedding photos and clippings
Copy of the wedding certificate, glued to the inside box lid
Yoko Ono & John Lennon Wedding Album, USA 1969, Apple Records 8XM-3361
mint and sealed as published; due to its age there are air bubbles on the front of the cassette
€ 150,- plus Track & Trace mailing in EU € 16,-

On side A “John & Yoko” is a recording made on 22 and 27 April 1969 and is of John Lennon and Yoko Ono calling out each other’s names, through a range of volume, tempos, and emotions, this all over the sound of their heartbeats. Comparable to the outcome of performances made by Ulay and Abramovic who instead put the emphasis in their works on physical endurance. KvG

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ONO, YOKO printed matter

YOKO ONO, Shadow Pieces, 1991 [8 postcards]

YOKO ONO, Shadow Pieces, 1991
each 12.4 x 17.4 cm
8 postcards, cellophane envelope with sticker
published by The Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Shadow Piece No 1 – “Me and My Shadows”
Shadow Piece No 2 – “Three Beings One Shadow”
Shadow Piece No 3 – “A Successive Shadow Casting And Its Result”
Shadow Piece No 4 – “Put Y our Shadows T together Until They Become One”
Shadow Piece No 5 – “?”
Shadow Piece No 6 – “!”
Shadow Piece No 7 – “Cast Y our Own Shadow”
Shadow Piece No 8 – “Shadow Pieces”

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ONO, YOKO printed matter prints

YOKO ONO / JOHN LENNON, War Is Over! If you want it, n.d. [1969] poster

YOKO ONO / JOHN LENNON, War Is Over! If you want it, n.d. [1969]
75,5 x 50,5 cm
block print letterpress
edition unknown
extremely rare
condition: aged with various pinholes, two small tears in lower part
hand written text in pencil at lower left: ‘Sonja Carnaby Street London 1969’
Collection Thora Johansen, Amsterdam

 

“War Is Over, if you want it” is a 1969 poster and billboard action that inspired enough political action that the president of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson sought to have Yoko Ono and John Lennon deported for fear that they would undermine his foreign policy and political fortunes.

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multiples ONO, YOKO

YOKO ONO, Mended Cups and Unbroken Cup, 2015

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YOKO ONO, Mended Cups and Unbroken Cup, 2015
17 x 29 x 29 cm
print on ceramics, 14 parts in display box, leaflet, tag, folded poster
published by Illy Art Collection, Italy
Collection Kees van Gelder, Amsterdam

“Mended Cups and Unbroken Cup” consists of six cups that bear gold, ‘shattered’ and ‘mended’ crack lines – accompanied by six individual saucers that state, in Yoko Ono’s handwriting, six catastrophic events that have affected the world; some have directly affected her life, and others only indirectly, yet bringing death to millions of people. Each saucer states the date and place of the tragic event. Why and how the tragic events have been “mended” is unclear….

The seventh cup in the collection, ‘Unbroken Cup’, is untouched with no cracked or mended lines, reflecting peace and hope with Ono’s handwritten words on the saucer, Yoko Ono: “This cup will never be broken as it will be under your protection.”

 

 

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ONO, YOKO prints

YOKO ONO, Arising – a call, 2013

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YOKO ONO, Arising – a call, 2013
pdf announcement in English and Japanese
published by 360 grades Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

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multiples ONO, YOKO

YOKO ONO, Arising, 2013

YOKO ONO, Arising, 2013
4,5 x 4,5 x 4,5 cm
pebble in cardboard box, printed text on lid
edition unknown

 

Yoko Ono made a call to women of all ages from around the world to send her their stories of how they had suffered simply because they were women, accompanied by a picture of their eyes. In this sense the “Arising” was a call expressed and visualized in Ono’s installation at the Venice Biennale in 2013. The pebble multiple “Arising” was issued on behalf of the Venice Biennale 2013.

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multiples ONO, YOKO

YOKO ONO, Grow Love with Me, 2013

YOKO ONO, Grow Love with Me, 2013
height ca 10, diameter 6 cm
aluminium can with glued matte paper label, plastic lid, bean,
manual with growing instructions in 4 languages, colophon on enfolded label of Serpentine Gallery
initials in print
edition unknown
published by Serpentine Gallery, London, England

This artwork consists of a ‘magic bean’, which when grown, reveals the word LOVE. Laser etched onto the seed by a patented process, the word first appears on the outer seed coat covering the inner cotyledon. Without coaxing, after a day or two the seed coat will fall away to reveal the word on the inner cotyledon. At first the inner cotyledon is yellow, but with the addition of sunlight quickly turns green. The seed then begins to splay open, shooting a leaf upward, bearing the same word LOVE.

 

 

Added label by Serpentine Gallery:

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multiples ONO, YOKO

YOKO ONO, Imagine Peace, 2012

YOKO ONO, Imagine Peace, 2012
178 x 153 cm / 60 x 70 inches
beach towel
Art Production Fund: Works On Whatever, New York, USA               € 75,- / US$ 95.-  September 2012

Imagine Piece is Yoko Ono’s worldwide initiative of anti-violence. This ongoing project uses internet projects, posters, thoughts, badges and a multitude of other medias to communicate its message of peace to the global community. Here she used a beach towel. The record ‘Imagine’ conveyed John Lennon’s wish for world peace and harmony in simple terms, both musically and lyrically. It fact it was inspired by ‘Cloud Piece’, an instructional poem dated Spring 1963 that appeared in Yoko Ono’s book Grapefruit:
Imagine the clouds dripping.
Dig a hole in your garden to
put them in.