artist's books CARRIÓN, ULISES GIBBS, MICHAEL Other Books and So

MICHAEL GIBBS, Extinction, 1974 [booklet]

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
inv.MGib 1135

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

CARRIÓN, ULISES Other Books and So printed matter

ULISES CARRIÓN, removal announcement Other Books and So, 1980



ULISES CARRIÓN, removal announcement Other Books and So, 1980
A3 card
card design by Ulises Carríon, postal stamp d.d. 2 June 1980
n.b. hand written text by Ulises Carrión
edition unknown
very rare
€ 480,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace registered mail
inv.OBandS 341

In April 1975 Ulises Carríón started a bookshop Other Books and So at Herengracht 227 in Amsterdam.
In 1980 this by artists highly esteemed bookshop changed its name into Other Books and So Archive and removed to Bloemgracht 121. As the hand written lines show the addressees were warmly invited to come to the new venue: Het is zo ver. Komen jullie eens langs? (trans. It’s there. Will you come by?)

The removal card enumerates the activities of the venue: Books, Mail, Recordings, Video, Distribution, Exhibition, Registration and also Concentration.

BANANA, ANNA GAGLIONE, BILL Other Books and So printed matter

BILL GAGLIONE – ANNA BANANA, Futurist Sound, 1978 [invitation]


BILL GAGLIONE – ANNA BANANA, Futurist Sound, 1978
19,8 x 26,6 cm
verso: ink stamp (verso stamped by Ulises Carrión)
published by Other Books and So, Amsterdam

Folded issued for mailing: