STEVEN PARRINO, postcard, 1993
stamp dated 30 July
14,8 x 10,5 cm
condition: diagonal fold, due to postal handling
A hand written text on this post card refers to a scheduled solo exhibition in Galerie van Gelder in Amsterdam that took place from 16 October till 11 November 1993. Ad hoc in the gallery space Steven Parrino painted ‘Creeping eye’ (1993), made of lacquer and stitches on canvas. He installed the four canvasses touching each other making that wall piece into a size of 200 x 400 x 30 cm altogether. Years later just after his fatal motor cycle accident in 2005 this works was auctioned for US$ 575.000,-
PIERRE LEGUILLON, The Museum of Mistakes, 2020
26,7 x 20,2 cm
HC, dust cover, 242 pp.
first edition 800 of which 100 are signed, dated and numbered with separately a dedication in print, ink stamp
including entrance ticket; here number 72
dedicated to Aditya Mandayam
published by Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich, Switzerland
In August 2020 Edition Patrick Frey offered a special edition on behalf of the launch of artist’s book “The Museum of Mistakes”. When ordered any name could be given that would become ‘part of the publication’ it was announced. It was not told how the name would become part of an entrance ticket to The Museum of Mistakes on name for life. The ticket reads:
‘Ticket valid for Aditya Mandayam.
Ticket valid from August 20, through forever.
Ticket can be used for any visit.
Ticket can be used for an unlimited number of guests.
Please retain this ticket for future visits.
Food and drinks allowed in rooms.
The deceased Indian artist Aditya Mandayam (1983-2019) will never be able to make use of this entrance ticket. The same counts for special edition number 71 that is dedicated to Steven Parrino (1958-2005). These tickets valid for ever are dedicated to these too young died and out spoken artists. KvG
In 2021 a second print was published: This is the first book to present a wide selection of works from the Musée des Erreurs, or Museum of Mistakes. Founded in Brussels in 2013 by Pierre Leguillon, the Musée des Erreurs is a traveling exhibition that encamps in the halls of brick-and-mortar museums—like a traveling circus that comes to town—and then moves on. The rest of the time, the collection is stored in the artist’s studio apartment, mainly in his kitchen cupboards. Most of the items are serially manufactured and of negligible material value: postcards, record sleeves, posters large and small, pieces of fabric, ceramics, folk art, children’s drawings, and other miscellany.
JUTTA KOETHER & STEVEN PARRINO, invitation, 2002
29,7 x 21 cm
print out on paper
mail from E-flux for Black Bonds in Swiss Institute, New York, USA
Black Bonds was an exhibition which reinvented anti-art’s collaborative spirit.
‘Our solution was to save them by blacking them out, canceling the image/object. A positive/negative, deconstruct to reconstruct, chaos to order to chaos… We decided to show these reclaimed paintings and dedicate the show to George Grosz’s Deathdada, caught in the flux between dissonance and consonance.’ Steven Parrino 2001
STEVEN PARRINO, deposit ticket of National Westminster Bank, New York, ca 1993
6,9 x 15,2 cm
coll. Kees van Gelder, Amsterdam
OLIVIER MOSSET & STEVEN PARRINO, “Studio photo”, n.d. 
20,1 x 25,3 cm
analogue photo print, unframed
numbered, signed by both artists
published by Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva, Switzerland
In this picture the cars of Olivier Mosset and Steven Parrino are parked in front of their adjacent studios in Brooklyn. This picture was taken in 1990 and Mosset and Parrino called it their “Studio photo” ever since.
STEVEN PARRINO, catalogue 1990 [Post-it with original drawing]
25 x 21 cm
2 yellow Post-its glued in as mailed, instructions, drawing and availability of work, ballpoint ink
signed with initials