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prints VAUTIER, BEN

BEN VAUTIER, Crisis and Nervous Depression, ca 1962-1963

BEN VAUTIER, Crisis and Nervous Depression, ca 1962-1963
11,4 x 10,1 cm / 4.6 x 3.9 inches
Fluxus announcement of event (to be filled in), black letterpress on thin paper
edition unknown
published by Total Art Gallery, Nice, France
condition: aged
rare
€ 350,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace registered mail
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This statement of Ben Vautier is printed on very thin paper and a good example of his self-mockery he so often showed in his works: Ben, is so much of a true failure and a shabby fool, crying to be great, that he has had enough of it all.
A copy of this item is in the collection of the Walker Art Center in New York, USA.

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multiples VAN DER LEK, BART

BART VAN DER LECK, Metz & Co Amsterdam – Den Haag, 1952 [paper bag]

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BART VAN DER LECK, Metz & Co Amsterdam – Den Haag, 1952
31 x 13,2 cm
flex print on paper bag, chord
design for and published by Metz & Co, Amsterdam / The Hague
condition: good
€ 250,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace registered mail

Since 1900 Metz & Co. had been under the far-sighted management of J. de Leeuw, who imported the internationally renown Liberty fabrics from London. In the 1920s he introduced stylish, deluxe furniture from Paris and Vienna while gradually taking on more Dutch industrial artists. De Leeuw’s introduction to Rietveld and the painter Bart van der Leck around 1930 brought renewed vigour to the store. Van der Leck designed the firm’s logo as well as an assortment of bags and boxes in his inimitable style of fragmented letterforms with primary colours, all properly reflecting Metz & Co.’s combination of exclusivity and the avant-garde. The bag’s restraint and air of sophisticated modernity is no less contemporary today.

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magazines Reflex

Reflex nr 2, 1948 [Cobra magazine]

Reflex nr 2, 1948
including 4 lithographs by Corneille, Karel Appel, Constant and Jan Nieuwenhuys
signed, dated in plate

On 16 July 1948 the Experimentele Groep was founded by Karel Appel, Corneille, Theo Wolvecamp, Constant, Jan Nieuwehuys, Anton Rooskens and Eugene Brands. Later on this group became known as the Dutch hard core of the international CoBrA movement; COpenhagenBRusselsAmsterdam. The artists closely co-operated with experimental groups a.o. from Paris, Copenhagen, Brussels.

They published a magazine called Reflex, a name that referred to the fact that they looked at their works as an immediate reaction to reality, not steered by the ratio; an expression of reality equal to how they experienced the years after the Second World War.


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magazines Reflex

Reflex, nr 1, 1948 [Cobra magazine]

Reflex nr 1, 1948
including 4 lithographs by Corneille, Karel Appel, Constant and Jan Nieuwenhuys
signed, dated in print

On 16 July 1948 the Experimentele Groep was founded by Karel Appel, Corneille, Theo Wolvecamp, Constant, Jan Nieuwehuys, Anton Rooskens and Eugene Brands. Later on this group became known as the Dutch hard core of the international CoBrA movement; COpenhagenBRusselsAmsterdam. The artists closely co-operated with experimental groups a.o. from Paris, Copenhagen, Brussels.

They published a magazine called Reflex, a name that referred to the fact that they looked at their works as an immediate reaction to reality, not steered by the ratio; an expression of reality equal to how they experienced the years after the Second World War.


In Reflex nr 1 Constant wrote a manifest explaining the goals of the Experimentele Groep in Holland.