LOUWRIEN WIJERS, Art sprouts as a bloom, 1972 [edition, signed]

LOUWRIEN WIJERS, Art sprouts as a bloom, 1972
20.5 x 20.x x 1.5 cm
letterpress, paper, cardboard, 4 loose pieces of cardboard, 1 introduction page in Dutch on thin paper, rope
here signed
published by the artist / Steendrukkerij de Jong & Co, Hilversum, Netherlands
Private collection, Amsterdam
inv.LWij 000-pr

“I am offering this printed matter tonight to those attending the concert organized by Frans de Jong and Henk de Hoog. I describe what I believe is art and practicing art.”
“I wrote this piece several months ago out of a need to put into words my inner feelings about art and being an artist. It describes in a broad sense the interaction between art and life. I then printed that paper and sent it to a number of people. Frans de Jong suggested publishing it again on behalf of this evening. He himself made this second edition in his printing house.” Louwrien Wijers, 14 April 1972


page 1:


page 4:

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG, “Art meets Science and Spirituality”, 1990 [brochure]

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG, “Art meets Science and Spirituality”, 1990
29,7 x 21 cm
brochure; leporello, 8 pp.
published by Art meets Science and Spirituality in a Changing Economy Foundation, Amsterdam
inv.LWij 1122-1123

In 1990 from September 10 – 14, a symposium was initiated by Louwrien Wijers at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Scientists, philosophers and artists took part in this event. Apart from Robert Rauschenberg, also Marina Abramovic, John Cage, JCJ Vanderheyden and Lawrence Weiner participated.

CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI, Point d’Ironie, 1998

CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI, Point d’Ironie, 1998
43,2 x 30,6 cm
8 pp., offset on thin paper, text in English and French
added: Nr 23 – Thomas Hirschhorn
edition 300.000
published by Agnes B., Paris, France
mint condition
€ 100,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
collection of 21 issues € 600,- plus € 24,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
inv.Poin 000-pr


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 23 – Thomas Hirschhorn 2001 (Dokumenta XI)
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


History of prices:
The Land of Nod, Ostend, Belgium, November 2023 € 30.- i.e. Nr 50-Christian Boltanski
Unoriginal Sins, Gorebridge Midlothian, UK GBP 125.- September 2021 i.e. Nr 05-Annette Messager

LOUWRIEN WIJERS, Niet liegen/niet stelen/niet doden, 2015


LOUWRIEN WIJERS, Niet liegen/niet stelen/niet doden (“Don’t lie / don’t steel / don’t kill – grains / greens / beans”), 2015
14,8 x 21 cm, digital screen print, dibond
signed, dated, numbered
edition 11
published by Galerie van Gelder Editions, Amsterdam
€ 300,-


Louwrien Wijers showed for the first time an oversized mural work ‘Niet liegen / niet stelen / niet doden – granen / groente / bonen’ in her solo exhibition ‘Words to be framed’ at Galerie van Gelder in 2011.


HANNES VAN ES, Confrontated, In Crisis and Portraits, 1971 [unique photo works]


HANNES VAN ES, Confrontated, In Crisis and Portraits, 1971
A4, 5 parts
black & white photos in original frames
signed, dated, number 1/8, unique
planned edition 8 of which only this unique series came into production
published by Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
€ 3.400,-

In the early seventies the artists Hannes van Es and Louwrien Wijers lived on a boat. Both artists were only influenced by their time of hippie dom and alternative ways of living together. In their case they were specifically inspired by Ben d’Armagnac and Ger Dekker. The individual titles of this series of photos are “hannes van es confrontated” [sic], “louwrien wijers in crisis”, “louwrien wijers in crisis”, “portrait of louwrien wijers” and “portrait of hannes van es”.

LOUWRIEN WIJERS, untitled sculpture [Woman is the Jewel], 1971

LOUWRIEN WIJERS, untitled sculpture [Woman is the Jewel], 1971
30 x 30 cm
printed in cold lead typesetting, i.e. book printing
8 sheets, cover sheet, cardboard base, vintage rope
edition 44
condition: good, although aged with protection sheet worn at the extremeties
published by De Appel, Amsterdam / the artist
very rare
Private collection, Amsterdam
inv.LWije 000-pr


The introduction text starts with a description of a visit to the studio of Hanne Darboven in Hamburg. From the first page on each next loose sheet is printed with a bigger font.
During the afternoon of the 9th of December, sitting with Hanne Darboven in her workingroom at the parental Hamburg home where she lives, I experienced a fight within myself which forced me to either deny her work in order to be able to respect her person or deny myself and continue an agreeable feeling towards the work lying between us on the table.….


History of price:
Zwiggelaar Auctions, Amsterdam, 24 June 2022 € 800,- (hammer price)