Ephemera: Artist Multiples
Art & Project was an Amsterdam art gallery from 1968-2001 with a focus on the international conceptual art scene. Its founders, Geert van Beijeren & Adriaan van Ravesteijn, also issued a bulletin of the same name to serve as a vehicle for conveying ideas and as a networking tool for conceptual artists. A total of 156 bulletins were produced through 1989. This bulletin, no. 85, seeks rather than provides information. The inside pages contain a note to recipients requesting information on extant works by Carl Andre, an American sculpture artist...
Art & Project was an Amsterdam art gallery from 1968-2001 with a focus on the international conceptual art scene. Its founders, Geert van Beijeren & Adriaan van Ravesteijn, also issued a bulletin of the same name to serve as a vehicle for conveying ideas and as a networking tool for conceptual artists. A total of 156 bulletins were produced through 1989. Bulletin 27 is a short text by American conceptual artist Mel Bochner titled Excerpts from Speculation (1967-1970): 3 Conditions. The inside pages are facsimiles of the second and third...
Art & Project Bulletin 40 by Daniel Buren, documenting the Guggenheim Museum's censorship and removal of his work Peinture-Sculpture (acrylic on cloth visible on recto verso) installed in the rotunda for the VI Guggenheim International Exhibition, 1971. Other artists complained that their work was "compromised and endangered by the presence of this piece in the exhibition"
Condition: Very Good+, folded as issued and with printed mailing address, some slight soft creasing at folds and one corner.
Art & Project was an Amsterdam art gallery from 1968-2001 with a focus on the international conceptual art scene. Its founders, Geert van Beijeren & Adriaan van Ravesteijn, also issued a bulletin of the same name to serve as a vehicle for conveying ideas and as a networking tool for conceptual artists. A total of 156 bulletins were produced through 1989. Bulletin no. 45, titled Interruption, is a list of works collected one per month during 1970 by "a private collector." The collection, a series of works by Daniel Buren...
Buren’s beautiful and smart “transparency” bulletin printed on vellum in which the letters and numbers are printed on the first and third pages – appearing as a secret code when opened but discernable when folded closed.
Condition: Very Good, some toning at edges, slight crease upper left corner, tri-folded as issued for mailing, but no mailing label.
A poster for a fundraising dinner for artist Lowell Darling's failed bid for Governor of California in 1978, although he did receive 68,000 votes. The event was held on March 8, 1978 at Breen's Cafe, the Saloon of the Museum of Conceptual Art, which Darling founded. Poster design by Tom Marioni.
Condition: Very Good, folded as issued; minor additional soft creasing at horizontal fold; a tiny pinhole at both the top and bottom near the center fold.
An absurdist form for a form made by Portland artist Don Day, apparently for random distribution. The form includes questions and boxes to be filled out relating to forms, such as “where was the form obtained?” “number of spaces left blank or marked 0, none, n.a., etc.” “agency issuing form,” “ink color” and “is the form pretty?” etc.
A set of four Keith Haring "Andy Mouse" postcards with silver metallic printing, produced in Amsterdam in 1986. Haring had a major solo exhibition at Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum that same year. The ceiling mural (on canvas) that Haring painted as a centerpiece for the exhibit was recently restored and put back on display at the museum. Haring's "Andy Mouse" works melded images of Andy Warhol, Mickey Mouse and Haring's own iconography. The works were signed by both Haring and Warhol.
A double-sided sheet with a Ray Johnson work on one side, and an Ant Farm work on the other. The side by Ant Farm has what appears to be a blue-colored rubber stamp on it (but it is printed/mechanically reproduced) that includes the phrase "Ice 9". Ice-9 was an inflatable structure Ant Farm brought on tour for events and happenings. The Ice-9 reference comes from Kurt Vonnegut's book Cat's Cradle, in which Ice-9 is a type of ice that freezes at 45 degrees and spreads throughout the world, freezing everything...
A poster as artwork, or a conceptual piece by George Miller documenting his experience around the Weather Underground bomb explosion at 18 West 11th in New York on March 6, 1970. The poster reads "George Miller, 18 West 11th Street, March 15-May 15, 1970, New York City" and includes a photograph of the destroyed townhouse at that address, which was exploded when a bomb being constructed in the basement by members of the Weather Underground detonated. Three members of the Underground died in the blast. Miller was in New York...
A button by Oldenburg, most likely produced in 1964, featuring his iconic mouse image, made for the Seattle Art Museum which, after having its profile enhanced by the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, combined two of the World's Fair pavilions at Seattle Center to create a branch facility, the Modern Art Pavilion, for temporary exhibitions.
Condition: Fine, light rusting to verso.
An envelope of loose artist works/printed multiples compiled in and 9" x 12" envelope and mailed mainly as an "unsolicited art gift". Produced by Intermedia Press, likely with the help of Henry Rappaport, who worked with Intermedia Press producing the Poem Company booklets, and the Junk Mail card set, during the years 1970-1972. Number 234 in an edition of 250.
Condition: Very Good, signifcant tearing and creasing to envelope; interior contents Very Good to Fine.
A set of artist cards/multiples housed in a blank paperboard cigarette box donated by Benson & Hedges. Featuring the work of 35 artists on 92 cards, and produced "with a little help from The Canada Council, Intermedia, Image Bank, Vancouver Print Project, Galactic Research Council". Reported to be produced in an edition of 1,000. Scarce.
Condition: Very Good, box bumped and worn with some tears; interior contents Very Good, with light bumps/dogears to card corners.