Joe C. Columbo, Charles Eames, Fritz Eichler, Verner Panton, Roger Tallon
Unpaginated. Text in French. B/w photo reproductions of pieces of furnliture, industrial design and nice and interesting ads. Soft cover. 21.1 x 21 cm. Exhibition organized by the Centre de Création Industrielle (CCI), October 24 - December 31, 1969, held at the Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs (UCAD), Paris. The CCI had selected the industrial products sold on the French market, falling into the following 14 sections: heating, kitchen, sanitary, table, furniture equipment, light, finishing work, wall coverings, carpets and floor coverings, textiles and linens, audiovisual, leisure, sports and street furniture. Almost new.
122 double pages. Text in English. Full page illustrations (plans, diagrams, drawings) throughout in black and white. Plans, Oversize oblong book. Spiral binding. Black vinyl laminated softcover, with text printed in white. Name of previous owner and date of acquisition handwritten in red feltpen in the half-title page. The first Paolo Soleri's book, proposing a solution to the urban disaster. Arcology is an utopian city architectural concept, proposing a fusion between achitecture and ecology, offering a three-dimensional urban form, compact and dense in contrast to the urban sprawl of space, energy and time consumption. The OCLC Research: "An arcology is distinguished from a merely large building in that it is designed to lessen the impact of human habitation on any given ecosystem. It could be self-sustainable, employing all or most of its own available resources for a comfortable life: power; climate control; food production; air and water conservation and purification; sewage treatment; etc. An arcology is designed to make it possible to supply those items for a large population. An arcology would supply and maintain its own municipal or urban infrastructures in order to operate and connect with other urban environments apart from its own. Arcology was proposed to reduce human impact on natural resources. Arcology designs might apply conventional building and civil engineering techniques in very large, but practical projects in order to achieve pedestrian economies of scale that have proven, post-automobile, to be difficult to achieve in other ways. Soleri describes ways of compacting city structures in three dimensions to combat two-dimensional urban sprawl, to economize on transportation and other energy uses. Like Wright, Soleri proposed changes in transportation, agriculture, and commerce. Soleri explored reductions in resource consumption and duplication, land reclamation; he also proposed to eliminate most private transportation. He advocated for greater "frugality" and favored greater use of shared social resources, including public transit". Fine even with an unidentified stain on the rear cover.
Color screenprint. No margins as published, full sheet image: 43.4 × 55.4 cm (17 1/16 × 21 13/16 in.). Printed by M.H. Lavore, Company Inc. Published by Tanglewood Press, Inc., New York. Edition of 225, hand numbered, dated and signed by artist: "Oyvind Fahlstrom 66". (Screenprint from the portfolio New York International 196566 with seven screenprints, two lithographs, and one offset lithograph with objects in various media by various artists: Arman, Mary Bauermeister, Öyvind Fahlström, John Goodyear, Charles Hinman, Allen Jones, Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, James Rosenquist, Saul Steinberg). Fine.
Unique. Drawing-Watercolor. Original watercolor drawing on postcard. 10.5 x 14.8 cm. Sent from Madeira (Portugal), on December 24, 1973, to his lover in Orient Point, NY. Painted in watercolor all over the surface of the front side. Handwritten and signed in black ink on the reverse. This is not one of these common cards with more or less D. Evans' stamps, but a rare full card original watercolor. It is an original pqainting. He painted and sent the landscape he was seeing, a part of his life, at this precise moment, to his lover, to share it with him, so that they are closer, together, in their own intimacy. Rare, touching, moving and magnificent. Rare. Fine/As new. Recipient's name ad address blurred by us on the picture. Donald Evans, American artist, USA 1945-Neterlands 1977
Digital printing on white paper. Picture: 14.4 x 21.7 cm. Paper: 46 x 39.7 cm. Printed in white, in the picture, the word Mimiskry. Wooden frame and glass. Signed (initials) and dated 83 in blak pencl on the reverse. Literature: Denys Zacharopoulos, art historian, art critic, curator, in the catalogue of the exhibiton "La Nourriture comme Présence à Soi et comme Présence à l'Autre" (Food as Presence to Self and as Presence to the Other), at the Musée des civilisations de lEurope et de la Méditerranée, (Mucem), Marseille, 2014: "Baumgarten, who lived with the Yanomami Indians in the Amazon, has collaborated with the important anthropologist Michael Oppitz; they created together a work (a filing cabinet with drawers filled with feathers of eagle on which were inscribed all the names of the tribes of the Indians of America) and a book, TE-NE-TE. Eine mythologische Vorführung, in reference to the myths and mores that the different cultures of Native Americans developed beginning with the eagle and its wings (1972- 1974)". Framed. Mint.
Invitaion to the FIRST Marcel Broodthars' exhibition, at Galerie Saint Laurent, Brussels. Exhibition: April 10 - 25,1964. Private viewing: 10 April from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Offset. Printed in black on both sides of a double sheet of paper, pages from a women's magazine, with color illustrations from the magazine on one side. Folded in two. Folded: 25.2 x 16.8 cm. Unfolded: 25.2 x 33.6 cm. A event in the Art History: Michael Werner Gallery: After having practiced quite a few professions which did not bring in much, except for a tenacious form of bohemian freedom writer, poet, bookseller, exhibition guide, journalist and photographer Marcel Broodthars entered the world of art with a brilliant idea coupled with ironic pragmatism. A caustic art in conceptual form . Hence the text printed on the page of the magazine: Moi aussi, je me suis demandé si je ne pouvais pas vendre quelque chose et réussir dans la vie. Cela fait un moment déjà que je ne suis bon à rien. Je suis âgé de quarante ans. L'idée enfin d'inventer quelque chose d'insincère me traversa l'eprit et je me mis aussitôt au tavail. Au bout de trois mois, je montrai ma production à Ph. Edouard Toussaint le propriétaire de la galerie Saint Laurent (Bxl). Mais c est de l Art, dit-il, et j'exposerais volontiers tout ça. D'accord, répondis-je. Si je vends quelque chose, il prendra 30%. Ce sont, paraît-il des conditions normales certaines galeries prenant 75%. Ce que c'est? En fait des objets. ("I, too, asked myself whether I couldn't sell something and succeed in life. For a while now, I have been good for nothing. I am forty years old. Finally, the idea of inventing something insincere crossed my mind, and I set to work straight away. After three months, I showed my production to Ph. Edouard Toussaint, the owner of the Galerie Saint Laurent. But it's art, he said, and I would willingly exhibit all of this. All right, I replied. If I sell something he will take 30%. It seems that these are normal conditions, and that some galleries take 75%. What is it? In fact, objects". Marcel Broodthaers ). Mint.
DIBBETS, Jan / SIEGELAUB, Seth
Artist's postcard. Photomechanical print. 2 b/w photos on one side, text on the other side. 15.5 x 10.5 cm. A one-person art exhibition which took place in Amsterdam on 9, 12 and 30 May 1969 which was communicated by means of a printed postcard mailed from New York. One of the very early Conceptual Art exhibitions . Edited by Seth Siegelaub, printed by Jan Dibbets. Siegelaub, New York, Dibbets, Amsetrdam, May 1969. This copy is one of an edition of only 10 numbered by hand in blue ink by Dibbets in the recipient's part of the card and is mailed by J. Dibbets to himself in Amsterdam. Excellent condition. Selected references: Meyer: Konzeption, p. 116. Lippard: Six years., p. 103 (Suzy R. Lpippard, Six Years , p. 103: "A picture postcard of the artist, thumb cryptically raised, on a balcony in Amsterdam Published by Seth SIegelaub. Dibbets won a national prize for this work and was awarded a trip to New York. Reviewed by Louwrien Wijers, "Wareldentoonstellung per briefkaart", Algemeen Handdelsblad, Mat 29, 1969"). Extra Art, #120. An extremely scarce edition of 10. As new.
HADJITHOMAS, Joana & JOREIGE, Khalil
Artist's book. 1312 pages. 18 x 24 cm. Two editions: one in French and one in English. French edition: seventy five numbered and signed copies; English edition: seventy five numbered and signed copies. This copy is from the French edition. The two editions were printed in offset on 90gr Vega paper and 300gr Arcoprint paper for the cover. The photographs of the two letters are silver based and have been printed on a 250grs Fuji Frontier paper. The photographs of the reels which introduce each board are silver based and have been printed on a 220grs satiny Fujifilm paper. The Latent Images / Diary of a photographer book brings together 38 contact print photographs selected from the hundreds of films used and never developed, taken by photographer Abdallah Farah between 1997 and 2006. This book of 1312 pages, published in a limited edition - two editions of 75 numbered and signed copies, one in French and the other in English - offers an immersion to the very heart of these latent images. The description of the images replaces the photographs themselves; short fragments of text describe the invisible images while creating a new imagined space. The original photographs of two letters, also numbered and signed, open the book; one is written by Khalil Joreige and Joana Hadjithomas, the other by Abdallah Farah. This exchange of correspondence between the artists and photographer sets the scene for the ties and project that form a link between them. Each film is presented to be seen and read in the form of a chapter: an original photograph of these films appears at the head of the chapter in the same way as photographs in a family album. The reader can thus move around freely in this assembly of photographic fragments, invent his own situations through the history of Abdallah Farah, read the story in chronological order or haphazardly. The book as a support to creation and circulation thus offers a new space for discovering these latent images. Some pages, closed, do not allow the vision of the images they contain; the reader is given the freedom to keep them closed or to open them and this influence their reading. Abdallah Farah is a character imagined by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige. Latent Images / Diary of a photographer is thus a project signed by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige. As new.
Artist's book. 33 x 28 x 7 cm. Edition limited to 10 French, 10 Spanish, 10 Italian and 10 English copies. Each edition is numbered from 1 to 10 and signed by Dora García. This copy is one of the French edition. In the form of an archival box file, this artist s book compiles 27 documents (texts, photos, a DVD, a CD, emails, leaflets, interviews and conversations) which have fueled Dora García's research between 2009 and 2011. These documents are identical facsimile reproductions of the originals. In resonance with this project, the artist's book reproduces a large number of the archives Dora García has been putting together since 2009. As new.
BYARS, James Lee
Special issue of Point dIronie, periodical published by Agnes B., the fashion designer and art collector. Issues were distributed for free during shows. This is a special issue in homage to James Lee Byars, who died in Cairo, Egypt, May 22, 1997, under the direction of lAmicale des Témoins, Christian Boltanski 1/09/97. A single sheet of black paper, text printed in gold on both sides: THE PERFECT DEATH on one side, REMEMBER JAMES LEE BYARS on the other one. 43 x 30.5 cm. As new.
Large leaflet accompanying the L. Bourgeois' show at the Palais de Tokyo, "Le jour la nuit le jour", Paris, October 8 - November 23, 2002. Pictorial front cover, 8 full-page b/w photos. Includes a 4-page insert, text in French and English by Lorennzo Fiaschi (curator of the show), Brigitte Cornand, "Le jour la nuit la jour", interview L.B./Achille Bonito Oliva. Front cover illustration after the L. Bourgeois" drawing "Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si", 1996. Loose. Paper covers. 40 x 30 cm. Fine/As new.