De Appel, 1975-1990. Astonishingly large collection from the starting era of the famous Amsterdam based art/performance space. It was founded by Wies Smals in 1975 and is still active today. Includes
- an extensive ensemble of 148 announcement flyers, posters and invitation cards from 1975-1981 (A),
- a complete set of De Appel Bulletins from 1981-1990 (B),
- various loose publications from this period ©
- special items related to the Works and Words project on Eastern European artists organized by De Appel in 1979 (D). - 16 publications designed by Irma Boom (E). -- A. De Appel 1975-1981: 148 announcement flyers, posters and invitation cards. Mostly A4 flyers, b/w offset printed, often adorned with a De Appel logo stamped in green. Some sheets feature perforation holes due to storing in a binder (mentioned as 'perf.'). Also added are invitation cards and posters released in conjunction with the flyers. Notable large posters comprise the Hollandse Week/ Dutch Week (1976), Vito Acconci's The people mobile, a project for town squares in Holland (1979) and Dutch Treat, an exhibition curated by Wies Smalls/De Appel at Franklin Furnace in New York (1980). There is no record of all publications released, but as to the latest research there appear to be around 200 items in total for this period. All items in used but fine condition unless otherwise noted.
-- 1975 (1) Wies Smals, April 4 1975. Typed text 'De Appel start op 4 April 1975' signed by Appel director Smals. (2) Urs Luthi, April 1975, b/w photo sheet. (3) Urs Luthi, April 1975, text by JC Ammann. (4) James Lee Byars, 30 April- 15 May 1975. (5) Program announcement April/May 1975 printed recto/verso. (6) Michael Druks, May 1975 Playbox Amsterdam, b/w photo. (7) Michael Druks, May 1975 text sheet. (8) Luciano Castelli, 30 May- 1 June 1975 b/w photo, perf. (9) Luciano Castelli, folded A3 poster printed both sides, image printed in green. (10) Ben D'Armagnac, June/July 1975 text sheet. (11) Ben D'Armagnac, June/July 1975 b/w photo sheet. (12) Gina Pane, June/July 1975 text sheet. (13) Gina Pane, June/July 1975 b/w photo sheet. (14) Gerrit Dekker, June/July 1975 text sheet. (15) Gerrit Dekker, June/July 1975 b/w photo sheet. (16) Wies Smals, 1 Aug 1975, info letter 'aan alle ontvangers van het informatieblad'. (17) Jurgen Klaucke/Ulay, Sept 1975 b/w photos recto verso, perf. (18) Jurgen Klaucke/Ulay, Sept 1975 text sheet & photos verso. (19) Chris Burden, Oct 10 1975, flyer Art & Technology in De Appel. (20) Luigi Ontani, Nov/Dec 1975 color xerox. (21) Beeldend Theater, Dec 1975 photo sheet. -- 1976 (22) Info letter Wies Smals 24-1-1976. (23) Videoweek, Feb 1976 program. (24) Marja Samson & Michel Cardena, March-April 1976, features rubber stamp by Cardena. (25) Tony Morgan, April 1976 folded A3 poster. (26) Alison Knowles, 14/15 May 1976 Objects in Hand( 27) Hollandse Week/ Dutch Week, 4-11 June 1976, portfolio containing 14 A4 sheets featuring performances by artists living in the Netherlands such as Raul Marroquin, Nikolaus Urban, Nan Hoover, Pieter Laurens Mol, Hans Eykelboom. (28) Large poster Hollandse Week/ Dutch Week, 4-11 June 1976, 60 x 43 cm, offset black and green, folded twice. Waterstain in centre along folds (most apparent on verso). (29) Pieter Laurens Mol, Ik zou je ogen willen kussen, Hollandse Week 4-11 June 1976, A4 offset sheet with mounted postcard. Rare. (30) Marina Abramovic, July 1976 text sheet. (31) Marina Abramovic, July 1976 photo sheet. (32) Ulrike Rosenbach, September 1976 text sheet. (33) Ulrike Rosenbach, Sept 1976 photo sheet. (34) Julia Heyward, Nov 1976. (35) Gerri¬¬t Dekker/Maniac Productions, program Oct 1976. (36) Jana Haimson, Nov 1976. -- 1977 (37) Hermann Nitsch, Das Orgien Mysterien Theater, Jan 5 1977. (38) Program Feb 1977. (39) Program March 1977, 2 sides text/photos. (40) Wally Stevens, March 2 1977 b/w postcard. (41) Dutch artfair, April 2-4 1977. 3 postcards by Raul Marroquin, Michel Cardena and Nan Hoover. (42) Program May 1977. (43) Laurie Anderson, May 21 1977. A4 b/w poster Spreken met 2 tongen, the tape bow violin performance. (44) Laurie Anderson, May 1977 text sheet 2 sides. (45) Charlemagne Palestine, May 1977 folded A3 poster b/w. (46) Charlemagne Palestine, May 1977 text sheet. (47) Fitzgibbon/Robin Winters, May 1977 text sheet. (48) Fitzgibbon/Robin Winters, May 1977 photo sheet. (49) Carolee Schneemann, June 1977 photo sheet performance ABC. (50) Program Sept 1977, Stanfield Hooykaas, folded A3 poster, green print verso. (51) Cardena and Ron Aron, Sept/Oct 1977. (52) Barbara Bloom, October 1977 text sheet. (53) Buky Grinberg, Nov 1977, performances, printed green. (54) Harrie de Kroon, Nov 1977, project in coll. with Galerie A Amsterdam. (55) David Flipse, Nov 25/26 1977, A3 printed 2 sides. (56) Floor van Keulen, Dec 1 1977. (57) Taka Iimura videotapes, Dec 7 1977, postcard. (58) Buky Grinberg notes after performances held Nov 1977. (59) Terry Fox, Dec 1977 text sheet. (60) Terry Fox, Dec 1977 photo sheet. -- 1978 (61) Jan 1978 Program. (62) Servie Janssen, Jan 1978. (63) Chico Leef/Environment, 21/22 Jan 1978. (64) February 1978 program Connie Beckley, Event Structure Research, Sieverding. (65) Event Structure Research (Theo Botschuyver, Jeffrey Shaw), Feb 1978. Colour printed on black paper. (66) Wies Smals info sheet Feb 15 1978, new program/subscriptions. (67) Katharina Sieverding/Mettig, China America, Feb 25 1978. Printed purple and red on white paper. (68) Program March 1978. (69) Peter Weibel, March 1978. (70) Peter Weibel, March 1978, poster printed b/w and green. (71) Program March/April 1978. (72) Ulay/Abramovic, small paper slip invitation for video presentation at Kunsthistorisch Instituut Amsterdam March 21 1978. (73) Wim T. Schippers, 7/8 april 1978. (74) Takako Saito, April 21 project in coll. with galerie A Amsterdam. (75) Moniek Toebosch, 28 & 29 april 1978 text/coupon. (76) Moniek Toebosch, 28 & 29 april 1978 photo sheet, verso printed in green. (77) Program April/May 1978, Ruri, Toebosch, Stevens. (78) Antal, Rinke Theeuwen performances, May 12/13 1978. (79) Antal, Rinke Theeuwen photo sheet May 12/13 1978. (80) Rinke, Odenbach, von Bruch, May/June 1978. (81) Urban, Knowles, Hartnett, Eventstructure, June/July. (82) Nikolaus Urban, June 10-14 1978. Folded double sides poster b/w A3. (83) Nikolaus Urban, June 1978 text sheet. (84) Gerrit Dekker, Sept 1/2 1978 text sheet. (85) Gerrit Dekker, Sept 1/2 1978 photo sheet.(86) Johan van der Veen, Sept 13 1978. (87) Program Sept/Oct 1978 Neuhaus et al. (88) Max Neuhaus, Underwater Music(s) performance at Marnixbad swimming pool Sept 30 1978. (89) Hervé Fischer, Jordaners maak uw krant, October 1978. Amsterdam community project. (90) Program Oct/Nov, Hans van der Ban, Fischer et al. (91) Reindeer Werk, Vijf Dagen en Nachten, October/Nov 1978 text sheet. (92) Reindeer Werk, Vijf Dagen en Nachten, October/Nov 1978 photo sheet. (93) Program November 1978 incl lecture on Art & Language, Ana Paci, Sef Peeters. (94) Feministische kunst International, Nov 1978/Jan 1979, flyer 4 pp. (95) Wies Smals letter Dec 1978 'De Appel heeft weer een groot programma voor 1979 in petto'. -- 1979 (96) Program Jan 1979, Smith, Rolf, Joan Jonas. (97) Alexis Smith Jan 1979 text sheet, perf. (98) Alexis Smith Jan1979 photo sheet, perf. (99) Misha Mengelberg Jan/Feb 1979. (100) Misha Mengelberg 21 Jan- 10 Feb 1979 photo sheet. (101) Program Jan/Feb 1979, Jonas, Mengelberg, Hoover, General Idea. (102) Program March/April 1979, General Idea, Ulay/Abramovic et al. (103) Ulay/Abramovic, March 23- April 4 1979 installation, text sheet. (104) Ulay/Abramovic, March/April 1979. B/w photo stills of the installation at De Appel recto/verso. (105) Program April/May 1979, Beckley, Forest et al. (106) Program May/June 1979, Acconci, Mauri, et al. (107) Vito Acconci, The people mobile, May/June 1979. A project for town squares in Holland. Large poster, 46 x 62 cm printed black & red, recto verso, folded 3 times. Slight rubbing on folds generally a good copy. (108) Fabio Mauri, May/June 1979. (109) Fabio Mauri, b/w photo sheet. (110) Program June 1979, Dick Higgins, Wink van Kempen. (111) Program Sept 1979, Marten Hendriks, Works and Words. (112) Works and Words, 20-30 Sept 1979 flyer 4 pp.(113) Works and Words photo exhibition invitation card. (114) Program Nov 1979, videotapes General Idea, Ulay/Abramovic, Cardena 25 Caramboles. (115) General Idea's Test Tube, Nov 8 1979. Folded A4 poster, printed b/w and green. (116) 12 Films, 29 Nov- 12 Dec 1979 A3 poster folded. (117) Program Dec 1979, Dan Graham, Armstrong, Brisley et al. (118) Dec 1979 photo sheet. -- 1980 (119) Info sheet Year program 1980, 2 sides. (120) Program Jan 1980, Michael Gibbs, Charlemagne Palestine et al. (121) Program Feb 1980, David Critchley, Stuart Marshall, Cres ao. (122) Program Feb/March 1980, Alain Snyers, Taka iimura, Milan Knizak et al. (123) Cres, Feb 15-22 1980, A3 poster folded. (124) Milan Knizak, March 1980 exhibition in collaboration with galerie A, performance March 26. (125) Program April 1980, London Video Arts, Simon Read, Hotel Room Event, Ulay/Abramovic, Chaimovicz et al. (126) Simon Read, April 1980 text sheet.(127) Simon Read, April 1980 photo sheet. (128) Info sheet reminder subscription and gifts. (129) Marc Camille Chaimovicz, Partial eclipse, April-May 1980. printed b/w and green, text Josine van Droffelaar, stamped 21 April. (130) Marc Camille Chaimovicz, April-May 1980 25 April 1980 printed b/w and green. (131) London H.C- Amsterdam D.A., April-May 1980 b/w photo sheet. (132) Free Dormitory in De Appel, May 28-June 10 1980. (133) Free Dormitory in De Appel, May 28-June 10 1980 b/w photo sheet. (134) Holland Festival, June 13-22 1980, with Simone Forti, Tanaka Min et al. (135) Holland Festival, June 13-22 1980, Simone Forti, Tanaka Min et al. (136) David Salle, 1-13 July 1980, The Desert Wind of Deconstruction, folded sheet 4 pp. with inserted text sheet on tracing paper. (137) Program Sept 1980, Dale Frank et al. (138) Marco Bagnoli, Oct 1980 poster A3 folded. (139) Oct 22 1980 press release in Dutch about De Appel show curated by Wies Smalls at Franklin Furnace New York Nov-Dec 1980. (140) Dutch Treat, large poster 56 x 40.5 cm announcing Franklin Furnace exhibition New York Nov-Dec 1980, printed both sides in white blue and orange, designed by Marja Samson. (141) Chris Welsby, Nov-Dec 1980. (142) Barbara Howard, Dec 1980/Jan 1981. (143) Susan Britton Video, Dec 17 1980, card. -- 1981 (144). James Lee Byars, card housed in envelope addressed to JC, announcing the year-long exhibition (Jan 1 1981- Dec 31 1981) by the artist which started with a special event at Hortus Botanicus. (145) Program April 1981, Morgan Thomas. (146) Program May 1981, Cardena, Partenheimer, Harrie de Kroon. (147) Michel Cardena, May 1981. Somos Libros, poster 41.5 x 30 cm printed in purple and red, text b/w on verso. (148) James Lee Byars, Aug 23 1981, The Very Great Search for James Lee Byars. Invitation to search for the artist at the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam. White text printed on black card, addressed to J. Cahen. -- B. De Appel Bulletins 1981-1990: complete set of 25 issues published by Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam. Comprises: 1981 (No1, 2, 3-4), 1982 (No1, 2, 3, 4), 1983 (No1, 2, 3-4), 1984 (No1, 2, 3, 4), 1985 (No1, 2, 3-4), 1986 (No1, 2), 1987 (No1, 2), 1988 (No1, 2), 1989/90 (No1, 2). Together 25 issues. In 1981 the lavish loose sheet announcements were replaced by a quarterly magazine edited by Josine van Droffelaar and Wies Smals (until 1983), followed by Edna van Duyn and Saskia Bos. Softcover, staple bound, 29.5 x 21 cm, from 1983 onwards 29.7 x 22 cm. Some issues appeared as audio cassette (1984 no.3), card set (1985 3/4) or catalogue (1988 no.1). The Bulletin features b/w ills., artists' contributions and texts about De Appel projects in Dutch and English. Contributors include James L. Byars, Willem de Ridder, Johan Cornelissen, Marina Abramovic/Ulay, Lawrence Weiner, Martha Hawley, Raul Marroquin, Lily van Ginneken, Michael Gibbs, Hans Haacke, Barbara Kruger, General Idea among others. No.2 1981 contains an item on Gossip, Scandal and Good Manners by Ulises Carrion. No.3/4 1983 is a special In Memoriam issue for Wies Smals, founder of De Appel, who died in a plane crash in the Swiss Alps on August 20 1983 along with her partner Gerhard von Graevenitz, their baby Hendrik, De Appel colleague Josine van Droffelaar and her boyfriend Martin Barkhuis. Barbara Bloom designed a beautiful cover collaged with gold and silver Chinese offering papers. The complete set of Bulletins is in fine condition. -- 1981 No 1 June. 22 pp, 29.5 x 21 cm, plus loose sheet Agar, Astric in Art. Contents: Stephen Soreff The Future of the Television 1991, Ulises Carrion Gossip Scandal and Good Manners, T. Lehman, James Lee Byars, Morgan Thomas (FAR), Jurgen Partenheimer, Harrie de Kroon, Silvia Steiger, Radio Art /The Walk by Willem de Ridder. -- 1981 No 2 Sept. 26 pp, 29.5 x 21 cm, plus large fold-out poster (5 x A4). Contents: Hooykaas/Stansfield, Willem de Ridder, Hans-Thies, Pop- Philosophy from Deleuze and Guattari, Frank Gribling Art for the Millions, Ron Haselden, Ulises Carrion Gossip, Scandal and Good Manners, Rob Huisman, Silvia Steiger, Marijke Mooy and Andre Minnaar. -- 1981 No 3/4 Nov. 26 pp, 29.5 x 21 cm, plus loose insert agenda / order form for Ron Haselden publication. Contents: Harm van de Wal, Larry Miller, Ron Haselden, Maria Nordman, Sef Peeters, Willem de Ridder, Johan Cornelissen, Harm van de Wal, Hans-Thies Lehmann, Hans Koetsier, Frank Gribling, Barbara Bloom. -- 1982 No 1. 32 pp, 30 x 21 cm, loose inserts poster (2 x A4) Silvia Steiger and agenda/ order form. Contents: Guy Rombouts, Ron Haselden, Hetty Huisman From Void to Void to Void, Teun Hocks, David Garcia / Ann Wright, Larry Miller, Maria Nordman. Supplement: Silvia Steiger Walk over 11 Dunes Castricum 1982, Larry Miller Keychord record. -- 1982 No 2. 38 pp, 30 x 21 cm, Guy Rombouts’ photo report of The Five Senses, Hetty Huisman lecture From Void to Void To Void to Void, in De Koer, Amsterdam. Krijn Giezen artist contribution, Hans Koetsier -- 1982 No 3 Foreign Edition. 38 pp, 30 x 21 cm. Contents: Susan Davis, Teun Hocks, Johan Cornelissen Journey along the equator in 12 months, Michel Cardena Somos Libres!?, Martin Ive-Morris Minamoto’s kamerakaze, Barbara Kruger, John Liggins four photo pieces from an exhibition at Galerie A, Nikolaus Urban. -- 1982 No 4 Real = Real. 36 pp, 30 x 21 cm, 36 pp. Contents: Jerry Mander, Teun Hocks, John Kormeling, Ton Zwerver, Dick Raaymakers, Lon de Vries Robbé, Johan Cornelissen, Wink van Kempen, Raul Marroquin, Lawrence Weiner Plowmans Lunch interview by Michael Gibbs, Announcement of the establishment of a new organization The Federation of video artists. -- 1983 No 1 International. 34 pp, 30 x 22.5 cm. Contents: Thom Puckey, John Körmeling, Hans Koetsier, Barbara Kruger, Guy Rombouts, Martha Hawley, Marco Bagnoli, Raimund Kummer, Hermann Pitz, Peter Mertens. -- 1983 No 2 Collections. 35 pp, 30 x 22,5 cm. Contents: Sabrina Kamstra, Aart van Barneveld, Uwe F.Laysiepen, Marina Abramovic, Annie Wright, Tom Puckey Five houses/ Five cities, Christiaan Bastiaans, Hetty Huisman, John Körmeling, Constance de Jong, Lily van Ginneken on artists initiatives. -- 1983 No 3-4 In Memoriam. 52 pp, 30 x 22.5 cm. Contents: In Memoriam Wies Smals, Josine van Droffelaar, Gerhard von Graevenitz, Martin Barkhuis and Hendrik Smals. Project De Appel, Silvia Steiger, Tom Puckey, Felix Hess, Johan Cornelissen, Nikolaus Urban Principle and material force song for elephants, Dorit Cypis, Bert Mebius, Jan Nederveen, Lily van Ginneken on artists initiatives. Special memorial cover by Barbara Bloom. -- 1984 No 1 June. 31 pp, 28 x 22 cm. Contents: Jole de Sanna, Saskia Bos, Dick Raaymakers, Paul Hefting, Silvia Steiger, Martha Hawley, Barbara Bloom Collections, De Zaak artist page, S.C. McFarlane on the tracks of Ulises Carrion, Sabrina Kamstra selection from the documentation centre. -- 1984 No 2 Oct. 35 pp, 28 x 22 cm. Contents: Ulises Carrion, Robert O’Brien & Irene Fortuyn, Pierre Solie, Pieter Laurens Mol, Bruno Cora, Marco Bagnoli, Martha Hawley, Max Bruinsma , Sabrina Kamstra, Wiliam Levy The New Orality, Sabrina Kamstra on magazines. -- 1984 No 3 Cassette. Audio tape in cardboard box 15.5 x 11.5 x 2.2 cm, containing address label of Lidewijn Reckman. Colour printed cassette wrappers, text by Sabrina Kamstra. Features audio work by 17 artists. Side A : Cornelissen, Gottlieb& van Manen, Zegveld, Raaymakers, Miller, Tarlo, Stahl, Summers. Side B: Brewster, de Kroon, Gordon, Brisley, Lingg, Toebosch, Scha. -- 1984 No 4 De Optocht. 24 pp, 61 x 44.5 cm. Large newspaper format publication dedicated to artists’ spaces in The Netherlands, edition of 2000. Editors Saskia Bos, Edna van Duyn, design Anthon Beeke, Hans van der Kooi. Contributions Max Bruinsma, Marieke van Giersbergen, Lily van Ginneken, Riet de Leeuw, Rob Perree, Christien van Stralen et al. -- 1985 No 1. 35 pp, 28 x 22 cm. Contents: Saskia Bos, Louwrien Wijers on General Idea, Johan Cornelissen, Nan Hoover, Michel Waisvisz, Joan Jonas, Michael Gibbs, Sabrina Kamstra on magazines. -- 1985 No 2. 35 pp, 28 x 22 cm. Contents: Saskia Bos, Janneke Wesseling, Madelon Hooykaas and Elsa Stansfield, Christiaan Bastiaans, Edna van Duyn, Rebecca Horn, Sabrina Kamstra, Jeffrey Shaw, Dirk Groeneveld, Lawrence Weiner, Bart Lootsma, Peter Zegveld. -- 1985 No 3-4. Folded portfolio/envelope, 20.5 x 11.5 cm. Contains one microfiche (11 x 15 cm) in separate envelope with images and text on Talking Back to the Media, November 1985, featuring General Idea, John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger and Hans Haacke. Also includes a set of 9 postcards by Hooykaas/Stansfield, Guillaume Bijl, Barbara Kruger, John Baldessari, Barbara Bloom, Ulay & Abramovic (each 15 x 10.7 cm), Marco Bagnoli, Niek Kemps, Flavio Pons (each 20 x 10.5 cm). -- 1986 No 1. 35 pp, 28 x 22 cm. Contents: Reminiscences of De Appel 1975-1980 by Antje von Graevenitz, Wim T Schippers, Guillaume Bijl, Barbara Bloom, Floris Guntenaar, Joan Jonas, Tineke Reijnders, Christiaan Bastiaans, Pieter Heynen, John Blake. -- 1986 No 2. 32 pp, 23 x 29 cm. Hans Koetsier: China-Japan, Japan-China project, loose sheets in cover, text in English, Chinese and Japanese. -- 1987 No 1. 38 pp, 28 x 22 cm. Contents: John Blake, Edna van Duyn, Nan Hoover, Louwrien Wijers, Sophie Calle, Saskia Bos, Toine Horvers, Piet de Jonge, Albert van der Weide, Jan van de Pavert, Relly Tarlo, Annie Wright, Luigi Stoisa et al. -- 1987 No 2. 31 pp, 28 x 22 cm. Contents: Dan Graham, Saskia Bos, Dennis Adams, Tony Brown, Rodney Graham, Kasper Koenig, Richard Deacon, Edna van Duyn, Jeff Wall, Robert Nickas, Isa Genzken, René Daniels, Louise Lawler, Hermann Pitz et al. -- 1988 No 1. May, Nightfire 31 pp, 15 x 21 cm. Cataloque of Nightfire at De Appel 20 12 1987- 31 01 1988, edited by Edna van Duyn. Large group show featuring Vito Acconci, Charlemagne Palestine, Joan Jonas, General Idea, Louise Lawler, Marina Abramovic, Ulrike Rosenbach, James Lee Byars, Marlene Dumas, Lawrence Weiner, Rebecca Horn, Jenny Holzer, John Baldessari, Alain Séchas, Fischli / Weiss, Katharina Fritsch, Joseph Kosuth, Dan Graham and many others. -- 1988 No 2. 34 pp, 28 x 22 cm. Contents: Lili Dujourie by Stuart Morgan, Ludger Gerdes, Scott Burton, Kirsten Algera, Ernst Bulatov, Dennis Adams, Jerome Sans, Simon Linke et al. -- 1989 No 1. 35 pp, 28 x 22 cm. Contents: Sylvie Blocher Allan McCollum, Edna van Duyn, Katharina Fritsch, Martin Honert, Thomas Ruff, Komar & Melamid et al. -- 1989/1990 No 2. 34 pp, 28 x 22 cm. Contents: Thomas Schutte, Ettore Spalletti, Marianne Brouwer, Saskia Bos, Ilya Kabakov, Q.S. Serafijn, Ernst Mitzka, Michael Gibbs et al. -- C. Various De Appel publications 1975-1990. -- The Desert is across the street. A work by Urs Lüthi, Elke Kilga and David Weiss. Amsterdam/Zurich, De Appel/Galerie Stähli, 1975. First edition, 21 x 30 cm, 32 pp. unpaginated, ills b/w. -- Body Art and Performance in de Appel. Amsterdam, Amsterdamse Kunstraad, 1978. Softcover, 24.5 x 18.5 cm, 116 pp. Evaluation report about De Appel 1975-1977 commissioned by the Amsterdam City Council, with b/w documentation pictures, graphs et al. Texts by Walter Barten, Peter Brunsmann, Antje von Graevenitz, Frans Haks, Rob Huisman, Rob van Tour. Design by Bart Boumans. -- Marco Bagnoli, Albe of Zonsopgangen. Amsterdam, De Appel, 1984. Announcement poster, 29.5 x 42 cm, offset printed black and red recto/verso. Folded twice, moderate creasing. -- Jeffrey Shaw, The Narrative Landscape. Amsterdam, De Appel, 1985. Announcement poster, 42 x 30 cm, offset printed black and green, folded once. Added: texts by Dirk Groeneveld on a DIN A4. -- Opening new building. Amsterdam, De Appel, 1986. Announcement postcard, 15.5 x 21cm, color offset printed recto/verso. Moving notice to new space at Prinseneiland 7 Amsterdam. -- Barbara Bloom, memorial edition Present/ Absent, 1993. Aluminum tag, 7 x 4.5 cm, with the inscription ‘present’ on recto and and ‘absent’ on verso. Inserted in a folded card with printed memorial text, housed in the original sending envelope addressed to Lidewij Reckman. In 1993 Saskia Bos, the director who succeeded Wies Smals at De Appel, invited Barbara Bloom to make this memorial piece for Wies Smals and the other passengers who died in an accident with a private plane in 1983. Edition unknown. -- D. Works and Words, De Appel 1979. Project in collaboration with various Eastern European artists. Contains 12 items featuring artists' documentation assembled for the exhibition and exhibition announcements. -- - Zbigniew Gostomski, Z powodu ‘Odczytu o niczym’. Exhibition catalog for an event entitled ‘On Nothing’ inspired by John Cage's lecture, and held at the famous Galeria Foksal in Warsaw, Poland. 1976. Single sheet, 42 × 60 cm, printed recto and verso, folded twice to create a catalogue. Gostomski (1932-2017) was a Polish painter, actor, and photographer, and one of the co-founders of Galeria Foksal. The gallery was founded in 1966 by contemporary artists and former members of the Polish constructivist group of the 1920s. It was intended as a non-commercial space, and operated in a nonofficial way, managing to stage numerous exhibits of avant-garde and neo-avant-garde art, including action art and happenings, sometimes by artists of international repute, in spite of the limitations of the communist regime. Scarce, KVK and OCLC show copies at the Stedelijk Museum, Kunstbibliothek Berlin, MoMA, and the British Library. -- -Lech Mrozek, ‘Czy jeszcze istnieje sztuka ?, 1979. Poster, 60 x 42 cm, announcing Mrozek's famous series 'Does Art Still Exist?' featured at Akademickie centrum Kultury-Palacyk Wroclaw, Poland. Lech Mrozek (1953-2020) graduated from the National High School of Fine Arts in Wroclaw in 1977, and was co-founder of the experimental space Galeria Sztuki Najnowszej (1975-1980) run by Katarzyna Chierowska, Stanislaw Antosz, Anna and Romuald Kuter and Piotr Olszanski. -- - Lech Mrozek ‘Czy jeszcze istnieje sztuka?’, 1979. Original b/w photograph, 40 x 30 cm, with handwritten text in pen on recto. Verso shows a business card of Centrum Sztuki with address information of Lech Mrozek. Handwritten message reads: ‘It is most difficult to free oneself from being entangled in the tradition of the subject discussed here’, signed Lech Mrozek. -- - Tomasz Sikorski, Theses, October 1978. Text on thick paper, 29.5 x 20.5 cm, recto verso in English and Polish. -- - Tomasz Sikorski, The Text, January/February 1979. 30 x 21 cm, 8 pp. with b/w pictures and text, published by Gallery P.O. Box 17 in an edition of 500. The gallery was run by Tomasz Sikorski and Tomasz Konart from Jan-Nov 1979 in Warsaw, Poland. The gallery was a continuation of the activities of the Mospan Gallery, closed in December 1978. It had no physical space, only a mailbox. Some projects were hosted in Dziekanka Students' Art Center and Stodoła Club, other projects were executed in the experimental realm of Mail Art. -- - Tomasz Konart, Fotografia 1977-1979. Warsaw, Galeria P.O. Box 17, 1979. 30 x 21 cm, 8 pp. Includes an original b/w photo stapled to last page, handmade mark with pen on last page, signed 459/500. -- - Prezentacja, Listopad 1978. Wroclaw, Seminarium Markisizm w Kulturze Polskiej, prezentacja Towarzyszaca, 1978. 24 x 17 cm, 16 pp. unpaginated with b/w ills. Contributions in text and image by Witold Liszkowski, Zdzislas Sosnowski, Lech Mrożek, Natalia Lach-Lachowicz, Andrzej Lachowicz, Anna Kutera, Romuald Kutera. -- - Sztuka I Teoria, Akademickie Centrum Kultury Palacyk, 1979. Three booklets in wrapper, edited by Witold Liszkowski and others, edition of 800. Includes Sztuka i Teoria (298-79), Permafo, Andrzej Lachowicz, Natalia Lach-Lachowicz, Lech Mrozek, 16 pp; Sztuka i Teoria (299-79), Witold Liszkowski, Małgorzata Bodak, Bogusław Jasiński, Andrzej Sapija, Maria Zmarz, 16 pp; Sztuka i Teoria (300-79), Anna Kutera, Romuald Kutera, Lech Mrożek, 16 pp. Text Polish and English. -- - Works and Words lokaties. 13 x 15 cm. Announcement card featuring a map showing the locations of the project in Amsterdam, 15-30 September 1979. -- - Reindeer Werk, Heute Vandaag. A4 sheet, b/w with added handwritten text in green marker. Announcement for the performance on 29 september 1979 as part of De Appel project Works and Words. -- - Buky Grinberg, Time Fucks Art. A4 sheet, b/w announcement for the performance during Works and Words. With added hand coloured illustration. -- - Stedelijk Museum/ Nederlands Filmmuseum Experiment ’79. Films by visual artists 26 September 1979. Assembling of announcements/press releases of projects that were screened as part of Works and Words. Includes: Goran Dordevic Five Films 1979; Tomislav Gotovac, Short movies; Ivan Ladislav Galeta, films and expanded cinema performance; Total Expanded Cinema, infinite image and reflection by Gabor Body 1971, 3 pp; Dream Copies by Miklos Erdely, Films by Jozef Robawkowski, 2 pp. -- E. Sixteen catalogues/artists’ books published by De Appel, all designed by renowned Amsterdam-based graphic designer Irma Boom. The publications were released in conjunction with exhibitions held at artspace De Appel Amsterdam in the early 1990s. Texts in English and Dutch. Includes: (1) Christine Eglesias, 1990. Stapled softcover, 22 x 16 cm, 24 pp. Slight soiling on cover. (2) Bustamante, 1990. Softcover, 30 x 26 cm, 16 pp. Edited by Edna van Duyn, text Saskia Bos. Slight soiling on cover. (3) Matt Mullican, The City Project Amsterdam, 1991. Blue and white sleeve portfolio, 15 x 11 cm, containing a stapled text booklet, 12 pp. and 18 postcards featuring reproductions of works by Mullican. Text by Let Geerling. Printed by Rosbeek. Very good copy. (4) Miroslaw Balka, 1991. Stapled softcover, 26.5 x 13 cm, 26 pp. Text by Christoph Blase. (5) Grenville Davey, 1991. Softcover, 23 x 24 cm, 32 pp. Texts by Davey, Edna van Duyn, Giles Thomas. Slight dent/rubbing on frontcover. (6) Inscapes, 1992. Hardcover, 16.5 x 20.5 cm, 96 pp. Exhibition catalogue featuring Barbara Bloom, René Daniels, Thierry De Cordier, Lili Dujourie, Marlene Dumas, Rodney Graham, Niek Kemps, Louise Lawler, Annette Lemieux, Sherrie Levine, Thomas Locher, Allan McCollum, Reinhard Mucha, Marcel Odenbach, Thomas Schütte, Jan Vercruysse, Rémy Zaugg. Text by Saskia Bos and the artists. (7) Allan Ruppersberg, Western - A different kind of never-never-land, 1992. Artists’ book, softcover, 19.5 x 11.5 cm, 88 pp. Text by Dirk ‘The Nighthawk’ van Weelden. (8) Q.S. Serafijn, 1992. Stapled softcover, 24 x 18 cm, 16 pp. Text by Jouke Kleerebezem. (9) La Salle, 1992. Stapled softcover, 24 x 18 cm, 16 pp. Text by Fred Wagemans. (10) Dora Garcia, Contes Choisis, 1992. Stapled softcover, 24 x 18 cm, 16 pp. Text Wilma van Asseldonk and Dora Garcia. Striking cover made of snakeskin-like patterned paper. (11) Zvi Goldstein, 1992. Softcover, 18.5 x 29.5 cm, 24 pp. (12) Thomas Locher, 1992. Silver printed cover, 25 x 21 cm, 24 pp. (13) Through the Viewfinder, 1993. Softcover, wrapper with dice-cut circle, 10 x 15 cm, 80 pp. Groupshow catalogue featuring 20 artists including Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, Cornelia Parker, Karen Kilimnik, Sam Samore et al. Text by Antje von Graevenitz. Stain on back cover (will be replaced by better version). (14) Mischa Kuball, Double Standard, 1993. Softcover, 24 x 17.5 cm, 32 pp. Mint. (15) Elaine Reichek, Model Homes, 1993. Foldout portfolio, 25 x 19 cm. Text by Homi K. Bhabha. (16) The Spine, 1994. Seven stapled booklets sewn together at the spine, each 15 x 21 cm, total 56 pp. Groupshow featuring Tiong Ang, Janine Antoni, Christine Borland, Willie Doherty, Pepe Espaliù and Doris Salcedo. Text by Saskia Bos and Edna van Duyn.
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