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[#21248]

L'ART BRUT

Publications de la Compagnie de l'Art Brut (Outsider Art)

Nos- 1-18 (all publ). Compagnie de l Art Brut, Paris, 1964 - 1994. All in original wrappers, in excellent condition.

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Directed by Jean Dubuffet. Profusely illustrated periodical with monographic studies of the art of insane and 'primitive' artists, Outsider Art. Michel Thévoz, Dr W. Morgenthaler, Henri-Pol Bouché, Gaston Puel, Michèle Edelmann, Dr Pierre Maunoury, Claude Edelmann, Jacqueline Porret-Forel, Ludovic Massé, Dr Léo Navratil, Lucienne Peiry,... ( co-authors) :Complete set:. 1: le Prisonnier de Bale, le Lambris de Clément, Dessins 2: Adolf Wölfli, Par le Prof. Dr. W. Morgenthaler; 3: le mineur lesage, Salingardes l aubergiste, Le cabinet du professeur Ladame, Les telgrammes de Charles Jaufert, Jayet le Boucher, Les coquilles de maisonneuve, Filaquier le simplet; 4: Scottie Wilson, Emmanuel le calligraphe, Guillaume, Paul End, Moindre l égyptologue, Florent, l écrit du comte du bon sauveur, Jacqueline;5: Le philateliste, Broderies d' Elisa, Joseph Crepin, Rose Aubert, Gaston le zoologue, Sylvain, Xavier Parguey; Fascicule 6: Carlo, la double vie de Laure, Simone Marye, Anais, robe nuptiale et tableaux brodes de Marguerite; Fascicule 7: Aloise par Jacqueline Porret-Forel; 8: Messages et clichés de Jeanne Tripier la Planétaire, la Fabrique D Auguste, Gustav le Démoniste, Francois, Olive, piéces D Arbre Historiées de Bogosav Zivkovic; 9: Madge Gill, Nataska, Jane Ruffié, Bentivegna, Èmile Ratier, Collection du D A. Marie; 10: Jules Doudin, Vojislav Jakic, Gaston Teuscher, Pierre Jain, Albino Braz, Samuel Failloubaz, Katharina, Louise Fisher, Solange Lantier, Louise Tournay; 11: Léontine, Sylvan Fusco, Alois Wey, Edmund Monsiel, André Robillard, Carlo (2), Joseph Vignes, Italo Perugi, Francois Portrat, Samuel Daiber, Thérése Bonnelalbay; 12: Gugging; F 13: Reinhold Metz par Michel Thévoz; 14: Josef Wittlich, Willem van Genk, Angelo Meani, Hans Krüsi, Henriette Zephir, Jean Radovic, Yvonne Robert, Anna Zemankova, Armand Schulthess, Camille Renault; Fascicule 15: Giovanni Battista Podestá par Lucienne Peiry; 16: Yanko Domsic, Eugéne Gabritschevsky, Ted Gordon, Benjamin Bonjour, Michel Nedjar, Edouard Boschey, Eugenio Santoro, Helmut, Pepe de Valence, René le Bedeau; 17: Dwight Mackintosh, Monsieur Poladian, Johann, Johann Fischer, Marcomi, Théo, Erika Orysik la Tinaia, Michael Pankoks; 18:Maurer; Exposition L`Art Brut, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris 1967

[#21210]

BLACK MASK

Nos. 1-10 (all publ.). New York, Nov. 1966 - April/May 1968. Original issues; folio; illustrated. First page of the first issue stained (2 coffee? stains, see illustration); no 10 has a marginal tear. Otherwise the set is in very good condition.

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Edited by Benn Morea and Ron Hahne. One of the publications that formed the prelude to the 'World wide revolution of youth' and the student revolts, linked with the Situationist International in Paris, Heatwave in London, Provo in Amsterdam, Rebel Worker in Chicago. Contributions by L. Moholy-Nagy, Dennis Mora, Benn Morea ('Art and Revolution'), Ed Clark, a.o. Texts by André Breton, Bertrand Russell, H. Arp, Camus (interview), a.o. No. 10 incl. article 'Berlin Dada' by David & Stuart Wise

[#19295]

CODE

Nos. 1-10 (all published). Amsterdam, 1983-1989. In the original illustrated wrappers, 4to., Rare complete set..

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Amsterdam based art magazine with a fresh presentation of upcoming artists in the 1980s. Edited by Waling Boers, Martin van Vreden and Dirk van Weelden. Ten issues were published between 1983 and 1989, in a limited edition between 250 to 450 copies,numbers 1-8 housing an original signed silkscreen supplement or photocopied artists’ contribution. This set includes these original serigraphies, some folding out, included in the issues, some unfolded. No. 1: folding screenprint b/w by Frank van den Broek (monogr.FB83) No. 2: screenprint in colour by Peer Veneman (monogr. PV 84),and photocopy by Rob van Koningsbruggen (RvK 84) No. 3: folding screenprint Martin van Vreden, and folding colour copy by Günther Forg (e.a.Forg,985) No. 4: folding screenprint, b/w, by Rob Scholte, entitled "Olympia", but title changed by the artist in "Utopia", signed Rob Scholte 1985 No. 5: screenprint in colour by René Daniels (monogr. RD 86) No. 6: screenprint in colour by Han Schuil, and folded poster by K.Michel. No. 7: screenprint b/w, signed by Jiri Dokoupil; No. 8: folding screenprint b/w, signed, by Ton van Summeren (+1 extra, not folded) No. 9: has no art supplement (which only appeared in a de-luxe version, by Peter Schuyff) No. 10: no art supplement was published.

[#21212]

DRAKABYGGARNA: Exposition Internationale d’Ete du Bauhaus Situationniste.

Original advertising poster with printed linocut and text on brown paper, 31.5 x 43 cm, folded once, announcing the exhibition at Galerie St. Nicolaus in Vejbystrand, Sweden from June 22-July 14 1963. This summer show for the newly-founded Bauhaus Situationniste included a large number of artists who were expelled from the SI in 1962.

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Featured artists listed on the bottom part of the poster are Jørgen Nash, Hardy Strid, Jens Jørgen Thorsen, Manfred Laber, Ambrosius Fjord (Asger Jorn’s horse), Heimrad Prem, Royston Adzak, Jacqueline de Jong, Helmut Sturm Hans-Peter Zimmer, Allan Nordmark, Bjorn Rosendahl, Mette Aarre, Lena Ewert, Jesper Solling, Gordon Fazakerley, Roy Lindkvist and Ansgar Elde. There’s an added signature below the linocut which looks like ‘Strid’, but this could not be verified. The linocut is most probably designed by Jørgen Nash. Fine rare item in very good condition.

[#14554]

EPHEMERIS (Originally CASSIOPEIA)

Nos 1-3 (all publ.). San Francisco, Cranium Prerss, ca.1960's Size (h/w): 27,9 x 21,6 cm. No. 3 in tabloid format. Original illustrated wrappers. No. 1-2 stapled together in left upper corner. Near fine. TOGETHER WITH Cassiopeia 1 (I; 1967) New York: Lewis Ellingham, 1967. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). 8vo, 20pp, printed wrappers. Unmarked copy, a bit of staining and wear to covers.

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Poetry magagazine from the 70's with contributions by Olson, Hoyem, Bromige, Kyger, Persky, Moore, Wieners a.o. Edited by David Schaff. Artwork in no. 3 by Robert La Vigne, Daniel Moore. Ephemeris provides some insight into the magazine scene that developed in and around Jack Spicer’s San Francisco. Throughout all three issues, poems are dedicated to Spicer and written in the Spicerian manner. Poets who played in Spicer’s shadows, like Ellingham, Persky and Stanley, are represented throughout its pages, as is Frank O’Hara, Ebbe Borregaard, Joanne Kyger, and Charles Olson. Ephemeris II features a map on the cover and Issue one has an astrological chart. The magazine is truly a chart and a map of late 1960s San Francisco and the vestiges of the Spicer Circle (Birmingham). For example, Ephemeris features several advertisements for what is now a lost book culture: Serendipity and Dave Haselwood Books for example. The third issue switches to a newspaper format with pieces on Merlin, the Birth of Venus and the Apocalypse accompanied by numerous illustrations and drawings by Robert LaVigne and Daniel Moore.

[#19160]

FURORE

Nos. 1-24 (last publ.) Together with the four pre-publication issues which were numbered as Minus-numbers -5, -4, -3, and -1/-2. Amsterdam, 6 June 1975-Winter 2000-2019. Together 28 issues, in the original pictorial wrappers.

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Rare complete, Piet Schreuders production. Dutch avant-garde art & literary periodical, ed. by Aart Clerkx, Laurie Langenbach, Franka van der Loo, Piet Schreuders, important for its innovative design. Literary contribs. include W.F. Hermans (prepublication of 'Onder Professoren'), Campert, Heeresma, Komrij, Schippers, Carmiggelt. Design & ills. by A. Clerkx, Piet Schreuder, a.o.

[#20849]

J. H. MOESMAN (Johannes Hendrikus, Utrecht 1909-Houten 1988)

Documentary collection.

A collection documenting Life and Work of J.H.Moesman, the only "offcially recognised" Dutch Surrealist (cf Breton). Contains 38 booklets, exhibition catalogs etc, plus a an extensive collection of photocopied newspaperr articles related to Moesman, etc.; detail and price on request,

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- Op Engelvoeten,à pas de loup. Schalkwijk, Editions Surréalistes 'Brumes Blondes', 1975. 21 x 14.5 cm,16 pp. Printed in black and red, original wrappers. Type specimen of the ‘Petronius’ designed by Moesman. With author signed dedication “met de beste wensen voor 1975 t/m 1999 in 2000 zien we wel weer!’ - Her de Vries, Jak van der Meulen, Laurens van Crevel. Moesman. Peilingen naar het wezen van de Nederlandse surrealist Moesman in een poging hem voor het nageslacht te bewaren. Utrecht, J.H. Moesman & B.H.J. van Rossum, 1971. Softcover, 20 x 20 cm, 48 pp. Inserted summary leaflet in French and English, plus exhibition announcement for the exhibition ‘Dada/Surrealisme in Nederland’ 15 Nov-13 Dec 1974 at L.A.K. Leiden. - Loek Brons and Bavo van Rossum (ed). Moesman. Een kompleet overzicht in beeld van alle olieverfschilderijen en het klavecimbel van de surrealist J.H. Moesman. Amsterdam, Collectie Loek Brons, 1993. Softcover, 20 x 20 cm. Published on the occasion of the Moesman exhibition at Singer Museum Laren 1993. - J.H. Moesman, Over wat in de musea niet te zien is. Utrecht, Centraal Museum, Mededelingen nr. 2. 1973, 1973. Stapled softcover, 14.5 x 21 cm, 32 pp. - Georges Hugnet, Surréalistische Schilderkunst. Inleiding bij de internationale tentoonstelling van het surréalisme gehouden in de Galerie Robert Keizersgracht 527 te Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Galerie Robert/Scheltema & Holkema, 1938. 24 x 16 cm, 32 pp. First edition. In publisher's wrapper, Max Ernst's drawing featured on cover. Prof ills. catalogue of the first international Surrealist exhibition in the Netherlands organised by Kristians Tonny and Georges Hugnet. Contains reproductions of works by André Breton, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Magritte, Arp and Man Ray among others. Age toning, spotting and creases on cover, interior clean. Scarce. - Frans Lapoutre, De deur van Moesman, verteld aan Hans van Straten. Utrecht, Puletra Pers, 1989. Softcover, 22 pp. Edition of 250, this is no.11. - Kunst in Utrecht,Tweede jaargang No.2 November 1963. Utrecht, Stichting voor Culturele Publiciteit, 1963. 40 pp. Includes article on Moesman’s calligraphy. - Tirade No.105, September 1965 (jrg 9). Amsterdam, G.A. van Oorschot, 1965. Edited by J.E. Kool-Smit, Adriaan Morriën et al. 62 pp. Includes 8 b/w photographic images of work by Moesman. - Manuel van Loggem, Surrealisme als levensvorm. Selfpublished, undated, no location. 27.5 x 21 cm, 6 pp. Grey thick paper cover. Text and 2 interesting b/w photographic images by Manuel van Loggem depicting the Dutch Surrealist Wagenaar in his cluttered studio. - Gerard Previn Meyer, At Journey’s End, An essay about a Visit to John Donne in Our Time. Houten, Green Escape Press, 1981. Stitch booklet, printed in colour on handmade paper. 22.5 x 16 cm,16 pp. Edition of 75 copies, this is no.11. Includes 2 lithographs by J.H. Moesman. Signed in pen at the colophon by Moesman, Gerard Previn Meyer and Henk van Otterloo (printer of the booklet). - Ton van Zuilen (pseudonym of J.H. Moesman), Ornaprentenboek; Het echte Oud-Hollandse ornaprentenboek tot lering ende vermaak voor margebedrukkers en andere knutselaars met afgedankt zetmateriaal gezet. Houten, Green Escape Press, 1982. Stitch booklet housed in green paper folder, 17.5 x 21 cm, 12 pp. With 9 stunning typographical illustrations in 4 different colours, printed on early 19th century paper. Issued in a numbered edition of 100, this is artists proof No.8. Signed by the printer Henk van Otterloo and Ton van Zuilen aka Moesman who collaborated six years on this project. In mint condition. - Hendrik Beekman, Leve het surrealisme. Alkmaar, Stichting ter bevordering van het surrealisme’Sörplus’, undated c. 1989. A4 format, 24 pp. Catalogue in conjunction with surrealist exhibitions in Alkmaar, Hardenberg and The Hague. - Jong Holland, No.3 September 1987 jrg 3. The Hague, Staatsuitgeverij, 1987. Includes an article ‘van fouten tot misvattingen’ by J.H. Moesman in which he criticizes José Vovelle’s thesis about his work. - Wolfgang Cordan, Essai over het surrealisme met een beschouwing over het werk van Willem van Leusden. Amsterdam, Contact, 1935. Softcover, 23 x 15 cm, 28 pp. Issued in an edition of 250. This copy is signed by Cordan and van Leusden and numbered copy: XXXIII. Cover loose, additional pages are getting loose from the stapled binding. Else a clean copy in protective glassine wrap. - Mostra Internazionale del Surrealismo. Galleria Schwarz, Milano, maggio 1961 Milano, Galleria Schwarz, 1961. 23.5 x 16 cm, 48 pp. First edition of 1500 copies. Catalogue for the international surrealist exhibition directed by André Breton at the gallery. With an introduction by José Pierre. Text in Italian, English and French. Moesman was part of this group show, the catalogue features his biography and b/w picture of his work. Slight toning around margins else a very good copy. - Litho by J.H. Moesman, b/w on white paper, depicting hands. Sheet 21.5 x 33 cm, printed image 17.5 x 19.5 cm. Several signed and dated versions (1929-1979) of an edition of 200 circulate online. This version is unsigned, undated. - Charles Donker, Tweemaal Portret J.H. Moesman (two portraits of J.H. Moesman), 1963. Etching on paper. Sheet 33 x 25 cm, printed image 16.5 x 15.5 cm. Signed in pencil by Charles Donker in lower right corner. Unknown edition size. Held in collection Centraal Museum Utrecht and Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam. Clean copy. - Ko Cassandra jr (pseudo. Jacob van Lennep), Offeranden op het altaar van Amor en Venus. Tull en 't Waal, J.H. Moesman, 1987. Stitched booklet , 18 pp. with erotic text by van Lennep typographed by Moesman, printed on special paper. Contains a hand coloured illustration. Cover made of brown leopard type seat paper and title label both derived from Moesman’s grandmother’s shop. Edition of 100. There are two versions of this bibliophile booklet (numbered 1-50 and 51-100), one of each is offered in this lot. No.24: 21 x 14 cm, 20 pp. Printed on lined van Gelder paper. Dog eared on lower right corner, else good. No.68: 22 x 15 cm, 20 pp. Printed on 19th Century handmade paper. Very good. - Stapled booklet/catalogue Kabinet Floret, Amsterdam made in conjunction with the J.H. Moesman exhibition Jan 10- Feb 5 1966. Edited by Nicolaas Wijnberg.10 pp. Includes an inserted invitation flyer for the exhibition. -Small stapled booklet by Galerie Jas, Utrecht. 12 pp. printed brown on green paper. Contains an introduction (in printed handwriting) by J.H. Moesman on his exhibition ‘Ik kan ’t niet meer zien’, 9 mei-10 juni 1981. Invitation cards for Moesman exhibitions: - Grafisch Gezelschap de Luis, Utrecht 21 april-12 mei 1963. Leporello fold invitation leaflet, 22 x 9 cm, 7 pp. - Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam. Opening Dec 12 1969. Groupshow. - Kunstzaal de Reiger, Utrecht opening 18 sept 1971. - Moesman Festival 1971, various places in Utrecht. - Herteveld, Maarssen 14 april-19 mei 1974. - Poster Galerie Petit, Amsterdam for exhibition ‘Twee vriendjes uit ’29’ Gerrit van ’t Net en J.H.Moesman, 24 feb- 7 april 1979. - Galerie Petit, 4 juni - 1 juli 1988. - Kabinet Hendrik Beekman, Alkmaar, opening 10 sept 1989 (stamped & address sticker K. Roodenburg). Various personal cards sent by J.H. Moesman: - Change of address card, printed on blue paper, ‘Vaarwel rampzalig oord’. Dramatic text announcing flight from Utrecht to the countryside. 1967. - Tiny card in envelope, addressed to Mr. L de Ruyter at St Antonius hospital in Utrecht, wishing him well. Calliographic text Moesman ‘Van harte beterschap Leesgezelschap voor Beeldende Kunst’. Probably delivered with flowers as the envelope features a sticker from a florist. 1970. - Hand embroidered blue card in blue envelope addressed to Mr. L de Ruyter at St Antonius hospital. Post stamped 1970. Hand calliographed text ‘Remke wenst oom Bert hierbij een voorspoedig herstel toe.’ Embroidered bird probably made by Remke, Moesman’s daughter. - Plezierig Zonnewendefeest en voorspoedig 1971. - Postcard with image of work by Moesman recto sent to Uncle Bert (de Ruyter) from Remke, thanking him for the tasty chocolates. Post stamped 1979. - A4 sheet jan 1984 with photocopied handwritten and signed message by Moesman saying he does not want to celebrate his upcoming birthday. - Postcard with image of his work on recto, to Martens van Vliet ,1979. - Letter by Moesman on personal letterhead paper dated 18-9-1979. Addressed to unknown gentleman, announcing he has sent letters to the Minister and the Maire (regarding an unnamed conflict). - Printed sheet with information on the Moesman Foundation that was founded in June 1978. Various: - Extensive collection (c. 70 items) assembled in two paper portfolios. Contains cut out newspaper articles, magazine clippings and photocopies of articles about J.H. Moesman, published in the Dutch local and national press from 1966 to 1988. - Set of 16 postcards J.H. Moesman, published by Erven Thomas Rap, Baarn. Unopened in plastic wrap. - Set of 10 postcards J.H. Moesman, published by bookshop/antiquariat Lapoutre Utrecht, in envelope with Lapoutre stamp.

[#21153]

MW MAGAZINE

Nos. 1- 8. Noordwijk, MW Press, 1982-1984. Artists' journal printed black and white on newsprint stock, founded and edited by Martina Wagener (aka Martina Giezen) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Ten issues were released in total from 1982 to 1989. Published in an edition of 1000 - 2000 starting from No.3 (earlier edition size unknown), with the exception of No.5 which only had 200 copies and No.9 which is unknown. Folded sheets, 41x 29 cm, 20-32 pp. each except for No.5 which has 8 pp. Some issues contain inserted supplements. The magazine featured artists' contributions, interviews and documentation. Text in English. Rare artist journal, due to it's fragility and inconspicuous appearance almost no copies survived. Most copies feature general age wear due to the brittle paper. Issues include: (1) No.1 1982, 24 pp. Contributions by Robert Smithson, Wolfgang Laib, Barry Flanagan, Robert Filliou, Dieter Roth, Helgi Thorgils Fridjonsson, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Douwe Jan Bakker, Wies Smals, Gerhard Von Graevenitz and others. (2) No.2. 1982, 26 pp. Contributions by Krijn Giezen, Jean Leering, Harald Szeemann, Jan Dibbets, Marinus Boezem, Gijs Bakker, Rudi van de Wint et al. (3) No.3 Feb 1983, 20 pp. Edition 1000. Artists' contributions by Günter Brus, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Per Kirkeby, Francois Morellet. Texts and drawings by Johannes Gachnang and Jan Schoonhoven. (4) No.4 July 1983, 32 pp. Edition 1000. Contributions by Nancy Holt, Robert Smithson, Richard Long, Krijn Giezen, Panamarenko, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Erich Wichman and others. (5) No.5, August 1983, 33 x 25 cm, 8 pp. Special issue by Panamarenko, edition of 200. (6) No.6, January 1984, 32 pp plus supplement 8 pp. Edition 2000. Contributions by Remko Scha, Christiaan Bastiaans, Paul van Hoeydonck, Dick Raaijmakers, A Pierre et Marie, Jean le Gac and Sarkis. Supplement by Christiaan Bastiaans. (7) No.7, June 1984, 20 pp plus supplement 8 pp. Edition 2000. Contributions by Herman de Vries, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Per Kirkeby, Günter Tuzina, Sjoerd Buisman. Supplement by Per Kirkeby. (8) No.8. Dec 1984, 28 pp. Edition 1000. Projects by Alan Charlton, Wim Gijzen, Andy Goldsworthy, Dick Raaijmakers, Jaap van den Ende.

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[#21213]

NOVA TENDENCIJA

Nos 3, 4 and 5 (of 5 published). Zagreb, Galerija suvremene umjetnosti, 1965/1970/1973. Softcovers, 20 x 21 cm, b/w ills. Three catalogues of the significant exhibition series ‘Nova Tendencija’ (New Tendencies) organized by the Galerija suvremene umjetnosti/ Gallery of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, former Yugoslavia (later to become the Museum of Contemporary Art). Five shows took place in total from 1961 to 1973. Texts in Serbo-Croation and English with some French, Italian, German and Russian. Nouvelle Tendance/ New Tendency was an art movement founded in Yugoslavia in 1961, but soon became international in scope as part of the broader European post-informel art movement in the 1960s and 70s.

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The exhibition series in Zagreb developed into a dynamic platform dedicated to visual research of art and new (computer) technologies. Participating artists and artists groups included Bruno Munari (IT) , Heinz Mack (DE), Piero Manzoni (IT), François Morellet (FR), Otto Piene (DE), Dieter Roth (DE), Günther Uecker (DE), Henk Peeters (NL), Herman de Vries (NL), Julije Knifer (CZ), Picelj (CZ), Gruppo Di Ricerca Cibernetica (IT) Equipo 57 (ES) and Zero. Catalogues included are (1) Nova Tendencija 3, 1965. First edition of 600, 180 pp. Edited by Bozo Bek, Radoslav Putar et al. Presents the fourth international meeting, a year-long event treating the new topic of computers in the domain of art. Featuring Gerstner, Morellet, Munari, De Vries, Rot, Peeters, Ricerca Cibernetica Gruppo, Equipo 57 and others. Includes the text ‘Kinetic art and our environment’ by Frank Popper. Slight rubbing on black cover, else very good. (2) Tendencije 4 / Tendencies 4, 1970. First edition of 1000. Exhibition, seminars titled ‘computers and visual research’, also contains a section on ‘typoetry’, experimental tendencies in contemporary (concrete/visual) poetry. Curated by Biljana Tomic et al, catalogue edited by Bozo Bek. Artists include Gustav Metzger, Otto Piene, Gruppo Ricerche Cibernetiche among others. Moderate toning on cover, else a very good copy. (3) Tendencije 5 / Tendencies 5, 1973. Texts by Radoslav Putar, Nena Dimitrijevic et al, 137 pp. Explores constructive visual research, computer visual research and conceptual art. Featured artists include Giulio Paolini, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Ludwig Rase among others. Pages loose in binding, else very good.

[#15165]

BenVAUTIER.

Collection François De Dio

Collection of correspondence, catalogs, handouts and some original works sent by BEN VAUTIER to François DI DIO, the publisher of LE SOLEIL NOIR, mostly in the period 1967-1969. Kept in 3 black ringbinders (Quo Vadis) designed by Ben with his handwriting in white on black plastic overs ("ne sert à rien"; "pas de censure !"; "J'étouffe").

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François De Dio was the founder of the legendary publishing house Editions Soleil Noir in Paris. Between 1950 and 1983 it published numerous surrealist, poetry and art related works as well as book objects. Various items are housed in Ben's signature 'Ben Doute de Tout' red envelopes with rubber stamped addresses. Comprised are some original collaged works such as a mounted nail accompanied by text stating 'Plant this nail in a wall so as to be able to hang a painting on it; but don't hang anything.' Ben, 18 September 1966. Also included are several small magazines, such as the textscroll Open Tout and close Nothing, Merino donne carte blanche à Ben, 1968, as well as a birth card for François Vautier (1970). There are ca. 50 items, often consisting of an envelope and multiple sheets, a selection a texts: - Autographed letter signed: "Cher Di Dio. Je serai à Paris le 6. Je t'envoie aujourd'hui 100 affiches que jai en quantités pour que tu fasse ce que tu veux avec-mets les dans le programme….amitiés…Ben" (reçu le 3/5/69) -Typed letter on stationary with printed letterhead Ben Doute de Tout (Art Total-Fluxus): "Nice, le 17 Mars 1969. Cher François Di Dio, Comme je te l'avais promis voici une liste d'adresses de personnes intéressantes pour ton Festival de 36 heures au Vieux Colombier. ["36 heures d'action poétique"at the Théatre du Vieux Colombier,Paris,14 May 1969"].. J'ai moi même préparé quelque chose ou plutot j'ai pensé à qq.chose équivalent à POESIE: VERITE. Je suis aussi embêté car il se speut que je ne puisse par venir si ma femme ne pouvait me remplacer au magasin. Amitiés,Ben (Signature). Then handwritten with pen: "Repondu le 18.4.1969. "…"Jái cru t'avoir expedié cette lettre que j'ai retrouvé dan mon sac"..."entre temps il savere que je pourrais venir a Paris. Ben ". - Autographed letter, on stationary with letterhead: 12/Mai/1969. Cher Di Dio. (1) J'ai aimé Liberté de Parole. (a) lorsque le poete et le salle se sont battus, (b)lorsque le gong était dans la Salle. ( c ) lorsque Agentzia a jete ses tracts, (d) lorsque une ou deux belles filles m'ont sourit (2) Je suppose que ce n'était pas ce que desirais tout a fait (pas assez de poesie) (3) C'est domage que je m'ai rien fait- mais de toute façon le public m'aurait peutetre pas laissé faire… Mercipour tes envoi (?). Je pense toujours a l'ouvrage Idees(underlined). de Ben. Amitiés, signed Ben. - Green envelope,to Ed.Soleil Noir, poststamped (date illegible). Contains 16 white cards 14x11 cm, with typographical text in black: Le litre de VAR Superieur Rouge cout 1 F 60. On 2 cards are the daily activities starting 26 Oct., à 18 h., Galerie A, ending 8 Nov., with various Fluxus activities with Alocco, Bozzi,Brecht,Chubac,Dietman,Klein,…Dick Higgins, Allison Knowles…Oldenbourg, Uly, Mosset, a.o. On the 14 following cards we find texts by all of these. The last card is by Ben, with a black thread pasted onto the card with cellotape (now dried out and loose, but leaving a stain where it was pasted). - 2 mimeographed white sheets: Document 1, With a spiral drawn by hand, signed spirale Ben 1959. Document 2: Mimeographed typewritten texts by Ben related to the Spiral: La Spirale, ou Mouvement Hélicoïdale, with quotes from Einstein,Euclide,Buren,Alocco,Mondrian,Rothko, Motherwell, a.o.,'Nice, le 14 juillet 1971. Ben. - Une lettre de La Fenetre. No. 1 (Fevrier) 1973. / - tout - rien - n'importe quoi - le contraire - / Ben et Annie - Rue Tondutti de L'Escaren - Nice. by Vautier, Ben Description: [publisher: Nizza/Nice Vautier] 8 S. Mit 7 Abb. von Ben, Marcel Duchamp, Olivier Mosset, Takako. Mit Texten von Marcel Alocco ("Travail pictural"), Ben ("Position et programme pour La Fenetre", "L'avant-garde en France" u.a.), Remi Escault, Roland Flexner ("A propos du Ready-Made"), Sabine Gowa und einer Event-Partitur von George Brecht ("Realization", aus: Water Yam). 27,0 x 21,0 cm. 2 ineineinder gelegte Doppelbögen. Papier. Sprache: Französisch. Bedeutendes Dokument. Der 1. und einzige "Brief" der Galerie "La Fenetre". Vgl. Erlangen 1987/93 S. 101. Genau gegenüber seinem Laden "Laboratoire 32" mietete Ben Vautier 1972 eine Wohnung im Erdgeschoß an, die durch das Fenster betreten wurde, und das Fenster wurde die Galerie. Querfaltspur, leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Insgesamt gutes, sauberes Exemplar. Eine Ben-Rarität. [Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany] - LART CEST LES AUTRES. Title stamped. 11 white sheets with mimeographed text on one side only. .21,5x15,5 stapled together in left upper corner. LA TABLE de BEN. (Variation pour un public autour d'un thème de Marcel Alocco). INSTRUCTIONS POUR MISE EN SCENE. 10 random persons are invite to a full course dinner around a table on stage. All conversations to be recorded. Mars 1966. On the following pages - UNE FORCE IMMENSE ET MYSTERIEUSE venant de Ben. Stencilled sheet with automated photo-portrait of Ben[publisher: (1967).] 15 x 21 cm. 4 x 5 cm. - Plantez ce clou dans un mur de sorte que vous puissiez y accrocher une toile; mais n'accrochez rien. Stencilled sheet, with the original steel nail attached. [publisher: 18 septembre 1966] 21 x 26,5 cm. 1 page And many more, listing will be supplied on demand.