LE PETIT COLOSSE DE SYMI/ SPOERRI

The Nothing Else Review.

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Daniel SPOERRI. 25 Objets de magie a la Noix / Zimtzauberkonserven. Deutsch von André Thomkins (Together with): LE PETIT COLOSSE DE SYMI. The Nothing Else Review. Nos. 1 - 4. [All published]. Düsseldorf. Galerie Gunar. 1968. Catalogue (24.5 x 16.7 cm). Original wrappers. Published to accompany the exhibition, Galerie Gunar, May - June 1968. This is the deluxe edition of the catalogue, limited to 30 copies, numbered, signed and dated by Spoerri in black crayon on the first blank page (deliberately smudged). Each of the deluxe copies are also accompanied by an original cliché printing steel-plate block for one of the catalogue’s photo-litho illustrations, an original gelatine silver print of Symi mounted on black card, and a signed lithograph by André Thomkins. Also present is a complete run in four issues (3 of the 4 issues consisting of one very large sheet, folded into 16 sections, printed both recto and verso) of Spoerri’s obscure and short-lived 1960's periodical ‘Le Petit Colosse de Symi’. The magazine was published during Spoerri's time of self-imposed exile on the remote Greek island of Symi. Includes contributions to the first issue by Dieter Roth, Jean Tinguely, Robert Filliou, Emmett Williams, Georges Brecht, Claes Oldenburg, Makoto Oka, François Dufrène, and André Thomkins, the other three issues dedicated to singular works from Spoerri or his partner Kichka Baticheff - the fourth issue, for example, is devoted to the documentation of the same ‘25 Objets Archéologiques’ which form the basis of the Galerie Gunar’s exhibition. The deluxe edition is presented as a ‘Spoerri-Objekt’, with the catalogue, periodical and extra material, all presented together in a folding case covered with pink towelling and lined with a soiled folded t-shirt. The case was designed and made by Rudolf Rieser.

EUR 3,000.00

Published to accompany the exhibition, Galerie Gunar, May - June 1968. This is the deluxe edition of the catalogue, limited to 30 copies, numbered, signed and dated by Spoerri in black crayon on the first blank page (deliberately smudged). Each of the deluxe copies are also accompanied by an original cliché printing steel-plate block for one of the catalogue’s photo-litho illustrations, an original gelatine silver print of Symi mounted on black card, and a signed lithograph by André Thomkins. Also present is a complete run in four issues (3 of the 4 issues consisting of one very large sheet, folded into 16 sections, printed both recto and verso) of Spoerri’s obscure and short-lived 1960's periodical ‘Le Petit Colosse de Symi’. The magazine was published during Spoerri's time of self-imposed exile on the remote Greek island of Symi. Includes contributions to the first issue by Dieter Roth, Jean Tinguely, Robert Filliou, Emmett Williams, Georges Brecht, Claes Oldenburg, Makoto Oka, François Dufrène, and André Thomkins, the other three issues dedicated to singular works from Spoerri or his partner Kichka Baticheff - the fourth issue, for example, is devoted to the documentation of the same ‘25 Objets Archéologiques’ which form the basis of the Galerie Gunar’s exhibition. The deluxe edition is presented as a ‘Spoerri-Objekt’, with the catalogue, periodical and extra material all presented together in a folding case covered with pink towelling and lined with a soiled folded t-shirt. The case was designed and made by Rudolf Rieser.

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