Ulises CARRIÓN

Other Books and So. Original Stationary and printed matter 1975-1980

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Ulises Carrión (1941, San Andrés Tuxtla, Mexico - 1989, Amsterdam) was as a prolific artist, bookseller, theorist of the book, and curator. He founded the legendary bookshop and gallery Other Books and So in Amsterdam (1975-1979), the first of its kind dedicated to artists’ publications and mail art. The first OBAS space was located at Herengracht 227, in 1977 it moved to Herengracht 259. In 1979 the bookstore / gallery was closed and it became an archive, Other Books and So Archive (OBASA). It was based at Bloemgracht 121 and temporarily hosted at the artist’s home at the Ten Katestraat 53. Signature stationary was designed by Carrión for the various locations.

EUR 4,200.00

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[CARRION] HENDRIX, Jan/HELLION, Martha. Other Books And So Moved. Amsterdam OBAS (1976). 64x48cm., silkscreen. OBAS moved from Herengracht 227 to 259.
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Other Books and So Herengracht 259. Amsterdam, OBAS, 1975. Brown stationary sheet, 21 x 14.8 cm, with address information mimeographed in green ink.
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Other Books and So Archives Bloemgracht 121. Amsterdam, OBASA, 1979. Stationary envelope, 22 x 11 cm, with header offset printed black on white.
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Other Books and So Archives Ten Katestraat 53. Amsterdam, OBASA, undated c. 1979/1980. Stationary white sheet, 21 x 29.7 cm, containing an illustrated header offset printed in black. The address mentioned was the home of Ulises Carrion and Aart van Barneveld at the time, where they temporarily hosted the archive.
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Other Books and So Archives Bloemgracht 121. Amsterdam, OBASA, 1979. White stationary sheet, 21 x 29.7 cm , offset printed in orange ink.
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Other Books And So Archive Bloemgracht 121. Amsterdam, OBASA, 1980. Postcard, 14.2 x 10.5 cm, mentioning the address and opening times of OBASA. Offset printed both sides, black on white.
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Archive. Amsterdam, OBASA, 1980. Postcard, 14.8 x 10.5 cm. Offset printed black on white. With address information and a rubberstamped text in red on verso ‘the archive is open, keep in touch’.
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Table of Mail Art Works. Amsterdam, OBASA, 1980. Postcard, 14.8 x 10.5 cm, offset printed black on white.
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Total Cancellation. Amsterdam, OBASA, 1979. Postcard, 14.8 x 10.5 cm, offset printed black on white.
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Here & Now. Amsterdam, OBASA 1979. Postcard, 14.4 x 10.5 cm, offset printed black on white. All items in mint condition.
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Ulises Carrion, E.A.M.I.S. (Erratic Art Mail International System). Amsterdam, OBAS, 1977. Grey A4 sheet, mimeographed in green ink, with a rubber stamped addition in red. Press announcement by Ulises Carrion proposing an alternative post system for mail art, with the post office based at the Herengracht 259 (Other Books and So) in Amsterdam. Signed in print by the artist as ‘Post Master’. Mint copy.
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Ulises Carrion, Multiple Choice. Amsterdam, De Appel, 1981. Postcard, 14.8 x 10.5 cm, offset printed black on white. Photos by H. Hoffmann & Marike Stooker. The card was distributed at the Amsterdam Central station as part of the project ‘Art for the Millions’. Organized by De Appel, the participating artists were asked to develop new visual communication-strategies playing with the tension between the mass and the individual. Mint copy.
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Ulises Carrion, Tasting Mail. Amsterdam, OBASA, 1981. Postcard, 12.7 x 9 cm, offset printed black on yellow stock. Famous photo of the artist ‘eating’ envelopes by John Liggins. Mint copy.

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