G.J. de ROOK

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G.J. de Rook, XPRMNTL PTRY. Nijmegen, Exp/ Press, 1971. Softcover, 22.5 x 15.2 cm, 64 pp . Blue paper wrapper featuring the title printed in black on front and back cover. Published by the artists' own publishing venture exp/press (established in 1970), mostly printed black on white paper, with a sparse addition of red, and one collage with a silver sheet. The book contains a broad selection of concrete poetry by the artist including typewriter poems, compositions of printed cuttings and word plays. Mint copy.

G.J. de Rook, Life. Amsterdam, In-Out productions, 1973. Softcover, 10.5 x 7.5 cm, 12 pp. Published on the occasion of de Rook' exhibition 'Time Pieces' at In-Out Center in Amsterdam which took place from November 20 to December 1, 1973. Hand sewn tiny book, title handwritten in white pencil op black paper wrapper. Stencilled pages feature repetitively typed words (second, minute, hour, day, month, year) reflecting the passage of time. In mint condition.
Set of announcement pamphlets and cards of various visual poetry exhibitions with involvement of De Rook. :

- Anno '66. Licht en beweging, concrete poëzie. Stencilled catalogue/leaflet, 21.5 x 15 cm, 8 pp., for two exhibitions at EPOK in Velp (NL), taking place from 26 February- 27 March 1966. Contains text in Dutch on both exhibitions and a list of contributors such as Max Bense, Ferdinand Kriwet, John Furnival, Herman de Vries, Diter Rot, Emmett Williams, Eugen Gomringer and others. Page 7 features samples of concrete poems by Dom Sylvester Houédard, Mathias Goeritz and Paul de Vree.

- Information sheets for the exhibition 'Konkrete poëzie uit vele landen’. Kunstcentrum 't Venster, Rotterdam, 1966. Two stencilled A 4 sheets, stapled, with in depth text (in Dutch) by Herman de Vries, curator of the exhibition.

- Konkrete Poëzie, Woord beeld en klank. Announcement for an exhibition at Galerie de Tor, Amsterdam October 11 - November 27 1970. A 4 sheet printed b/w, folded in 3. Includes a text ' Visuele poëzie' in Dutch by Paul de Vree and images of works by De Vree, Hans Clavin and Jochen Gerz. Additional exhibitors include J.F. Bory, Henri Chopin, Ugo Carrega, Sarenco, Herman Damen and others.

- Programme for the exhibition 'Konkrete Poëzie?' at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam from 6 November 1970 to 3 January 1971. A4 sheet folded twice. The opening events for November 6 include an 'audio poem' performance by Henri Chopin and a demonstration of a laser machine by Carl Frederk Reuterswärd. The International exhibition of typo-visual and sound poetry, was accompanied by a now famous catalogue designed by Hansjörg Mayer.

- Visuele Poëzie. Yellow invitation card for the exhibition taking place in September- October 1973 at the Nederlands Letterkundig Museum in The Hague, with contributions by Hans Clavin, Herman Damen, Robert Joseph and G.J. de Rook. Addressed to Tjeerd Deelstra.

- Experimenta Madrid. Large poster, 62 x 45 cm, printed black on brown packing paper. Announcement for an exhibition of 'poesia concreta, visiva, fonética, de objetos, de acción, de participación y publica' organized by Francisco Zabala, Ignacio Gomez de Liano, Javier Ruiz and Enrique Uribe at Forum, Madrid 21 April- 4 May 1972. Contribitors to the extensive international exhibition were Tomas Schmit, Daniel Spoerri, Maurizio Spatalo, Augusto de Campos, Todorovic, Vigo, Mirella Bentivoglio, Ernst Jandl, Hansjörg Mayer, Jiri Kolar, Jiri Valoch, Buhumila Grögerova, Julien Blaine, Guillermo Deisler, Clemente Padin and many others. The poster is folded three times for sending purposes, poststamped and addressed to Tjeerd Deelstra.

- Poetry International Visual. Invitation card, 21 x 15 cm, Rotterdamse Kunststichting/De Doelen Rotterdam for the exhibition taking place in June-July 1974. Featuring artists incorporating letters in their work such as Kriwet, Hansjörg Mayer, Edward Ruscha et al.

- Konkrete/Visuelle Poesie. Cologne, Galerie und Edition Hundertmark, June 5- August 29 1992. Announcement card in the form of a printed (empty) envelope, 16 x 11.5 cm. Recto addressed to Tjeerd Deelstra.

- G.J. de Rook, unique collage. White ills. card, 15 x 10.5 cm, signed in pencil. Probably a New Years card De Rook used to send around. Not dated, mid 70's. In original envelope addressed to Tjeerd Deelstra.

- G.J. de Rook, New Years drawing 1977. White sheet, 21 x 14.5 cm, with a drawing in black and yellow marker. Also includes a stencilled leaf with New Years wishes by Margreet (De Rook's wife), 'Don't look back'. Both in original envelope addressed to Tjeerd Deelstra, stamped on verso by de rook.

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