Flug/fluxBLATTzeitung

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Reflection Press was a prolific artist’s printing output published and edited by Dietrich Albrecht/ albrecht d. (1944-2013) in Stuttgart, Germany. From 1968 to 1988 the press produced 48 issues of its core magazine flug/flux BLATTzeitung (loosely translated a flyer-newspaper) as well as a large amount of unnumbered publications and ephemera. All publications were handmade in a small edition (some signed and numbered), using quick and cheap printing methods such as transfer print/mimeography or stencilling with occasional rubber stamp additions. flug/flux BLATTzeitung promoted Albrecht’s activist view on the German artworld and was set up as an artists assembling magazine, featuring contributions by Wolf Vostell, Ken Friedman, Dick Higgins, Raoul Hausmann, Ben Vautier, Endre Tôt, Jean Toche, Jon Hendricks, Friederike Pezold and many others. The first few numbers were titled ‘Flugblattzeitung’, then it changed to ‘Flux/Flugblattzeitung’ due to Albrecht’s association with Fluxus artists and the fun sound of this title. Eventually, when happenings and Fluxus became somewhat stale, it was named ex-flux/flugblattzeitung. This collection presents 33 issues of the Flug/flux BLATTzeitung in its various appearances and titles:

No. 2, 20 December 1968. This edition was published in 2 versions, a regular information issue and a special version with original collages and rubber stamp additions in scroll format. This is the scroll version, with the title rubberstamped on the top newspaper sheet. Scroll contains sheets of various types glued together, unrolled 21 cm x 7.50 cm. Contributions include a collage with chewinggum by Albrecht D. (Kau objekt mit zahnspuren/Chew object with teethmarks. Title stamped below the mounted collage, numbered 116/130, signed and dated in pencil ), Wolf Vostell (post card from Edition Tangente, sheet contains stamp ‘originalgrafik VOSTELL), Jörg Immendorf (Liddl text), signed poem by Heinz Decker, mimeographed prospectus list of Vice Versand edition house, rubber stamp of Fluxus Zone West, graphics by Maria Bertsen, Reinecke, Kunz, Maria Bertsch. The Steven Leiber Reflection Press catalogue also lists contributions by J.P.Raynaud and George Brecht. Some age wear along the extremities of the first 2 sheets and the last sheet of the scroll. The chewing gum piece has a tiny chipped off part and released an oily substance on the sheet touching it when rolled. Generally in good condition, the scroll sheets are still attached to each other.

No. 3, 1969. Sidney Simon: Wolf Vostell’s Action imagery. Staple bound, taped spine. 29.5 x 21 cm, 30 mimeographed pp. Cover rubber stamped ‘Sonderdruck’, title info in red, green and black. Brown plastic tape loose on top left. Dog eared.

No. 5, 1969. Compilation of original material by Wolf Vostell. Grey green wrappers, with purple print. Staple bound. 21 x 15 cm, 60 pp. double folded with inserts. On the front cover is the rubber stamp FLUXUS WEST,by Ken Friedman. Inserted announcement sheet for FLUX Filme May 31 1967 (featuring Maciunas, Anderson, Shiomi, Watts) and Vostell’s dé-coll/age Film Happening at Galerie Tobies & Silex in Cologne.

No. 6, 1969. Dick Higgins, Die Fabelhafte Getraume von Taifun-Willi. Staple bound, transfer printed in purple ink. 21 x 15 cm, 38 pp. Several original rubber stamps on the covers. Text in German and English. The text of this publication was broadcast in 1969 or 1970 on German Southwest Radio. Cover with wear and tear at the fold.

No. 7, 1969. Raoul Hausmann. Sieg triumph tabak mit bohnen! Maikäfer flieg! Stapled wrapper, 30 x 10.5 cm, 36 pp. Transfer print in purple ink. Reprint of two manifestos by Dadaist Raoul Hausmann first published in ‘Zenith’, Zagreb in 1922. Tiny spot on cover, generally fine.

No. 8 ,1969. Raoul Hausmann. Die henne kunsthandel legt wieder goldene windeier. Stapled wrappers,30 x 10.5 cm, 20 pp, transfer print in purple ink. Slight spotting on covers, moderate creasing on extremities.

No. 9, 1969. Zum Kunstmarkt Köln. A collection of flyers, 29.5 x 21.5 cm, made by Albrecht D. at the Cologne Art Fair in 1969. Bound with plastic spine clip. Edition of 40 copies. Signed and numbered 10/40. Front page dog eared, edges slightly frayed. Back cover with rubberstamp Reflection Press in green.

No. 11 Krieg … wird in Vietnam fortgesetzt, 1969. Black cover with title label, 21 x 15 cm, 16 pp. Graphpaper with stamped word ‘krieg’ in red on almost every page. Red stamp of fingerprint on last page. One loose pink page inserted in front.

No. 11b Raoul Hausmann: Anmerkungen zu Krieg wird in Vietnam fortgesetzt, Mit verbundenen Augen zu lesen (2 Juli 1970). Second edition 1973. 15 x 10.5 cm, 20 pp. Mimeographed poems by Hausmann.

No. 12 Art workers coalition, guerilla art action group, 1970. 30 x 21 cm, 29 pp. held together with plastic spine clip. Mimeographed manuscripts of the group, signed (in print) by Jean Toche, Jon Hendricks and Poppy Johnson. English version. Small rip in cover at right margin.

No. 13 Art workers coalition, guerilla art action group, 1970. 30 x 21 cm, 45 pp. held together with plastic spine clip. Mimeographed manuscripts of the group headed by Jean Toche, Jon Hendricks and Poppy Johnson. German version with annex. Cover identical to No.12.

No. 14 Ben Vautier, A little book of Ben, 1970. 15 x 22 cm, 26 pp. Stapled booklet, packing paper wrapper with glued on label with stamped title. Stenciled text and drawings by Ben Vautier (printed in various colours on yellow and brown packing paper).

No. 15, 1971. Clipbound, 29.5 x 21.5 cm, 34 pp. Wald-und Wiesen issue with contributions by various artists such as Jochen Gerz, Missmahl, Jean Toche, Ben Vautier. Printed in various colour and types of paper. Front cover has 4 cm rip along margin, clip is soiled.

No. 16, 1971. 15 x 21 cm, 28 pp. Stapled booklet, yellow cover. with offset printed collages by 14 year old students.

No. 17, Günter Saree: projekt & realität. projects from 1968 -1971, 1971. 21 x 15 cm, 30 pp. Offset and transferprinted in blue an purple.

No. 18, Das neue programm der CDU/CSU. Eine kuriosität, eine persiflage, 1971. 2 copies, dfferent versions. Version 1: 21 x 15 cm. Folded tabloid (Wochenend) in b/w printed wrapper stapled on 3 sides. Version 2: Yellow wrapper printed in black, 21 x 15 cm, 20 pp. with silkscreened poster by John Furnival stapled in centre.

No. 19, Collection of postcards, 1972. Stapled booklet 21 x 15 cm, 12 pp. with inserted sachet containing all the available postcards released by Reflection Press (c.30). Cards by Ken Friedman, Yoshio Nakajima, Jochen Gerz, Wolfgang Feelisch gerrit jan de rook et al plus an original sikscreen Pigs-Schweine by D.Fricker

No. 21, Documenta programm by albrecht/d, 1972. 21 x 15 cm, 20 pp. Signed copy with inserts.

No. 23, Christos Joachimides, werkstatt für experimentelle kunst, berlin, 1974. Pink ills. A4 sheet folded in 2, 4 pp.

No. 24, Picasso gestorben. Picasso, das politische engagement im spiegel der presse, 1973. Stapled booklet, yellow wrappers, 21 x 15 cm, 24 pp. Offset printed.

No. 26, Endre Tôt: One dozen rain postcards, 1973. Special issue consisting of 12 postcards, 15 x 10.5 cm, printed violet on white thick paper recto, titles in black on verso. Also contains one sheet with publishers information. Housed in the original envelope with title rubberstamped in green.

No. 26a, 1973. Friederike Pezold: Viva Vagina, eine frau reflektiert die situation der frau, 20 zeichnungen zur sexualität. Stapled booklet, 15 x 10.5 cm, 24 pp.

No. 27, Individuelle mythologien, abteilung: body workers. In der reihe dokumente zur documenta 6, 1974. Stapled booklet, pink wrappers, 21 x 15 cm, 8 pp.

No. 28, WAS IST ZEN, ein text von dem japaner suzuki zum besseren verständnis von dada und fluxus, 1974/5. 14.5 x 10.5 cm, 6 pp.

No. 29, Dick Higgins: gesehen gehört und verstanden seen heard and understood, übersetzung des something else newsletter, 1973. 15 x 21 cm, 12 pp. Transferprinted on white paper in pink, blue and black ink.

No. 31, 1973. Milan Knizak, eine dokumentation über seine künstlerische Arbeit, fluxus ost, AKTUAL vollständige dokumentation. Offset printed, 29.5 x 21 cm, 40 pp.

No. 33, 1974. Dokumentation der vielfältigen arbeit von albrecht/d. als verleger, künstler, aktionist, musiker (endless music), die politische arbeit, das engagement und vieles andere mehr …. In 7 teilen. 21 x 15 cm, 72 pp.

No. 34, 1974. Yoshio Nakajima: action, eine andere poesie (ein kurzer überblick über die collagen und aktionen des in schweden lebenden japanischen aktionisten). 21 x 15 cm, 22 pp. Includes both the regular version as mentioned above plus the signed Deluxe version which has exquisite mounted collage elements on the cover including firecrackers and Japanese text.

No. 35, Uwe M. Schneede: wozu ausstellungen? 1974. Stapled booklet, 21 x 15 cm, 12 pp.

No. 38, Gesamtkatalog 1974/75 der Reflection Press. Stapled booklet, 21 x 15 cm, 28 pp. Green wraps, printed black on white, with centerpage in bright orange on white. The first (and last) catalogue that Albrecht published for the Reflection Press. Densily collaged overview of books, vinyl, multiples and mail art produced and distributed by the press, with most entries dating from 1973-1975, some stretching back to 1969. Includes a checklist of Reflection Press numbers 15-36.

No. 39, 1975/76. Reprint des Begleithefts zur LP Albrecht/d. und Joseph Beuys, performance at the ICA London 1974. 15 x 10.5 cm.

No. 40, 1986. Joseph Beuys Tod im Spiegel der Presse. Paperbound booklet, 29.5 x 21 cm.

No. 41, Dietrich Fricker, Ab/BILD im Innern der gesund/UNGS/Bürokratie Psychogramme, 1979. Artists’ book with hand-made cardboard cover, illustrated with hand-stamp and pasted xerographic fragment. Thick stapled binding. Signed by Fricker to title page in green marker. Contains title page, 14 mimeographed leaves of biographical and art-critical text, followed by 42 leaves of Fricker's ‘psychograms’, most with captions and dates. Very rare, no OCLC records discovered.

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