Friday, May 22, 2020

I love Closky

Claude Closky
I love Closky
Paris, France: Frères Ripoulin, 1985
Colour offset sticker
4 x 27 cm.
Edition size uknown

Closky turns 57 today.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Vito Acconci | Think/leap/re-think/fall

Vito Acconci
Dayton, USA: Wright State University. University Art Galleries, 1976
[56] pp.,  21 x 20 cm., paperback
Edition size unknown

Acconci's working notebook for the exhibition "The Middle of the World".

Monday, May 18, 2020

Richard Tuttle | Octavo for Annemarie

Richard Tuttle
Octavo for Annemarie
Zürich, Switzerland: Galerie Annemarie Verna, 1990
13.7 x 11.4 cm.
Edition of 5 [+4 AP] signed and numbered copies

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Erik Kessels | In Almost Every Picture #3

Erik Kessels
In Almost Every Picture #3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: KesselsKramer/Artimo, 2004
178 pp., 15.5 × 20 cm., softcover
Edition size unknown

Self-portraits of deer taken with a motion sensitive camera. With a text by Tyler Whisnand.

Note: various sources list the page count as 148, 178 and 224.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys was born in Krefeld Germany on this day in 1921.

Monday, May 11, 2020

A poster for a "benefit concert and dance party" held forty years ago today, in aid of Volume, the international catalogue and directory of audio work in the arts.

The event was hosted by One Ten Records, the short-lived NYC-based label ran by visual artist and archivist Bob George, from the late seventies into the early eighties. One Ten released Laurie Anderson's debut single Oh Superman, Jackie Apple's Mexican Tapes, and the 1977 Airwaves compilation (which featured Anderson, Apple, as well as Vito Acconci, Terry Fox, Meredith Monk, Dennis Oppenheim, etc.). 

Anderson performed on the bill with Peter Gordon's Love of Life Orchestra (Gordon was a frequent collaborator of Anderson's, as well as Suzanne Vega, David Johansen, The Flying Lizards, David Van Tieghem, Lawrence Weiner, and Arthur Russell) and Glenn Branca. 

Monday, April 20, 2020

Maurizio Nannucci | Do it Yourself

Maurizio Nannucci
Do it Yourself
Florence, Italy: Exempla Editions, 1968
6.5 x 5.5 cm.
Edition size unknown

Subtitled "Homage to Malevich", this small tin of paint is printed with instructions to paint a work "after selection of one of the shapes illustrated below - square, triangle, circle, cross - which are 50 cm long/high."

Nannucci turns 81 today.