Sunday, May 21, 2017

Ger van Elk | The Well Shaven Cactus

Ger van Elk
The Well Shaven Cactus...
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Art & Project, 1972
[18] pp., 21 x 10 cm., staple-bound
Edition of 300

Published by the influential Art & Project Gallery/Magazine, this artist's book by Dutch conceptual practitioner Ger Van Elk features documentation of five works: The Well Shaven Cactus (1969); Paul Klee - Um Den Fisch, 1926 (1970); The Co-Founder of the Word O.K. (1971); The Discovery of the Sardines (1971); and The Symmetry of Diplomacy (1971).

A video of The Well Shaven Cactus - in which the artist grooms a cactus plant with an electric razor, can be seen on Youtube, here.

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