Monday, February 10, 2020

Rosemarie Trockel | Limited Edition of Cahiers d'Art n°1-2

Rosemarie Trockel
Limited Edition of Cahiers d'Art n°1-2
Paris, France: Cahiers d'Art, 2013
31.5 × 24.5 cm
Edition of 150 signed and numbered copies

Cahiers d'Art is a French journal founded by Christian Zervos, focusing on art and literature. It published continuously from 1926 to 1960 (with a four-year break during World War II). Featured artists include Picasso, Matisse, Max Ernst, Raoul Dufy, Marc Chagall, Brâncuși, Van Gogh, Paul Klee, Henri Laurens, Moholy-Nagy, Jean Lurçat, Joan Miró, Calder, Marcel Duchamp, and Man Ray.

The revue was purchased by Swedish collector and film producer* Staffan Ahrenberg and relaunched it in October 2012. The first issue featured works by Ellsworth Kelly, Cyprien Gaillard, Sarah Morris and Adrián Villar Rojas, and the architecture of Oscar Niemeyer.

This second issue focuses predominately on the work of German artist Rosemarie Trockel, whose 2013 piece, Clock Owner, graces the cover of this edition. Other featured subjects include Fischli and Weiss, Le Corbusier, Inge Mahn, Absalon, and Riccardo Paratore, with texts by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Brigid Doherty, Joan Simon, Jean Louis Cohen and poems by Rolf Dieter Brinkmann.

Trockel created a vinyl work inserted into each copy of the magazine that can be squeezed to make a sculpture. She also designed the above plexiglass box for the limited edition. On the occasion of the release Cahiers d'Art presented an exhibition of her work in their galleries of 14 and 15 rue du Dragon in Paris, the venue of the original 1926 gallery.

The limited edition is was published in an edition of 150 signed and numbered copies, 75 in French and 75 in English. Copies are available from the publisher, here, for €1,250.

*Ahrenberg produced the 1995 Keanu Reeves vehicle Johnny Mnemonic, directed by artist Robert Longo.

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