Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Jockey Short Shopping Bag
Berlin, Germany: Texte zur Kunst. 1998
77 x 40 cm.
Altered jockey shorts
Edition 100 signed and numbered copies (+20 APs)
Conceived by the trio in 1991 during the Basel Art Fair (as is indicated by the photocopy of the original drawing, made on Basilisk Hotel letterhead), the project was eventually realized as edition #31 for Texte zur Kunst magazine, seven years later. The work was intially signed on the machine-embroidered label, though these have faded over time and more recent examples have sold with the title card signed for General Idea, by surviving member AA Bronson.
I shop therefore I am
Cologne, Germany: Kölnischer Kunstverein, 1990
43.9 x 27.3 x 10.7 cm.
Photolithograph on paper shopping bag.
Edition of 9,000.
Designed as a functional and ephemeral shopping bag, most of these were put to use and did not survive, allowing framed copies to sell for upwards of a thousand dollars at auction, despite the incredibly high edition size.
Skull Bunny Shopping Bag
New York City, USA/ Toronto, Canada: Printed Matter / Art Metropole, 1991
43 x 27.9 cm.
Paper shopping bag published in conjunction with the exhibition Learn To Read Art in Basel, Switzerland in June of 1991. The exhibition was a collaborative effort between Art Metropole and Printed Matter and the title (and the bag's verso text) is by Lawrence Weiner.
Available at Printed Matter, for $150.00, here, or signed, here, for $850.00.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Turkey Shopping Bag
New York City, USA: Bianchini Gallery, 1964
49 x 43 cm
Screen-print on shopping bag
Edition of (approximately) 125 signed copies
A "lightly stained" copy sold at Christies last year for $3000.00.
Monday, October 29, 2012
There's No Reason To Believe That Art Exists
Florence, Italy: Fabbrica Europa, 1997
40 x 31 x 13 cm.
Paper shopping bag with red text on blue and blue text on red on the verso
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Technics and Creativity : Gemini G.E.L.
New York City, USA: The Museum of Modern Art. 1971
108 pp., 27 x 22.5 cm., clamshell box
Edition or 20000, unsigned and unnumbered.
Better known as Target, this white plastic clam-shell box contains a raisonne of prints by Gemini G.E.L., with 364 illustrations (20 in colour) and a newly commissioned multiple by Johns, with watercolour pads and brush.
Labels: Jasper Johns
Friday, October 26, 2012
For the full schedule of planned events, visit the C Magazine website, here.
Above: Chang's collection of 500 copies of the Beatles' white album.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
House & Garden
Toronto, Canada: Paul + Wendy Projects, 2012
6 pp., 8.5 x 11.75", staplebound
Edition of 200
Just announced today: a new bookwork by London based artist Sara MacKillop, which is "based on two inverse copies of a magazine cover that were found inside a second hand book. They are presented side by side and the binding allows for a further hidden negative."
Available from the publishers, here, alongside projects by Daniel Eatock, Kay Rosen, Jonathan Monk, Micah Lexier, Michael Dumontier, The Royal Art Lodge, etc. etc.