Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Jan J. Schoonhoven

Jan J. Schoonhoven
Mönchengladbach, Germany: Städtisches Museum, 1972
21 x 17 x 2.5 cm.
Edition of 300 numbered copies

Exhibition catalogue for a show which ran from October 27th to - November 26th, 1972. The white cardboard box contains 33 items including leaflets and printed cards. With texts by Schoonhoven, Johannes Cladders, Hans van der Griten, Klaus Honnef, Walter Kambartel, and Jean Leering, in German.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Braco Dimitrijevic

Braco Dimitrijevic
Monchengladbach, Germany: Städtisches Museum, 1975
[unpaginated], 20.5 x 16 x 2 cm, boxed
Edition of 330 numbered copies

Cardboard box as exhibition catalogue, to accompany a show that ran from March 14th to April 20th, 1970. The box contains two artist's books and a multiple made of hanger wire. With photos by Paolo Mussat Sartor, Nebojsa Boric, Tim Morris, Cepo Kaleb, Fedor Vucemilovic, Harry Gruyaert and the artist, and text by Dimitrijevic and curator Johannes Cladders.

Available from Steven Leiber, here, for $300 US.

For those less familiar with the artists' work, the gallery published this silkscreen print by Dimitrijevic the following year:

Braco Dimitrijevic
The casual passer-by I met at 9.12 AM. 1976.
Monchengladbach, Germany: Städtisches Museum, 1976
78 x 56 cm.
Edition of 80 signed, numbered and dated copies

Monday, April 28, 2014

Carl Andre

Carl Andre
Mönchengladbach, Germany: Städtisches Museum, 1968
20.9 x 16.9 cm
Edition of 660 numbered copies

Catalogue for Andre's first solo exhibition, with text by curator Johannes Cladders (in German) and an interview with Andre by Andre in English, printed on loose leaves. Also includes a large section of printed white linen (which unfolds to a size of 400 cm long and 16 cm wide).

Varying somewhat from the existing format of the Städtisches Museum catalogues, the lid to the box is made of clear plastic.

Available from Luïscius Books, here, for € 378,00.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Gerhard Richter | Graue Bilder

Gerhard Richter
Graue Bilder
Mönchengladbach, Germany: Städtisches Museum, 1974
20.3 x 16 cm
Edition of 330 numbered copies

An exhibition catalogue to accompany a show that ran from December 4th, 1974 to January 12th, 1975. The box contains a card with a text by curator Johannes Cladders, and a cardboard leporello with 12 black-and-white offset illustrations. Richter's intervention was to hand spray-paint the inside lid with grey anti-rust paint.

A signed copy sold for $3,623 at Christies Auction in December 2012 (the edition was not typically signed).

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Jasper Johns | A Rose is A Rose is A Rose

Jasper Johns
A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose
Mönchengladbach, Germany: Stadtisches Museum Mönchengladbach, 1971
20.5 x 16 x 3.5 cm
Edition of 550 numbered copies

Often known as Gas Graphische Werk, 1960 - 1970, this boxed catalogue contains a waxed plastic rose and three rolled sheets. The texts include an introduction (in German) to the exhibit by curator Johannes Cladders, a short essay on Gertrude Stein's poem (which provides the work with its title), and a German translation of a poem by the artist. Also include are a banner advertisement for Johns' "lightbulb" works, and a checklist of the exhibition.

Available here, for $860.00 US.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Daniel Buren | A Partir De Là

Daniel Buren
A Partir De Là 
Mönchengladbach, Germany: Städtisches Museum, 1975
[unpaginated], 20.5 × 16 cm., boxed
Edition of 660

For his solo exhibition at the Stadtisches Museum in late 1975, Buren researched the eight-year history of venue, dating from its opening on the former premises of a large private house in 1967. The artist applied material (white-and-blue stripes on the ground floor, white and red on the 2nd floor, white and brown on the staircase) directly to the walls. Buren then selected paintings from the museum's previous exhibitions and cut a section to scale from the material, exposing the bare wall behind. With the assistance of gallery director and curator Johannes Cladders, and photographic documentation, Buren was able to distinguish a consistent installation approach, deriving a composite pattern of rectangular voids.

The work represents one of Buren's many investigations into the conventions, framework and support of exhibiting artworks using his signature vertical stripe patterns.

The catalogue/artists' publication consists of two booklets and one loose sheet in a yellow card box. The contents includes maps and installation shots, with texts in both German and French. The loose sheet is printed with the show title, location and dates, and is numbered on the verso.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Jannis Kounellis

Jannis Kounellis
Monchengladbach, Germany: Städtisches Museum, 1978.
[5] pp., 19.5 x 15 cm., loose leaves, boxed
Edition of 440

Accompanying his exhibition, which ran from May 11th to June 11th in 1978, this boxed catalogue consists of a printed cardboard box containing four cards and a multiple by Kounellis made of compressed board, tissue and a line of explosive powder. The work is intended to be ignited.

Available from Printed Matter for $1800.00 US, here

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys
Mönchengladbach, Germany: Städtische Museum, 1967
20 x 16 x 3 cm
Edition of 330

The fifth entry in the Beuys Multiples Catalogue Raisonne, and the artist's second boxed work, is a catalogue from his first museum solo exhibition. The show is significant to his career for a number of reasons, but perhaps most importantly because the collector Sammlung Karl Ströher (a cosmetics manufacturer responsible for Wella hair products) purchased the complete installation - along with first refusal rights to buy all of the artists’  future output - for 400,000 DM. Three years later, Ströher lent his collection to the Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt, and it has been on display ever since. They eventually purchased the work (and many others) years later, and their collection remains the most important public holdings of Beuys’ work.

The cut felt is stamped with oil paint, similar to ...with Browncross, published by Rene Block Editions in 1966.