Monday, June 30, 2014

Robert Filliou | Envelope. A Postcard

Robert Filliou
Envelope. A Postcard 
Geneva, Switzerland: Ecart Publications, 1976
16 x 11.5 cm
Edition of 1000 copies

Ecart’s Postcards n°3 is printed to resemble an airmail envelope.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Micah Lexier at Jack Shainman Gallery invite

Micah Lexier
Micah Lexier at Jack Shainman Gallery invite
New York City, USA: Jack Shaman Gallery, 1996
9 x 13 cm., thick card with 2.5 coin
Edition size unknown

"Exhibition invitation in the form of a custom-minted coin inserted in a die-cut thick card, offset-printed in red with handwritten text by Michael Klein foilstamped in silver."

- Micah Lexier, I'm Thinking Of A Number. NSCAD Press, 2010. No. 051. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Snow Weiner Nannucci

Michael Snow, Lawrence Weiner, Maurizio Nannucci
Snow Weiner Nannucci
Toronto, Canada: Art Metropole, 1987
16 x 12.5 cm., sticker
Edition size unknown

A corner-clipped sticker designed by Lawrence Weiner for a collaborative exhibition with Michael Snow and Maurizio Nannucci at the Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto in 1987. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Doug Waterman invitation card

Doug Waterman
Doug Waterman (invite)
Halifax, Canada: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1971
21 x 10 cm., cardstock
Edition size unknown

To advertise an exhibition in January 1917, the artist photographed himself pointing a bb gun rifle and then shot a hole through each invitation card.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Giorno Poetry Systems | Chocolate Bar Poem

[John Giorno] Giorno Poetry Systems
Chocolate Bar Poem
Dusseldorf, Germany : Eat Art Gallery, 1970
19,5 x 20,9 cm
Edition size unknown

General Idea | GENERI©

General Idea
Barcelona, Spain: Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, 1992
Custom-shaped printed mylar balloon, title sheet (photocopy on card) in plastic sleeve
Sleeve: 29.5 x 23 cm; balloon inflated: 25 x 65 x 25 cm
Edition of 250 signed and numbered copies

Released in conjunction with the exhibition Pharma©opia at Centre d'Art Santa Mònica from the 15th of September - to the 10th November, 1992. The exhibition featured an installation comprised of 3000 of the helium-filled mylar balloons, an idea lifted from Andy Warhol's 1966 work Silver Clouds.
The GENERI© balloons were half yellow and half red (a nod to the Catalan flag) and shaped like capsules.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

2014 London Art Book Fair

From Artlyst, here:

"The London Art Book Fair celebrates the best of international contemporary art publishing. Exhibitors include galleries, booksellers, colleges and leading publishers such as Hatje Cantz, Onestar Press, Ridinghouse and Thames and Hudson. Rare and unusual books and prints from independent publishers, artists and presses include Nobrow’s books and art comics introducing the work of talented illustrators from around the world, and super/collider, whose mesmerising publications and prints investigate the crossover between science and pop culture. A wide range of artists’ books from AMBruno, Onomatopee and many others will be on sale.

A packed events programme runs throughout the Fair, including talks, screenings, book signings and performances with leading artists and writers.

This year features Canada as a focus country in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts, bringing a selection of the country’spresses, distributors, independent publishers and editions-makers to the UK for the first time.

Iwona Blazwick, OBE, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery said: “2014 will be our largest and most ambitious Fair. In addition to our usual festival of events and a huge number of exhibitors, for the first time ever the Whitechapel Gallery will shine a spotlight on one of the many thriving art book scenes outside of London, and we are delighted to present a hand-picked selection of today’s most exciting creative publishers from Canada.”

Exhibitors for The London Art Book Fair 2014:  ABC Art Books Canada, Akerman Daly, A. K. Lee / Ignition, Ambeck Design, AMBruno, Anagram Books, AND Publishing,  Andrew Malone, Art Books Publishing Ltd., Ben Uri Gallery & Museum, Black Dog Publishing UK, Book Machine / Publication Studio Vancouver, BookRoom, Book Works, Bywater Bros. Editions, Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), Central Books, Charles H Scott / Emily Carr University Press, Container, Conundrum Press, Copy Press, Cornerhouse, Crudo, David Faithfull, Daniel Blau gallery, Dario Zeruto, David Zwirner, Ditto Press, Edinburgh College of Art Second Century Press, Ensixteen Editions, Edition Patrick Frey, Film and Video Umbrella, Fitzcarraldo Editions /The White Review,  Four Corners Books, Fox Ash Press, From Me To You Publications, Gagosian Gallery, Gevaert Editions, Gimpel Fils, Glasgow Women's Library, GOST Books, Go Together Press, Halifax INK / Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, Hato Press, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Hayward Publishing, Jacqueline Thomas Books and Tufnell Art Press, Jane & Jeremy, Jane Hyslop, John Hansard Gallery, Kaho Kojima, KALEID editions, Koenig Books, Kunthalle Wien, La Silueta Ediciones, Laurence King Publishing, LemonMelon, Live Art Development Agency London Group, Luminous Books, MA Art Design and the Book Colchester School of Art, Marcus Campbell Art Books, Mark Pawson, The MIT Press, Nobrow/Flying Eye Books, Max Malandrino Books, Nothing Else Press, One Star Press, Onomatopee, Otto Graphic, Paper Tigers Books, PJB Editions, Regroupement des centres d'artistes autogérés du Québec, Red Sphinx, Ridinghouse, Rhein-Verlag, Rose Issa Projects, Sonnenzimmer, South London Gallery, Spazio Libro d'Artista, super/collider, Sylph Editions, Tara Books, Thames & Hudson, Themerson Estate, The Object, Trolley Books, Uniformbooks, University of Chicago Press, Valiz, Welling School and Whitechapel Gallery."

Monday, June 23, 2014

Seven Objects in a Box

Seven Objects in a Box
New York City, USA: Tanglewood Press Inc., 1966
Wooden box with stenciled paint artist names and titles, containing multiples by seven artists.
21 1/8 x 16 5/8'
Edition of 75

Full listing here:

(updated to accommodate new/better quality images)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Eugen Gomringer | Silencio

Eugen Gomringer
Gloucestershire, UK: Openings Press, n.d. (circa mid-'60s)
13.8 x 18.8 cm
Edition size unknown

From the Openings Press Card Series 16, one of Gomringer's best known works is translated into Hebrew by Harry Warschauer.  The repeated symbol is Hebrew for the sound "sh".

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Allen Ruppersberg | Fishing is Fun

Allen Ruppersberg
Fishing is Fun
1000 piece two-sided hand-cut wooden jigsaw puzzle in box
Finished puzzle: 19 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches
Box: 11 x 13 x 2 inches
Edition of 15

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Arthur Koepcke | Continue - Stucke (pieces) 1958-1972

Arthur Koepcke
Continue - Stucke (pieces) 1958-1972
Berlin, Germany:  Edition René Block, 1972
36 x 26 cm
Edition of 150 signed and numbered copies

A cloth covered box containing 72 sheets (35 x 25 cm.) of black cardstock with original collages and various interventions by the artist. Published by René Block five years before Koepcke died.