Monograph First Edition Softcover 128 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 35 ORDER

Sigmar Polke, The Editions, Koenig Books, 2017

Editioned work held a special place within the oeuvre and working methods of Sigmar Polke (1941–2010): it represented both a way to conduct intensive variations on unique works, and also to transform identical prints into unique objects by altering the foreground, background, or layering.

His editions—which comprise objects, books, folders, photography, photocopies, collages and prints—and his painting should therefore be understood as symbiotic. Polke’s images are products of his world; they reveal the changing society of the postwar years. The banality of everyday life, the aspirations of the middle classes, national and international politics—all of this, Polke placed under a microscope and reconfigured. Featuring approximately 200 works from the collection Kunstraum am Limes, this catalog contains all of the artist’s editions.

Foreword by Julia Rust, Claudia Olbricht, Thomas Olbricht. Text by Tereza de Arruda.

Artist's book, Monograph First Edition Hardcover 745 pages 23 x 17 cm Texts in Deutsch   Very good condition
covered with semi-transparent paper
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Hanne Darboven, QUARTETT '88, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 1990

Book published on the occasion of the artist's exhibitions at Portikus (Frankfurt am Main) from December 1989 to January 1990, at Renaissance Society (Chicago) between Mars and April 1990, and at Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e. V. (Berlin) in May 1990.

Quartett '88 is dedicated to four outstanding women of the 20th century: Marie Curie, Rosa Luxemburg, Gertrude Stein, and Virginia Woolf.

Ce livre provient de la collection de Pascal Doury. Plus d'infos ici.

 

Artist's book, Monograph First Edition Hardcover 236 pages 23 x 17 cm Texts in Deutsch   Very good condition
covered with semi-transparent paper
      EUR 70 out of stock

Hanne Darboven, Evolution Leibniz 1986, Cantz Verlag, 1996

This book was published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Sprengel Museum Hannover, between June 6 and October 20, 1996.

Ce livre provient de la collection de Pascal Doury. Plus d'infos ici.
 

 

Artist's book, Monograph First Edition Softcover Texts in French / English   Very good condition
covered with semi-transparent paper
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Hanne Darboven, El Lissitzky Kunst und pangeometrie, Daled, Hossmann, Yves Gevaert, 1973

This book was published on the occasion of Darboven's exhibition organized by Société des Expositions at Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles.

Ce livre provient de la collection de Pascal Doury. Plus d'infos ici.

 

 

Monograph First Edition Softcover 160 pages Texts in Deutsch   Very good condition
covered with semi-transparent paper
      EUR 65 out of stock

Eva Keller, Hanne Darboven, Kunsthalle Basel, 1991

This book was published on the occasion of the artist's exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel, June 9 to July 28, 1991. Contains a text by Eva Keller.

Ce livre provient de la collection de Pascal Doury. Plus d'infos ici.
 

 

Monograph Hardcover 296 pages 30 x 24 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 65 ORDER

Billy Sullivan, STILL LOOKING. Works 1969-2016, Edition Patrick Frey, 2016

Since the early 1970s Billy Sullivan has accompanied New York’s underground, art and fashion scenes with his camera, using the resultant photographic material as templates for oil paintings, pastel drawings and elaborate multi-part slideshow installations. Sullivan shows his friends, family, lovers and muses, as well as the worlds and demimondes in which they move: clubs, ateliers, rumpled hotel rooms and elegant beach houses. In Sullivan’s imagery, which dispenses with any chronological order, the underground scene, the cultural elite and high society are always very close together, as are surface and abyss, the lust for life and the transience of youth. This distillation of Sullivan’s photographs, paintings and drawings showcases an ongoing dialogue between camera and paintbrush that characterizes his work.

Sullivan’s pictures are intimate, sensual and minutely observed. In his latter-day paintings, moments captured by his camera forty years back look as though they’d taken place only yesterday, defying the passage of time. They are unabatedly existential in their painstaking observation of casual beauty, desire and love in their every facet – between family members, lovers, fly-by-night acquaintances and kindred artistic spirits.

Sullivan succeeds in doing wholly without shock effects, voyeurism, irony and maudlin melancholy. The key to his work lies in the sincerity with which he approaches his subjects and to which they respond in kind. He juxtaposes images without comment or value judgment, piecing them together into a visual autobiography that is at the same time a chronicle of bohemian New York.

Most beautiful Swiss books 2016

With texts by William J. Simmons and Linda Yablonsky.

Monograph First Edition Softcover 24 pages Texts in English   Very good condition       EUR 52 out of stock

Öyvind Fahlström (1928–1976), Arnold Herstand & Company, 1984

In my variable pictures the emphasis on the "character" or "type" of an element is achieved materially by cutting out a silhouette in plastic and sheet iron. The type then becomes fixed and tangible, almost "live" as an object, yet flat as a painting. Equipped with magnets, these cutouts an be juxtaposed, superposed, inserted, suspended. They can slide along grooves, fold laterally through joints, and frontally through hinges. They can also be bent and riveted to permanent three-dimensional forms.
These elements, while materially fixed, achieve their character-identity only when they are put together; their character changes with each new arrangement. The arrangement grows out of a combination of the rules (the chance factor) and my intentions, and is shown in a "score" or "scenario" (in the form of drawings, photographs or small paintings). The isolated elements are thus not paitings, but machinery to make paintings. Picture-organ. (...)

Manipulating the World, Ö. Fahlström, 1964

Small catalog published on the occasion of Öyvind Fahlström's exhibition at Arnold Herstand & Company in New York, between March 15th and April 10th, 1984.

The book comes with an invitation card for the artist's show at Galerie Daniel Cordier in Paris, in 1959. This invitation contains a text on Fahlström's work written by Edouard Jaguer.

Anthology, Monograph Softcover 800 pages 280 x 205 cm Texts in French / English   New       EUR 58 ORDER

Vincent de Roguin, The Young Gods / Documents 1985-2105, Éditions La Baconnière, 2017

Un ouvrage de 800 pages consacré au groupe, compilant 30 ans de photographies, coupures de presse et ephemera diverses, tirées des archives personnelles du groupe ou récoltées aux quatre coins du globe.

Sous la direction de Vincent de Roguin.

Monograph First Edition Hardcover 336 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 23 ORDER

Stephen Willats, Artwork as Social Model: A Manual of Questions and Propositions, RGAP, 2012

Stephen Willats’ art practice addresses contemporary social and cultural issues. His polemic takes ideas beyond the norms and conventions of the object-based art world, to explore possibilities inherent within communal groups.

In many of his projects he has collaborated with members of diverse communities in a variety of everyday settings, initiating interventions that build on the richness and complexity of self-organisation to determine and reinforce a sense of identity.The result is a body of artworks with a dynamic, interactive, social function.

This manual, which includes texts, interviews and artwork from five decades of practice, is intended as a tool for any artist or practitioner looking to find a meaningful relationship with contemporary society. It proclaims, and argues for, a culture that promotes the fluid, transient, relative and complex society from which it stems.

Monograph First Edition Softcover 116 pages 30 x 22 cm Texts in French / English   New       EUR 38 ORDER

Mélanie Veuillet, Tools of Disobedience, Edition Patrick Frey, 2017

Tools of Disobedience regroupe 185 photographies réalisées en 2014 dans des établissements carcéraux de Suisse Romande. Les objets présentés dans le livre ont été confisqués aux détenus durant leur incarceration. Conçus clandestinement dans les cellules avec les moyens du bord, ce sont pour la plupart des reproductions fonctionnelles d'objets que nous utilisons au quotidien à l'extérieur. Ils témoignent de l'ingéniosité et de l'inventivité que leur fabrication requiert dans un contexte particulier et précaire avec ses multiples contraintes : environnement réduit, matériaux pauvres, absence d’outils, surveillance ou encore nécessité de camouflage. Les matériaux accessibles aux détenus sont transformés, assemblés ou détournés, dépouillés de leur fonction originelle, ils renaissent avec de nouvelles propriétés: ils apparaissent souvent plus primitifs et vitaux que leurs versions ordinaires, souvent très différents, dans tous les cas toujours rigoureusement fonctionnels.

Avec un texte de Didier Fassin.

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Tools of Disobedience presents 185 photographs shot in 2014 at prisons in Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. They show items which the inmates made secretly in their cells using the crudest of tools and materials – and which were subsequently confiscated. They are, for the most part, functional replicas of objects we use in our day-to-day lives outside the prison walls. They testify to the extraordinary skill and inventiveness required to make anything at all in these special, adverse conditions of privation and manifold constraints, with narrow confines, cheap materials, a lack of tools, constant surveillance and the need to conceal these creations. The available materials are altered, combined and repurposed, thereby losing their original function to become something new, endowed with new properties. The objects often look simpler and more essential than their “normal” counterparts; while they are often quite different, they are always functional. All the objects were photographed on location and in the style of archival material. Under the neutral artificial lighting, they look like industrial products photographed for advertising purposes. In their hybrid nature, these objects form a sort of page-by-page visual lexicon of peculiar and yet familiar, profound and highly subjective forms.

With a contribution by Didier Fassin.

Monograph First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 144 pages Texts in German & French   Good condition       EUR 300 ORDER

30 Jahre / 30 ans teo jakob: Robert und Trix Haussmann, teo jakob, 1987

Monograph of Swiss architects and designers Trix and Robert Haussmann, published on the occasion of the eponymous show in the occasion of the 30st anniversary of the design company, September 19 – October 17 in Geneva and October 23 – November 21, 1987 in Bern.

Featuring beautiful reproductions of Hausmann's works between 1958 and 1987, as well as texts from Teo Jakob, Sibylle Heusser-Keller, Florian F. Adler.

Rare item. Cover is sun-faded, o/w copy in perfect condition.

Monograph First Edition Softcover 296 pages Texts in English   Normal used condition       EUR 38 ORDER

Kynaston McShine, Joseph Cornell, MoMA, 1980

Catalogue published on the occasion of Joseph Cornell's retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from November 1980 to February 1981.

Cornell is known for his small-scale box constructions, in which he juxtaposes familiar but unrelated objects, pasted papers and reproductions, to portray his private visions of tangible and imaginary worlds. The show, curated by Kynaston McShine, gathered about 200 constructions and 75 collages.

Edited by Kynaston McShine, with essays by Dawn Ades, Carter Ratcliff, P. Adams Sitney and Lynda Roscoe Hartigan. Contains overs 300 reproductions.

Monograph, Bootleg Hardcover in boxset 192 pages 32 x 24 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 37 ORDER

Robert Lebel, Sur Marcel Duchamp, mamco, 2015

Comment le ‘Nu descendant un Escalier’, banni des Indépendants de 1912 devient l’année suivante, à l’Armory Show de New York, le tableau le plus célèbre de l’époque ? Comment Marcel Duchamp, recherché et fêté en Amérique, vit indifférent à tout succès commercial ? Comment ayant travaillé huit ans à son œuvre monumentale le ‘Grand Verre’, il cessa de peindre sans renoncer pour autant à exercer son influence décisive ? Autant de problèmes brûlants sans l’élucidation desquels l’Art Moderne ne saurait être vraiment compris et qui étaient, jusqu’ici, demeurés sans réponse.

Ce livre de Robert Lebel — le premier qui soit publié sur Marcel Duchamp — est une initiation à l’œuvre et à la personnalité d’un artiste unique mais il est aussi une reconsidération de la situation du peintre dans la société contemporaine et une analyse approfondie des mobiles de l’activité créatrice. Il est complété par des textes de Marcel Duchamp, d’André Breton et de H. P. Roché, par une bibliographie et un catalogue raisonné de toutes les œuvres de Duchamp ainsi que par de très nombreuses illustrations en noir et en couleurs.

Cet ouvrage est fac-similé de l’édition originale en français de Sur Marcel Duchamp de Robert Lebel publié en 1959 à Paris par Trianon Press qui fut rééditée en 1996 par le Centre Georges-Pompidou et les éditions Mazzotta (Milan). La mise en page du livre  et la jaquette sont de Marcel Duchamp et Arnold Fawcus.

 

Monograph First Edition Hardcover 320 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 52 ORDER

Wolfgang Tillmans, What's wrong with redistribution, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2016

Wolfgang Tillmans’ Truth Study Centre has been a fixed component of his exhibitions since he first showed a version of the multipart tabletop installation in 2005. The scope and complexity of this project become apparent for the first time through this book, the second—following Manual (2007)—dedicated to this set of works. Over the span of 320 pages (printed using a high-resolution technique), Tillmans presents an alternative chronology of the present. Far exceeding his original and main medium of photography, he juxtaposes a variety of contrary opinions, statements and comparisons on recurring table formats. The dimensions of the wooden tables, which he designed himself, are not arbitrary: they are built using standard British door panels, 78 inches long, and with one of four different standard widths. This book gives an overview, through lavish reproductions, of this new form of collage, in which picture, text and object "are only kept in place by their own weight," as the photographer puts it. 

Monograph First Edition Softcover 120 pages 30 x 21 cm Texts in French   Normal used condition       EUR 110 out of stock

Marcel Broodthaers, L'Architecte est absent. Le Maçon, Fondation pour l’architecture, 1991

Ouvrage collectif sous la direction de Bartomeu Mari, publié à l'occasion de l'exposition éponyme présentée à la Fondation pour l'architecture à Bruxelles, du 11 octobre au 10 novembre 1991.

 

Monograph First Edition Hardcover 188 pages 34 x 22 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 78 ORDER

Judith Bernstein, Dicks of Death, Edition Patrick Frey, 2016

"For over five decades, my most powerful and intense relationship has been with my work. As a graduate student at Yale in the ‘60s, I began to use the phallus as a metaphor for feminism and male posturing. At the time, Yale was an all-male undergraduate program. I became fascinated with explicit graffiti that I discovered in men’s bathrooms, finding inspiration in raw humor and unedited scrawls. Aggression and humor are strongly connected in my work. This is epitomized in my piece “Supercock” (1966), a drawing of a comic superhero with huge genitals ejaculating through the world; and in “Fun-Gun” (1967), an anatomical drawing of a phallus shooting collaged live ammo. My “Fuck Vietnam” series was just the start. Graffiti influences can be traced throughout my entire body of work and in my scatological titles such as “Dicks of Death” (2015). I confront war with very graphic, in-your-face words and images. Stuffed phalluses, blood and semen juxtapose national imagery and the US flag. It’s funny – but it’s dead serious!" 

Monograph, Poetry First Edition Softcover 36 pages 28 x 20 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 15 ORDER

Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Unintended Experience: a job in Amsterdam, After 8 Books, 2017

She had a lot of siblings she told me, so she wouldn’t get any pretty clothes until she had a likely match—but since she didn’t have anything pretty to wear, she couldn’t get a match. She was trapped in a vicious circle, doomed to spend her blooming years in wistful longing: no young woman, no matter how clever, could break her way out of a dress like that.
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The book is composed of a collection of diary entries previously published by the artist on her Facebook page, relating to her aesthetic, intellectual and sentimental experiences as an undercover transgender masseuse in an Asian parlour in Amsterdam. A series of watercolours accompanies the texts. Inaccuracies of language are an integral part of the narrative.

Monograph First Edition Hardcover 248 pages 24 x 17 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 40 ORDER

Stephanie Weber (ed.), Rochelle Feinstein, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2016

Building on an extensive painting lexicon, Rochelle Feinstein employs an array of styles and media, such as silkscreen, photography and assemblage, hard-edged graphic compositions as well as expressionist factures.

These combined manners and processes cross-reference the historical with the vernacular, the mythologies of the avant-garde, as well as popular culture. At once social commentary and autobiographical incidents, her work offers a biting reflection on the role of an artist working in the arena that is painting in America today.

This catalogue is published on the occasion of In Anticipation of Women’s History Month which is the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Feinstein’s work in 2016-18, at Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève; Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich; kestnergesellschaft, Hannover; and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York.

With texts by Tenzing Barshee, Fabrice Stroun and Christina Vegh.

Exhibition catalogue, Monograph First Edition Hardcover 88 pages 33 x 26 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 42 ORDER

Dan Graham, Buildings and Signs 1978 Models, gta Verlag, 2015

Since the 1960s Dan Graham has been one of the most seminal protagonists in conceptual art. With his walk­-through glass Pavilions, he places architecturally de­ signed elements in space, thereby altering the viewer’s perceptions of its surround­ ing. The resulting estrangement effect enables the viewer to rediscover and re­ experience spatial dimensions. Among his recent projects is the commission of the Roof Garden on the Metropolitan Museum in New York which was made in cooperation with the landscape architect and ETH professor Günther Vogt. This exhibition at the ETH is the artist’s first institutional solo show in Zürich. The publication flesh­ es out Graham’s perspective on his model­-like works, in which art and architecture come together.

Monograph First Edition Softcover 655 pages Texts in English / Deutsch   New       EUR 43 ORDER

Robert Ashley, Outside of Time / Außerhalb der Zeit, MusikTexte, 2009

Ideas about Music. 

Contains: Towards a New Kind of Opera, Discovering the Musicality of Speech. Mills College, The ONCE Festival and, Program and Liner Notes, and texts by Alvin Lucier, Ralf Dietrich, Gisela Gronemeyer and Reinhard Oehlschlägel.

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