Art work, Artist's book, Artists' writings, Monograph First Edition Softcover 64 pages Texts in English and Japanese   Good condition       EUR 60 ORDER

Mike Kelley, Mike Kelley. Photographs Sculptures., Wako Works of Art, 2009

Published on the occasion of the 2009 exhibition Mike Kelley: Photographs / Sculptures at Wako Works of Art in Tokyo, this catalogue features full color illustrations of six never before shown photographic series and a new body of sculptural works. A number of self-portraits from 1987 mimic turn-of-the-century spiritualist photography, and depict Kelley exuding "ectoplasm" in the form of cotton and smoke from different parts of his head. A subsequent series of photographs shot through a Vaseline-coated lens features dancer and choreographer Anita Pace enveloping her nude body in scarves embellished with Irish-American and Heavy Metal iconography, a reference both to Vaseline's function as a sexual lubricant and to the soft-focus, romantic symbolism of early pictorialist photography. These are followed by a 1996 series depicting sinister-looking amorphous globules and puddles, photographs that Kelley sees as "overt attempts at applying the aesthetics of of painterly biomorphic abstraction to photography". Kelley's new body of sculptures, entitled "Kandors", recreates different versions of the futuristic city rendered in the Superman comic books. Also featured is an essay written by Kelley to accompany the exhibition, and a number of poetic texts printed alongside the photographs.

Children's book, Artist's book Softcover 32 pages 27 x 20 cm   Good condition       EUR 11 ORDER

Peter Friedl, Untitled / Sans titre, Galerie Walcheturm, 1999

Coloring book published on the occasion of the Peter Friedl show at the Galerie Walcheturm in Zurich, 1999.

Artist's book, Artists' writings Texts in French / English   New       EUR 72 ORDER

Tarik Hayward, Indian Inkjet, Oraibi, Mcb-a, 2018

Réalisé à l’occasion de l’exposition Neutral Density de Tarik Hayward au Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne en 2017, Indian Inkjet est le résultat d'une année de production d'un livre - depuis sa conception jusqu'à son impression - par l'artiste lui-même. Chaque exemplaire est un objet unique réalisé dans une imprimerie autonome mise en place dans l’atelier. Grâce à des logiciels pirate, l’artiste a détourné des imprimantes de leur obsolescence programmée, les alimentant par des bidons d’encre à l’aide de tuyaux.

Né à Ibiza, Tarik Hayward vit à la Vallée de Joux. Il conçoit son travail comme: « une série d’expériences techniques réalisées dans l’urgence d’un besoin non défini ».

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Produced for the Neutral Density art show at the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne in 2017, Indian Inkjet is the result of the one-year process to produce a book - from its conception to its printing - by the artist himself. Every copy is a unique item made in an autonomous printing house set up in the workshop. Thanks to hacked software, the artist hijacked printers from their planned obsolescence, feeding them with tubes dipped in cans of ink. 

Born in Ibiza, Tarik Hayward lives in la Vallée de Joux. He conceives his work as « a series of technical experiments made in the urgency of an undefined need ».

 

Artist's book First edition of 500 copies   New       EUR 70 out of stock

Coll., Maximage Color Combinations, ECAL, 2017

This book is a tool for designers, artists and printers who are interested in personalized and unique color palettes. Created using between 2 and 5 spot colors, over 120 combinations were generated directly in the offset press by interfering with the ink unit. This unorthodox color-mixing technique helped to create more than 450 spot colors evolving over the 500 different books, turning each one into a set of totally unique combinations.

The book explores how different colors and hues can interact together, and how they can merge from one to another. Without any chapters or formulas, colors travel from shiny to matte, blue to celadon, frozen to boiling, reflective to absorbent, dark light to brain grey, spectral to metameric, sunshine to neon, from Atlanta to Albertville, or from Leipzig to Juba via Napoli and back again, in an attempt to tell infinite stories.

The user will not find here this year’s hot color nor the trends for next season. Rather, each page tells a different story that each user can relate to, reinterpret or reappropriate in their own way.


This publication follows “Maximage Formula Guide” and “Maximage Raster Guide”, and is part of the “Workflow” Research Project (R&D). It was conceived and printed during a workshop at ECAL held by Maximage and the printer Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich.


With the participation of Giacomo Bastianelli, Mélanie Blanc, Victoire Bornhauser, Pauline Brocart, Benoît Brun, Juliette Caillault, Sebastian Davila, Ariane Delahaye, Sarah Di Venosa, Jenny Donnet-Descartes, Loïc Dupasquier, Laurence Favez, Boris Fernandez, Loana Gatti, Clément Gicquel, Marine Giraudo, Amaury Hamon, Pamela Jaton, Valentin Kaiser, Sereina Kessler, Thomas Le Provost, Vidal Mateos, Dimitri Nägele, Sophie Soulié, Laetitia Troilo, Laura-Issé Tusevo, Gwendolyn Ummel, Sabrina Vega and Matthieu Visentin.

Artist's book Hardcover 406 pages 25 x 19 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 37 ORDER

Greg Parma Smith, My Ideas, JRP|Ringier, 2018

Conceived by Greg Parma Smith as an active archive, this artist’s book combines a selection of recent paintings, an extensive number of drawings (preparatory sketches, studies, simple patterns and designs, cartoons, notes, and doodles) realized by the artist from his youth years—when drawing was his favorite medium of expression—and three essays by long-time followers of Parma Smith’s practice, namely artist and writer John Miller, art critic Kari Rittenbach, and musician and singer Hunter Hunt-Hendrix. In a very generous way, the artist thus allows us to enter his personal universe and to understand his path to painting and artistic creation.

Artist's book Edition of 150 Staple-bound 15 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 45 out of stock

Maximage, Chandigarh Furniture, Villette Édition, 2014

"Years later, some Indian scientists scouting for new settlement locations, flew over the area and spotted the remains of the huge concrete statue of a hand that seemed to be trying to reach out at them through the dense vegetation engulfing it.“

Concept: David Keshavjee, Andreas Koller, Guy Meldem.
Designed in India and printed on hand-made paper from Pondicherry. 

Artist's book, Children's book First Edition Softcover 416 pages 24 x 17 cm   New       EUR 36 out of stock

Lous Martens, Animal Books for Jaap Zeno Anna Julian Luca, Roma Publications, 2017

Lous Martens about the book: "Seventeen years ago our grandson Jaap was born. That was the start of an animal book for Jaap. I used a dummy for the OASE journal of architecture and loosely pasted in pictures of animals that I had clipped from newspapers and magazines about art, literature and science. Plus stamps and photos from advertising brochures. Then Zeno was born and the same thing happened: an animal book for Zeno. Now I was working on two books at once. Then came Anna. Julian. Luca. At this point, there were five books-in-the-making on the table. And none of those five are finished yet. The children, as well as myself, enjoy seeing the small, ever-evolving changes. The additions. These books were never intended for the outside world where I had found all the pictures. Never intended to be published. Now they lie here, grouped into one big book, because others have convinced me it’s what they deserve."

Artist's book, Children's book First Edition Softcover Texts in English   New       EUR 13 ORDER

Keren Cytter, The Curious Squirrel, Pork Salad Press, 2015

The Curious Squirrel is the first in a series of three children books by Keren Cytter. The Curious Squirrel was originally written 10 years ago, but this is the first time that it has been published. It is a short tale about a baby squirrel that is asked by its mother Mrs Fox to go and buy some milk at the local grocery store. On the way the curious squirrel to buy milk it meets The Beggar Rabbit, The Notorious Junky Goose, Mrs Donkey, Mr Elephant among others and the story takes off from there.

Artist's book First Edition Softcover Texts in no text   New       EUR 28 ORDER

Emilie Ding, Sketchbook, FCAC, 2016

Cette publication a été réalisée à l'occasion de l'attribution par le Fonds cantonal d'art contemporain (FCAC) – Office cantonal de la culture et du sport (OCCS), République et Canton de Genève – de l'Atelier Berlin à Emilie Ding, de janvier et juin 2012. 

Artist's book First Edition Softcover Texts in German & French   New       EUR 28 ORDER

Josse Bailly, Wir nehmen das Tiertaxi, FCAC, 2017

Cette publication a été réalisée à l'occasion de l'attribution par le Fonds cantonal d'art contemporain (FCAC) – Office cantonal de la culture et du sport (OCCS), République et Canton de Genève – de l'Atelier Berlin à Josse Bailly, de janvier et juin 2016.

Artist's book First Edition Paperback 108 pages 17 x 10 cm   New       EUR 10 ORDER

Jean-Michel Wicker, e industrial, Donlon Books, Motto Books, 2014

Published on the occasion of Jean-Michel Wicker's exhibition e industrial, at Cubitt, London, 29 August – 28 September 2014.

Artist's book First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 52 pages 28 x 21 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 26 ORDER

H. R. Giger, Polaroids, 9783906011, 2014

Polaroids contains a selection of unpublished photographs from the personal archives of the Swiss artist and set designer H.R. Giger. Given the ephemeral nature of the Polaroid format, these are snapshots that the artist used as references for his own work as well as for process and work documentation. He personalized many of the Polaroids that customarily lay in piles around his crowded, darkly decorated home in Zurich by scratching, painting, and drawing over the motifs in a surreal and animating style. Casual and light in their approach, the photographs intimate sex, death, pop, and his inscrutable sense of humor. They provide a view into a corner of Giger’s world that until now had remained largely overlooked.
 
H.R. Giger (1940-2014) was a Swiss painter, sculptor, and industrial and set designer.

Artist's book First Edition Softcover 48 pages 19 x 12 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 15 ORDER

Emil Michael Klein, PAINTINGS 16, BECKBOOKS, 2016

This book gathers a series of paintings by the Swiss artist Emil Michael Klein, produced between 2014 and 2016. The paintings are realised on a dark primer, which the artist covers with a white tone, leaving out lines. This series underlines the artist's move from his former studio in Renens to the new one in Zurich where he is based since 2015. Klein generally works on a group of several paintings at the same time, and takes them through different states and formes. Former works often set a starting point for new compositions, in which the form and style are adapted or changed, in a repetitive gesture. PAINTINGS 16 gathers a sequence of 24 paintings and allows the reader to easely navigate from one to another.

Emil Michael Klein was born in 1982 in Munich, lives and work in Switzerland.

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Cette publication présente une série de peintures de l’artiste suisse Emil Michael Klein, produites entre 2014 et 2016. Celles-ci sont réalisées sur un fond sombre, que l’artiste couvre d’un ton blanc, en laissant des lignes apparentes. Cette série marque le déplacement de l’artiste de son ancien studio de Renens à celui de Zürich dans lequel il est installé depuis 2015. Klein travaille généralement sur un groupe de plusieurs peintures à la fois, et leur fait traverser ensemble différents états, lieux, formes. Ce sont souvent les travaux précédents qui forment un point de départ à de nouvelles compositions, dont le format et le style sont ré-adaptés, en un geste répétitif.
PAINTINGS 16 rassemble une séquence de 24 toiles et offre au lecteur la possibilité d’un mouvement fluide d’une peinture à une autre.

Emil Michael Klein est né en 1982 à Munich, il vit et travaille en Suisse.

Poetry, Artist's book First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 136 pages Texts in French / Italian   New       EUR 85 out of stock

Henri Chopin, Les Mirages des 27 / Visioni dei 27 Segni, Edizioni Morra, 1995

Henri Chopin (18 June 1922 – 3 January 2008) was a French avant-garde poet and musician: he is widely considered to be a pioneer in the recognition and distribution of sound-poetry. Besides poetry and music, his practice includes paining, graphic design, typography, independant publishing and filmmaking; Chopin's work is a barometer of the shifts in European media between the 1950s and the 1970s. 

In 1964 he created OU, one of the most notable reviews of the second half of the 20th century, and he ran it until 1974. OU's contributors included William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, Bernard Heidsieck, John Furnival, Tom Phillips, and the Austrian sculptor, writer and Dada pioneer Raoul Hausmann. 

Chopin spent a lot of time in Naples from the beginning of the 1980s due to his collaborative projects with Peppe Morra, founder of Fondazione Morra, one of the most renowned spaces for contemporary art active within the city. Morra and Chopin worked closely together up until the final years of the French artist’s life. During this time they produced numerous publications, a large number of which were based on his stunning production of “typewriter poems”. Chopin found a new possibility for poetry both within sound and the written form; with a formal approach he constructed a new alphabetical narration that actually had no responsibility for communication.
His personal production — consisting of typewriter-poems and sound performances — is an inspired attempt to open the medium of poetry into a form described by Chopin as ‘a poetry of spaces’: demonstrating ‘the sensory superiority of sound as opposed to normal speech, and [...] free man from the straightjacket of words and letters and from his obedience to didactics.’

This book contains a text by Stelio Maria Martini.

Artist's book, Poetry First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 149 pages Texts in Italian   New       EUR 85 out of stock

Henri Chopin, Le homard cosmographique 1965 / La crevette amoureuse 1967, Edizioni Morra, 1994

Henri Chopin (18 June 1922 – 3 January 2008) was a French avant-garde poet and musician: he is widely considered to be a pioneer in the recognition and distribution of sound-poetry. Besides poetry and music, his practice includes paining, graphic design, typography, independant publishing and filmmaking; Chopin's work is a barometer of the shifts in European media between the 1950s and the 1970s. 
In 1964 he created OU, one of the most notable reviews of the second half of the 20th century, and he ran it until 1974. OU's contributors included William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, Bernard Heidsieck, John Furnival, Tom Phillips, and the Austrian sculptor, writer and Dada pioneer Raoul Hausmann. 
 
Chopin spent a lot of time in Naples from the beginning of the 1980s due to his collaborative projects with Peppe Morra, founder of Fondazione Morra, one of the most renowned spaces for contemporary art active within the city. Morra and Chopin worked closely together up until the final years of the French artist’s life. During this time they produced numerous publications, a large number of which were based on his stunning production of “typewriter poems”. Chopin found a new possibility for poetry both within sound and the written form; with a formal approach he constructed a new alphabetical narration that actually had no responsibility for communication.
His personal production — consisting of typewriter-poems and sound performances — is an inspired attempt to open the medium of poetry into a form described by Chopin as ‘a poetry of spaces’: demonstrating ‘the sensory superiority of sound as opposed to normal speech, and [...] free man from the straightjacket of words and letters and from his obedience to didactics.’
This book contains a text by Stelio Maria Martini.

Artist's book, Poetry First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 221 pages Texts in Italian   New       EUR 120 out of stock

Henri Chopin, l'ultimo romanzo del mondo (1961), Edizioni Morra, 1993

Henri Chopin (18 June 1922 – 3 January 2008) was a French avant-garde poet and musician: he is widely considered to be a pioneer in the recognition and distribution of sound-poetry. Besides poetry and music, his practice includes paining, graphic design, typography, independant publishing and filmmaking; Chopin's work is a barometer of the shifts in European media between the 1950s and the 1970s. 

In 1964 he created OU, one of the most notable reviews of the second half of the 20th century, and he ran it until 1974. OU's contributors included William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, Bernard Heidsieck, John Furnival, Tom Phillips, and the Austrian sculptor, writer and Dada pioneer Raoul Hausmann. 

Chopin spent a lot of time in Naples from the beginning of the 1980s due to his collaborative projects with Peppe Morra, founder of Fondazione Morra, one of the most renowned spaces for contemporary art active within the city. Morra and Chopin worked closely together up until the final years of the French artist’s life. During this time they produced numerous publications, a large number of which were based on his stunning production of “typewriter poems”. Chopin found a new possibility for poetry both within sound and the written form; with a formal approach he constructed a new alphabetical narration that actually had no responsibility for communication.
His personal production — consisting of typewriter-poems and sound performances — is an inspired attempt to open the medium of poetry into a form described by Chopin as ‘a poetry of spaces’: demonstrating ‘the sensory superiority of sound as opposed to normal speech, and [...] free man from the straightjacket of words and letters and from his obedience to didactics.’

Artist's book, Poetry First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 32 pages Texts in Italian / French / English   New       EUR 88 out of stock

Henri Chopin, Enluminure, Edizioni Morra, 1984

Henri Chopin (18 June 1922 – 3 January 2008) was a French avant-garde poet and musician: he is widely considered to be a pioneer in the recognition and distribution of sound-poetry. Besides poetry and music, his practice includes paining, graphic design, typography, independant publishing and filmmaking; Chopin's work is a barometer of the shifts in European media between the 1950s and the 1970s. In 1964 he created OU, one of the most notable reviews of the second half of the 20th century, and he ran it until 1974. OU's contributors included William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, Bernard Heidsieck, John Furnival, Tom Phillips, and the Austrian sculptor, writer and Dada pioneer Raoul Hausmann. 
 
Chopin spent a lot of time in Naples from the beginning of the 1980s due to his collaborative projects with Peppe Morra, founder of Fondazione Morra, one of the most renowned spaces for contemporary art active within the city. Morra and Chopin worked closely together up until the final years of the French artist’s life. During this time they produced numerous publications, a large number of which were based on his stunning production of “typewriter poems”. Chopin found a new possibility for poetry both within sound and the written form; with a formal approach he constructed a new alphabetical narration that actually had no responsibility for communication.
His personal production — consisting of typewriter-poems and sound performances — is an inspired attempt to open the medium of poetry into a form described by Chopin as ‘a poetry of spaces’: demonstrating ‘the sensory superiority of sound as opposed to normal speech, and [...] free man from the straightjacket of words and letters and from his obedience to didactics.’

Artist's book, Poetry First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 108 pages Texts in French / Italian   New       EUR 68 out of stock

Henri Chopin, LES FILTRES de l'ALPHABET et de l'€ – ou la puissance de l'utopie –, Edizioni Morra, 2013

Henri Chopin (18 June 1922 – 3 January 2008) was a French avant-garde poet and musician: he is widely considered to be a pioneer in the recognition and distribution of sound-poetry. Besides poetry and music, his practice includes paining, graphic design, typography, independant publishing and filmmaking; Chopin's work is a barometer of the shifts in European media between the 1950s and the 1970s. In 1964 he created OU, one of the most notable reviews of the second half of the 20th century, and he ran it until 1974. OU's contributors included William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, Bernard Heidsieck, John Furnival, Tom Phillips, and the Austrian sculptor, writer and Dada pioneer Raoul Hausmann. 
 
Chopin spent a lot of time in Naples from the beginning of the 1980s due to his collaborative projects with Peppe Morra, founder of Fondazione Morra, one of the most renowned spaces for contemporary art active within the city. Morra and Chopin worked closely together up until the final years of the French artist’s life. During this time they produced numerous publications, a large number of which were based on his stunning production of “typewriter poems”. Chopin found a new possibility for poetry both within sound and the written form; with a formal approach he constructed a new alphabetical narration that actually had no responsibility for communication.
His personal production — consisting of typewriter-poems and sound performances — is an inspired attempt to open the medium of poetry into a form described by Chopin as ‘a poetry of spaces’: demonstrating ‘the sensory superiority of sound as opposed to normal speech, and [...] free man from the straightjacket of words and letters and from his obedience to didactics.’
 
Contains colored illustrations.

Artist's book First ed. of 1000 copies Soft cover, perfect binding 21 x 14 cm Texts in English / Deutsch   Very good condition       EUR 180 ORDER

Anonymous, Why I Got Into Art (Vaseline Muses), Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Jablonka Gallery, 1991

Artist's book by "Anonymous" aka: Mike Kelley, detailing why he got into art -- naked women. Essay by Diedrich Diederichsen. Contains 22 photographs, in black-and-white, manipulated to have soft-core porn qualities of Yoko Ono, Lynda Benglis, Hannah Wilke, Carolee Schneemann and other woman engaged in nude dance performances, guerrilla actions, happenings, avant-garde theatre, actions, performances, gallery advertisements, body art, gesture art, etc. Published as two entities, back-to-back & upside down from each other, in one volume. Text in English and German.

Artist's book First Edition Hardcover with dust jacket 174 pages 31 x 23 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 55 ORDER

Bjarne Melgaard, BATON SINISTER, Karma, 2011

As part of 'Beyond Death', a graduate program led by Bjarne Melgaard at the Università IUAV, Venice, this publication compiles the multitude of visual and textual materials used in the course, as well as installation images from the exhibition Melgaard organized in collaboration with his students at the Palazzo Contarini Corfu. The course examined how AIDS has become a key lens through which to investigate some of the key transformations affecting the world today, especially in relation to identity formation, the use of violence and the possibility of collective action, while drawing on the work of theorists such as Guy Hocquenghen and Michel Foucault, artists such as David Wojnarowicz and William Copley. Also included in the book are variously manipulated stills and text excerpts from filmed interviews Melgaard conducted with leading queer theorist and co-lecturer Leo Bersani.

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