Illustrated A4 flyer, folded as issued. Düsseldorf: Konrad Fischer, 1975.
Rare flyer announcing Nauman's 1975-6 exhibition at Fischer's Platanenstrasse 7 gallery. This is one of very few flyers that Konrad Fischer produced to publicize his shows, the vast majority were announced with postcards. Based on Richard's research (see below), The Vissers, Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, and the Städtisches Museum, Mönchengladbach all purchased works from this exhibition.
In fine condition.
❧ D. Fischer, ed., Ausstellungen bei Konrad Fischer: Düsseldorf Oktober 1967-Oktober 1992 (Edition Marzona: 1993) 112.
Sophie Richard, Unconcealed: The International Network of Conceptual Artists 1967-77, Dealers, Exhibitions and Public Collections...
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Illustrated A4 flyer, folded as issued. Düsseldorf: Konrad Fischer, 1975.
13 black & white illus. 77 pp. Small 8vo (175 x 126 mm.), orig. pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. [Philadelphia: 1973].
The landmark exhibition catalogue for a pioneering show of artists’ books. It was held at both Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, and the University Art Museum, Berkeley. Vanderlip, later a museum curator at the Denver Art Museum, writes in the Foreword: “This exhibition attempts to survey the many different types of books made by artists from 1960 to the present. For the purpose of this Exhibition the definition of ‘book’ is very flexible. If the artist conceived his work as a....
Black & white photographic illus. with text in red on recto, details on verso. Large-format photographic postcard, mailed. Düsseldorf: Konrad Fischer, .
Rare postcard invitation to Richard Long’s second Konrad Fischer exhibition, the first took place the previous September-October. Long (b. 1945) displayed a sculpture composed of pine needles called Sculpture at Konrad Fischer Düsseldorf (1969). A caption for the recto photograph reads: “The River Avon, Bristol: The Pill Ferry crossing at half tide, seen from the Shirehampton side of the river.” S. Richard’s Unconcealed suggests that Giuseppe Panza di Biumo purchased Sculpture at Konrad Fischer… from Gian Enzo Sperone...
Black & white illus. on recto, details on verso. Pictorial postcard. Düsseldorf: Konrad Fischer, 1969.
Rare postcard invitation to LeWitt’s second presentation with Fischer. Their first collaboration had taken place 6 January-3 February 1968 – the gallerist’s fourth exhibition and the artist’s debut show in Europe. LeWitt’s preliminary sketch for one of the two wall drawings shown, A square divided horizontally and vertically into four equal parts, each with a different direction of lines (1969) is reproduced on the recto.
“Konrad Fischer most likely saw Sol LeWitt’s work for the first time in 1967 in the exhibition Serielle Formationen in...
Black text on red, printed on one side. Folding card, vertical fold as issued. Düsseldorf: Konrad Fischer, .
The invitation card made on the occasion of Weiner’s first European solo show, held at Konrad Fischer’s Düsseldorf gallery. The artist’s foundational statements on his artwork are printed on the left side of the fold: “1. The artist may construct the piece / 2. The piece may be fabricated / 3. The piece need not be built…” A checklist of exhibited works is on the right, the first, The residue of a flare…, was purchased from Fischer by Giuseppe Panza di Biumo...
Black & white illus. on recto, details on verso. Postcard, mailed. Düsseldorf: Konrad Fischer, 1969.
Mailed postcard invitation to Flavin’s debut show with Fischer. The collector Karl Ströher may have acquired some of his Flavins at this exhibition.
“In 1968, Flavin participated in documenta 4 in Kassel – the documenta that made history as “documenta americana,” due to the high number of artists from the US. After that, his former fellow artist Konrad Lueg…invited him to come and do a solo exhibition in Düsseldorf in 1969. Under the title Fluorescent Light, Flavin showed six works with fluorescent tubes at the...
Black & white photographic illus. with caption on recto, details on verso. Photographic postcard, mailed. Düsseldorf: Konrad Fischer, .
Very scarce and early postcard invitation produced by Konrad Fischer. This was Ryman’s second exhibition in Europe and first with Fischer’s gallery. Ryman’s first European show, with Galerie Heiner Friedrich (19 November-December 10), began two days before the present one. The Fischer exhibition presented the artist’s “Classico” series (nos. 1-6). The illustration shows a detail of J. Green (1968).
“Konrad Fischer and the Munich-based gallerist Heiner Friedrich, at whose gallery Konrad Lueg had had a solo exhibition in 1967, became partners...
Black & white illus. on recto, details on verso. Large pictorial postcard, mailed. Düsseldorf: Konrad Fischer, .
Invitation to Darboven’s true solo debut at Konrad Fischer’s gallery; the previous year Darboven (1941-2009) and Charlotte Posenenske (1930-85) had concurrent exhibitions at the gallery (5 December-2 January). The recto illustration reproduces one of Darboven’s drawings. On the verso there is a list of the artist’s previous exhibitions. She presented a series of drawings, five with a vertical orientation and five horizontal. One of Fischer’s most important and early clients, the Dutch collector couple Martin and Mia Visser likely purchased two of the...
Black & white photographic illus. on recto with text, details on verso. Pictorial postcard, mailed. Düsseldorf: Konrad Fischer, 1973.
Rare postcard invitation to Polke’s third and final show with his former classmate and collaborator Konrad Fischer. The image on the recto shows an earlier iteration of Polke’s installation of Vitrinenstück, the version depicted in Ausstellungen bei Konrad Fischer… varies substantially.
In excellent condition. Mailed to curator Judith Cahen (b. 1938).
❧ D. Fischer, ed., Ausstellungen bei Konrad Fischer: Düsseldorf Oktober 1967-Oktober 1992 (Edition Marzona: 1993) 79.
Black text on green recto, details on verso. Postcard. Düsseldorf: Konrad Fischer, 1977.
Postcard invitation for the artist’s fifth presentation with Konrad Fischer. Dibbets showed several series of color photos. In fine condition.
❧ D. Fischer, ed., Ausstellungen bei Konrad Fischer: Düsseldorf Oktober 1967-Oktober 1992 (Edition Marzona: 1993) 125.
Text on recto, details on verso. Postcard, mailed. Düsseldorf: Konrad Fischer, 1977.
Invitation to LeWitt’s 1977 show at Konrad Fischer’s Platanenstrasse gallery. The artist presented a group of geometric wood figures that were hung on the wall. In excellent condition. Mailed to the family of Oscar Ackermann of Leverkusen.
❧ D. Fischer, ed., Ausstellungen bei Konrad Fischer: Düsseldorf Oktober 1967-Oktober 1992 (Edition Marzona: 1993) 126.
Single A4 sheet with brown paper seal for mailing, horizontal folds. Amsterdam: 1975.
A famous Beau Geste Press flyer repurposed as a mailed invitation for the group’s 1975 Other Books and So exhibition. Ulises Carrión forged a close relationship with Felipe Ehrenberg and Martha Hellion, co-founders of the Devon-based small artist-run press. In 1973, he published two artist’s books with Beau Geste Press: Arguments and Tras la Poesía. Carrión also learned first-hand about printing processes, in particular mimeography, which he employed frequently in later years. With the opening of Other Books and So in Amsterdam, Carrión soon became one of...
Printed on both sides and two hand-stamped manicules to the recto. Single sheet, two horizontal folds as issued. Amsterdam: .
A rare flyer produced by Ulises Carrión’s bookshop for a pair of performances in May 1978. Readings by Richard Kostelanetz and Jackson Mac Low on the 16th were followed by Steve McCaffery’s a week later. The events were sponsored by Michael Gibbs’s Kontexts Publications. There are biographies for the three participants on the reverse.
A document connecting three important writers and artists, in fine condition.
Printed on both sides, addressee written in ms. Postcard, mailed. Amsterdam: 1975.
Very rare postcard announcing one of the earliest exhibitions at Other Books and So. Ulises Carrión (1941-89) and Aart van Barneveld (1951-90) opened the bookshop’s doors on 15 April 1975, and the space’s inaugural exhibition was Boeken en linguïstische objecten uit allerlei landen [Books and linguistic objects from all sorts of countries] for the month of May.
The recto of this postcard announces the extension of an exhibition at drukhuis, a space one door down from Other Books and So (Herengracht 227). On the verso is a brief...
Printed on one side only. Flyer, stamped arrow on recto, horizontal & vertical folds as mailed. Amsterdam: 1977.
The Other Books and So announcement for an exhibition of books and magazines published by Edizioni Geiger in Torino. Brothers Adriano (1941-88) and Maurizio Spatola (1946-2022) founded Edizioni Geiger in 1968, the firm was famous for its experimental literary magazines. This included the journal Tam Tam, created by poet Giulia Niccolai (b. 1934) and Adriano in 1970.
❧ Catalogue 237: Ulises Carrión (2022), p. 180.
Mimeographed on recto only. Single sheet, horizontal & vertical folds. Amsterdam: 1977.
A compelling discovery, a copy of the letter (printed in parallel Dutch and English) sent out by Ulises Carrión and Aart van Barneveld (1951-90) soliciting donations from their friends. We are not aware of any reproductions of this letter in recent exhibition catalogues, internet resources, or books on Carrión. Sent on the occasion of the move from Herengracht 227 to 259, it reveals the precarious nature of Other Books and So’s existence. The move was seemingly prompted by the need for a larger space to host exhibitions and...
Black & white illus, printed on recto only. Single illustrated sheet, two horizontal folds as mailed. Amsterdam: 1977.
Flyer announcement for the presentation of a book by Harrie de Kroon (b. 1948) at Other Books and So. Appearances at Stichting De Appel and Harry Ruhé’s Galerie A are also listed.
Black & white illus. throughout.  pp. 8vo, printed softcover (illus. on lower cover), title on spine. Stuttgart: Galerie Max-Ulrich Hetzler, 1982.
Scarce Martin Kippenberger (1953-97) exhibition catalogue. According to Koch, it was published in an edition of ca. 500-800 copies.
“This catalogue, whose title is a reference to a song by the GDR band Karat, was published on the occasion of a group exhibition organized by Max Hetzler at the Haus der Sammlung Dr. Stober in Berlin from 24 April to 8 May 1982. The works of the ‘seven’ artists are divided into five chapters: pages 5-23: drawings over...
9 & 2 juan in four vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers, new stitching. Yangzhou: published posthumously, by the prominent statesman, scholar, book collector, & patron of scholarship Ruan Yuan (1764-1849) at his Wonderland of Precious Books (Langhuanxian Guan), 1803.
First edition of these studies of an early commentary to the Change Classic [Yijing]. The Change Classic is a layered and very obscure ancient text that counted among the more important of the Confucian classics throughout the imperial period. At its core, it was a divination manual used at the Western Zhou court in antiquity. Yet, as it was divorced from...