Item ID: 10064 An untitled unique bookwork by the celebrated German book artist. [57] halves of bound-in paper bags. Barbara SCHMIDT-HEINS.
An untitled unique bookwork by the celebrated German book artist. [57] halves of bound-in paper bags.

An untitled unique bookwork by the celebrated German book artist. [57] halves of bound-in paper bags.

Oblong 4to (183 x 283 mm.), orig. semi-stiff boards (sunned), orig. cloth tape over spine, glue- & paint-bound. N.p.: “Frühjahr ‘72.”

A beguiling example of Barbara Schmidt-Heins’s bookmaking, this book consists of bound thin paper bags that have been meticulously sliced in half. In the gutter, the ends of the bags are covered in white, gray, and red paints.

In fine condition. Signed and dated on the inside of the lower cover.

❧ For other examples of the twins’ bookworks from this period see Barbara Schmidt-Heins & Gabriele Schmidt-Heins, eds., Buchwerke: Original-Bücher 1972 bis 1976 (Kunstraum München: 1976).

Price: $3,500.00

Item ID: 10064