Item ID: 10068 One of the artist’s unique bookworks, with painted, collaged, torn & re-attached leaves. Gabriele SCHMIDT-HEINS.
One of the artist’s unique bookworks, with painted, collaged, torn & re-attached leaves.
One of the artist’s unique bookworks, with painted, collaged, torn & re-attached leaves.

One of the artist’s unique bookworks, with painted, collaged, torn & re-attached leaves.

[73] leaves. 4to (296 x 215 mm.), orig. green semi-stiff boards, orig. gray tape over spine. N.p.: “Nov 75.”

A superb book by Gabriele Schmidt-Heins (b. 1949), filled with painted and stained interventions to every page. Other pages have been carefully cut or torn — one leaf has been intentionally torn in half and then re-attached with tape. Much of the book contains boldly drawn shapes and compositions and towards the end gradually turns to subtler manipulations of the leaves.

This is a remarkable example of the twins’ intense exploration of the book form, in fine condition.

❧ 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: $3,750.00

Item ID: 10068