Color lithographs by Roth on upper and lower wrappers & many black & white illus. 40 unnumbered pages. 4to (230 x 170 mm.), orig. pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper signed by “Roth”), staple-bound. Stuttgart, London & Reykjavik: 1974.
A rare catalogue bearing two striking original color lithographs signed and numbered by Dieter Roth; it was produced in an edition of 1000 copies. This catalogue presents many works Roth created in collaboration with Mayer, in addition to works by Emmett Williams, Eduardo Paolozzi, Dorothy Iannone, Emil Schult, Richard Hamilton, Hansjörg Schneider, Tom Phillips, Stefan Wewerka, Mark Boyle, Arnulf Rainer, etc. Records, posters, and earlier catalogues are also offered. Nearly all of the listings are illustrated.
“A printer, art teacher and publisher living in London, Hansjörg Mayer’s typographical experiments and publications in his edition hansjörg mayer made him into one of the most important protagonists of concrete poetry and the art of the 1960s…Since 1963, as Dieter Roth’s publisher, Mayer was prepared to find ways to convert every provocative artistic idea into the letterpress. Mayer moved to England in 1966, where he taught at the Bath Academy of Art and the Watford School of Art. In 1968 the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (The Hague) dedicated the first large retrospective to the 25-year-old artist. Since then, Mayer has published more than 300 books, posters, films, records and videos in the edition hansjörg mayer.”–from the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s exhibition website Hansjörg Mayer, Typoems and Artist Books (October 2019-January 2020).
In fine condition; this is a much sought-after and rare catalogue, signed by Roth in pencil on the lower wrapper. Envelope and order form laid-in.
❧ B. Ferran, The Smell of Ink and Soil: The Story of [Edition] Hansjörg Mayer (2017), Bibliography no. 316.
Item ID: 7184