An impressive collection of 45 invitations, flyers, and posters produced by Ulises Carrión publicizing events at his Amsterdam bookstore (which was converted into an archive in 1979) from 1975 to 1984. The artists, authors, and curators featured include very influential figures such as Allan Kaprow, Guy Schraenen, Dorothy Iannone, Richard Kostelanetz, and Jackson Mac Low. All of these materials are very rare individually. Amsterdam: 1975-1984. Ulises CARRIÓN, OTHER BOOKS AND SO.
An impressive collection of 45 invitations, flyers, and posters produced by Ulises Carrión publicizing events at his Amsterdam bookstore (which was converted into an archive in 1979) from 1975 to 1984. The artists, authors, and curators featured include very influential figures such as Allan Kaprow, Guy Schraenen, Dorothy Iannone, Richard Kostelanetz, and Jackson Mac Low. All of these materials are very rare individually. Amsterdam: 1975-1984.
An impressive collection of 45 invitations, flyers, and posters produced by Ulises Carrión publicizing events at his Amsterdam bookstore (which was converted into an archive in 1979) from 1975 to 1984. The artists, authors, and curators featured include very influential figures such as Allan Kaprow, Guy Schraenen, Dorothy Iannone, Richard Kostelanetz, and Jackson Mac Low. All of these materials are very rare individually. Amsterdam: 1975-1984.
An impressive collection of 45 invitations, flyers, and posters produced by Ulises Carrión publicizing events at his Amsterdam bookstore (which was converted into an archive in 1979) from 1975 to 1984. The artists, authors, and curators featured include very influential figures such as Allan Kaprow, Guy Schraenen, Dorothy Iannone, Richard Kostelanetz, and Jackson Mac Low. All of these materials are very rare individually. Amsterdam: 1975-1984.
An impressive collection of 45 invitations, flyers, and posters produced by Ulises Carrión publicizing events at his Amsterdam bookstore (which was converted into an archive in 1979) from 1975 to 1984. The artists, authors, and curators featured include very influential figures such as Allan Kaprow, Guy Schraenen, Dorothy Iannone, Richard Kostelanetz, and Jackson Mac Low. All of these materials are very rare individually. Amsterdam: 1975-1984.

An impressive collection of 45 invitations, flyers, and posters produced by Ulises Carrión publicizing events at his Amsterdam bookstore (which was converted into an archive in 1979) from 1975 to 1984. The artists, authors, and curators featured include very influential figures such as Allan Kaprow, Guy Schraenen, Dorothy Iannone, Richard Kostelanetz, and Jackson Mac Low. All of these materials are very rare individually. Amsterdam: 1975-1984.

A substantial group of scarce exhibition ephemera distributed by Carrión to advertise exhibitions and events held at his short-lived bookstore Other Books and So. In the course of its four-year existence, this bookshop hosted a large number of shows related to bookworks, mail art, and conceptual art. Carrión’s vibrant schedule presented artists from countries such as Brazil, Japan, Mexico, France, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Argentina, Colombia, etc. This collection also includes materials related to Carrión’s best-known artworks such as Namen en Adressen, Van kunstenaarsboeken tot postkunst, and Lilia Prado Superstar Film Festival. The majority of these items are neither noted nor pictured in the authoritative reference on Carrión and Other Books and So, the catalogue for the 2016 exhibition Dear reader. Don’t read., held at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

Every piece in this collection is in fine condition, except for no. 45, which bears some minor ink stains.

❧ A. Borsuk, The Book (2018), p. 141–“Specializing in artists’ books and multiples, [Other Books and So] was also an artist-run exhibition and event space that distributed the kind of work [Carrión] wanted to see more of in the world: books conceived of as a whole, rather than ‘texts’ bestowed by the author on a publisher for dissemination to a reading public. In an advertisement for the space, he called them ‘non books, anti books, pseudo books, quasi books, concrete books, visual books, conceptual books, structural books, project books, statement books, instruction books,’ a list suggestive of his vexed relationship with the marketplace.”

1. VALOCH, Jiří. Books Prints & Poems, 8 July – 2 August [1975]. Single sheet folded in half. Mailed copy addressed to “Peter van Beveren.”

2. NATIONS, Opal L. Either, or Inside Opal L. Nations – the recent written works. 7 October to 1st November, 1975. Single illustrated sheet, printed on one side.

3. VAN DER WAL, Eric. 15 years of making books. 25 November to 20 December 1975. Card, printed on one side.

4. LORA-TOTINO, Arrigo. Recent Works of Visual Poetry. 3-21 February 1976, opening: 3 February, 20.00 hrs. / 21.00 hrs. ‘A performance of Athletic, Liquid and Phonic Poetry.’ Card, printed on one side.

5. MARROQUIN, Raul. – Original Books –. March 30 – April 17 1976. Card, printed on one side, and stamped “Opening” with date & time.

6. STAMP ART, 200 Artists. 27 April – 15 May 1976, opening: 27 April, 20.00 hrs., Music: E. Carl. Card, entirely stamped on one side.

7. AS, Tom van. tekeningen. 7–25 September 1976. Single sheet with text in Dutch by the artist.

8. OTHER BOOKS AND SO. an exhibition of a selection of BOOKS from… Sept. 27 till Oct. 22, 1976. Single xeroxed sheet. This exhibition was hosted by The Two or Three Gallery in Emmastad, Curaçao, a space run by Hetty Huisman and Grietha Jurriëns.

9. ROOK, Gerrit J. de. four works and books. October 5 – October 23 [1976]. Single sheet printed in red on one side.

10. Newspaper Art / Art Newspapers. 30 November – 23 December 1976. Single pictorial sheet printed on one side. Design by Tom Gravemaker.

11. SCHUMANS, Marjo. tentoonstelling van een werk. 25 – 29 January [1977]. Index card, manuscript text on one side.

12. CARRIÓN, Ulises. Definitions of art. 1st March to 26th March 1977. Glossy blue postcard, printed on one side & stamped on reverse: “Art is:”

13. MOL, Pieter. Life as a Golden Thought. N.d. [1977]. Card, printed on one side and title of exhibition stamped.

14. HARTWELL, Richard. ‘recent works.’ March 29 – April 16, 1977. Single pictorial sheet, printed on one side.

15. KOSTELANETZ, Richard, MAC LOW, Jackson, & McCAFFERY, Steve. Tuesday Night Readings at Other Books & So. May 16 & May 23 [1977]. Single sheet, printed on both sides, red stamped hands next to the dates. Biographies of the readers on the reverse.

16. IANNONE, Dorothy. A Show of Books and Cards. June 21 to July 9, 1977. Single pictorial sheet, printed on one side.

17. ZABALA, Horacio. Today, Art is a Prison. 9 – 27 August [stamped over]: “July” 1977. Single sheet, printed on one side, with list of participants in the artist’s project.

18. TOEBOSCH, Moniek. “15 minuten solozang.” 6 September 1977…20.00 hrs. Single sheet, mimeographed on one side with two stamped illus.

19. KAPROW, Allan. posters and flyers of activities and happenings from Backworks? 6–24 September 1977, Opening: 6 Sept. ‘77, 20.00 hrs. Single pictorial sheet, printed on one side.

20. SCHRAENEN, Guy. typewriter works / a show from the small press archive guy schraenen antwerp. 8 – 26 November 1977. Single sheet, printed on one side.

21. —. Guy Schraenen, éditeur. 29 November – 24 December 1977. Single sheet, printed on one side.

22. AARSEN, Ruud van, JOSEPH, Robert, & ROOK. Gerrit J. de. 1968-1978 tien jaar bloknoot… 3–21 January ‘78. Single sheet, mimeographed on one side, with “Other Books and So” stamp on lower right corner.

23. IMOOS, Franz. I am waiting for your picture for the exhibition from You and Me. 10 Janaury – 28 January, 1978. Pictorial postcard, printed on reverse.

24. BENTIVOGLIO, Mirella. letraset metaphors. 31 January – 18 February 1978, opening 31 January 17-19.30pm. Single illustrated sheet, printed on one side.

25. SAITO, Takako. Exhibition of Publications. April 21 – May 20, 1978. Single illustrated sheet, printed on one side.

26. printed in brazil. 25 April – 13 May 1978. Single sheet, mimeographed on one side.

27. DERMISACHE, Mirtha. – Books – Graphics – Letters – Postcards –. 13 – 24 June 1978. Single sheet, printed on one side.

28. Other Books and So / boeken, multiples, posters, kaarten, kranten / Beau Geste Press, Fandangos, Daylight Press, Dynamo Press. N.d. [1978]. Card, printed on one side.

29. VILLERS, Bernard. “Un poids deux mesures.” 21 June 1978. Single xeroxed sheet.

30. GAGLIONE, Bill & BANANA, Anna. Futurist Sounds. 29 September 1978. Single sheet, printed on one side.

31. Van kunstenaarsboeken tot postkunst, org. Other Books and So. 9–29 October 1978. Large folded pictorial poster.

32. DIJK, Pier van & JOSEPH, Robert. boek / visuele poëzie. 17 October – 4 November 1978. Printed dust-jacket, biographies of the artists on lower cover.

33. From Bookworks to Mailworks…curated by Ulises Carrión, Other Books and So. [December 1978]. Large folded pictorial sheet. Exhibition held in Budapest.

34. CARRIÓN, Ulises. sound works performance, phone book van gogh, leccion de espanol, hamlet, 45 revoluciones por minuto to be or not to be… 11–19 June 1979. Single folded sheet, printed on one side. Exhibition took place in Florence.

35. —. Namen en Adressen. 5–27 September ‘80. Pictorial postcard.

36. —. De Diefstal Van Het Jaar, 3–7 February 1982. Single pictorial sheet, printed on one side. Exhibition held at the Drents Museum; see Ulises Carrión, “We have won! Haven’t we?”, (1992), ed. G. Schraenen, p. 69.

37. —, curator. Art Photocopies Exhibition! 26 February – 21 March 1982. Large single pictorial sheet with several folds. With text by Carrión and list of artists represented.

38. GOULART, Claudio. … presents: Casino Royale. April 28 – May 22 / 1982. Single folded pictorial sheet, color offset-printed. Held at the Other Books and So Archive at Bloemgracht 121.

39. CARRIÓN, Ulises. “The Death of the Art Dealer” a film by Ulises Carrión. 20 min., 16 mm., black/white. Single photocopied sheet, with image and caption on one side and text on the other. See Dear reader. Don’t read. (2016), p. 45–this exhibition catalogue also has photos of the filming of this video piece.

40. —. [Robert and Martha]. N.d. [1983]. Postcard with explanatory text on reverse: “I’m going to produce an artwork involving people named either Rob (Bob, Robert, Roberto, etc.) or Marta (Martha, Marthe, etc.). Profession, nationality, and place of residence are irrelevant. Please return this card to me if you want further information.” Held at the Other Books and So Archive.

41. —. The “I-want-to-be-in-your-catalogue-no-matter-what-the-theme-of-your-project-is” Card by U. Carrión, 1982. Postcard, printed on both sides.

42. —. Lilia Prado Superstar Filmfestival, 4-8 July 1984. Large folded pictorial poster, color-printed and with the festival’s dates.

43. —. Lilia Prado Superstar Film festival, 4-8 July 1984. Pictorial postcard, image of Prado on obverse and dates and information on reverse.

44. —. Lilia Prado Superstar Film Festival. 4–8 July 1984. Pictorial postcard with dates and information on reverse.

45. —. Pictorial postcard, with information on reverse for the Lilia Prado film festival’s screening in Rotterdam on 5 July. (Blank part of postcard with ink splotches.).

Price: $8,500.00

Item ID: 7207