[From upper wrapper]: Verlagsverzeichnis 1980. publisher EDITION HANSJÖRG MAYER.
[From upper wrapper]: Verlagsverzeichnis 1980.

[From upper wrapper]: Verlagsverzeichnis 1980.

Many full-page black & white illus. Unpaginated. 4to (259 x 189 mm.), orig. printed pictorial wrappers offset-printed & designed by D. Roth, staple-bound. Stuttgart & London: 1980.

The scarce large-format version of this publisher’s catalogue presenting works by Dieter Roth, Dorothy Iannone, Claes Oldenburg, Andre Thomkins, Tom Phillips, Stefan Wewerka, etc. It also lists periodicals, records, videos, and Mayer’s previous catalogues. The full-page images on the recto of each page depict Roth with many of his publications and multiples. Roth’s annotations in orange ink are found on the wrappers and the full-page illustrations.

A very good copy; the upper wrapper is a bit sunned.

❧ B. Ferran, The Smell of Ink and Soil: The Story of [Edition] Hansjörg Mayer (2017), Bibliography no. 322 (this larger version is not mentioned).

“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).

Price: $175.00

Item ID: 7221