Leiber’s Final Catalogue
Buchwerke Bookworks: Barbara Schmidt-Heins, Gabriele Schmidt-Heins.
13 double-page illus. 5 pp. of text. 4to (280 x 215 mm.), orig. plain stiff boards, spine taped as issued. San Francisco: Steven Leiber, .
Steven Leiber’s rare last catalogue, devoted to the artists’ books of the Schmidt-Heins sororal twins, with color reproductions of their work. It is modeled after the exhibition catalogue Buchwerke, Barbara Schmidt-Heins, Gabriele Schmidt-Heins, Original-Bucher 1972 bis 1976, issued by the Kunstraum München & the Institut für moderne Kunst, Nuremberg, in 1976. This catalogue offers 14 unique bookworks for sale (seven by each twin), and provides detailed descriptions of their structures and illustrations.
Born in Rellingen, the twins (b. 1949) both studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg. Their bookworks garnered praise through exhibitions in 1976 at the Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst and documenta 6 the year after.
In fine condition.
❧ Steven Leiber Catalogs (2019), pp. 215-17.
Item ID: 7914