Two long folding plates with black & white illus. printed on both sides.  pp. 12mo, stiff brown paper boards, spine exposed as issued. Berlin: 1964.
The very scarce and important catalogue for the first exhibition at Galerie René Block. It took place just one month after Block founded his gallery at Frobenstraße 18 in Berlin. At the time, Konrad Lueg (i.e., Fischer), Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter were fresh faces to the art world, and Block’s inclusion and representation of them were instrumental in propelling their careers.
The catalogue opens with a text by La Monte Young, entitled “Piano Piece for Terry Riley” and dated “2:10 AM November 8, 1960,” which is printed on yellow paper. The following four text leaves provide biographies for the artists. The catalogue reproduces works by each of the artists on the two long folding plates. These illustrations provide valuable documentation of the artists’ earliest works. The lower board of the catalogue announces a Beuys show to take place from November to December of the same year.
In fine condition. We locate copies at the following institutions: Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Museum of Modern Art (NY), Princeton, and Clark Art Institute.
❧ M. Babias, B. Eusterschulte, & S. Rollig, eds., René Block, Ich kenne kein Weekend. Ausstellungsprojekte, Texte und Dokumente seit 1964 (2015), pp. 58-59 (pictured) & 458.
Item ID: 8107