Namen en Adressen - Verbale, Visuele, en Luister Werken, 1973-1980 / Names and Addresses - Verbal, Visual, and Aural Works, 1973-1980. Ulises CARRIÓN.

Namen en Adressen - Verbale, Visuele, en Luister Werken, 1973-1980 / Names and Addresses - Verbal, Visual, and Aural Works, 1973-1980.

Many black & white illus. [15] leaves, printed on rectos only (except for one leaf). Small folio (295 x 210 mm.), pictorial wrappers, fastened with black plastic clasps. [From verso of the first leaf]: Amsterdam: Agora Studio, Sept. 1980.

A rare exhibition catalogue, printed in an edition of 200. Carrión (1941-89), the Mexican book artist, publisher, and bookseller, devised a retrospective of his works and communications with his collaborators, for which he investigated the use of names and addresses. Drawing on his archive of names and addresses, the artist accomplished this by “concealing the signature on each one of the reproduced, quoted letters. In the book each page is a photograph of my address archive taken from the same viewpoint — but each page bears a different title that supposedly describes a particular group of address cards. The last page of this catalogue is a reproduction of the poster which was published on the occasion of the lectures I gave at the S:t Petri Gallery…One of these lectures had as title ‘Names and Adresses [sic]: Write Clear’. It was my first attempt to present a coherent view of my interest for this theme.”

This catalogue, with the introduction in parallel Dutch and English, is fully illustrated with reproductions of Carrión’s earlier works and performances, including famous pieces such as Arguments (1973), Homage to Van Gogh (1975), and The Muxlows (1978). Materials related to this artist, his artistic practice, and his bookshop, Other Books and So, are exceedingly rare.

A near fine copy of this scarce catalogue; some sunning at the edges. WorldCat records just five examples in North America.

❧ U. Carrión, Quant aux Livres / On Books (2008), p. 210.

Price: $950.00

Item ID: 8200