Exhibition postcard: Hanne Darboven bei Konrad Fischer (22 October-15 November ).
Black & white illus. on recto, details on verso. Large pictorial postcard, mailed. Düsseldorf: Konrad Fischer, .
Invitation to Darboven’s true solo debut at Konrad Fischer’s gallery; the previous year Darboven (1941-2009) and Charlotte Posenenske (1930-85) had concurrent exhibitions at the gallery (5 December-2 January). The recto illustration reproduces one of Darboven’s drawings. On the verso there is a list of the artist’s previous exhibitions. She presented a series of drawings, five with a vertical orientation and five horizontal. One of Fischer’s most important and early clients, the Dutch collector couple Martin and Mia Visser likely purchased two of the drawings from this show, according to Sophie Richard’s Unconcealed (p. 314).
“Through [Kasper König], [Darboven] got in touch with Konrad Fischer. After showing Carl Andre’s work, Fischer wanted his second exhibition to be with Darboven’s Konstruktionen in December 1967. This would have been her first solo exhibition, but to Darboven’s and König’s great consternation, shortly before the exhibition, Fischer decided to combine her drawings with serial sculptures by Charlotte Posenenske…On Konrad Fischer’s initiative, Hanne Darboven also had her first museum exhibition in Mönchengladbach in 1969…”–Cloud & Crystal: The Dorothee and Konrad Fischer Collection (2016 exhib. booklet), p. 30.
A fine copy. Mailed to J. Petersen of Berlin.
❧ D. Fischer, ed., Ausstellungen bei Konrad Fischer: Düsseldorf Oktober 1967-Oktober 1992 (Edition Marzona: 1993) 12 (pictured).
B. Tonini, ed., Artists’ Invitations 1965-1985 (2019) 267.
Item ID: 8598