Item ID: 9234 Beeld Boeken. Ulises CARRIÓN, contributor.

Beeld Boeken.

Black & white illus. 25 pp. & colophon. 4to, black printed softcover, title on spine. Amsterdam: Galerie Da Costa, 1980.

One of 500 copies, a scarce exhibition catalogue with an introduction composed by Carrión (1941-89). The catalogue provides a survey of Galerie Da Costa, a publisher of artists’ books and livres d’artistes managed by Juan J. Agius. Agius published two of Carrión’s bookworks: Verzamelde Werken (1980) and Sistemas (1983).

Carrión writes: “This catalogue illustrates the publishing activity developed by Juan Agius, from Da Costa Gallery, during the last 4 years. Such an activity takes place in a cultural context that is already familiar with the production of books by visual artists, but where it has not yet been decided what the defining characteristics of this type of work are.”

With pictures and bibliographical information on bookworks by François Righi, Adriaan Nette, Francesc Guitart, Manuel Menán, Agius, Federico Sanguineti, François Bouillon, Lia Rondelli, Ben Sleeuwenhoek, Roberto Comini, Alessandro Algardi, and Jean Zuber.

Near fine copy. Withdrawn stamp of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Library on title-page.

Price: $350.00

Item ID: 9234