Thursday, April 27, 2017

Simon Cutts Piano Stool Footnotes

Simon Cutts
Piano Stool Footnotes
Winston-Salem, USA: The Jargon Society, 1982
224 pp., 15.4 x 13 cm., softcover
Edition of 1000 [fifty of which are signed and numbered]

Cutts' first collection of concrete poetry for The Jargon Society, the independent press founded by poet Jonathan Williams, which has been called "a paradoxical fusion of fine printing and samizdat diffusion."

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Keith Haring | Bi-Box [Condom Case]

Keith Haring
Bi-Box [Condom Case]
New York City, USA: The Pop Shop, 1987
2.5 x 3 x 0.25"
Edition size unknown

Produced by Haring as part of the "AIDS: Don't Die of Ignorance" educational campaign, this plastic condom box with belt-clip features an image of Haring's three-eye smiling face from 1984. It holds a single condom.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Thing Quarterly, RIP

First Parkett earlier this year, and now The Thing Quarterly has decided to cease publishing. The next project, by Dave Muller, will be the 34th and final issue. Originally intended as a one-year experiment, The Thing Quarterly will celebrate it's tenth anniversary in June.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Lucio Fontana | Concetto spaziale

Lucio Fontana
Concetto spaziale
Milan, Italy: Achille Mauri Editore, 1968
30 × 30 cm
Edition size unknown

Printed cardboard box housing a book with texts by Giorgio Colombo and photography by Ugo Mulas, and a thermoformed plastic multiple.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Enrico Castellani | Estroflessione

Enrico Castellani
Milan, Italy: Achille Mauri Editore, 1968
30 x 30 cm.
Edition of 1000

Estroflessione (which translates to Extroversion in English) is an early catalogue on the work of the Italian artist who Donald Judd viewed as "the father of minimalism", accompanied by a thermoformed plastic multiple. It's estimate value is between six and seven thousand dollars.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Geiger 3


[Maurizio Spatola, editor]
Geiger 3
Torino, Italy: Edizioni Geiger, 1970
[unpaginated], 25 x 23 cm., softcover
Edition of 300 numbered copies

An anthology of visual poetry, concrete art, and theoretical text/objects by 40 artists curated by Mauricio Spatola. Includes signed pieces by Jochen Gerz, Luigi Ferro, Jean-Claude Moineau and Christian Frougny, Franci Zagorichik, F. Tiziano, Gianni Bertini, Arrigo Lora-Totino, Timm Ulrichs, Sandro de-Alexandris, Matjaz Hanzek, Tomaz Kralj, Ketty La Rocca, Michelle Perfetti, Giulia Niccolai, Adriano Spatola, Achille Bonito Oliva, Francesco Guerreieri, Julien Blaine, Jiri Valoch, Lia Drei, J.F. Bory, Robert Joseph, Massimo Pellegrini, Maurizio Nannucci (eve, above), Marina Apollonio, Marko Pogacnik, Franco Vaccari, Girogio Nelva, Maurizio Spatola, William Xerra, Fernando Millan, Sebastiano Vassalli and Giorgio Fonio, Herman Damen, Rinaldo Nuzzolese, Mario Torchio, Hans Clavin, Valerio Miroglio, and Sandro Beltramo.