Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Erik Dietmann | Quelques mètres et centimètres de sparadrap : a short story

Erik Dietmann
Quelques mètres et centimètres de sparadrap : a short story
Sweden, Self-published, 1963
17 x 11 x 2 cm.
Edition of 200 signed, numbered and dated copies

A series of 200 books (each unique) completely wrapped with sparadrap/plaster.

Chantal Akerman, RIP

Chantal Akerman died yesterday in Paris, at the age of 65. Read the New York Times obituary, here

Monday, October 5, 2015

Lil Picard | Burned Bow Tie

Lil Picard
Burned Bow Tie
New York City, USA: The Letter Edged in Black Press, 1968
14.5 x 5.5 cm
Edition of 2000

A cloth bow tie, each individually burned by hand, in a plastic bag. Produced for SMS #4.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Tumblr: Fluxus

Last week on tumblr: bookshelves, this week: Fluxus boxes (opened and closed).


Saturday, October 3, 2015

André Thomkins | Dogmat Mot

André Thomkins
Dogmat Mot
Cologne, Germany: Edition Mat Mot & Galerie der Spiegel, 1965
28 x 28 x 3.8 cm (closed box)
Edition of 111 signed copies

A polyglot text-generatoring 'machine' which allows the user to produce "mobile dogmas" consisting of ten hexagonal cards, each with 12 words that are common in German, English and French (there are 48 German-French, 60 German-English and 12 German-French-English words). The hexagons pivot on a plane and form phrases in three directions on the hexagonal roof. They can also be arranged differently on the ten slots, further increasing the possibilities.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Jean-Noël Herlin bookshop

J.N. Herlin, Inc., an antiquarian bookshop specializing in primary sources and documentary material in 20th-century and contemporary art history, was founded by Jean-Noël Herlin in 1970. It closed in 1987 but now resumes its operations online.

A few samples images (Carolee Schneemann, Fluxus, John Giorno) are picture above. Items will added to the site on an ongoing basis.

Visit the site here:


or write them at jeannoelherlinarchiveproject@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Doulas Gordon and Jonathan Monk
Happy Hour
Berlin, Germany: Little & Large Editions, 2003
17 x 134.9 cm
Edition of 24

Neon signs in various colours, in an edition of 24, one for each day.

Gordon and Monk are old friends and often exhibit together. The pair often bartend together at the openings for these collaborative exhibitions.