Out of print: An archive as artistic concept
Out of print: An archive as artistic concept

Out of print: An archive as artistic concept

Bremen: Neues Museum Weserburg, 2001. Large softcover 4to in stiff gray card stock wrappers printed in red, with pages printed in black and white. Housed in a dust jacket printed in black and red. 255 pp. A near fine example of the book showing only trace amounts of age toning to pages and bumps to corners. Dust jacket also near fine with light wear along top and bottom margins.

A catalogue in the form of an artists’ book based on Schraenen’s ‘Archive for Small Press & Communication’ collection, featuring a sampling of art, writings, concrete, visual, and sound poetry from over twenty-five countries. The archive was founded 1974 in Antwerp, Belgium with a focus on art from 1960–1980, but also dating back to the 1920s. The goal was to preserve material that had long been overlooked by the traditional art world. In here are reproduced fragments from some of the most well-known publications and artists in the field, including Hansjörg Mayer, Maurice Lemaître, Michael Gibbs, Wolf Vostell, Henri Chopin, Mirtha Dermisache, Joseph Beuys, Ben Vautier, Sol Lewitt, Carl Andre, J. H. Kocman, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, and several others. A rich, expansive, and visual journey which underpins the timelessness of this material. Item #591

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