Budapest: Artpool, 1980. First edition of 300. 4to two-panel stiff brown card stock folder silk screened in dark brown with additional rubber stamps in black at back cover. Contents include fifty-three unbound sheets, most of which are A4 in size, printed on various paper types in various methods, including Xerox, silk screen, offset, and rubber stamping. Approximately twenty-seven works signed and numbered by individual artists.
The very first Hungarian unbound assembling publication edited by György Galántai at Artpool which he co-founded with Júlia Klaniczay in Budapest in 1979. As a couple they made Artpool the ‘Experimental Art Archive of East-Central Europe,’ connecting artists from the rest of the world to Hungary, which at the time was under influence of the Soviet Union.
Fifty-three sheets in total, mostly focusing on Eastern European artists, showcasing a wide array of multiples in the fields of conceptual art, performance art, stamp art, and visual and concrete poetry. With contributions by artists from the international network and guest artists from the Savaria Museum. From West Germany: Ra Anubis, Carl Camu, Sera Fin, from Great Britain: John Furnival, from Holland: Piet Franzen, from Hungary: Anikó Bajkó, Mihály Balázsovics, Bán András, Viktor Benkö, László Deák, Mária Doromby, Miklós Erdély, Éva Fáy, György Fazekas, Péter Fitz, György Galántai, Lujsa Gecser, Judit Gink, Kati Gulyás, Aranka Hübner, Csilla Kelecsényi, Károly Kelemen, György Kemény, Gergely Kiss-Kovács, Zoltán Lábas, Péter Legéndy, András Lengyel, Lóránt Méhes, László Nagyváry, Lászlo Herczeg, István Nyari, Attila Pácser, Gyula Pauer, Jánow Sugár, Margit Szilvitzky, István Szirányi, Zsuzsa Szenes, Ágnes Szép, Árpád F. Toth, Mária Varga, Ferenc Veszely, from Italy: Vittore Baroni, G. A. Cavellini, Nicola Frangione, Gíno Gini, Marco Pachetti, Claudio di Scalzo, Piero Simoni, from Romania: Ana Lupas, from Poland: Andrzej Wielgosz, from Switzerland: Anna Moor, from USA: Gonzola, from Yugoslavia: Bálint Szombathy, and from Belgium: Marc van Hoe. A few contributions of note include a sheet of paper with a thin red thread vertically machine-sewn down the middle by Árpád F. Toth, two rubber stamped sheets of paper stapled at left margin, with a top vellum sheet rubber stamped with the words ‘VEIL OF MIST,’ and bottom sheet on opaque paper rubber stamped with the words ‘SNOW-COVER’ by György Galántai, a strip of magnetic audio tape stapled onto a sheet of paper by Zoltán Lábas, a two-sided sheet of ‘John Furnival as the Minotaur’ portraits signed by the artist, and a concrete poem silk screened in black on thick white paper by László Nagyváry. Perneczky’s anthology calls for fifty-four sheets, but other examples we’ve seen are claimed complete with fifty-two sheets. This example with fifty-three. Scarce.
Folder with trace amounts of rubbing, bumps to corners, including a faint tidemark at lower middle back cover. Else very good or better. Contents with a few handling creases, bumps to corners on a few of the contributions printed on thinner paper, and one taped in item which has unattached from its sheet. Else near fine.
Ref. Perneczky, Géza, ed.: ‘ASSEMBLING MAGAZINES 1969–2000.’ Budapest, Árnyékkötök Foundation, 2007, pp. 197. Item #974
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