Newborn Sherrie Levine

Published by Tankosha, Tokyo, 1995, 55 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.2 × 26 cm, Japanese / Englis

Price: €38

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Sherrie Levine’s Newborn at Galerie Deux, Tokyo, December 1, 1995-March 16, 1996.

Continuing the artist’s interest in challenging modernist assumptions about originality and authenticity, this piece comprised recreations of Constantin Brancusi’s marble sculpture Newborn (1915) in glass placed on top of nine black baby grand pianos.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

#1995 #constantinbrancusi #sherrielevine
Retrospective Peter Voulkos

Published by Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo & the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 1995, 159 pages in cardboard slipcase (colour & b/w ill.), 17.8 × 26.3 cm, Japanese / English

Price: €44

Produced on the occasion of Peter Voulkos’ exhibition at Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo 2 January – February 20, 1995 and the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 28 February – April 2, 1995.

Peter Voulkos was known for his abstract expressionist ceramic sculptures, which crossed the traditional divide between ceramic crafts and fine art. Between 1954 and 1959, he headed the ceramics department at the Otis College of Art and Design. Otis clay, as the legendary work produced by Voulkos, John Mason, Michael Frimkess, Henry Takemoto and several others came to be called, represented the first artistic movement in Los Angeles to generate sustained national enthusiasm and influenced a younger generation of West Coast ceramicists.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

#1995 #ceramics #petervoulkos #westcoastceramics
Report: EA-Generali Foundation Andrea Fraser

Published by Generali Foundation, Vienna, 1995, 104 pages (b/w ill.), 21.2 × 30.5 cm, English

Price: €14

Texts by Andrea Fraser and interviews with Board of Governors and Directors, Art Advisory Board and staff members of the Generali Foundation as well as the Staff Council Representatives of Generali insurances, postscript by Sabine Breitwieser.

#1995 #andreafraser #sabinebreitwieser
Henri Michaux – Nemours Aurélie – Frac de Bourgogne

Published by Centre d'art de Tanlay, Yonne, 1995, 144 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 26 × 26 cm, French

Price: €55

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Henri Michaux, Nemours Aurélie – Frac de Bourgogne at the Château de Tanlay, Yonne, 20 May – 1 October, 1995.

Henri Michaux was a Belgian-born French author and painter best known for the work he produced while hallucinating on mescaline.

Aurélie Nemours was a French painter who made abstract geometrical paintings and was highly influenced by De Stijl, or neoplasticism.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership

#1995 #henrimichaux
The Sea As A Craftsman Bruno Munari

Published by Corraini Edizioni, Milan, 1995/2018, 56 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 12 × 16 cm, English

Price: €15 (Temporarily out of stock)

“You throw something into the sea, and the sea (after an unspecific and indeterminable amount of time) hands it back to you carved, finished, smoothed, shiny or polished according to the material and wet too because that way colours are brighter”. Reflections on the sea as creator of ‘useless’ design objects.

Bruno Munari (October 24, 1907 in Milan – September 30, 1998 in Milan) was an Italian artist, designer, and inventor who contributed fundamentals to many fields of visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphic design) in modernism, futurism, and concrete art, and in non-visual arts (literature, poetry) with his research on games, didactic method, movement, tactile learning, kinesthetic learning, and creativity.

#1995 #2018 #brunomunari
Market Group Material

Published by Kunstverein München, München, 1995, 38 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.8 × 19.5 cm, English / German

Price: €20

Produced on the occasion of Group Material – Market at Kunstverein München, May 6 – June 18, 1995. From the early 1980s, Group Material worked on complex social and cultural issues: in 1988, for example, they developed a four-part project on today’s understanding of democracy, followed by a so-called AIDS timeline. For Kunstverein München they developed a new project about consumption. The space was modelled after a shopping mall and contained products of the commodity world, which were collected by Group Material and commented on in the exhibition.

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