Pierre Klossowski
Published by Libro Port, Tokyo, 1991, 1 volume in cardboard slipcase and dust jacket 168 pp. (colour & b/w ill.), 26 × 30.3 cm, Japanese
Price: €88

With a text by Jacques Henric, translated by Masashi Ogura.

Pierre Klossowski was a French writer, translator and artist. A prolific late in life artist who was internationally acclaimed for his writings and translations on Sadeian erotic expression, Klossowski is a pivotal yet underrepresented figure in the history of 20th-century art, often overshadowed by his earlier literary work and his younger brother, Balthus. Primarily working with pencil and charcoal, the laborious drawings he produced reference a variety of subjects, including Greek mythology, Sadean decadence, medieval fantasy and sexualized scenarios involving a recurring female figure, Roberte. These imagined scenes depict a perplexing and intriguing array of mature, familiar and fantastical situations involving cartoonish human figures set in fictitious landscapes that uniquely relate back to the dystopic realities he creates.

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Peter Roehr
Published by Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Frankfurt, 1991, 90 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18.5 × 24 cm, English / German
Price: €15

Despite having only a brief artistic career, spanning from 1962 to 1967, Peter Roehr left behind him a prolific oeuvre of pioneering collages, photo and sound montages and films. Roehr developed a proto-conceptual practice borrowing from pop art and minimalism. His practice was based on the principle of serial organisation and montage, focusing on the effects produced by unvaried repetition.

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Twenty Floor Drawings
Richard Tuttle
Published by Institute of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, 1991, 48 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24 × 31 cm, English / Dutch
Price: €25 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Richard Tuttle’s 1991 exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam.

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

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Walter De Maria
Published by Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, 1991, 62 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18.5 × 24 cm, English / German
Price: €15

In his sculptures, land works, and installations, Walter De Maria (1935–2013) explored the relationship between the relative and the absolute, using basic geometric components to produce sublime repetitions. By arranging forms according to mathematical sequences, he worked at the intersections of Minimalism, conceptual art, and land art—drawing attention to the limits of gallery spaces, prioritising bodily awareness, and locating the content of an artwork in the viewer.

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Willem Oorebeek
Published by Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, 1991, invitation card, 14.9 × 9.8 cm, Dutch
Price: €8 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Willem Oorebeek’s exhibition at Galeire Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, 12 January–13 February, 1991.

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

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Heimo Zobernig
Published by Generali Foundation, Vienna, 1991, 20 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 32.5 cm, English / German
Price: €20

Produced on the occasion of Heimo Zobernig’s exhibition at the Generali Foundation, Vienna, 5 September–18 October, 1991, curated by Sabine Breitwieser.

With texts by Sabine Breitwieser, Helmut Draxler and Reiner Zettl.

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