1999/2000
Francis Picabia
Published by APT International, Tokyo, 1999, Two volumes in cardboard slipcase, 225 pp. & 120 pp. (colour & b/w ill.), 18 × 25 cm, English / French / Japanese
Price: €105

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Francis Picabia, which travelled to Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, 12 August–7 September, 1999; Iwaki City Art Museum, Fukushima, 17 October–14 November 1999; Kintetsu Art Museum, Osaka, 26 January–9 February, 2000.

Francis Picabia was a French avant-garde painter, writer, filmmaker, magazine publisher, poet, and typographist. He was one of the early major figures of the Dada movement in the United States and in France and was later briefly associated with Surrealism, but would soon turn his back on the art establishment.

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

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Yayoi Kusama New York/Tokyo
Published by Tankosha, Kyoto, 1999, 2 volumes in cardboard slipcase, 194 & 150 pp. (colour & b/w ill.), 29.5 × 21.5 cm, Japanese
Price: €65

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Yayoi Kusama New York/Tokyo held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in 1999. This two-volume collection (Love Forever Yayoi Kusama 1958-1968 & In Full Bloom Yayoi Kusama Years in Japan) contains paintings, photo collages, and sculptures created in both New York and Tokyo over the artist’s career.

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

#1999 #japaneseavantgarde #yayoikusama
Middelheim
Jef Geys
Published by Openluchtmuseum Voor Beeldhouwkunst Middelheim, Antwerp, 1999, 110 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 11 × 18 cm, Dutch
Price: €80 (Out of stock)
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Ein Jahrhundert
Hanne Darboven
Published by Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, 1999, 67 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18.5 × 24 cm, German / English
Price: €9

This catalogue documents Hanne Darboven’s complex and radical paperwork Ein Jahrhundert: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe gewidmet, 1971–1982.

#1999 #hannedarboven
Multiple Clothing
Stephen Willats
Published by Oktagon-Verlagsgesellschaft-MbH, Köln, 1999, 64 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 15.5 × 20.5 cm, English
Price: €110

Since the early 1960s, Stephen Willats has devoted himself to the dialogue between the artwork and the viewer.

His models from the series Multiple Clothing are specially made mix-and-match PVC garments. Each design is produced as an assemblage of clothing sections that contain either singe words, or a range of letters. These can be built up within the framework of each design, indicating the state of mind of the wearer.

This artist’s book contains diagrams, drawings and photographs of the work alongside comment and text written by Willats himself.

A video about the project can be found here.

#1999 #fashion #stephenwillats