artists’ books – multiples

Josef Beuys
Germany 1921-1986

holzpostkarte (1974 ongoing)
Multiple in shape of a postcard. Silkscreen on pine wood.
10.5×14.7×1.0 cm Edition of 2000.
Edition Staek.

Ref:
Klüser, Bernd, Schellmann, J, 6th edition 1985, Joseph Beuys Multiples, Catalogue Raisonné of Multiples and Prints1965-1985, Editions Schellmann, Munich and New York. no. 99 (illustrated).
Schellmann, Jörg (ed.) 1997, Joseph Beuys : The Multiples, Catalogue Raisonné of Multiples and Prints, Edition Schellmann, Munich, New York. no. 104, p. 133 (illustrated).

Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions

Josef Beuys
Germany 1921-1986

filzpostkarte (1985)
Postcard multiple on felt. 10.5 x14.7 x 0.9cm
Silkscreen on felt. Edition: unlimited, unsigned, unnumbered.
Edition Staek.

Ref:
Bury, S 1995, Artists’ Books The Book as a Work of Art. 1963-1995, Scolar Press, Aldershot. p. 174 (illustrated).
Schellmann, Jörg (ed) 1997, Joseph Beuys : The Multiples, Catalogue Raisonné of Multiples and Prints, Edition Schellmann, Munich, New York. no. 539, p. 396.
Stanhope, Zara, 1997, Multiplication: the multiple object in art, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne. pp. 5-6, p. 18.

Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions

Josef Beuys
Germany 1921-1986

Noiseless Blackboard Eraser (1974)
Felt blackboard eraser, yellow label. Felt and wooden multiple. Signed by Beuys in felt pen in Sutterlin (prewar German) script; numbered in felt pen by another hand. 5 x 20.2 x 2.5 cm.
Edition of 550, plus 6 hors commerce. Beuys had the idea for this edition at a political lecture he held during his first trip to the United States. When collectors wanted to purchase a blackboard he had drawn and written on, Beuys had it erased with this type of blackboard eraser. Edition 91/550.
Robert Feldman Fine Arts, New York.

Ref:
Klüser, Bernd, Schellmann, J, 6th edition 1985, Joseph Beuys Multiples, Catalogue Raisonné of Multiples and Prints1965-1985, Editions Schellmann, Munich and New York. no. 93.
Schellmann, Jörg (ed) 1997, Joseph Beuys : The Multiples, Catalogue Raisonné of Multiples and Prints, Edition Schellmann, Munich, New York. no. 101, p. 132.
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions

Dan Graham
1942 USA

One (1996)
A multiple for almost everyone familiar with the numbers game.
16 squares plus one open spot on a plastic board. One maneuvres squares by using the empty space until the game is solved. Not necessary with Dan Graham’s game There is only one outcome. 7.5 x 9.0 cm.
Yves Gavaert Editeur, Brussles.

Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions

Jenny Holzer
1950 USA

Wooden postcards – Multiples (date unknown)

Eight wooden postcards from set of 14 with ‘Truisms’ from Holzer’s Turisms series (1977-1979) and Survival Series (1983-1985). Text is screenprinted in red onto the wood. The reverse is standard post card text also screenprinted in red with space for stamp. 9 x 14 cm.

-Murder has its sexual side
-Fathers Often Use too much Force
-Torture is Barbaric
-Private Property Created Crime
-Abuse of Power Comes as no Surprise
-Money Creates Taste
-Expiring for Love is Beautiful but Stupid
-Lack of Charisma Can Be Fatal

Fotofolio/Artpost

Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + edition

Jenny Holzer
1950 USA

Truism and Survival Rubber Stamps (1991)
A multiple of Holzer’s ‘Truisms’, which take advantage of the traditional rubber stamp format. Packaged in brown box on a bed of shredded tissue. The stamps have a natural wood base, with each “Truism” printed on top in black ink.
The Truisms:
– Any Surplus is Immoral
– Confusing Yourself is A Way to Stay Honest
– Money Creates Taste
– Much Was Decided Before You Were Born
– Words Tend To Be Inadequate
– Lack of Charisma Can Be Fatal
6 rubber stamps (2.5 x 10.2 x 2.5cm) and an ink pad in box (10 x 15 x 10cm).
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Ref:
Stanhope, Zara 1991, Multiplication: the multiple object in art, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne. pp. 3, 10, 20.

Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + edition

Robert Jacks
Australia 1943-2014

Robert Jacks ‘Stamped’ Envelope (2001)
An original artwork by Robert Jacks – an envelope with four unused Australian postage stamps – reproduction of Jacks’ painting ‘Cord Long Drawn, Expectant’ from 1985 accompanied by a ‘cancelled’ Jacks rubber stamp and dedication ‘To Noreen Grahame From Robert Jacks’. Reference Robert Jacks rubber stamps books.
Robert Jacks.

Ref:
Douglas Stewart Fine Books, January 2010, Robert Jacks, Douglas Steward Fine Books, Melbourne. Item 72 illustrated

Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions

Colin Sackett
United Kingdom

Double-Check (2006)

Card, printed on both sides, A to B – A to B, A- to B shows left hand holding measuring rule. 9.9 x 9.3 cm and A to B shows right hand hold measuring rule. inkjet in clear bag with title card. Edition unknown.
Collin Sackett.

Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions

Richard Tipping
1949Australia

1c Life in New York (1996)
A multiple containing an oversize 1¢ piece and published by the New York Gallery Ubu to advertise the exhibition ‘The Box from Duchamp to Horn’ is altered by the artist by retitling it as ‘1¢ Life in NY’ thus creating a new publication. 9.0 x 9.0 x 3.0 cm. Signed, dated ‘97 and numbered verso on box.
UBU Gallery, N.Y.

Ref:
Barkley, Glenn 2007, Multiplicity : prints and multiples from the collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art and the University of Wollongong, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. p. 33 (illustrated).

Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions

Richard Tuttle
1941 USA

Open Carefully (2000)
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Two With Any To. Designed, assembled and painted by the artist. This object blurs the boundary between the book, the catalogue and the multiple. It consists of a hand painted plastic container which is suggestive of a clam shell shape. There are two compartments within this oval: one holds five painted stones; the other contains a small booklet of thumbnail images of recent sculptures. Is completed by a fan made out of five printed paper strands, that connect the booklet to the outside of the container. Edition of 1000 signed and numbered on multiple. Edition # 541/k.
SPerone Westwater Gallery, New York.

Ref:
Fernández-Cid, M & Schwarz, D 2002, Richard Tuttle : Fields of Stars : A Book on the Books, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela. p. 147, (illus.) p. 107.

Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions