March 1973

Heidelberg: Edition Staeck, 1973
10.5 x 14.5cm, 2pp. Artist designed postcard issued as Series D, Nr 1 with the reproduced title text "Gib mir Honig" on the front which translates into “Give me honey”. This example is signed by Beuys in pencil on the front and rubber stamped with a FIU impression in blue, verso standard postcard design. VG+. Ref: Schellmann P 9.

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NYC/Koln: Avalanche Magazine/Kolnischer Kunstverein, 1973
15 x 10.5cm, 4pp. A subscription card for the WIlloughby Sharpe and Liza Bear conceptual art magazine which displays the cover of the first number on the front which features a portrait of Joseph Beuys. Internally the first 8 magazines are show with short contents - all in German which is a little surprising given the magazine was in English and published in the USA but the card also notes an exhibition of the magazines in the Kolnischer Kunstverein. VG+.

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Beckett, Samuel NOT I London: Faber & Faber, 1973 19.5 x 12cm, 16pp plus original wrappers. First edition of this printing of the famous solo play where an isolated mouth tells a rambling tale of a life from the point of death backwards. Byars has appropriated this important book as he often did with publications he deemed important or, in some way, conceptual and has written in pencil "J. LOVES J." on the first blank page in his starry letting. He then sent the book to James Butler - his close friend and gallerist. The text means "James Loves James". A unique work with amazing association....

London: Studio International Ltd, 1973
30.5 x 24.5cm, 160pp plus card covers. Single number of the long running and very important art journal - to which Boltanski has added a page work (taken from the book of the same title) of a child making a paper airplane. Offered as part of a section on contemporary French art. Some wear to spine and glue beginning to weaken after nearly 50 years. Else VG.

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Karlsruhe: Galerie Grafikmeyer, 1973 12.07 x 20.6cm, 1pp letterpress printed black on light brown thick cardboard. A printed limited edition multiple in card format by Beuys created after his dismissal as a lecturer at the Dusseldorf Akadamie for protesting. and shows the artist's Only 300 such signed copies after 50 artist's proofs were released. VG+. Schellmann nr 69. VG+. ...

Woodstock, NY: National Shakespeare Company Experimental Art Center, n.d. (1973) 35.4 x 25.5cm, 1pp poster printed black on yellow for a three-day festival including work by over 15 artists; Jud Yalkut being one of them. Folded horizontally for storage else VG. ...

Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1973
21 x 13cm, 8pp - a sheet of white tissue paper folded once lengthwise, printed with text and drawings by an uncredited artist inserted in slightly larger blue sheet similarly folded. An ephemeral artist's book where butterflies are likened to Japanese aircraft suicide bombers and cherry blossom to other fighter craft. VG+. Scarce.

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