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Koln: Galerie Holtmann, 1980
26 x 21cm, 2pp announcement card for a gallery exhibition with one watercolour reproduced on the cover and internally a b/w reproduction of "Beuys by Warhol". This card is signed in red ink on the front of the card. VG+.


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Paris: Art Press, 1988
21 x 21cm, 80pp plus card covers. one of he first monographs on the range of work by Boltanski 15 full colour full page images of works and a text in French by Didier Semin illustrated in b/w. Bibliography. VG+.

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3,5 x 1.7cm, gold-coloured metal fishing hook - a gift from the artist to the collector and art historian Marianne Büchler. We estimate this work to have been made around 1980. The gold colour was often used by Byars to symbolise perfection and beauty. The metaphor of a fishing hook can only be guessed at....

6 x 4.5cm, hand-made paper envelope which has been painted gold (possibly using spray paint) and is content of five different small cards (each 5.6 x 4.2cm) which have also been spray-painted gold. Under the gold it appears there are five scenes of alpine houses and landscapes which are only visible because the gold has never dried and comes off with any disturbance or handling. A curious small unique work by Byars which was a gift from him to the collector and art historian Marianne Büchler. We estimate this work to have been made around 1980. Fragile and very unusual. ...

6 x 4.5 x 3.5cm (approx) found stone upon which Byars has written "KOWALSKI 1969 - 1972" in black ink. Piotr Kowalksi was an artist friend of Byars (And who owned several works by the latter) and this appears to be a homage to the former, although we do not know the meaning of the dates chosen other than it appears Byars first met Kowalski in 1969 at the studio of Sara Holt and both Byars and Kowalksi had shows at the Kunsthalle Bern. A small unique work owned by the Swiss collector and art historian Marianne Büchler. We estimate the date of origin of this work as c. 1980....