November 1993

Koln: Buchnadlung Konig, 1993
21 x 4.5cm, 2pp bookmark which also reproduces on the front 3 post-war adverts for "lost" children who is seeking family members. Boltanski requests that anyone who recognises him or her self should please get in touch. This is to promote the related artist's book of the same title. VG+

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Koln: Museum Ludwig, 1993
21 x 15cm, 2pp announcement leaflet which also reproduces on the front a post-war advert for a "lost" child who is seeking family members. Boltanski requests that anyone who recognises him or her self should please get in touch. This is one of a number of such leaflets released at the time of the exhibition and the related artist's book of the same title. VG+

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Köln: Museums Ludwig, 1993>BR> 30 x 21cm, 4pp gallery handout with cover reproduction of one of the post-war advert for the families of orphaned children and inside (along with a text in German by Gerard A. Goodrow) a reproduction of the original poster from the 1940s that Boltanski used to create his works. Three b/w images of the museum.

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Koln: Museum Ludwig, 1994
84.3 x 59.5cm, b/w lithographic offset exhibition poster with an appropriated image of a post-war advertisement for a boy who had been separated from this family and appealing for anyone to adopt him. VG+.

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Munich: Gina Kehayoff Verlag, 1994 24 x 14,5 cm, 88pp. card covers. Artist's book. Facsimiles of portraits of orphans published by the Red Cross in Germany after the war and distributed throughout Germany in order to find those portrayed any relatives that may have survived the war. The artist writes in a foreword that " we also we seek our parents". This copy is one of 77 hand numbered copies which has an original re-photographed advert from the original red cross poster which is signed and numbered in blue ink on the back also. Fine....

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1993
17.5 x 14.5cm, 4pp light green outer folder with printed title. Internally a 17.5 x 14.5cm, 4pp sheet with two concrete poems left and right
The left poem repeats the word oval as a central spine to the work with the words leaf blue song pink foal grey on both sides with the letters emboldened to create a rough oval of the letters (see photograph). The right hand poem has the same physical structure but the words leaf blue song pink foal grey become the central spine of the design and the word oval is repeated above, below and on both sides.
This is one of a series of works which the Wild Hawthorn Press denoted as "Poems in folders". VG+.

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Glasgow: Fuse Project, 1993
15.5 x 11 x 1cm, printed colour folder content of 40 different artist designed cards by those Glaswegian artists who had studios in the Fuse Project building in Bridgeton. The artists includes some very famous names - Martin Boyce, Douglas Gordon, Emma Kay, Ross Sinclair, Simon Starling and Monk. Each card was different but Monk has a self-portrait made up as Gene Simmons from Kiss in full make-up. A very early work by the artist. One additional card with background to the project. The cards are all in VG+ condition but the printed folder is a bit worn and aged. Rare.

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Koln: Museum Ludwig, 1993
21 x 15cm, 2pp announcement leaflet which also reproduces on the front a post-war advert for a "lost" child who is seeking family members. Boltanski requests that anyone who recognises him or her self should please get in touch. This is one of a number of such leaflets released at the time of the exhibition and the related artist's book of the same title. VG+

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Lenbachhaus: Stadtische Galerie, 1993
11 x 10.4cm, 40pp plus printed brown boards. Artist's book with drawings of wild flowers by Gary Hincks with their common name alongs side their scientific classification. A single text at the end of the book states:
Das Wort aus Stein: Wildflower. (Trans. The word of stone: WIldflower).
which may refer to the strength of such flowers (oft called weeds) in surviving.
JOINT WITH: 11 x 10.4cm, 12pp accordion folded insert. A textual commentary by Patrick Eyres.
Both one of 750 examples printed on the occasion of a German exhibition in Lenbachhaus. VG+.

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