December 2007

Glasgow: Wax366, 2008
16 x 10cm, 6pp . Artist's postcard issued as a New Year gift to friends and colleagues - there are six visual poems in different colours all based around vertical or horizontal lines. Signed "best David" on the back cover. VG+. Scarce. JOINT: Hand addressed mailing envelope from Bellingham....

Paris (Malakoff): Maison des Arts - Centre d'art contemporain de Malakoff, 2007
21 x 15cm, a book consisting of ten images of colour images faces that have been cut into three sections each and spine bound (plus front and back covers). The splitting allows the viewer to recombine the 30 sections to create new combinations of faces. Boltanski has used this format (found in children's books more commonly) in other works including CHANCE at the Biennale of Venice. Malakoff is the area of Paris where the artist was born and also now lives.
Book was issued during the exhibition of the same title also in Malakoff. VG+ condition and surprisingly hard to find.

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n.p. (Paris/Berlin?): s.p., n.d. (c. 2007)
84 x 60cm, two colour poster print with a full sheet image of Monk alongside a parody/homage by Monk of Jeff Koon's highly polished rabbit sculpture - however in Monk's version it looks deflated. Alongside this featureless work Monk has deleted his own face with an overprinted circle of colour (which references other works by the artist using a single large point). This is an signed example from a unstated limited edition. Fine.
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San Francisco: RITE Editions, 2007
18.5 x18.5cm, 6pp (4pp plus 2pp insert). Announcement card for the artist's limited edition LP record that each plays the sound of its own making - hence each LP is unique. The insert here shows an image of one of the records. The card essentially copies the edition packaging with the exception that no record is included. VG+.

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Paris, Éditions 591, 2007
22 x 17cm, 128pp plus covers. The extensive and best to date catalogue raisonne of Boltanski's artist's books from 1969 to 2007.. Illustrated in b/w throughout. One of 500 with the text in English (there were also 500 in French).
This example is one of a small number of copies which are signed by Christian Boltanski on the title page. VG+.
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Glasgow: Greater Easterhouse Arts Company, 2007 25.5 x 20cm, 48pp plus wrappers and printed dust jacket. Afrtist's book of concerete poetry with the dominant form being a word where the first letter is detached and placed on the line above (such as if a return had been entered on a typewritter after it) and below the rest of the word. This allows a variety of interesting visual poems to be made. Illustrated throughout in colour by Bellingham's photographs. This example is unusually signed on the inner back dustjacket by the artist. Vg+. ...