Author: unoriginalsins

Köln : Galerie Michael Werner, 1987 57 x 44cm, b/w folded exhibition poster with an image of a Byars drawing (possibly of the title text but it is hard to read). Fine. JOINT WITH 10.5 x 10cm, (approx) fragment of the original printed mailing envelope from the gallery (address has been removed but printed portion remains). Both fine....

UNIQUE LETTER ON INDIAN PAPER 21 x 18cm. Unique hand drawn letter - red ink on a gold and red piece of Indian parchment, The text in Byars’ starry hand is hard to read but seems to be Lols - which is possible as the earliest use of that acronym was in the 1980s rather than later. Fine although slight scratches on the printed gold area....

Köln : Galerie Michael Werner,1981 21 x 30cm, single sheet of black paper folded into thirds with the tiny text : "JAMES LEE BYARS” on the middle of the sheet. Announcement paper sculpture. JOINT WITH Original printed envelope (mailed) which was addressed to the gallerist Morgan Thomas Butler. Both fine....

Amsterdam: Galerie Helen van der Meij, 1981 10.5 x 15cm, 1pp. Announcement card with the title text (the artist’s name) printed in tiny type on the front of the leaflet. Mailed example hand addressed by Byars to the Dutch poet Michael Gibbs. Fine but some marks from the mailing process....

Bern : Artists Press/Temporary Travelling Press Publications # 12., 1978 21 x 15 cm red card folder (opens to 21 x 30 cm). Gold printed title. On opening a red cord can be seen to be glued into the centerfold of the folder. The total length of cord is 185 cm (the artist's height). At exactly the mid point of the cord, 3 additional cords of 92cm each are knotted onto the assembly. On one of these cords yet another cord is knotted after exactly 38 cm. Only 150 copies were made of this self-referential object multiple, each individually numbered. VG example. Scarce. ...