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CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

12 x 1. 1975.

Bruxelles: Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, 1975 30 x 21.5cm, 30pp plus card covers. Exhibition catalogue for a group show with the participation of Ben, Buren, Erro, Filliou, Pfeuger, Le Gac, Monory and others as well as Boltanski. Texts in German and French. Strangely the essays have reproduced works by non-exhibiting artists and none by the actual 12 artists. VG+.
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Bruxelles: Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, 1975
Four, 30 x 21cm, 1pp - the textual only gallery handout for the exhibition.

WORDS WORDS. 1979.

Bochum: Museum Bochum, 1979
26.4 x 21cm, 52pp plus card covers. Exhibition catalogue for a group show initially at the Museum Bochum, Germany, and later at the Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy. The artists include Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Agnetti, Anselmo, Antin, Arakawa, Baldassari, Bill Beckley, Boetti, Burgin, Ian Burn, Calzolari, Carpi, Chia, Chiari, Fulton, Gerz, Huebler, Kaprow, Kawara, Kosuth, Le Gac, Levine, Mario Merz, Annette Messager, Robert Morris, Nauman, Nonas, Oppenheim, Paolini, Pozzi, Salvo, Venet and Weiner. Each is given a section in the book with one b/w image.
Boltanski's contribution is a series of five photographs "Le Recit du Pere" from 1976. All are reproduced along with a short text in German and italian.
Some foxing to the inside wrappers else VG.

COMPOSITIONS. 1981.

Paris: ARC/Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris,1981
21 x 19.5cm, 48pp plus card covers. Exhibition catalogue for a major show of posed photographs by the artist (mostly colour) where models and brightly coloured objects (such as toys, pencils and drawing tools) are arranged to create highly saturated multiple images shown against black backgrounds. Essay by Dominique Viéville and an interview between Boltanksi and Suzanne Pagé (both in French).
This period of work broke temporarily with the artist's previous practice using found or restaged photographs and now utilised his greater technological ability to create much larger works in such formats.
VG+.

BOLTANSKI BOLTANSKI BOLTANSKI. 1984.

Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1984
27 x 23.5cm, 124pp. Original pictorial card covers. Monograph and exhibition catalogue for the first major retrospective of Boltanski's work in the Centre Georges Pompidou. Profusely illustrated in colour and b/w with various essays by Bernard Blistene, Serge Lemoine and others and an interview with the artist. VG+.

CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI. PEINDRE PHOTOGRAPHER. 1986.

Nice: Galerie des Ponchettes, 1986
28 x 21.7cm, 36pp plus card covers and dustjacket. Exhibition catalogue for an exhibition of shadow works (Les Ombres), Les Silhouettes (images of cheaply made cardboard dolls), and the comic performance works (Les Theatres). Images of works in b/w and colour. Essays in French by Jacques Ohhayon and Fumi Yosano. VG+.

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