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CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI

OBJECT MULTIPLES

DIESE KINDER SUCHEN IHRE ELTERN. 1993. BOOKMARK.

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+

DISPERSAL. 1995. PLASTIC BAG.

London: Serpentine Gallery, 1995
46 x 41cm, printed plastic carrier bag. The first of a series of TAKE ME I'M YOURS exhibitions where the artworks could be taken away by visitors. Boltanski often created "Dispersions" - piles of second hand clothing that anyone was welcome to put into the specially printed bags (of which this is one example) and take home. Theoretically an unlimited edition but time limited. This example is in VG+ although folded for storage.

DISPERSION A L’AMIABLE. TAKE ME (I’M YOURS). 2017.

Milano: Pirelli HangarBicocca, 2017
50 x 46cm, printed brown paper bag with string handles. Boltanski organised along with Hans Ulrich Obrist a series of TAKE ME I’M YOURS exhibitions (beginning in 1995 at the Serpentine Gallery, London) where the artworks could be taken away by visitors. Boltanski often created “Dispersions” – piles of second hand clothing that anyone was welcome to put into the specially printed bags (of which this is one example) and take home. This was a second such installation - previously in Paris - the bags however differed slightly from each other in the texts but the designed was the same . Theoretically an unlimited edition but time limited. This example is in VG+ condition but folded twice for storage.
This example with a piece of children's clothing from the exhibition.

COEUR. 2019.

Paris: Centre Pompideau, 2019
7.8 x 5.3cm, metal and plastic and paper fridge magnet with an image of the artist's Coeur (Heart) - a lightbulB that turns off and on with a soundtrack from 2005. VG.

LES REGARDS. 2019.

Paris: Centre Pompideau, 2019
7.8 x 5.3cm, metal and plastic and paper fridge magnet with an image of the artist's Les Regards from 2011. VG.

COEUR. 2019. BOOKMARK.

Paris: Centre Pompideau, 2019
18 x 5cm, 2pp bookmark with an image of the artist's Coeur (Heart) - a lightbulb that turns off and on with a soundtrack of human heartbeats from 2005. On the back a smaller image of the work in b/w and details. VG+.

CREPUSCULE. 2019. BOOKMARK.

Paris: Centre Pompideau, 2019
18 x 5cm, 2pp bookmark with a detail from of the artist's Crepuscule installation from 2015. On the back a smaller image of the work in b/w and details. VG+.

DEPART. 2019.

Paris: Centre Pompideau, 2019
7.8 x 5.3cm, metal and plastic and paper fridge magnet with an image of the artist's Depart from 2015. VG.

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