POSTERS

CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI

POSTERS

IV BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DE PARIS UN AN D’EXISTANCE. 1965. WITH HAND WRITTEN ANNOTATIONS BY BOLTANSKI. BOLTANSKI’S FIRST EVER PUBLIC ARTIST EVENT.

Paris: IV Biennale Internationale de Paris, n.d. (1965)
30.5 x 23.5cm, 1pp printed black on brown manilla paper. The small typographic poster for the Galerie du Tournesol's "annexe" for the Festival with Boltanski, Bonnevill, Indali, Le Gac, Mollien, Ramon and Romero noted as being included. The poster has blue ink handwritten annotations by Boltanksi relating to Benneville and Ramon but these are very hard to read. One of the very first documents that show Boltanski as an artist not just the director of the gallery.
In The Possible Life of Christian Boltanski" 2007, Boltanski claims his first ever public artistic endeavour was the showing of a film "The Impossible Life of Christian Boltanski" at the Ranelagh Cinema jn May 1968 (coincidentally the month and year of the student -worker revolts in Paris) but this poster suggests otherwise with Boltanski's name as one of the artists exhibiting at the Galerie du Tournesol. What was shown is not known but it is unlikely that Boltanski included his own name without showing something.
Extremely rare documentation in VG+ annotated condition.

C BOLTANSKI PRESENT DESSINS ET AQUARELLES DER JUAN ROMERO. /HISTOIRE D’UN APRES-MEDI. 10 DESSINS PAR JUAN ROMERO. 1966.

Paris: Gallery du Tournesol, November 1966
23.5 x 32cm, 1pp blue and black on cartridge paper - a small typographic poster for an exhibition by Romero organised by Boltanski in his mother's gallery. Slight browning at edges else VG+. Very scarce.

BOLTANSKI. SARKIS. 1970.

Paris: Musee d’art de la ville de Paris, 1970
56 x 53cm, offset lithographic exhibition poster with images of the two artist's hand holding works. Boltanski's sculpture are homemade weapons (knives). The full exhibition title (not on poster) was "Boltanski et Sarkis : moments 1-2-3". Sarkis had recently been recognised more internationally due to the important travelling conceptual art exhibition "When Attuitudes Become Form" and he wanted to co-ordinate a Parisian show with other similar artists such as Beuys but apparently the budget was not available - as a result she showed only with his friend Boltanski.
Folded for storage but in VG+ condition. Rare.

CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI. 1974. FIRST DANISH EXHIBITION.

London: Whitechapel Gallery, 1990
57 x 42cm, black on cream offset lithographic exhibition poster with an image of the famous Boltanski at 5 years and 3 months apart. Artist's first show in Denmark. VG+.

COMPOSITIONS. 1980.

Calais: Musee de Calais, 1980
60 x 42cm, three colour silkscreen exhibition poster with a duotone image of one of Boltanski's photographs of toy models. Some pin holes and slight damage to corners else VG. Scarce.

CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI. 1984. SIGNED BY BOLTANSKI.

Baden-Baden: Staatliche Kunsthalle, 1984
59 x 84cm, full colour lithographic offset exhibition poster with an image of a Boltanski photographs of one his roughly made models - here a sort of monster made out of a wooden clothes peg and cork. This poster is signed in black ink by the artist.VG+.

L’ANGE D’ALLIANCE. 1986.

N.p.: n.p., 1986
60 x 42cm, full colour offset lithographic poster showing the title artwork (after a photograph by Andre Morin). Folded else VG++.
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BOLTANKSI. 1987.

Dusseldorf: Kunstverein fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen, 1987
84 x 59.5cm, full colour lithographic offset exhibition poster with an image of a Boltanski installation Lecons de Tenebres Les Ombres, Paris 1986. VG+.

LA RESERVE DES SUISSE MORTS. 1989.

Bremen: Neues Museum Weserburg, 1989
84.3 x 59.5cm, full colour lithographic offset exhibition poster with an image of a Boltanski memorial work with biscuit tins and photographs. VG+.

CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI. 1990.

London: Whitechapel Gallery, 1990
76 x 51cm, full colour offset lithographic exhibition poster with an image of one of the "falling angels" shadow play works. VG+.

RESERVE: LES SUISSE MORTS. 1990.

Hamberg: Hamberger Kunsthalle, 1990
100 x 68.5cm, full colour offset lithographic exhibition poster with an image of a major installation of the Swiss Dead. VG+.

HINTER VERSCHLOSSENEN TUREN. 1993. SIGNED BY BOLTANSKI.

Monchengladbach: Stadtisches Museum Abteiberg, 1993
84 x 59.5cm, full colour lithographic exhibition poster with an image of a vintage German sitting room. The title of the show translates to "Behind closed doors". VG+. This poster is signed in ink by Boltanski over the colour image.

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