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NEW ETER 3. 1971.

Malmö: Wadstein, 1971<BR> 29 x 23cm, printed white envelope containing five sheets - a colophon with the printed names of R. Flexner, P.A. Gette, Fr. Janicot and P. Skelbye and then a page created by each artist. A lineated page entitled 'Processus de creation' and 'object' by Flexner; an illustrated page by P. Skelby; one page with a reproduced photograph by Janicot and the finlal work by Paul-Armand Gette - a pasted on postcard 'Lyon Bords du Rhône, station de Nébria (Eunebria) picicornis Febr. 1946'. A very scarce single number of this artist's journal. VG+ in like envelope.<BR><BR>

£175.00

APPROCHE DESCRIPTIVE D’UNE PLAGE. 1972.

Paris: Centre Culturel Suedois, Mars 1972 22.5 x 16cm, 8pp plus card covers. Loose folios with 10 blue on white offset photographs tipped onto the pages. An early artist's book where Gette investigated the beach at Malmo in Sweden and identified the various foliage and beach plants and photographed them. Much of Gette's early conceptual art involved the use of botanical science alongside sculpture and photography. This is a very early artist's book - limitation not known. VG+ condition.

£325.00

LA PLAGE. 1974.

Malmo: Editions du Miroir, n.d. (1974) 24.5 x 17.5cm, 32pp (printed recto only) plus card covers. Artist's book investigating the algae, lichens, plants, seaweed, seashells, stones and insects found on the beach in Malmo where Gette had been visiting since 1969. The book reproduces the names of the various plants and images in b/w of the various items he found as well as temperature charts. Again Gette's scientific background was used to try to catalogue an area of public activity and define objectively what is meant by the term "beach". Limitation unknown but scarce. VG+.

£195.00

SUCCESSIONS SECONDAIRES A LONDRES. 1974. 

Paris: AARP, 1974 21 x 15cm, 4pp in light green printed wrappers. Artist's book which documents the plants found by Gette around Regent's Canal, Chelsea Embankment (Gette spells Chelsea as "Chelsey"), Tower Bridge and Hammersmith (la rive droit!) and "St Pancrase Way" (Pancras Way in E2) in London during a visit to the ICA in 1972. Lists all the plants he found with two b/w images of the landscape. VG+. Scarce early artist's book.

LE JARDIN. FILMS ET VIDEOS. 1975.

Paris: Centre National d'Art Contemporain, 19755 10.5 x 14.7cm, 2pp announcement card for an exhibition of films and videos with one b/w still on the front of a young girls foot about to step in a puddle. Verso museum details. VG+.

£85.00

ET REJSEMINDE. 1976.

Kopenhagen: Tranegarden, 1976 21 x 15cm, 4pp in lilac printed wrappers. Artist's book which documents the plants found by Gette during a visit to Copenhagen on 26 July 1973. Lists all the plants he found in a facsimile reproduction from his notes with one full page b/w images of the landscape. VG+. Scarce early artist's book.

LES MESURES: ARTEMISIA CAMPESTRIS L. 1976.

Antibes: ARROCARIA editions, 1976 10 x 14.9cm, 2pp postcard edition with a b/w photograph by Gette on the front showing a rule placed in a bush of Artemesia campestris L. (a common perennial herb found in France). Hard edged science meets nature. Issued as an artist's postcard in an unknown edition size. An unmailed VG+ example.

£75.00

DE QUELQUES LISIERES. 1977.

Paris: Chevel d'attaque, 1977 22 x 16cm, 76pp plus pictorial wrappers. Artist's book with texts (in French) by Michel Giroud and Paul-Armand Gette: "Proposition sur une approche possible de l'ensemble de mes travaux". There are 23 b/w images of beaches taken by the adtist with lists of the various flowers and other flora found near the sites imaged. VG+ although slight yellowing to wrappers and a former bookseller's rubber stamp impression on the inner back page.

£125.00

ARBEITEN 1959 – 1979. 1980.

Munchen: Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, 1979 23 x 23cm, 88pp plus card covers. Exhibition catalogue covering some of Gette's earliest works including the visual and concrete poems (and sculptures) and the early scientific investigations of the flora and fauna of beaches and river areas. Duotone images of works throughout. Essays in German by Gunter Metken and Paul-Armand Gette. A short biographic history can be found at the back of the book. VG+.

£50.00

QUELQUES CONSIDERATIONS EN FORME DE NOTES SUR LES SOUS-VETEMENTS DES ENFANTS DE SEXE FEMININ. 1981.

Pontault-Combault: Tartalacreme, 1981 30 x 21cm, 12pp plus wrappers with tipped on label. An offprint from a single number of the revue  Tartalacréme (No. 17) which includes the title text by Gette on young girl's underwear and a reproduction of a drawing and two photograph of knickers (one with added flower). A text by Alain  Frontier  "La petite fille dans le lac" precedes Gette's work. Small limitation. VG+.

£65.00

PROMENADES LITTORALES OU LES OBSERVATIONS CALAISIENNES. 1982.

Calais: Office Communale de la Culture, 1982 30  x 21cm, 12pp plus wrappers. Stapled. Artist's book cataloging the artist's finds on beach at Calais au Cap Blanc Nez on 22 April 1980. Eleven b/w photographic images of the sand dunes and some of the plants found. Very slight rust on staples else VG+.

£75.00

PETURBATION. 1983.

Paris: ARC, 1983<BR> 22 x 26cm, 54pp. Original wrappers. Exhibition catalogue for a major French retrospective of the artist's work. B/w and colour images throughout. Essay in French by Bernard Marcade and short texts by Gette. VG+.<BR><BR>

£25.00

AUTRE CHOSE NAGOT ANNAT. 1984.

Fiskebachskil: Villa Medicis Extra Muros. 1984 30 x21 cm, 1pp b/w offset. Announcement leaflet for an event by Gette. Minimal design. VG+.

£30.00

SALLE DE BAIN NO 2. 1985.

Paris: Gallerie Ghislain Mollet-Vieville, 1985 10.4 x 14.5cm, 1pp typographic invitation card for an unusual performative event where the gallerist put his bathroom at the service of Paul-Armand Gette between 4pm and 8pm on 3 June 1985. VG+.  

£40.00

PERSPECTIVES. HISTOIRES DE SCULPTURE. 1985.

Nantes: Musée d´histoire naturelle Nantes, 1985 30  x 21cm, 16pp plus wrappers. Stapled. Artist's book -  a very early use of a museum's archive to investigate the relationships between natural history and sculpture. B/w images of the museum's holdings alongside the artist's own images of beaches and geography. Very slight rust on staples else VG+.    

£65.00

SALLE DE BAIN NO 0. 1985.

Paris: Antoine Esquilat, 1985 10.4 x 14.5cm, 1pp typographic invitation card for an unusual performative event where Antoine Esquilat put his bathroom at the service of Paul-Armand Gette on 21 June 1986. VG+.  

£40.00

COLOUR ETC. 1987.

Paris: Galerie Claire Burrus, 1987 15 x 21cm, 2pp announcement card for a painting show by Gette and silkscreens by Alain Buyse.  Front of the card is a design by Gette, verso gallery details. One bump top left else VG.

£35.00

DE LA SEDIMENTOLOGIE DU VOLCANISME ET DE LA SCULPTURE SUIVIS DE CINQ PROPOSITIONS CIRCONSTANCIELLES. 1987. POSTCARDS IN FOLDER.

Tournus: Musée Greuze, 1987 10.5 x 15cm, printed black on pink folder content of five different 10.5 x 15cm postcards (each 2pp) and a short essay by Gette (10.5 x 15cm, 4pp). The visit to the museum led Gette to publish images of the exhibits relating to his fascination with volcanism and the feminine form. Gette's aesthetic has always been about touch and he compares the hard stone in opposition to the soft flesh. An artist's book in the form of postcards. Limitation unknown.

£75.00

DE LA SEDIMENTOLOGIE DU VOLCANISME ET DE LA SCULPTURE SUIVIS DE CINQ PROPOSITIONS CIRCONSTANCIELLES. 1987.

Tournus: Musée Greuze, 1987 21 x 21cm, 24pp plus card covers. Exhibition catalogue for an exhibition in a natural history museum where Gette compares rock and volcanic stone samples with the carved stone sculptures and human flesh. Various images in b/w chosen by Gette. Essays in French by Marie Lapalus and Gerard Lapualus as well as a text by Gette. Biographic details at back of the book. VG+.

£65.00

NYMPHE, NYMPHAEA & VOISINAGES. 1989.

Grenoble: Centre National D'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, 1989 32 x 24.5cm, 112pp plus card covers. Large format monograph with essays in both French and English (one of the few books in the latter language on Gette) and illustrated throughout in b/w colour spanning the artist's early experiments in concrete and visual poetry, lettrisme and later his conceptual works and fascination with erotica and touch. VG+.

£40.00