Amsterdam: CultClub, 2017
32 x 23.5 x 4.5cm, white box content of 21 x 26cm, 74pp plus original pictorial wrappers. A monograph on the life and work of Willem De Riddder – promoter of avant-garde theatre, Fluxus agent, founder of an art mail order house, publisher of taboo-breaking magazines, producer of controversial Radio Art programmes, and much more. Based on the artist’s own archive of dozens of folders, clippings, dusty boxes, and attic treasures.
In this special edition there are editions by various artists – as follows: Eric Andersen, For Willem, print, signed and numbered. Philip Corner, Ugly Ball for Willem, object. Pieter Engels, text. Ken Friedman, A double portrait, print, monogrammed. Geoffrey Hendricks, Wiesbaden, 2012, photograph. Jon Hendricks, text. Frank Herrebout, The Lost Art of Willem de Ridder, DVD. Hugo Kaagman, Het Draadloze Individu, Koecrant, VPRO, audio work. Bengt af Klintberg, text. Alison Knowles, text. Bob Lens, print. Ben Patterson, CultClub, December 1, 2012, photograph. Peter Pontiac, Portrait of Willem, print. Willem de Ridder, Wie is die Worst, selfportrait, late ’60s. Willem de Ridder, Paper Constellation, signed. Wim T. Schippers, Romance Magazine, June 1964, article. Mieko Shiomi, Replying Music for Walkman Piece, score. Annie Sprinkle, hand coloured print, signed. Ben Vautier, screenprint with audio object.
Most are signed by the artist and in an edition of 50 total copies. Near fine.
74 p, ills colour & bw,