Saturday, December 9, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #041 - Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington Destroying Picasso

Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
Picasso - Creator & Destroyer


First published in Great Britain 1988 by
George Weidenfeld & Nicholson Ltd
This edition published 1989 by Pan Books Ltd,
Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PG
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
© Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington 1988
All rights reserved
ISBN 0 330 30745 2

This book is sold subject to the condition that it 
shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, 
hired out, or otherwise circulated without the publisher's prior 
consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which 
it is published and without a similar condition including this 
condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser.

We have made every effort to appropriately acknowledge all source material and to secure permission
from copyright holders when required. In the event of any question arising as to the source of any
material, we will be pleased to make the necessary acknowledgement in future printings. Thanks are
due to Françoise Gilot and Carlton Lake and to McGraw Hill for their permission to use excerpts
from Life With Picasso, © 1964 Françoise Gilot and Carlton Lake, Letter from Picasso  to Gertrude
Stein, April 1917, published with permission of the Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke
Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Poem by Picasso dated 5 May 1953 published
with permission of the archives of the Harry Ransom Humanitaries Centre, University of Texas at
Austin.

11,0 x 17,7 cm, 562p, softcover



On 9 December 2017 I ripped the 562 pages from Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington Picasso - Creator & Destroyer, tore them in half and threw them in the Hole I've been Diggin' for Gordon in a basement at an undisclosed location in Antwerpen since 20 February 2006.
The title refers to Gordon Matta-Clark whose last and major work ‘Office Baroque’ in Antwerpen I illegally visited at the start of my career as an artist. The performance/installation evolved into a ‘mash-up’ with ingredients from the works of various avantgarde artists from the 70’s. For instance a slant row of florescent lights inspired by Dan Flavin takes care of lightning and an endless ladder as imagined by Vito Acconci makes it possible to get in and out of the hole. The work was made visible through a number of side actions and performances where I used some of the dirt I had been digging up. Most of the dirt was used to fill up James Lee Byars' tomb.
As of 9 September 2017 the Hole is filled with precious books from my private library.







Friday, December 8, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #040 - Henry Miller Has Never Been so Deep

Henry Miller
Sexus


Published by Granada Publishing Limited
in Panther Books 1970
Reprinted 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1978

ISBN 0 586 03381 5

First published in Great Britain by
Calder and Boyers Ltd 1969
Copyright © Henry Miller 1962

Granada Publishing Limited
Frogmore, St Albans, Herts AL2 2NF
and
3 Upper James Street, London W1R 4BP
1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, USA
117 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
100 Skyway Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 3A6
110 Northpark Centre, 2193 Johannesburg, South Africa
CML Centre, Queen & Wyndham, Auckland 1, New Zealand

Made and printed in Great Britain by
C. Nicholls and Compamy Limited
The Philips Park Press, ManchesterSet in Linotype Pilgrim

This book is sold subject to the condition that it 
shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, 
re-sold, hired out, or otherwise circulated
without the publisher's prior consent in any 
form of binding or cover other than that in 
which it is published and without a similar 
condition including this condition being imposed
on the subsequent purchaser.

11,0 x 17,7 cm, 466p, softcover



On 8 December 2017 I ripped the 466 pages from Henry Miller Sexus, tore them in half and threw them in the Hole I've been Diggin' for Gordon in a basement at an undisclosed location in Antwerpen since 20 February 2006.
The title refers to Gordon Matta-Clark whose last and major work ‘Office Baroque’ in Antwerpen I illegally visited at the start of my career as an artist. The performance/installation evolved into a ‘mash-up’ with ingredients from the works of various avantgarde artists from the 70’s. For instance a slant row of florescent lights inspired by Dan Flavin takes care of lightning and an endless ladder as imagined by Vito Acconci makes it possible to get in and out of the hole. The work was made visible through a number of side actions and performances where I used some of the dirt I had been digging up. Most of the dirt was used to fill up James Lee Byars' tomb.
As of 9 September 2017 the Hole is filled with precious books from my private library.








Friday, December 1, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #039 - Josef Kunz schrieb keine Deutsche Novelle

Josef Kunz
Die deutsche Novelle im 20. Jahrhundert


CIP-Kurztitelaufnahme der Deutschen Bibliothek

Kunz, Josef
Die deutsche Novelle im 20. [zwanzigsten] Jahr-
hundert / unter bibliograph. Mitw. von Rainer
Schönhaar. – 1. Aufl. - Berlin : E. Schmidt, 1977.
  (Grundlagen der Germanistik ; 23)
  ISBN 3-503-01223-0

Für Otti und Judith

ISBN 3 503 01223 0

© Erich Schmidt Verlag, Berlin 1977
Druck: Loibl, Neuburg (Donau)
Printed in Germany - Nachdruck verboten

14,8 x 20,7 cm, 242p, softcover



On 1 December 2017 I ripped the 242 pages from Josef Kunz Die deutsche Novelle im 20. Jahrhundert, tore them in half and threw them in the Hole I've been Diggin' for Gordon in a basement at an undisclosed location in Antwerpen since 20 February 2006.
The title refers to Gordon Matta-Clark whose last and major work ‘Office Baroque’ in Antwerpen I illegally visited at the start of my career as an artist. The performance/installation evolved into a ‘mash-up’ with ingredients from the works of various avantgarde artists from the 70’s. For instance a slant row of florescent lights inspired by Dan Flavin takes care of lightning and an endless ladder as imagined by Vito Acconci makes it possible to get in and out of the hole. The work was made visible through a number of side actions and performances where I used some of the dirt I had been digging up. Most of the dirt was used to fill up James Lee Byars' tomb.
As of 9 September 2017 the Hole is filled with precious books from my private library.






Sunday, November 19, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #038 - Painting in Flanders Caves in

Painting
in Flanders after 1980


Colophon
A publicatio  of Openbaar
Kunstbezit in Vlaanderen

Designed by
Rob Buytaert
Annemie Vandezande

Coordinated and edited by
Mark Vanvaeck

Production Manager
Peter Wouters

Production Assistent
Greet Vlegels

Printer
Drukkerij Die Keure, Brugge

Pre-press
Grafisch Buro Geert Lefevre

Translation
Gregory Ball

Registered publisher:
P. Wouters Huis 'den Rhyn'
Hofstraat 15 2000 Antwerp

Copyright
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in Vlaanderen
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recording or any other infor-
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system, without prior permis-
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publisher.

ISSN 1373-4873
WD 2005/7892/15

22,0 x 28,0 cm, 52p, softcover



On 19 November 2017 I ripped the 52 pages from Painting in Flanders after 1980, tore them in half and threw them in the Hole I've been Diggin' for Gordon in a basement at an undisclosed location in Antwerpen since 20 February 2006.
The title refers to Gordon Matta-Clark whose last and major work ‘Office Baroque’ in Antwerpen I illegally visited at the start of my career as an artist. The performance/installation evolved into a ‘mash-up’ with ingredients from the works of various avantgarde artists from the 70’s. For instance a slant row of florescent lights inspired by Dan Flavin takes care of lightning and an endless ladder as imagined by Vito Acconci makes it possible to get in and out of the hole. The work was made visible through a number of side actions and performances where I used some of the dirt I had been digging up. Most of the dirt was used to fill up James Lee Byars' tomb.
As of 9 September 2017 the Hole is filled with precious books from my private library.