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
Openbaar Kunstbezit
in Vlaanderen
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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.





Saturday, November 18, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #037 - Yasuo Kuwahara and Gordon T. Allred on a Kamikaze Mission for Gordon

Yasuo Kuwahara and Gordon T. Allred
Kamikaze


©, 1957, by
Gordon T. Allred

Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 58-6911

Printed in the United States of America

BALLANTINE BOOKS, INC.
101 Fifth Avenue, New York 3, N. Y.

11,0 x 18,0 cm, 204p, softcover



On 18 November 2017 I ripped the 204 pages from Yasuo Kuwahara and Gordon T. Allred Kamikaze, 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 12, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #036 - Guy de Maupassant His Bel Ami Was a Performance Artist

Guy de Maupassant
Bel-Ami


Composition réalisée par NORD COMPO

Imprimé en France sure Presse Offset par

BRODARD & TAUPIN
Groupe CPI

La Flèche (Sarthe)
Nº d'imprimeur: 8775 - Dépôt Légal Édit. 14562-09/2001
LIBRAIRIE GÉNÉRALE FRANÇAISE - 43, quai de Grenelle - 75015 Paris.

ISBN: 2 - 253 - 00900 - 8   H 30/0619/4

11,0 x 17,7 cm, 372p, softcover



On 12 November 2017 I ripped the 372 pages from Guy de Maupassant Bel-Ami, 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.





Saturday, November 11, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #035 - Jay Anson is Frightened by the Scariest True Artwork He Has Seen in Years

Jay Anson
The Amityville Horror


First published in Great Britain 1978 by W.H. Allen
This edition published 1978 by Pan Books Ltd,
Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PG
2nd printing 1978
© Jay Anson, George Lee Lutz, Kathleen Lutz 1978
ISBN 330 25599 1
Printed and bound in Great Britain by
Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd, Bungay, Suffolk

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 17,9 cm, 194p, softcover



On 11 November 2017 I ripped the 194 pages from Jay Anson The Amityville Horror, 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.