Thursday, March 22, 2018

Rippin' for Gordon - #068 - Norah Lofts Encloses the Double Standards of Art History with Precision

Norah Lofts
The Concubine


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10,8 x 17,7 cm, 386p, softcover



On 22 March 2018 I ripped the 386 pages from Norah Lofts The Concubine, 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.





Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Rippin' for Gordon - #067 - Clive Barker Feeds the Old Gods with Monsters that Are Waiting on Stage

Clive Barker
Books of Blood (volume I)


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First published in Great Britain by Sphere Books Ltd 1984
Reprinted 1987, 1988

Copyright ©  1984 by Clive Barker
All rights reserved

Made and printed in Great Britain by
by Richard Clay Ltd, Bungay, Suffolk
Set in Plantin

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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

10,8 x 17,8 cm, 152p, softcover



On 20 March 2018 I ripped the 152 pages from Clive Barker Books of Blood, 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, March 18, 2018

Rippin' for Gordon - #066 - Lisa Slater Cuts Through the Contemporary Art Jungle with 8mb of Source Material

Lisa C. Slater
Hacking FoxPro


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to your data or your equipment that results directly or indirectly from
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Apple, Mac and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc.

18,7 x 23,1 cm, 864p, softcover



On 18 March 2018 I ripped the 864 pages from Lisa C. Slater Hacking FoxPro, 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, March 17, 2018

Rippin' for Gordon - #065 - John Cleland's Memoirs of an Artist of Pleasure

John Cleland
Fanny Hill


Granada Publishing Ltd
First published in this edition in 1970
by Mayflower Books Ltd
Frogmore, St Albans, Herts AL2 2NF
Reprinted 1970 (twice), 1973

Originally published in 1963 by
Mayflower Books Ltd
Revised edition published 1964
Reprinted many times
The Trial of Fanny Hill was written by
Richard Bennett and published by kind
permission of The Sunday Telegraph
Made and Printed in Great Britain by
Cox & Wyman Ltd
London, Reading and Fakenham
Set in 10 on 11pt Monotype Baskerville

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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.
This book is published at a net price and is supplied
subject to the Publishers Association Standard
Conditions of Sale registered under the Restrictive
Trade Practices Act, 1956


11,0 x 17,5 cm, 226p, softcover


On 17 March 2018 I ripped the 226 pages from John Cleland Fanny Hill, 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, February 11, 2018

Rippin' for Gordon - #064 - Lize Spit, DDV Scheurt, en het Smelt

Lize Spit
Het Smelt


Eerste druk: januari 2016


Tweede druk: januari 2016
Derde druk: februari 2016
Vierde druk: februari 2016

© Lize Spit 2016

Art direction: Toine Donk
Omslagontwerp: Studio Vruchtvlees
Productiebegeleiding: Tim Beijer
Foto auteur: Keke Keukelaar
Opmaak: Mat-zet bv, Soest

NUR 301

www.dasmag.nl
www.lizespit.be

12,2 x 20,0 cm, 482p, softcover


On 11 February 2018 I ripped the 482 pages from Lize Spit Het Smelt, 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, February 10, 2018

Rippin' for Gordon - #063 - Geoffrey Symcox Edits War, Diplomacy and Imperialism, and DDV Rips it Apart

Geoffrey Symcox (ed)
War, Diplomacy, and Imperialism 1618-1763


WAR, DIPLOMACY, AND IMPERIALISM, 1618-1763

Copyright © 1973 by Geoffrey Walter Symcox
All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of Amer-
ica. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in 
any manner without written permission except in the case 
of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and re-
views. For information address Harper & Row, Publishers,
Inc., 10 East 53rd Street, New York, N.Y. 1022. Published
simultaneously in Canada by Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Limited, Toronto.

First HARPER TORCHBOOK edition published 1973

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOG CARD NUMBER: 72-13951

STANDARD BOOK NUMBER: 06-139500-5

13,4 x 20,2 cm, 340p, softcover


On 10 February 2018 I ripped the 340 pages from Geoffrey Symcox (ed) War, Diplomacy, and Imperialism 1618-1763, 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, February 9, 2018

Rippin' for Gordon - #062 - H. G. Wells Hears the Invisible Artist Pacing Up and Down While Ripping Up a Priceless Book

H. G. Wells
The Invisible Man


An Airmont Classic
specially selected for the Airmont Library
from the immortal literature of the world

THE SPECIAL CONTENTS OF THIS EDITION
©, Copyright, 1964, by
Airmont Publishing Company, Inc.

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
BY THE COLONIAL PRESS INC., CLINTON, MASSACHUSETTS

10,4 x 18,0 cm, 162p, softcover


On 9 February 2018 I ripped the 162 pages from H. G. Wells The Invisible Man, 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.





Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Rippin' for Gordon - #061 - José Martínez de Sousa y el Arte Periodística Contemporáneo de la Trituración

José Martínez de Sousa
Diccionario General del Periodismo


1a edición: 1981

© José Martínez de Sousa, 1981
Barcelona (España)

Reservados los derechos de edición,
reproducción o adapatación

IMPRESO EN ESPAÑA
PRINTED IN SPAIN

ISBN: 84-283-1117-X
Depósito Legal: M. 18.871-1981
Paraninfo S.A.   Magallanes, 25 - Madrid (15)     (4-2936)

GREFOL, S.A., Pol. II - La Fuensanta - Móstoles (Madrid)

15,5 x 21,2 cm, 598p, softcover


On 7 February 2018 I ripped the 598 pages from José Martínez de Sousa Diccionario General del Periodismo, 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.





Monday, February 5, 2018

Rippin' for Gordon - #060 - François Fosca Présente le Renard avec Quarante Planches Hors-Texte en Héliogravure

François Fosca
Renoir


Droits de traduction et de reproduction
reservés pour tous pays
Copyright by F. Rieder & Cie, 1923.

15,6 x 20,0 cm, 146p, softcover



On 5 February 2018 I ripped the 146 pages from François Fosca Renoir, 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.





Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Rippin' for Gordon - #059 - E.J. Hobsbawm Komt Tot de Conclusie Dat Bandieten Wel Revolutionair Zijn

E.J. Hobsbawm
Bandieten


© 1973 by Wetenschappelijke Uitgeverij bv, Amsterdam
Vertaling: mr. R. Germeraad
Omslag: Alje Olthof G V N

De sentimentele bandiet: Bandiet van de Apennijnen
(1824), schilderij van sir Charles Eastlake (1793-1865),
voorzitter van de Royal Academy.

ISBN 90 214 2760 5

12,5 x 20,0 cm, 182p, softcover



On 31 January 2018 I ripped the 182 pages from E.J. Hobsbawm Bandieten, 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.





Monday, January 29, 2018

Rippin' for Gordon - #058 - Daphne du Maurier Dreamt She Went to Gordon, Dan and Vito

Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca


Arrow Books Limited
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An imprint of the Random Century Group

London Melbourne Sydney Auckland
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the world

First published in Great Britain in 1938 by
Victor Gollancz Ltd.

Arrow edition 1992

3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4

The right of Daphne du Maurier to be identified as
the author of this work has been asserted by her in
accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents
Act, 1988

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

Printed and bound in Great Britain by
Cox & Wyman Ltd, Reading, Berkshire

ISBN 0 09 986600 5

11,0 x 17,7 cm, 402p, softcover



On 29 January 2018 I ripped the 402 pages from Daphne du Maurier Rebecca, 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, January 28, 2018

Rippin' for Gordon - #057 - Ed and Lorraine Warren Underwent a Terrifying Transformation from Quiet Neighbourhood Artist to Frenzied, Savage Beast

Ed and Lorraine Warren
Werewolf


NOTE: If you purchased this book without a cover you
should be aware that this book is stolen property. It was
reported as 'unsold and destroyed' to the publisher, and
neither the author nor the publisher has received any
payment for this 'stripped book'.

WEREWOLF: A TRUE STORY OF DEMONIC POSSESSION

Copyright © 1991 by Ed and Lorraine Warren and Bill Ramsey
with Robert David Chase.

Back cover photograph courtesy John Cleave/Syndication
International.

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or repro-
duced in any manner whatsoever without written permission
except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles
or reviews. For information address St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth
Avenue, New York, N. Y. 10010.

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 91-21767

ISBN: 0-312-92864-5

Printed in the United States of America

St. Martin's Press hardcover edition/October 1991

St. Martin's Paperbacks edition/October 1992

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

10,6 x 17,1 cm, 230p, softcover



On 28 January 2018 I ripped the 230 pages from Ed and Lorraine Warren Werewolf, 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.





Rippin' for Gordon - #056 - dr. B. Goudzwaard Noodzaakt Artistieke Hoop in een Bezeten Wereld

dr. B. Goudzwaard
Genoodzaakt Goed te Wezen


© Uitgeversmaatschappij J. H. Kok - Kampen, 1981
Omslagontwerp: Henk Dokter
ISBN 90 242 2302 4

12,1 x 21,0 cm, 114p, softcover



On 28 January 2018 I ripped the 114 pages from dr. B. Goudzwaard Genoodzaakt Goed te Wezen, 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, January 27, 2018

Rippin' for Gordon - #055 - Georges Simenon Se Trompe dans l'Œuvre de Gordon Matta-Clark

Georges Simenon
Maigret Se Trompe


IL A ÉTÉ TIRÉ DE LA PRÉSENTE
ÉDITION 100 EXEMPLAIRES
SUR PAPIER PUR FIL DE LANA,
NUMÉROTÉS DE 1 A 100

Copyright © 1953 by Georges Simenon

Tous droits de reproduction, de traduction et d'adapta-
tion réservés pour tous pays, y compris l'U. R. S. S.

11,4 x 16,7 cm, 226p, softcover



On 27 January 2018 I ripped the 226 pages from Georges Simenon Maigret Se Trompe, 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.





Rippin' for Gordon - #054 - Hunter S. Thompson Guiding a Phalanx of Roaring Motorcycles Down Dan Flavin's Slanted Row of Fluorescent Light Tubes

Hunter S. Thompson
Hell's Angels


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Published by the Penguin Group
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Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd, Cnr Rosedale and Airborne Roads, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
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Penguin Books Ltd, Registered Offices: 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England

www.penguin.com

First published in the USA by Random House 1966
Published in Great Britain by Penguin Books 1967
27

Copyright © Hunter S. Thompson, 1966, 1967
All rights reserved


Printed in England by Caeys Ltd, St Ives plc
Set in 10.75/12pt Monotype Bembo

Except in the United States of America, 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

ISBN-13: 978-0-140-28555-0

www.greenpenguin.co.uk

Penguin Books is committed to a sustainable future
for our business, our readers and our planet.
The book in your hands is made from paper
certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

11,0 x 18,0 cm, 328p, softcover



On 27 January 2018 I ripped the 328 pages from Hunter S. Thompson Hell's Angels, 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.