Sunday, December 17, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #042 - Nerin E. Gun Tearing up Never-Before-Published Diaries, Letters and Scrapbooks of the Woman Hitler Loved

Nerin E. Gun
Eva Braun: Hitler's Mistress

This low-priced Bantam Book
printed in completely in new type face 
designed for easy reading,  and was printed
from new plates. It contains the complete 
text of the original, hard-cover edition. 

A Bantam Book / published by arrangement with
Meredith Press


Meredith Press edition published November 1968
Condensations appeared in the DETROIT FREE PRESS 1969,
ARGOSY Magazine February 1969 and LADIES HOME
JOURNAL April 1969
Bantam edition published August 1969

All rights reserved
Copyright © 1968 by Nerin E. Gun and blick & bild
Verlag S. Kappe KG Velbert und Kettwig,
English translation copyright © 1969 by Nerin E. Gun,
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10,8 x 17,7 cm, 258p, softcover

On 17 December 2017 I ripped the 258 pages from Nerin E. Gun Eva Braun: Hitler's Mistress, 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.

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