Mid Sixties , right after the start of the Zero/NUL mouvement a new group of young abstract artists emerged in the Netherlands. These artist were presenting their abstract art in a way that was “new” to the dutch art world. Concrete, Abstract geometric art, inspired by German and US artist but definitely in a style of their own. These artist were presented in a 1966 exhibition at the Waag museum in Nijmegen and this has now become one of the starting points of Abstract Geometric art in the Netherlands. A small but historically important catalogue . Cover by Frank Gribling makes this a highly collectable publication and now available at www.ftn-books.com
It is certainly the longest of all leporello items i have in my inventory and perhaps it is one of the longest ever published.
Splash was published on the occasion of the Sikkens price which was presented to Peter Struycken in 1974. On this price winning occasions, Sikkens provides for the funds to have a special publication published on the artist and Struycken made/designed this special Leporello. The leporello is available at www.ftn-books.com
Artist/ Author: Peter Struycken
Title : Splash / Plons 1972 / 1974
Publisher: Sikkens, 1974
Number of pages: 96 pages plus cover + leperello of 212 inches !!!!
Text / Language: dutch and englsih
Measurements: 8.2 x 8.2 inches
Condition: nm+ for the leperello and nm for the sleeve
extra information on this item:
Rare , important and collectible . This Sikkens publication is one of the most important Struycken publications. a true artist book and highly recommended
Yesterday i listed the Peter Struycken publication Structuur 67 on the www.ftn-books.com site and found this publication surprisingly mature.
The publication was published in the mid sixties and the only dutch museum that did something ” special ” with their publications at that time , was the Stedelijk Museum, however this publication shows that the Haags Gemeentemuseum knew about the importance of good design and because the artist himself did the design, an excellent and collectable multiple was published. The Structuur 67 consists om several silkscreened sheets , all bundled within one see through cover , making together a constructivist composition. One of the first special Struycken publications , which would be followed by many more. Struycken always had his special wishes regarding most of his publications which resulted in highly collectable “multiple” items. The monograph which was published some years ago gives an excellent overview of these publications.
Struycken is an artist who will become increasingly more important each year and now is the time to collect his works and special publications.
Artist/ Author: Oliver Boberg
Title : Memorial
Publisher: Oliver Boberg
Measurements: Frame measures 51 x 42 cm. original C print is 35 x 25 cm.
signed by Oliver Boberg in pen and numbered 14/20 from an edition of 20