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Geurt van Dijk (1941)

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Maybe not as known as many of his contemporaries, but still known by those who specialize in small and scarce publications. I stumbled upon van Dijk and his publications some 10 years ago when i discovered 2 small publications published by the Brummelse Uitgeverij voort luxe werkjes. Both titled ” VARKENSLAPPEN ” but with a difference.

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One published as a small book. the other in an envelope containig the illustrations as postcards. I tried to find moer information on bot of these publications , but only found that the van Dijk publications are publisehd in very small editrions of around 30 copies.

Both are published by the BRUMMELSE UITGEVERIJ VOOR LUXE WERKJES in 1977 and both are now for sale at www.ftn-books.com

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Beuys published by Bebert

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Pablo van Dijk is an illustrious name in dutch publishing. van Dijk founded the publishing house Bebert ( named after the cat of Celine).

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This publisher took the initiative to publish many , now famous and widely collected, art publications. There were the Pandora boxes ( named after his former wife Pandora) containing a multiple of works by contemporary artists. Among them Mapplethorpe and Vautier, but there were also lesser prestigious publications commissioned by art institutions and one of them was EEN GESPREK. An interview with Joseph Beuys by longtime admirer and collector Frits Bless. The book was published on the occasion of the van Reekum exhibition in 1987. A typical Bebert publication, spiral bound with carton cover and with an original photograph on the cover by Caroline Tisdall.

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The edition….only 1000 copies so pick this up while there are still copies available. Two are available at www.ftn-books.com