Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 1969
Foldout portfolio with two parts, one part text and illustration (64pages) and one part original contributions by artists reproduced as phototypes (39 pages). Stapled/fastened with split pins to the foldout pictorial wrappers, 27 x 21 cm (63 x 27 cm folded out).
Catalogue for the legendary exhibition Op losse schroeven. Situaties en cryptostructuren organised on 1969 by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and published as catalogue nr. 457.
Texts by curator W.A.L. Beeren in Dutch, contribution by Piero Gilardi in English printed on red paper, contribution by Harald Szeemann in German printed on blue paper and 34 artist biographies with black and white illustrations. Graphic design by Wim Crouwel and Jolijn van de Wouw (Total design, Amsterdam).
Second part contains the originals contributions by Giovanni Anselmo, Ben d’Armagnac, Marinus Boezem, Bill Bollinger, Michael Buthe, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Gerrit Dekker, Jan Dibbets, Ger van Elk, Pieter Engels, Barry Flanagan, Bernahrd Höke, Paolo Icaro, Immo Jalass, Olle Kaks, Hans Koetsier, Roelof Low, Bruce Mc Lean, Mario and Marisa Merz, Bruce Nauman, Panamarenko, Emilio Prini, Bob Ryman, Gianni Emilio Simonetti, Frank Viner, Lawrence Weiner, Gilberto Zorio.
A very good copy. Two of the split pins leaving a faint trace of rust and the paper slightly discolored. The spine with some tiny spots and light rubbing/discoloration. Front wrapper illustration bright and clean. Copper staples inside not rusted. A copy with not a single defect that could come in between you and time travelling to 1969.