Sale: 467 / Post War II, June 08. 2018 in Munich Lot 320

 

320
Herbert Zangs
Ohne Titel (Anti-Buch), Ca. 1976.
Object
Estimate:
€ 5,000 / $ 5,650
Sold:
€ 7,500 / $ 8.475

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Ohne Titel (Anti-Buch). Ca. 1976.
Object . Pencil on corrugated board with paper bags, safety pins, clothespin and metal in an open object box.
Signed on top of the corrugated boards folding and with scratched signature on corrugated board. 37 x 20.7 x 7.5 cm (14.5 x 8.1 x 2.9 in). Object box: 58 x 41 x 7 cm ( 22,8 x 16,1 x 2,7 in).

From the acclaimed work groups of the "Anti Books“, made between 1974 and 1976. Several works from this group were shown at Documenta 6 in Kassel in 1977 for the first time.

PROVENANCE: Accompanied by a photo expertise issued by Mrs Emmy de Martelaere, Paris, on November 24, 2016. The work is registered at the Archive Herbert Zangs with the number 2314.

The 1977 Documenta was the first exhibition that also included artist books, among them several works from Herbert Zangs' series of "Anti Books". In the exhibition "The Book's Metamorphosis" Herbert Zangs expressed a clear position against the book as status symbol and addresses the banality that books at times have. Additionally, Herbert Zangs also questions aspects of excessive consumption of information and the shallowness of reading in general. [EH]



320
Herbert Zangs
Ohne Titel (Anti-Buch), Ca. 1976.
Object
Estimate:
€ 5,000 / $ 5,650
Sold:
€ 7,500 / $ 8.475

(incl. 25% surcharge)