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[A Concrete Poet's Auto-Bibliography]. Lieferbare multiples, Mappen, Bücher, Kataloge, Plakate (Liste 2) by  Timm Ulrichs - 1971 - from Michael Laird Rare Books LLC (SKU: 3265)

[A Concrete Poet's Auto-Bibliography]. Lieferbare multiples, Mappen, Bücher, Kataloge, Plakate (Liste 2)

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[A Concrete Poet's Auto-Bibliography]. Lieferbare multiples, Mappen, Bücher, Kataloge, Plakate (Liste 2)

by Ulrichs, Timm

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Hannover: Totalkunstbetrieb Timm Ulrichs, 3 Hannover 1, Postfach 6043, 1971. Very good. 1 mimeograph sheet (295 x 210) printed in blue on rose paper. Rare: not in KVK or OCLC. This mimeographed "Liste 2" is certainly one of the EARLIEST bibliographies of Ulrichs' graphic work, compiled (and originally typed?) by the artist himself as a vehicle of sale, and remains of the greatest interest to Ulrichs scholars and students of Concrete Art. We have not been able to determine if this "Liste" has been reprinted or reproduced in any form. In a conscious (and characteristic) gesture of rejection, Urichs completely withdrew from the art market in the 1970s, and thus the present leaflet would have been rendered obsolete within only a few years. Why was it saved? If Ulrichs compiled a "Liste" that preceded this one, we have been unable to locate a copy of it. Ulrichs' concrete art and early performances are of real significance in avant-garde art in the 60s and 70s, and yet his entire oeuvre is not completely known. The present document, which dates from ca. 1971, certainly broadens our understanding of his earliest graphic work, and how Ulrichs sought to sustain himself as an artist while remaining "outside" the art market. The descriptions are extremely detailed (with asking prices) and "neu" works are so indicated. Valuable and otherwise unknown information is given; for instance, Ulrichs states that copies of his "Beschriebene Blatter: kurze Prozesse totaler Poesie & totalen Theaters" are available "FREE with large orders (as long as supply lasts)." -- NB: there is a copy of Ulrichs' "Beschriebene Blatter" in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Watson Library. Ulrichs' work is widely respected as an "artist's artist." Born in Berlin in 1940, Ulrichs has created concrete poetry, staged performances and "actions," and made object art of a unusually broad array of media. In bestowing the 2020 Käthe Kollwitz Prize, the Akademie der Künste in Berlin gave the following statement: "Ulrichs is an artist, former university teacher, and critical observer of the scene, who has lived a non-conformist existence outside of the mainstream and the art market. His political action serves as an example to a younger generation." (Source: ARTFORUM 7/4/2020).

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Bookseller
Michael Laird Rare Books LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
3265
Title
[A Concrete Poet's Auto-Bibliography]. Lieferbare multiples, Mappen, Bücher, Kataloge, Plakate (Liste 2)
Author
Ulrichs, Timm
Book condition
Used - Very good
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Totalkunstbetrieb Timm Ulrichs, 3 Hannover 1, Postfach 6043
Place of Publication
Hannover
Date published
1971

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Welcome to Michael Laird Rare Books, LLC. We specialize in fine and rare books, manuscripts, documents, ephemera, fine and historic bookbindings, and illustrated books of every description. Michael Laird is a member of the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America), ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers), and the Appraisers Association of America (USPAP compliant, and AAA certified in the appraisal of Rare and Antiquarian Printed Books). Michael Laird earned his masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin (1989) and has more twenty years experience in the antiquarian booktrade. He is the principal Rare Book and Document appraiser at Winston Art Group (New York) and Gurr Johns (New York). Since 2002 he has taught advanced graduate level courses in Rare Books and Special Collections, most recently at the University of Texas at Austin (School of Information).We invite you to browse through a selection of our inventory: we strive to present the greatest historic detail and bibliographic accuracy, even for lesser priced - but no less interesting - items.We are happy to provide further images of any item: please inquire.Order with confidence: we select every item with great care and discernment; moreover, we examine every page of every book. We are always interested in purchasing fine and rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera; please inquire. We very much appreciate your interest in our work, and your patronage. Thank you!

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