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Paik, Nam June / Vassilakis, Panayiotis
Duett Paik/Takis...
Köln: Ed. La Kölnischer Kunstverein, 1979.

#17329. LP vinyl record (33 rpm). Housed in gatefold sleeve with glossy covers (31 x 31.5 cm.); fully-illustrated after photographs by Lothar Schnepf of Paik’s performance and the salvage process for Takis’ sculpture. Sleeve showing minor edge-wear, but otherwise bright and crisp; record is Mint. Contents: Duett (25:17) and Klangraum (26:43). From an edition of 200 copies; this copy signed by both Paik and Takis to interior of sleeve, along with red hand-stamp.

For Klangraum, Takis created a soundspace installation at the Kunstverein in Köln (June 17 thru 20, 1979), incorporating magnets, strings, and metal sculptures adapted from materials sourced at a nearby junkyard. On June 20th, Nam June Paik visited the Kunstverein to perform this “duet” with Takis’ sculptures (via piano, harpsichord, and singing); a performance documented here on Side B of this limited edition vinyl.

With only a single OCLC record discovered (BnF).

For more Paik, see this programme from his first North American performance and the poster for the epic 24 Stunden happening at Galerie Parnass.


400 USD

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