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Vostell, Wolf
Salat. [Invitation and catalogue].
Berlin: Galerie René Block, 1971.

#17289. Two items relating to the exhibition of Vostell’s de-collage/happening Salat. Being: (1) an invitation to Galerie René Block; broadsheet flyer (29.5 cm.), with recto featuring vernissage and exhibition details, along with detailed protocol from this time-based work, and verso featuring facsimile of Vostell’s manuscript artist statement (dated November 1, 1971). Fold-lines, with minor stain to verso. Accompanied by: (2) catalogue with glossy self-wrappers (30 cm.). Contents: [12] pages, well-illustrated after black-and-white photographs and document facsimiles. Without colophon; but this is presumed to be the catalogue from the Block exhibition.

In 1970, Wolf Vostell embarked on an ambitious, bio-logical dé-coll/age, in which he shipped crates of lettuce on a train-car, back-and-forth, between Köln and Aachen for one full year. Over time, the decomposition of the produce was measured, with the results finally exhibited at Berlin’s Galerie René Block in November.

Present here: two significant documents from this work—an invitation to the gallery opening, complete with artist statement and protocols, and a cleverly-designed catalogue documenting the process.

For some additional fan-boy material, see this 1973 compendium from Stuttgart’s Junge Presse D, featuring incredible screen-printed wrappers.


250 USD

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