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Jannis Kounellis Mönchengladbach box, 1978

Book

Boxed catalogue, tissue with gunpowder laminated over metalstick (to be burned by the owner), title and imprint page, 3 text pages with poem

8.00 x 6.50 x 1.25 in

20.3 x 16.5 x 3.2 cm

Edition of 440

numbered, not signed as issued

PRICE: $1,500
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    About The Work

    Since the late 1960s Jannis Kounellis has held an interest in alchemy, converting unorthodox materials into rich sources of meaning. Made to accompany his exhibition at Stadtisches Museum in Mönchengladbach, which ran from May 11th to June 11th in 1978, this boxed catalogue contains cards printed with Die Skythen, a poem written in 1918 by Russian lyrical poet Aleksandr Blok, along with a multiple made of compressed board, tissue, and a line of explosive powder. The work is intended to be ignited–an action that, like much of his art, is at once anti-elitist and transformative.

    About Jannis Kounellis

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    • Since the late 1960s Jannis Kounellis has held an interest in alchemy, converting unorthodox materials into rich sources of meaning. Made to accompany his exhibition at Stadtisches Museum in Mönchengladbach, which ran from May 11th to June 11th in 1978, this boxed catalogue contains cards printed with Die Skythen, a poem written in 1918 by Russian lyrical poet Aleksandr Blok, along with a multiple made of compressed board, tissue, and a line of explosive powder. The work is intended to be ignited an action that, like much of his art, is at once anti-elitist and transformative.
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