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Bas Jan Ader

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Bas Jan Ader was born in Winschoten, the Netherlands in 1942. He taught at various institutions after graduating from the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles in 1965, including the University of California, Irvine. The 1975 work, part two in a performance piece titled "In Search of the Miraculous," is his most influential performance piece that continues to provoke debate; Ader attempted a singlehanded west-east crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. The boat was found wrecked but the artist's body has never been recovered.

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Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous
NEW DOCUMENTS

Pbk, 8.25 x 11.75 in. / 150 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 1/31/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781927354100 | $45.00



Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous
VEENMAN PUBLISHERS

Paperback, 8.5 x 11.75 in. / 216 pgs / 4 bw. | 3/1/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9789086900114 | $50.00



Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the MiraculousBas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous

Discovery File 143/76

Published by New Documents.
Edited by Marion van Wijk, Koos Dalstra.

When Bas Jan Ader’s boat, Ocean Wave, was found unmanned and partially submerged 150 miles off the coast of Ireland by a Spanish fishing vessel in 1976, it was taken to La Coruña for investigation. Days later, the boat was stolen and the cult of Ader, whose body was never recovered, and who was thought by many to have staged this incident, was truly cemented. In this volume, Marion van Wijk and Koos Dalstra, who spent 10 years investigating this unsolved mystery, reproduce the entire police report in facsimile. They also include many pages of eerie written documentation and transcriptions of interviews they conducted during their decade of intensive sleuthing. The report has 74 pages: it begins on April 27, 1976 and ends on February 1, 1977. It relates the history of the Ocean Wave from the discovery of the vessel to the closure of the case. This book is a reprint of the earlier edition from Veenman Publishers with additional research included.

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Paperback, 8.25 x 11.75 in. / 150 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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PUB DATE 1/31/2015
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CATALOG: FALL 2013 p. 129   

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Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the MiraculousBas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous

Discovery File 143/76

Published by Veenman Publishers.
Edited by Koos Dalstra, Marion van Wijk. Text by Koos Dalstra, Marion van Wijk.

When Bas Jan Ader's boat, "Ocean Wave," was found unmanned and partially submerged 150 miles off the coast of Ireland by a Spanish fishing vessel in 1976, it was taken to La Coruña for investigation. Days later, the boat was stolen and the cult of Ader, whose body was never recovered, and who was thought by many to have staged this incident, was truly cemented. In this volume, Marion van Wijk and Koos Dalstra, who spent 10 years investigating this unsolved mystery, reproduce the entire police report in facsimile. They also include many pages of eerie written documentation and transcriptions of interviews they conducted during their decade of intensive sleuthing: "The report has 74 pages. It begins on April 27, 1976 and ends on February 1, 1977. It relates the history of the "Ocean Wave" from the moment Don Alferan speaks about his discovery to the authorities until nine months later, when the case is closed. The reason: the authorities cannot find the stolen boat that disappeared from San Diego harbor in Coruña between May 18 and June 7, 1976."

PUBLISHER
VEENMAN PUBLISHERS

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.5 x 11.75 in. / 216 pgs / 4 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 3/1/2007
Out of print

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D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2007 p. 146   

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STATUS: Out of print | 5/1/2009

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