Hauser & Wirth opened its first US gallery with a presentation of Allan Kaprow’s (1927–2006) seminal Environment Yard: a mountain of black rubber auto tires and tarpaper-wrapped forms through which visitors jumped and crawled, first made by the artist in 1961 and reinterpreted in other locations. This volume documents a reinvention of Yard by William Pope.L at the site of the work’s original creation.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Hubert Klocker. Text by Brigitte Marschall, Sara Tiefenbacher, Ulrike Wirth, Eva Maria Wall, Hanna Kessler, Beatrix Schlager, Bastian Petz.
In 1962, Allan Kaprow (1927–2006) took the decisive step from assemblage to happenings with his "Stockroom" environment, devised for the Moderna Museet Stockholm’s famous exhibition Art in Motion. This book is the first to document all nine reprisals of the "Stockroom," five of which were done posthumously.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Giorgio Maffei.
This study catalogues and illustrates all of the artist’s books that Allan Kaprow published to accompany his happenings, from his first artist’s book in 1962 to his final anthology projects of the 1990s: a total of 35 books published over 40 years. Although Kaprow was the acknowledged pioneer of the happening from the 1950s on, he is less often recognized as a pioneer in the genre of artist’s books. Nonetheless, from the start Kaprow produced what he described as “activity booklets”--publications intended to function as tools to help people understand and experience such performances. He likened these booklets to “musical scores”: vehicles of opportunity rather than documents of past events. But the graphic layout of his books, the originality of their structure, the literary character of their texts and their aesthetic quality as objects elevates them from ostensibly practical scores to primary examples of first-generation book art.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Artwork by Allan Kaprow.
On June 13, 2005, Allan Kaprow and his colleagues built three ice-brick structures, one in front of the Kunsthalle Basel, another on the roof of the parking garage across the way, and the last in the arcades of the Kunstmuseum Basel. Then they left them alone to be discovered, and to evaporate. Fluids documents their rise and melt.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6 x 7.5 in. / 70 pgs / 63 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/1/2006 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2006 p. 147
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883759968SDNR30 List Price: $25.00 CDN $30.00