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The Archives / Beveren, Peter van, curator ; Andre C ; Beuys J ; Boltanski C ; Buren D ; Christo ; Crozier R ; Friedman K ; Hamilton R ; Higgins D ; Mew T ; Nannucci M ; Nonas R ; Rainer A ; Roth D ; Souza A ; Tot E ; Ulrichs T ; Ben ; Vostell W., 1981

Identifier: CC-59091-63429

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Scope and Contents

Stephen Leiber offers the following description. "Collage element on pages 1-16, 18, 20, 23-27 and 30. Rubber stamp element on pages 8 and 10. Transparency included before page 16. Glossy red page included before page 21. Includes loose-leaf inventory of works. Contributions by R. Jacks, W. van Amen, C. Andre, J. Beuys, M. Boezem, C. Boltanski, D. Buren, M. Cardena, Christo, R. Crozier, G. van Dijk, P. Engels, H. Eijkelboom, K. Friedman, A. Gerritsen, K. Gubbels, W. Gijzen, R. Hamilton, D. Higgins, T. Mew, M. Nannucci, R. Nonas, A. Rainer, D. Roth, Y. De Smet, A. Souza, E. Tot, T. Ulrichs, B. Vautier and W. Vostell. Signed by Peter Van Beveren in black felt pen. Edition of 500. Number 94. Very good condition minus photograph that has separated from page 23. 12 x 8.5. 30 pages. During the preparation for my exhibition The Archives, the idea originated to publish an artist book instead of a catalogue. Thirty artists were invited to design one page, specially for this book. Some sent five-hundred works, others sent an idea which has been executed in every book. I do appreciate the participation of all the artists. They made this book a unique document and work of art. It is fixing an era that is subject to rapid changes. It is making the aura of a unique work of art relative; it is representing the character of my archives. The artists participating in this book have been important for the development of my archives during the latest ten years and they have been chosen because of the personal affinity to their work. "[Joseph Beuys'] Secretary's Briefcase (Sekretartasche) 1981. Facsimile print in brownish-violet on semitransparent sheets. Book numbered by another hand. Based on the object Sekretartasche, 1976. Facsimile prints of Urschlitten mit Totengeistern, 1966 (Primeval sleds with ghosts of the dead), oil on paper, double sheet. Both originals reproduced in Zeichnungen, Prestel, cat. nos. 127 and 92." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1981



0 See container summary (1 hard cover book + pages (collaged, offset image, paper, photocopied, rubberstamped, photograph b&w) + sheet (letterpress) (30 pages)) ; 30.4 x 21.6 x 2.1 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Hasselt Netherlands : Museum Hasselt. Signed by: pete van beveren (c.r.- page 1); few contributors. Nationality of creator: Dutch. General: About 500 total copies. 330 number copy. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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