LOT 3007
SOLD €440,00

Nul/Zero, 3 Manifests Against Nothing, 1960-1961

Manifest against Nothing for the International Exhibition of Nothing, Basel, 1960. Poster, 30 x 30 cm. Printed in black and red, typography by Onorio. Signed (in print) by Manzoni, Onorio, Fenkart, Mack, Piene, Brock, Laszlo, Castellani and Schuldt. Text in German, French, Italian. The Exhibition of Nothing took place in a vacant villa, showing empty frames and un-painted canvases. Rare pamphlet, folded in six, some wrinkles along folding edges, else a good copy.

+ Manifest tegen Niets (Manifest against Nothing) and pamphlet 'Einde' (End) issued on April 1 1961 on the occasion of the International Exhibition of Nothing at Galerie 207 in Amsterdam by Armando, Onorio, Laszlo, Brock, Manzoni, Peeters, Henderikse, Schoonhoven, Megert, Køpcke, Lora and Rogge. Each 21.5 x 14 cm, printed black on thin brown paper. The manifestoes stated that ‘From now on the undersigned pledge to work to disband art circles and close down exhibition facilities, which can then finally be put to worthier use.’ Both manifests derive from the collection of Willem de Ridder. 'Manifest tegen Niets' has some creasing/ dog ears and a de Ridder stamp.

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