LOT 3283
SOLD €1500,00

Santiago Rebolledo, Untitled (Mis al o todo los perros se orinar (all (my) dogs piss).

Xico Mexico, Mesa de Madera, 1977. Softcover, stapled and taped binding, 21.5 x 15.5 cm, 26 pp. Mimeographed sheets and objects stapled on brown cardboard sheets. Collage type booklet with inserted illustrations, handwritten, mimeographed and stamped texts, red tape, rubber stamps, and an actual green leaf. The last page features a fold-out text marked by Rebolledo with his fingerprint. Frontcover features Mesa de Madera stamps and the artists signature. Backcover has a handwritten text 'Propedad F. Ehrenberg'.

This is the first book by the Mexican independent printing press Mesa de Madera run by Rebolledo. Handprinted in 3 hours on 21 november 1977 using Felipe Ehrenberg’s mimeograph machine Pinochio. Made in an unknown edition but possibly 9 (stamped text mentions 'Libro folieto hechos 9'). This copy (number 1) was given to Ehrenberg by Rebolledo, a handwritten dedication on p. 2 loosely translates to: 'To Felipe the first copy of this prayerbook without dog piss (...)'. Super rare artists' book, no record is found (not held in the collection of El Archivero). *Santiago Rebolledo (1951-2020) founded the now famous Grupo Suma in 1976, with Ernesto Molina, René Freire, and others. The collective experimented with the use of everyday techniques and materials, creating ephemeral works in the streets of Mexico City. Around the same time he established the publishing operation Mesa de Madera, which produced artists' books using photocopying and mimeographing techniques, as well as the Entre Tierras group, which engaged in mail art.

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