Jochen Gerz, Is there Life on Earth?
Manuscript for a performance in Paris, 1968 / 1970. 3 pp. of printed text in French, English, German and Italian, stapled to a transparent plastic bag, 30 x 22 cm. The artist mailed empty plastic bags with an accompanying text to friends and strangers from the Paris phone book, inviting them to send things they no longer wish to possess. More than 300 bags were returned. The artist deposited them at the construction site of the Tour Montparnasse on April 16, 1970. They are forever sealed beneath 30 meters of concrete.
+ Painting Box Post. Newspaper bulletin from Painting Box Gallery in Zurich, published on the occasion of Gerz' show in 1977. With handwritten dedication 'Bises de Veronique, Francis et Jochem' on top left. 44.5 x 32 cm, 4 pp, folded twice. + Exhibition poster for Jochen Gerz' project Jardin Des Plantes, at Atelier NW 8 in Beindersheim, 1971. 42 x 29 cm folded twice. + Text 'Agentur Hsinhua', 1970, 1 p. with personal message by Gerz on verso. (total 4)