May 31th, 2020
The Wolf Vostell Estate want to express our condolences on the death of the Bulgarian/American artist
His career as an artist was linked on many occasions to that of Wolf Vostell, both participating in meetings between avant-garde artists and in group exhibitions during the 1960s. Christo was one of the invited by Vostell to participate in his happening "Cityrama 2", in 1962, along with César, Yves Klein, Daniel Spoerri or Ben Patterson, among others.
A happening that was going to be sponsored by the Gallery DuMont, in Cologne, but which, unfortunately, never happened; However, we can find his documentary trail in the Vostell Happening Archive at the Museo Vostell Malpartida, in addition to epistolary testimonies of the friendship between these two artists.
Wolf Vostell's "Concrete Traffic" arrived last weekend after a 20-mile-long procession through Chicago with Cadillacs, cement mixer, and performances on campus and was installed Saturday, October 1st, 2016 in the entrance to the parking garage.
The sculpture remained in this location for nearly 40 years, when in 2008 it was moved to make way for the construction of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. Since 2008, the sculpture has been stored at a facility managed by Methods and Materials, specialist in large-scale fine art rigging and installation, located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. On April 29, 2015, Robert J. Zimmer, President of the University of Chicago, approved a new home for the sculpture on the University’s campus, in the University’s main parking garage situated between Ellis and Greenwood Avenues and 55th Street, adjacent to the Department of Art History and the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art. Zimmer’s decision has now made it possible for conservation work to move forward
Rafael Vostell Art Trust is pleased to inform we got the exclusive distribution and sales rights for the Film "30 Second Portrait: Nam June Paik“ which give us the possibility to offer this rare and unique Film to interested collectors and museums. It is a film by the American video artist Joan Logue. She was a good friend of Nam June Paik. In 1980 she produced this video portrait of Paik.
The Performance was done by Paik specially for this Film Portrait. The short film length of 30 seconds is intentional and part of the concept. This nearly 40 year old film is entirely unknown and classified as a historical value, but it shows the great artist Paik as he was; Very personable, ironic, thoughtful and genial. This unique video portrait should be not missing in any Paik collection.
The film is available on DVD, for private collectors and archives without public performance rights, at a reduced price.
Public collections and museums can acquire additional public performance rights.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for any question you have.
Werkverzeichnis der Videofilme
1. Edition 2016
Beschreibung aller Video-Filme mit Fotos
Texte in englisch.
60 Abbildungen in Farbe und schwarz/weiß
Edition The Wolf Vostell Estate & rooster gallery
Lieferung ab 01. Juni 2016
€ 20,- / kostenloser Versand / Bestellen Sie jetzt über das Kontakt Formular
Delivery after June 1st. 2016
€ 20,- / free shipping. Order now.