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Post-Card

September 16, 2017 – November 4, 2017

Featuring works by

Carl Andre, Eleanor Antin, Hanne Darboven, Gilbert & George, and Sherrie Levine

Hanne Darboven’s 1988 work, “Harburg Sand”, consists of an image of a vintage (ca. 1910) postcard from Harburg Sand (a square in Harburg, on the outskirts of Hamburg, all near where Darboven lived) showing the daily movement of people – bicycles, cars, trolleys and people walking.  This image of magnified over 2x and then ‘tiled’ six times to create a grid of the same image, oversized.  Each of the six images has the artist’s iconic red writing on it.  The writing on the top left card reads, in German, “Work, Harburg … I do not lose touch with reality once in a while … I watch TV and my mother gets the Otto (a mail-order fashion) catalogue.”  The subsequent cards each read, “Work, Harburg” and then proceed to use the date (the first being June 13, 1988 [13.6.88] as the basis of a calculation – 13+6+8+8= 35, with subsequent cards being dated subsequent days, with 14, 15, 16, 17 making the calculation increase to 39 in the end.  Each card also has Darboven’s iconic looping scrawl, and an intersection of math and musical notations, among other writings.  Subtle alterations to each card (in the form of the date change) on top of the same, repeated image of people in their daily life, along with Darboven’s reference to work and reality provide a potent example of Darboven using communication as both subject of the work and the material with which to present the subject.  In larger terms, the work serves as an illustration, representation, actuality and questioning of daily life and work.

Works In Exhibition

After Courbet: 1-18

Sherrie Levine After Courbet: 1-18 2009 Eighteen postcards on mat board

Image size:  4 x 5 inches each  (10.2 x 12.7 cm each)
Paper size:  20 x 16 inches each  (50.8 x 40.6 cm each)
Frame size:  20 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches each  (53 x 42.9 cm each)
Edition of 5
Signed and dated on reverse on each
(Inventory #29087)

100 Boots

Eleanor Antin 100 Boots 1971-1973 Fifty-one postcards

Postcard size: 4 1/2 x 7 inches each  (11.4 x 17.8 cm)
Framed size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/16 inches each  (14 x 20.5 cm)
(Inventory #BK.17921)

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Detail of Eleanor Antin’s “100 Boots”

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Eleanor Antin and Gilbert & George

Red Boxers. A postal sculpture in eight parts

Gilbert & George Red Boxers. A postal sculpture in eight parts 1975 Eight card with illustration and printed text

7 7/8 x 4 15/16 inches each  (20 x 12.5 cm each), folded
Signed
(Inventory #29176)

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Gilbert & George and Hanne Darboven

Harburg Sand

Hanne Darboven Harburg Sand 1988 Collotype and silkscreen on Rag paper with deckled edge

Image size:  22 3/8 x 23 3/8 inches  (56.8 x 59.4 cm)
Paper size:  38 x 31 1/2 inches  (96.5 x 80 cm)
Frame size:  40 1/4 x 33 3/8 inches  (102.2 x 84.8 cm)
Edition of 75
Signed ‘H.B.’ lower left and numbered lower right, below image in graphite
(Inventory #29086)

Untitled

Carl Andre Untitled 1974 Correspondence with Jennifer Licht. Mail Art, each unique, 30 envelopes and 30 cards.

Envelopes hand-addressed by Andre to Licht in pen.  Cards are cut out from a directory of athletes.
Card size:  4 x 6 1/2 inches each  (10.2 x 16.5 cm each)
Envelope size:  4 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches each  (10.5 x 24.1 cm each)
(Inventory #29065)

Untitled

Carl Andre Untitled 1974 Correspondence with Jennifer Licht. Mail Art, each unique, 30 envelopes and 30 cards.

Envelopes hand-addressed by Andre to Licht in pen.  Cards are cut out from a directory of athletes.
Card size:  4 x 6 1/2 inches each  (10.2 x 16.5 cm each)
Envelope size:  4 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches each  (10.5 x 24.1 cm each)
(Inventory #29065)

Detail image

Untitled

Carl Andre Untitled 1974 Correspondence with Jennifer Licht. Mail Art, each unique, 30 envelopes and 30 cards.

Envelopes hand-addressed by Andre to Licht in pen.  Cards are cut out from a directory of athletes.
Card size:  4 x 6 1/2 inches each  (10.2 x 16.5 cm each)
Envelope size:  4 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches each  (10.5 x 24.1 cm each)
(Inventory #29065)

Detail image

Untitled

Carl Andre Untitled 1974 Correspondence with Jennifer Licht. Mail Art, each unique, 30 envelopes and 30 cards.

Envelopes hand-addressed by Andre to Licht in pen.  Cards are cut out from a directory of athletes.
Card size:  4 x 6 1/2 inches each  (10.2 x 16.5 cm each)
Envelope size:  4 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches each  (10.5 x 24.1 cm each)
(Inventory #29065)

Detail image