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Hulde uit 1970

Artwork date(s): 1970

Phil du Plessis

Description: Staple-bound set of four pages added as an addendum to the journal Wurm 12 which can be viewed by clicking the link button bottom left of the page.

Medium: Sandpaper, yellow tissue, black spraypaint, self-sealing plastic bag, condom, staples and Cyclotype (Roneo) text on cartridge paper
Measurements: 250mm
Edition: 20

Type: South African Artists Book

Place publication: (Pretoria, RSA)
Publisher: Wurm 12 Menlopark
Cat. 179

Reference noteThis is an addendum to the final edition of Wurm (no:12, Feb 1970) and consists of 3 pages: 'Hulde aan Stantpunte' (a small square of sandpaper stapled to the page); 'Hulde aan die Sestigers' (a yellow tissue stapled to the page) and 'In Memoriam' (a black spray-painted dot on the page, matching the decoration on the covers of Wurm 12). Apparently another 20 addenda were made as a 'special edition' containing a 4th and final page titled 'Hulde aan Andre Brink' (consisting of a wrapped condom attached to the page) and which was not sent out to all subscribers. One unique edition - pictured here and which is the edition shown on the exhibition 'Artists' Books in the Ginsberg Collection', was du Plessis' own copy. This one-off contains the author/artist's own semen, a spent condom and its torn wrapper all housed in a zip-lock plastic bag and attached to the final page. I consider this one of the first artists' books produced in South Africa.

Exhibited addendum in the collection of Phil du Plessis.

Exhibition notesItem 179 in the exhibition 'Artists Books in the Ginsberg Collection' at the Johannesburg Art Gallery 25/8/96-27/10/96.

Ref: DP/34

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