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Ebeling, Bernd and Hubert Gersch

Wuppertal. Verlag Kalender. 1960
The collaborative artist book 'Geometrisch' with verse by Hubert Gersch and illustration by Bernd Ebeling.

From the edition limited to 50 copies, theis copy unnumbered but with Ebeling's original lithograph on red silk signed in black ink by the artist.

Verlag Kalender, the Wuppertal-based imprint founded and run by Bernd Ebeling and Hansjoachim Dietrich published a number of Concrete and Fluxus-related projects (Wuppertal was the site of the first explicit Fluxus exhibition at the Galerie Parnass in 1962). This scarce artist book, a combination of Concrete verse by Gersch and with Ebeling's signed print precedes the Fluxus association.

We can trace no copies of 'Geometrisch' in institutions in Europe or the US.
[7 unnumbered leaves]. Square 4to. (275 x 300 mm). Printed text rect only on six leaves of white paper (Concrete verse by Hubert Gersch) and with original monochrome lithograph by Bernd Ebeling printed on an inserted leaf of red silk, signed by the artist in black ink at foot. Original publishers printed patterned paper wrappers, spine with black cloth over staples as issued, titles in black to front cover, blue endpapers.

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