IN TRIBUTE TO MADAME DE POMPADOUR AND THE COURT OF LOUIS XV

 

London: Anthony Solway Publications, 1984. 53⁄4 x 4 in.; 14.5 x 10.5 cm. 16 pp. 13 b/w images, 1 tipped-in photograph. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Royal College of Art, London, 1984. Bound with a gold cord and tassel. Edition: 50.

 

IN TRIBUTE TO MADAME DE POMPADOUR AND THE COURT OF LOUIS XV

 

London: Coracle Press, 1985. 71⁄8 x 53⁄8 in.; 18 x 13.5 cm. 36 pp. 13 b/w images. Catalogue for an exhibition at Coracle Press Gallery, Cambridge. Die-cut cover with tipped-in image of The Ball of the Clipped Yew Trees. Edition: 500

 

EQUESTRIAN OPULATORS: INSTRUCTION MANUAL

 

New York: Great Jones Press, 1990.  1 x 41⁄4 in.; 28 x 11 cm. 12pp. 3 tipped-in line drawings, 1 vellum line drawing overlay.  A description of the workings and maintenance procedure for operators of the Equestrian Opulator. Edition: 30 and 3 AP. Signed and numbered (Numbers 1–7 reserved for Equestrian Opulators.)

 

 

EQUESTRIAN OPULATOR SUPPLEMENT I

 

New York: Great Jones Press, 1993. 11 x 41⁄4 in.; 28 x 11 cm. 36 pp. A guide to thirty racetracks throughout the world starting at 0° longitude with a tipped-in diagram of each track and one foldout map with a keyed chart. Essential companion for Opulator owners Edition: 30 and 3 AP. Signed and numbered.

 

 

EQUESTRIAN OPULATOR SUPPLEMENT II

 

New York: Great Jones Press, 2000. 11 x 41⁄4 in.; 28 x 11 cm.. 8 pp. A guide to teeth identification in horses, with a description of the workings and maintenance procedure for operators of the Optical Speculator, a device specially for dental observation at the track. Edition: 30 and 3 AP. Signed and numbered.

 

 

EQUESTRIAN OPULATOR SUPPLEMENT III

 

New York: Great Jones Press, 2002. 11 x 41⁄4 in.; 28 x 11 cm. 36 pp. A guide to thirty cleats designed for use at thirty racetracks throughout the world starting at 0° longitude. Edition: 30 and 3 AP. Signed and numbered.

 

 

GINSMAID INSTRUCTION MANUAL

 

New York: Great Jones Press, 1990. 41⁄4 x 11 in.; 11 x 28 cm. 12pp. 2 tipped-in line drawings. A description of the workings and maintenance procedures for operators of the Ginsmaid©, Edition: 30 and 3 AP. Signed and numbered, numbers 1–10 reserved for Ginsmaids©. See Editions.

 

EPERNAY EPICURIAN MANUAL

 

New York: Great Jones Press, 1990. 11 x 41⁄4 in.; 28 x 11 cm. 8pp. 2 tipped-in line drawings. A description of the workings and maintenance procedure for operators of the Epernay Epicurean. Edition: 30 and 3 AP. Signed and numbered, numbers 1–3 reserved for Epernay Epicureans.  See Editions

 

NEW YORK HOT-NEW YORK COLD

 

Florence: Galleria Victoria Miro, 1990. 25⁄8 x 61⁄4 in.; 6.5 x l6 cm. 10 b/w images. Card folder containing 5 single sheets printed both sides, 3 loose cards printed recto only, a 12-page booklet, 30 loose glassine sheets printed recto only in pale blue ink, 1 part ink to 3,000 parts varnish. Edition: 300.

 

IN TRIBUTE TO MADAME DE POMPADOUR AND THE COURT OF LOUIS XV (EXPLICATION)

 

 New York: Christine Burgin Gallery, 1991. 133⁄4 x 91⁄2 in.; 34.5 x 24 cm., unfolds to 40 x 28 in.; 100 x 71 cm. Exhibition catalogue. Folded sheet printed recto only with 65 b/w illustrations. This broadsheet is the most complete account of this complex project, having biographic references to all fourteen members of the court, and a precise technical account of the entire machine, illustrated with ink drawings of each distinct section. Edition: 3,000. See Boxed Explication for the supplement sheet describing the courts three main specimen vitrines.

 

PAUL ETIENNE LINCOLN

 

Vienna: Prodomo, 1993. 13 x 91⁄2 in.; 33 x 24 cm. 30 pp. 39 b/w, 18 color images. Text in English and German. A descriptive catalogue of various functional and furniture-based works and projects from 1977 to 1993. Early works include Tankapilia, 1977, a pneumatic tortoise, and the Panhard Special, 1976, a pollution- free car, constructed in 1976. This publication also covers the Equestrian Opulator 1988, and the Orange Circumnavigator; 1988, the Ginsmaid©, 1990, and its companions the Absolutmaid©, 1992, (for dispensing vodka) and the Epernay Epicurean, 1990, (for dispensing champagne); and New York–New York, 1986. Edition: 2,500.

TRANSCRIPT TO UNREQUITED EUPHORIA

 

Vienna: Galerie Hubert Winter, 1992. 91⁄4 x 6 in.; 23.5 x l5.5 cm. 32 pp. 15 tipped- in b/w images, 1 foldout. English text, some German text in translation. Exhibition catalogue. This publication addresses three works, The Enigma of Marie Taglioni, 1982, In Tribute to Madame de Pompadour and the Court of Louis XV, 1984, and Raniculus and Remus, 1985, all concerned with memory. Edition: 333. Numbered. The first 33 copies are casebound in lemon-yellow cloth with an affixed title label in prussian blue, and a chemical formula in the artist’s hand. Edition: 30 and 3 AP. Signed and numbered.

 

 

THE WORLD AND ITS INHABITANTS

 

 London: Bookworks, 1997. 51⁄4 x 3 x 3⁄4 in.; 13.5 x 7.5 x 2 cm. Monograph on a series of sculptural characters, both real and fictional. A card flip-top box contains a series of 24 cards, with an illustration and biographical sketch of each character, and a 24- page booklet. Edition: 1000.

VIOLET SOMNAMBULIST SPIRITING THE FUGACIOUS BLOOM

 

New York: Christine Burgin, 2000. 101⁄4 x 8 in.; 26 x 20 cm. 64 pp. 54 b/w, 3 duo- tone, 18 line images. A monograph on the installation Ignisfatuus, originally conceived for the Victorian conservatory in Druid Hill Park, Baltimore. The publication fully describes the history, performance, and technical operation of the work, with a biography of its catalyst, the Baltimorean opera singer, Rosa Ponselle. Edition: 1000. Numbered. Special edition clothbound in slipcase with an engraved phonograph needle from the original performance of Ignisfatuus. Edition: 29. Signed and numbered.

EQUESTRIAN OPULATORS AT THE HOUSE OF APPROXIMATE ODDS

 

Catterick, England: St. Paulinus Projects, 2001. 71⁄4 x 43⁄4 in.; 18.5 x 12 cm. 24 pp. 20 b/w, 78 line images. Publication on the Equestrian Opulator exhibition at Catterick Racecourse and the Equestrian Opulator Fillies’ Handicap Stakes. Edition: 1000. A special edition is housed in a polyethylene slipcase cast from the skin of a Navel orange. Edition: 10. Signed and numbered.

THE PURIFICATION OF FAGUS SYLVATICA VAR PENDULA (BROCHURE)

 

Queens, NY: The Queens Museum, 2001. 81⁄2 x 51⁄2 in.; 22 x 14 cm. 4pp. 4 b/w, 8 line images, printed in two colors. Folded brochure describing the installation The Purification of Fagus sylvatica var pendula, a work conceived for Weeping Beech Park, Queens, New York, the site of the oldest weeping beech in America.

METROPOLIS OF METAPHORICAL LIMITATIONS, DIE BERLINER ZUCKERBARIN, NEW YORK-NEW YORK

 

Cologne: Walther König, 2003. 10 x 71⁄2 in.; 25.5 x 19 cm. 82pp. 35 color images, 76 b/w images, 26 line drawings. Catalogue for an exhibition of the same title at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. Texts in English and German by Eugen Blume, Claudia Banz, and Katy Siegel, descriptive texts of two works by the artist.

Special Edition New York: Paul Etienne Lincoln, 2003. 8 x 101⁄2 in.; 20 x 26.5 cm. As above, case- bound in pale green cloth with embossed title label, and a CD with printed label, containing a recording of Berliner Luft, an original transcription for two accordions in four movements, scored and performed by P.E.L and Walter Kuhr. This music is central to the milking of Die Berliner Zuckerbärin. Edition: 3 and 1 AP. Signed and numbered. see edition

METROPOLIS OF METAPHORICAL LIMITATIONS, DIE BERLINER ZUCKERBARIN, NEW YORK-NEW YORK

 

Special Edition New York: Paul Etienne Lincoln, 2003. 8 x 101⁄2 in.; 20 x 26.5 cm. As above, case- bound in pale green cloth with embossed title label, and a CD with printed label, containing a recording of Berliner Luft, an original transcription for two accordions in four movements, scored and performed by P.E.L and Walter Kuhr. This music is central to the milking of Die Berliner Zuckerbärin. Edition: 3 and 1 AP. Signed and numbered. see edition

DIE BERLINER ZUCKERBARIN (CATALOGUE)

 

Essen: Folkwang Museum, 2003. 105⁄8 x 9 in.; 27 x 23 cm. 22 pp. 24 color images, 16 b/w images, 5 line drawings, 2 color foldouts. Catalogue for an exhibition at Museum Folkwang at RWE Tower, Essen. Texts in English and German by Jan Zilius, and Claudia Banz, descriptive text of the work by the artist.

SINFONIA TORINESE: AN AVARIAN SYMPHONY

 

 New York: Christine Burgin, 2006. 101⁄2 x 8 in.; 27 x 20 cm. 54pp. 40 color images, 12 b/w images, 20 line drawings, 1 double foldout. A monograph on the workings and performance of Sinfonia Torinese, first performed at Guido Costa Projects, Turin, 2004. Text in English and Italian. Edition: 2000. Special edition: 14. Casebound, signed, and numbered.

 

 

 

THE PURIFICATION OF FAGUS SYLVATICA VAR PENDULA

 

Clonmel, Ireland: Coracle; New York: Granary Books, 2005. 103⁄8 x 9 in.; 26.5 x 23 cm. 42pp. 56 b/w images, 2 line drawings. Casebound in dark blue cloth with embossed cover and spine, printed end papers. A monograph of the project by the same name with 24 b/w images of the distillation performance with explicatory commentary. Edition: 600. Numbered. Special edition: 60. Signed and numbered with a color laser-print image of the guaiacol crystal containing the historic beechnut.

PANHARD SPECIAL, VELOCITY OF THOUGHT

 

Turin: Guido Costa Projects, 2006. 47⁄8 x 91⁄2 in.; 12 x 24 cm. 24pp, 5 color images, 32 b/w images, 7 line drawings. Spiral-bound manual with aluminum covers. Monograph on the history and production of the Panhard Special, and a description of the film The Velocity of Thought. Text in English and Italian. Edition: 200.

PANHARD SPECIAL, VELOCITY OF THOUGHT

 

Vienna: Hubert Winter Gallery, 2007. 47⁄8 x 91⁄2 in.; 12 x 24 cm. 24pp. 5 color images, 32 b/w images, 7 line drawings. Spiral-bound manual with aluminum covers. Monograph on the history and production of the Panhard Special, and a description of the film The Velocity of Thought. Text in English and German. Edition: 200.

 

ABSOLUTMAID©  OPERATING MANUAL

 

New York: Great Jones Press, 1990 4 ¼ x11 in; 11 x 28cm ,8 pp

The Absolutmaid mixes Swedish wheat vodka with Indian tonic water. It is not merely a matter of attempting to achieve one specific ratio, but rather a slow progression toward the strengthening of the vodka, as the alcohol tantalizes the senses of the operator. The Absolutmaid (see photo left) pays tribute to the beautiful Anita Ekberg, whose physiognomy is the passport to the ultimate pleasures obtainable through the repetitive consumption of Absolut vodka. Ekberg’s image is a film still taken from Fellini’s La Dolce Vita: wearing nothing but a black lace negligée she is interviewed by thirty foreign correspondents. In the humble, but supremely well-informed, opinion of the manufacturer, Anita Ekberg, Nordic goddess, is the patron saint of all honorable vodka drinkers.

Edition: 30 + 3AP, signed and numbered.

 

 

BAD BENTHEIM SHWEIN (PAMPHLET)

 

New York: Paul Etienne Lincoln, 2012 .  8 ½ x 5 ½ in.; 21.6 x 14 cm 8pp, hand sewn, 1 loose score insert, 5 color images, 2 line drawings A celebratory pamphlet for a porcine sing-off, the premiere of the Bad Bentheim Schwein and its doppelganger (the Sicherungschwein in New York). The pamphlet gives a brief illustrated description of the completed project’s aims and aspirations. Edition: 60 + 6 AP

 

THE ENIGMA OF MARIE TAGLIONI (PAMPHLET)

 

New York: Paul Etienne Lincoln, 2013  8 ½ x 5 ½ in.; 21.6 x 14 cm, 10pp, hand sewn, 5 color images, 9 b/w images, 3 line drawings .  A pamphlet describing The Enigma of Marie Taglioni, an installation performed in the woods at Woldingham, England, in 1983. Based on a historical story recounted on the lid of Joseph Cornell’s Taglioni’s Jewel Casket, 1940. The Enigma of Marie Taglioni is reliant on specific atmospheric conditions to activate its layered evocation of an incident that took place in Russia in 1835. A commemorative pamphlet produced during the sculpture’s installation at Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, 2013.  Edition: 60 + 6 AP

 

 

THE GLOVERS' REPOSITORY: THE TENACIOUSNESS OF SUBTERFUGE

 

New York: Christine Burgin. (distributed by Artbook D.A.P.), 2016

5 x 10.5 in.57 color photos, 107 b/w photos, 112 pp

The Glovers’ Repository tells the stories of 24 characters who either practiced deception or were themselves its unwitting victims. From Mary Toft (who claimed to have given birth to a rabbit) to King Zog (who survived 55 assassination attempts), the characters are all legends in their own right. Their lives are related with characteristic wit and are well documented with photographs. This book was inspired by a large-scale installation, a vitrine containing 24 gloves, one for each character. Each glove rotated slowly via a mechanism based on the workings of Big Ben. The book is bound so that, when it is fully opened, two small books of the characters’ stories are revealed.

Edition: 2,000 ISBN 978097786969

 

AN OBSERVATORY OF COLLECTED CICERONES"

 

Journal of the London Institute of ’Pataphysics, no. 2, Gidouille 138 (2011)

London: Atlas Press  6 ¼ x 9 ½ in, 16 x 24 cm

Letter-press printed cover,72pp, 8 color photos, 51 b/w photos,14 line drawings

Amply illustrated throughout with each work given a full-page, color image taken from the original artist's pigment prints. Descriptions of eight works: Panhard Special, Bad Bentheim Schwein, Hyperbaric-Hypobaric, Sinfonia Torinese, New York-New York, Equestrian Opulator, Aurelian Labyrinth, and Battersea Bee Station.  Edition: 345 numbered copies, the first 44 are signed and numbered

o/p .   ISBN 978-1-900565-52-3

CINEMASCOPIA MANUAL

 

New York: Great Jones Press, 2004 4 ¼ x11 in.; 11 x 28cm, 8pp

This manual describes the Cinemascopia, a precision optical mechanism, concealed within a bottle of Punt e Mes, the primary catalyst within Sinfonia Torinese. The Cinemascopia captures the illusory nature of Sinfonia Torinese—the incantation of fourteen majestic songbirds, cushioned in the dulcet tones of Cabiria—manifested through a small segment of Super 8 film, cut to correspond to the total audio composition of the avarian symphony. The 206 frames in the film loop present a montage of the first performance of Sinfonia Torinese, which took place at 24 via Mazzini on September 21, 2004. Naturally, this b/w document lacks sound: it is solely a silver nitrite positive. (The sound is present in the Prelude Series Bird edition.) Edition of 30 + 3AP; signed and numbered

GIUSEPPE FARINA: SPEED KING (PAMPHLET)

 

New York: Great Jones Press, 2016.  4 ¼ x11 in; 11 x 28cm

12pp. 2 b/w tipped in photos, 1 color tipped in photo

A short biographical study of Emilio Giuseppe Farina (1906–1966), the legendary Torinese racing car driver. Giuseppe Farina: Speed King was made to coincide with the first presentation of The Glover’s Repository in Turin, 2016. The work comprises two glass domes supported by a metal armature attached to the wall. Set into the armature is a geared speedometer mechanism and, on the output shaft a wooden hand covered in an original driving glove. A power supply feeding to the armature energizes a motor attached to the gearbox, which rotates the glove each 1’50”, the fastest lap of Farina’s historic win of the first Formula One World Champion race at Silverstone, England in 1950.

Edition: 10, signed and numbered

HELLE NICE: SPEED QUEEN (PAMPHLET)

 

New York: Great Jones Press, 2016 .  4 1/4 x11 in; 11 x 28cm

12pp. 2 b/w tipped-in plate, 1 color tipped-in plate.

A short biographical study of Mariette Hélène Delangle (aka Helle Nice, 1900-1984), the legendary former dancer from the Folies Bergères who became a racing car driver. Helle Nice: Speed Queen is companion to Nino Farina: Speed King. This work comprises two glass domes supported by a metal armature that attaches to the wall. The kidskin c. 1930 glove of Helle Nice seen within this glass case is manipulated on the spindle of a speedometer to rotate at the speed of her fastest lap (XXX)and her greatest triumph, achieved in December 1929 at the Autodrome de Montlhéry. It was activated in its 2015–2018 presentation at Duane Park, New York’s premier Burlesque club, by the presence of dancers, a tribute to her former profession.

Edition: 10, signed and numbered

ONEIRIC OBSERVATIONS ON AN ENLIGHTENED LANDSCAPE: THE BAD BENTHEIM SCHWEIN EXPLAINED)

 

New York: Christine Burgin, 2018.  101⁄2 x 8 in.; 27 x 20 cm.

 84pp. 46 color images, 26 b/w images, 102 line drawings, 1 double foldout.

A monograph on the workings of the Bad Bentheim Schwein, designed for the German–Dutch public art agency Kunstwegen. Text in English and German

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