Book six. 'Progressive integration of two grids'. No H 1974 series 174/2 nos. 1-12.
Item ID 72234
Amsterdam, Galerie Swart, 1974. Square folio (30.5 x 30.1 cm). Printed title leaf with additional pencilled text by the artist; and 12 printed leaves in original blank portfolio in original transparent sleeve. Signed by the artist. Number 2 of a series of just ten copies, containing all 12 low relief cardboard panels. Ewerdt Hilgemann (1938) '...was born in Witten, Germany and after a brief study at Westfälische Wilhelms-University in Münster, he attended Werkkunstschule and University of Saarland in Saarbrücken. In the 1960s he had residencies at Kätelhöhn Printers in Wamel, Asterstein in Koblenz and Halfmannshof in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Hilgemann started to exhibit his work across Europe in the early 1960s....' (Wikipedia). 'Zero is an artist group founded in Düsseldorf by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene. The word “zero” expressed, in Piene’s words: “a zone of silence and of pure possibilities for a new beginning". In 1961 Günther Uecker joined the Zero group. ZERO, zero written with capitals, stands for the international movement, with artists from Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Switzerland, and Italy. The movement is commonly interpreted as a reaction to Abstract Expressionism by arguing that art should be void of color, emotion and individual expression' (Wikipedia). 'In 2014 Hilgemann was invited by the Park Avenue Sculpture Committee to exhibit his work on the median along Park Avenue in New York City for a period of three months, starting in August. For this prestigious environment Hilgemann designed new works for seven locations between 52nd and 67th Street, all made of stainless steel in different configurations, single pieces as well as groups of two or more.' (Wikipedia). Portfolio slightly toned towards the margins; slight, superficial abrasion on the rear board, otherwise very good. The title leaf and prints in mint condition.