Mitmedien [With Rare Kodak M1 Reading Machine, Original Collage, and ALS]
Germany. With a signed postcard [APS] from Kriwet to Klaus Peter Dencker.
A cache of items sent from Ferdinand Kriwet to his fellow artist, writer, and TV producer Klaus Peter Dencker, aka KPD. The postcard reads "Ahoj KPD, hier eine kleine Kodak Publikation.(Bräuchte man 1 Lesegerät.ein solches hatte Kodak für Mitmedien in mehreren Exemplaren zur Verfügung gestellt.) Gute Grüße Ferdinand Kriwet. 23.01.75."
The lot includes Kriwet's rare 1975 "micropublication" Mitmedien. This is not to be confused with the exhibition catalog of the same name [Kriwet 60], , but the rather the much rarer separate publication [Kriwet 60.1] which was printed on 4 1/8 x 5 7/8" sheets of glassine, each of which is printed in tiny form with numerous images. Each glassine sheet bears the phrase "Dies ist eine KODAK Mikropublikation" at lower margin. This example consists of 15 cards housed in an unprinted brown envelope. One of the cards is a sheet of unprinted graph paper, and the other 14 are on glassine. The bibliography states that the edition consisted of 15 sheets on glassine, so it is possible that this set may be missing a sheet, unless the unprinted card is considered one of the 15.
Accompanying Mitmedien is a Kodak Minox M1 Portable reader, presumably one of the few that Kriwet mentions that Kodak gave him for distribution to the press. It is a hefty machine, wighing approximately pounds, with a screen that pops up. This example comes complete with instruction booklet, power cords, and a brush.
Accompanying these items is an original collage by Kriwet, 7 3/4 x 5 13//16", letraset and graph paper on graph paper. On the verso the work is titled in an unknown hand "Kriwet: Emblem 1971", along with an arrow and the phrase "Oben", both written in ballpoint ink, indicating which direction the work is supposed to hang.
All items fine. Item #30111