GUY SCHRAENEN ÉDITEUR

Origianal publications in limited edition

 

The publishing house Guy Schraenen éditeur (Antwerp/Paris) was founded in 1973. From the beginning on, it was devoted to visual arts, sound poetry and film. Its affiliated Printing Workshop functioned as a very early artist residence where artists were invited to explore, conceive and realize, among others, silkscreens, small offset publications and mimeographed works. Guy Schraenen éditeur published artists' books, magazines, catalogues, postcards, multiples, prints, records and films. Numerous exhibitions of these publications have been organized. The publications are represented in most international artists' books collections.  Still available publications: go to CONTACT or ORDER. Information can also be found in this CATALOGUE.

 

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes

TEXT • SOUND • IMAGE

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
Roy Adzak: Screws, 1976

ROY ADZAK

Schrauben

Handgemachtes Objektbuch, 24 Seiten mit Aufdruck.

Größe: 6,5 x 4 cm.

1976

20 nummerierte und signierte Kopien.

 

ROY ADZAK

Deshydratationen

Studie über Dehydratationen von Gemüse.

Größe 42 x 32,5 cm.

1976

40 nummerierte und signierte Kopien.

 

Eduard Bal & Henri Chopin: Ecarts de Bal, 1976.  Reference: Eduard Bal

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
Eduard Bal, Le dernier livre de Schmoll, 1977

EDUARD BAL

Le dernier livre de Schmoll

15 original collages on music paper.

Includes a record object.

Size 31 x 31 cm.

1977

10 numbered and signed copies, presented in a slip case.

 

 

EDUARD BAL

Tape Piece

Realized in electrography.

Size 21 x 15,5 cm.

1977

50 numbered and signed copies.  

 

ALEXANDRE BONNIER

12 Rapports techniques sur des choses possibles

82 pages entirely realized in facsimile. Design: Guy Schraenen.

Size 30 x 21,5 cm.

1977

88 numbered and signed copies.

Special edition: 12 copies with an original work are presented in a glass box (size 30 x 21,5 x 7 cm).

 

 

Guy Schraenen éditeur Ulises Carrion The Poet's Tongue
Cassette

ULISES CARRION

The Poet's Tongue

First edition: 

Cassette with sound works by Ulises Carrión which again reflect his passion for language, its structures, its sounds and its meanings.

Guy Schraenen éditeur, Antwerp, 1977  

Ulises Carrión, The Poet's Tongue, Guy Schraenen Sound Poetry
Ulises Carrión, The Poet's Tongue, LP

Reeditions:

1. Vinyl record: Alga Marghen, 2012
2. CD: Alga Marghen; in: Guy Schraenen: Dear Reader. Don't Read,catalogue, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2016

 

Review + tracks: Boomkat 

 

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
Lourdes Castro: L'ombres, 1974

LOURDES CASTRO

D 'Ombres

Book complete in silkscreen, based on photographs of the shadowplay by Lourdes Castro. pages under a  rhodoïde cover. Photographs and design: Guy Schraenen.

Size 20 x 30 cm

1974
250 Exemplares, numbered and signed.

 

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
Henri Chopin: 29 novembre 74. Portrait des 9, 1975

HENRI CHOPIN

29 novembre 74. Portrait des 9 

Visual Poetry. Portrait of the "common market". Graphic text in two colours. 

Size 30 x 21 cm.

1975

480 copies, numbered and signed

Special edition: 20 copies with an original work, numbered and signed.

Film on Henri Chopin: 'Portrait des 9

 

ANTOINE DE BARY

Livre

Object book of 24 pages with original polychrome drawings and one sculpture. All copies, hand made by the artist, are presented in a lackered box.

1974 

12 copies, numbered and signed.

 

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
Antoine de Bary: Marie-Odile, 1973

ANTOINE DE BARY

Marie-Odile

Book with cut outs, texts and drawings realized on papers of various textures and colours. 

Size 28 x 22 cm.

1973

60 copies, numbered and signed.

Special edition: 12 copies with an original drawing, numbered and signed. 

 

GILBERT DECOCK

Varuna

Entirely printed in silkscreen on carboard 500 gr. The book contains 28 cut outs.

Concept: Guy Schraenen.

Size 40 x 40 cm.

1973

125 copies, numbered and signed.

 

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
Guy Schraenen éditeur printing workshop (right: Antoine de Bary)

 

DEGOTTEX & MAURICE BENHAMOU

Affleurement du Chant

Fully printed in screen print on Velin Arches 300gr. and on polyester.
9 texts by Maurice Benhamou. 9 transparent "white lines" from Degottex.
Size 40 x 60 cm.
1976
80 copies, numbered and signed.
Special edition: 9 copies with manuscript and original cover, numbered and signed.

 

 

LUC DELEU

Manifest aan de Orde

Raport / Manifest of the artist and architect about a debate on the "Ordre of Architects".

Size 21 x 31 cm.

1982

25 Exemplare, nummeriert und signiert.  

 

Mirtha Dermisache: Dario n° 1, 1975
Mirtha Dermisache: Dario n° 1, 1975

MIRTHA DERMISACHE

Diario n ° 1

Artists' book issued in folio size newspaper format.
Graphisms without informational remit preserve the architecture of the newspaper.

Size 47 x 36 cm.

1975

1000 exemplares.

Special edition: 300 exemplare, signed.  

 

References:

MoMA's Reading List 

Witness Mirtha Dermisache

 

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
Mirtha Dermisache: Cahier n° 1

MIRTHA DERMISACHE

Cahier n ° 1

Book of 29 pages of mimeographed graphisms. All graphisms dirctly printed from the original stencils. Publisher's wrapper.

Size 27,5 x 21,5 cm.

1975

130 exemplares, numbered and signed.

Special edition: 20 exemplares with original carbon work, numbered and signed.

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
Peter Downsbrough, Cut, 1994

PETER DOWNSBROUGH

Cut

Book with original hand stamps and two b/w photos.

Size 22 x 16,5 cm.

1994

20 exemplares, numbered and signed.

 

 

FRANÇOIS DUFRÊNE

Œuvre désintégrale 

First edition:

3 cassettes in a slip case, Guy Schraenen éditeur, Antwerp, 1976  

Reeditions:

1. Three vinyl records in a box: Alga Marghen, 2007
2. Three CD’s in a box: Alga Marghen, 2007
3. Selection; in: François Dufrêne. Affichiste, sound poet, catalogue, Museu Serralves, Porto 2007)

 

Review + tracks: Boomkat

 

 

BILL GAGLIONE 1940-2040

Typewriter Stamp Poems

Selection of graphic poems and original stamps.

Size 21,5 x 16 cm.

1978

50 exemplares, numbered and signed.

Special edition: 5 exemplares with original work, numbered and signed. 

 

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
Guy Schraenen: Guestbook, 1978

GUESTBOOK

MUNTADAS – BAL – BARRIO – BENHAMOU – SZOMBATHY – MIRALDA – PEETERS – MOL – HOCKS – DACHY – DE CHARMONY – CARRION – MAIREY – PINGUILLY – DERMISACHE – RITTERBUSCH – JONES – LAGARDE – BELIS – MARIN – BANANA – GAGLIONE

23 original hand imprints made by some of the artists who visited our studio.

Size 29,7 x 21 cm.

1976-1978

50 copies numbered and signed (25 copies reserved for the collaborators).

 

 

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
Bernard Heidsieck; Eduard Bal: Portrait-Pétales, 1973

BERNARD HEIDSIECK & EDUARD BAL

Portrait-Pétales

Book containing a 17 cm record by Bernard Heidsieck. Illustration: Eduard Bal.

Concept: Guy Schraenen.

Size 38 x 38 cm.

1973

120 copies with silkscreen prints, numbered and signed.

Special edition: 50 copies with 4 collages, presented in a slip case, numbered and signed.

De Luxe edition: 8 copies with 4 collages and one original work by Eduard Bal, presented in a slip case, numbered and signed.

Reference: Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
Bernard Heidsieck Foules, 1974

BERNARD HEIDSIECK

Foules

Book printed on several coloured papers, based on writing collages “Les 100 Foules d’octobre 1970" by Bernard Heidsieck. Design: Guy Schraenen.

Size 28 x 20 cm.

1974

480 copies, numbered and signed.

Special edition: 20 copies with an original “writing-collage”, numbered and signed.

 

 

 

BERNARD HEIDSIECK & FRANÇOISE JANICOT

Encoconnage

 

Photo book including 92 arranged photo documents by Guy Schraenen of Françoise Janicot's performance on the poem Passe-Partout n° 9 by Bernard Heidsieck.

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
Françoise Janicot; Bernard Heidsieck: Encoconnage, 1974

It contains also a 30 cm record with version 1 and 3 of Encoconnage Passe-Partout

n° 9  by Bernard Heidsieck. 

Photographs and Design: Guy Schraenen.

Size 31 x 31 cm.

1974

480 copies, numbered and signed.

Special edition: 20 copies with a photo collage by Françoise Janicot, numbered and signed. 

Reference: Paris Photo 2014

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
F. Mairey: Substitution

FRANÇOISE JANICOT

Rendez-vous

Probably the largest book realized in xerography. 15 full page photographs. Concept: Guy Schraenen.

Size 45 x 58 cm.

1973

45 copies, numbered and signed.

 

 

FRANÇOISE MAIREY

Substitution

Series of graphic compositions realized on a typewriter and based on piano exercises. Design: Guy Schraenen.

Size 45 x 58 cm.

1977

45 copies, numbered and signed.

 

 

Nanne Meyer: (untitled), 1993
Nanne Meyer: (untitled), 1993

NANNE MEYER

(untitled)

Book which reflects the characteristics

of the artist’s work.

Size 21 x 14,5 cm.

1993

500 copies, numbered and signed.

 

 

Yves Pinguilly: Le texte tel et…, 1977
Yves Pinguilly: Le texte tel et…, 1977

YVES PINGUILLY

Le texte tel et… à suivre

Series of “insciptions” on red paper.

Size 16 x 22 cm.

1977

240 copies, numbered and signed.

Special edition: 10 copies with an original manuscript, numbered and signed.

Guy Schraenen éditeur Vladan Radovanović : Becoming Distinct/Indistinct
Vladan Radovanović, Cassette

VLADAN RADOVANOVIC

Becoming Distinct / Instinct 

Sound cassette

Guy Schraenen éditeur, Antwerp, 1977

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
Presentation of "Encoconnage", Quai de Seine, Paris, 1974 (in the centre the artist Mirtha Dermisache)

Guy Schraenen éditeur REVUE AXE Logo

Magazine, limited edition of 500 copies, printed in offset, typography and silkscreen on various kinds of papers. All contributions are presented differently with cut outs, objects, fold outs etc.

Size: 30 x 21 cm.

1975/76

- 3 issues (complete). Each issue includes a 17 cm record of sound poetry. All covers are designed by a different artist.

- Special edition: each issue contains numbered and signed works. The first 10 copies also include an original work and a Super 8 film made by an artist.

 

AXE 1

ROY ADZAK (O) – EDUARD BAL – BRAM BOGART – HENRI CHOPIN (D) – DEGOTTEX (C/N/F) – MIRTHA DERMISACHE – BERNARD HEIDSIECK – J.P. SCHELFHOUT (N) – UNG NO LEE (N) – MIKO VAN DAELE – PAUL VAN OSTAIJEN - OSCAR JESPERS

 

AXE 2

ANTOINE DE BARY (N) – MAURICE BENHAMOU – HUGO DE CLERCQ – FRANÇOIS DUFRÊNE (D/F) – SERVULO ESMERALDO (N) – RENE GUIETTE (C/N) – BRION GYSIN (D) – BERNARD HEIDSIECK – PLESSI (O)

 

AXE 3

JO DELAHAUT – JOHN GIORNO – BRION GYSIN (C/N/F) – STEN HANSON (D) – BERNARD HEIDSIECK (O) – ARRIGO LORA – TOTINO (N) – FRANÇOISE MAIREY (N) – KLAUS RITTERBUSCH

 

C=Cover; D=Record; F=Film; N=Numbered and signed work; O=Original

 

References:

 

 


Guy Schranen colleXtion
Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
colleXtion 1, Guy Schraenen éditeur, Antwerpen, 1975-77

colleXtion1 and colleXtion suite are a series of object books. Each one is conceived as an artwork. Many of these books, printed in offset, silkscreen, mimeography or realized in xerox, contain an object, a collage or another insert.

 

COLLEXTION 1

Slipcase with 10 book objekts. 

Size 11 x 15 x 2,5 cm (each book 11 x 15 cm).

1975 - 1977

480 copies, numbered.

 

EDUARD BAL - Middelheim 20/21.8.1978

ANTOINE DE BARY - Mis sous envelope le 14 juillet

MICHAEL GIBBS - 5 coloured alphabets in black and white

BRAM BOGART - Peinture

ROY ADZAK - Fire-imprint

MAGLIONE - La leçon de broderie

JOHN BELIS - 3 sculptures

SERVULO ESMERALDO - Méthode prtique et illustrée pour construire un excitable...

HUGO DE CLERCQ - Framework 

AESCHBACHER - Aeschbacher de Bechi-Bouzouk 

10 books of ColleXtion 1, Guy Schraenen éditeur, Antwerp, 1975-1977
10 books of ColleXtion 1, Guy Schraenen éditeur, Antwerp, 1975-1977

COLLEXTION SUITE

Slipcase with 5 book objekts.

Size 11 x 15 x 1,2 cm (each book 11 x 15 cm).

1975 - 1977

480 copies, numbered.

 

LUCIO DEL PEZZO - ABC

KLAUS RITTERBUSCH - "Oh, wie ich deine Kurven liebe!"

GERALD MINKOFF - The theorie and praxis of rubber stamping

BERNARD VILLERS - Trace

COZETTE DE CHARMONY - Mon centimètre volant 

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
colleXtion 1; colleXtion suite, special edition, Guy Schraenen éditeur, Antwerpen, 1975-1977

COLLEXTION 1

Special edition: Box with 10 book objekts, each one with an original signed work or a multiple. 

Size 11,5 x 17 x 21,5 cm.

20 copies, numbered and signed. 

 

COLLEXTION SUITE

Special edition: Box with 5 book objekts, each one with an original signed work or a multiple. 

Size 11,5 x 17 x 11,5 cm.

20 copies, numbered and signed.

 

 


Publishing house "Guy Schraenen éditeur" at the international bookfair Frankfurt, 1990
Publishing house "Guy Schraenen éditeur" at the international bookfair Frankfurt, 1990
Guy Schraenen in octavo
Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
In Octavo, Guy Schraenen éditeur, Antwerpen, 1990-1991

In Octavo is a series of ten artists’ books. Each artist created a book reflecting the characteristics of his work. All contributions are presented differently with fold outs, coloured prints, various papers etc. 
1990-1991

Slip case with 10 books, 500 copies, numbered.

Special edition: Slip case with 10 books, 20 copies: each book with an original signed work or a multiple, numbered and signed.

Size 15 x 21 x 18 cm (each book 21 x 14,5 cm).

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
In Octavo, special edition, 1990-91

 

AESCHBACHER – Tian Aden
GIANNI BERTINI – Mes cartes
HENRI CHOPIN – mil 1000 mille dates
LUC DELEU – Barcelona towers
DENMARK – Multum, non multa
PETER DOWNSBROUGH – For rent
WILFRIED HUET - Eque
JIRI KOLAR – Le vin des mots
MARIE ORENSANZ – Communiquer…
BERNARD VILLERS – Géomemétrie variable

 

 


GRAPHIC WORKS & MULTIPLES

(see also the special editions of IN OCTAVO, COLLEXTION and REVUE AXE) 

 

Guy Schraenen éditeur multiples artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
Eduard Bal: Le dernier livre de Schmoll, 1977

EDUARD BAL
Le dernier livre de Schmoll

Record object with collage and paint.

Size ø 30 cm.

1977

50 copies, numbered and signed.

 

 

EDUARD BAL

3 multiples (collage and offset print), presented in a collage portfolio.

Size 76 x 55 cm.

1977

10 copies, numbered and signed.

 

LOURDES CASTRO

Furrows

8 silkscreens by Lourdes Castro including the poem “Furrows” by Wade Stephenson.

Size of each silkscreen: 90 x 65 cm.

1974

20 copies, each print numbered and signed.

Lourdes Castro, Furrows, 8 silkscreens incl. Furrows by Wade Stevenson, 1974

GILBERT DECOCK

Box containing 12 three dimensional silkscreen prints.

Size 46 x 46 cm.

1973

10 copies, numbered and signed.

 

 

Brion Gysin Poems Guy Schraenen éditeur

BRION GYSIN

Roller Poem

Graphic poem presented in a rhodoïde tube.

Size 120 x 22 cm.

1977

90 copies, numbered and signed

 

 

 

Brion Gysin Poems, Guy Schraenen éditeur
Brion Gysin: Roller Poem, 1977

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
George Smits: Personal Sound Maker

GEORGE SMITS
Personal Sound Maker

Do-it-yourself kit to build your own instrument/sculpture.

Including an audio cassette with sound pieces by George Smits.

[1977]

Size 80 x 30 x 23 cm.

9 copies, numbered and signed.

 

 

 

 


POSTCARDS

 

SINGLE POSTCARD by

ARTHUR AESCHEBACHER* – EDUARD BAL – RENE BERTHOLO – BRAM BOGART – HENRY BZODOK – LOURDES CASTRO – HENRI CHOPIN* – ANTOINE DE BARY – HUGO DE CLERCQ – GILBERT DECOCK – JO DELAHAUT – MIRTHA DERMISACHE – FRANÇOIS DUFRÊNE * – HENRI GABRIEL – RENE GUIETTE – BRION GYSIN – BERNARD HEIDSIECK – FRANÇOISE JANICOT – J.H. KOCMAN – FRANÇOISE MAIREY – GERALD MINKOFF – MAURIZO NANNUCCI – MARIE ORENSANZ – PLESSI – ENDRE TOT* – EMMETT WILLIAMS*

* these cards are not included in any wallet

 

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
15 cartes postales de..., 1974

15 CARTES POSTALES DE…

EDUARD BAL – RENE BERTHOLO – BRAM BOGART – LOURDES CASTRO – HENRI CHOPIN – ANTOINE DE BARRY – HUGO DE CLERCQ – GILBERT DECOCK – DEGOTTEX – JO FELAAHAUT – HENRI GABRIEL – RENE GUIETTE – BRION GYSIN – BERNARD HEIDSIECK – FRANÇOISE JANICOT

Wallet containing 15 postcards from works especially created for this edition.

1974

Size 14,7 x 10,5 cam.

300 copies, numbered and signed by the publisher.

Guy Schraenen éditeur post cards artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
Stamp postcards, 1977

STAMP POSTCARDS

EDUARD BAL – HENRYK BZDOK – JORGE CARABALDO – MICHAEL GIBBS – HORST HAHN – ROBERT JACKS – J.H. KOCMAN – GERALD MINKOFF – MAURIZIO NANNUCCI – MURIEL OLESEN – GABOR TOTH - BEN VAUTIER

Wallet with 12 postcards with original rubber stamps prints.

1977

Size 14,7 x 10,5 cm.

Special edition: 250 copies, numbered and signed.

 

MIRTHA DERMISACHE

4 cartes postales

Four postcards with graphisms in transparent envelope.

1978

Size 11 x 15,8 cm.

100 copies, numbered and signed.

Guy Schraenen éditeur artists' books Künstlerbücher livres d'artistes
Mirtha Dermisache, 4 cartes postales, 1978
Ulises Carrion's Other Books and So in Amsterdam
Exhibition "Guy Schraenen éditeur" at "Other Books and So", Amsterdam, Heerengracht 259, 1977