Bas Jan Ader

Published by Le magasin, Grenoble, 1996, 16 pages (b/w ill.), 12 × 21 cm (softcover), English/French

Price: €8

Booklet published on the occasion of a 1996 exhibition commissioned by Paul McCarthy and featuring the work of three European artists exiled in California: Guy de Cointet, Bas Jan Ader and Wolfgang Stoerchle. The publication includes texts by Bas Jan Ader, Paul McCarthy, and Thomas Crow, biographical and bibliographical notes.

Dutch/Californian performance artist Bas Jan Ader (1942-1975) was last seen in 1975 when he took off in what would have been the smallest sailboat ever to cross the Atlantic. He left behind a small oeuvre, often using gravity as a medium, which more than 30 years after his disappearance at sea is more influential than ever before.

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