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A complete set of Kalender magazine. Nos. 1 - 8/9.
Verlag Kalender (Hansjoachim Dietrich & Bernd Ebeling). - As well as going on to publish several landmark books and texts under their imprint Verlag Kalender, Dietrich and Ebeling began their collaboration by publishing their own magazine, which in turn provided them with an outlet for their own artistic endeavours. [No complete institutional holdings found worldwide. WorldCat lists only the first issue at Hofstra University Library, NY]. Issues numbered irregularly: Nr. 1 (1960) (27 x 21.7 cm). Screenprinted wrappers, with hand-painted additions, signed in pencil by Bernd Ebeling on the rear cover. Rubber-stamped by both artists on inner front flap, Kalender stamp on rear flap. Contents, loose as issued, consist of a woodcut illustration printed on brown paper, and an original black-and-white photograph, both signed in pencil by Dietrich. Nr. 2 & 3 (27.5 x 21.1 cm). Large woodcut by Dietrich, printed on cream paper, and folded to produce the wrappers. The print is signed in pencil by Dietrich, with the artists two red stamps. The contents, loose as issued, consist of three sections of card designed by Ebeling, each with similar cut-out sections. Two of the cards have green stenciled hand-painted additions. Each of the three sheets are signed in pencil by Ebeling. Nr. 4 / 5 / 6 (31.5 x 20.5 cm). Original cream wrappers, with woodcut design by Ebeling, signed in pencil along lower edge of front cover. The number of the issue in rubber-stamped on the rear cover alongside the Kalender stamp. Contents consist of a double-page woodcut printed on grey paper, signed in pencil by Dietrich. Nr. 7 (27 x 21 cm). Original cardboard front cover, deliberately torn and ripped, with collage elements and hand-painted with black paint. Signed in pencil by Dietrich. The issue is stencil-numbered Ô7Õ on the front cover in white paint, alongside the Kalender ink stamp. Verso with the two artist stamps. Rear cover of plain black card. Inside is an original work by Ebeling consisting of a single sheet of orange card, with cut-out sections, coloured pencil drawing, and painted stencil additions. Accompanied by a smaller piece of cream card, rubber-stamped and with a signed pen and ink drawing by Ebeling. Nr. 8 & 9 (64 x 43 cm) unfolded. A large poster printed on thin cream paper, folded four times as issued, and presented within the original orange paper wrap-around obi (the two artists stamps on the obi). The poster, printed single side only, is illustrated with numerous woodcuts by both Dietrich and Ebeling, and the artists have each signed the sheet twice in pencil. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
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