Friday, December 31, 2010

5 "Taking Tiger Mountain" prints...

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This typed description is part of Peter's portfolio.



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"Taking Tiger Mountain"
Peter Schmidt
1974
From an edition of 1500, each unique
Silk screen print
These five and one other are not signed or numbered,
it is not known if they are counted among the 1500.
(Collection of the Schmidt Family)
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There are 45 versions documented at Peter Schmidt Web.
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Eggert Pétursson speaks...

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Eggert Pétursson is interviewed on his most recent exhibition of paintings.
http://dagskra.ruv.is/sjonvarpid/4544990/2010/12/08/2/
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Hope you enjoy it despite the mystery of the Icelandic language.

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"Is that 1962?"...

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"...I handed him a copy of the "Departures(from Cubism and Beyond)" DVD. I told him what it was and he seemed shocked. Looking at it closely he said "I did not even know there was any footage of Peter." Adding "Is that 1962? That's very early. Thank you, I would love to see it". He asked me my name and said that he had seen me at other events. I reminded him that I had approached him at the Royal Academy about doing something for the website and that he had said that he was too busy. "Maybe I will reverse that decision", he said. He thanked me again and then had his picture with Richard(Mills) and his son."

- Rory Walsh, on his encounter with Peter Schmidt's friend and collaborator Brian Eno, after a recent lecture by Eno at Hay-on-Wye. I'd like to acknowledge Rory's friendship and support, and most of all his determination.
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Looking backwards...

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"I've spoken to Anthea and we're rather mystified that Brian apparently told someone* that he had "tons of stuff". To Anthea (and my) knowledge, he has very little. He has the painting "Evening Star" (which unfortunately has some damage which needs to be repaired) and some lithographs of 'Taking Tiger Mountain'."

From my correspondance with Opal Ltd., Brian Eno's office...
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* Rory Walsh
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At the Kitchen in New York City...

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On Sunday, February 5, 1978, Fripp made his first official solo appearance in over three years, at the Kitchen in Soho: this was also the first time he used the name "Frippertronics" for his tape-delay system. The concert came about almost by accident: originally Fripp and Joanna Walton had intended to give an intimate performance for invited friends in Walton's apartment; evidently they feared it might get too noisy, and moved the event to the Kitchen.

The concert was written up in the Village Voice by John Piccarella, who describes the atmosphere of anticipation, long lines of people waiting to get in wrapped around the block in the cold. Fripp, perhaps wishing to defuse some of his own anxiety as well as to brace the audience for some very un-King-Crimsonish music, began by comparing his new music to intimate "salon" music; he reportedly "reserved the right to be boring and unintelligent."

The sound, if not the ineffable presence and ambiance, of this event has been preserved on a two-LP bootleg, Pleasures in Pieces. This curious artifact contains five Frippertronics pieces, starkly titled "The First," "The Second," "The Third," "The Fourth," and "The Fifth," as well as a text-music piece by Walton, Fripp, and others, which functioned as an interlude between two Frippertronic sets. Piccarella described Walton's piece as follows: "A taped series of quotations from linguistic philosophers was rendered both sensible and ridiculous by a series of silent physical performances. 'Oblique Strategies,' the set of directional cards written by Eno and Peter Schmidt, were circulated among several performers whose movements were, presumably, improvised according to the cards presented. One woman wrote on a large screen what appeared to be transcriptions, literal or otherwise, of the words on the cards ..."


From:

ROBERT FRIPP - FROM CRIMSON KING TO CRAFTY MASTER
by Eric Tamm
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Sunday, December 26, 2010

"A Painters Use of Sound", Programme...

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"A Painters Use of Sound", Programme
Peter Schmidt
1967
Printed matter to accompany the show at ICA, 1968
(Collection of the Schmidt Family)
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Pencil Drawing...

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Pencil Drawing
Peter Schmidt
1972
Pencil on paper
(Provenance unknown)
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Gouaches...

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"Gouache 3"
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"Gouache 4"
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Peter Schmidt
1971
Gouache painting on board
From a series of 4
(Provenance Unknown)
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

"Programmed Tiddly Winks 3"...

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"Programmed Tiddly Winks 3"
Peter Schmidt
1967
152 x 152 cm
Tiddly Winks on board
(Provenance Unknown)
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"Dissolution"...

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"Dissolution"
Peter Schmidt
1972
Line drawing
One of 64 "Hexagrams of the I Ching" drawings
(Provenance Unknown)
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"Frame Painting"...

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"Frame Painting"
Peter Schmidt
1973
Acrylic on canvas
(Provenance Unknown)
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A Curwen "Monoprint"...

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"Monoprint"
Peter Schmidt
From Curwen Gallery Exhibition,
53 x 38 cm, 1968
Silk Screen with hand applied inks
(Provenance unknown)
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

"Monoprint" from Curwen Gallery Exhibit...

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"Monoprint"
Peter Schmidt
1968
Silkscreen and hand applied inks on board
38 x 53 cm.
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"Painting on Furniture..."

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"Painting on Furniture, Clothes & Objects"
Peter Schmidt
1974
Acrylic paint on furniture, clothes and objects
(Provenance unknown)
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Peter grew bored with flat canvas, and took to painting on clothes, furniture and other for added depth and dimension. After this time, he devoted his efforts to watercolor painting almost exclusively.
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Hexagrams of the I Ching...

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"Gathering Together"
Peter Schmidt
1972
Rapidiograph on board
From a series of 64 drawings based on the I Ching
(Provenance unknown)
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

"Monoprint", XV...

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Lisson Gallery "Monoprint", XV
Petert Schmidt
1968
Collage with overprinting
(Provenance unknown)
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"The Thoughts..." for October 8, 2010...

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"The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts"
Peter Schmidt
2010
Web version
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"Printed in Watford"...

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Untitled
Peter Schmidt
1974
Peter's contribution to the book "Printed in Watford"
An edition of 1000, each unique
Created by his students in the Foundation Course
Published by Watford School of Art
(Collection of John Emr, a gift from Cally)
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I Ching Hexagrams...

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"Thunder Under the Mountain"
Peter Schmidt
1972
1 of 64 drawings inspired by the Hexagrams of the I Ching
Rapidiograph on card stock
(Provenance unknown)
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Randomness...

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A website featuring Oblique Strategies as well as some other concepts that relate to "randomness".
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Peter Schmidt, an Australia link...

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These images were recently posted to the National Gallery of Australia's website.
The works were discovered to be in the collection by Rory Walsh, and were just photographed.
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Peter's world...

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Untitled
Peter Schmidt
1971
Ink on paper, 102 x 76 cm
(Collection of the Schmidt Family)
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Boyle Family - 77 Billion Paintings...

. Mark Boyle . The Boyle Family . 77 Million Paintings

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Images from The Boyle Family's
light show at a UFO Club performance
by the Soft Machine, 1967.
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Peter Schmidt and The Boyle Family collaborated
on many performances that incorporated sounds by
Peter and images by Mark Boyle and Joan Hills.
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Untitled "Frame Painting"...

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Untitled
(Frame Painting Series)
Peter Schmidt
1973
Oil on canvas
(Provenance unknown)
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lisson Gallery "Monoprint"...

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"Autobiographical Monoprint" - XIII
(Lisson Gallery)
Peter Schmidt
1968
Collage with overprinting, 59" x 38"
(Provenance unknown)
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Peter Schmidt's own thoughts...

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A photo of Peter's own copy of
"The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts"
(Collection of Esme)
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"Treading", I Ching Hexagram...

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"Treading"
Peter Schmidt
I Ching Hexagram Series, 1972
Rapidograph on card stock
One of 64 drawings based on the various hexagrams of the I Ching
(Provenance unknown)
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A gouache...

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Untitled Gouache No. 2
Peter Schmidt
1971
Gouache on paper
No. 2 of 5 in this series
(Provenenace unknown)
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Untitled...

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Untitled
Peter Schmidt
1971
Rapidiograph with acrylic wash
126 x 102 cm
(Provenance unknown)
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"Monoprint"...

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"Monoprint"
(Curwen)
Peter Schmidt
1968
Silk screen and hand applied ink on board
38 x 53 cm
(Peovenance unknown)
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

I Ching - Hexagram: "Fire over water"...

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"Fire over water"
Peter Schmidt
I Ching Hexagram Series, 1972
One of 64 drawings
Rapidiograph on card stock
(Provenance unknown)
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I Ching - Hexagram statement...

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Peter's description of the elusive I Ching based "hexagram" series of drawings.
From his "Summary of Work II".
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Friday, September 10, 2010