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

"Permutation, Autumn"...

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"Permutation, Autumn"
Peter Schmidt
1972
Oil on canvas
(Provenance unknown)
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Something to think about..

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"The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts"
Peter Schmidt
1970
Sentences(55), press type on print fragments, a plywood box, a perspex lid
Edition of 100
(Collection of the Schmidt Family)
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"The Thoughts..." September 10, 2010...

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"The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts"
Peter Schmidt
2010
Web version
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Autobigraphical "Monoprint"...

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"Monoprint" - XII
(Lisson)
Peter Schmidt
1968
Collage, overprinted
59" x 38"
(Provenance unknown)
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"Gouache No. 1"...

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"Gouache No.1"
Peter Schmidt
1971
Gouache on paper
No. 1 in a series of five using "growth programme"
(Provenance unknown)
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Monday, September 6, 2010

"Taking Tiger Mountain", LP cover...

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"Taking Tiger Mountain"
Peter Schmidt
1974
Edition of 1500, each unique
Lithograph print using 3-9 screens
24.5" x 17.5"
(Collection of the Schmidt Family)
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Note: This one is not signed or numbered, perhaps because it is the one that was used for the front cover of Brian Eno's LP "Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy)".
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"...Tacky Dots"...

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"Programmed Tacky Dots 1"
Peter Schmidt
1967
Tacky dots on board
76" x 58"
(Provenance unknown)
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

"Monoprint", exhibited at Curwen...

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"Monoprint"
(Curwen)
Peter Schmidt
1968
Silk screen and ink on board
38 x 53 cm
(Provenance unknown)
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"...hung on the tree of life"...

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"The lord's prayer hung on the tree of life"
Peter Schmidt
1972
Printed matter
letter press in black and silver on card stock
(Collection of the Schmidt Family)
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"An original combination of the chrisitan prayer with the qabalistic tree of life."
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With the addition of this piece, we now have documentation
of all of Peter's known published works in our archives.
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Comments...

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I have added a comment feature to this blog. I'd love to hear from you...
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Saturday, September 4, 2010

"Programmed Invitation" to Lisson 68...

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"Programmed Invitation"
Peter Schmidt
1968
Printed matter
(Collection of the Schmidt Family)
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Untitled "Frame" series ...

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Untitled
Peter Schmidt
1973
Oil on canvas
(Provenance unknown)
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"While sandpapering a small canvas prior to working on it the 'ghost' of the stretcher came through, and I started to paint frames on the canvases. These paintings work for me on two levels: the relation of the inner rectangle to the surrounding frame, and the image contained in the inner rectangle. These images were often very slight, in some of the last paintings the inner rectangle was empty."
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Untitled wash painting...

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Untitled
Peter Schmidt
1972
Rapidiograph drawing with acrylic wash on paper
(Provenance unknown)
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Friday, September 3, 2010

More "...Thoughts"...

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"The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts"(Detail)
Peter Schmidt
1970
55 sentences printed on old prints mounted
on board, a plywood box, a perspex lid
Edition of 100
(Collection of the Schmidt Family)
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"The Thoughts...", September 3, 2010...

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"The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts"
Peter Schmidt
2010
Web Version
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Originally assembled by Peter in 1970.
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"More Than Nothing"...

. Brian Eno
. Peter Schmidt
. More Than Nothing

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"More Than Nothing" Exhibit Poster
Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt
Paul Ide Gallery, Brussels, 1980
Printed matter, 60 x 37 cm
(Private collection)
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"More Than Nothing", Curated by Alain D'Hooghe
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"At Peter's suggestion, the exhibition was entitled "More Than Nothing".
We decided to dedicate it to the collaborations between Peter and Brian.
Peter produced four amazing etchings for the occasion as well as many
new water colours; we also included Eno's light box, his very first video
installation "Two Fifth Avenue", several "Taking Tiger Mountain" lithographs
and "Portrait of Eno with Allusions". Even if he didn't speak the language,
Peter helped me translate the "Oblique Strategies" into French (we had a
good time 'working' on that!). He never saw the exhibition as he passed away
totally unexpectedly a few days before the opening."
Alain D'Hooghe from Enoweb's "Allusions" page
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- From nothing to more than nothing -
"Oblique Strategies", Third Edition, 1979
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Paintings and prints...

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Curwen Gallery Exhibit Poster
Peter Schmidt
1966
Printed matter
(Collection of the Schmidt Family)
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