Robin Redbreast Territory / Sculpture 1969
  • artists' book
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white
  • 18.3 x 12 cm.
  • [32] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Robin Redbreast Territory / Sculpture 1969

Jan Dibbets

Robin Redbreast Territory / Sculpture 1969


Artist's book by Dibbets, published jointly by König and Seth Siegelaub. Text by Dibbets in English, Dutch, French and German. "At the beginning of March, 1969, I decided to change a robin's territory, so that the bird would fly and control my sculpture-drawing. This sculpture-drawing can never be seen in its entirety; only through its documentation can the viewer reconstruct its form in his mind. In order to achieve this -- I only suspected it was possible -- I read a number of books (among others: Robert Ardrey, The Territorial Imperative ... and David Lack, The Life of the Robin ... until I had gathered sufficient insight into the possibilities ..."


"International General, Distributing Independently Produced Vanguard Art Books, Catalogues and Information" by Seth Siegelaub. New York, NY : International General, 1971.
"Book as Artwork 1960 / 1972" by Germano Celant. London, United Kingdom : Nigel Greenwood Inc. Ltd., 1972, pp. 73.
"Seth Siegelaub : Beyond Conceptual Art" by Leontine Coelewij, Sara Martinetti, Marja Bloem, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jo Melvin, Götz Langkau, Matilda McQuaid, Alan Kennedy, Seth Siegelaub. Köln and Amsterdam, Germany / Netherlands : Verlag der Buchandlung Walther König / Stedelijk Museum, 2016, pp. 196-197.
New York / Köln, NY / Germany: Seth Siegelaub / Verlag Gebr. König,
Condition:  Used