Pieter Laurens Mol
Concrete Poem, 1974.
Concrete, string, 70 x 120 x 100 mm.
Four cast concrete letters P, O, E and M tied together in string. Edition of 25. This set is numbered 14/25. An iconic sculpture that ironically, in our view, spelled the end of concrete poetry as it evolved in the 1970s into sculptural performance and other mediums.
De 3 Pyramiden van Breda, Ignatius Ziekenhuis, 1972.
Card wraps taped with manila paper with a plywood interior, 145 x 190 x 20 mm.
This sculptural bookwork includes the artist’s hand-drawn illustrations, typed text and photographic work alongside a sand element inside. Edition of 15, signed and numbered 15/15. Recto features a sticker with a coloured pencil illustration of Egyptian pyramids by Laurens-Mol. The title of the work is typed on cover. The inside includes 1 page with an illustration of a sphinx. The text below reads: ‘Sfinx van Koning Chephren + 60 M land. Op de achter gront de pyramiden van Cheops, Chephren en myce rinus, oude `rijk, Dyn. IV, + 2700-2560 Voor Christus’. A wooden box is glued to the back cover and is overlaid with a white passe-partout which frames behind glass a colour photographic print of the Ignatius Ziekenhuis building in Breda (the artist’s hometown), with 3 pyramid shaped roofs. Between the passe-partout and the photograph is a 10mm deep layer of sand that moves freely around the framed image. A rare early bookwork.