La Gomera MC/ARTBOX
€60.00

  • La Gomera MC/ARTBOX

La Gomera MC/ARTBOX
€60.00

(PLEASE NOTE: TRACKED SHIPPING ONLY FOR THIS ITEM!)

The idea for this release started years ago while listening to a tape from the Slowscan archive containing a radio broadcast about the Otto Mühl commune on La Gomera, Portugal. Later, while working with William Levy, a close friend of Mühl, on his 2016 LP on Slowscan Records the idea arose to combine forces for an Otto Mühl LP, documenting some of the stuff from the personal archive of Levy. He send me an English version of his book ‘Unser Freund, Otto Mühl’ to be included, but the project was abandoned as Levy’s health declined and it remained unclear who was holding the copyrights for the material.

Years later I was listening to the radio broadcast again and thought it’d be nice to release this as a special edition tribute art-box. I asked renowned Dutch artist Aaron van Erp to contribute as I knew he’s also a fan of Mühl’s work. He gave me a series of drawings to be printed as a booklet together with 2 hand screened, numbered and signed prints. Van Erp has become a rising star of the art world since his graduation in 2001. His surreal and absurd paintings have been acquired for numerous collections in the Netherlands and abroad, including the trendsetting Saatchi collection.

Besides the tape, booklet and prints we included another booklet containing a selection from ‘Unser Freund’ and several small multiples and items. Housed in a silkscreened wooden box in a limited edition of 25 copies and sold as an exclusive mail-order item only.