Julian Dashper

Printed Matter

21 Jul — 15 Aug 2020

Printed matter played a decisive role in Julian Dashper’s practice from the very beginning. Some of his earliest exhibitions were accompanied by slim catalogues, elegantly designed and printed on expensive stock. The catalogue, the accompanying essay, or the attached interview acted as material signifiers—some of the pieces Dashper placed in careful position to produce an image of the successful contemporary artist, a figure he simultaneously lampooned and aspired towards.

The Twist, 1998
Waikato Museum of Art and History Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton
Catalogue
Contributors: Christina Barton, Julian Dashper & Trevor Smith, Mark Kirby
131 pages
ISBN 0-9597984-7-1

Material, 1998
Magazine
Contributors: Julian Dashper, John Nixon
1 page

Dashper had a keen understanding of the way print mediated the experience of New Zealand audiences in the 1980s and 1990s as a portal to the international art world. His ‘exhibitions’ in the pages of Artforum International in 1992 and 1993 show a desire to intervene in this traditionally one-way exchange of information and culture, turning an interior gaze back outwards, and vice versa. But these are only one example of a consistent engagement with published writing as an extension of Dashper’s artistic practice, producing a body of printed material that both consciously acceded to the expectations of the contemporary art world and distorted them into knowing reflections.

Julian Dashper: Slide Show, 1992
Robert McDougall Art Gallery Contemporary Art Annex, Christchurch
Catalogue
Contributors: Lara Strongman
9 pages
ISBN 0-908874-10-3

The Big Bang Theory, 1993
Artspace, Auckland
Catalogue
Contributors: Julian Dashper, John D Barrow, Elizabeth Loftus, Mary Barr & Jim Barr, Lara Strongman, Stuart A McKenzie, Stephanie Oberg , William McAloon, Tony Green
52 Pages
ISBN 0-9597984-5-5

Alongside 1984–1987, Michael Lett has compiled a collection of printed matter produced by, for, and about Julian Dashper. This selection ranges from self-published essays, to page works, and posthumous exhibition catalogues, and includes rare and unique publications.

The Painting Part 19781989: Julian Dashper, Mark Adams, Phillip Clairmont, 1990
Centre for Contemporary Art, Hamilton Catalogue
Contributors: Julian Dashper, Mark Adams, Mary Barr & Jim Barr
3 pages

Julian Dashper, 1997
Luxus, Den Haag
Interview and room sheet
Contributors: Julian Dashper & Mark Kirby
12 pages

Julian Dashper, 1993
Store 5 Gallery, Melbourne
Interview and room sheet
Contributors: Julian Dashper & Patrick Pound
3 Pages

Midwestern Unlike You and Me: New Zealand’s Julian Dashper, 2005
Sioux City Art Center, Iowa
Catalogue
Contributors: Al Harris-Fernandez, Christopher Cook, David Raskin, Julian Dashper, Mark Kirby
92 pages
ISBN: 0-9763457-0-6

NZD 250.00

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Midwestern Unlike You and Me: New Zealand’s Julian Dashper, 2005
Sioux City Art Center, Iowa
Room sheet
5 pages

Midwestern Unlike You and Me: New Zealand’s Julian Dashper, 2005
Sioux City Art Center, Iowa
Room sheet
5 pages

Artfrom, 1992
Artforum International January 1992, Vol. 30 No. 5
Exhibition
Contributors: Julian Dashper
133 pages
ISSN 0004-3532

“Given this contemporary conviction that we are on the brink of being able to explain literally everything, where can art hide? It is perhaps inevitable that an artist like Julian Dashper, who knows the power of his work comes from ambiguity rather than explanation, might try to secrete what he means in disparate places.” ⁠— Mary Barr & Jim Barr, ‘T = .0001 (10⁻⁴) … and counting’, The Big Bang Theory, 1993

Julian Dashper & Friends, 2015
City Art Gallery, Wellington
Catalogue
Contributors: Robert Leonard
64 pages
ISBN 978-0-9941272-1-1

NZD 40.00

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The Warriors, 1998
Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland
Catalogue
Contributors: Mark Kirby
14 pages
ISBN 0-473-05590-2

Julian Dashper: Resource Proposal, 1992
Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland
Catalogue 
Contributors: Julian Dashper
10 pages
ISBN 0-9597984-2-0

Water Color, 1991
Artspace, Auckland
Catalogue
Contributors: Francis Pound
4 pages
ISBN 0-9597984-0-4

NZD 100.00

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Blue Circles, 2003
Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery
Catalogue
Contributors: Mark Kirby, Gwynneth Porter & Julian Dashper
30 Pages
ISBN 0-473-09163-1

NZD 45.00

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To the Unknown New Zealander, 2007
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch
Catalogue
Contributors: Jenny Harper, Julian Dashper, Peter Vangioni, Mark Kirby
28 pages
ISBN 978-1-877375-14-9

NZD 40.00

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“But when it comes to New Zealand art history Rita Angus did still mean a whole bunch to me, and not only that when, after dessert, I climbed the stairs at Christchurch Art Gallery to see Cass again in the flesh I was suddenly struck, as if for the first time, by the small blank-faced figure patiently sitting at the railway station in this painting. Who was this person?” Julian Dashper, ‘For Captain Cook’, To the Unknown New Zealander, 2007

Review, 1992
Artforum International February 1992, Vol. 30 No. 6
Exhibition
Contributors: Julian Dashper
148 pages
ISSN 0004-3532

This is not writing, 2010
Clouds & Michael Lett, Auckland
Collected writings
Contributors: Julian Dashper
190 pages
ISBN 978-0-9582981-9-3

NZD 60.00

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Quote, 1990
Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
Catalogue
Contributors: Julian Dashper, David Merritt, Fiona Pardington, Gillian Roberts, Miranda Dempster
11 pages

NZD 150.00

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Julian Dashper, 1991
Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland
Catalogue
Contributors: Francis Pound, Mary Barr & Jim Barr
24 pages
ISBN 0-9597984-1-2

NZD 120.00

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“Reproduction comes first, art second. The slide, at least notionally, precedes the painting, it is in a sense anterior to the art it purports to record. The painting exists only in as much as it anticipates the slides to come.” Francis Pound, ‘Dashper & Distance’, Julian Dashper, 1991

Making a Painting: That Says Everything, 1990
Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland
Catalogue
Contributors: Julian Dashper, Gwen Stacey, Bridget Sutherland
12 pages

Julian Dashper, 1996
Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland
Catalogue
Contributors: Julian Dashper
9 pages

Julian Dashper – A Survey, 1987
Centre for Contemporary Art, Hamilton
Artist’s notes and room sheet
Contributors: Julian Dashper
6 pages

Julian Dashper, 1996
Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
Interview and room sheet
Contributors: Julian Dashper & Trevor Smith
9 pages

What I am reading at the moment, 1993
Artforum International November 1993, Vol. 32 No. 3
Exhibition
Contributors: Julian Dashper
145 pages
ISSN 0004-3532

What I am reading at the moment, 1993
National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa
Bookmark
Contributors: Julian Dashper
1 page

NZD 1,800.00

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Julian Dashper, 2000
Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
Artist’s notes and room sheet
Contributors: Julian Dashper
3 pages

Introducing Donald Dashper, 2002
PS, Amsterdam
Catalogue, postcard, and edition
Contributors: Julian Dashper
8 pages, postcard, and edition

NZD 250.00

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“85. This morning my 4 year old son Leo said when he woke up that he was a baby pony called Donald Judd. Later on this morning he said that he was still a baby pony but his new name was now Palace.” Julian Dashper, Julian Dashper, 2000

Julian Dashper, 1995
Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
Catalogue
Contributors: Julian Dashper, Trevor Smith
40 pages
ISBN 1-875526-25-0

Julien Dashper, 2003
Artspace, Sydney
Catalogue 
Contributors: Nicholas Tsoutas, Ben Curnow, Julian Dashper
30 pages
ISBN 0-646-42004-6

Julian Dashper: Photography 1980–1994, 1994
Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Catalogue
Contributors: Julie Catchpole, Athol McCredie, Francis Pound, Lara Strongman, Robert Leonard
38 pages
ISBN 0-473-02579-5

NZD 150.00

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Locker Plant Locker Plant, 2001
The Chinati Foundation, Marfa
Artist’s notes and room sheet
Contributors: Julian Dashper
5 Pages

Pop’s Art, 1997
Tidsrum Maleri, Copenhagen
Interview
Contributors: Julian Dashper & Mark Kirby
12 pages

Julian Dashper/John Nixon: The World Is Your Studio, 2004
Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland
Catalogue
Contributors: Robin Stoney, Ben Curnow, Mark Kirby
48 Pages
ISBN 0-476-01110-8

NZD 45.00

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Julian Dashper/Donald Judd, 2013
PS, Amsterdam
Catalogue
Contributors: Jan van der Ploeg, Julian Dashper, Rudi Fuchs, Steffen Böddeker, WJM Kok
40 Pages
ISBN 978-90-809695-0-6

NZD 55.00

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Untitled (Black CV), 2000
Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin
Photobook
Contributors: Julian Dashper, Steve Carr
33 pages

Julian Dashper, Curator, 1999
Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
Catalogue and room sheet
Contributors: Julian Dashper, Nicholas Chambers
8 pages

Painting Problems: The Work of Julian Dashper 1990-2006, 2006
Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei
Catalogue
Contributors: Julian Dashper & Mark Kirby
5 pages

Reviews… he loves me not, 2002
Art School Press, Auckland
Collected reviews
Contributors: T.J. McNamara
48 pages
ISBN 0-4783-08889-4

NZD 350.00

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