Otto Muehl Autograph on Photo, CoA

 

Otto Muehl Autograph on 8 x 6 Photo, CoA

 

Otto Muehl autograph
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Otto Muehl: b/w photo of the controversial artist of Viennese Actionism, hand-signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

20,2 x 15,2 cm, very good condition.

Otto Muehl ( 1925 – 2013) was an Austrian artist, who was known as one of the co-founders as well as a main participant of Viennese Actionism and for founding the Friedrichshof Commune.

In 1943, Muehl had to serve in the German Wehrmacht. There he registered for officer training. He was promoted to lieutenant and in 1944 he took part on infantry battles in the course of the Ardennes Offensive.

After the war, he studied teaching German and History, and Pedagogy of Art at the Wiener Akademie der bildenden Kuenste.

In 1972 he founded the Friedrichshof Commune, which has been viewed by some as an authoritarian sect, and that existed for several years before falling apart in the 1990s. In 1991, Muehl was convicted of sexual offences with minors and drugs offences and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment. He was released in 1997, after serving six and a half years, and set up a smaller commune in Portugal. After his release, he also published his memoirs from the prison (Aus dem Gefaengnis).


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Cultural Revolution China: Acupuncture Set. Scarce.

Cultural Revolution China: Acupuncture Set. Scarce.

 

China 1960-70s: Complete set of acupuncture-needles.

Small briefcase with zip-fastening and Mao Slogan at casing: „ Wei renmin fuwu. Mao Zedong” ( To serve the people. Mao Zedong)

3,9 x 6,1 inches. Fine condition.

 

 

Chinese Vintage Postcard Foot Binding. 缠足

Lily Foot. Foot-binding in China. Vintage Postcard app. 1900

Chinese b/w vintage postcard depicting a bound foot

Published by Denniston & Sullivan, Shanghai. Unused, very fine condition.

Foot binding was a custom practiced on young girls and women for approximately one thousand years in China, beginning in the 10th century and ending in the first half of 20th century.

To enable the size of the feet to be reduced, the toes on each foot were curled under, then pressed with great force downwards and squeezed into the sole of the foot until the toes break.

This was all carried out with no pain relief, causing the girl to experience severe pain. The broken toes were then held tightly against the sole of the foot. The foot was then drawn down straight with the leg and the arch forcibly broken.

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Antique Chinese Arm Rest Bamboo with Characters engraved, Qing – Republic

Antique Chinese Arm Rest Bamboo with Characters engraved

Antique Chinese Arm Rest Bamboo with Characters engraved

Decorative, antique Chinese armrest made of bamboo, hand-carved with 10 characters engraved. Signed: Zhi Xing 知行.

Interesting shape with one side heavily curled.

220 x 68 x 35 mm (8,8 x 2,7 x 1,3 inches), good condition. End of Qing period – beginning of Republic.

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Imperial China Postal Card, 1 Cent. Scarce French Variety.

Imperial China 1 Cent Postcard, Scarce French Variety.

Imperial China: Postal card with 1 Cent imprint„Chinese Imperial Post“. Scarce French variety „Chine. Carte Postale Avec Response Payee“ – imprint at reverse.

The front page shows an old scholar with his pupil.

Unused, moderate aging, no tears or creasing.

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Shanghai Opium smoker. Old, authentic Chinese photo

China: Opium Smoker. Old Photo

Old China Photo with Opium Smoker.

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Shanghai Opium smoker. Old, authentic Chinese photo, depicting a Chinese man on a bed, smoking Opium.

This is an original photo from the early 1920s.

6,5 x 45,8 inches (16,5 x 12 cm). Fixed on thin cardboard at the upper 2 corners.

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Weird 17-18th CT Copper Engraving with Chinese Idols

17-18th Century Copper Engraving: Chinese Idols. Weird.: “Vitel ou Ninifo, Copper Print, 8.6 x 6,4 in ( actual image print size ), by the famous artist Bernard Picart ( 1673 – 1733 ), engraver on wood and metal, draughtsman and miniaturist.

Copper Engraving Chinese Idols

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The image shows a huge Buddha statue in a Chinese Temple, rather looking kike a western church. Demons an both sides of the statue, Chinese worshiping.

This is an original, NO reproduction.”

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