Jack Smith, Johan Kugelberg, Jonas Mekas. 14.5" x 10.75" softcover / published in 2013 on the occasion of the exhibition at Boo-Hooray, New York / from an edition of 300 copies. Scarce.
Softcover 8vo, very good condition, unpaginated.
Secession/Revolver, 2017. Artist's book limited to 400 copies printed. Oblong blind-debossed hardcover, unpaginated. Texts by Wayne Koestenbaum, Daniel Marcus and Paul Virilio. Filled with drawings. This copy SIGNED and dated 2018 by the artist on the illustrated front free endpaper.
2018, Skira, Anton Kern Gallery / David Kordansky Gallery, 317 pages, hardcover with dust-jacket. Texts by the artist, Nancy Princenthal, Dan Nadel, Glenn O'Brien and Trinie Dalton. This copy is SIGNED and dated by Martin with a drawing spreading over the two title pages. Note: artist signed several copies so drawing may not be same as one pictured.
Paris: Chaval d'attaque, 1981, softcover, ISBN 2-86200-01705. Inscribed in French to the American sculptor Mark di Suvero in 1989. Some of the tipped-in plates are a little wavy from age. Very Good all around, if slightly cocked; a few small marks to covers.
Very Good paperback, Robert briggs & Assoc., 1979. This copy is inscribed by someone named Vu to the American sculptor Mark di Suvero.
Roberto Ohrt, ed. / D.A.P. / 2000 / 1891024175VG softcover in mint-green french wraps. Edges lightly spotted, spine slightly creased. A small dent (<1/2") to rear cover. Otherwise normal shelf wear.
JC Hopkins, ed. / Spoonbill Books / 2017An anthology of poets drawn from Poetry 99, Spoonbill Studio's monthly reading series. 8 1/2"x11" risograph-printed staple-bound booklet. New.Contributing poets: Jonas Kyle / Joe Pan / Lucas Hunt / Madeleine Mermall / Sarah Jean Grimm / Rachel Kang / Martina Salisbury / Camilo Roldan / Diannely Antigue / Omotara James / Mia Kang / Lyric Hunter / Madeleine Braun / Madeleine Barnes / Latoya Jordan / Monica McClure / Joanna Valente / Peter Carlaftes / Shamar Hill / Parker Menzimer / Bridget Sprouls / Caritas Young / JC Hopkins / Emily Skillings. Cover art: Matthew Thurber
The greatest edition. Edited by Herbert Farjeon and designed by Francis Meynell for the Nonesuch Press. LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION, One of 1600 copies, bound in publisher's full niger morocco by A.W. Bain. The usual variance to the color of morocco in the spines, but a clean, tight, attractive set of a masterpiece of 20th century book-making. Further images upon request or can be viewed in our Brooklyn shop. This set comes from a very distinguished library -- further information also upon request!
Sun Books and Editions, 2014 / First Edition of 500 copies / 145 pages / 25 x 17 cmFrom the publisher: Forest Hills is a book that follows the 20th century history of tennis and art, confusing and conflating their two stories in order to create a new kind of history. Once the center of tennis in America Forest Hills is now an almost forgotten world, a lost civilization of the sport. Bill Sullivan's book uses photography and image making to tell the story of it's rise and fall paralleling it's history with that of art and design. The book follows the history of the site and the stadium as it evolved through the various changes to its surfaces and trappings to its ultimate end. Functioning as an ahistorical/historical document, Forest Hills is a story about a real place as well as a long meditation on how this place and it's elements may have been viewed by people in the past over time.Scarce.
New Hardcover, 199 pages. Warren, VT: Floating World Editions, 2017. Text by Sakagami Shinobu. Illustrated.
ecstatic peace library / 2009 / signed by Thurston Moore & with the name-stamp of the late publisher Barney Rosset / one of 100 copies published on the occasion of the Brooklyn Book Festival, 2009 / Scarce
Museum Ludwig, Koln / 1989Very good in white pictorial stiff wrappers, some sunning to spine and mild rubbing to cover's edges. 151 pages.
SECOND-HAND / SIGNED / Number 104 of 300 copies / The Vinyl Factory, 2013.Beautifully illustrated very good large 8vo softcover, 92 pages. "This catalogue documents 45 singles from the Mott Collection for sale at the Vinyl Factory Chelsea on the occasion of the commercial exhibition "David Bowie Nacht Musik 6 February - 3 March 2013." SIGNED by Toby Mott. Some wear to thick glossy DJ, vinyl VG in sleeve. This copy also has a gift inscription in ink on title page. Scarce in U.S. Additional photos available upon request.
New / oblong pictorial wrappers / Milwaukee: Lydon Sculpture Garden / 2015 Published on the occasion of Dan Torop: Frozen Period, June-Sept 2014. Texts by the artist as well as Nicholas Frank, Meriwether Lewis and Polly Morris, with all images by the photographer.
Poster/Gagosian Gallery 20027" x 37" / from an exhibition in May-June 2002 at Gagosian Beverly Hills/ Depicted is a detail of "African Masks", 1984-85, 84" x 420" / Poster rolled in plastic mailer tube to which is affixed the mailing address of a well known art historian. Images depict four consecutive photos of the image.
New York, Seth Siegelaub / 1969 First edition/ stapled wrappers / 27.6x21.2cms, text in English, French and German / Black and white ills., 32 pp. Very Good Condition.
Primary Information / 2017 / Edition of 1000 copies / An eponymous collection featuring ten performance transcripts from the conceptual band, Title TK whose members Cory Arcangel, Howie Chen, and Alan Licht engage in unscripted conversations about music, the music industry, and popular culture.
Something Else Press / 1969 / Cloth in dust-jacket / Signed & Inscribed copy / White DJ somewhat soiled with a few chips and creases and 2 inch closed tear /
NEW HARDCOVERFarrar, Straus and Giroux / 2016 / 384 pages / ISBN 0374151326(See also, the simultaneous publication: SERIOUS BIDNESS: THE LETTERS OF RICHARD BELLAMY)A man with a preternatural ability to find emerging artists, Richard Bellamy was one of the first advocates of pop art, minimalism, and conceptual art. The founder and director of the fabled Green Gallery on Fifty-Seventh Street, the witty, poetry-loving art lover became a legend of the avant-garde, showing the work of artists such as Mark di Suvero, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Donald Judd, and others.Based on decades of research and hundreds of interviews with artists, friends, dealers, and lovers, Judith Stein's Eye of the Sixties recovers the elusive Bellamy and tells the story of a counterculture that became the mainstream.
NEW HARDCOVEREdited and with an introduction by Miles Bellamy.Brooklyn, NY: Near Fine Press; Printed by Small Editions, Red Hook. 72 pages, cloth. ISBN 978-0-692-51867-0. Two facsimiles, three photographic illustrations.This selection of twenty-two letters written by the renowned art dealer Richard Bellamy (1927-1998) highlights his great sensitivity to the needs of the artists he represented, his special brand of humor and his literary predilections. The letters cover the year 1965, when he closed the Green Gallery — a showcase for many who would become the most important artist of the second half of the 20th century — to the last weeks of his life in 1998.Included are letters to art collectors and patrons such as Virginia Wright, Vera List and A. Alfred Taubman, and letters concerning the artists Mark di Suvero, Walter De Maria and Yayoi Kusama, among others. There are also four letters written to his son, Miles Bellamy which draw a kind of narrative of their relationship. Miles Bellamy’s introduction and notes expound on that relationship and describe the contexts in which all the letters were written. Appended to the main text are Richard Bellamy’s essay on the painter Myron Stout, the only previously published writing by the dealer, as well as documentation of a posthumous reading of Bellamy’s letters at the New School in October, 1998.
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major new biography, Judith E. Stein’s EYE OF THE SIXTIES: RICHARD BELLAMY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF MODERN ARTTRADE SALES click here
NEW PAPERBACKRoma Publications / 2015 / 9491843400The first publication on the work of Dutch power trio Experimental Jetset features almost two decades of graphic design praxis. Rather than a monolithic monograph, it is a very loose, personal archive, with essays by Linda van Deursen, Mark Owens, and Ian Svenonius, plus two photographic chapters with a selection of work by the studio, covering both printed matter and the documentation of site-specific pieces and installations. To conclude is a glossary-like anthology of texts (fragments of interviews, lectures, correspondence, etc.) previously written by Experimental Jetset, selected, edited, and structured by Jon Sueda.
HARDCOVER.A strange a mysterious document of seniors [?], graduates [?] - it is not explicitly stated - of Manhattan's all-female Finch College. Black and white images throughout, with only a brief introduction by Dr. John H.B. Knowlton, thus: "While the visual aspect of our world still matters -- the sudden regard of a face, the apprehension of some everyday object, or simply the conflict or consonance of two colors -- while these things hold the impossibility of drama, that drama will demand its stage and its actors...the traffic that crosses this stage has its own life and volition whether it bears human faces or only the diagrams of anxiety or rapture." We suppose the young women featured here are the "traffic' to which he refers. 84 pages. Cloth quarto with wear to edges. Scarce. Further images available upon request.
NEW SOFTCOVERCurator, writer and dealer Seth Siegelaub (1941–2013) is legendary for his promotion of Conceptual art in New York in the 1960s and ‘70s. Acknowledging the unusual scope and essentially unclassifiable nature of his manifold interests and activities, this volume shows how Siegelaub’s projects and collections are underpinned by a deeper concern with printed matter and lists as ways of disseminating ideas. The book’s chapters explore the various facets of and connections in Siegelaub’s work, from his groundbreaking projects with Conceptual artists and his research and publications on mass media and communications theories to his interest in handwoven textiles and non-Western fabrics. It also highlights his collecting activity, which culminates in a unique ensemble of books on the social history of textiles and a textile collection comprising over 750 items from around the world.
Very good - paperback with rubbing to extremities. Illustrated with shocking black and white & some color images. Text by John Peterssen and Charles A. Moss. 213 pages.
Tropos Press / 1977VG in illustrated, blue, staple-bound wraps. 8vo. SIGNED in pencil by Anselm Hollo on title page. An attractive copy with just one tiny stain to front wrap.
Diane Brown Gallery / 1985VG in staple-bound illustrated wraps. 4to. Color and B & W ills. Some light shelf wear and slight yellowing along spine.
Pat Donegan, Larry Fagin, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman (editors)Naropa Institute / 1982VG in side-stapled wraps. 4to. Many other contributors. Just light shelf wear to wraps.
Bonnie Shulman, Cindy Shelton, Anne Waldman, Larry Fagin (eds.)Naropa Institute / 1977VG in side-stapled wraps. 4to. Many other contributors. Light shelf wear to wraps.
Metro / 9783993000400
128 p, ills bw, 12 X 19 cm, hb, English