A History of Visual Communication - Josef Müller-Brockmann
Switzerland: Niggli, 1971 / First Edition.
Oblong softcover with DJ / Trilingual - English, German French / 334 pages / Heavily illustrated masterpiece / Very good condition all around -- minor wear to edges of DJ. Not a proper DJ as it is glued to the book at spine while the rest is free. Image used is stock -- please contact us if you need more detail.
RICHARDSON ISSUE A1 DECEMBER 1998
Premiere issue magazine / Jenna Jameson cover / 125 pages, glossy, color & b/w ills. Additional pieces by Harmony Korine, Richard Prince, Erica Langley, et al. N.P., Little More, 1999.
KOH & FIFTY MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY
Los Angeles: Peres Projects, 2004 /Limited to 200 copies, Signed by the artist / Catalogue for Terence Koh's performance and installation at Peres Projects, for which the artist sang into a microphone while two bejeweled male child actors played drums. Includes a unique sculpture, its white felt base, two silver-embossed cards, two CD's (one a spare) of the performance, a black-and-white poster, and three booklets, housed in a white box which is somewhat soiled. Features the booklets Drums Or Shards, A Boy, and Another Boy, with original photographs by Dean Sameshima and Robert Wedemeyer.
JOHN CURRIN [Signed Copy]
New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2016 / SIGNED AND INSCRIBED (TO Sarah) BY JOHN CURRIN on title page. Quarto, 126 pages. ISBN: 0847849864. Text by James Lawrence. Further images upon request. Velvety back cover somewhat scuffed, else Fine.
ADAM FUSS - WATER [signed copy]
First Edition, SIGNED by the photographer on title page. Text by Carter Ratcliff. Damiani, 2018. Hardcover with dust-jacket,120 pages.
Here, for the first time, is a book dedicated solely to the subject Fuss is most associated with: water. Charting a sophisticated engagement with the interaction of water and light throughout his entire career, Fuss personally selected all the pictures, which appear here in exquisite reproductions. Some of Fuss’ photographs of water are now classics of contemporary photography, such as the swimming snakes, the splashing newborn baby and the studies of concentric circles created by water drops; these are represented in this volume alongside many previously unpublished images.
CHRIS MARTIN Paintings [signed copy]
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.
[SIGNED] THE WILD CHILDREN OF WILLIAM BLAKE by JOHN YAU
Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 2017 / Softcover, 261 pages / SIGNED by John Yau on half-title page on the occasion of his February 2018 reading with Barry Schwabsky at Spoonbill Studio / Contains approximately 48 essays on Hilma af Klint, Bruce Connor, Sigmar Polke, Peter Young, Forrest Bess, Peter Acheson, Emmet Gown, Katherine Bradford and many others.
LITHIUM MIGRANTS - JEAN-MAX ALBERT
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.
Raymond Pettibon The Books 1978-98
Roberto Ohrt, ed. / D.A.P. / 2000 / 1891024175
VG softcover in mint-green french wraps. Edges lightly spotted, spine slightly creased. A small dent (<1/2") to rear cover. Otherwise normal shelf wear.
REALISM and REALITY - ANAÏS NIN
NY: Alicat Press, 1946. First Edition, first state. The suppressed original cover showing Nin in full male dress. Franklin says: "She had authorized the use of the head only, and when the three-quarter photograph of her in men's clothing appeared there were distasteful repercussions. Miss Nin asked to have the photograph replaced, and a new white cover was issued bearing a different picture of her." Glossy staple-bound 8vo,21 pages, some spotting to rear, otherwise very nice.
List Price: $75.00
Our Price: $75.00
FOREST HILLS - BILL SULLIVAN
Sun Books and Editions, 2014 / First Edition of 500 copies / 145 pages / 25 x 17 cm
From 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.
LENIN BY WARHOL
Munchen: Galerie Berndt Kluser, 1987. Tall stiff paperback in even thicker glossy DJ , Very good Condition - nick-dent to upper spine / 83 pages / German and English text by Katharina Hegewisch, Achile Bonito Oliva, W.I. Lenin, Andy Warhol. Uncommon.
FORREST BESS / HERE IS A SIGN
Museum Ludwig, Koln / 1989
Very good in white pictorial stiff wrappers, some sunning to spine and mild rubbing to cover's edges. 151 pages.
DAVID BOWIE : NACHT MUSIK
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.
PLUSH - MARILYN MINTER
FULTON RYDER, 2014
Softcover / Trade edition limited to 500 copies / 9 x 12 inches / VG condition with a bit of rubbing to covers. Interior is immaculate. ISBN 978-0-9915723-4-2. Unsigned. Increasingly uncommon.
PUNK PICASSO [LARRY CLRK]
SIGNED First Edition AKA Editions, New York and London. 2003. 496 pages, stiff wraps.
The classic. This copy is SIGNED in green ink and numbered 579, at rear. Includes folded poster.
DOWNTOWN 81 JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT CANNES PREMIERE PRESS PACKET & DVD
DIRECTOR'S FORTNIGHT CANNES 2000 / LA QUINZAINE DES REALISATEURS CANNES 2000. New York Beat Films.
DVD, 8 x 10 Promotional photo of Basquiat at work& 8 page stapled Press Release thick transparent vinyl folder. Made for the Cannes premiere of this film originally shot in 1981. Extremely rare Basquiatiana.
JEAN MICHEL-BASQUIAT: TEST PRESSING [ALBUM ART] Rammellzee vs. K-Rob – Beat Bop
45 RPM , TT- 001 Tartown Record Company, undated (2001?) re-pressing.
Vinyl in mint condition while sleeve has minor edge-wear and a few creases. While we believe this to be the 2001 re-pressing, there was also an undated repressing that states that the recod actually plays at 33 RMP even though label states 45. Only your turntable will know.
PAT HEARN 1955 - 2000 (ephemera)
Two pieces of Art History ephemera - Pat Hearn
Mailing card: EMERGENCY ART SALE TO BENEFIT PAT HEARN - at Pat Hearn Gallery, New York [1999?]. Photo on one side copyright Andy Warhol Foundation 1997. Side two contains Benefit information and bears printed address stamp of a well-known art historian.
Six-sided Memorial Service announcement: on card-stock and list of tributes and performances printed on acetate laid in. Listed on card are Pat Hearn Gallery exhibitions 1983 through 2000. Another face shows photographic portraits of the dealer in grid format.
DAN TOROP: FROZEN PERIOD
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.
ANDY WARHOL JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT COLLABORATION PAINTINGS [POSTER-ANNOUNCEMENT]
Poster/Gagosian Gallery 2002
7" 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.
Headbangers Publishing / Pedro Winter / 2016 / 28 x 28 cm / 516 pages / softcover
Text by Iggor Cavalera / Limited to 500 copies / Patches worn by fans of metal and underground cultures
SOL LEWITT A CUBE 1990
Square 8vo softcover published by Walther König, Köln / John Weber, New York / Edizione Mario Pieroni, Roma 1990. Photographed by Carol Huebner using nine light sources and all their combinations.
SEBASTIAAN BREMER: AVILA
Roebling Hall, New York & 99 Publishers, Amsterdam /
OUT OF PRINT. Quarto in think photographic wraps, SIGNED and dated 2016 on title page by the artist /Texts by Jordan Kantor and Sabine Russ. Artist's first monograph. Gorgeous.
ODO YAKUZA TOKYO / ANTON KUSTERS
VERY GOOD + SOFTCOVER with faint edge-wear
Zabrozas (2016) / Third Edition / 226 pages, color illustrations.
The story of YAKUZA is a personal visual account of the life inside an inaccessible subculture: a traditional Japanese crime family that controls the streets of Kabukicho, in the heart of Tokyo, Japan. Through 10 months of negotiations with the Shinseikai, my brother Malik and I became one of the only westerners ever to be granted this kind of access to the closed world of Japanese organised crime. I share their complex relationship to Japanese society, and show the personal struggle of being forced to live in two different worlds at the same time; worlds that often have conflicting morals and values. It turns out not to be a simple 'black' versus 'white' relationship, but most definitely one with many shades of grey.
SLEEPING BY THE MISSISSIPPI / ALEC SOTH
2nd Edition, Mint condition in original shrink-wrap. Steidl, 2004, 275 x 285 mm (10 3/4 x 11 in), 118 pages. Essays by Patricia Hampl and Anne Wilkes Tucker. English text.
EYE OF THE SIXTIES: RICHARD BELLAMY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF MODERN ART / JUDITH STEIN
Farrar, 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.
SERIOUS BIDNESS: THE LETTERS OF RICHARD BELLAMY
Edited 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.
This publication coincides with that of a
major new biography, Judith E. Stein’s EYE OF THE SIXTIES: RICHARD BELLAMY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF MODERN ART
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FINCH COLLEGE 1965
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.
SETH SIEGELAUB: BEYOND CONCEPTUAL ART
Curator, 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.
BRAM DE DOES: KABA ORNAMENT
The Arabic word 'kaba' when translated into English means cube. It has formed the basis of a 30 year long, sketch based, investigation into the seemingly endless combinations of this graphic form for Bram de Does. A large part of these sketches are lovingly reproduced in this handsome publication.
400 p ills colour & b/w 18 x 26 Dutch/English
ROBERT SMITHSON / THE EARLY WORK
Diane Brown Gallery / 1985
VG in staple-bound illustrated wraps. 4to. Color and B & W ills. Some light shelf wear and slight yellowing along spine.
MY FIRST LSD TRIP / R. CRUMB
A single page from the June 12, 1973 issue of Philadelphia's underground newspaper "The Drummer". Fine print solicits donation's to the Timothy Leary Defense Fund.
Page is yellowed overall with chips and tears at edges. There is tearing along centerfold as well, but it is still intact at center.
ARTHROPODS: NEW DESIGN FUTURES / JIM BURNS
Praeger / 1971
VG in illustrated wraps. 4to. B & W ills. Light shelf wear overall with a corner crease to rear wrap, slight yellowing to pages throughout. 1960's experimental architecture.
Weatherspoon Art Gallery / 2000
VG in illustrated wraps. 4to. Color ills. Just light shelf wear to wraps.
DIONYSUS IN 69 / THE PERFORMANCE GROUP
Farrar, Straus and Giroux / New York / 1970 / First Edition
GOOD in pictorial wraps. 8vo. B & W ills. Text-block has cleanly detached from wrappers. Rear wrap is splitting along spine hinge about half-way down. Some light shelf wear to wraps overall and yellowing to pages throughout. Still a nice reference copy.
CODE (ISSUE 9)
Edited by Waling Boers, Dirk van Weelden, Martin van Vreden / Stitching Code / 1988
VG in illustrated staple-bound wraps. 4to. Color and b & w ills. Text in Dutch and English. Contributions by Jeff Koons, Jan Dibbets, et al.
FREAK ORLANDO / ULRIKE OTTINGER
DAAD Galerie / 1981 / 32 pp.
VG in illustrated staple-bound wraps. 8vo. Color and B & W ills. Text in German. Just light shelf wear and rubbing to wraps.
NEW PAINTINGS BY FRANZ KLINE
SIDNEY JANIS GALLERY / 1961
VG in illustrates staple-bound wraps. 8vo. Color and B & W ills. Light shelf wear and soiling to wraps overall.
JAMES LEE BYARS
Michael Werner / Köln / 1985
VG in black staple-bound wraps. 4to. Tipped in color plates. Just some light shelf wear, slight crease to spine edge.
Centre National Des Arts Plastiques / 1988
VG in illustrated wraps. 4to. Many color and B & W ills. Unpaginated. French text only. SCARCE. Some light shelf wear over all and one small crease to rear wrapper. No tears. Binding tight and interior clean.
Raum Aktueller Kunst, Wien / 1993
VG in wraps with VG d.j. 8vo. Color and B & W ills. text in English and German. Gallery rubber-stamps to inside front flap of d.j. and first page.
ONCE / WIM WENDERS
D.A.P./Schirmer/Mosel / 2010 / 1935202286
... at once travel diary, photo album, and a series of short films or short stories--revealing the views and sentiments of an auteur inspired by the poetry of the eye and the melody of speech. Fascinating and revelatory, Once gives us a unique look at the universe Wenders has created out of the hidden pieces of everyday life.
PASTARIO ovvero ATLANTE DELLE PASTE ALIMENTARI ITALIANE
Medagliani, Eugenio / Gosetti, Fernanda ( Ed. ) Peter Kubelka, et al.
Crusinalo, Alessi, 1985
Very good- in boards. Two inch yellowish paint[?] rubbing rear cover. Small abrasion on spine. Text in English and Italian. Designed by Masimo Morozzi and produced by Alessi. Gorgeous illustrations. "Pastario" or Altlas of Italian Pastas. Gorgeous. Scarce.
Sam Francis: Ausstellung Von Olbildern Und Farbigen Zeichnungen Von 1962 Bis 1966 Geschaffen in Tokyo Und Los Angeles
Kornfeld und Klipstein / Bern / 1966
VG in illustrated wraps. 8vo. Color and B & W ills. Text in German. Includes original exhibition announcement card laid-in. Light shelf wear to wraps with a slight bend to covers and pages along top edge.