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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.
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.
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 Functioning as an ahistorical/historical document, Forest Hills is a story about a real place as well as a long meditation on how this place and it's elements may have been viewed by people in the past over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.
new poems / thurston moore
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
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.
July, August, September 1969
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.
TITLE TK - CORY ARCANGEL / HOWIE CHEN / ALAN LICHT
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.
NOTATIONS / JOHN CAGE / SIGNED
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 /
EYE OF THE SIXTIES: RICHARD BELLAMY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF MODERN ART / JUDITH STEIN - HARDCOVER
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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STATEMENT AND COUNTER-STATEMENT / NOTES ON EXPERIMENTAL JETSET / JON SUEDA
Roma Publications / 2015 / 9491843400
The 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.
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.
LINGERING TANGOS / ANSELM HOLLO / SIGNED
Tropos Press / 1977
VG 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.
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.
BOMBAY GIN (SUMMER 1982)
Pat Donegan, Larry Fagin, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman (editors)
Naropa Institute / 1982
VG in side-stapled wraps. 4to. Many other contributors. Just light shelf wear to wraps.
BOMBAY GIN #4 (SUMMER - FALL 1977)
Bonnie Shulman, Cindy Shelton, Anne Waldman, Larry Fagin (eds.)
Naropa Institute / 1977
VG in side-stapled wraps. 4to. Many other contributors. Light shelf wear to wraps.
ADOLF LOOS / WHY A MAN SHOULD BE WELL DRESSED
Metro / 9783993000400
128 p, ills bw, 12 X 19 cm, hb, English
Throughout his life Adolf Loos raised his eloquent voice against the squandering of fine materials, frivolous ornamentation and unnecessary embellishments. His admirers consider him to be the inspiration for all modern architecture. Yet, few are acquainted with his amusing, incisive, critical and philosophical literary work reflecting on applied design and the essence of clothing in fin de siècle Vienna. Adolf Loos often had a radical, yet innovative outlook on life that made him such a nuisance for many of his contemporaries. His provocative musings on many subjects portray him as a man of varied interests and intellectual refinement as well as possessing a keen sense of style, which still has value today.
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.
ATOMS / THE CORE OF ALL MATTER
Golden Press / 1961
GOOD in illustrated boards. 8vo. Color and B & W ills. Laminate peeling a bit along spine with some moderate shelf wear overall.
Weatherspoon Art Gallery / 2000
VG in illustrated wraps. 4to. Color ills. Just light shelf wear to wraps.
A FAIRY TALE CASTLE / HALLMARK / VIVIAN TAYLOR
Hallmark / No date / Illustrated by Vivian Taylor
VG in spiral-bound wraps that unfold into paper-engineered castle. 8vo. Color ills. Light shelf wear with a few faint creases and a partial tear to one of the front castle tops.