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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.
[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.
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 Functioning as an ahistorical/historical document, Forest Hills is a story about a real place as well as a long meditation on how this place and it's elements may have been viewed by people in the past over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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
INTERACTION OF COLOR / JOSEF ALBERS / 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Yale University Press / 2013 / 0300179359
Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color is a masterwork in art education. Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this influential book presents Albers’s singular explanation of complex color theory principles. Originally published by Yale University Press in 1963 as a limited silkscreen edition with 150 color plates, Interaction of Color first appeared in paperback in 1971, featuring ten color studies chosen by Albers, and has remained in print ever since. With over a quarter of a million copies sold in its various editions since 1963, Interaction of Color remains an essential resource on color, as pioneering today as when Albers first created it. Fifty years after Interaction’s initial publication, this new edition presents a significantly expanded selection of close to sixty color studies alongside Albers’s original text, demonstrating such principles as color relativity, intensity, and temperature; vibrating and vanishing boundaries; and the illusion of transparency and reversed grounds. A celebration of the longevity and unique authority of Albers’s contribution, this landmark edition will find new audiences in studios and classrooms around the world.
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.
DAVID SMITH WILLARD GALLERY ANOUNCEMENT 1954
Announcement for David Smith's 1954 Willard Gallery exhibition, New York. Designed by the artist. New York. 8" x 10.5", folded once, bottom half sunned. Nicely framed. Scarce. Without frame $300.
DAN FLAVIN: THE 1964 GREEN GALLERY EXHIBITION
NY: Zwirner & Wirth, 2008.
New in shrink-wrap, 74 pp. Includes reproductions of rare photographs, reviews and documents from the artist’s archives that pertain to the original 1964 show, in addition to statements by artists and critics who saw the Green Gallery exhibition and new scholarship on this body of work by Jeffrey Weiss.
MOHOLY-NAGY : LIGHT SPACE MODULATOR
Folded Invitation 1970 Howard Wise Exhibition. Ephemera.
7" x 10" folded announcement/invitation for the exhibition "FROM PIGMENT TO LIGHT" at Howard Wise gallery, New york. Text by Nan R. Piene. Image on rear is self-portrait photogram (Mondgesicht.) Very good with some rubbing to edges. Scarce.
TONY SMITH / FOR SERIES (ANNOUNCEMENT/POSTER)
Tony Smith. Matthew Marks Gallery / 2002
18" X 24" two-sided poster folded to pamphlet size. Produced as announcement for exhibition, one side has title in white against photo of sculpture in greenery. The other side shows black and white images of nine sculptures. lengthy text by Jean-Pierre Criqui. The usual creases, and electronic address stamp (to Katy Siegel, Hunter College.)
Paris: galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, 2000. 242 pages, French text. Very good condition, a little shelf wear.