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There is nothing like a SPOONBILL GIFT CERTIFICATE to tell a friend you love them (and to help the shop during this time) or to give yourself a present! (Other denominations available, of course. Just email us: sugar@spoonbillbooks.com) WE WILL MAIL THE CERTIFICATE TO YOUR FRIEND -- JUST PROVIDE THE RECIPIENT'S NAME AND ADDRESS IN YOUR ORDER.

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THE BELL NOTES: A Journey from Physics to Metaphysics [Signed & Inscribed copy] THE BELL NOTES: A Journey from Physics to Metaphysics [Signed & Inscribed copy]

Very Good paperback, Robert briggs & Assoc., 1979. This copy is inscribed by someone named Vu to the American sculptor Mark di Suvero.

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new poems / thurston moore 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

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TITLE TK - CORY ARCANGEL / HOWIE CHEN / ALAN LICHT 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.

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NOTATIONS / JOHN CAGE / SIGNED 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 /

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EYE OF THE SIXTIES: RICHARD BELLAMY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF MODERN ART / JUDITH STEIN - HARDCOVER EYE OF THE SIXTIES: RICHARD BELLAMY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF MODERN ART / JUDITH STEIN - HARDCOVER


NEW HARDCOVER

Farrar, Straus and Giroux / 2016 / 384 pages / ISBN
0374151326
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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.

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SERIOUS BIDNESS: THE LETTERS OF RICHARD BELLAMY SERIOUS BIDNESS: THE LETTERS OF RICHARD BELLAMY


NEW HARDCOVER

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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LINGERING TANGOS / ANSELM HOLLO / SIGNED 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.

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BREAKING THROUGH / RICHARD BELLAMY AND THE GREEN GALLERY 1960-1965 TWENTY-THREE INTERVIEWS / ERIC LA PRADE BREAKING THROUGH / RICHARD BELLAMY AND THE GREEN GALLERY 1960-1965 TWENTY-THREE INTERVIEWS / ERIC LA PRADE


NEW PAPERBACK

Midmarch Arts Press / 2010 / 213 p. / 9781877675782

The book contains interviews with Claes Oldenburg, Lucas Samaras, Pat Passlof, Paula Cooper, Frank Stella, Robert Morris, Jeanie Blake, Charlotte Bellamy, Richard Bellamy and fourteen others.

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BOMBAY GIN (SUMMER 1982) 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.


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BOMBAY GIN #4 (SUMMER - FALL 1977) 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.

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CODE (ISSUE 9) 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.

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A FIFTH SUNDAY / LAWRENCE MCGAUGH A FIFTH SUNDAY / LAWRENCE MCGAUGH


Oyez / 1965 / Limited edition of 500 copies

VG in pictorial wraps. 8vo. Just light shelf wear to wraps.

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ON THE PASSAGE OF A FEW PEOPLE THROUGH A RATHER BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME / THE SITUATIONIST INTERNATIONAL 1957 -1972 ON THE PASSAGE OF A FEW PEOPLE THROUGH A RATHER BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME / THE SITUATIONIST INTERNATIONAL 1957 -1972

Peter Wollen / MIT Press / 1998

Very Good Cloth in a Very Good DJ. Light bump base of spine; DJ shows some rubbing and a small mark toward bottom of front cover. Binding nice and tight and pages bright & clean. An excellent copy.

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WRITING WRITING A COMPOSITION BOOOK FOR MADISON 1953 / STEIN IMITATIONS / ROBERT DUNCAN WRITING WRITING A COMPOSITION BOOOK FOR MADISON 1953 / STEIN IMITATIONS / ROBERT DUNCAN


Trask House / 1971

VG in illustrated staple bound wraps. 8vo. B & W ills. Just light shelf wear to wraps and slight yellowing to wraps along spine.

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GENTRIFICATION OF THE MIND: WITNESS TO A LOST IMAGINATION / SARAH SCHULMAN GENTRIFICATION OF THE MIND: WITNESS TO A LOST IMAGINATION / SARAH SCHULMAN

NEW PAPERBACK

University of California Press / 2013 /
0520280067

In this gripping memoir of the AIDS years (1981–1996), Sarah Schulman recalls how much of the rebellious queer culture, cheap rents, and a vibrant downtown arts movement vanished almost overnight to be replaced by gay conservative spokespeople and mainstream consumerism. Schulman takes us back to her Lower East Side and brings it to life, filling these pages with vivid memories of her avant-garde queer friends and dramatically recreating the early years of the AIDS crisis as experienced by a political insider. Interweaving personal reminiscence with cogent analysis, Schulman details her experience as a witness to the loss of a generation’s imagination and the consequences of that loss.

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ON BACKWARDS / REBECCA STEPHENS ON BACKWARDS / REBECCA STEPHENS

Trout Press / Boulder, Colorado / No date / Published in and edition of 100 copies

VG+ in spiral-bound wraps. 8vo. B & W ills. Clean and tight with just faint shelf wear.

Poetry punctuated throughout by xerox photo-illustrations of sardines, socks, and other idiosyncratic miscellany.

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TED / A PERSONAL MEMOIR OF TED BERRIGAN TED / A PERSONAL MEMOIR OF TED BERRIGAN


The Figures / 1993 /
0935724605

VG- in pictorial wraps. 8vo. Just faint shelf wear. Some slight damp staining along top edge to rear wrap and pages throughout.

In 113 short chapters, Ron Padgett's precision prose travels back over the twenty-five years of his close friendship with Ted Berrigan, the legendary poet whose life and work transformed a generation and whose death in 1983 at age forty-eight left a significant rent in the fabric of the American poetry scene. In crisp, clear verbal snapshots, Padgett recaptures the student years in Tulsa and the free-wheeling , scruffy enchantment of their lives in New York City in the early 1960's, a time of low rent and cheap meals, of foreign movies, of hero worship and budding friendships, of endless books and all-night talk-that once-only time when youth's energy is fueled by an intense love of art and poetry.

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THE UNNAMEABLE / THE COLLECTED WORKS OF SAMUEL BECKETT THE UNNAMEABLE / THE COLLECTED WORKS OF SAMUEL BECKETT


Grove Press Inc. / New York / 1978 / 039417030x

VG in VG d.j. 8vo. Light shelf wear and faint yellowing to d.j. No tears or creases.

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