MY VIBE / JEREMY SIGLER [SIGNED copy]
by Spoonbill Books.
by Dan Nadel
140 pages, ISBN 978069276948, Signed by thE Author
My Vibe is New York–based poet and writer Jeremy Sigler’s collection
of diaristic tales by an only partly sympathetic struggling poet who flirts
with—and often fails at—creating romance and playful distractions in his
otherwise boring life. The tales are self-deprecating, awkward, nostalgic and
at times perverse, but they retain warmth, honesty, whimsy, charm and are often
wickedly funny. “I love pseudoscience. I love it. Next time I read my work in
public, I’m gonna cut out big cardboard letters and paint them red. I’m gonna
prop them up behind me: T-E-D. Pseudoscientists get all the fans. They get all
the love letters. For their viral youtubes of levitating beer cans. The Pseudos
get all the attention. They go viral. Unlike poets.”
voice is one you can’t deny; it’s crisp, clever and sometimes creepy. It’s like
finding someone’s old journals, their identity revealed bit by bit, confession
by confession. – Abbi Jacobson, Broad City
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 /
This copy is warmly inscribed to fellow Black Mountaineer Irwin Kremen, to whom Cage also "dedicated the score of 4'33" in proportional notation, as later he also did the Tacet versions of 4'33", the published editions of the so-called silent piece".
ADVENTURES IN POETRY 4 [RUSCHA COVER]
Staple-bound softcover. Larry Fagin, ed., 1969. Contributions from Ted Berrigan, John Giorno, Lewis Warsh and others. Cover by Ed Ruscha. Separate illustration for Elmslie poem by Joe Brainard. Some abrasions to cover especially around one of the two staples.
ACME JOURNAL Vol. 1 No. 1 / Spring 1992
Edited by Joshua Decter & John Miller. With Bourriaud, Decter, Gilbert-Rolphe, Hapgood, Mashek, Miller, Morgan, Nesbitt, Pagel, Scheldahl, Storr, Westfall and others.105 pages. Crease to rear cover.
ACME JOURNAL Vol 1 No. 2, 1992
Contains essays from symposium Sites of Criticism. 142 pages, minor edge-wear. Texts by Judith Barry, Fred Wilson, Gregg Bordowitz, Jan Avgikos, Joshua Decter, Paul Myoda, David Robbins and many others. Scarce.
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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HINGE PICTURE / SUSAN HOWE
Telephone Books / The Cherry Valley Editions / New York / 1974
VG in side-stapled wraps. 8vo. Limited edition of 300 copies. RARE. Light shelf wear to wraps overall. Small stain and light crease to lower left corner.
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.
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.
THE ALEPH AND OTHER STORIES 1933 - 1969 / JORGE LUIS BORGES / SIGNED
E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. / New York / 1970
VG in VG d.j. 8vo. Stated first edition but in stated second printing d.j. INSCRIBED and SIGNED at f.t.p. by Jorge Luis Borges and editor / translator Norman Thomas di Giovanni thusly: "To Alceita, our collaborator and benefactor - Most cordially, Jorge Luis Borges / Norman Thomas di G." Correspondence with Borges' English language biographer has failed to identify this mysterious Alcieta.
Blue cloth boards are slightly faded along top and bottom edges. Slight yellowing to pages throughout. Tiny tear to fore edge of f.f.e.p. Binding is sound. Light shelf wear to d.j. overall with corner crease to upper corner inside front flap.
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.
GENTRIFICATION OF THE MIND: WITNESS TO A LOST IMAGINATION / SARAH SCHULMAN
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.
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.
SELECTED POETRY OF RAINER MARIA RILKE
Random House / New York / 1982 / 0394524349 / First Edition
VG in VG d.j. 8vo. Light shelf wear over all, with a few small chips and tears along top edge.
SOUL ON ICE / ELDRIDGE CLEAVER
McGraw-Hill Book Company / New York / 1968 / First Edition
VG in VG d.j. 8vo. Just slight shelf wear to d.j. with faint crease along bottom edge of front panel.
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.
THE BOOK OF LAUGHTER AND FORGETTING / MILAN KUNDERA
Alfred A. Knopf / New York / 1980 / First American Edition / 0394508963
VG+ in VG+ d.j. 8vo. Crisp d.j. with just slight shelf wear. One tiny closed tear at crown of spine. Faint sunning to boards along top and bottom edge of boards.
THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN / E. M. CIORAN
Arcade Publishing / 2010 / 1611457408
In this volume, which reaffirms the uncompromising brilliance of his mind, Cioran strips the human condition down to its most basic components, birth and death, suggesting that disaster lies not in the prospect of death but in the fact of birth, "that laughable accident." In the lucid, aphoristic style that characterizes his work, Cioran writes of time and death, God and religion, suicide and suffering, and the temptation to silence. Through sharp observation and patient contemplation, Cioran cuts to the heart of the human experience.