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Edice Situace [Situations], nos. 1-15 (all published). In the scarce original printed cloth-covered case
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Edice Situace [Situations], nos. 1-15 (all published). In the scarce original printed cloth-covered case

[Prague]: Jazzová sekce (Jazz Section), 1979-1983. Quartos (30 × 21 cm). Original staple-stitched wrappers; 19, [1] pp. each. In the original printed white cloth case. Numerous black-and-white reproductions per issue, printed on better quality stock. A very good set. Very light wear and discoloration to case. The complete run of these fifteen catalogs of unofficial, conceptual Czechoslovak art from the Normalization era, semi-legally printed by the Jazz Section, an organization of jazz musicians that legally operated within the Czechoslovak Musicians' Union and thereby gained the right to publish bulletins for supposedly private use by its members. Until its forced closure in 1986, the Jazz Section operated in a legal "gray zone": it thus played an important part in counteracting strict Normalization cultural policies by publishing material related not only to music, but also unofficial art and theater. For more on the Jazz Section, see 'Social Currents in Eastern Europe,' pp. 128. The head of the Jazz Section, Karel Srp, served as editor of the present series and wrote the short introductions to the catalogs. Each issue features numerous full-page photographic reproductions showing artworks, happenings, performances, as well as original text, biographical information, and lists of exhibitions. The artists covered are, in order of publication: Adriena Šimotová, Karel Miler, Jitka Svobodová, Milan Grygar, Emila Medková, Stanislav Kolíbal, Jan Svoboda, Eva Kmentová, Libor Fára, Václav Boštík, Petr Štembera, Karel Malich, Dalibor Chatrný, Hugo Demartini, Vladimír Janoušek. Overall design by Joska Skalník. Working in a range of media, from wire sculptures to performance art and happenings, many of them worked in obscurity during the 1970-80s, but have since emerged to greater acclaim. Complete sets are scarce and we have not previously encountered the original slipcase. As of November 2019, KVK and OCLC show only three complete runs. The Czech National Library only holds three of the fifteen catalogs. Complete list of contents: 1. Adriena Šimotová. Koláže Objekty Kresby. 2. Karel Miler. Možnosti. 3. Jitka Svobodová. Kresby Objekty. 4. Milan Grygar. Kresby. 5. Emila Medková. Fotografie. 6. Stanislav Kolíbal. Mezi Prostorem a Plochou. 7. Jan Svoboda. Fotografie. 8. Eva Kmentová. Kresby Plastiky. 9. Libor Fára. Dialog Projektu Okno. 10. Václav Boštík. Obrazy. 11. Petr Štembera. Performance. 12. Karel Malich. V domí a Kosmické Energie. 13. Dalibor Chatrný. Prostorové Orientace. 14. Hugo Demartini. Modely. 15. Vladimír Janoušek. Zm ny.

$3750.00

Archive of 20th Century Tattoo Flash
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Archive of 20th Century Tattoo Flash

Collection of approximately 270 total pieces of mostly hand-drawn ink and/or pencil tattoo flash designs on tracing paper, some hand-colored as well, with some carbon transfers, compiled and most likely drawn by an artist named Patrick Ford from the Ozarks region of Missouri. Some wrinkling or folding to many pieces due to storage, some ink bleeding but all images still visible. Overall good to very good. Sizes range from only 2-3 inches in length to 8-1/2 by 11 inches, most 3 to 6 inches in length. Loose, currently housed in sheet protectors in a modern binder. N.p. (Camdenton, Missouri) n.d. (circa 2000s). The subject matter of the tattoo designs is often edgy or even pornographic, many with reference to a criminal or counterculture lifestyle. Some of the images also have prices for individual tattoos noted in pencil or ink. Images include: a bleeding heart pierced by two swords which reads "LINDA 4 EVER"; insects; flowers; animals; Harley Davidson imagery; nudes and female figures; skulls; hearts; eagles; dragons; banners; demonic images; cartoon characters; and other assorted images and symbols. The collection was originally acquired from a Missouri storage unit with the location and identity of the artist vouched for by a payday loan application from Ford. An uncommon and sizable collection of original tattoo flash design from middle America.

$2750.00

Water Light/Water Needle

By Schneemann, Carolee

Two sheets, mimeographed to rectos only, comprising the original playbill for Carolee Schneemann's kinetic theater piece, as performed at St. Mark's Church from March 17 through 20, 1966, the sheets with handwritten typographic corrections, and listing everyone who participated in or helped to put on the performance, together with a description of the performance and contextual background. Not illustrated. Old fold lines, some minor handling wear, overall very good. 4to. Loose as issued. New York (St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery) 1966. The staging of Water Light/Water Needle involved performers moving on layers of rigged ropes and pulleys. The program indicates that the audience "is surrounded by nesting materials; they should sit down or lie down and make themselves comfortable." Schneemann goes on to describe the background and context of the piece itself: "Water Light/Water Needle began as drawings and notes in Venice in 1964. Images persisted for over a year until it became a necessity to realize them in performance...Water Light/Water Needle is not an acrobatic piece; it is not conceived for special physical strength. It is a metaphoric, open journey in the very particular conditions which the ropes impose...Images developed in movement by visual necessity." She closes her introduction to the piece with these words: "Happenings for the most part has [sic] been the theater-of-painters; visual, non-verbal, non-musical in formation. They evade, blast, or crawl by traditional media towards greater extensity, dimensionality and natural presence." A rare document from an important event by the groundbreaking visual and performance artist. As of November 2019, this document is not listed on WorldCat.

$1500.00

Suite Prisunic de Gravures Originales Contemporaines
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Suite Prisunic de Gravures Originales Contemporaines

Original editions of the first two catalogs of engravings (12 and 22 leaves, respectively) distributed by the Prisunic chain of stores, the series initiated by Jacques Gueden and promoted by Jacques Putnam with the goal of diffusing and democratizing high-end art through mass distribution, containing examples of original hand-numbered and signed prints by well-known artists which were created in editions of 300 and sold for 100F each, the first volume with prefaces by François Mathey, Conservator in Chief of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, and by Jacques Gueden, General Director of Prisunic, the second volume with prefaces by Gueden and Jacques Putnam, promoter, each volume also containing a short biography of the artist along with images of the prints created for the series. Profusely illustrated. Volume 1, approx. 6-5/8 x 2-1/4 in., opens leporello-style; Volume 2, approx. 4-7/8 x 4-7/8 in. Volume 1 with paper-covered boards, Volume 2 with printed wrpps. and contents loose as issued. Paris (Prisunic) n.d. (1967-1968). The first catalog contains: two lithographs by Pierre Alechinsky, two lithographs by Wilfredo Lam, two lithographs by Roberto Matta, two drypoints by Jean Messagier, two lithographs by Reinhoud, and two lithographs by Bram Van Velde. The second catalog contains all of the works from the first catalog plus two more lithographs by Alechinsky, two additional etchings by Messagier, and two more lithographs by Van Velde, in addition to new works including two lithographs by Jean Dewasne, two lithographs by Yasse Tabuchi, and two etchings by Pierre Tal-Coat. Scarce; as of September 2019, WorldCat locates only two holdings of the first catalog in North American institutions.

$950.00

Letters for Iris Numbers for Silence. Flux Year Box 1
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Letters for Iris Numbers for Silence. Flux Year Box 1

By Mac Low, Jackson

One of Mac Low's several contributions to George Maciunas' Flux Year Box 1, a performance piece comprised of instructions offset print in black on hole-punched brown paper, with additional text "Thanks II" to verso, and a set of 51 small white cards with black text of letters and numbers. Instruction sheet approx. 7-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches, cards approx. 1-5/8 x 2-5/8 inches. Loose. N.p. (Amsterdam) (Maciunas) n.d. (1964). Flux Year Box 1 was assembled, designed, and produced by Fluxus leader George Maciunas. It contained various works and contributions from George Brecht, Giuseppe Chiari, Congo, Anna Halprin, Dick Higgins, Allan Kaprow, Jackson Mac Low, Ben Patterson, Tomas Schmit, Emmett Williams, and Ben Vautier. It originally came in two versions, a box and a book. Based off the hole-punched instructional page, we can assume this work of Mac Low's came from one of the book editions. According to the accompanying instructions, "Letters for Iris Numbers for Silence" was performed by distributing the cards to anywhere from 2 to 51 readers, not necessarily equally. The readers then pronounce the sounds of the letters. "All letters on each card are to be pronounced, once each, in any order. The silence prescribed by the integer must occur, as a whole, before or after all letters on a card are pronounced, or between the pronunciations of any two letters...Amplitude, pitch, timbre, tempo...are free. ...The sounds should be, for the most part, speech-like rather than song-like. A performance is over when all readers have read each of their cards once."

$950.00

Moving Arrows, Eros and Other Errors. An Architecture of Absence. Box 3
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Moving Arrows, Eros and Other Errors. An Architecture of Absence. Box 3

By Eisenman, Peter (Eisenman/Robertson Architects)

1986. Collection of 30 colorful, silkscreened acetate leaves, most showing maps and fragmented plans, several containing text on the traditional modes of architecture and its relation to the scale of the human body. Lg. sq. 4to. Plates loose as issued in a clear acrylic box. London (Architectural Association) 1986. This book was published to coincide with an exhibition of Eisenman's original prize-winning drawings for the 1985 Venice Biennale, which was held at the Architectural Association in London from February 19 to March 22, 1986. The goal of the project was to present the recurring themes of Romeo and Juliet through architectural manifestations at the site of the castles of the Capulet and Montague families. A fine copy.

$1750.00

310 Ideen T.O.T. (Technological Oak Tree). 310 Ideen - Ausgeloest Durch die Natur von Vermont. Für Dick Higgins (1970-1972)
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310 Ideen T.O.T. (Technological Oak Tree). 310 Ideen - Ausgeloest Durch die Natur von Vermont. Für Dick Higgins (1970-1972)

By Vostell, Wolf

Original multiple pertaining to a conceptual art piece by the noted avant-garde German artist, comprised of a cardboard box housing 319 printed 3" x 5" note cards, including 310 sequentially numbered "Idea Cards" with measured readings of physical elements such as temperature or barometric pressure; two cards comprising the title card and publication information; and 7 heading cards, each featuring one of the physical elements: Wind, Temperatur, Geraeusche (Noise), Barometer, Lichtstärke (Brightness), Humidity, and Zeit (Time). Original photograph mounted to box lid and to underside of cover. Box 3-3/4 x 5-3/8 x 3-1/4 inches. Original printed cardboard box, contents loose as issued. Hinwil, Switzerland (Galerie Howeg) n.d. (circa 1972). Number 95 from a limited edition of 170, hand-numbered and signed by Vostell to title card. Includes 5 blank cards with printed footer "T.O.T. Environment von Vostell in West Glover Vermont U.S.A." and 10 duplicates. Vostell's statement about the work is as follows: "T.O.T. is the abbreviation of the 'Technological Oak Tree' because I started my project with an oak tree in the Los Angeles area in 1969. It is now a 20 meter high maple tree in Vermont, on which various physical elements (natural events) 1. are measured, 2. are transported to the house, and 3. are indicated on an idea console, where each measuring instrument is related to an idea file. The user or observer finds for 310 measured readings 310 corresponding ideas; he is free to perform each one after another. Human behavior is triggered by the physical behavior of nature." A scarce copy of Vostell's landmark work; as of August 2019, WorldCat locates only a single copy of this work in a United States institution.

$2500.00

BOMBIN' Magazine. Vol. 1 (2007) through Vol. 4 (2008) (all published)
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BOMBIN' Magazine. Vol. 1 (2007) through Vol. 4 (2008) (all published)

A complete run in 5 issues (Volumes 1, 2, 3, 3.5, and 4) of the short-lived graffiti and street art journal, under the editorial direction of Craig Dershowitz, covering a variety of topics including music, fashion, cars, skating, toys, and graffiti art, including tips for graffiti "bombing", paint reviews, and artist interviews. Illustrated profusely throughout primarily from photographs, with some drawings and comics scattered throughout. Square 8vo., Volume 3.5 a miniature issue. Original illustrated perfect-bound wrpps., Volume 3.5 stapled self-wrpps. Very slight wear. New York, 2007-2008. A scarce complete set of a well-done but relatively unknown magazine on street art and graffiti, founded by Taylor Levin, Scott Brown, and Daniel Lara. The introduction to the first issue lays out the mission statement of the magazine: "BOMBIN' is more than just a magazine - it's a lifestyle; delivering you that realness, guaranteed always original, and never to be watered down. While discussing the making of this mag, we here at BOMBIN' agreed on one thing and one thing only - we wanted to fill a void. With the first issue now completed we've accomplished that goal: a graffiti magazine that actually has graffiti in it, not one page tucked in the back behind meaningless articles and hundreds of ads. So crack this open like a Philly Blunt and get a dose of the best, most up to date graff in the city. For those of you that are in it, thanks for the destruction. For those who aren't, step your game up!" As of July 2019, WorldCat locates only a single holding in a North American institution.

$475.00

TPL: "Tombeau de Pierre Larousse"; Poésie von François Dufrêne; "Décollagen" (Abrisse) (1956-1961) von Wolf Vostell; "Oreille pour un Tombeau" (Ohr für ein Grab), Einführung von Alain Jouffroy
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TPL: "Tombeau de Pierre Larousse"; Poésie von François Dufrêne; "Décollagen" (Abrisse) (1956-1961) von Wolf Vostell; "Oreille pour un Tombeau" (Ohr für ein Grab), Einführung von Alain Jouffroy

By Vostell, Wolf and François Dufrêne

Wuppertal: Verlag der Kalender, 1961. Large square octavo (29.3 × 30.5 cm). Original stiff printed wrappers; Chinese-style folded leaves; ca. 64 pp. A few stains and light toning to wrappers; internally very good. Collaborative bookwork by Vostell, a leading exponent of Décollage, and Dufrêne, a leading Nouveau Réaliste artist and writer, consisting of concrete poems by Dufrêne accompanied by 23 original screenprints by Vostell in black and white, with additional textual material by Jouffroy at rear. A strikingly beautiful work, with typographical flourishes throughout as well as screenprints with subtle gradations of grey tones. A radical and monumental work, hinting at influence by the "Affichiste" Mimmo Rotella, and prefiguring the proliferation of concrete and visual poetry and works incorporating words in the subsequent decade. Unstated limited edition (an authoritative source informs us that 300 copies were printed). As of November 2019, KVK and OCLC locate only five copies in North America.

$3250.00

N. R.; Les Nouveaux Réalistes
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N. R.; Les Nouveaux Réalistes

By Codognato, Attilio, editor

Leather suitcase containing 12 signed and numbered original artworks by leading members of the "New Realist" or "Nouveau Réalisme" movement, comprising 10 prints, 1 sculpture, and 1 two-piece Plexiglas work, with accompanying introductory fascicule featuring text in French, German, English, and Italian signed by editor Attilio Codognato, each of the prints and the text booklet housed in their own envelopes. Some occasional scuffing, some envelopes with slight toning or small tears, overall excellent. Envelope sizes approx. 19-3/4 x 19-3/4 inches, suitcase 22-1/2 x 20-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches. Housed in original leather suitcase with carrying handle and 2 clasps, leather slightly worn, some rubbing and scratching. n.p. (Milan) (Ars Viva) n.d. (1973) Number 242 of a limited edition of 600 numbered copies. It is unclear how many cases were actually filled, but the number is likely below 600. An unusual and highly desirable collection of original works of contemporary art from the important Nouveau Réalisme movement, an artistic movement founded in 1960 by Pierre Restany and Yves Klein during their first collective exposition held at the Apollinaire Gallery in Milan. New realism was one of many avant-garde artistic groups active in the 1960's, alongside such other groups as Fluxus and American pop art. They were based mostly in France, and are associated with the École de Nice movement. The new realists described themselves as using "new ways of perceiving the real". Restany authored the group's original manifesto in the spring of 1960, which was titled "Constitutive Declaration of New Realism" and was originally signed by Klein, Arman, Martial Raysse, Restany, Daniel Spoerri, Jean Tinguely, François Dufrêne, Raymond Hains, and Jacques de la Villeglé. In 1961 César, Mimmo Rotella, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Gérard Deschamps added their signatures to a second manifesto, titled "40° above Dada". The group's first exhibition as a movement took place in November 1960 at the Paris "Festival d'avant-garde", and was followed by several others. Their last collective show took place in 1963; after the death of Yves Klein in June 1962, the group had difficulty maintaining cohesion, and it disbanded entirely by 1970. The artists whose work is included in this collection are: Christo (offset print); Pierre Restany (color serigraph); Raymond Hains (offset print); Niki de Saint Phalle (offset print); Jacques de laVilleglé (collage); Gerard Deschamps (mirror object); Arman (serigraph on Plexiglas); Daniel Spoerri (folding pop-up table setting); Mimmo Rotella (offset print); François Dufrêne (offset print); and César (sculpture of a human finger).

$12500.00

Manipulations
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Manipulations

By Ortiz, Ralph and John Hendricks

New York: Judson Gallery, 1967. Individual xerox-reproduced sheets, some folded, housed in original printed paper envelope (26.5 × 18.5 cm). Richly illustrated throughout. Contents loose as issued; some small tears and soiling to envelope; overall very good. Complete collection of sheets and notes related to the "12 Evenings of Manipulations" destructionist art happening at the Judson Gallery in New York (October 5 to October 22, 1967). With instructions and notes on various destruction art pieces including Lil Picard "Construction Destruction Construction," Geoff Hendricks "Sky/Change," Malcolm Goldstein "State of the Nation," Carolee Schneemann "Divisions + Rubble," Jean Toche "Labyrinths and Psychological Stress," and others, some accompanied by photocopied photographs of the art piece as they occurred. The Judson Publications Manifesto, which is included in this grouping and signed by Ralph Ortiz, John Hendricks, Al Hansen, Lil Picard, and Jean Toche, describes the group as "anti-profit...The Judson Publication is a unique communique to you from artists who are concerned with the corruption of culture by profit. We believe the function of the artist is to subvert culture, since our culture is trivial. We are intent on giving a voice to the artist who shouts fire when there is fire; robbery when there is a robbery; murder when there is a murder; rape when there is a rape. Judson Publications will attempt to serve the public for as long as the trivial culture of the establishment distracts us from the screams of crises." Scarce institutionally.

$2850.00

24 Stunden. Happening am 5. Juni 1965 von 0-24 Uhr in der Galerie Parnass Wuppertal, Moltkestraße 67
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24 Stunden. Happening am 5. Juni 1965 von 0-24 Uhr in der Galerie Parnass Wuppertal, Moltkestraße 67

By Beuys, Joseph; Rolf Jährling; Wolf Vostell; et al.

Small unpaginated photobook-type volume documenting the legendary 24-hour Fluxus happening and the noted artists and writers who participated, including Joseph Beuys, Bazon Brock, Charlotte Moorman, Nam June Paik, Eckart Rahn, Tomas Schmit, and Wolf Vostell, including the first European appearance of Paik's Robot K-567, musical performances by Paik and Moorman of works by John Cage and his pupils, and a Wolf Vostell performance titled "24 erinnerungen an meine '24 STUNDEN' in Wuppertal. Profusely illustrated throughout, primarily from photographs, including two folding leporello-style photographs, and a small bag of flour related to Vostell's performance. 4-1/8 x 3 inches. Original red cardstock wrpps., minimal creasing to lower corner of back cover, overall excellent. Itzehoe, Germany (Hansen & Hansen) 1965. Today, this happening is regarded as the height of the Fluxus movement in Germany and an important turning point for the group. For 24 hours, performances took place in every room of the Gründerzeit villa, headquarters of the Galerie Parnass. Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik, Wolf Vostell, Bazon Brock, Charlotte Moorman, Eckart Rahn, and Tomas Schmit began their performances at midnight. This happening was to be the last large event held by Galerie Parnass. Shortly thereafter, Rolf Jährling, the gallery owner, ended his gallery career and relocated to Africa.

$1250.00

The Design Game
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The Design Game

By Moore, A. Doyle

Printed four-pocket folder containing thick cards representing examples of four of the major elements of design - color, shape, line, and texture - together with an additional set of thick cardboard shapes and a sheet of included contents, with explanatory text by Muriel B. Christison of the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, the whole comprising a game meant to help instruct young children in design and art appreciation. Square 8vo. Original printed folder, housed in original square cardboard box with label pasted to lid. Some slight wear or creasing to folder, very slight sunning and soiling to box and label, hand-written pen inscription of former owner to upper right corner of box lid and front of cover. Champaign, Illinois (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 1971. From the introductory text: "The Design Game is used to increase visual awareness and sensitivity to design, as design exists in art and in the environment. Players become familiar with the artist's means of expression: colors, shapes, lines, and textures. The Design Game presents an introduction to the ways in which elements of design may be selected, ordered and combined in any man-made composition...The Design Game is planned especially for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary grade children to use when visiting an art museum. It is a form of perceptual training that develops their learning readiness. It may be played with any type of art object found in the usual art museum or art exhibition...It aids the child in perceiving and in verbalizing; it prepares the child for approaches and responses to art objects and exhibitions at higher grade levels." A very scarce design game, with WorldCat only locating two holdings in North American institutions as of June 2019.

$1250.00

Iris-Time Unlimited. No. 1 (6 October 1962) through No. 46 (April 1975) (all published)
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Iris-Time Unlimited. No. 1 (6 October 1962) through No. 46 (April 1975) (all published)

A complete run in 46 issues, each issue 4 pp., of the French art journal, under the editorial direction of avant-garde gallerist and visionary dealer Iris Clert, each issue announcing upcoming art shows and including features such as critics reviews, horoscopes, short profiles, classified listings, or cartoons. Profusely illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. Some minor scattered pencil notations, overall excellent condition. 8vo. Printed self-wrpps., housed in fitted boards portfolio and slipcase. Paris 1962-1975. Original photograph housed inside front cover of portfolio depicting Clert together with Jean Tinguely, Yves Klein, Runhau, Rapael Soto and René Bro, dated 1958. Iris Clert opened her eponymous art gallery in February 1956 at 3 rue des Beaux-Arts in the neighborhood of Saint Germain des Près, which was known at the time for its avant-garde galleries. The first artists to have their work shown at her gallery were Arman, Klaus Geissler, Yves Klein, Ad Reinhardt, Jean Tinguely, and Joël Brunerie. According to a review of a 2015 tribute to her legacy, "Iris Clert's spectacular way of conducting her gallery, her total absence of artistic exclusivity and her incredible eclecticism in staging her exhibitions made it a unique space of expression for dozens of major artists of the Paris scene." (http://www.galerielinlassable.com/iris-time/) She organized iconic exhibitions and discovered some of the most important artists of the 1950's and 1960's, and invented the "Venice Biennale off" in 1962 where she exhibited her avant-garde projects in a 17th century palazzo. She called her gallery "the most advanced gallery in the world" where you could "buy today the art of tomorrow." Her publication of Iris-Time Unlimited from 1962 to 1975 replaced the traditional gallery invitation. An important and rare document of the 1960's avant-garde scene in Paris; as of June 2019, WorldCat locates a small handful of holdings in North American institutions, only two of which appear to be complete runs.

$9500.00

Eigen+Art. WITH: Zwei Jahre Eigen+Art. Two volumes of original art and documentation
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Eigen+Art. WITH: Zwei Jahre Eigen+Art. Two volumes of original art and documentation

By Judy (Lybke, Gerd Harry)

Leipzig: Galerie Eigen+Art, 1985-1987. Text volumes quartos, portfolios folio-size and measuring ca. 55 × 41.5 × 5 cm. Text volumes cloth boards, portfolios in black and white linen cassettes, artworks loose as issued. One image with partial adhesions from tissue paper overlay, some very minor soiling and rubbing to portfolios, overall very good. Two volumes documenting the important non-conformist and experimental German art gallery founded in 1983 in Leipzig, each a limited edition comprising a smaller typescript catalog with photographs documenting exhibitions in the year covered, and two large cassette portfolios with original prints and photographs by East German artists who exhibited at the gallery, with 32 works total between the two sets, each work signed and numbered. Such circulation of unofficial art circulated outside the official publishing and censorship system of the GDR and was considered a subversive and essentially illicit activity. Of the first volume, Lybke wrote, "Am 25.10.1986 besteht die Eigen+Art ein Jahr. Aus diesem Anlass wurde diese Mappe zusammengestellt. Sie beinhaltet Arbeiten, die Beleg sind für das Schaffen derer, die im Zeitraum vom 25. Oktober bis Oktober '86 in der Eigen+Art augestellt haben." The objective of the second set was similar. Among the artists included are Ingo Regel, Karin Wieckhorst, Michael Kunert, Micha Brendel, Klaus Elle, Thomas Florschütz, Dietrich Oltmanns, Wolfgang Lehmann, Detlef Schweiger, Roland Borchers, Volker Regel, Volker Baumgart, Dieter Ladewig, Andreas Hanske, Frank Müller, Angela Hampel, Carsten Nicolai, Jens Pfuhler, and others. Limited editions, numbered 17 of 25 and 10 of 20 copies respectively. Rare; as of May 2019, KVK and OCLC show only two North American holdings of works by Eigen+Art, but not the present works.

$25000.00

Nouvelle Génération. La Jeunesse Interroge Le Lettrisme. No. 1 (January/February 1962) through No. 2 (March/April 1962) (all published)
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Nouvelle Génération. La Jeunesse Interroge Le Lettrisme. No. 1 (January/February 1962) through No. 2 (March/April 1962) (all published)

A complete run in 2 issues (12 and 8 pp., respectively) of the short-lived Lettrist journal conceived of by a group of young students consisting of Thierry Paul-Lévy, Paulette Liétard, Patrick Brault, Guy Chastel, and Jean-Charles Depaule, and published with the help of the Lettrists, directed by Jacques Spacagna with collaborative assistance from Isidore Isou and Maurice Lemaître. Not illustrated. Some slight toning, especially along edges, minor scattered soiling. 4to. Original stapled self-wrpps. Paris, 1962. Isidore Isou, a Romanian-born French poet, film critic, and artist, founded the art and literary Lettrist movement in Paris in the mid-1940s. Drawing inspiration from Dada and Surrealism, the Lettrist body of work encompasses all areas of art and culture, including poetry, film, painting, and political theory. The movement was named for its early focus on letters and other visual or spoken symbols. This periodical contains contributions from the student group and from major Lettrist figures, including Patrick Brault, Jean-Charles Depaule, Pierre Descamps, Paulette Liétard, Pierre Gaillard, Marcel Beuret, Jacques Spacagna, and a long piece by Isou titled "Contre la Megapneumie", a critique of Gil J. Wolman, an avant-garde artist and fellow member of the Lettrist movement.

$1750.00

Le Parapluie. No. 1 (November 1970) through No. 13 (special vacances [1973]) (all published)
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Le Parapluie. No. 1 (November 1970) through No. 13 (special vacances [1973]) (all published)

A complete run of the irregularly published, eclectic Parisian underground music and counterculture monthly under the editorial direction of Henri-Jean Enu, consisting of thirteen issues (24 pp. each) plus the rare comix supplement (No. 1, February 1971), combining music journalism and radical politics with adventurous illustrations, comix, and written features on diverse aspects of the international counterculture experience, particularly the psychosexual theories of Reich and Freud, coverage of conflicts in Vietnam, Algeria, Ireland, and South Africa, the nascent ecological movement, drug use and regulation, film, antiauthoritarian education, occultism, sexual liberation and contraception, and underground new media, richly illustrated throughout (full and multiple page spreads, some in color). Illus. self-wrpps, small loss to corner of wrpps. on supplemental issue. Paris 1970-1973. Experimental rocker and artist Enu was a major figure in the Parisian underground in the early 1970s and deeply committed to alternative media and new modes of distribution--primarily through Le Parapluie, video, and comix. International in scope, Le Parapluie was a member of the Underground Press Syndicate network, with notable contributions by artists and authors such as Dominique Tarlé, Jean-Louis Brau, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, and Andy Warhol, and reviews or articles on music festivals and groups including the Isle of Wight, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Roxy Music, The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, The Who, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, The Yardbirds, David Bowie, and Sun Ra among others. Together presenting a sophisticated and frank rendering of French counterculture shifting from the psychedelic era toward the harder-edge iconoclasm of protopunk. As of Febraury 2019, WorldCat locates five holdings in North America.

$9500.00

The Madison Avenue Cut-Out Book
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The Madison Avenue Cut-Out Book

By Siljander, Rolf (illustrations)

Unpag. humorous volume of cartoons, in the style of a paper-doll book, poking fun at the advertising industry, including referring to a client as a dog, a client's lunch as a martini, the ad man's lunch as "eating crow", and the personnel department as a guillotine, with the final page presenting an image of the "Madison Avenue ad game", in the style of a traditional board game, with spaces for actions such as "Steal an account", "Have six martinis", "Date your boss's secretary", "Buy tranquilizers", "Get investigated by the FCC", "Bitch about anything", and "Quit!" Profusely illustrated. Small folio. Original die-cut cardstock wrpps. emulating a briefcase. Some minor wear, chipping, scattered scuffing, small crease at lower right corner. New York (Citadel Press) 1962. The "introduction" to the volume, claiming to be from "Bigger, Fusmythe, Roundheel, Clod & Smart", reads: "This book is for our executives. It helps them make nice ads. Do you know what ads are? They are pretty pictures with friendly words under them. They make people happy. They also make our clients rich....You can be like us. Maybe your clients will say nice things about you, too. Cut out these pictures and put them on your bulletin board....Try and cut on the lines, advertising executives should be neat." A scarce satirical work; as of January 2018, WorldCat locates only a single holding in a North American institution.

$300.00

Artisjok. Driemaandelijke Tijdschrift voor Hedendaagse Kunsten. Year I, No. 1 (31 January 1968) through Year II, No. 1 (31 January 1969) (all published)
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Artisjok. Driemaandelijke Tijdschrift voor Hedendaagse Kunsten. Year I, No. 1 (31 January 1968) through Year II, No. 1 (31 January 1969) (all published)

1968. A complete run in 5 issues of the short-lived Antwerp-based serial under the editorial direction of Werner Spillemaeckers, devoted to the dissemination of avant-garde art and literature and 1960's culture, with poems, prose, reviews, essays, and analysis by numerous progressive cultural figures. Illustrated throughout after photographs and artworks by post-War artists. Small 4to. Original illustrated wrpps. Antwerp, 1968-1969. Contributors to Artisjok include Ben Klein, Wopko Jensma, Phil du Plessis, Phil Mertens, Filip Tas, Henri-Floris Jaspers, Boudewijn Buckinx, Jan Vaerten, Pol Le Roy, Casper Schmidt, Rudy Witse, Paul Joostens, Patrick Conrad, Josep-Maria Subirachs, Roland Massa, Paul de Vree, and others. Very scarce; as of January 2019, WorldCat only locates two holdings in North American institutions.

$950.00

Paul Sharits: Letters to 'A', 1975-1993
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Paul Sharits: Letters to 'A', 1975-1993

By Ruhé, Harry & Paul Sharits

Unpaginated (81 plastic sleeves, some filled both recto and verso and some filled recto only, some with several items per sleeve) presentation of letters, drawings, photographs, chronologies, newspaper clippings, flyers, and other ephemeral materials, printed on various types of paper stock so as to best capture the feel of the original documents, together with a signed color slide, focused around Shartis' correspondence to Galerie A from 1975 to 1993, and presented in conjunction with an exhibition of Shartis' work held from February 6 to March 14, 2017. Large 4to. Plastic sleeves housed in dark blue cloth archival box with three-ring binder mechanism. Amsterdam (Galerie A) 2017. One of only 50 copies. An individually hand-assembled and well-curated collection documenting a long correspondence between the artist and his friend and colleague. In his introduction to the collection, Ruhé writes: "Although my gallery was virtually unknown, Sharits supported me from the first year onwards...Sharits enjoyed being able to show in Galerie A what he described as his 'highly personal and a bit mad stuff'." Regarding their correspondence, Ruhé goes on: "Sharits and I hardly ever spoke to each other on the telephone. There was no email yet and we corresponded via letters. His were nearly all handwritten while mine were typed. He kept me well informed and, especially later on, the envelopes were filled to the brim with photographs, slides, copies, newspaper cuttings, letters and additional notes." As of February 2018, WorldCat does not locate any holdings of this title.

$1350.00

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