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Good News

by de Ridder, Willem & Wouter Klootwijk

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A newspaper-form early work by the Dutch Fluxus artist, unpaginated, consisting almost entirely of black-and-white photographs with a few drawings and comics scattered in, many of the images including nude females, and likely the only appearance of this publication which gives the appearance of a single issue of a serial. Folio, approx. 23-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches unfolded. Original photo-illustrated… Read more
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$1,500.00
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5 Cuts

by Oursler, Stephanie

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$950.00

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Artist's book, unpaginated, published in conjunction with Oursler's 1975 exhibition of the same name, held at Rome's Galleria's Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, with foreword by Italo Mussa in Italian and English, the exhibition catalogue comprised of reproductions of appropriated black and white photographs, each accompanied by a reproduced handwritten caption in English which when put together make up the text… Read more
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$950.00
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Il corpo il suo d'intorno, anche [The body is also around]

by Simonetti, Gianni-Emilio

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$275.00

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Unpaginated (16 pp.) exhibition catalogue, with an introduction by Tommaso Trini and an essay titled "Flux-us/ing Xmutica or the anti-productive activity of Gianni-Emilio Simonetti" by Daniela Palazzoli, with texts in Italian, French, English, and Portuguese, together with a brief biography of Simonetti and a short prose piece by Simonetti titled "(Exquire Game of INspiraction! I allways addored yOur hend!)".… Read more
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Unpaginated (24 pp.) volume representing a program issued to accompany the Internationalist Arts Festival in San Francisco held in May 1982, containing listings of poetry, art, film, video, and music events as well as a masquerade ball, together with additional content on art, politics, and music, some of which served in part as issue #3 of BITCHROCK, a short-lived… Read more
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$375.00
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Animal Manifesto/Manifest Zwierzecy

by Partum, Andrzej

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$750.00

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Lublin, Poland: Labyrinth Gallery, 1980. Double-sided offset-printed broadside containing the text of Partum's Animal Manifesto, in both English and Polish, comprising 15 bullet points in which he derides the arguments that human beings are superior to animals due to the existence of rational thought, and that progress can be made only by advancements in human technology. Signed and inscribed… Read more
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$750.00
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Small poster for a series of political happenings in ód , late 1988 and early 1989

by Galeria Dzia a Maniakalnych [Gallery of Manic Activities]

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ód : Wolna drukarnia MSW, [1988]. Single sheet, xerox-printed to recto, measuring 36 × 25.5 cm. About very good; old creases. Apparently unrecorded poster for a series of "manic" political happenings slash performances held at the Galeria Dzia a Maniakalnych in ód , a branch of the Pomara czowa Alternatywa (Orange Alternative), an originally Wroclaw-based anti-communist… Read more
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$350.00
image of Edice Situace [Situations], nos. 1-15 (all published). In the scarce original printed cloth-covered case

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[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… Read more
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$3,750.00
image of Archive of 20th Century Tattoo Flash

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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… Read more
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$2,750.00
image of Suite Prisunic de Gravures Originales Contemporaines

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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… Read more
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$950.00
image of 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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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… Read more
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$2,500.00
image of BOMBIN' Magazine. Vol. 1 (2007) through Vol. 4 (2008) (all published)

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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… Read more
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$475.00
image of 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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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… Read more
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$3,250.00
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N. R.; Les Nouveaux Réalistes

by Codognato, Attilio, editor

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$12,500.00

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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… Read more
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$12,500.00
image of Iris-Time Unlimited. No. 1 (6 October 1962) through No. 46 (April 1975) (all published)

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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,… Read more
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$9,500.00
image of Eigen+Art. WITH: Zwei Jahre Eigen+Art. Two volumes of original art and documentation

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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… Read more
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$25,000.00
image of Nouvelle Génération. La Jeunesse Interroge Le Lettrisme. No. 1 (January/February 1962) through No. 2 (March/April 1962) (all published)

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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… Read more
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$1,750.00
image of Le Parapluie. No. 1 (November 1970) through No. 13 (special vacances [1973]) (all published)

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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… Read more
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$9,500.00
image of 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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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.… Read more
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$950.00
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Paul Sharits: Letters to 'A', 1975-1993

by Ruhé, Harry & Paul Sharits

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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… Read more
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$1,350.00
image of Herzattacke. Literatur- und Kunstzeitschrift. Vol. 12, No. I (2000) through Vol. 27, No. I (2015)

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Collection of 28 total volumes of the rare and esoteric German art journal, under the editorial direction of Maximilian Barck, founded in 1989 and consisting of contemporary texts together with original drawings and graphic prints, many signed, with artistic contributions from a variety of artists including Mikos Meininger, Felix Martin Furtwängler, Lothar Böhme, Horst Hussel, Klaus Hähner-Springmühl, Michael Würzberger,… Read more
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$8,500.00
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