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image of Extra. Ein Kunstmagazin - An Art Magazine. No. 1 (July 1974) through No. 5 (July 1975) (all published)

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A complete run in 5 issues of the short-lived German art magazine, unpaginated, edited by Werner Lippert and featuring artistic contributions often created especially for this magazine by important figures in the fields of conceptual art, land art, minimalism, installation art, and other notable 20th century art movements. Profusely illustrated throughout, including reproductions from photographs and drawings, some printed… Read more
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$3,500.00
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 Carpeta Cero. Prosa y Poesia. No. 1 (November 1969) through No. 4 (December 1970), together with special issue "Lealtad" (all published)

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Five issues in four unpaginated portfolios (including one double number), ca. 7-10 unbound signatures and folded leaves each, of the Argentinian arts and literature journal pairing artists' woodcuts with prose and poetry, including original prints by Hector Mazzoleni, Mario Cecconi, Daniel Zelaya, Linda Rendini, Omar Brachetti, Demetrio Urruchua, Victor Rebuffo, Bruno Widmann, Italo Grassi, Antonio Berni, Claudia Leiguarda, and… Read more
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$3,500.00
image of Paranà: Columna Vertebral del Litoral, Rica Vena, Tenso Nervio, Clara Voz, De Argentina Intelectual. No. 1 (Winter 1941) through Nos. 4-7 (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer 1943) (all published)

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A complete run, bound in two volumes, of the serial from the Argentinian coastal province, published during the second World War and edited by R. E. Montes i Bradley, devoted to recent developments in art, literature, and general culture both domestic and international, with contributions by numerous noted cultural figures and critics, illustrated in the text and with fine… Read more
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$3,000.00
image of FG 1973. Cycle of four drypoint etchings, signed, laid into original printed folder

FG 1973. Cycle of four drypoint etchings, signed, laid into original printed folder

by František Gross (1909-1985)

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Published
1973
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$750.00

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1973. [Prague]: [1973]. Printed on thick wove paper measuring ca. 30 × 21 cm, plate measurements 14.5 × 10 cm. Signed and numbered (22 of 27). Fine. Gross was an early member of the Czech post-war artist collective "Skupina 42" (Group 42), formally founded in 1940, during the German Protectorate. The group was forbidden by the Communist government… Read more
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$750.00
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[Prague: Um lecko-Pr myslové Museum, OZKP, 1934]. Quarto (30.3 × 21.6 cm). Original tan portfolio with printed label affixed to front wrapper; inserted text part (12 pp) and 33 plates, including photo reproductions, original color and black and white lithographs, woodcuts, and heliographs by notable figures in the Polish art and avant-garde scene. Portfolio with paper restoration; contents very… Read more
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$1,750.00
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 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 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
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LEILOT (Nights)

by Glass, Ari (Erich Glas) (text and illustrations)

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$2,950.00

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One page of text in Hebrew preceding 28 linocuts presented without captions, depicting the artist's imagined visions of the horrors of the Holocaust including torture, prison camps, fires, and graphic images of death. Some very minor toning. Large 4to. Original printed wrpps., some minor paper loss to front cover, small areas of repair, some browning, binding slightly loose. (Tel… Read more
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$2,950.00
image of Le Cirque Animé. Album-Jeu du Père Castor Flammarion

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Unpaginated volume containing 8 cardstock leaves depicting members of the circus to be cut out and assembled with small paper fasteners such as brads, one side of the cardstock page in chromolithograph, the reverse in black and white with indications as to where to fold and attach the various pieces, the circus figures include an elephant, wrestlers, acrobats, musical… Read more
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$2,500.00
image of La Chapelle Saint-Pierre de Villefranche-sur-Mer. Dix Lithographies Originales de Jean Cocteau

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Portfolio of 10 colored lithographs, consisting of the following: 5 double-page lithos depicting sketches for the artist's frescoes at La Chapelle Saint-Pierre, each ca. 25 3/4" x 20 1/8", and 5 single-page examples, each ca. 12 7/8" x 20 1/8", including the front and rear wrpps., a frontispiece, an image titled "Le Coq de Pierre," and a self-portrait, all… Read more
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$7,500.00
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Shizhuzhai Jianpu (Ten Bamboo Studio Letter Paper)

by Zhengyan, Hu (Cheng-yen, Hu)

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$8,500.00

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4 vols., facsimile edition of the 17th century work from the Ten Bamboo Studio showcasing a variety of paper samples with original colorful woodblock decoration, augmented with the gonghua technique of blindstamping and printed in multiple colors, decorative motifs include flowers and trees, vases, furniture, landscapes, butterflies, animals, and figures. Profusely illustrated throughout. 4to. Four volumes with orig. handmade… Read more
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$8,500.00
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Poesie 1960

by Bartolini, Luigi

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$3,000.00

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43 pp. volume of poetry, index, illustrated with four original engravings, each hand-numbered and initialed "L.B." in pencil. Large 8vo. Cloth boards, housed in original illustrated and hand-numbered paper slipcase. Some minor soiling and small tears to slipcase. Ancona (Bucciarelli) 1960. Limited edition no. 139 of 150 copies. Luigi Bartolini was an Italian poet and artist considered to be… Read more
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$3,000.00
image of Les Folles Folies des Follies. Douze Poèmes Diptyque

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Oversized portfolio containing title card, two hand-numbered and signed typographic etchings (zincogravures); a third signed typographic etching with black silhouette effect, numbered to verso; numbered colophon page; and a smaller matted and signed typewriter poem. Large folio. Cardstock folder within heavy cardstock portfolio, tie-bound with red cloth ribbon, contents loose as issued. Some very minor wear, scuffing, and soiling… Read more
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$6,000.00
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Mr. Knife Miss Fork

by Crevel, René; Kay Boyle; & Max Ernst

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$15,000.00

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Small 37 pp. volume, being a fragment of the novel Babylone by René Crevel, translated into English by Kay Boyle, and illustrated with nineteen original photograms by Max Ernst, produced in conjunction with Man Ray in his studio using photo-sensitive paper, each with caption in red ink on tissue guards. 12mo. Black boards with gilt decoration designed by Max… Read more
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$15,000.00
image of Arthur Kampf: Zwanzig Radierungen zu Shakespeares Werken

Arthur Kampf: Zwanzig Radierungen zu Shakespeares Werken

by Rosenhagen, Hans (introduction)

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$850.00

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Kampf. (IV) pp. introductory text and biographical material on the German artist who headed the School of Visual Arts in Berlin from 1915 to 1924, list of plates, and 20 fine etched plates showing scenes from Shakespeare plays. Large folio. 3/4 cloth and boards portfolio. Berlin (Wegweiser) n.d. (ca. 1925). Signed by the artist in… Read more
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$850.00
image of Masterpieces Selected from the Ukiyoye School.  With Brief History of the Development of the School, Biographical Sketches of the Artists, and Some Critical Descriptions

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5 volume study and presentation (in English) of the history of Ukiyoye painting and woodblock printmaking, defined in the preface as genre pictures and popular works depicting manners and customs of the time as opposed to classical works, including an altogether 211 pp. text distributed throughout the volumes, 156 fine text illustrations, mostly from line drawings, and 170 superb… Read more
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$6,500.00
image of 8 Pin-Up Farbakte, 1968-1969, von Jo. Vennekamp in Holzschnittmanier

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Portfolio with 8 original color woodcut prints (each approx. 15" x 22") by Vennekamp, in his own original Pop style with Surrealist undertones, showing erotic imagery in bold, densely colored and compositionally striking formats, including stylized abstractions of genitalia, playfully seductive vignettes, the integration of numbers and letters into the layout, segmented divisions within compositions, etc. Large oblong… Read more
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$3,750.00
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