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Tim Jim, Man From Outer Space

by Moore, Claire Mahl

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Unpaginated (32 pp.) psychedelically illustrated children's book with lithographed illustrations and text by Claire Moore, which tells ths story of a little spaceman who comes to Earth and experiences food, drink, and interactions with humans and animals. 4to. Original lithographed wrpps., very light soiling to covers. New York (Children's Underground Press) 1969. Claire Moore was an American artist from… Read more
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1974. Immediate. A complete run of 29 issues bound in 25 fascicules, unpaginated (circa 24-50 pp. each), of the French artistic and literary journal, edited by Anne-Marie Christin, featuring poetry, music, and artwork by a wide range of writers and artists including Georgette Simon, Jean Laude, Jacqueline Sublet, Raymond Gid, Philippe Soupault, Marcel Jacno, Monique Boucher, Jean-Marie Durand, Louis… Read more
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$2,750.00
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Two Concrete Poetry Works

by Moineau, Jean-Claude

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Two works of concrete poetry from the late 1960s by Jean-Claude Moineau, comprising an undated 12-page unrecorded work of Concrete Poetry done in collaboration with Christiane Frougny, "Textes à tester (Texts to Test)", and a 1968 work "Orléans mai-juin 1968 / La Bibliotheque Universitaire est occupee". Typed and mimeographed pages. 4to. Stapled self-wrpps, some insignificant toning and minor creasing,… Read more
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A complete run in two issues, each issue 16 pp., of the very short-lived Italian cultural journal edited by Rara Bloom, Dante Goffetti, Bruno Sanguanini, Riccardo Scarbi, and Mizio Turchet, covering topics in contemporary art and culture such as the work of John Cage, Lacan, Duchamp, video art, and international exhibition and book reviews, with contributions from Philip Pilkington,… Read more
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24 pp. comic book, comprising the first edition of the first and likely only issue of the landmark comic which ranks as one of the earliest Counterculture comic books (preceding Zap), containing a comic strip about the use of psychedelic drugs written by Greg Shaw, with artwork by Geoff Evans. 4to. Original self-wrpps., some very light soiling and handling… Read more
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$375.00
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Fabryka [Factory]

by Waśko, Ryszard, editor

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Łódź: [self-published], 1982. Quarto (29 × 20.5 cm). Original decorative card wrappers: 73 unnumbered leaves with photographs, reproductions and original artworks and objects pasted onto the leaves or sown into binding. Very good. A rare memento of the international avant-garde of the 1970s and the Polish underground art scene, this samizdat volume was created to commemorate an international… Read more
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Duchamp DADA Poster

by Duchamp, Marcel (poster design), with texts by Hans Arp, Richard Huelsenbeck, Jacques-Henry Levesque, & Tristan Tzara

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Letterpress poster (38" x 25"), designed by Duchamp, printed in black and orange on white ground, acting as both notice for and as a catalogue of works shown at the landmark DADA exhibition at the Sidney Janis Gallery in New York, April 15 to May 9, 1953, with the texts and list of exhibited works creating a complex, typographically… Read more
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image of Przegięcie paly. Organ ochotniczej rezerwy, milicji obywatelskiej [Going to extremes. An organ of the voluntary reserve of the citizens' police]. Galeria Działań Maniakalnych [Gallery of Manic Activities]

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Łódź: Pomaranczowa Alternatywa Miasto, 1989. Octavo (24.5 × 17.5 cm). Original pictorial self-wrappers; [4] pp. Xerox-illustrated throughout. Very good. A pamphlet of the Łódź branch of Pomarańczowa Alternatywa [Orange Alternative], an artistic and quasi-political (anti-communist) movement which reached its peak of activity in Poland in 1985-1989. The pamphlet contains satirical articles and announcements of happenings in Łódź. Pomarańczowa Alternatywa… Read more
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Zagreb: Galerija Studentskogo Centra, [1977]. Single leaf, measuring 41.5 × 29.5 cm, folded once horizontally. Lightly frayed to edges, still about very good. A poster advertising the second European tour of the Canadian avant-garde artists from the Centre for Experimental Art and Communication (CEAC) hosted by the SC Gallery in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. The gallery hosted two events titled: "New… Read more
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Zagreb, 1966. (59.5 × 42 cm). Single leaf folded five times horizontally and once along the vertical axis. With numerous small reproductions. In English and Croatian. Very good. An exhibition poster for the SC (Student Center) Gallery in Zagreb in 1966, illustrated with the work of seventeen Yugoslav artists including Matija Skurjeni, Branko Ružić, Ivan Picelj, Vasilije Jordan, Miro… Read more
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Various sizes; overall very good. Andrzej Partum (1938-2002) was a seminal figure of Polish Neo-Avant-Garde, a "non-official" artistic movement in Poland in the 70s and 80s. A self-taught artist, Partum's heterogeneous work includes musical compositions, concrete poetry, mail art, installations and performances, putting him in the Conceptualist tradition even as he disapproved of Conceptualism in his critical writings and manifestos. Due… Read more
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Lodz: 1988. Large folio (42 × 30 cm). Original decorative side-stapled self-wrappers; 8 pp. Light wear to wrappers, else very good. A samizdat artistic manifesto written by Sławomir Kosmynka, which announces the iconoclastic position of the Chaos - Faza 3 Gallery. Kosmynka studied typography and painting at the State College of Fine Arts in Łódź where he met Ewa… Read more
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image of Ogólnopolska wystawa młodej plastyki pod hasłem "Przeciw wojnie - przeciw faszyzmowi". zorganizowana z okazji v światowego festiwalu młodziezy i studentów [Polish exhibition of young art under the slogan: "Against war - against Fascism". Organized on the occasion of the fifth international festival of students and youth]. Exposition de la Jeune Peinture Sculpture et Gravure [Exposition of young painting, sculpture, graphic art]

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Warsaw: "Arsenał", 1955. Octavo (23 × 16.5 cm). Original decorative wrappers; 47 pp. with [47] leaves of photo-reproductions. Light soil to wrappers; spine extremities starting, a small chip to spine. Internally very good. A catalog of the famous "Arsenał 55" exhibition of young art, a landmark event for Polish art after WWII. The exhibition was held as part of… Read more
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image of Slovo, písmo, akce, hlas: k estetice kultury technického věku. Výběr z esejů, manifestů a uměleckých programů druhé poloviny XX. století [Word, letter, action, voice: toward an aesthetics of culture in the technological age. Anthology of essays, manifestos and artistic programs of the second half of the 20th century]. Otázky a názovy, sv. 63

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Prague: Československý spisovatel, 1967. Octavo (19.5 × 10 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 249, [5] pp. About very good; wrappers beginning to detach from text block. Important anthology of post-war text on the arts and avant-garde, published shortly before the Prague Spring and the Soviet Invasion of 1968, which would significantly hamper the distribution of such cultural tendencies. Contains… Read more
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8 sonnets: I have forgotten the song

by Valoch, Jiří

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Toronto: Ganglia Press, January 1969. Oblong folio (11 × 14 cm) on yellow paper stock; [24] pp. Very good. Canadian edition of eight concrete "sonnets" by the Czech concrete poet Valoch, in which words have been replaced with monotone typewriter marks. The collection is subtitled "I have forgotten the song / to my dear friend bp nichol very… Read more
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Eight haiku drawings. pf '78

by Valoch, Jiří

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[Czech Republic], 1977. Nine cards with offset-printed typewritten haiku, laid into original white card folder, measuring 14.5 × 10.2 cm. Signed and numbered by Valoch. Fine. Collection of eight "haiku drawings" consisting of all possible combinations of the two verbalized colors green and yellow (e.g. "green / green / yellow" and "yellow / green /green"). Issued as a… Read more
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image of Ga (the first and last collection of sound poems by jiří valoch). Writers forum 'fives' no. 1 (series)

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London: Writers Forum , 1971. Octavo (21 × 14.6 cm). Original side-stapled xeroxed wrappers; xeroxed text on Chinese-style folded leaves; [19] pp. Very good. English edition of "poems in the language ga realisated (sic!) especially for this collection, dedicated to bob cobbing ladislav novak henri chopin barnard heidsieck francois dufrene ernst jandl" by the Czech concrete poet Valoch.… Read more
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Pohledná poezie [Handsome poetry]

by Juliš, Emil

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Liberec: Severočeské nakladatelství, 1966. Quarto (× cm). Original black cloth; embossed title to front board; decorative dust jacket; 65, [3] pp. Signed and inscribed by the author. Very good. A striking, large-format work by another of the leading concrete poets active in Czechoslovakia. Overall design and binding by Milan Janáček. One of 700 copies. As of February 2020,… Read more
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PF 1988 [New year's greeting for 1988]

by Ovčáček, Eduard

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[Brno, 1987]. Original print in three colors, a meditation on the number 8, signed below by the artist. Measures 19.6 × 14.5 cm. Very good. Ovčáček was one of the foremost practitioners of concrete poetry and lettrism in Czechoslovakia. "Ovčáček endeavoured to achieve a revitalization of the language, based on a mythology of script, ideograms, hieroglyphs, pictograms and… Read more
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Group of various pieces of mail art sent to Natalia LL

by Valoch, Jiří, Johan von Geluwe, and others

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Various sizes and formats. Very good. Original envelope by the A.R.T. - ART Recycling Terminal, Waregem (Belgium), a project organized by the Belgian mail artists Johan van Geluwe (born 1929), who is also the curator of the Museum of Museums. Contains a compilation of various original pieces of mail art sent to Natalia LL (Lach-Lachowicz), a founding member of… Read more
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