(New series) Volume 1 nos. 1-12; Volume 2 no 1 (all published). New York, The American Group (November 1932-1933).Original pictorial wrappers, 4to. A rare complete set in very good/near mint condition.
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Edited by Alexander KING, with George Grosz, Gilbert Seldes, Nathanael West, associates. Americana Contributions by George Grosz, e.e. cummings, Lynd Ward, William Steig, Joseph Mitchell, Bob Brown, S.J. Perelman, Nathanael West, James Thurber, Candell, Fred Nordling, Lyd Ward, William Steig, John Sloan, Austin Robinson, and many others. The editors were highly sensitive to what was going on in Europe, and there is much warning about the rise of fascism and Nazism. Preceded by an erratic first series of 4 numbers (issued February-July 1932), this New Series is complete.
The Journal of the Royal College of Art.
Nos. 1-54: cplt set, all published. London, Oct. 1950 - 1978. Original pictorial wrappers, obl. folio, later 4to.; numerous illustrations. Added: Index to volumes 1-48. Set overall in very good condition, with all illustrated colourful wrappers. The important numbers all in excellent condition: No. 10 (Len Deighton) No. 24 (Fontana), 25 (Brigitte Bardot cover and 3-page foldout), 26 and 31 (both in metallic wrappers), No 40 (embossed cover by Graham Percy). The set includes no. 51 in larger format (tatty at spine) and the rare December 1976 "blank cover" issue
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Ed. by Jack Stafford, John E.Blake, Roger Coleman, o.a.; a very good set of this journal of avant-garde design and the fine arts, published three times per year by students of the Royal College of Art. ARK attracted international attention for its often bold and fast-changing design as well as the extraordinary cast of writers and artists who contributed to its pages, including Ralph Rumney, Lucio Fontana, Alison and Peter Smithson, Toni del Renzio and Reyner Banham, in addition to College students and staff.). Some numbers with lithos in colour; important for the current trends in avant-garde of the fifties and sixties of the postmodern and pop-art generation. Number 24 (has the original wrap around banderolle intact, laid in) is on the spatial Technical manifesto by Fontana and has a green cover after a design by Fontana (with handcrafted spatial holes). This issue (which contains The Technical Manifesto with commentary by Lawrance Alloway and several photographs in 4 pages) in excellent condition with only light soiling and a small stain in the right upper corner (Note: there also exists a variant of the cover in orange with the same design; we offer the green cover only). Nos. 26 & 31 have metallic covers (silver & gold, both excellent condition). Essays and other contributions by Henry Moore, Gordon Russell, Hugh Casson, Robert Leman,David Hockney a.o. ; spine of no 20 slightly damaged and front wrapper a bit frayed; No. 25 slight soilage and faint fold in front wrapper. Number 10 incl. Ark Supplement "Dove" no. 1; added few inserts related to Ark.
The Black Mountain [College] Review. Vol. 1 No. 1. (all published). June 1951. Black Mountain, North Carolina: Black Mountain College, 1951. 21x15 cm.; original beige wrappers with black lettering. Small splashes on front wrapper and some light staining on back wrapper; The only issue published of this first incarnation of the Black Mountain Review, which would resume publication some three years later with a different issue, again numbered Vol. 1, No. 1 Continued as: The Black Mountain Review. Nos. 1-7 (all publ.). Edited by Robert Creeley at Black Mountain College, Spring 1954- Autumn 1957. Palma de Mallorca, Spain and Black Mountai, N.Carolina.. Quarto and octavo. Printed decorated wrappers. Some light dust soiling, a few faint splashmarks to a frontwrapper (1 no4), and backwrapper (1 no 3), old price sticker in corner of No.6 and small handwritten price on front.
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Complete collection of first appearance and continuation: a) 1951: First and only appearance of this seminal periodical of the famous Black Mountain College, which was revived in 1954 under the editorship of Robert Creeley. Edited by M.C. Richards, with Foreword by him, and contributions by Fielding Dawson, Russell Edson, Joel Oppenheimer among others; art work (Linoleum cut) by H. Roco; text decoration by S. Vanderbeek. Exceedingly rare number in good condition, in stapled wrappers, a few small stray mild coffee stains to rear cover b) 1951-1957. The complete set of this landmark magazine for the avant-garde of the '50s at Black Mountain College, publishing the work of teachers, students and friends. With contributions by Robert Creeley (publisher of Divers Press in Palma de Mallorca), Charles Olson (who was the College Rector), Kennethe Rexroth, Paul Blackburn, Robert Duncan, Dahlberg, Zukofsky, Layton, Levertov, Bronk, Eigner, Artaud, and many others Illustrated with works by Franz Kline, René Laubiés, and others. The final issue was devoted to Beat authors and contains work by Kerouac, Ginsberg, Snyder, Whalen, and published a pre-publication excerpt from "Willam Lee's" Naked Lunch (Burroughs) Covers of nos. 1-4 by Katsué Kitasono. No. 1 with 9 reproductions by René Laubiès; No. 2 with 8 reproductions of Mayan heads (to an article by Olson); No. 3 with 8 photographs by Peter Mitchum; No. 4 with 8 reproductions of Franz Kline; No. 5 Cover by John Altoon and 8 photographs by Aaron Siskind; No. 6 Cover by Dan Rice, reproductions of Jess Collins; No. 7 Cover by Edward Cirbett, 8 photographs by William Russell
The complete set of 24 numbers PLUS the Ultra Rare PRECURSOR:
-SWAMP ERIE "Pipe Dream". Vol. 1 no 1 (all publ.) Cleveland: d. a. levy, 1967.Tabloid ,  pp. incl. covers, single folded sheet. Offset printed on newsprint. Old horizontal fold and additional creasing, toning, and some short marginal tears, still about very good.
- THE BUDDHIST THIRD CLASS JUNKMAIL ORACLE: comprises Nos. 1-24 (all publ.). Cleveland/ Ohio, 1967- December 1969. [Also numbered as: Nos. 1-13 (which is also vol. 2 no 1, then the numbering continues from there, becoming vol. 2 nos.2-6 ( of which the last 4 were named also first to fourth last issue and then publication continued with the "last issue" numbering as 5th to 11th last issue, then it stopped definitely). Newsprint, tabloids; illustrated throughout in b/w; light sunning on edges, very mild edge wear, and incidentally a little wear over de folds, but (the newsprint paper taken into account) this set is in quite good condition.
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Underground journals produced by d. a. levy in Cleveland. All published during his lifetime and edited by d. a. levy himself.
The "Swamp Erie Pipe Dream" is the only issue of this remarkable underground journal , something of a predecessor to the Buddhist Third Class Junkmail Oracle. This issue includes much Buddhist content, as well as levy's poem "the bells of the Cherokee Ponies," a much-deserved attack on prosecutor George Moscarino, and more information about the police raid on James Lowell's Asphodel Bookshop.
The "Oracle"is profusely illustrated with collage art by d.a.levy and others. Heavily Buddhist influenced, promoting drugs and reporting from the counter-culture underground scene of Cleveland, and also news taken from papers of other cities. His radical collage art, concrete poetry, and publishing always put him in conflict with the powers that be in Cleveland: he was arrested and harassed constantly and died under mysterious circumstances (suicide? murder?) at the age of 26 in 1968 .Publication was continued by his friend, Steve Ferguson, until 24l Mar. 1970. Contribs. include Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, John Sinclair, Russell Atkins, Charles Bukowski, Doug Blazek, Paul Puhle, Michae Lesy (photograph), etc; interview with The Velvet Underground, increasing attention to underground music and bands visiting Cleveland (Syeve Miller, Stone Poneys, Jefferson Airplane, The Who) ; passages from The Tibetan Book of the Dead; typical d.a.levy collages throughout, also in the advertising;Religious Collage North American Jewish Tantra;.In no. 15 a piece by Rudi Dutschke etc.; the last issues numbering started where Jim Ferguson took over; no. 18 being the 'Fourth Last Issue' published after the suicide of D. A. Levy, with his photograph on the front page and the text 'Wanted for the assassination of D.A.Levy'. Very rare complete ongoing set from the beginning. (Vol. 2 nos 5 and 6 also as 'The Barking Rabbit or the Buddhist Oracle", ed. by John Rose.)
A Journal of Poetry (+ Behind The Wheel)
Superbly preserved complete set, fine to almost mint: ("C" - A Journal of Poetry): - Nos. 1-14 (Complete, less No. 12 which was never published, but substituted by C-Comics No 1), including - BEHIND THE WHEEL ("C" No. 14, by Michael Brownstein). New York: Lorenz Gude and Ted Berrigan, 1963-1967. Side stapled mimeographed sheets with wrappers or selfwrappers (35,4x21,5 cm, except for no. 14 which is 28x21,2 cm). In near fine to mint condition, detailed condition of issues at the end of footnote.
- TOGETHER WITH: C-COMICS 1-2 (cplt): Number 1. New York, C-Press, June 1964; folio, mimeographed, stapled; with: Number 2. New York, n.d. (ca. 1966), Boke Press. Sm.folio; pictorial wrappers, stapled in the spine. Both fine. This constitutes the complete appearance of both titles. Side stapled mimeographed sheets with wrappers or selfwrappers (35,4x21,5 cm, except for no. 14 which is 28x21,2 cm).
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Landmark Beat magazine, one of the cornerstones of the 1960's mimeo revolution and poetry scene. "C" was founded to replace the short-lived "Censored Review," which gathered work that had been banned from The Columbia Review. Edited by Ted Berrigan and Ron Padgett. "C" became the organ of 'Second-Generation New York School' (and served as a bridge between the older and younger branches of both The Beats and The New York School). Includes Ginsberg, Burroughs, O'Hara, Koch, Schuyler, Ashbery, Whalen, Orlovsky, Corso, Pagdett, Wieners, Elmslie, Lima, Rothenberg, Gysin, Saroyan, O'Hara, Koch, Schuyler, Ashbery and others. The very scarce No. 4 was dedicated to Edwin Denby. It was designed by Andy Warhol and has on the covers the famed silk-screened images of Denby with Gerald Malanga. It marked the first time Warhol based a silkscreen on a polaroid, a technique that would become one of his defining methods in the 1970's. Most of the other covers are by Joe Brainard.
The Brownstein (No. 14) was published in 200 copies. There was no Number 12. Jed Birmingham, co-editor of Mimeo Mimeo, has quoted Ron Padgett as suggesting that "C" Comics No. 1 was intended in the place of issue 12 of C-Magazine;
Conditions: No. 1 Fine.
No. 2 Fine;
No. 3 Light toning to verso of last sheet, else fine;
No. 4 Touch of wear to fore-edge and spine, else fine. The Warhol cover about the best we have seen, the images on front and back cover clear and clean. The sheet on which the silkscreened polaroids were printed has shifted in the process, thus causing that the white stripe intended for the spine was displaced by a few cms to the front. Both images are identifiable, sharp and clear, in particular the kiss on the back cover. It is rare in this condition;
No. 5 Fine;
No. 6 Near fine;
No. 7 One tiny tear to fore-edge, else fine;
No. 8 Light bend to upper corner, else fine;
No. 9 Front cover a tiny bit soiled, else near fine;
No. 10 A few pale spots to front cover, else near fine;
No. 11 Fine;
No. 13: Fine;
No. 14 (Behind the Wheel): fine;
C-Comics No. 1: Near fine; No. 2: Fine.
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Nos. 1-7 (all published, complete). Koeln, Wolf Vostell, June 1962 - 1969. Full run in fine to very fine condition, edited, designed & published by Wolf Vostell. Complete with all inserts, paper wraparound bands (when issued) and Josef Beuys' first multiple "Zwei Fräulein mit leuchtendem Brot' in exceptionally good condition. With IMPORTANT ADDITION: Dé-Coll/Age No.7, unique adorned copy of the last issue dated 1974. Composed of Dé-Coll/Age No.7, Elektronischer dé-coll/age, Happening Raum. Cologne, Typos Verlag 1969. The publication documents the creation of the ELEKTRONISCHER dé-coll/age HAPPENING RAUM (1959-1968), produced by Vostell at the invitation of the Institute of Modern Art in Nuremberg and exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1968. The environment was made up of 6 TV sets equipped with auxiliary electro motors that move objects over a glass-strewn floor. Slides showing earlier happenings and works by Vostell were projected on the walls. Vostell made this copy of the book into a delightful artwork. The title page features a handwritten dedication to Inge (most probably Inge Baecker, Vostell's gallerist who initiated her gallery in 1970 with a show by Vostell), 'Für die bewundernswerte Inge mit guten Gerdanken', signed and dated 21.2.1974. Three black cord are taped to the title page by black electrical tape. Attached to the cords are a horn comb (in original plastic container), a BASF sound coil containing the sound of feet stepping on broken glass, and a roll of negatives with photos from Vostell. Added is a transparent plastic box, 19.5 x 19.5 cm, filled with fragmented glass. The plastic box has a crack on the lid, the book shows moderate rubbing on spine and small stains on second page, else in good condition.
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The best possible set of this epoch-making publication, eminently suitable for exhibition purposes because of the unusually fine state of conservation of this fragile ensemble. Fully collated it can be detailed as follows:
- Number 1, June 1962: Incl. Arthur (Addi) Köpcke, George Maciunas, Benjamin Patterson, Nam June Paik, La Monte Young, Bostell & others. (28) pp. as 7 two-sided double-page foldouts.
- Number 2, (numbered as 1b). Nov. 1962: Dick Higgins issue. 21 stapled mimeographed sheets plus paper front cover (issued without back cover); incl. the scarce wraparound band.
- Number 3, Dec. 1962: Christo, Henry Flynt, Dick Higgins, György Ligeti, Nam June Paik, Jan Voss (the painter), Vestell & others, plus reviews & photos of the early European Fluxus concerts. (108) pp. as mostly-2-sided double-page foldouts + (12) pp. in a combination of offset, memeo, letterpress & screenprinting. Paper covers with screenprinted dust jacket.
- Number 4, Jan. 1964: Happenings issue with George Brecht, Stanley Brouwn (a tipped-in rubber-stamped paper-bag multiple), Allan Kaprow, Higgins, Paik, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Tomas Schmit, Claes Oldenburg, Al Hansen a.o. (132) pp. as 33 mostly-2-sided double-page foldouts + (23) pp. Paper covers with dust jacket (4-page ad brochure laid in).
- Number 5, Feb. 1966: "Happenings/Stücke/Partituren". Numbered edition of 500 copies. 22 printed works/multiples in a cardstock portfolio. Includes Joseph Beuys's first multiple, "Zwei Fraeulein mit leuchtendem brot", a block of painted chocolate on a long, printed scroll. The original chocolate after small restauration in fine condition. Hansjoachim Dietrich's multiple signed, Eckart Rahn's piece numbered, the Gerhard Ruehm & Henning Christiansen works hand-stamped with their names. In addition to the artists listed above, other contributors include: René Block, Claus Bremer, Ludwig Gosewitz, Higgins, Kaprow, Patterson, Ben Vautier, & members of the Zaj group. The Vostell multiple, powdered pigment & a printed sheet in a cellophane pouch is intact. The tip of the protruding plastic hook in Dietrich's "Aufhänger", which is frequently broken, is intact.
- Number 6, July 1967: Higgins, Maciunas, Vostell, Gustav Metzger, Milan Knízák, Vautier, Hansen, Kaprow, Paik, Franz Mon, Daniel Spoerri, Charlotte Moorman, Lebel, Alison Knwles a.o.; plus Diter Rot's original blue-marker drawing on photographic paper, "das Blaue Geheul" laid in, as issued (174) pp; cardstock covers.
- Number 7, 1969: Wolf Vostell "Elektronischer dé-coll/age Happening Raum 1959-1968", Einführung von F.W. Heubach, Typos-Verlag Frankfurt a. M. 1969.
PLUS the adorned version as described above.
A COLLECTION OF BOTH PERIODICALS of the publishing house '' EDIZIONI EAST 128", founded and run by Ettore SOTSASS in Milano (after he had started publishing in Palo Alto, California, from his room "East 128" in the hospital there).
a- Complete set of the periodical
ROOM EAST 128 CHRONICLE Nos. 1-3 (all published), 1962, together with -ARTI E LETTERE. SPECIAL. 7-6-62, 4 pages (in blue and yellow);
- together with the ORIGINAL LAY-OUT STENCILS which were used by Sottsass to print (mimeograph) Number 1 and
- together with the ORIGINAL MAQUETTE, WITH the ORIGINAL ARTWORK and handwritten INSTRUCTIONS used to lay-out and print Number 2;
b- Complete set (Nos. 1, 2/3) of the periodical PIANETA FRESCO in fine condition,
- together with the ORIGINAL LAY-OUT WITH PASTE-UPS AND ARTWORK used by Sottsass for NUMBER 2/3.
An important and unique ensemble.
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a)- Room East 128 Chronicle: Numbers 1-3 (complete, extremely rare). Palo Alto, CA. , June-August 1962. 3 issues, originals as produced in stencil or mimeographed. WITH THE ORIGINAL STENCILS OF NUMBER 1 and the ORIGINAL MAQUETTE WITH ARTWORK OF NUMBER 2. This first Number, five sheets made by hand by Sottsass with his wife Fernanda Pivano, together with the special edition ARTI E LETTERE. Special, 7-6-62. Recenzione 'The making of a Cortisone, Matilda Pitaluga, 2pages, recto verso blank, in blue and yellow; had an edition of only 30 copies. In Maffei/Tonini, these pages were couted as part of No. 1, which in fact is complete in 5 pages, and Arti e Lettere is a separate publication, of 2 pages; very rare. Number 2 had an edition of 90, and Number 3 had 140 copies printed. "It originally came to being due to the unusual circumstance of an illness, which forced Sottsass into a hospital room in Palo Alto/Cal. He had to spend several months in the hospital and Fernanda Pivano, who was with him, suggested editing a magazine, which would be something between a personal diary and medical bulletin, helped by some American writer friends". "Pre-pop" graphics and personal texts.
b)- Pianeta Fresco. Nos. 1 and 2/3 (all published). Milano, East 128. (December 1967- Equinozio invernale 1968). Unpaginated (No. 1: 114 pages + 4 pages covers; No. 2/3: 162 pages + 4 pages covers). Original wrappers. TOGETHER WITH THE ORIGINAL MAQUETTE WITH ORIGINAL ARTWORK AND DESIGNS OF NUMBER 2/3. Pianeta Fresco was published by Edizioni East 128 in Milano, Number 1 in a printrun of 275 , Number 2/3 in a printrun of ca.1500. It was a wonderfully produced colourful handcrafted underground magazine, made by Ettore Sottsass jr. with Fernanda Pivano and Allen Ginsberg. The magazine was privately printed for friends, by reservation only, on different coloured stock and in various colours. It is dedicated to the poets and writers of the beat generation. Allen Ginsberg is mentioned in the masthead as "Direttore Irresponsabile". The journal "expressed Fernanda Pivano's interest in the USA underground culture and Sottsass' experiences with the Eastern culture in the '60ies, all supplemented with the contributions of Allen Ginsberg with his concrete adhesion to the Zen philosophy". (MDG in Rassegna No. 12). Contributors include Gary Snyder, Neal Cassidy, Vittorio Di Russo, Poppi Ranchetti, Andrea Donna, Pino Franzosi, Graziella Putelli, Miro Silvcera, Giulio Saponaro, Miryam Sumbulovich, Gianni Pettna, Archizoom, Lorenzo Malli, Donatella Pera, Paolo Pasciolla, and many others. A spectacular production with magnificent colourful underground artwork. Offered here together with the original maquette for No.2/3.
Vol. 1-6 no. 3. Vancouver, 1972-1985. L. folio; original pictorial wrappers; numerous illustrations; then continued in a new consecutive numbering: Nos. 25-29 (last publ.), 1986-1989. (no. 25 folio, nos. 26-29: roy.8vo.) original wrappers. A set in very good to near mint condition, with only wear and tearing to the ultra-rare first number (condition detailed in the footnote below). TOGETHER WITH: Vol. 3 no 1 "Glamour Issue"in a variant (Fall 1975).
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Complete set of File Magazine. 27 issues (including a variant, all published) published by General Idea, edited and designed by AA Bronson, Jorge Zontal and Felix Partz. First published in the year that LIFE-Magazine had to cease publication, FILE adopted the lay-out of the front cover, size and style. Issues are mostly around a theme: Women's Issue, Paris Issue, Mondo Nudo, NYC Issue, Punk Issue, People Issue, Artists Directory, Image Bank Issue, People Issue, Transgression Issue, Global Downtown, Foreign Agents, The Re-Materialization of the Art Abject, X Ray Sex, Mondo Cane, Kama Sutra, etc. File 6 no. 1/2 is a retrospective number on General Idea and File, 1968-1984. Contribs. include: William Burroughs, Andy Warhol, David Byrne, Robert Cumming, Salvador Dalí, etc. - Vol. 3 no 1 Glamour Issue, With the VARIANT Black and white. Wrappers. Staple bound. approximately 200 variants, of which this is one, with the High Profile logo screen printed on the cover. Very good condition. Also: Vol. 2 no. 5 and Vol. 5 no. 1complete with the Flex-disks; Vol. 5 no. 2 complete with insert Bartolini.
- Vol. 1, No. 1. April 15, 1972. "Mr. Peanut Issue." is only in fair condition, fragile due to paper quality. Wear and tearing to wrappers (Four 0.5" tears along fore edge, two tears repaired by tape; bottom right corner torn off; several 1" tears to back cover along spine and to back cover fore edge. Single 1.25" tear to pages at fore edge). This first number is however excessively rare. All others are in very good to near mint condition. A remarkable set of great rarity so complete. Vol. 1, No. 2 & 3. May – June, 1972. "Manipulating the Self Issue." / Vol. 1, No. 4. December, 1972. "Eye of the Shadow Issue."
- Vol. 2, No. 1 & 2. April – May, 1973. "Special Double Issue." Vol. 2, No. 3. September, 1973. "IFEL Special Paris Issue." . Vol. 2, No. 4. December 1973 "Mondo Nudo Issue." Vol. 2, No. 5. February, 1974. "Annual Artists' Directory Issue." Includes flexidisc (at the end, spine a little weak) . Hollywood Edition Art's Birthday Fb.1974 is laid in.
- Vol. 3, No. 1. Fall 1975. "Glamour Issue." Vol. 3, No. 2. Spring 1976. "New York City Edition Issue." Vol. 3, No. 3. Spring 1977. "Special People Issue." Vol. 3, No. 4, Fall 1977. "PUNK 'TIL YOU PUKE!"
- Vol. 4, No. 1, Summer 1978. "1984 A YEAR IN PICTURES.' Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall 1979. "Special Transgressions Issue." Vol. 4, No. 3. Summer 1980. "Special Global Downtown Issue." Vol 4, No. 4. Fall 1980. "Foreign Agents Issue."
- Vol. 5, No. 1, March 1981. "Special Success Issue." Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall 1981. "The Re-materialization of the Art Object Issue." Vol. 5, No. 3. Spring 1982. "X Ray Sex Issue." Vol. 5, No. 4. 1983. "Special General Idea Issue - Mondo Cane Kama Sutra." SPECIAL GENERAL IDEA ISSUE sticker affixed to front cover.
- Vol. 6, Nos. 1 & 2. 1984. "General Idea’s 1984 and the 1968-1984 FILE Retrospective Issue." Vol. 6, No. 3. 1985. "Diane Frankenstein Issue." FILE MEGAZINE No. 25 / ART & TEXT No. 22. 1986. FILE MEGAZINE 26, 1986 FILE MEGAZINE 27, 1987 FILE MEGAZINE 28, 1987 FILE MEGAZINE 29, 1989
Nos. 1-38 (all publ.). New York, 1961-1971. Original issues, stapled in left upper corner or in spine and folded for mailing; 4to; mimeographed. Added: Mailing envelope, a flyer from the editors related to the legal trouble (with No. 9), and an annoucement to subscribers (end of publication, with No. 38). All issues after having gone through the mail in very good condition. TOGETHER WITH another Number 31, June 1965,14 pages. Cover illustration by Jess Collins.: This issue of particular interest as it has been hand-adressed to « William Burroughs 210 Center Street NYC » has been through the mail with affixed postage stamp and mail office cancellation.
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Complete run of originals of this legendary magazine edited by Diane Di Prima and LeRoi Jones, distributed solely by mailing list, many sent to noted poets, journalists, critics, publishers and artists. For this reason, most copies were hand addressed or affixed with a mailing label and stamp, and folded for mailing. An important showcase for Beat, New York School and other avant-garde writers (McClure, Olson, Levertov, Whalen, Oppenheimer, Ginsberg, Burroughs - a contribution in no. 9 got the editors in trouble with the law- ,Duncan, Metcalf, etc.). From No.28 with cover-illustrations by a.o. Al Leslie (28), G.Herms (29), Jeanne Marlowe (30), Jess (Collins) (31), Robert Branaman (32), Paolo Lionni (33), Michael Bowen (34; left margin a bit stained), Ray Johnson (36), Wallace Berman (37). Last issue published as 'The Intrepid-Bear Issue' (= Intrepid No.20 / Floating Bear No.38; cover art work by Brion Gysin). Most issues have been through the mail with original mailing labels and stamps attached (most went to Tram Coombs, Books in Virgin Islands, No.24 to Eila Kokkinen NYC, No.31 to Tod of Tod Wilentz Bookstore NYC, No.34 to Clayton Eshleman NYC); 16 issues have no mailing labels, some were illustrated and others may have been in combined shipments with an envelope (one example mailing envelope is preserved).
No.24 is a sought after item as it was printed by Soren Angenoux (part of the Warhol scene) as a favour to Di Prima but only distributed in a small number of copies. According to Di Prima Angenoux used the money meant for printing 'for dope.. and managed to mail out only about 200 poorly printed copies'. No.25 is interesting in this regard, it contains a printed remark about the badly printed No.24 ('Soren Angenoux typed, ran off and helped edit issue number 24') as well as an original handwritten text on the rear page saying 'Bear broke again'.
TOGETHER WITH an additional Number 31, June 1965,14 pages. Cover illustration by Jess Collins.: This issue of particular importance as it has been hand-addressed to « William Burroughs 210 Center Street NYC » has been through the mail with postage stamp affixed and mail office stamp.Complete run of this legendary magazine edited by Diane Di Prima and LeRoi Jones, distributed solely by mailing list, many of which were noted poets, journalists, critics, publishers and artists.
Reflection Press was a prolific artist’s printing output published and edited by Dietrich Albrecht/ albrecht d. (1944-2013) in Stuttgart, Germany. From 1968 to 1988 the press produced 48 issues of its core magazine flug/flux BLATTzeitung (loosely translated a flyer-newspaper) as well as a large amount of unnumbered publications and ephemera. All publications were handmade in a small edition (some signed and numbered), using quick and cheap printing methods such as transfer print/mimeography or stencilling with occasional rubber stamp additions. flug/flux BLATTzeitung promoted Albrecht’s activist view on the German artworld and was set up as an artists assembling magazine, featuring contributions by Wolf Vostell, Ken Friedman, Dick Higgins, Raoul Hausmann, Ben Vautier, Endre Tôt, Jean Toche, Jon Hendricks, Friederike Pezold and many others. The first few numbers were titled ‘Flugblattzeitung’, then it changed to ‘Flux/Flugblattzeitung’ due to Albrecht’s association with Fluxus artists and the fun sound of this title. Eventually, when happenings and Fluxus became somewhat stale, it was named ex-flux/flugblattzeitung. This collection presents 33 issues of the Flug/flux BLATTzeitung in its various appearances and titles:
No. 2, 20 December 1968. This edition was published in 2 versions, a regular information issue and a special version with original collages and rubber stamp additions in scroll format. This is the scroll version, with the title rubberstamped on the top newspaper sheet. Scroll contains sheets of various types glued together, unrolled 21 cm x 7.50 cm. Contributions include a collage with chewinggum by Albrecht D. (Kau objekt mit zahnspuren/Chew object with teethmarks. Title stamped below the mounted collage, numbered 116/130, signed and dated in pencil ), Wolf Vostell (post card from Edition Tangente, sheet contains stamp ‘originalgrafik VOSTELL), Jörg Immendorf (Liddl text), signed poem by Heinz Decker, mimeographed prospectus list of Vice Versand edition house, rubber stamp of Fluxus Zone West, graphics by Maria Bertsen, Reinecke, Kunz, Maria Bertsch. The Steven Leiber Reflection Press catalogue also lists contributions by J.P.Raynaud and George Brecht. Some age wear along the extremities of the first 2 sheets and the last sheet of the scroll. The chewing gum piece has a tiny chipped off part and released an oily substance on the sheet touching it when rolled. Generally in good condition, the scroll sheets are still attached to each other.
No. 3, 1969. Sidney Simon: Wolf Vostell’s Action imagery. Staple bound, taped spine. 29.5 x 21 cm, 30 mimeographed pp. Cover rubber stamped ‘Sonderdruck’, title info in red, green and black. Brown plastic tape loose on top left. Dog eared.
No. 5, 1969. Compilation of original material by Wolf Vostell. Grey green wrappers, with purple print. Staple bound. 21 x 15 cm, 60 pp. double folded with inserts. On the front cover is the rubber stamp FLUXUS WEST,by Ken Friedman. Inserted announcement sheet for FLUX Filme May 31 1967 (featuring Maciunas, Anderson, Shiomi, Watts) and Vostell’s dé-coll/age Film Happening at Galerie Tobies & Silex in Cologne.
No. 6, 1969. Dick Higgins, Die Fabelhafte Getraume von Taifun-Willi. Staple bound, transfer printed in purple ink. 21 x 15 cm, 38 pp. Several original rubber stamps on the covers. Text in German and English. The text of this publication was broadcast in 1969 or 1970 on German Southwest Radio. Cover with wear and tear at the fold.
No. 7, 1969. Raoul Hausmann. Sieg triumph tabak mit bohnen! Maikäfer flieg! Stapled wrapper, 30 x 10.5 cm, 36 pp. Transfer print in purple ink. Reprint of two manifestos by Dadaist Raoul Hausmann first published in ‘Zenith’, Zagreb in 1922. Tiny spot on cover, generally fine.
No. 8 ,1969. Raoul Hausmann. Die henne kunsthandel legt wieder goldene windeier. Stapled wrappers,30 x 10.5 cm, 20 pp, transfer print in purple ink. Slight spotting on covers, moderate creasing on extremities.
No. 9, 1969. Zum Kunstmarkt Köln. A collection of flyers, 29.5 x 21.5 cm, made by Albrecht D. at the Cologne Art Fair in 1969. Bound with plastic spine clip. Edition of 40 copies. Signed and numbered 10/40. Front page dog eared, edges slightly frayed. Back cover with rubberstamp Reflection Press in green.
No. 11 Krieg … wird in Vietnam fortgesetzt, 1969. Black cover with title label, 21 x 15 cm, 16 pp. Graphpaper with stamped word ‘krieg’ in red on almost every page. Red stamp of fingerprint on last page. One loose pink page inserted in front.
No. 11b Raoul Hausmann: Anmerkungen zu Krieg wird in Vietnam fortgesetzt, Mit verbundenen Augen zu lesen (2 Juli 1970). Second edition 1973. 15 x 10.5 cm, 20 pp. Mimeographed poems by Hausmann.
No. 12 Art workers coalition, guerilla art action group, 1970. 30 x 21 cm, 29 pp. held together with plastic spine clip. Mimeographed manuscripts of the group, signed (in print) by Jean Toche, Jon Hendricks and Poppy Johnson. English version. Small rip in cover at right margin.
No. 13 Art workers coalition, guerilla art action group, 1970. 30 x 21 cm, 45 pp. held together with plastic spine clip. Mimeographed manuscripts of the group headed by Jean Toche, Jon Hendricks and Poppy Johnson. German version with annex. Cover identical to No.12.
No. 14 Ben Vautier, A little book of Ben, 1970. 15 x 22 cm, 26 pp. Stapled booklet, packing paper wrapper with glued on label with stamped title. Stenciled text and drawings by Ben Vautier (printed in various colours on yellow and brown packing paper).
No. 15, 1971. Clipbound, 29.5 x 21.5 cm, 34 pp. Wald-und Wiesen issue with contributions by various artists such as Jochen Gerz, Missmahl, Jean Toche, Ben Vautier. Printed in various colour and types of paper. Front cover has 4 cm rip along margin, clip is soiled.
No. 16, 1971. 15 x 21 cm, 28 pp. Stapled booklet, yellow cover. with offset printed collages by 14 year old students.
No. 17, Günter Saree: projekt & realität. projects from 1968 -1971, 1971. 21 x 15 cm, 30 pp. Offset and transferprinted in blue an purple.
No. 18, Das neue programm der CDU/CSU. Eine kuriosität, eine persiflage, 1971. 2 copies, dfferent versions. Version 1: 21 x 15 cm. Folded tabloid (Wochenend) in b/w printed wrapper stapled on 3 sides. Version 2: Yellow wrapper printed in black, 21 x 15 cm, 20 pp. with silkscreened poster by John Furnival stapled in centre.
No. 19, Collection of postcards, 1972. Stapled booklet 21 x 15 cm, 12 pp. with inserted sachet containing all the available postcards released by Reflection Press (c.30). Cards by Ken Friedman, Yoshio Nakajima, Jochen Gerz, Wolfgang Feelisch gerrit jan de rook et al plus an original sikscreen Pigs-Schweine by D.Fricker
No. 21, Documenta programm by albrecht/d, 1972. 21 x 15 cm, 20 pp. Signed copy with inserts.
No. 23, Christos Joachimides, werkstatt für experimentelle kunst, berlin, 1974. Pink ills. A4 sheet folded in 2, 4 pp.
No. 24, Picasso gestorben. Picasso, das politische engagement im spiegel der presse, 1973. Stapled booklet, yellow wrappers, 21 x 15 cm, 24 pp. Offset printed.
No. 26, Endre Tôt: One dozen rain postcards, 1973. Special issue consisting of 12 postcards, 15 x 10.5 cm, printed violet on white thick paper recto, titles in black on verso. Also contains one sheet with publishers information. Housed in the original envelope with title rubberstamped in green.
No. 26a, 1973. Friederike Pezold: Viva Vagina, eine frau reflektiert die situation der frau, 20 zeichnungen zur sexualität. Stapled booklet, 15 x 10.5 cm, 24 pp.
No. 27, Individuelle mythologien, abteilung: body workers. In der reihe dokumente zur documenta 6, 1974. Stapled booklet, pink wrappers, 21 x 15 cm, 8 pp.
No. 28, WAS IST ZEN, ein text von dem japaner suzuki zum besseren verständnis von dada und fluxus, 1974/5. 14.5 x 10.5 cm, 6 pp.
No. 29, Dick Higgins: gesehen gehört und verstanden seen heard and understood, übersetzung des something else newsletter, 1973. 15 x 21 cm, 12 pp. Transferprinted on white paper in pink, blue and black ink.
No. 31, 1973. Milan Knizak, eine dokumentation über seine künstlerische Arbeit, fluxus ost, AKTUAL vollständige dokumentation. Offset printed, 29.5 x 21 cm, 40 pp.
No. 33, 1974. Dokumentation der vielfältigen arbeit von albrecht/d. als verleger, künstler, aktionist, musiker (endless music), die politische arbeit, das engagement und vieles andere mehr …. In 7 teilen. 21 x 15 cm, 72 pp.
No. 34, 1974. Yoshio Nakajima: action, eine andere poesie (ein kurzer überblick über die collagen und aktionen des in schweden lebenden japanischen aktionisten). 21 x 15 cm, 22 pp. Includes both the regular version as mentioned above plus the signed Deluxe version which has exquisite mounted collage elements on the cover including firecrackers and Japanese text.
No. 35, Uwe M. Schneede: wozu ausstellungen? 1974. Stapled booklet, 21 x 15 cm, 12 pp.
No. 38, Gesamtkatalog 1974/75 der Reflection Press. Stapled booklet, 21 x 15 cm, 28 pp. Green wraps, printed black on white, with centerpage in bright orange on white. The first (and last) catalogue that Albrecht published for the Reflection Press. Densily collaged overview of books, vinyl, multiples and mail art produced and distributed by the press, with most entries dating from 1973-1975, some stretching back to 1969. Includes a checklist of Reflection Press numbers 15-36.
No. 39, 1975/76. Reprint des Begleithefts zur LP Albrecht/d. und Joseph Beuys, performance at the ICA London 1974. 15 x 10.5 cm.
No. 40, 1986. Joseph Beuys Tod im Spiegel der Presse. Paperbound booklet, 29.5 x 21 cm.
No. 41, Dietrich Fricker, Ab/BILD im Innern der gesund/UNGS/Bürokratie Psychogramme, 1979. Artists’ book with hand-made cardboard cover, illustrated with hand-stamp and pasted xerographic fragment. Thick stapled binding. Signed by Fricker to title page in green marker. Contains title page, 14 mimeographed leaves of biographical and art-critical text, followed by 42 leaves of Fricker's ‘psychograms’, most with captions and dates. Very rare, no OCLC records discovered.
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A Magazine of the Arts.
Nos. 1-13 (complete set, all published), all first editions, in excellent condition, some signed. Mimeographed sheets in varying colour, side stapled (27,8x21,5 cm). Printed, published & edited by Ed Sanders at a secret Statue of Liberty Blowup scene in the Lower East Side, New York City. "Total Assault on the Culture. God thru Cannabis. The LSD Communarium. Grope for Peace". (See: A secret location, p.166-168).
ADDED: - publicity Leaflet: Fuck You Press Mimeograph Print: promotional leaflet on yellow stock: Fuck You Magazine of the Arts, Fuckpress. Promoting pornography thru its subsidfiary, The Lady Dick-Head Advertizing Company.
TOGETHER WITH: THE FUCK YOU QUOTE OF THE WEEK. Nos. 1 - 3 (all publ.) together as follows: The Fuck You/ Quote of the Week.
No. 1. New York, Sept. 7, 1964. A FUCK YOU/press publication. Leaflet stencilled, pink-tinted paper. Size 28 x 21,5 cm - The Fuck You/ Quote of the Week.
No. 2. New York, Sept. 16, 1964. A FUCK YOU/press publication. Leaflet stencilled, pink-tinted paper. Size 28 x 21,5 cm - The Fuck You/ Quote of the Week.
No. 3. New York, Sept. 23, 1964. A FUCK YOU/press publication. Leaflet stencilled, pink-tinted paper. Size 28 x 21,5 cm.
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Edited by Ed Sanders. One of the most influential publications of the early 1960s, a mimeographed journal founded by Ed Sanders " to publish writing that would deliberately provocative". Sanders was a Beat poet, a member of the proto-punk band The Fugs, and proprietor of Peace Eye Books, the legendary East Village underground bookshop. Fuck You initially emphasized poetry but then expanded its range to include a broader range of writing, work by artists, political material, etc. It was one of the first to advocate free sex and psychedelic drugs, to form the Beat Generation and the New York avant-garde which laid the groundwork for the countercultural movements of the Sixties. There were 13 issues printed from 1962 through 1965: numbers 1-4, and number 5, volumes 1-9. (Sanders had initially stated there would be 5 issues, but later changed his mind, leading to this strange numbering system). Vol. 5 no 8 stands out as the most notorious: Andy Warhol provided the cover, a still from his film Couch depicting an interracial ménage à trois between Gerard Malanga, Rufus Collins and Kate Heliczer. The cover of each copy is a Thermofax, and is regarded by collectors as an original Warhol print. After Warhol produced the Thermofaxes, Ed Sanders stapled them together with the other mimeograph printed sheets to produce the issue. Thermofax paper is very fragile and copies of this issue are often seen with the cover in tatters, or missing altogether. This copy, despite several minor chips, creases, and closed tears, is in much better than usual condition. On offer here is an unusually good set of this important beat/ poetry journal at the beginning of the "mimeograph revolution". All numbers in very good to near mint condition and the Warhol-issue (5 no 8), near mint, three numbers SIGNED by Sanders (i.e. Nos 4,5/1 and 5/5), and 5 no 9 in BOTH regular and rare expanded edition). - No. 1. . Undated; mimeographed on green paper, stapled. Very good condition. Cover by Sanders. Contributions by Jean Morton, Allen Hoffman, Melson Barr: "Send me your banned manuscripts, your peace-grams, your cosmic data. I'll stomp out more issues as soon as material, money, jail etc. permit)". - No. 2. April 1962. Mimeographed orange/pinkish sheets, unpaginated. Good condition with light soiling here and there. About 35 pages, typewritten and printed content. --In this issue: Mad men ! Content by Ed Sanders, Margaret X, Eric Weinberger, Bob Gore, Jim Forest, Nelson Barr. Issued after Mr. Sanders release from Jail. The last page is loose from the staples but present and accounted for. The last statement is an editor's note; "Send me yr goddamn manuscripts. Cut me in on yr freak-beams. I'll print anything." - No. 3. June 1962. Mimeographed, orange/ pinkish paper and stapled. Minor creasing and wear. Contributions from Penny X, Al Fowler, Bob K, John Harriman, Nelson Barr, and Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg. - No. 4. August 1962. . Mimeographed sheets, printed on green paper. stapled. SIGNED BY ED SANDERS on the title page. Fine condition. --With contributions by Carol Berge, Michael McClure, John Weiners, Tuli Kupferberg, Ray Bremser, Taylor Mead, Jackson Mac Low, John Keys, and others. Followed by No. 5 (which is repeated on all further issues, followed by a volume number. - (5) No. 5, Vol. 1. December 1962. Signed by editor / publisher / printer ED SANDERS. Mimeographed pink sheets, stapled. Contributors include Charles Olson, Lenore Kandellm Ed Marshall, Makr Samara, Mary Mayo, Nelson Barr, a.o. Very nice clean copy. - (6) No. 5, Vol. 2. December 1962. (sic! Dated similar to the previous one, certainly by error). Mimeographed pink sheets, stapled. Contributors include John Wieners, Ray Bremser, Taylor Mead, Tuli Kupferberg, Carol Berge, Paul Blackburn, et al. Few small and one larger stains on front cover and small stain on back cover; re-stapled,internally in very good condition. - (7) No. 5, Vol. 3. May 1963. Salmon colored, stapled, very lightly stained with small paperloss at back upper corner.otherwise very good. Contribs. by Lenore Kandel, Rochelle Owens, Peter Orlovsky, Jean Forest, Marc Samara, Carol berge, Ray Bremser, Joel Oppenheimer, Bob Kaye, J. Socin, al Katzman, John Thomas, Barbara Moraff, Nancy Ellison, John Keys, Martin Segal, Taylor Mead, Jackson Mac Low, Szabo, and Nelson Barr. - (8) No. 5, Vol. 4. Mimeographed grey sheets, stapled. Contributors include Ed Sanders, Philip Whalen, Michael McClure, Carol Berge, Lenore Kandel, Joel Oppenheimer, Al Fowler, Paul Blackburn, and others. Couple of staples missing but cover attached and still solid, else near fine. - (9) No. 5 Vol. 5. December 1963. Mimeographed pink sheets, stapled. Light edge wearto upper part of front page neer spine, else fine. Cover art by Sanders. SIGNED by ED SANDERS on cover. Published just days after Kennedy’s assassination. This issue dedicated to, "Queen Marijuana bestower of peace," and "all those groped by J. Edgar Hoover in the silent halls of Congress." Includes Allen Ginsberg’s “The Change.” Sanders describes the hand-drawn-on-stencil image from the “Notes on Contributors” page that “summed up my philosophy-king stance in the fall of ’63 (Sanders, p. 52). . Title page reads: "Published by The Lower East Side Guild of Motherfuckers & Poets. Ed Sanders: printer, bricker, editor, collater, stomper & primus inter motherfuckers." Contributors included Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg (also of the Fugs), Carol Berge, John Wieners, Andy Warhol, Ray Bremser, Lenore Kandel, Charles Olson, Joel Oppenheimer, Peter Orlovsky, Philip Whalen, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Julian Beck, Frank O'Hara, Leroi Jones, Diane Di Prima, William Burroughs, Gary Snyder, Robert Kelly, Judith Malina, Carl Solomon, Gregory Corso, Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, Michael McClure, Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard, Gilbert Sorrentino, and many other avant garde poets of the ‘60 This issue dedicated to, "Queen Marijuana bestower of peace," and "all those groped by J. Edgar Hoover in the silent halls of Congress." - (10) No. 5 Vol. 6. -Mimeographed pink sheets, stapled. With mild edgewear. Contributors include Allen Ginsberg, Frank O'Hara, Peter Orlovsky, Diane Di Prima,Szabo, Leroi Jones,and others. - (11) No. 5, Vol. 7. September 1964. Mimeographed sheets of different colour,front cover grey, stapled. Cover by Robert LaVigne. This issue dedicated to "Acapulco Gold, Joy-Spurts in the Cosmos, Lower East Side mishuganas" and more. Contributions by Philip Lamantia, William Burroughs, Antonin Artaud, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Olson, Gregory Corso, Gary Snyder, Carl Solomon, Norman Mailer, et al. One of the best and most substantive issues---. A fine, fresh copy. - (12) No. 5, vol. 8. March 1965. The "Third Anniversary Mad Motherfucker Issue! Cover by ANDY WARHOL !! From his evil Couch movie", being an original thermofax print. New York, Fug Press. 76 sheets, mimeographed on various colour paper, with the thermofax front cover. 4to.; staple-bound; mimeograph illustrations throughout variously colored pages; Thermofax upper wrapper is in mint condition. - (13) Vol. 5 no 9 (Number 13 and LAST PUBLISHED of the whole numbering). June/July 1965. 46 pages, mimeographed on various coloured paper, side-stapled. In near-fine condition (a few faint stains on the back wrapper. This number is complete with 46 pages, BUT we also offer the variant, which has an additional 5 pages by David Henderson, see below ). Contributions by Joe Brainard, Pindar, Tom Veitch, Harry Fainlight, Gilbert Sorrentino, John Wieners, Van Buskirk, Szabo, Taylor Mead, Robert Kelly, Lenore Kandel, Al Fowler, Janine Pommey, Ted Berrigan (reviews Norman Mailer's An American Dream. This issue published on page 5 the image by Joe Brainard. - (13 variant) Vol. 5 no 9: This is the VARIANT of this issue WITH 5 MORE PAGES (David Henderson). (Number 13 and LAST PUBLISHED of the whole numbering). June/July 1965. 51 pages (instead of the regular 46 as it contains 5 additional pages (with pagination 28; 3/16,; 6/16; 9/16; 12/16;15/16 printing David Henderson "Raymond A. Wood, the faceless Negro cop"), mimeographed on various coloured paper, side-stapled (lightly stained on the front; re-stapled, leaving small holes from previous staples on front and back covers).
Band 1-7 (all published). Cologne, Galerie Michael Werner, 1982-1990. Original illustrated boards, size 30,5 x 24,5 cm., each volume containing ab. 120 unpaginated pages, including numerous original graphics, partly in colour, partly folding (by Baselitz, Immendorff, Kirkeby, Lüpertz, Penck), and 3 flex-discs.
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Complete set of this artist publication edited by Ralf Winkler (A.R.Penck) and Georg Baselitz (for volume 7). Published in a limited edition of 200 copies, each volume is dedicated to an artist and contains original work. (Vol. 1: Georg Baselitz; Vol. 2: Jörg Immendorf; Vol. 3: Markus Lüpertz; Vol. 4: devoted to Per Kirkeby; Vol. 5: devoted to James Lee Byars; Vol 6 entitled USA/Europa; Vol. 7: A.R.Penck. -- The discs record: Peter Kowald:KontrabassSolo; J.Immendorff:Die Vielleichtors und Cafe Deutschland; Penck (Drums) & Lüpertz (Vocals & piano): Das Springerkonzert 1983.
Edited by Pieter Brattinga.
Collection of all 35 pieces (complete and in unusual good condition) published by Steendrukkerij de Jong, Hilversum, between 1955 and 1974. Original wrappers, portfolio-wrappers, foldings, and one box. Sq. 4to., 25 x 25 Cm. Text in Dutch, English, French and German. comprising: all 27 proper Quadrat-Prints, plus 5 folding cards (text + image), the Sonsbeek folder and 2 anniversary volumes. Rare collection in absolutely excellent, near mint condition.
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A landmark of fine Dutch design. A series of publications initiated by Pieter Brattinga, focusing on printing-art and characterised by a great diversity in concept, design, context and typography. In 1955 the name ‘Kwadraatblad’ (Quadrat Prints) was introduced with the folded lithographs measuring 25x25 cm., by Cor Klaasen, Jan Sleper, Ed van der Elsken/Lucie Kurpershoek,Friso Henstra. These were followed by the famous ‘Clocks of Chagall’ an, original work by Marc Chagall illustrating a text by Bernard Majorick in November 1956. Also present is the rare Photolitho for Sonsbeek Pavillion by Rietveld and the 2 Anniversary Books of the Steendrukkerij (50th and 60th Anniversary). Brattinga assigned a cultural task to the quadrat prints: they were devoted to technologically much advenced experiments in the field of design, art, architecture, music and literature and evolved to a wellknown avant-garde annual journal. In 1974 the succesful series came to an end with ‘Typographic analysis’ by A. Magelhaes. The prints and booklets were available free of charge as promotional matter for clients and friends. Due to this only few complete sets have survived and have become quite rare, particularly in near mint condition as here, and with the added parts. This collection checked against the bibliography by Geneviève Waldmann: ‘The activities of Pieter Brattinga’ (‘s Gravenhage, 1989) comprises the following titles:
- DE KLOKKEN VAN CHAGALL (The clocks of Chagall). Booklet. 1957. With a lithograph of Marc Chagall. Author B. Majorick; design Otto Treumann Plain cover, spine very lightly sunned
- THE SICK LION AND THE FOX. 1957. With litho by Cees Timmer
- BUCKMINSTER FULLER. Loose-leaf booklet. 1958. Together 4 leaves + wrapper, design Otto Treumann
- NU XX (in the middle of the XXth century). Booklet. 1959. Text and design by W. Sandberg. 1959
- MART KEMPERS. Portfolio of 3 lithographs. ca. 1959
- MUZIEK EN TECHNIEK (Music and Technics). 1960. Text by the composer Ton de Leeuw. Design Harry Sierman
- PLAYING CARDS, looseleaf, 1960/61. By Anne H. Mulder, design: H.P. Doebele
- SCHRIJF-TAAL (Written language). 1961. Portfolio of handwritten poems by international poets, loose-leaf. Ed.: Simon Vinkenoog; design Ton Raateland
- GENESIS OF A COMPOSITION, booklet. 1961. With a reproduction of a mural painting (foldout) by Jan Bons; author B. Marjorick
- ORGANICS. Booklet. 1961. Author William Katavolos; design Pieter Brattinga. 1961. The philosopher designer William Katavolos writes about “Organics” in design”
- Munari: UNREADABLE BOOK, folded portfolio with loose-leaf. 1964. Design: Bruno Munari. 1964 (Note: This book folded in the original wrapping paper designed and imprinted by Brattinga; left bottom corner of the wrap has a minuscule defect, but otherwise near mint and the book itself mint, as is seldom seen)
- SCHRIJF-TAAL ii (Written language ii). 1963. Portfolio containing 19 leaves. Ed. - S. Vinkenoog, design Ton Raateland
- SCHRIJF-TAAL iii (Written language iii). No date. Portfolio with loose-leaf. Contemporary poetry collected by Simon Vinkenoog, with the handwriting of poets
- DAILY MIRROR, portfolio with loose-leaf printed by Diter Rot on newsprint. 1965. Design Diter Rot. (the cardboard portfolio in good condition,with only the left overlaying flap neatly enforced from the inside, the printed pages inside internally mint)
- PHILOMENE, book illustrated by Pim van Boxsel. 1966. Design Pieter Brattinga. (‘The marvelous adventures of Philomene’ told in drawings by Pim van Boxsel)
- NEW ALPHABET. 1967. Booklet. Text and design by W. Crouwel. ‘Proposal for a new type that, more than the traditional types, is suited for the composing system with the CRT’
- COUNTERPROPOSAL by Gerard Unger in response to ‘New Alphabet’ 1967
- SCHRÖDER HOUSE. Booklet with foldouts. 1963. Text by G. Rietveld. Design and photography Pieter Brattinga. With architectural drawings and handwritten notes by Rietveld.
- EXTRA SCHRIJFTAAL (Extra written language). 1967. Cover with double-page spread. With 3 lithographs by Henry Miller; design Pieter Brattinga
- NU 2. Booklet, edited and designed by W. Sandberg. 1968
- ALPHABET. Booklet. 1969. Author Thimoty Epps in response to ‘New Alphabet’. Design John Stegmeijer
- ALPHABET. Portfolio with looseleaf, by Anthon Beeke in response to ‘New Alphabet’. 1970. Photography by Geert Kooiman; on the inside cover a photo essay by Ed van der Elsken
- WIM SPREEUWERS. Untitled. 1970. Folded portfolio with box constructions
- MUSIC PAPER. Portfolio with loose-leaf ‘music-paper’, 1970. Text and design Paul v. Reeuwijk.
- HOUSE. 1971. Booklet with photographs by Les Levine. Design Pieter Brattinga
- CIJFER (Figure). 1971. Box with cash receipts, symbolising a trip around the world. Design Pieter Brattinga. (copy no. 0549)
- A TOPOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF A PRINTED SURFACE. 1974. Concept Aloisio Magalhaes; design Pieter Brattinga.
- Folder on white card (photolitho) for SONSBEEK PAVILLION BY GERRIT RIETVELD. 1956. Author: Jan Elburg; design Jurriaan Schrofer (format 21 x 25 Cm; a bit yellowed) with the book added.
- All 5 folding cards (complete, 1955-1956) lithographed Cards (25 x 25 Cm) by: Mart Kempers (Uuur U, rare), Jan Sleper, Cor Klaassen, Friso Henstra, Lucie Kurpershoek-Visser)
- TWO BOOKS published on the occasion of the 50th and 60th Anniversary of Steendrukkerij (the printer) De Jong.
- 7 INVITATIONS (12,5x12,5 cm each, folding) to openings/vernissages of Exhibition in the Canteen of the Printshop: 23/1-4/3,1965 (Kelly):- 16/8-22/9, 1965 (Wim Schippers) 26/2-6/4,1966 (Colour abd Cube); 11/12-11/2,1966 (Vases); 11/6-30/8,1966 (Topor Panic); 18/6-30/7, 1971 Roland van den Berghe). -27/3/27/5, 1965 (Ikko Tanaka).
A Quarterly Journal of Art and Letters/ Literature, drama, music, art.
Vol. 1 no 1 (March 1914) - Vol. 12 no 2 (May 1929, Final number). Chicago, New York, Paris, 1914-1929. Complete set of 88 issues in unusually good condition. Most issues are very good to near fine, with only few exceptions when for financial constraints cheaper paper had to be used, which inevitably caused that a few numbers (mostly around vols. 4-5, 1918) are weak and occasionally lightly damaged. The set as a whole is in very good condition, some numbers variably show light traces of humidity, but many numbers (in particular the important special numbers on larger size, starting with vol. 8) are near mint. The whole is housed in 7 uniform custom slipcases.
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“Making no compromise with the public taste” was the motto of this American avant-garde periodical, edited by Margaret Anderson, later on joined by Ezra Pound as European editor. Together they turned the “Little Review” into a truly international vanguard publication for the arts and letters. A magazine that featured a wide variety of transatlantic modernists and cultivated many early examples of experimental writing and art. Contributors were American, British, Irish and French Modernists. In addition to publishing a variety of international literature, the Little Review printed early examples of Surrealist artwork and Dadaism. It showed sympathy to feminism and anarchism (Emma Goldman collaborated and raised a scandal with the May 1914 issue). Anderson looked out for such controversial work but for lack of sufficient material published in 1916 a Blank Pages issue as a “Want Ad”. The journal has become best known for the first serialized appearance of James Joyce’s “Ulysses”, of which Episodes 1-14 are consecutively contained in the issues between 1918-1920. This resulted in a (second) trial for obscenity and helped to establish the journal’ reputation. A first obscenity trial occurred some years earlier when the Post Master refused distribution of the October 1917 issue for a story by Wyndham Lewis. In its history the journal was often criticized and threatened in its existence, such as for the sexually explicit writings of Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (her photograph Sept/Dec 1920 by Man Ray). There were a number of special issues, such as 'A study of french modern poets', 'An American Number' and issues dedicated to Henry James (with essays about him by Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot a.o.), Remy de Gourmont, W.H. Hudson. In 1923 the editors travelled to Paris, and between 1925 and 1929 Heap became the new editor. Then the journal started to publish more art in addition to literature (2 expositions organised: Machine Age and Intl.Theatre Exposition in NY). There were elaborately produced important special numbers in this period (which are in particularly very good condition contained in the set): Special issue: Brancusi, Picabia, Joseph Stella, Exiles (the Paris avant-garde), Juan Gris, an issue for Van Doesburg/I.K.Bonset, American and the Frernch Surrealists a.o. Work of the following artists is reproduced: Stanislaw Szukalski, William Saphier, Osip Zadkine, Jean de Bosschere, Stuart Davies, Man Ray (various photographs), Hans Arp, Atkinson, de Bosschere, Duchamp, Max Erst, Léger, Joseph Stella,and others. Literary contributions and essays by: James Joyce, Tristan Tzara, Francis Picabia, Apollinaire, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Conrad Aiken, Malcolm Cowley, Louis Lozowick, Jean de Bossschere, Arthur Winthrop, Dorothy Richardson, Marianna Moore, William Butler Yeats, Ribemont Dessaignes, T.S. Elliot, Margaret Anderson,Helen Hoyt, Lupo de Braila, sherwood Anderson, Marjory Siefert, Alexander Kaun, Arthur Symons, Eunice Tietjens,Emma Crane, Hart Crane, Wyndham Lewis, Maxwell Bodenheim, William C. Williams, Giovanni Papini, Emannuel Carnevali a.o. Drawings by Stuart Davies, Max Weber, Jerome Blum, Marie Laurencin, De Segonzac, et al. The final issue of this controversial and notorious literary magazine contained confessions and letters from 62 leading writers and artists of the period, including James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Sherwood Anderson, Jean Cocteau, T. S. Eliot, Havelock Ellis, Ford Madox Ford, Andre Gide, Emma Goldman, Ben Hecht, Moholy-Nagy, Ezra Pound, Edith Sitwell, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, a.o., the questions were criticised with Tristan Tzara replying "What the fuck are you doing ?" Publication sequence as follows: Vol.1, Nos.1-11 (March-December, 1914, and January-February, 1915); Vol.2, Nos.1-10 (March-December, 1915, and January-February, 1916); Vol.3, Nos.1-10 (March-November, 1916, and January-April, 1917); Vol.4, Nos.1-8 (May-December, 1917); [Vol. 5-6]January-December, 1918...erroneously numbered]; [January-December, 1919...erroneously numbered]; Vol.6, Nos.9-11 (January, March-April, 1920); Vol.7, Nos.1-4 (May-June, July-August, September-December, 1920, and January-March, 1921); Vol.8, Nos.1-2 (Autumn, 1921 & Spring, 1922); Vol.9, Nos.1-4 (Autumn & Winter, 1922 & Spring and Autumn-Winter, 1923); Vol.10, Nos.1-2 (Spring-Summer, 1924 & Autumn-Winter, 1924-25); Vol.11, Nos.1-2 (Spring & Winter, 1925); Vol.12, Nos.1-2 (Spring-Summer, 1926 & Spring [May], 1929 - the Final Number) . It seems that there has been a supplement to this last number (not included in the set) as an Editorial by Margaret Anderson and tentatively numbered as 12 No.3 (May 1929).
Weekly Review of the Los Angeles Renaissance.
A substantial, nearly-complete collection comprising a total of 93 issues from the 107 that were published.
- 8 (out of 15) are OPEN CITY PRESS, appeared in San Francisco
- 85 (out of 92) are OPEN CITY, appeared in Los Angeles. The set includes 78 issues with Bukowski contributions (72 of which are his column, "Notes of a Dirty Old Man"). San Francisco and Los Angeles, 1961-1968. Printed on newsprint. All issues folded at least once, as issued, in generally good condition (normal endemic browning, a few issues with ragged edges, light damage or light dampstaining). Sizes: at first tabloid, printed in b/w with only occasionally colour added, after issue 52,May 1968, the size doubles to 57x44 cm., and most front and last pages are in colour.
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Underground weekly, noted for its coverage of radical politics, rock music, psychedelic culture and the "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" column by Charles Bukowski, first published here. Editor and founder: John Bryan (whose signature is on 17 copies) with art director Joan Barr, and contributing editors Alex Apostolides, Bob Garcia, Robert Igriega, Bill Margolis, John Wilcock etc. Member of the Underground Press Syndicate. Many issues have spectacular lay-out, artwork and photocompositions. "John Charles Bryan (November 12, 1934 - February 1, 2007), was a journalist who quit the San Francisco Chronicle in 1964 to found the brief-lived San Francisco bohemian tabloid weekly Open City Press, publishing 15 issues from Nov. 18, 1964 to March 17-23, 1965. Open City Press was a local forerunner of the Berkeley Barb, providing coverage of the Free Speech Movement. It was a one-man operation. In the beginning Bryan bought a case of metal monotype and hand-set his own copy, pulling proofs to paste up for cheap offset reproduction." (cf: Wikipedia). Bukowski's contributions started in Vol. 1 no 6 with the story "If I could only be asleep". After closure of Open City Press Bryan relocated to Southern California. After a stint working for Art Kunkin as managing editor of the Los Angeles Free Press, he launched Open City in Los Angeles, starting the volume numbering with vol. 2, no. 1 (May 5-11, 1967). In March 1968 he was prosecuted on an obscenity charge for printing an image of a nude woman in a record company advertisement for Leon Russell. Six months later, in September 1968, there was a second obscenity bust over the short story "Skinny Dynamite" by Jack Micheline, about the sexual antics of an underage girl, in a literary supplement to Open City edited by Charles Bukowski. The cost of Bryan's legal defense and a $1000 fine on the first charge eventually put the shoestring operation out of business.
Issues present in this collection are: "Open City Press." [San Francisco, 1964-1965, numbered as Volume 1 ]: The announcement for issue 1, and Vol. 1 issues 3-7, 10 and 11(published from November 1964-Feb.23.1965, out of the total number of 15 issues published). Then continued as "Open City". [Los Angeles, 1967 - 1968: Volume 2 ]: Issues 1-4, 6-20, 23-25, 27, 28, 30-33, 35-43, 45, 47, 49-50, 52-83, 87-91 [66 is mis-numbered 65 on cover; 90 is mis-numbered 89]. All (except no. 18) have Bukowski contributions. Number 20, First National Edition. The Pot Scene. Number 52, May 1968, is the "First Anniversary Issue", with Renaissance, first issue,included, (this copy signed by John Bryan), with contributions by Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, Lenore Kandel, Anais Nin, Carol Berge, Anselm Hollow, Bob Kaufman, a.o. Other contributors were (a.o.): Simon Vinkenoog (on Provo), Phil Proctor, Liza Williams, Derek Taylor, R. Crumb, Robert Barrows (The Beard). Bill Spater, James Howell, etc.
A Quarterly for the Creative.
The complete collection of all 5 series, 80 numbers/volumes, complete rare; conditions varies, on the whole an excellent collection (near fine/fine, with exceptions noted below) Series 1: Nos. 1-20 (all publ.). spring 1951 - winter 1957. Series 2: Nos. 1-14 (all publ.) April 1961-July 1964. Series 3: Nos. 1-20 (all publ.).April 1966-June 1971. Series 4: Nos. 1 -20 (all publ.)., October 1977-July 1982. Series 5: Nos. 1-6 (all and last publ.). Fall 1983 - Spring 1985.
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Poetry review started and edited by Cid (Sidney) Corman (June 29, 1924 – March 12, 2004. Corman was an American poet, translator and editor, most notably of Origin. A key figure and journal in the history of American poetry in the second half of the 20th century. ORIGIN: series one, spring 1951 - winter 1957. 1. Charles Olson 2. Robert Creeley 3. William Bronk & Samuel French Morse 4. New Foreign Poetry 5. Wallace Stevens (small dampstain near base of spine and top edges) 6. Robert Duncan & William Carlos Williams 7. Gottfried Benn, Theodore Enslin & Cid Corman (staples pulled a little) 8. Charles Olson. In Cold Hell in Thicket. (two small stains to front cover) 9. Harold Dicker, Denise Levertov, John Hay (a few ink marks to cover) 10. New German Poetry (small tear at base of spine, repaired) 11. Antonin Artaud & New French Poetry (short tear at crown of spine) 12. Larry Eigner & Paul Carroll 13. David Galler 14. Irving Layton 15. David Blackburn & Paul Donahoe 16. Artaud, Michaux, Char (seven corrections in RD's hand) 17. Denise Levertov, Robert Creeley, Irving Layton 18. New Canadian Poetry. 19. Astrid Claes 20. Margaret Avison (two sticker marks on rear cover) [Number 8 is Charles Olson's IN COLD HELL IN THICKET, and is the first publication of this title. Printed by the Divers Press, handset in a square format with dust jacket, breaking with the uniform issues, printed in Palma de Mallorca,1953; this copy with two light stains on the front; laid in Prospectus for Nos. 1-8]. Origin: second series. April 1961 - July 1964 (complete in 14) Light sunning to spines of some issues, else near fine or better. 1. Louis Zukofksy. 2. Gary Snyder 3. The Noh of Zeami Yashima 4. Margaret Avison 5. Robert Kelly (offsetting to two leaves due to publisher-inserted notice) 6. Ian Hamilton Finlay 7. Gael Turnbull 8. Cid Corman (again, offsetting from an errata to correct a poem in #7) 9. Post-War Italian Poetry (offsetting from a prospectus) 10. featuring excerpts from The Day Book of Robert Duncan 11. Ponge, Perse, Dadelsen 12. Frank Samperi 13. Roberto Sanesi. Tipped-on signed stoneprint by Will Petersen present 14. Basho's Oku-no hosomichi ORIGIN: third series. April 1966 - January 1971 (complete in 20) Aside to light sunning along spines, all are near fine or better in stapled wrappers (+ defects noted). 1. Cid Corman 2. Lorine Niedecker (two light beverage rings to cover) 3. André du Bouchet 4. Kusano Shimpei 5. William Bronk 6. Douglas Woolf 7. Seymour Faust 8. Josef Albers (light crease to lower front cover) 9. Francis Ponge 10. René Daumal 11. Chuang-Tzu's Autumn Flood 12. Denis Goacher 13. Jean Daive 14. John Taggart 15. Paul Celan 16. Daphne Marlatt 17. Philippe Jaccottet 18. Jonathan Greene 19. Frank Samperi 20. Hitomaro ORIGIN: fourth series. October 1977 - July 1982 (complete in 20). Light sunning to spine of some issues, else all near fine or better in wrappers. 1. Frank Samperi 2. Brian McInerney 3. André Du Bouchet 4. Clive Faust 5. Cid Corman 6. Mark Karlins 7. Horrah Pornoff 8. David Miller 9. Michael Heller 10. Philippe Denis 11. John Perlman 12. George Evans 13. Kusano Shimpei 14. Andy Echavarria 15. Armand Schwerner 16. Lorine Niedecker 17. Graham Lindsay 18. Bruce McClelland 19. Ted Pearson 20. Gil Ott and John Levy ORIGIN: fifth series. Fall 1983 - Spring 1985 (complete in 6). All fine in printed wrappers. 1. George Evans 2. Roger Laporte 3. M.J. Bender 4. Lyle Glazier 5. Pascal Quignard 6. Guiseppe Ungaretti
Ed. by Richard Neville, later by Felix Dennis and Jim Anderson.
Nos. 1 - 48 (= last issue). Complete collection. London, February 1967-1973. - All first editions, various formats and sizes in the original stapled wrappers. Condition is very good to near fine, making a clean and near fine set, excellent for exhibition purposes, in particular with the inserts and the scarce additions. Complete with the following: - An Oz subscription slip in #2 and folding small poster from the back cover; - A folding poster from the back-cover (81x29,5 cm)in black and gold; (#4) - The Che Geuvara (sic) folded poster insert (#8); - The rare 'Yoko Ono at the Saville' flyer (#8) - Oz goes big, poster in centerspread#12; - Small folding poster from the cover #13 (small price in pencil on front-cover); - The Outcry! People's Park poster and Running Man Book News booklet (#21); - The Honeybunch Kaminski poster (#24) - ThePrint Mint posters leaflet (#26) - The Jimi Hendrix/Oz News poster (#30); - The Janis Joplin/Oz Old Bailey Trial poster (#36); - Poster for the Sex-issue (girl held by Gorilla with hasj-plants around. ca. 50-75 cm., two colours.,light wear. - Subscription form, advert for Wembley Rock'nRoll show (#43); - Subscription form/advert for Cozmic Comics (#44): TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING RARE OZ- Ephemera:
- AN ORIGINAL T-SHIRT for the OZ Obscenity Trial Old Bailey London 1971, designed by Richard Adams. Size Small, titles in blue around an oval portrait in blue and red, on orange cotton. N.p. (London, Oz Publications, n.d.,1971). A very rare example of this famous T-shirt. Hole in front part of collar and a bit faded. The imprint depicts Scotland Yard's Detective Inspector Luff, described by Oz-defender Geoffrey Robertson as "a policeman not motivated by money. He was religiously committed to the closure of Oz" (Robertson 'The Justice Game', 2011).
- PAMPHLET, PROGRAM: SOUNDS FOR OZ. Presented by the Norh American Student's Association. A festival of Pop, Poetry, Films, Songs, Mime and Dance, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Nash House, The Mall, Wednesday August 25 and Thursday August 26. (1970). All proceeds to Oz. Two folded handouts of 4 pages each (8vo bifolium), with identical front page, but different contants, one the Announcements of the program and the participating performers, the other the Programme itself. ParticipantsAnthony Howell,John Welsh,Marianne Faithful, Spike Milligan,Frank McConnell, Eggs Over Easy (American Rock Group).
- POSTER: announcing Oz magazine's FIFTH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE, February 1972 (Oz #40) - "On sale now 25p". Printed in red and purple on white stock. 54.9x37cm. Designed by John Fawcett, and illustrated with a full-length photograph of Sarah Bernhardt alongside a large image of Mickey Mouse in his Wizard's hat from the 1940 Disney movie, 'Fantasia'. The fifth anniversary of Oz was celebrated as a defiant landmark following the obscenity trial and the myriad attempts to close down the underground press. Fine. Provenance: The Felix Dennis Estate.
-PROMOTIONAL POSTER: THE LAST ISSUE OF OZ. announcing the last issue of Oz magazine (November 1973), designed by Ed Barker, promising "Sex, Drugs, Violence and Bolshevism (ho, ho) from - Richard Neville, Timothy Leary, Adolph Hitler [sic], Martin Sharp, Heathcote Williams and other OZ favourites." Offset litho, printed in red and black on thin buff-coloured paper. 73.5x48.1cm. (tiny nicks to top edge, OTHERWISE FINE) Illustrated with a cartoon by Rand H. Holmes (reproduced from The Georgia Straight) and a version of the magazine's front cover featuring contact sheet images of Richard Nixon and a group photograph of naked Oz staff by Phil Franks. The photograph, a different shot from the one chosen for the magazine's cover, features, on the back row from left: Don Atyeo (assistant editor); Marva Rees; Felix Dennis (editor); bottom row from left: Pat Woolley (of Wild & Woolley, the Australian alternative magazine and book distributor); Jim Maguire (advertising manager); and Maria Lexton (ex-Time Out poetry editor).
--OZ LETTER. A Typed Letter Signed by Oz Secretary, Bridget Murphy, dated February 10th, 1970. The brief letter, typed on b/w Oz letterhead paper featuring the pregnant elephant logo, answers a reader's query about the availability of back issues and lists the unavailable numbers. A few months later Murphy was photographed by David Nutter for the School kids issue as a bare breasted St. Trinian's schoolgirl brandishing a fake AK47, but the image was not used (Jim Anderson had recently met David Nutter, brother of Savile Row tailor Tommy Nutter, through Gay Liberation Front). Three faint horizontal mailing folds, o/w Near Fine.
- FRIENDS OF OZ PRESS KIT. An original 'Friends of Oz' Press Kit (June 1971), designed and compiled by Richard Adams, and reputed to have been distributed to The New York Times, The Herald Tribune, Le Monde, and Der Spiegel. Large quarto glossy yellow card folder, with Oz pregnant elephant and two Honeybunch Kaminski stickers to front cover.
-OZ. A printed sheet announcing Oz magazine's change of address to 19 Great Newport Street in early 1972. Printed in dark blue on pale blue stock. 14.9x21cm. Illustration by Rod Beddall. Fine. e.
- OZ. A single sheet (small size) of unused Oz Publications letterhead stationery featuring Robert Crumb's 'Three Graces', c. 1972. Printed in red, blue and black on grey stock. 20.8x14.7cm. Designed by Richard Adams. Fine. AN EXCEPTIONAL SET with the additions and in this condition.
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Landmark underground paper (at the same time one of the most important subversive and revolutionary papers of the world), pioneering in modern avant garde art and counterculture of the sixties, lavishly illustrated with much colour and spectacular designs on the wrappers. Edited by Richard Neville and others. Artwork and contributions by: Martin Sharp, Rick Cuff, R. Crumb, Michael English, Larry Smart, Vytas Serelis, John Hurford, Willem (= Bernard Holtrop). Other contributors include: Andy Warhol, Germaine Greer, Edward de Bono, Colin MacInnes, Peter Porter, Alan Watts, Dave Dellinger, Auberon Waugh, Raymond Durgnat, Pete Townsend, a.o. - Number 5 "Special Surprise Issue" was issued as a yellow poster "Plant a Flower Child" (114 x 76 cm) folded to 28,7 x 19 cm). Oz Magazine, along with International Times was the underground magazine of the late Sixties in England. The magazine originated in Australia where it was founded by Richard Neville and Martin Sharp, who had moved to the UK in early 1967. The lavish and admirable illustrations are by Martin Sharp (the Bob Dylan cover of no. 7 is widely known), Rick Cuff, R. Crumb, Michael English, Larry Smart, Vytas Serelis, John Hurford, Willem (= Bernard Holtrop). Contributors included Germaine Greer, artist and filmmaker Philippe Mora, photographer Robert Whitaker, journalist Lillian Roxon, cartoonist Michael Leunig, Angelo Quattrocchi and David Widgery. We also find Andy Warhol, Edward de Bono, Colin MacInnes, Peter Porter, Alan Watts, Dave Dellinger, Auberon Waugh, Raymond Durgnat, Pete Townsend, a.o. With the emergence of new printing techniques and fluorescent inks and the use of new stock (also metallic foils). Oz quickly won renown as one of the most visually exciting publications of its time. Several issues of Oz include psychedelic wrap-around or pull-out posters by Sharp, London design duo Hapshash and the Coloured Coat and others. The all-graphic "Magic Theatre" edition (Oz no. 16), overseen by Sharp and Mora, has been described by British author Jonathon Green as "arguably the greatest achievement of the entire British underground press." The magazine regularly enraged the British Establishment with a range of left-field stories including heavy critical coverage of the Vietnam War (cover of no. 10) and the anti-war movement, discussions of drugs, sex and alternative lifestyles, and contentious political stories, such as the magazine's revelations about the torture of citizens under the rule of the military junta in Greece. In 1970, the editors put a notice in the magazine inviting "school kids" to edit an issue. The opportunity was taken up by around 20 secondary school students who produced "SCHOOLKIDS OZ". This term was widely misunderstood to mean that it was intended for school children, whereas it was a statement that it had been created by them. Oz was one of several 'underground' publications targeted by the Obscene Publications Squad, and their offices had already been raided on several occasions, but the conjunction of schoolchildren and arguably obscene material set the scene for the infamous Oz obscenity trial of 1971.This brought the magazine to the attention of the wider public. John Lennon and Yoko Ono joined the protest march against the prosecution and organised the recording of "God Save Oz" by the Elastic Oz Band to raise funds and gain publicity. The T-Shirt included with the set was meant to raise funds for the defense.
The Nothing Else Review.
Daniel SPOERRI. 25 Objets de magie a la Noix / Zimtzauberkonserven. Deutsch von André Thomkins
LE PETIT COLOSSE DE SYMI. The Nothing Else Review. Nos. 1 - 4. [All published].
Düsseldorf. Galerie Gunar. 1968. Catalogue (24.5 x 16.7 cm). Original wrappers. Published to accompany the exhibition, Galerie Gunar, May - June 1968. This is the deluxe edition of the catalogue, limited to 30 copies, numbered, signed and dated by Spoerri in black crayon on the first blank page (deliberately smudged). Each of the deluxe copies are also accompanied by an original cliché printing steel-plate block for one of the catalogue’s photo-litho illustrations, an original gelatine silver print of Symi mounted on black card, and a signed lithograph by André Thomkins. Also present is a complete run in four issues (3 of the 4 issues consisting of one very large sheet, folded into 16 sections, printed both recto and verso) of Spoerri’s obscure and short-lived 1960's periodical ‘Le Petit Colosse de Symi’. The magazine was published during Spoerri's time of self-imposed exile on the remote Greek island of Symi. Includes contributions to the first issue by Dieter Roth, Jean Tinguely, Robert Filliou, Emmett Williams, Georges Brecht, Claes Oldenburg, Makoto Oka, François Dufrène, and André Thomkins, the other three issues dedicated to singular works from Spoerri or his partner Kichka Baticheff - the fourth issue, for example, is devoted to the documentation of the same ‘25 Objets Archéologiques’ which form the basis of the Galerie Gunar’s exhibition. The deluxe edition is presented as a ‘Spoerri-Objekt’, with the catalogue, periodical and extra material, all presented together in a folding case covered with pink towelling and lined with a soiled folded t-shirt. The case was designed and made by Rudolf Rieser.
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Published to accompany the exhibition, Galerie Gunar, May - June 1968. This is the deluxe
edition of the catalogue, limited to 30 copies, numbered, signed and dated by Spoerri in black
crayon on the first blank page (deliberately smudged).
Each of the deluxe copies are also accompanied by an original cliché printing steel-plate block
for one of the catalogue’s photo-litho illustrations, an original gelatine silver print of Symi
mounted on black card, and a signed lithograph by André Thomkins. Also present is a
complete run in four issues (3 of the 4 issues consisting of one very large sheet, folded into 16
sections, printed both recto and verso) of Spoerri’s obscure and short-lived 1960's periodical
‘Le Petit Colosse de Symi’. The magazine was published during Spoerri's time of self-imposed exile on the remote Greek island of Symi. Includes contributions to the first issue by Dieter
Roth, Jean Tinguely, Robert Filliou, Emmett Williams, Georges Brecht, Claes Oldenburg,
Makoto Oka, François Dufrène, and André Thomkins, the other three issues dedicated to
singular works from Spoerri or his partner Kichka Baticheff - the fourth issue, for example, is
devoted to the documentation of the same ‘25 Objets Archéologiques’ which form the basis of
the Galerie Gunar’s exhibition.
The deluxe edition is presented as a ‘Spoerri-Objekt’, with the catalogue, periodical and extra
material all presented together in a folding case covered with pink towelling and lined with a
soiled folded t-shirt. The case was designed and made by Rudolf Rieser.
Complete collection, partly in DE-LUXE:
Série 1: Nos. 1-11 (all). Paris, janvier 1954-mai 1967. Original illustrated wrappers roy. 8vo. Continued as:
Série 2: Nos. 1-5 (all and last publ.). Paris, mai 1969-nov. 1975. Original illustrated wrappers; 4to. 15 issues of which 3 boxed (no 5/6 is a double-issue) and 6 of the issues are in the DE-LUXE edition
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The Groupe PHASES united artists and writers who considered themselves the continuation of the Surrealists and Cobra.
Directed by Edouard Jaguer
Texts by Scutenaire, Dotremont, Jaguer, Pansaers, Tarnaud, Tapié, Duprey, Giguère, Pastoureau,
Aleschinsky, Guerasim Luca, Bryen, Dangelo, R. Hausmann, Gustafson, J.J. Lebel, J.C. Lambert, Jouffroy, Lacomblez, Viseaux, J. Pierre, G. Legrand, Brunius, Chavée, L. Carrington, Mayoux, Cortazar, Thiercelin, Meloux, Langlois, P. d'Arschot, Smejkal, K. Seligmann, L. Novak, Dupuy, A. Roussel, B. Atmani, C.
Bernard, P. Joostens, Metton Roquefort, Cruzeiro-Seixas, M. Henry, Guillon, B. Jund, G. Ducornet, I.
Serpan, P. Kral, M. Bullock...
Illustrations by KO. Götz, C. Boumeister, Corneille, M. Ernst, Dangelo, Gillet, R. Haussmann, G.
Bertini, P. Aleschinsky, A. Poujet, C. Bryen, Scanavino, P.A. Gette, J.C. Langlois, C. Viseux, R.
Giguère, G. Leegrand, J. Lacomblez, J.H. Silva, Z. Marowski, H. Ginet, A. Dax, H.M. Petersen, G.
Posada, J. Zimmermann, L. Novak, R. Martini, W. Lam, J.P. Vielfaure, E. Baj, F. Musika, Man Ray,
U. Mariani, Pozzati, R. Frezin, C. Dotremont, C. van Breedam, W. Freddie, P. Bassard, F. Chiro,
J.L. Glass, G. Gallizioli, C. Révilla, G. Ducornet, G. Vuillamy, P. Collage, R. Margonari, W.
Appelbaum, Kraguly, Rikki, L. Zeller, J. Perahim, R. Lima, C. Sarthou, F. Rosemont...
Première série :
N°1 : Janvier 1954. Couv. illustré d'un dessin de la tribu Iba
- Hors-texte de K.O. Götz
- Hors-texte de Christine Boumeister manquant mais remplacé par un hors-texte de Jaguer
N°2 : Mars 1955. Couv. de Max Ernst.
Publié à l'occasion de l'exposition Phases de l'Art contemporain à la galerie R. Creuze à Paris.
N°3 : Nov. 1956. Couv. de Raoul Hausmann.
N°4 : Catalogue de l'exposition Phases au Stedelijk Museum d'Amsterdam du 10 mai au 10 juin 1957
N°5/6 : Janv. 1960. Couv. de Camille Bryen (trace de marque d'étiquette)
N°7 : Mai 1961. Couv. de K.O. Götz
- litho originale de Giguère
- litho originale d'Aleschinsky
N°8 : Janv. 1963. Couv. de Jacques Lacomblez
- Litho originale de J.H. Silva
- Litho originale de Corneille
- Xylographie de Z. Marowski
N°9 : Avril 1964. Couv. de Jean Langlois
- 2 Gravures originales de Guadalupe Posada
N°10 : Sept. 1965. Couv. de L. Novak
- Bois original de R. Martini
- Lithos de W. Lam et de J.P. Vielfaure
1/20 exemplaires du tirage de tête signés et numérotés par Jaguer et daté 65 comprenant :
- Eau-forte collage signée de Enrico Baj
- Litho signée de Wilfredo Lam
- Litho signée de Jean-Pierre Vielfaure
- Bois signé de Remo Martini
2 pages détachées en fin de volume.
N°11 : Mai 1967. Couv. de Bin Kondo
- Découpage de Wilfredo Lam
- Litho-collage de Enrico Baj
- Litho de Frantisek Muzika
1/20 exemplaires du tirage de tête signés et numérotés par Jaguer comprenant :
- Rayogramme original signé au crayon de Man Ray avec le cachet de son atelier au dos
- Découpage signé de Wilfredo Lam
- Litho signée d'Enrico Baj
- 3 lithos signées de Musika et datées 67
Seconde série :
N°1 : Mai 1969. Couv. de Umberto Mariani
1/20 exempl. du tirage de tête signés par Jaguer comprenant :
- Litho signée de Karl-Otto Gotz
- Litho signée de Pozzati
- Sérigraphie réhaussée de Roger Frézin : annoncée dans le colophon mais ne figure pas à l'exemplaire.
- Collage de Paul Joostens (p. 79) : non annoncé dans le colophon
N°2 : Mai 1970. Couv. de Roger Frézin
- Litho d'Umberto Mariani
- Linogravure de Camiel Van Breedam sur toile de jute
- Découpage de Ladislav Novak
1/30 exemplaires de tête signés par Jaguer comprenant :
- Litho de Wilhem Freddie signée et datée 69
- Eau-forte de Pierre Bassard signée
- Découpage original signé par Novak
- Lino de Van Breedam signée et datée 1970
- Shirographie rehaussée à la main de Flavio Shiro signée et datée 70
- Litho de Mariani signée et datée 70
N°3 : Nov. 1971. Couv. de Flavio Chiro
- Chirographie de Jean-Luc Gass
- Chirographie de Giuseppe Gallizioli
- Chirographie de Juan-Carlos Langlois
Rousseurs sur la 4ème de couverture
N°4 : Dec. 1973. Couv. de Carlos Revilla
- Chirographie de Guy Ducornet
- Chirographie de Gérard Vuillamy : manquante
Exemplaire n°1 signé par Jaguer ne comprenant pas les oeuvres indiquées au colophon mais celles
indiquées pour les 30 exemplaires de luxe excepté la litho de Gérard Vuillamy manquante :
- Chirographie de Guy Ducornet signée
- Sérigraphie de Philippe Collage signée
- Sérigraphie de Renzo Margonari signée
N°5 : Nov. 1975. Couv. d'Enrico Baj
- 4 Chirographies de Apellbaum, Kraguly, Rikki et Ducornet, Zeller
Exemplaire n°1 signé par Jaguer un peu hétéroclite.
Il reprend les oeuvres indiquées pour un des 30 exemplaires numérotés à savoir :
- Litho en couleurs de Jules Perahim signée
- Litho en couleurs de Rik Lima : manquante
- Eau-forte de Rikki signée et datée 75
- Eau-forte de Claude Sarthou signée et datée 75
- Empreinte de W. Appellbaum signée et datée 74
- Jeu complet des 4 planches de timbres de S. Wald et L. Zeller
- Chirographie de Rikki et Ducornet : manquante
Seules 3 oeuvres sur 7 indiquées pour le n°1 sont présentes :
- Collage original sur carton de Ludwig Zeller
- Dessin original sur carton de Claude Sarthou
- Jeu de dominos réalisé par Rikki et Guy Ducornet
- Dessin original de Roure signé : en plus
Numbers 1-275 (all published), with 15 Special issues( Sonderhefte ) and the final »abschließendes« Heft 276. Berlin, Verlag Neues Leben 1967–1990, and Assenheim, Brennglas 1991. Each with a coloured cover. A set with all specials and two changed new editions Heft 1 (Bert Brecht) and 32 (Karl Marx) and the final/ (abschließende) Heft 276 by Bernd Jentzsch, founder and longstanding editor, signed by him. The Bukowski-number, Heft 225 signed by the illustrator Volker Pfüller.
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A rare complete collection. The poetry album was a volume of poetry published monthly in the GDR from 1967 to 1990. Founded by Bernd Jentzsch (who had to discontinue because he had protested the "Ausbürgerung" of Wolf Biermann) and then continued by Richard Pietraß from 1977 to 1979 , was published monthly between 1967 and 1990 by Neues Leben Berlin. International poets and young poets from the GDR were presented on 32 pages each. The spectrum ranged from Ovid , Hồ Chí Minh , Edgar Allan Poe and Alexander Puschkin to Bertolt Brecht , Erich Kästner , Stephan Hermlin and Bob Dylan. In addition to a total of 275 regular issues 15 special issues were published. However the last one( for August von Platen from August 1990, in which the then editor Dorothea Oehme announced the end of the series for economic reasons) was no longer delivered. A few copies were saved from a Leipzig landfill where the edition had been dumped. After the fall of the Wall, a booklet was published by BrennGlas-Verlag Assenheim on the initiative of the founder . There were a few restarts. Detailed list of included authors on request.
Important collection related to Kabouters (Dutch for "Gnomes" , the successors of Provo) and Orange Free State, and the municipal elections in Amsterdam, with victory of the Kabouter Party. Quite rare ensemble as follows: ORANJE VRIJSTAAT.
A: -Interesting group of ab. 16 stencilled illustrated PAMPHLETS AND HANDBILLS related to the Kabouters and the Promotion of the Kabouter Party for the municipal elections and for the other Kaboutercities (some illustrated). Includes 6 flyers/handbills stencilled in Red on white paper as election propaganda for Kabouter Party.
B: - 6 publications related to Kabouters/ Orange Free State: 3 issues of FIZZ, organ of the Free State in North-Holland; Kabouter Prikkrant, No. 1; A script of a Radio Broadcast regarding the Provo movement and Kabouters , 1 Oct.1972. Het Blije Volk. 4. Rotterdam Kabouterstad. (Oranje VrijstaatRijnmond).
C:- a file with ab. 35 various stencils related to the Kabouters operating in the Municipal Council. - Informatie Bulletins 2, 3, 4, 6, 7. Each ab. 8-12 pages, stencilled, stapled (Published by Kabouter Informatie Centrum). and -Toneelnota. Aan de Gemeente Amsterdam. (publ.: Kabouter Vrij Pers). - Soft Drug Nota.. Amsterdam Kabouterstad. 26 pages stapled in wrapper
D: a file with newspaper clippings of the interactions between Roel van Duynn, Ton Regtien, Rob Stolk.
E: - ORANJE VRIJSTAAT POSTAGE STAMPS. - Oranje Vrijstaat. First Day of Issue, 20 juni 1970; envelope met zegels en stempels, 10,3 x 23 cm - Oranje Vrijstaat. Boycot de Volkstelling, 15 januari, 1971; enveloppe met zegels en stempels, 10 x 18,9 cm
F:- POSTERS: - "Er gaan veel kabouters op één zetel" (poster, 27x44 cm., n.pl., n.publ., 1965) - "Zonder jou gaat het niet. Stem maar lijst 10 oranje vrijstaat" (poster, 28x44 cm., n.pl., J. Baas, ±1965) - "Zij hebben hun tong gescherpt als een slang, ander vergif is onder hun lippen. Psalm 140: 4" (poster, 62,5x42,5 cm., Amst., Polak & Van Gennep, 1967).
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(Occasionally subtitled 'Provo-Anarchistenblad').
Complete set of ALL NUMBERS IN FIRST EDITION (some forbidden by the police) Plus LARGE GROUP OF Successor Journals and Ephemera as follows:
Nos. 1-15 (all publ.). Amsterdam, June 1965-April 1967, together with: Extra Bulletin AND the special Provo-rubber stamped edition of 'In Dienst '(cover with the Banner). Tall narrow 4to, mimeographed, illustrated with political cartoons. All issues unbound and untrimmed, in original wrappers, stapled or with (original) tape in the spine, as issued. In good condition (with inevitable light soilage, some paperspotting, dogears and browning). Exceptional set with the first issue published No. 1. Amsterdam, 12 juli 1965 in the ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION, with the unexploded toy "explosive cap" on page 21 intact. Original wrappers, with closed tear on upper part of frontwrapper, with only very small paperloss, and small imperfection on the right margin. A very good copy and extremely rare with the notorious cap. ADDED: promotional leaflet/small sized poster "Provo is uit! " (Provo has appeared). ADDED image, Witte Pers/Zondagsblad. Nos. 1-8 (all publ.; of which No. 6 in 2 versions, black and red) June-Sept. 1966. 4to; mimeographed and stapled. ADDED: Provokaties/ Provocations 1-17 (al including the White Bicycle Plan, inlusive of the Censored No. 3 in censored and uncensored version,except 16) ADDED: a newspaper article on Provo in the election and notorious cartoon (In PC) by Opland.
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Illustrations are by (Bernard) WILLEM (Holtrop), contribs. include Peter Bronkhorst, Roel van Duyn, Rob Stolk, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Bernard de Vries, Luud Schimmelpenninck, Duco van Weerlee, Hans Korteweg. etc.; The special edition "In Dienst"is quite rare; it is an issue of the official publication of the Defense Ministry for distribution to the soldiers; Provo rubber-stamped a number of these as 'Provo Special Edition",
The Provokaties included some of the White Plans. Image is a complete set a very rare parallel publication of the Amsterdam Provo's. Includes 7: Speciaal Mannen Nummer; and 6: Special Vrouwennnummer. (Special All-Male number and Special all-Female number). This issue in a version in black and a version in red. No. 8: special Rook-nummer (smoke issue).
Nos. 1-24 (all publ) 1978-2003 COMPLETE SET with "A Bar a Day" calender additional to 15/16. Plus: Side publications 1972-2005: -4 Taxis Perpendiculaire n°1 & 2 (février 1982 et juillet 1983). -4 Taxis hors série : 3 volumes (Hiver 1983, octobre 1990, septembre 2004). -4 Taxis circulaire : n°1 à 5 (octobre 1982 à mars 1986). - 2 affiches (Neon de Suro,of 100 copies; Caves de Lascaux,of 80 copies) - ;Double-issue "Elvis vous parle",KingSize,Miami Sète 2001. Various formats and productions; illustrated covers; the first 5 issues (4to sized) with a spectacular design trimmed in the form of a traveller carrying a suitcase.
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Founded by Michel Aphesbero and Danielle Colomine. The pedagogical and artistic experience of the Studio "Pensée Nomade" or " Nomadic Workshop of the Bordeaux School of Fine Art" in France. It looked for ways to reinvent and rethink the modalities and practicalities, and artistic practice itself, from the mixed legacy of counter-culture, Situationist International, French Theory, Martin Kippenberger, Walter Benjamin a.o.…" A teaching experiment where students dwelled in travel and picked knowledge on the side of the road rather than in classrooms. "Artistic education has to provide new conditions to think differently and to jettison accumulated traditions and inherited categories". The "Nomadic Workshop" travelled to different cities to live for a short period of time and an issuer of the magazine was published as a result: 1980 : Berlin, 1981 : Barcelone, 1983 : Los Angeles, 1986 : Madrid, 1987 : São Paulo, 1991-92 : Séville. "Toutes ces villes où nous avons vécu posent les bases d'une construction mentale qui échappe à la seule forme d'une revue..." Special issues about: The Caves of Lascaux relocated to Col du Perthus, the space "Proun" with re-edition of /Lissitzky squares by Galerie du Triangle,Oct.1990, in Bordeaux, Art Rite in NY, redesign of Bordeaux-wine label by Warhol, Madrid des années 30; Biennale de Sao Paolo, a serigraphy if a a carton gun, a calender with addresses of 365 bars, no. 21/24 is a photobook (19,5x13 cm), 598 photographs of drug addicts and polsice pictures related to drugs; an issue combined with LAICA Journal, Participation of Christian Boltanski, Annette Messager, Martin Kippenberger, Chris Burden, Ed Ruscha, Daniel Busto, Klaus Krüger (Record in 2), Rhonas Wahweger, On Kawara, Pablo Echaurren, Laurie Anderson, Vito Acconci, Bob Wilson (in the Newsletters) and others. We offer the complete collection of this exclusive rare art journal.:. Ref. Gwen Allen in the book « Artists’ Magazines » The Mit Press 2011.
Volumes 1-7 (all publ.).Verlaggalerie Leaman, Düsseldorf, 1975-1983. Original pictorial vinyl ringbinders, containing only original artworks by avant-garde artists of the Gallery, and also many Fluxus related artists. All are looseleaves arranged between dividers with the names of the artists. A few SIGNED in pen or pencil, see below. Contains works on paper, card, photographs or other materials (e.g. broken mirrors pieces, plastic objects, dried leaves, collages,photocopies etc, 32x26 cm. Some of the plastic binders a bit soiled by offsetting xerox-toner, internally very good and clean (except for incidental very light foxing due to paper quality). - At the end of volume 1, pasted onto the inside back cover, is a white sheet of paper (25,5x8,5 cm), with SIGNATURES in pen or pencil, of Uecker, Rainer Ruthenbeck, Megert, Mölzer, Thomkins, Michael Gibbs, Ulises Carrion, with a stamp 19/100. - Volume 3 in a special edition with an extra frontispiece photograph by alex kayser - zak & kingbee, SIGNED IN FELT by each participating artist (Schleber, Schwegler, Gudmunsson, Kayser, Heerich, Spoerri, Nannucci, Hagenberg). The set from an edition of 500 copies,later 1000.
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The complete set of these assemblages of visual poetry, objects, photographs, collages, mixed-media. Some SIGNED IN PEN OR PENCIL BY THE ARTISTS ( see below) -Vol. 1. (1975). Photographically illustrated inside cover with names of the artists: 44 leaves (unnumbered) of artworks by: Michael Gibbs, Leo Erb, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Christian Megert , Ulyses Carrion, Milan Mölzer, Günther Uecker. His contribution consists of 3 sheets of burlap and photofoil, SIGNED in pencil. Added an envelope with some small trimmed sheets of paper,11x22 cm, unopened, but artist not identified. On the inside back cover a white sheet of paper with the SIGNATURES of Uecker, Rainer Ruthenbeck, Megert, Mölzer, Thomkins, Michael Gibbs, Ulises Carrion -Vol. 2 (1976). Edited by Milan Mölzer. Title page by Arnulf Rainer. 46 sheets of varying sizes and materials, plus a plastic bag containing a dried wax-like substance. Contributors Francisco Pino, Adolf Luther, Norbert Kricke, George Brecht, Hubertus Gojowczyk, Alan Czarnowski, Stephan Kukowski, Vera Röhm, Rolf Bendgens, Geza Perneczky, Arnulf Rainer. -Vol. 3 (1977). Edited by Milan Mölzer. Titlepage by Alex Kayser. 54 unnumbered sheets with contributions by Alexander Schleber, Fritz Schwegler, S. Gudmundsson, Alex Kayser, Erwin Heerich, Daniel Spoerri, Maurizio Nannucci, Helfried Hagenberg. -Vol. 4 (1978). Edited by Milan Mölzer and Stephan Missmahl. Titlepage byAlex Kayser, 64 unnumbered sheets with contributions by Reinhard Omir, Ulrich Erben, Axel Heibel, Jean-Pierre Bertrand, Paul van Dijk, Francois Morellet, Hermann De Vries, Claudio Parmiggiani. An unidentified unsigned drawing on the colophon-page. -Vol. 5 (1980).Edited by Milan Mölzer. Title page byiFranklin Berger, 64 unnumbered sheets with contributions by Christian Boltanski, Emmett Williams, Jan Voss, Robert Filliou, John Armleder, Takako Saito, Jaqueline Monnier, Irma Blank, Hreinn Fridfinsson, Zofia Kulik & Przemys Kwiek. -Vol. 6 (1981). Edited by Milan Mölzer. Title page by Vera Rohem & Dieter Rohs, 59 unnumbered sheets with contributions byi Nam June Paik (SIGNED IN PEN BY THE ARTIST), Alison Knowles, Trevor Winkfield, Bob Cobbing, Luciano Ori, Michael Druks, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Bill Griffiths, Gerhard Rühm (one sheet with ADDED TEXT ("inzwischen verbessert") and SIGNATURE by the artist. -Vol. 7 (1983). Edited by Milan Mölzer. Title page by Gary Hincks, 56 unnumbered sheets with contributions by John Furnival, Sausan Hiller, Dick Higgins, Setve Wheatley, Rüri, Gilbert & George, Jean-Luc Vilmouth, Jeff Nuttal, Agnes Denes, Arrigo Lora Totino. (See: Gwen Allen - Artists' Magazines. An alternative space for art, p . 290].
Jugendeigene Zeitschrift (later: Kalligrammatische & Logografische Literaturrevue).
Nos. 1-10 (all publ.). Itzehoe, Berlin, 1960-1965. 8vo; original self-wrappers.In box with perspex see-through front.
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Concrete poetry and art periodical published and edited by the brothers Rolf-Gunter and Klaus-Peter Dienst. Heavily influenced by The Beat poets. Nicely produced, from no 4 onw. most numbers printed in two colours. With firstprints and texts by Franz Mon, OM (Martino Oberto), Burroughs (with Cut-Ups, in numbers 5, 6, 7) , H. Arp, E. Borchers, Raoul Hausmann, Bryan Gysin, H. Jandl, G. Luca, D. Wellershof, J. Cocteau (back cover of no. 7 has a full page drawing specially made for Rhinozeros). Number 8 is special issue 'Jean Dubuffet'. Also contributions by Lawrence Durrell, Robert Creeley, Renate Gerhardt, Antonis Risos, Gunter Grass, Katja Hajek, Anselm Hollo, Klaus Roehler, Dieter Hulsmanns, Reuven Wasserman, Herschel Silverman, Herman Jandl, Dieter Wellershoff, Carl Werner, Eva Van Hoboken, Jurgen Ploog, Arno Reinfrank, and Karl Roehler.
Les Carnets de l'Octéor nouvelle série.
Nos. 1-5/6 (all publ.). Paris, 1967-1971; 5 issues, 41 x 28 cm., ,.30,60 pages, fully illustrated. In very fine, near mint condition. Complete with all supplements: Two posters (60x80cm) by Martial Raysse; - Proxima Centauri 29/9/69. Text and illustrations recto/verso. - Oued Laou 1971. Printed in pink (diapositive) on white. (Verso blank) - A pamphlet: On en (a) assez des artes, 1 page 21x30cm, stencilled on yellow paper. - Aubertin, 9 Textes. Paris, Self-published, 1968. Single sheet, 49,9 x 33,2 cm, folded. Newspaper type layout with texts by the artist (in French) including ‘Activité Pyromanique 1965-1968’.
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Rare complete avant-garde art periodical close to concrete art movements, edited by Julien Blaine and Jean Clay, designed by Carlos Cruz-Diez, photographs by Michel Desjardins and André Morain, regular contributors: Christian Duparc, Alain Schifres and others. Continues in a way the 'Carnets de l'Octéor' published in Aix-en-Provence in 1962 (4 issues published). Issues vary in length from 18 - 60 pages. Robho opposes the predominance of american capitalism in the art world, and published much articles on Latin American art. (Soto,Lygia Clark, Arte Madi,Tucumán Arde). Contains an extensive report on the artist manifestations against the MOMA in 1969, and Robho was the first French periodical to pay attention to the Japanese Gutaï movement. The publication gives positive attention to visual and concrete poetry, also linked to various forms of performance art. Contribs. include: Vasarely, Yaacov Agam, Grégoire Muller, F. Morellet, Joel Stein, J.F.Bory, Piero Manzoni, features on Hans Haacke; Kineticism in New York; Concrete artists in Prague; Lohse; Meta-art; Madi & Arden Quin; Yoko Ono, Jan Dibbets, Saburu Murakami, Michio Yoshihara, VantogerlooRévélations, TAKIS; Pénétrables de Soto; Lygia Clark, Man Ray, THEATRE GUERILLA TRACT CINEMA; Mathias Goeritz; Sanejouand; Dossier Argentine, Tucuman brule; Medalla; Aubertin; Guerre au Moma; Quelques aspects de l'art bourgeois:La non-intervention. In the first number is a double-page sample issue included of a project for a new journal MELP, which however never materialised.
Edited by Aart van Barnevelt, exclusive stamp art and mail projects magazine. A monthly bulletin about the use of rubberstamps in the arts.Wants to document the use of stamps in the plastic art internationally as broad as possible. Published by Stempelplaats, which was a mail art gallery in the shop of Posthumus Rubber Stamp Makers in the St. Luciënsteeg in Amsterdam. Produced for small circulation and distribution in the shop. Each with short text about the works of the exhibiting artists, a number of original prints of the stamps the artists used in their work and some reproductions of works. Published by STEMPELPLAATS Amsterdam 1978-1981: complete collection of the Four Volumes of the periodical RUBBER and with ALL (save 4) Printed INVITATIONS to the Openings of the Stempelplaats exhibitions (which accompanied the numbers of Rubber for the individual artists).
In addition the collection contains 32 rare EPHEMERAL items related to Stempelplaats and the Exhibitions which were separate and not covered in Rubber.
- Volume 1 1978 nr.1 Cozette de Charmoy, january 78 with invitation and stencilled prospectus nr.2 Robert Jacks, february 78 with invitation and stencilled prospectus nr.3 Barton Lidice Benes, march 78 with invitation nr.4 Pawel Petasz, april 78 with invitation and stencilled plan for vol. 1 nr.5 Marie C. Combs, may 1978 with invitation nr.6 Ulises Carrion, Rubberstamps, Theory and Praxis, june 78, no invitation nr.7 Dik Walraven, july 78, no invitation nr.8 Elsa Stansfield/Madelon Hooykaas, VOID, august 78 with invitation (in glassine cover adressed to Judith Hoffberg Umbrella Associates) nr.9 Ray di Palma, sept 78 with invitatio nr.10 J.H.Kocman, oct 78 with invitation nr.11 Ana Banana/Bill Gaglione, november 78 with invitation nr.12 Franz Immoos, dec 78 with 2 invitations Rubber
- Volume 2 1979 nr.1 Davi Det Hompson, jan 79 with invitation & stencil with info on vol 2 nr.2 Karimbada, Paulo Brusky, Leonard Frank Duch e.a. Brasil issue, febr 79, no invitation. nr.3 FluxpostKit 7, march 79 with invitation nr.4 Claudio Goulart, april 79 with invitation nr.5 Diter Rot, may 79 with invitation nr.6 Bart Boumans, june 79 with invitation nr.7 DR post, George Brett/ Henryk Bzdok, july 79 with invitation nr.8 Ulises Carrion, mailart project , aug 79, no invitation nr.9 Ken Friedmann, sept 79 with invitation nr.10 R.Saunders, okt 79 with invitation nr.11 Raul Marroquin, nov 79 with invitation nr.12 R.D.Schroeck/Eduard Bal, dec 79 with invitation Rubber
- Volume 3 1980 nr.1/2/3 book: Stempelkunst in Nederland, jan-march 80 together with POSTER Exhibition “Stempelkunst in Nederland 12 jan-4 april 1980” (inserted) nr.4 (no number), april 1980, PJ Spettstösser (with invitation) nr.4-6 book: Rubber stamp publications, apr-june 80 with invitation “ Gestempelde publicaties” inserted in book nr.7-9 book: Six mail art projects, july-sep 80 nr.10-12 book: Stamp actions / Stempelakties, oct-dec 80 (With a Card from/by Endre Tot) Rubber
- Volume 4 1981 Nr 1 jan- april 1981, 4 projects, in the original stamped Manilla mailing envelope: - Robin Crozier, Table project - Brieven/Letters, Timmers, Vossen, Smit, Oosterbos - Claudio Goulart, Daily Art - Zero Zero, Schrijvers Stempelen (wrong text, that exhibition opens 14 maart 1980, instead of 1981) and Volume 4 (without any numbering): - Rubber Stamp Publications II, 1981 (being an Addition to Vol. 3 no 4/6 - Inviting at Home, vol.4, August 1981, edited by Pim Wiersinga, production Rodolpho/ Rolf Weijburg (2 mail projects; poster folded twice)
ALL (except 4) ISSUES OF RUBBER ACCOMPANIED BY THE CORRESPONDING ILLUSTRATED INVITATIONS, which are very rare.
THE COLLECTION INCLUDES ADDITIONALLY 34 RARE EPHEMERAL ITEMS:
=1976 - Jon Held,stampwork 1976, dec 76, colour picture, handstamped, addressed to Volkskrant
=1977 - Niet-stempels: work by Geza Perneczky, Tony vd Burg, Frans de Jong, John Armleder, Michael Gibbs, Sosno, juni 77 (folded A4) - Miroslav Klivar, sept 1977 (los) - Willy Scholte, okt 77 (los) - Wendela Gevers Deynoot, nov 77 (los)
=1978 - White envelope with multiple colour stamps, 5 -27 jan 1978, and planned content vol. 1 - Dadaland Stampbook (flyer, los) - Ana Banana, Stamp Out Stamps (card) - Rubber stamp designs ( 5 juli-31 aug) Invitation card - Stencil about Stempelplaats publcations - Regina Silveira, Topografia, oct 78 (flyer)
=1979 - Flyer/stencil for last 2 nrs Rubber Vol 2, announcement 3 - Written Projects, febr 79 (card) - Hetty Huisman, aanlopen tot niets, maart 79 (waarschijnlijk 79) (card) - Common Press, sept-oct 79 (card, promotional) - Edouard Bal, december 79 (card)
=1980 - Stempels uit Perzië, jan 80 (card) - Poster Zes Kunstprojecten, (l1980 - Stempelakties, booklet with 7 cards 18 oktober-20 december 1980 - Lucia del Sasso, Food for thought, nov 80 (card) - Stempels in kranten en tijdschriften, mei 80 (card) - ‘Vervallen’, Aart van Barneveld to Pim Wieringa, dec 80 (card) - Bart Boumans ‘Strafwerk en ander werk’, maart 1980 (card) - Freak Festival, letter invitation to participate, 2 sheets A4 with stamps and drawing, probably dec 1980
=1981 - 4 projects, jan-april 81, in boekvorm (5 cards) - Papiers d’Affaires, 31 jan 81 (card) - Marius Quee, 23-29 feb 81 (card) - Een Correspondentieprojekt , 8-14 maart 81 (card) - Poster Rubber Stamp Graphics/Stempelgrafiek, Fria Elfen, Leavenworth Jackson, Raymond Titus, mei 81 (folded twice, with stamp and red ink) - Minka Mali, aug 80 (flyer, folded) - Rolf Weijburg, aug-sept 81 (flyer, folded) - Adriaan Loos ‘Lustkunst’ , sept 81(flyer folded)
Added: - Announcement flyer on grey paper, 4to, folded cne, “Futurist Sound” Bill Caglione, Anna Banana: In Other Books ad So, on Friday 29th of September 1978; with Progrma, printed and portraits of both artists. - Handwritten message by Aart (van Barnevelt to “Jan”) “hier het eerste nummer van rubber tweede jaargang. Hopelijk steun je ons ook dit jaar weer “. On: Handstamped card by Robert Jacks
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The collection contains work by (i.a.): Cozette de Charmoy, Robert Jacks, Barton Lidice Benes, Pawel Petasz, Marie C. Combs, Ulises Carrion, Dik Walraven, Elsa Stansfield/Madelon Hooykaas, Ray di Palma, Ana Banana/Bill Gaglione, Franz Immoos, Davi Det Hompson, Karimbada, Paulo Brusky, Leonard Frank Duch Diter Rot, Bart Boumans,, George Brett/ Henryk Bzdok, Ken Friedmann, R.Saunders, Raul Marroquin, R.D.Schroeck/Eduard Bal,Endre Tot, and several others.
(Editors: David Mayor & Felipe Ehrenberg). Cranleigh & Mexico, Beau Geste Press -Libro Accion Libre.
Complete set of this artist/Fluxus periodical by Beau Geste Press, edited by David Mayor and Felipe Ehrenberg. Composed of printed multiples, object-inserts & tipped-in pieces by the contributing authors and artists. Beau(tiful) Geste is a contamination with Gestetner, the brand of the stencil/multiplying machine the publisher used. Schmuck is the name given to this publication, meaning 'penis' in Yiddish and 'idiot'in American slang. Nos. (1)-8 (=last). Beau Geste Press/Libro Accion Libre, Devon, U.K. & Mexico, 1972- All in original pictorial wrappers, unpaginated; 29,5x21 cm
(No. 1). Schmuck presents Real Schmuck. March 1972. 64 unnumbered pages, between illustrated wrappers, kept together in the spine with 1clamp, the second clamp replaced by tape. Includes several inserts and additional artwork, Mimeographed in various colours. Contributions include: Yael & Felipe Ehrenberg, Chris Welch, David Mayor,Jim Parker, Marc Chaimowicz, Hammond Guthrie, Richard Kriesche, Michael Gibbs, Carolee Schneeman (from Parts of a body house), Milan Kunz, etc.;
(No. 2). Icelandic artists. July 1972, 50 unnumbered pages + collage. Paperbound in orig. wrappers. Mimeographed. Including photographs, artwork,etc.. Contributors including Kristjan and Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Hlif Svavarsdottir.
(No. 3) Hungarian Schmuck, spine lightly damaged. March/April 1973. 78 unnumbered pages, including artwork, collage,cutouts. photographs, etc.; mimeographed in various colours. Contributors: Gabor Attalai, Imre Bak, Istvan Balint, Laszlo Beke, Peter Donatgh, Miklos Erdely, Peter Eötvös, Tibor Gayor, Béla Hap,Agnes Hay, Tamas Hencze, G.Jovanovicz, Gyula Konkolty, Peter Legendy, Peter Lajtai, Janos Major, Dora Maurer, Gyula Pauer, Geza Perneczy, Tamas Szentjoby, Endre Tót, Peter Türk, Janos Urban
(No. 4). Aktual Czechoslovakia Schmuck. (1963-1972). 1974. 4to. Original wrappers.
No. 5: 1975. General Schmuck! Typo-pictorial card wrappers designed by Takako Saito. Edition of 550 copies.
No. 6: French Schmuck. November 1975. 4to. Pictorial wrappers, double bound, Mimeograph, offset, collages, etc. Edition of 550 copies.
No. 7: Teutonic Schmuck. December 1975. 4to. Original wrappers. Edition of 400 copies.
No. 8 (Final issue). Japanese Schmuck. Spring 1976. 4to. Original wrappers. Edition of 500 copies. Contributions by Saito, Shiomi, Takahashi, et al . Add: H. Yoshida, “1971.7.4:p.m. 2:00-4:00”.
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Nos. 1-9 (all publ.) Los Angeles / San Francisco, 1955-1964. Each no. different size varying between (h/w): 28 x 23 cm and 14 x 8 cm.
- No. 1. Red-brown envelope of heavy stock (19,2 x 10,2 cm) with photograph (11,7 x 9,8 cm) by Wallace Berman (with his signature) glued to the front. 150 Copies, first and final printing (this being one of the very few remaining copies after the confiscation by the police of practically the whole edition). Envelope well preserved,but has some closed tears to the left lower corner. The contents (fine) are 10 inserts of printed poems on various stock in different colours, photographs and drawings: the colophon-insert, a drawing by Cameron which led to the arrest of Wallace Berman is fine (glued to a piece of carton), a poem by E.I. Alexander, "The Detective" by Jean Cocteau, "An unpublished letter to some lost relatives" by David Meltzer, "To a toccata by Bach" by Herman Hesse, "Two poems" by Peder Carr, a poem by Marion Grogan, a photograph glued to a piece of carton signed on the back by Walter Hopps, a photograph "Homer" signed on the back by Charles Brittin.
- No. 2. Booklet (21,5 x 14 cm) with light-brown cardboard covers and 28 pages of light-brown stock. Poems and illustrations of varying sizes glued onto the pages. Photograph on the cover by Charles Brittin (as is handwritten in ink by Berman (?) on the inside back cover . Contains: "The bead game" by Hermann Hesse, "Patience" by Paul Eluard, "Poem for Alice" by Jack Anderson, a poem by Mike McClure, a drawing by Jean Cocteau, a poem by Zack Walsh, "Incompatible" by Eric Cashen, a poem by Pantale Xantos (= pseudonym of Wallace Berman), two photographs by Wallace Berman, "Its Living Now" by J.B. May, "Tomb Of A Cursed Poet" by Charles Baudelaire, "Does a ghost have thighs" by Judson Crews, "Poem" by John Reed, a photograph by Walter Hopps, "From "Cain's Book" 1957" by Alexander Trocchi, "Mine" by Charles Bukowski, a poem by Peder Carr, a drawing by J. Altoon (signed on verso), "Circus" by Marcia Jacobs, a poem by Lynn Trocchi, "Incident" by Idell T. Romero, a photo-composition ("night and day") by Lewis Carroll, a poem by David Meltzer, a poem by Marion Grogan, "The Sylph" by Paul Valery, "Excerpt from work in progress:" by Cameron, "His road" by Rabindranath Tagore, "Art is love is God" by Wallace Berman, "handset with miscellaneous available type & papers". Glued to back-cover is the rare manifesto, dated Los Angeles, Dec. 1957, by Wallace Berman on his arrest and conviction and the confiscation of Semina no. 1 because it "displayed lewd matter" in an exhibition at the Ferus Art Gallery.
- No. 3. "Peyote Poem". 200 Copies. Very slight soilage to the front and expert repairs to small marginal tears and spine. Photograph glued to brown folded sheet (28 x 23). Inside a long folded sheet (56 x 16 cm) with a poem by Mike McClure. On the bottom an ink notation: "This copy for Brian Kirby … Michael McClure".
- No. 4. San Francisco, 1959. "Type handset on beat 5 x 8 Excelsior handpress … Art is Love is God". Sheet of heavy brown stock, folded in the spine (24 x 20,2 cm) with on the cover photograph "Wife" by Wallace Berman. Inside, kept in a pocket glued to the cover, are 23 inserts of printed poems, photographs and drawings, all in different size and colour: a poem by John Wieners, a poem by Charles Foster, "Dear People" by Robt. Kaufman, photograph by Chas. Stark with poem by John Reed written on it, "cat digging walls" by Ray Bremser, a poem by Michael McClure, "Oil And Blood" by W. B. Yeats, a poem by Ron Loewinsohn, "To God" by Wm. Blake, "excerpt from Pantapon Rose:" by William S. Burroughs, a poemby Stuart Perkoff, "To Lindsay" by Allen Ginsberg, a poem by Chas. Guenther, "Sur un Mystere" by Pierre Jean Jouve, a poem by Beverly Collins, "The Point Encased" by I.E. Alexander, a poem by Jules Supervielle, "Talking Buddhism With My Lawyer" by John Chance, a poem by Philip Lamantia, "Sampson Agonistes" by David Meltzer, "A Thimble Of Goodbye" by Idell T. Romero, a poem by Pantale Xantos (= Wallace Berman), a folded sheet with 9 photographical illustrations "Excerpts from a film now in progress entitled 'Semina' by W. Berman".
- No. 5. Folded cover sheet, the "Mexican Issue" , the front cover featuring a Charles Brittin photograph of a Mayan stone phallus. Charles Brittin (18,7 x 12,3 cm). No place or date. 350 Copies. Mint condition. Inside, kept in a pocket glued to the cover, are 18 inserts of printed poems, photographs and drawings, all different in size and colour: a photograph by Anne McKeever, "From Compass" by Ruth Weiss, a poem by Christofer Maclaine, "Sister Juana Ines Of The Cross" by Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz (Mexico's first poet 1651-1695), "I Mexico After Artaud" by Kirby Doyle, "Floridas" by John Hoffman, "How I Died" by John Chance, a poem by Robt. Kaufman, "Rockets" by Larry Jordan, "Memoria" by Philip Lamantia, a folded sheet with a poem and a drawing by John Reed, a poem by David Meltzer, "excerpt from 'Le Mexique et la Civilization' by Antonin Artaud, "Peyote Poem" by John Wieners (with original pencil drawing), "Morning" by Wm. Margolis, a photograph by Pantale Xantos (Wallace Berman) 9.8.59, a handwritten poem by Michael McClure, a drawing by Sanzen Bach.
- No. 6. Larkspur Calif. 1960. Folded sheet with 5 photographical illustrations by Wallace Berman (21,6 x 15,4 cm). 355 Copies printed. Inside, kept in a pocket glued to the back of the cover "The Clown" a poem by David Meltzer (13 pp. text and 1 pp. an illustration by Wallace Berman). With handwritten dedication "4.6.68 - For Brian and Lauraine".
- No. 7. "ALEPH / a gesture involving photographs drawings & text by Wallace Berman". 200 Copies. Larkspur Calif. 1961. "For Shirley & Tosh. I love you". Folded sheet (20 x 14 cm) with photograph glued to the front. Inside, kept in a pocket glued to the back cover are 18 inserts of printed poems, photographs and drawings, all different in size and colour by Wallace Berman: a 'postcard' to David Meltzer with a photograph of John W., a poem called "First & last fearpoem, a poem called "Fairytale for Tosh, a photograph "For John Birch & Karl Marx" signed with P. Xantos (Wallace Berman), a poem called "Opos", 7 photo compositions with the 'aleph' on them: "Bird 1920-1955", "Patricia J.", "Jarry H. Mill Valley", "Tosh - Larkspur 1960", marihuana leafs, etc., 1 photograph with poem, "Some easy-rider titles by Rohmer..", a poem "Rapist & voicethrower" which consists of numbers only, a poem called "Boxed city", a drawing with text to Goerge Herms, a paper strip imprinted "Art is love is God".
- No. 8. Los Angeles, 1963. Small portfolio (18 x 14 cm) made of 2 heavy pieces of cardboard and cloth spine (with the original closing-rope still present). Photograph (12,6 x 10,2 cm) glued to front cover. Inside, kept in a pocket glued to the back cover are 16 inserts of printed poems, photographs (some glued to piece of paper) and drawings, all different in size and colour and signed with initials only: a poem with small photograph signed L.F. (L.R.), a poem with photograph signed A. A., a photomontage, a drawing glued to a piece of brown paper "Fongmother", a poem "Le Chariot" by J. W. with small photomontage signed W., a photocollage signed W., a poem by Z. W. with glued photograph, a glued photograph signed W., a photograph with boxing scene signed W., a drawing of a womans head with a poem dated June 2 1962 signed Cameron, a poem with photograph of hand 'giving the finger' signed J.K., a poem called "Ghost Tantra" with glued photograph signed M. M., a poem with glued photograph signed I. T. R., "Motorcycle Poem" signed K. D., a poem called "Increasing" signed R. D. with a glued photograph signed W., a drawing signed W. H.
- No. 9. 1964. Small brown envelope (numbered 6/26) with glued photograph showing the assasination of Lee Harvey Oswald, it was actually sent through the mail with a 5 cent postage stamp obliterated by the Los Angeles Post Office, addressed and delivered to Richard Brantigan, General delivery, Bolinas, Calif., signed W. B. Inside a poem by McClure (Double Murder!).
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Ultra rare complete set of one of the most fundamental and groundbreaking periodicals in American art and literature of the post-war period, in particular Beat and Underground. It was published as an assemblage and distributed by the visual artist Wallace Berman (1926-1976). Its circulation never exceeded a few hundred copies, it was not for sale but sent to an inner circle of writers and artists which Berman considered his friends and the reflection of his personal identity. 'Semina was a cult magazine' (Robert Duncan); "the magazine depicts the emerging subculture's aesthetics and its values" (Rebecca Solnit). It was thus at the same time an early example of 'mail-art'.
Berman himself contributed under the pseudonym Pantale Xantos.
The first issue formed an integrated part of Berman's first art exhibit, at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles in 1957. The exhibit was raided by the L.A.-police and it resulted in his arrest for exhibiting 'lewd and lascivious pornographic art'. He was found guilty and jailed by the same judge who found Henry Miller guilty on similar charges. The entire edition of the first issue was confiscated and destroyed. The copy present in this set is one of the very few surviving ones, and includes the photographic reproduction of the Cameron artwork, which was the cause of the legal action. Berman moved to San Francisco and No. 2 holds the rare little manifesto (present in the set) with the statement: "I will continue to print Semina from other locations that this city of degenerate angels"
Contributors included were: Hermann Hesse, Jean Cocteau, W.B.Yeats, Paul Eluard, Charles Baudelaire, Paul Valery, William S. Burroughs, Michael McClure, Charles Bukowski, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Lamantia, David Meltzer, e.i.alexander,Bob Kaufman, and others. Photographs by Berman, Walter Hopps, a.o. (Ref.:Clay/Phillips)
Music of the Avant-Garde.
Nos. 1-11 (corresponding to Volumes 1-6, all published). Sacramento, Cal., 1967- January 1972/74. Oblong folio, spiral bindings. Illustrated covers and illustrated throughout. Very rare complete set.
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A semi-annual anthology of scores, articles, illustrations and LP-recordings (in 4 issues). Editors include Larry Austin, Stanley Lunetta, John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Ken Friedman. Number 11 is the special Fluxus-number with Ken Friedman (Fluxus West) as invited editor, '...to prepare an issue as viable in art as in music, and comprised of many as well known in visual arts as in aural arts...'; with contribs. by Christo (Valley Curtain), Tom Marioni, Dora Maurer, Tony Gnazzo, Fluxus, Olaf Hanel, Image Bank, Gyula Gulyas, Zd. Jurkiewicz, Eugen Brickius, Nam June Paik, Maria Michalowska, Janos Major, Victor Grauer, Jock Reynolds, Milan Knizak, Alan Kaprow, etc. No. 7/8 is a double issue including 2 LP recordings of works by Larry Austin, Alvin Lucier, Stanley Lunetta, Mark Riener, Arthur Woodbury. Throughout the issues we find (in addition to the editors) contributions, orchestrations, performance instructions and scores by (a.o.): John Cage, Ashley, Allan Bryant, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Ben Johnston, Dick Higgins, Anna Lockwood, Karlheinz Stcokhausen (Conversation), Harry Freund, Morton Feldman, ONCE Group, Sonic Arts Group, Musica Elettronica Viva.
Renais sense instant.
Volumes 1-3. Amsterdam, Seriaal Gallery, 1974.
Very rare quarterly publication by Ulay (Frank Uwe Laysiepen, 1943-2020) published by Seriaal gallery/edition house in Amsterdam in connection with Ulay’s exhibition ‘Renais sense. Auto-Polaroids’ at the gallery in 1974. Contains Volumes 1-3. It seems there were four volumes in total, as Volume 3 features an announcement for the upcoming issue in March 1975. This fourth issue has not been found in any archives so far, so it may not have appeared. Loose sheet publication, vintage offset print b/w, printed in an unknown (but small) edition. Each sheet 54 x 36.5 cm, folded in 3.
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Includes: Volume 1, June 1974, 2 sheets printed both sides. Moderate soiling on upper right corner else very good. Volume 2, September 1974, 3 sheets, printed both sides. Inserted is a transparent flexi-disc 33.3 rpm by Ulay and Willem Breuker produced by Seriaal in an edition of 300. Bottom part of 2 sheets stuck, otherwise a fine copy. Volume 3, December 1974, 3 sheets. Two sheets printed both sides, one sheet printed single side. Moderate creasing along folds else very good.
Added is a postcard 'Ulay 1943-1974. Mein Abschied als einzige Person' dated December 25 1974, 15 x 10 cm, printed black on white card. Ulay devised his own obituary card (My Farewell as a Single Person), which marks the beginning of his intense collaboration with Marina Abramović and the symbolic suicide of his Ego. Important artwork and document, in mint condition.
Also includes a subscription card for the Renais sense publication and an original Seriaal envelope (with age wear) addressed to the former owner, Tjeerd Deelstra.
Frank Uwe Laysiepen (1943-2020) known professionally as Ulay, was a German artist based in Amsterdam and Ljubljana, who received international recognition for his performance and Polaroid art and collaborative performance art with longtime companion Marina Abramović. Ulay’s Renais sense series of autobiographical collages in the early 70s was a seminal early example of performative gender (crossing) exploration in the arts.
Group of three out of 5 issues: Vol. 1 No. 2. Tulsa, 1959, (signed by Padget on inside cover), together with: Vol. 1 No. 3. Tulsa, 1959 , together with: Vol. 1 No. 5. Summer Issue. 1960 (Vol. 2) Tulsa. (Final issue .): 8vo. All in near fine condition.(No. 2 and No. 3 fine; No 5 very lightly rubbed and papertoning).
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Edited by Ron Padgett and Joe Brainard. Issues of 16 pp. each + ills. wrps. Three (out of 5 published) issues of one of the most significant little magazines of the period. The White Dove Review was published by high-school students. Poetry and other work by Jack Kerouac, Paul Blackburn, Simon Perchik, Clarence Major, Ron Loewinshon, Leroi Jones, Ginsberg, Melzer, Orlovsky , Ted Berrigan, David Omer Bearden, Richard Dokey, Richard Gallup, Carl Larsen, C. Cleburne Culin, Leroi Jones, Dan Teis, Gilbert Sorrentino, Martin Edward Cochran, Robert Creeley (here spelled Creely), and Ron Padgett. Drawings by William A.King, Nyla Joe, John Kennedy, Paul England, Johnny Arthur Cover Michaek Marsh (No.2) Cover John Kennedy (No.3) Cover (No.5) and some illustrations by Brainard. One of the earliest appearances of Ted Berrigan in print. "Editorially the predecessor to all the second generation New York School little magazines" (Clay&Phillips 159)
Nos. 1 - 144 (complete). Storrs & Stockton: Wormwood Review Press ,1959 -1999. (also numbered as Vol 1, No 1 - Vol 37, Nos 1&2) . Size (h/w): 23 x 15 cm. Original illustrated wrappers.137 issues total (there were some double numbers) The first two numbers are originals (not the facsimile) No. 1 with very light toning, and and with original promotionakl flyer (Eugene Walter) laid in; No.2 with wlight soilage, and all the others in pristine mint condition. .
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The complete set of this Beat magazine, edited by Alexander Taylor and Marvin Malone. This publication provided an important early showcase for Bukowski, and many of these issues have Bukowski appearances or separate booklets by Bukowski bound in. Also many other notable contributors, Gregory Corso, Ian Hamilton Finlay, d.a.levy, Billy Collins a.o. Art editors: Robert de Voe, A. Sypher (=Malone).
Magazine (Zeitschrift für Jazz und Anderes. Hrsg. Galerie Seide)
YARDBIRD. Nos. 1-6. Hannover 1959-1961 (all under this title). In the original wrappers. Continued as:
DER EGOIST. Nos. 7-17 (all publ.), Frankfurt, n.d. (1965?)-1970. In the original stiff wrappers.
Continued as: DER NEUE EGOIST. Nos. 1-2 (all publ.). Frankfurt/Hannover, (n.d.,1975-1976). In gold-coloured orig. wrappers.
All issues are complete with thir belonging graphic or art supplements.
The whole set in good condition for this fragile publication. All ca. 32,5 x 23,5 cm.
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An art and art promotional publication of the Avant-Garde Galerie Seide. Published almost single-handedly by the Gallerist Seide himself, causing several anomalies in the numbering and pagination. We can offer a full set ,printed and produced under Seides supervision, mimeographed and printed in offset, at first in Hannover. After his move to Frankfurt the journal was produced in a larger, more commercial edition. The last issue published by Melzer Verlag, but immediately there after publication was discontinued. The first series (Yardbird) with orig. artwork on the covers and supplements (Zinklithografien) by Igael Tumarkin, Carl Buchheister, Günter Drehbusch, Helmut Scholz (loose in no. 4, signed), Raimund Girke (2 of 3 in no 5.) Arnulf Rainer (in no. 6, signed), Hermann Goepfert, Robert Michel. Thomas Bayrle, etc. Articles on contemporary art and artists, also on Jazz (Peter Kasten). The successor "Der Egoist" later "Neue Egoist" was printed in offset, and bound in white stiff card wrappers with an illustration - No. 7. 1965. 44 pp, in typographic wrappers. incl.several illustrated pages. With signed lithography (56/200) by Raimund Girke. Contribs. By Werner Schreib, HJ Precht, Peter Iden, J.A.Thwaites, etc. - No. 8. n.d. (1966). 32 + XX pages, in illustrated stiff wrappers. With graphic supplement by Ygael Tumarkin also monograph 8 on Tumarkin - No. 9 , 1966. 22 + XX pages. With graphic supplement by Hermann Goepfert (by Produktionsgruppe X Nummer 23/500 der I. Auflage, signed and with stamp on verso). - No. 10. n.d. (1967). 50 page in illustrated stiff wrappers. With montage by Robert Michel & Ella Bergmann. Egozentrisches Manifest by Timm Ulrichs. - - No. 11. März 1967. 3.Jahrgang Heft 1. With a serigraphy by Jef Verheyen - No. 12. September 1967. 3.Jahrgang Heft 2. Hommage à Albert Schulze Vellinghausen. With orig.serigraphy by Raimund Girke - No.13. Nov. 1967. Hommage à Lucio Fontana. Hrsg. Adam Seide. 7 pages in stiff boards. "Weiße Manifest" von L. Fontana with portrait; Contributions by Heinz Mack, Herman Goepfert, Wieland Schmied, Kurt Leonhard, Otto Piene, - No. 14. 1968 (1.Quartal, 4.Jahrgang, should be 9 th year). 46 pages in illustrated card wrappers. With Graphic supplement by Christian Megert. Devoted to art in Switzerland. Contribs.: J.A.Thwaites,Tuli Kupferberg, Peter Handke.Willoughby Sharp, etc. - No. 15.1968 (2.Quartal 1968). 50 pages in illustrated card wrappers. With Lithography by Herman de Vries. Issue devoted to Art in The Netherlands, contr.many important dutch authors in translation, Provo documentation, etc - No. 16. (1.Heft 10.Jahrgang). 30 pages in illustrated card wrappers. Mostly dedicated to Thomas Bayrle. With Lithography by Bayrle. - No. 17. (Heft 1/1970,11.Jahgang). 64 pages in illustrated card wrappers. Mostly dedicated to Werner Schreib complete with the lithograph loosely laid in. The first commercially published issue (by Melzer Verlag), at the same time the last till continuation as - Neue Egoist No. 1 with signed lithograph by Leiv Warren Donnan - Neue Egoist No. 2 with signed lithograph by Thomas Bayrle.
Vol. 1-3 (all published, complete). Düsseldorf, Heinz Mack & Otto Piene, (1958-1961) . sq.8vo, original wrappers as follows:
-Vol. 1. N.p., n.d. (Düsseldorf, 1958). Zur 7. Abendaussellung Das Rote Bild. Original wrappers, 24 pages, incl. 4 pages on red paper in the middle. 21 x 20 cm. Fine condition in original red card wrappers;
- Vol. 2. N.p., n.d. (Düsseldorf, ). Zur 8. Abendausstellung
- Vol. 3. Düsseldorf, Heinz Mack & Otto Piene, (1962). 350 pp., with numerous illustrations, 21 x 20 cm.; original stiff wrappers, very good clean copy,, with the matchstick by Spoerri, and the subnflower-seed of Tinguely).
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The complete set of the programmatic publication of the group ZERO. Redaktion: Otto Piene, Heinz Mack, Düsseldorf, Cranachstrasse 32.
No. 1 with introductoy texts by Franz Roh, Max Burchartz, Arnold Gehlen, Hans Sedlmyr, Georg Muche, Friedrich Bayl, Brentano, Cézanne, Hebbel, Kandinsky a.o. (zusammengestellt von Konrad Klapheck). John Anthony Thwaites (Wohin geht die Farbe?) , Yves Klein (Meine Stellung im Kampf zwischen Linie und Farbe), Heinz Mack (Die neue Dynamische Struktur), Otto Piene (Die Farbe in unterschiedlichen Wertbereichen), Hans Platschek (Notiz zur Farbe im informel), Michel Seuphor, Fritz Seitz.
No. 2. Vibration: Contributions by Fritz Seitz (Bewegung), Arnold Gehlen (Wechsel der Identität des Bildes), K.F.Ertel, Holweck, Max Bense, Mavignioer, Zillmann, Mack, Otto Piene, Klaus J. Fischer, John Anthony Thwaites, Hans Platschek,
No. 3, last number with contributions by Yves Klein (a burnt page), Piene (hole in white sheet), Castellani, Arman, Rainer, Mack, Kage, Tinguely, Aubertin, Manzoni, Bury.
Also photos of works by Fontana, Tinguely, Arman, Rainer, Rot, Soto, Holweck, Dorazio, Castellani,
Manzoni, Spoerri, Uecker, Bury, Adrian, Pomodoro, Lo Savio, Mavignier, Salentin, Hoeydock, Moldow, Uli Pohl,
Kage, Aubertin, Peeters, Schoonhoven, Boris Kleint, Kilian Breier.
Last page has the pasted-on contributions by Tinguely (sunflower seed) and Spoerri (matchstick).
Nos. 1-6, with Supplement “Street Works”, (all publ.). New York, April 1967-1969. Tog. 7 ssues of 60-120 pp., stencilled and stapled. And the 3 Minimalist books of the Press (see below). The first issue of the periodical is complete with the very fragile blue carbon-paper front-cover, and No. 4 with the dust-jacket . Printed in a very small edition of 100 to 200 copies. All issues show light wear to extremities and some minimal handling; mimeograph stencil paper cover on No.1 detached but present, with several nicks, tears and losses; No.2 with faint foxing to text edges; No.4 with small stains to covers; contents clean, complete; altogether an excellent and well preserved set.
TOGETHER WITH the 3 rare MINIMALIST books
published by 0-9 Press:
- Saroyan, Aram: Coffee Coffee. 1967
- Bernadette Mayer: Story. 1968
- Acconci,V.A. : Four Book. 1968
All 3 in near fine condition, details on request.
Extraordinary and very rare ensemble. Ed. by Vito Hannibal Acconci and Bernadette Mayer, in addition to the editors, also contribs. by Clark Coolidge (poems), Aram Saroyan (poems), Bruce Marcus, Rosemary Mayer (drawings), Dan Graham, Yvonne Rainer, Adrian Piper and many others. Zero to Nine originates from the New York group of conceptual artists, of which Vito Hannibal Acconci is an important representative.
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No. 1 (est.100 copies, [iv], 79,  pp); No. 2 (est.100 copies, [iv], 80 pp); No. 3 (est. 200 copies, [ii], 82 pp); No. 4 (est. 200 copies, [iv], 114,  pp); No. 5 (350 copies, [ii], 96 pp); No. 6 (est. 200 copies, [iv], 113,  pp); No. 6 Supplement: “Street Works” (limitation unspecified, pp). Complete run of Acconci and Mayer’s little magazine, one which “followed in the Greenwich Village spirit of self-publishing embodied by Ted Berrigan’s C Magazine, John Ashbery’s Art & Literature, and Ed Sanders’s Fuck You. The work in 0 to 9, however, soon moved off into a very different direction from the post-Beat and New York School poetics as practiced by the editors’ contemporaries in the downtown scene. Instead, 0 to 9 created a niche that can now be located at the beginnings of the Language and performance poetry movements” (Aarons & Roth. In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955, p.33). The magazine contained art, drama, Language, concrete, and experimental poetry, and was distributed by hand to local New York bookstores like the Gotham Book Mart, Eighth Street, and Sheridan Square. Acconci and Mayer employed a curious aesthetic, cobbling together covers using materials as diverse as crumpled-up paper, dustjackets from their own collection, blank sheets, and mimeo stencil paper. It included works by Acconci and Mayer, Gertrude Stein, Anne Waldman, Aram Saroyan, Tom Clark, Ron Padgett, Raymond Queneau, Rosemary Mayer, John Giorno, Clark Coolidge, Robert Greene, Bruce Marcus, Ted Berrigan, Jacksin Mac Low, Dick Higgins, Sol LeWitt, Harry Mathews, Hannah Weiner, Bern Porter, Jerome Rothenberg, Kenneth Koch, Yvonne Rainer, Jasper Johns, Robert Heizer, Michael Smithson, and others. [Aarons & Roth, pp. 33-37; Clay & Phillips, pp. 206-209.; Archiv Sohm] SAROYAN, Aram. Coffee Coffee. NY: 0 to 9 Books (1967). 4to. [82 pp]. Side-stapled wrappers; corners very lightly bumped, else fine. WITH the original mailing envelope adressed to Wormwood Review in Storrs (postmarked Nov 10 ‘67) MAYER, Bernadette. Story. NY. 0 to 9 Books, 1968. 4to. Side-stapled orange wrappers, front cover rubber-stamped in red ink “STORY.” Front cover restapled with staples that were a bit smaller than the originals,the resulting old hole neatly repaired. Very light toning, internally fine). ACCONCI, Vito Hannibal. Four Book. NY. 0 to 9 Books, 1968. Side-stapled wrappers, 42 leaves. (Small old price in right upper corner of title). Mimeographed, graph paper front wrapper, Lightly toned, near fine.