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Announcement for a planned Black Art & Fashion Show at Wadleigh Junior High School (P.S. 88) on May 3, 1969. As noted in the flyer, this show along with other similar events was planned to unite the local black community and help younger African American students develop their talents.
Condition: Good-, two half-ring coffee stains at top of page; faint soft creasing along top edge; smudging to printing at center; stamped "May 7 1969" at bottom of flyer.
June 5-30, 1962 exhibition poster for the showing at Martha Jackson Gallery of Alex Katz's stage set used in a Kenneth Koch play. The set came about in an example of New York School collaboration. Koch, inspired by Larry Rivers' painting, George Washington Crossing the Delaware, wrote a one-act play of the same name. After seeing an Alex Katz exhibition of figures made of canvas and wood, Koch asked Katz to create the set for his play, which was later installed for viewing at Martha Jackson's gallery.
Condition: Very Good+.....
A folded exhibition announcement/catalog plus invitation for Arman at the Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles in 1962. The announcement features an image of Arman's Alarm Clocks (Reveils), an assemblage of alarm clocks placed in a painted wooden box. The interior of the flyer lists the works included in the exhibition as well as a statement (in French) from Pierre Restany. Also included is a uniquely printed, black on clear mylar invitation to the preview opening on May 6, 1962. Arman is known for his sculptural accumulations and deconstructions/recompositions of mass-produced objects.....
An original weekly concert flyer for Black Flag at the On Broadway club in San Francisco, and featuring the Raymond Pettibon scissors imagery from their "Everything Went Black" album from 1982. Also advertises a May 28 concert by the Minutemen and a June 10 concert with 7 Seconds, Social Unrest and others. With cribbed Pettibon images/flyers from other concerts down the right side.
Condition: Near Fine, light dogear to one corner.
An original concert poster for Black Flag plus the Meat Puppets and Portland band The Jackals at the Portland State University Ballroom on Saturday, April 28, 1984. With the Pettibon "My War" album imagery. The album was released right around the concert date. Someone has drawn a Hitler mustache on the Hitler hand puppet.
Condition: Fair, numerous pin/staple holes to poster (100+); a few small egde tears and some creasing to poster; Hitler mustache drawn on Hitler hand puppet; residue over eye of hand puppet, likely from a sticker.
The exhibition poster for a sculpture exhibit by Robert Duran at Bykert Gallery from October 5-30, 1968. On brownkraft paper with red-orange ink. Robert (Bob) Duran was active in California and New York and known for his work as an Abstract Expressionist painter. The Bykert Gallery exhibited artists such as Brice Marden, Chuck Close, David Novros, Joe Zucker, Bill Bollinger and others from the mid-'60s to the mid-'70s.
Condition: Very Good; folded as issued; additional soft crease across middle.
An unattributed poster of calligraphy, illustrating different techniques, styles, themes, philosophies and approaches to calligraphic lettering design. The calligraphy itself demonstrates the various techniques and strategies described therein, such as "the longer the lines of writing the more space is needed between them"; "linear separate compressed sequential" and "built-up letters flooded in". Printed in red and black ink on thick ivory paper. From a calligrapher and educator's collection, most of which was from the 1960s.
Condition: Very Good-, light creasing at top and lower right corners; very light foxing along.....
An oversize poster for a Carlo Scarpa exhibition at the Querini Stampalia Foundation in Venice from June 30-October 14, 1984 and sponsored by the City of Venice Department of Culture. Scarpa was commissioned in the early 1960s to restore parts of the Stampalia Foundation's historic 1868 building including interior, exterior and garden elements. The dates at the top of the poster refer to the year of birth (1906) and death (1978) of Scarpa. Carlo Scarpa was an Italian architect influenced by Venetian and Japanese architecture and known for a combintation.....
A double-sided flyer promoting a one-hour employee walkout and rally at Columbia University in support of student demands, which included abolishing ROTC, war research and recruiting, opening up apartments held vacant and ending evictions in area apartment houses. The flyer is printed in English on one side and Spanish on the other and is stamped March 26, 1969.
Condition: Near Fine, mild toning; stamped "Mar 26, 1969" on one side.
An original concert poster for the Dead Kennedys, Poison Idea and Crucifucks at Pine Street Theatre in Portland, Oregon on October 16, 1984. Printed in orange and black ink on yellow paper stock.
Condition: Fair, numerous pin/staple holes to poster (50+); some edge nicks/tears and soft creasing to poster; a 1" chunk is missing at bottom left corner.
The announcement flyer for the final exhibition at the Dwan Gallery, New York in June of 1971. Artists included Andre, De Maria, Heizer, Ryman, Flavin, LeWitt, Smithson and Sandback, among others.
Condition: Good, dogears to two corners including one having an 1/8" tear/chip, slight toning to cardstock at left side.
The flyer for the February 7 to March 4, 1967 group exhibition at the Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, bringing artists from the New York outpost of the Dwan Gallery to the Los Angeles location. Artists in the exhibit included Sol LeWitt, Arakawa, Anastasi, Robert Smithson, Kenneth Snelson, Michael Steiner, Richard Baringer and Tom Doyle.
Condition: Near Fine, faint soft creasing at edges.
An "operations and information" newsletter published by E.A.T. (Experiments in Art & Technology) in November of 1968.E.A.T. was co-founded in 1966 by engineers Billy Klüver and Fred Waldhauer and artists Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Whitman, growing out of the 10-day festival of experimental performances 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering held at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York in the fall of 1966. A program of Technical Services was established to assist artists by matching them with engineers and scientists. E.A.T. saw itself as a catalyst for integrating new technology.....
Diecut exhibition invite tri-folded as issued and mailed (no postmarked date). Published in connection with Allen Carter exhibition at the Renshaw Gallery at Linfield College, April 5-25.
Condition: Fine, 1 cm tear on middle left and a very slight crease in center that runs half way down the document.
The opening of Arlene Schnitzer's Fountain Gallery in 1961 was a pivotal moment in Portland's art history, and its influence still resonates today. This flyer, designed by Dale Ott, advertises a group show for the gallery's one-year anniversary with 32 noteworthy Northwest artists including Mark Tobey, Carl and Hilda Morris, Louis Bunce, Robert Colescott and Michele Russo. Postmarked and with handwritten mailing label on verso, remnants of a gold circular mailing tab seal.
Condition: Near Fine, folded twice as issued.
Flyer put out by the American Library Association's Task Force on Gay Liberation at its annual conference. One side of the flyer contains a program of events for the 1977 conference in Detroit. The other side summarizes the task force's accomplishments of the past 7 years and projects currently underway.
Condition: Very Good+, horizontal fold across middle.
A poster for a Holly Woodlawn performance at the Continental Sauna, the gay bathhouse in the basement of New York’s Ansonia Hotel on West 56th Street, where Bette Midler gave some early performances. The Warhol superstar appeared in Warhol’s films Trash and Women in Revolt, and was the “Holly” in Lou Reed’s song Walk on the Wild Side.
Condition: Very Good, lower left corner crease, some edgewear to black border; edges of poster unevenly cut and possibly trimmed from a larger size.
A huge, oversized poster for an early Vancouver BC multi-media performance event featuring Intermedia (lighting), Helen Goodwin (direction), Evelyn Roth (costumes), Steve Cummings (sound), Gary Lee Nova (film), and the dance company THEco (dancers). Possibly a precursor to the subsequent series of events known as Intermedia Nights held at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The poster features a diagram for eyewear/headgear that could be cut out and worn to the event. Poster design by Michael Morris.
Condition: Good, folded as issued, some toning at edges and folds, some additional creasing and.....
Mimeographed flyer for illustrated lecture entitled: Portrait of the Artist As a Man presented by Henry Augustine Tate. Gotham Book Mart, now closed, was a legendary bookstore, writers' center, and literary salon. The James Joyce Society meetings were an important aspect of this bookstore's programing and its usual meeting place. The Society was founded in 1947, and is devoted to the life and works of the Irish author. The first member of the Society was T.S. Eliot.
Condition: Very Good, folded once in half.
Exhibition document for James Lee Hansen's May-June 1966 exhibition at the legendary Fountain Gallery located in Portland, Oregon. The light brown cover which includes biographical information folds out and includes a large photograph of the artist working along with a list of works. Staple bound into the larger cover flyer is a small book of images of bronze sculptures included in the exhibition. The catalogue was designed by Dale Ott. This catalogue was mailed and includes a note in pencil near mailing address with the message "come say goodbye."
Ace Gallery exhibition flyer for Keith Sonnier's 1973 exhibition. The document includes a floor plan of the gallery and a short list of works including "amplified long and short wave radio receivers" and "32 air tracks" which is in keeping with Sonnier's sound based installations and performances. Sonnier is known for his radical and new use of materials, unbridling sculpture from its past, neon and sound based installations. Postmarked.
Condition: Good, creasing along top of the mailer.
Newsprint brochure from La Mamelle, an artist-run organization interested in experimental art and active in the Bay Area from 1975-1995. The organization presented exhibitions, provided space for events, music and other performances, exhibited video art, produced various zines and publications, and also maintained an archive of contemporary works. This brochure is one sheet printed on both sides. Folded, it provides four pages of information including a membership form, an order blank and a list of select projects. Opened up, it is a poster of the San Francisco building that housed.....