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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.....
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.
The original 1971 poster for the theatrical release of the film "Cabaret" starring Liza Minnelli. With a copyright notice "Licensed for use only in connection with the exhibition of this picture at the theatre licensing this material...". Union shop printed in the USA.
Condition: Very Good-, folded as issued; rubbing along folds and overall dimpling to poster; . 25" to 1" closed tears at the 3 middle folds.
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.....
The oversize poster for the Walker Art Center's 1982 major exhibit "De Stijl: 1917-1931, Visions of Utopia". The exhibit also traveled to the Hirshhorn Museum at the Smithsonian Institution, and was one of several international events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the United States and the Netherlands. The poster features an image of Piet Mondrian's work "Composition in Red, Yellow, Blue" (1921).
Condition: Near Fine, a few slight dimples to surface otherwise super clean.
The exhibition announcement card for "ALife: Shop" a pop-up project featuring 60 artists at Deitch Projects Gallery in New York City. The card mimics Andy Warhol's famous Campbell's soup can and inspiration for the art shop came from Keith Haring’s Pop Shop of the 1980s. Alife was/is a NYC collective and artist's agency.Some of the participating artists were Kaws, Brendan Fowler, Doze, Dynamo/Keith and Alisa Dynamo, Ed Templeton, Galaxia,HUGA/Green Lady, Neverstop/Caterina deCarlo, Ryan McGinness, Shepard Fairey, Space Invader, Tommy Guerrero, Toy Group 360, Twist and Young Kim.
Condition: Near Fine.....
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.....
A vintage, oversize poster advertising travel to Africa by Scandinavian Airline Systems (SAS). With the image of an elephant at Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda. Includes a a photo credit for C.A. Peterson along the bottom and notes Litho printed in Norway by S.L.A.
Condition: Fair, with overall creasing and wrinkling to poster and some scuffs to surface; wrinkling/creasing along edges with edgewear and some closed tears .25" to .5" along right side (see detail photo); priced accordingly.
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.
Two-piece set of invitations to the grand opening of Arlene Schnitzer's Fountain Gallery of Art in the Skidmore Fountain section of Portland. The first piece is an invitation to a champagne party on November 28, 1961, the eve of the Gallery's opening. The second is an invitation to the preview the following day. The Gallery officially opened on December 4 with a show including Kenneth Callahan, Carl and Hilda Morris, Michele Russo, Sally Haley, Robert Colescott and others.
Condition: Near Fine.
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 concert poster for Iggy Pop with special guest Nash the Slash at the Pine Street Theater in Portland on November 17, 1982.
Condition: Good-, multiple pinholes and staple holes (80 or more, likely from being on a bulletin board); edgewear and some creasing along top edge with about 4-5 closed tears up to .5" along the top edge; some toning to paper around edges.
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."
A sexy vintage Japanese health poster promoting awareness of AIDS using the famous slogan "Silence=Death". With text in Japanese that loosely translates to: "For AIDS consultation and testing, please visit the health service. Anonymous, easy and free". Also displayed is a phone number for an AIDS telephone hotline. With a logo/icon of a condom and "Safe Sex" in English.
Condition: Very Good, some edgewear and two areas of minor rubbing/dents near the top.
An exhibition flyer for Karel Appel's exhibition held at Martha Jackson Gallery from October 25-November 19, 1960. Martha Jackson Gallery presented Appel's first exhibition in the United States in 1954. Plus a concurrent exhibition flyer, featuring lithographs by Appel, for the inaugural show at David Anderson Gallery next door (Anderson was Martha Jackson's son). The David Anderson Gallery was dedicated solely to exhibiting prints.
Condition: Martha Jackson flyer: Very Good, folded as issued; minor bump to bottom right corner. Anderson Gallery flyer: Fine.
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.
Press release for the 1968 LACMA exhibit Late Fifties at the Ferus, which documented “for the first time in a museum presentation the beginnings – the birth and growth of what is now the contemporary art scene in Los Angeles”. Also included is a press release for H.C. Westermann’s LACMA Retrospective of 1968, which included 49 major works.
Condition: Fine, folded as issued, slight toning to top of first page and some small chips to top edge of page 2.