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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+.....
Exhibition poster for the Al Loving (1935-2005) show at William Zierler Gallery, March 6-27, 1971. On the heels of his successful show at the Whitney Museum of Art the previous year, this exhibit continued Loving's study of geometric form and color. Later in his career he went by Al, and became known for his torn canvas works.
Condition: Fine, folded as issued.
A promotional brochure, program or mini-catalog for the important film Apocalypse Now. Includes a "log" detailing the timeline of the filming and production, full film credits, and biographies of the actors and key production personnel. Photographs throughout. With an introduction by Francis Ford Coppola. Program design by Milton Glaser, Inc.
Condition: Very Good+, slight wear at spine edge.
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 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.
A 1983 original concert flyer for the On Broadway club in San Francisco advertising several shows, including two nights with Black Flag (May 27 & 28), the Violent Femmes (May 29), Murder/Exitus/Sabotage (June 4), Crucifix/7 Seconds/Battalion of Saints/Los Olvidados (June 10), Fear (June 18), Silvertone (June 24), and the Untouchables (June 25).
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 original exhibition poster for Alberto Burri's February 1960 exhibition at the Martha Jackson Gallery. This color offset poster pictures a detail image from a welded steel sheet metal piece. This exhibition occurred during a momentous time in the artist's career; in 1959 he won the Premio dell’Ariete in Milan and the UNESCO Prize at the São Paulo Biennial. In 1960, Burri was awarded third prize at the Carnegie International and his work was shown at the Venice Biennale that same year, where he was awarded the Critics’ Prize.
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.
Mt. Angel College was known for its vibrant art department and exhibition programming in the 1960s and 70s. This two-sided Mt. Angel College flyer describes the Creative Arts Department, writing center, and music workshops along with the College's philosophical and educational approach to these areas. The pinhole photographs that are printed on both sides of the flyer are by Jim Shull, an Oregon artist and the photography professor at the now defunct Mt. Angel College, which was located in Marion County, Oregon.
Condition: Near Fine, toning to newsprint.
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.
An exhibition flyer on heavy cardstock for an October, 1960 Dwan Gallery Los Angeles group show including Jackson Pollock, Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Robert Goodnough, Grace Hartigan, Larry Rivers and Paul Jenkins, among others. The exhibition featured a survey of notable abstract expressionist painters based in New York. The tri-fold flyer opens to list the names of each artist included in the exhibition.
Condition: Very Good+, minor rubbing to edge folds.
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 circa 1968 form used by E.A.T. (Experiments in Art & Technology) allowing scientists and engineers to apply for membership, either as an associate or participating member.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.....
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 rare poster from the Viennese architecture collective, Haus-Rucker-Co, who explored radical interpretations of architectural space and meaning through pneumatic structures, prosthetics, and staged events or happenings. They were players, if lesser-known, in the utopian architecture movement of the 1960s, along with groups such as Superstudio, Archizoom and Ant Farm. This mirrored poster, with two different images, announces “a presentation of urbanlandscaping concepts” at the 4th Environmental Design Conference held in 1973 at the College of Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Condition: Very Good, light spotting and wrinkling to poster; folded.....
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.