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The catalog-in-a-box for the sprawling exhibit that Cage was working on at his death in 1992, and which appeared at MoCA LA in 1993. A collection of artifacts and ideas as curated by Cage, housed in a mirrored aluminum box and comprised of over 50 loose items, pamphlets, publications and ephemera printed in a variety of formats, sizes and on different papers including vellum, envelopes, perfect bound, accordion-fold, etc. Out of print.
Condition: Near Fine, a very few light scratches to reflective box surface and two tiny dents, much less.....
An early issue of the influential NY style magazine, PAPER, when it was still a mutli-page, black and white, XL oversized double-sided, fold-out one-sheet - plus additional inserted loose pages. A "24 hours-a-day" themed issue on the A-Z of non-stop New York. With articles on middle-of-the-night sidewalk shopping, 24-hour bagel options, beauty sleep, the city's best broken public clocks, gossip and more. Great design and with ads by Danceteria, Pyramid Club, Screaming Mimi's and Laurie Anderson's movie "Home of the Brave," among others.
Condition: Very Good+, some toning to paper.....
An early issue of the influential NY style magazine, PAPER, when it was still an XL oversized, black and white, fold-out double-sided one-sheet. A "world to go" themed issue with features on the multitude of ethnic influences on New York culture. Great design and with ads by Manolo Blahnik, Agnes B. and Ted Muehling, among others.
Condition: Very Good, some toning and light scuffing; bump to one corner.
An early issue of the influential NY style magazine, PAPER, when it was still an XL oversized, black and white, fold-out double-sided one-sheet. A "secret" themed issue with tips and hints about NY's cool places and other secret info such as how to petition the FBI to see if they have a file on you. Great design and with ads by Screaming Mimi's, Danceteria, Fiorucci and Pyramid Club, among others.
Condition: Very Good-, some toning along folds and to the two covers; additional vertical fold, some edgewear and light soiling.....
The fourth issue of the Weather Underground Organization's publication Osawatomie, named after the city in Kansas where, in 1856, John Brown and a small group of other abolitionists fought back against an army of slavery supporters. An original editions, not the later reprints which were published by the John Brown Club of Seattle and others. With articles on default and capitalism in New York and its impact on workers, the broken treaties of the Vietnam war, the UWF farmworkers fight, the Berkeley teachers strike, unsafe working conditions and more. Published.....
The third issue of the Weather Underground Organization's publication Osawatomie, named after the city in Kansas where, in 1856, John Brown and a small group of other abolitionists fought back against an army of slavery supporters. A first printing, not the later reprints which were published by the John Brown Club of Seattle and others. With articles on the repression of prisons, the cement workers union, defending the Portuguese revolution, a WUO bombing attack on the Kennecott Corporation, the US war in Korea, feeand more. Published without any bylines or.....
The first issue of the Weather Underground Organization's publication Osawatomie, named after the city in Kansas where, in 1856, John Brown and a small group of other abolitionists fought back against an army of slavery supporters. A first printing, not the later reprints which were published by the John Brown Club of Seattle and others. With articles on the Boston attack of Yvon Jean-Louis, and an investigation into ROAR, a look at the roots of economic crisis, the US failure in Cambodia, and more. Published without any bylines or location.....
A postcard featuring Rick Griffin's artwork issued by his Berkeley Bonaparte poster company in the Bay Area, from the same period when he was also being commissioned to do work for Family Dog Productions and Bill Graham Presents.
Condition: Very Good, thumbtack hole and impression at center-top; previous owner's name written in blue pen on blank card back; light edgewear.
A set of 2 standard-size pillowcases designed by John Baldessari (1931-2020) for The Thing Quarterly (Issue 22). The pillowcases feature a silkscreened repeating image of a person sleeping on a pillowcase. The Thing Quarterly ran for 34 issues from 2007 to 2017 and produced artist multiples that were available on a subscription basis, and sometimes individually. Artists featured in the editions included Miranda July, Tauba Auerbach, Gabriel Orozco, Experimental Jet Set, Ricky Swallow, David Shrigley, Chris Johanson, Shannon Ebner, Rodarte and others. The pillowcases were printed with water-based ink on.....
The event poster for the March 15, 1967 benefit at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium for the Zen Mountain Center with readings by the poet and longtime Buddhist Gary Snyder, and with a performance by the musical group Mahalia Mandalagraphy. Printed with the title of Snyder's epic poem "Mountains and Rivers Without End"
Condition: Good-, with 3.5" loss/damage to lower left corner (see detail photo); some light edgewear and slight crease along top.
Donald Judd was closely connected to Switzerland throughout this life. From the early 1970s until his death, the American artist produced significant exhibitions there. Though his residences in Marfa and New York are legendary, less well-known is the hotel at Eichholteren which Judd transformed into an extraordinary residence on the banks of Lake Lucerne that tests the tensions and affinities between Swiss architecture and his own doctrines of function and design. Surverying the sculpture and objects Judd created and exhibited in Switzerland, as well as the interior of his residence.....
The extensive hardcover catalog published in conjunction with MoMA New York's 2020 retrospective on American maverick Donald Judd’s minimalist sculpture, architecture and furniture.The first US retrospective exhibition of Donald Judd’s sculpture in more than 30 years, "Judd" explores the work of the landmark artist who, over the course of his career, developed a material and formal vocabulary that transformed the field of modern sculpture. Donald Judd was among a generation of artists in the 1960s who sought to entirely do away with illusion, narrative and metaphorical content. He turned to.....
The exhibition catalog for the Guggenheim Museum's smash hit of an exhibition, Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future. When the Swedish artist died in 1944 at the age of 81, she left behind more than 1,000 paintings and works on paper that she had kept largely private during her lifetime. Believing the world was not yet ready for her art, she stipulated that it should remain unseen for another 20 years. But only in recent decades has the public had a chance to reckon with af Klint's radically abstract.....
Agnes Denes: Absolutes and Intermediates accompanies the largest exhibition of the artist’s work in New York to date, held at The Shed in fall 2019 as part of the arts space’s opening season. Presenting more than 130 works, this comprehensive publication, presented in an embossed slipcase, spans the 50-year career of the path-breaking artist dubbed “the queen of land art” by the New York Times, famed for her iconic Wheatfield A Confrontation (1982), for which she planted a two-acre wheatfield in Lower Manhattan on the Battery Park Landfill, in the.....
Wonderful new monograph on the beloved Belgian painter Raoul de Keyser (1930–2012), who pursued and developed a unique compositional sensibility in which distinctions between abstraction and figuration dissolved into an intimate, humble feeling of “everydayness.” His modestly scaled paintings featured simple but elusive shapes often rendered in a pastel palette, full of gentleness. With over 340 color illustrations, this volume was published in conjunction with the first posthumous retrospective exhibition on de Keyser, which took place at the Stedelijk Museum in 2018. Includes a comprehensive illustrated chronology. Friends and colleagues.....
The critically acclaimed, illustrated monograph published to accompany the major retrospective exhibition organized by the Tate, which also traveled to LACMA (2016) and the Guggenheim (2017). An in-depth account of Martin's artistic career, from lesser-known early experimental works through her striped and gridded grey paintings and use of color in various formats, to a group of her final pieces that reintroduce bold forms. A selection of drawings and watercolors, and Martin's own writing, are also included. Edited by the exhibitions's co-curators Frances Morris and Tiffany Bell, and with essays by.....
An expansive survey of the groundbreaking American art movement that overturned aesthetic hierarchies in a riot of color and ornamentation. The Pattern and Decoration movement emerged in the 1970s as an embrace of long-dismissed art forms associated with the decorative. Pioneering artists such as Miriam Schapiro (1923–2015), Joyce Kozloff (b. 1942), Robert Kushner (b. 1949), and others appropriated patterns, frequently from non-Western decorative arts, to produce intricate, often dizzying or gaudy designs in media ranging from painting, sculpture, and collage to ceramics, installation art, and performance. Showcasing an array of.....
One of the great books of graphic design, now in its fourth revised and expanded edition. Karel Martens' work is both personal and experimental. A prolific book designer, has also contributed to a wide range of design commissions including stamps, coins, and signs. His artistic practice is intimately connected to his design work - from geometric and kinetic constructions, to works on paper and monoprints. Covering almost 60 years of practice, this book explores the staggering output of this of this designer and artist, and is presented in the experimental.....
The Dutch designer and polymath Jurriaan Schrofer (1926–1990) was one of the defining figures in European graphic design in the 1950s–70s. Working across all genres, from public relations brochures to interior design, and from magazines to advertising and alphabets, Schrofer is regarded as a pioneer in the field of photobooks and experimental typography. Hundreds of color images of the graphic and advertising work, typography design and experiments, and archival photos from throughout his career. Great!
Fifty houses selected from around the world with ecologically sustainable and innovative architecture and design - all built within the past ten years. From a pavilion in Argentina to a forest house in New Zealand and an outdoor retreat near Oslo, highlighting architecture built to integrate into the natural environment. Each house is paired with wonderful photography and brief location information and basic schematics. Dreamy.
An original concert flyer for Roy Loney (formerly of the Flamin' Groovies) and the Phantom Movers, plus Eye Protection with Black Flag Opening! At the Temple in San Francisco on February 1, 1980. Loney, a much-loved and longtime member of the Bay Area music scene, and a trail blazer in early garage rock during the psychedelic era, died in December of 2019.
The 12th issue of the influential LA punk magazine, Slash, with The Screamers on the cover. Articles and features include local scene reports, a UK report, the Consumers, the Masque club, interviews with The Screamers, The Bags, The Offs, The Cramps, album and live reviews, and more.
Condition: Near Fine, toning to newsprint.