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The announcement postcard for Andre's exhibition "Four Meditations on the Year 1960" at the Konrad Fischer Gallery in Düsseldorf from July 12-August 12, 1971 (the front of the card states June 1971). The card states exhibit included 20 timbers sized 30cm x 30cm x 150cm each and presumably arranged in the configurations drawn on the front of the card. Addressed to the painter Neill Jenney in New York.
Condition: Fair, soiling, toning and creases to card; 5 pinholes to card at sides and one corner.
A collection of documents relating to the Electronic Music Studio at Mills College: - A Fall 1975 two-page document "Special Information for Applicants in Compostion" with info on Ashley and Riley, and the Electronic Music Studio, which featured a Moog synthesizer and the Buchla synthesizer. - A two-page document "Center for Contemporary Music" with descriptions of the studio facilities and equipment. - Nine pages of photocopied college admissions material entitled "Graduate Study", possibly mailed to the recipient along with the above documents, with information on requirements and fees for the.....
The announcement card for Iain Baxter's "IT" exhibition at the Rolf Nelson Gallery, Los Angeles in December of 1966. The card lists the "N.E. Baxter Thing Co." as the artist, which perhaps alludes to the still-developing moniker for the N.E. Thing Co. Baxter created the seminal Canadian conceptual art practice N.E. Thing Co. in 1966 with his then-wife Ingrid Baxter, which often used corporate strategies when presenting works, installations and environments. One of the works in the IT exhibit was titled "Pnuematic Judd" and consisted of colored, inflated vinyl wall-mounted.....
Flyer, printed on yellow paper, promoting a talk by Dan Bentivogli at Columbia University on the student protests and strike at the University of Buffalo. The strike, which began as a series of student demands to halt institutionalized racism, war research and campus ROTC, turned violent with police, in full riot gear and armed with tear gas and clubs, attacking students.
Condition: Near Fine.
A vintage poster by Portland graphic designer Steven Birch with the image of Malcolm X and the phrase "Fight the Power!". Inspiration likely came from the band Public Enemy, who were touring the states in 1988-1990 with the release of their albums "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" and "Fear of a Black Planet". The song "Fight the Power" originally appeared on the soundtrack of Spike Lee's film "Do the Right Thing" and later on "Fear of a Black Planet". Printed on heavier, glossy paper stock.....
A hand-colored etching of Middlesex by Emanuel Bowen "Divided into its hundreds containing the Cities of London and Westminster, Market Towns..." Emanuel Bowen was a Welsh map engraver, who became the Royal Mapmaker to both King George II of Great Britain and Louis XV of France. Bowen was highly regarded by his contemporaries for producing some of the most detailed and most accurate maps of his era.
Condition: Very Good, one 1.0" x 1/8" piece of tape along left edge; right edge has ghosting of previous tape; folded as issued.....
A hand-colored etching of The County of Essex by Emanuel Bowen "Divided into its hundreds containing the Boro(ugh) & Market Towns with the Rivers, Roads, distances...". Emanuel Bowen was a Welsh map engraver, who became the Royal Mapmaker to both King George II of Great Britain and Louis XV of France. Bowen was highly regarded by his contemporaries for producing some of the most detailed and most accurate maps of his era.
Condition: Very Good, two 1.0" x 1/8" pieces of tape along left and right edges; two rectangular areas.....
The cover of this program features four (fast-approaching) views of the iconic Robert Rauschenberg performance image of the artist on roller skates with a parachute strapped to his back. The three dance concerts featured performances and collaborations by Trisha Brown, Deborah Hay, Alex Hay, Steve Paxton, Jill Johnston and Rauschenberg.
The poster for an Empty Records band Showcase at Satyricon on August 7, 1998 featuring Steel Wool, the Weird Love Makers and Jr. High. Poster design by Guy Burwell who designed many posters for Berbati's and Satyricon in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Condition: Fair/Good, with the usual holes, tears and creasing from being stapled to a telephone pole.
The poster for the Melvins and Enemy Mine at Berbati's Pan on June 14, 1999. Poster design by Guy Burwell who designed many posters for Berbati's and Satyricon in the late 1990s and early 2000s. A Mike Thrasher production, sponsored by The Rocket magazine.
Condition: Fair/Good, with the usual holes, tears and creasing from being stapled to a telephone pole.
The poster for Queens of the Stone Age at Berbati's Pan in Portland on May 12, 2000. Poster design by Guy Burwell who designed many posters for Berbati's and Satyricon in the late 1990s and early 2000s. A relatively early show for Queens of the Stone Age, who formed in 1996. The cheerleader on the poster is so excited his shoes have come off and his underpants are showing. A Mike Thrasher production, sponsored by The Rocket magazine.
Condition: Good/Fair, with the usual holes, tears and creasing from being stapled.....
If there was a feminist history of the LA gallery scene in the '60s it would certaintly include Eugenia Butler. In 1968, she opened Gallery 669 at 669 N. La Cienega Blvd., a gallery with a short-lived but powerful impact. It was there that Joseph Kosuth had his first U.S. solo exhibition in 1968. After Gallery 669, Butler opened her own gallery down the street at 615 N. La Cienega Blvd. At the Eugenia Butler Gallery, Butler choose not to show the artists of the Ferus scene but instead tended.....
The first printing of Edward Camy's "good-natured" pictorial map for The Alaska Line of the Alaska Steamship company, showing the steamship route plus "suggesting some of the most interesting features of the Territory". Camy's whimsical drawings on the map include moose, bears, mountains, hunters, prospectors, walruses, sled dogs, reindeer, canned fish, oil fields, caribou, and other regional attributes. Seattle was the home of the Alaska Steamship Company and "the Alaska Line is Alaska's most important transportation link to with the States...this is America's last frontier, America's most varied Vacationland." Also.....
An exhibition flyer/poster for James Castle's second solo exhibition, which took place October 28-November 18, 1962 at the Bush House Museum in Salem, Oregon. His first show was in 1955 at Portland's Museum Art School. Castle (1899-1977) was a deaf and mute self-taught artist who created drawings, handmade books and constructions in an intensive daily practice for nearly 70 years in Idaho. His work has been the subject of retrospectives organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2008) and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2011), and.....
An exhibition poster for an early Robert Colescott show of paintings at the Bush House Museum in Salem, OR from October 15-November 5, 1961. Born in Oakland, Colescott was known for his brightly colored canvases that exuberantly explored issues of race and social politics, along with lust and desire. He taught art at Portland State University from 1957-1966, and also traveled to Egypt and Paris for residencies and teaching. In 1970 he returned to California and for 15 years taught at Cal State/Stanislaus, UC Berkeley and the San Francisco Art.....
An exhibition of Oregon artists jurored by the Museum's Art Committee from nominations submitted by the Artist Membership of the Museum (Hyman Bloom, William Givler and Betty Willis). This folded brochure includes a list of works for the 1955 exhibition held at the Portland Art Museum - the seventh of its kind. The Director of the museum, Thomas Colt notes 125 works were selected from 562 submissions. What is most useful about is document beyond the list of artists working in Oregon in 1955 are the titles of the works.....
Photocopied letter to the contributor(s) of the mail art exhibition at Loeb Student Center, Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York University, which featured artists from 19 countries and more than 1,600 mail artworks. Signed in the print by the Fluxus artist Fletcher Copp. The second page includes the touring college exhibition schedule for the years 1975 and 1976. A nice addition to a Fletcher Copp or mail art collection.
Condition: Good, tri-folded as issued, slight toning, slight soft creasing, and two small tears on second page at folds.
An absurdist form for a form made by Portland artist Don Day, apparently for random distribution. The form includes questions and boxes to be filled out relating to forms, such as “where was the form obtained?” “number of spaces left blank or marked 0, none, n.a., etc.” “agency issuing form,” “ink color” and “is the form pretty?” etc.
A strikingly-designed poster for a unique exhibit at the Bush House Museum in Salem, OR in 1961. After a Dada-inspired Portland exhibit the previous month entitled "Exhibition Syndrome," Jack Eyerly, Director of the Bush House Museum in Salem, OR at the time, produced this "essay exhibition...to introduce and give insights into the historical Dada movement...Objects, reproductions, facsimiles and quotations by Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Kurt Schwitters, Hans Arp, Max Ernst and others caught up in often humorous, always protesting Dada activity of 1916 through 1925 are shown". Many Portland artists.....
A collection of mail art postcards by the artist Sabato Fiorello, who lived and worked in West Hollywood for many years and was a beloved fixture on the LA art scene. The cards feature photographs of the artist dressed as different characters, personas or historical figures. He exhibited at ONE Archives Gallery & Museum, among others. Fiorello died in Escondido, CA in 2017. Cards are numbered and titled on the back i.e. "A Series for 1980 #1,” “The Satin Clown” and include a photo credit, with most photos in the.....
A poster for three Ken Friedman events occuring in Portland, Oregon in September of 1978: Sept. 22 at Northwest Artists Workshop (Critical Issues in Contemporary Art), Sept. 25 at The Earth Tavern (The Sociology of Art), and Sept. 26 at the Portland Art Museum (Fluxus, Intermedia and Concept Art). Friedman established "Fluxus West" in California in 1966 to represent and promote the work of the Fluxus group in the Western United States.
Condition: Very Good, tri-folded.