Ephemera: Exhibition Posters + Flyers
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The postcard for Dick Higgins' exhibition "Books and Publications, A Retrospective" at Franklin Furnace in March of 1979. With a reproduction of Higgins' artwork "Snowflake: On Turning Forty" on the front fo the card. Franklin Furnace was founded in 1976 by Martha Wilson "to champion ephemeral forms neglected by mainstream arts institutions". It began as an artists' books store, and when Printed Matter opened up a few blocks away, through a mutual agreement, Printed Matter became an artists' books store and Franklin Furnace became an artists' books archive. It now.....
The exhibition poster for George Johanson's 1967 exhibit at the Portland Art Museum featuring paintings and etchings from his sabbatical year in London in 1966. With a short essay by Rachael Griffin, work list and photos, and chronology on the verso. Graphic design by Douglas Lynch.
Condition: Very Good, folded as issued; toning/sunning at edges and along folds.
Poster from the first show of collages by Ray Johnson in Chicago at the Richard Feigen Gallery, and his third solo exhibition, according to the Ray Johnson Estate. Exhibition dates were October 19-November 19, 1966.
Condition: Very Good, folded as issued, slight creasing along edges and at corners.
The folded flyer/catalog for Craig Kauffman's exhibitions held at the Pasadena Art Museum in January-March 1970, which also traveled to the University of California Irvine in March-April, 1970. Kauffman was part of the original stable of artists at LA's legendary Ferus Gallery. The flyer features five panels printed on both sides, with a text by Kauffman, an exhibition checklist, and 6 color reproductions of the sprayed acrylic laquer on vaccum-formed plexiglas works (dated between 1965-1969) that he was known for. Unfolds to 37.5"
Condition: Very Good, some toning at edges.....
A full-page advertisement cleanly cut from a magazine, most likely Art in America, for Edward Keinholz's installation "The Beanery" at the Dwan Gallery New York (1965) and the Dwan Gallery Los Angeles (1966) where the entire interior of the LA bar Barney's Beanery was re-created by Kienholz at 2/3 size.
An announcement for an exhibition of works made during Krasner's "umber series" which were paintings she made at night and after the death of both her mother and her husband, Jackson Pollock. This tri-fold exhibition announcement includes a tipped-in color postcard of an untitled Krasner painting from 1959. A list of works included in the show is printed on one of the flaps. Postmarked.
Condition: Good, folded as issued; some soft creasing mostly adjacent to the folds; slight creasing to postcard, slight dogears to corners.
Poster for a Stanley Landsman (1930-1984) exhibit at Feigen/Palmer Gallery, Los Angeles, November 5-29, 1965. Known primarily as a sculptor working in light and glass, and for his environment Infinity Chamber for the Automation House (1970), this early exhibit was a show of paintings. Landsman said in 1968: "it was a painting show of black and white paintings actually...the early black and white paintings prior to getting into plastics, prior to getting into mirror. They were all flat figurative paintings...Liquidtex...they were right after I turned off color and decided to.....
The poster for the Portland premiere of Spike Lee's 1992 film "Malcolm X" on November 17, 1992. The premiere was a benefit for the Urban League of Portland and was sponsored by Nike, Inc. Phyllis Yvonne Stickney of the film was in attendance, as was Ruby Dee, who appeared in Lee's "Do the Right Thing". The film starred Denzel Washington as Malcolm X. Printed on heavier, glossy paper stock. Poster design by Mike King.
Condition: Like New.
Steven Leiber's bookseller's poster/catalog No. 51, released for the 2010 NY Art Book Fair, mimicking the design for Experiments in Art & Technology's "9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering" from 1966. Leiber, a Bay Area dealer who championed artists' ephemera, produced famous catalogs that smartly payed homage via appropriation to moments, works or artists in contemporary art history such as Ruscha, Fluxus, Dada, conceptual art and other genres. The back side of the poster lists and documents 105 offerings for the fair (with prices) including works and artists' books/ephemera by Twombly.....
A clevery-produced flyer for Sven Lukin's May 19-June 13, 1964 exhibition at Pace Gallery, New York, showing the building's elevator buttons and "Lukin" as the destination on the 3rd Floor. The Latvian born Lukin arrived in New York in 1958, and was one of five painters included in "The Shaped Canvas" exhibit at the Guggenheim museum in 1964. His work in the '60s was a hybrid of painting and sculpture with a minimalist aesthetic, yet usually in brillant color combinations of teal, yellow, green, orange or pink. His works are.....
A poster as artwork, or a conceptual piece by George Miller documenting his experience around the Weather Underground bomb explosion at 18 West 11th in New York on March 6, 1970. The poster reads "George Miller, 18 West 11th Street, March 15-May 15, 1970, New York City" and includes a photograph of the destroyed townhouse at that address, which was exploded when a bomb being constructed in the basement by members of the Weather Underground detonated. Three members of the Underground died in the blast. Miller was in New York.....
The oversize poster for Charlotte Moorman's 9th New York Avant Garde Festival 1972, taking place in New York City, Albany and "hopefully" Poughkeepsie, with some events taking place as as "A Riverboat Show Aboard the Alexander Hamilton," a passenger steamboat that travelled the Hudson River between New York, Albany and Poughkeepsie. The poster lists dozens of artists and performances including Eleanor Antin, Ay-o, John Cage, Dick Higgins, Carolee Schnemann, Allan Kaprow (mispelled "Allen" on the poster), Christo, Jean Dupuy, Allen Ginsberg, Yoko Ono, Otto Piene, Judith Scott, plus many, many.....
An announcement card for a publication party for "The Poets of the New York School" on December 8, 1969 at Gotham Book Mart. The book was published by the University of Pennsylvania and distributed by the Gotham Book Mart. The event was a chance to meet the poets and artists featured in the book which included John Ashberry, Barbara Guest, Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Koch, Fairfield Porter, Joe Brainard, Alex Katz and Robert Goodnough, among many others. Gotham Book Mart, now closed, was a legendary bookstore, writers' center, and literary salon.....
This important solo exhibition of Nevelson's works at the Martha Jackson Gallery (Oct-Nov 1959) included some of her first large-scale assemblages. The works that nearly encased the gallery were illuminated in light designed by Schuyler Watts. This exhibition has been the subject of numerous critical writings on the artist's career and oeuvre.
Condition: Fine, folded as issued.
Exhibition announcement for Carl Morris' solo show at the Fountain Gallery in Portland, Oregon from September 16-October 12, 1965. Carl Morris is one of the Northwest's most well-known painters/printmakers of the period between 1930-70. Morris was a WPA artist and good friends with artists working in the Northwest such as Mark Tobey and Clyfford Still. The Fountain Gallery was THE premier gallery of Portland, Oregon in the 1960s. This exhibition document brings together two key players within Northwest art history and is an important addition to a collection focused on.....
Exhibition poster published by the Fountain Gallery of Portland, Oregon in 1964 in connection with Richard Davis' solo show. The Fountain Gallery was known at THE gallery in Portland in the 1960's and launched the career of many of the most well-known Northwest artists of that period. The poster was designed by Dale Ott.
Condition: Fine, folded as issued on brown kraft paper, no postal markings or address block.
An exhibition flyer/catalog on glossy paper for an Eduardo Paolozzi show at Betty Parsons Gallery in New York from April 23 - May 12, 1962. Paolozzi, known for his "man-machine" works in a variety of mediums, exhibited 17 smaller sculptures in this show, the largest 36 inches in height and all produced between 1948 and 1961. The interior of the flyer lists the work titles, year, medium and dimensions.
Condition: Very Good+, tiny bump to top right corner; faint soft creasing along right edge; folded as issued.
Poster for Rauschenberg's exhibition of lithographic prints at the Douglas Gallery, Vancouver BC, July 15-31, 1967. This was the Rauschenberg's first exhibition in Canada, and his first time traveling to the country for an exhibit. Kenneth Tyler, the Director of Gemini G.E.L., called Booster "the largest and finest print ever made." Poster design by J. Dale. Also included is a one-page news release on Douglas Gallery letterhead announcing the exhibit.
Condition: Fine, very slight foxing at top (almost imperceptible), two tiny pinholes at top left and right.
The scarce "Western Union Telegram" exhibition poster for Rauschenberg's first solo show in California, which featured his "Combines". The exhibition took place in March 1962 at the Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, at its first location on Broxton Avenue.
Condition: Very Good, faint additional vertical soft creases; slight toning on verso not visible on front of poster; folded as issued.