Ephemera: Exhibition Posters + Flyers
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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.....
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.
Flyer for Oldenburg’s nighttime performances in Los Angeles on December 9 & 10, 1963 in the parking lot of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in which he used cars, ice cubes and a concrete mixer truck. An early and somewhat obscure Oldenburg performance.
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.....
Dale Ott designed exhibition poster commemorating Duane Zaloudek's solo exhibition at the Fountain Gallery in February 1966. This exhibition poster reproduces a work that evidences the organic and sexually abstract forms of Zaloudek's paintings from this early period; a career which in 2015 ArtForum Magazine described as the Paul Jenkins of West Coast abstraction.
Condition: Very Good, additional vertical soft creases on left and right sides when unfolded, light scuffing on postmarked side.
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.
The poster for Rosenquist's "Horizon Home Sweet Home" exhibition that took place from May 16 to June 6, 1970 at Leo Castelli Gallery, New York.
Condition: Good, machine addressed with mailing tab and postage imprint on verso; some slight soft creasing from mailing; two .25" closed tears at left and right edges; folded as issued.
The oversize poster for a 1985/1986 Susan Rothenberg exhibit at the Portland Center for Visual Art. PCVA was an artist-run center for contemporary in Portland, founded in 1971 and operating until 1987, that brought many national yet still emerging artists of the period to the west coast, including Richard Serra, Lynda Benglis, Carl Andre, Sol LeWitt, Meredith Monk, Dan Flavin, Robert Smithson, Bruce Nauman and others. The work appearing on the poster is "Mondrian," 1983, oil on canvas. The poster was printed by Universal Limited Art Editions of West Islip.....
The poster for Richard Serra's exhibiton at the Castelli Warehouse from Dec. 16, 1969-January 10, 1970. Leo Castelli presented a series of 11 shows between 1968-1970 at a warehouse located at 103 W. 108th Street. Exhibits included John Chamberlain, Donald Judd, Keith Sonnier and others.
Condition: Fair, mailing tab still affixed on verso and three 2" closed tears where tab was broken open; additional .5" closed tear at bottom and 1" closed tear at right middle fold; overall soft creasing to poster from being mailed; tears now repaired on verso.....
The flyer for Smithson's February 1-27, 1969 exhibit at Dwan Gallery, New York. One side is printed with the exhibition dates and venue, the other with a sliver of a map running from Mono Lake, California to New York City, the "site" and "nonsite" for the work. Smithson, Michael Heizer and Nancy Holt traveled to Mono Lake in July 1968 and filmed their visit. Holt and Smithson originally planned to edit the footage together, but the film was put aside until 2004 when it was edited by Holt for the.....
The complete set of four exhibition postcards for the Dwan Gallery's highly-influential "Language Shows," beginning with 1967's "Language to be Looked at and/or Things to be Read" curated by Robert Smithson and Sol LeWitt. The Dwan Gallery was among the first to produce exhibits focusing on language, and the 1967 group show brought together works by Duchamp, Smithson, LeWitt, On Kawara, Jasper Johns, Carl Andre, Picabia and Ad Reinhardt, among others. In the book "Words to Be Looked At: Language in 1960s Art" Liz Kotz writes: "The four exhibitions helped.....