Ephemera: Exhibition Posters + Flyers
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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.....
The exhibition flyer for the Tàpies exhibit at Martha Jackson Gallery from March 15-April 8, 1961. The word "opening," which appears before the date on the flyer, has been redacted with a black pen, closely matching the black background, possibly because the opening was cancelled.
Condition: Very Good, minor loss of black printing along edges of top left corner and bottom; one word blacked out with marker (as noted above); folded as issued.
A circa 1967 fold-out brochure soliciting charter members for the renovation and new buildings of the Pasadena Art Museum (now the Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena), which opened in November of 1969. The Pasadena Art Museum has played an important role in the history of post-war art, and California art in particular. Walter Hopps, who formed L.A.'s famous Ferus Gallery with Edward Kienholz, was the Director from 1964-1967 and organized the first American retrospective of Marcel Duchamp there in 1963. Includes three items: a fold-out brochure showing architectural.....
The iconic Castelli Gallery poster for Andy Warhol's January 1982 exhibit, with the photograph taken by Hans Namuth of Warhol in front of a Renaissance painting. Namuth is also known as the photographer who made the famous film of Jackson Pollock creating a drip painting by filming from underneath while Pollock painted from above on a piece of glass.
Condition: Very Good, folded as issued, some print loss along horizontal fold.
The poster for Neil Williams first major West Coast solo exhibition at the Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles in 1966. Williams began his career as a minimalist painter and was included in the Guggenheim's "Shaped Canvas" show in 1964. He taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and spent time in Sagaponack, NY where he shared a studio with Frank Stella. Known as an "artist's artist" his work is the personal collections of his artist peers including Donald Judd, John Chamberlain, Mark di Suvero, Larry Poons, and Frank.....
The exhibition poster for Jack Youngerman at the Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, from Nov. 27-Dec. 16, 1961. The exhibition was his third show with the gallery and his fourth solo exhibition. Youngerman was included in MoMA's important "Sixteen Americans" exhibit in 1959, along with Rauschenberg's Combines and Jasper Johns' flags and targets. Poster printed in France by the famous Mourlot print shop of Paris.
Condition: Good, folded as issued; staple holes and pinholes in 4 corners; 4 pinholes at center top; a .75" inch closed tear at upper left;.....
The catalog from David Zack’s first solo exhibition (and one of very few solo exhibitions for Zack), which took place at John Armleder’s important Ecart gallery and performance space in Geneva in May/June of 1974. The catalog is a work of correspondence art (issued over a year later in December of 1975) with photocopied drawings, including mailing addresses plus writings by Zack and others, Ray Johnson among them. Zack was a prolific and central, if underappreciated, figure in mail art, and had connections to, and at various times lived in.....