Ephemera: Exhibition Posters + Flyers
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Announcement for a planned Black Art & Fashion Show at Wadleigh Junior High School (P.S. 88) on May 3, 1969. As noted in the flyer, this show along with other similar events was planned to unite the local black community and help younger African American students develop their talents.
Condition: Good-, two half-ring coffee stains at top of page; faint soft creasing along top edge; smudging to printing at center; stamped "May 7 1969" at bottom of flyer.
June 5-30, 1962 exhibition poster for the showing at Martha Jackson Gallery of Alex Katz's stage set used in a Kenneth Koch play. The set came about in an example of New York School collaboration. Koch, inspired by Larry Rivers' painting, George Washington Crossing the Delaware, wrote a one-act play of the same name. After seeing an Alex Katz exhibition of figures made of canvas and wood, Koch asked Katz to create the set for his play, which was later installed for viewing at Martha Jackson's gallery.
Condition: Very Good+.....
A poster for the Factory-authorized fake lecture series of Western colleges, organized by the (unwitting) American Program Bureau, where Allen Midgette, a young actor and part of the Factory family, toured to colleges and appeared as Warhol giving lectures wearing a white wig. This lecture was Oct. 4, 1967 at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. At least four lectures took place before the ruse was discovered – two in Oregon, one in Montana and one in Utah. A few months later, Midgette appeared in Warhol’s film "Lonesome Cowboys". A very.....
A folded exhibition announcement/catalog plus invitation for Arman at the Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles in 1962. The announcement features an image of Arman's Alarm Clocks (Reveils), an assemblage of alarm clocks placed in a painted wooden box. The interior of the flyer lists the works included in the exhibition as well as a statement (in French) from Pierre Restany. Also included is a uniquely printed, black on clear mylar invitation to the preview opening on May 6, 1962. Arman is known for his sculptural accumulations and deconstructions/recompositions of mass-produced objects.....
The exhibition poster for a sculpture exhibit by Robert Duran at Bykert Gallery from October 5-30, 1968. On brownkraft paper with red-orange ink. Robert (Bob) Duran was active in California and New York and known for his work as an Abstract Expressionist painter. The Bykert Gallery exhibited artists such as Brice Marden, Chuck Close, David Novros, Joe Zucker, Bill Bollinger and others from the mid-'60s to the mid-'70s.
Condition: Very Good; folded as issued; additional soft crease across middle.
An original exhibition poster for Alberto Burri's February 1960 exhibition at the Martha Jackson Gallery. This color offset poster pictures a detail image from a welded steel sheet metal piece. This exhibition occurred during a momentous time in the artist's career; in 1959 he won the Premio dell’Ariete in Milan and the UNESCO Prize at the São Paulo Biennial. In 1960, Burri was awarded third prize at the Carnegie International and his work was shown at the Venice Biennale that same year, where he was awarded the Critics’ Prize.
An oversize poster for a Carlo Scarpa exhibition at the Querini Stampalia Foundation in Venice from June 30-October 14, 1984 and sponsored by the City of Venice Department of Culture. Scarpa was commissioned in the early 1960s to restore parts of the Stampalia Foundation's historic 1868 building including interior, exterior and garden elements. The dates at the top of the poster refer to the year of birth (1906) and death (1978) of Scarpa. Carlo Scarpa was an Italian architect influenced by Venetian and Japanese architecture and known for a combintation.....
The announcement flyer for the final exhibition at the Dwan Gallery, New York in June of 1971. Artists included Andre, De Maria, Heizer, Ryman, Flavin, LeWitt, Smithson and Sandback, among others.
Condition: Good, dogears to two corners including one having an 1/8" tear/chip, slight toning to cardstock at left side.
The flyer for the February 7 to March 4, 1967 group exhibition at the Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, bringing artists from the New York outpost of the Dwan Gallery to the Los Angeles location. Artists in the exhibit included Sol LeWitt, Arakawa, Anastasi, Robert Smithson, Kenneth Snelson, Michael Steiner, Richard Baringer and Tom Doyle.
Condition: Near Fine, faint soft creasing at edges.
An exhibition flyer on heavy cardstock for an October, 1960 Dwan Gallery Los Angeles group show including Jackson Pollock, Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Robert Goodnough, Grace Hartigan, Larry Rivers and Paul Jenkins, among others. The exhibition featured a survey of notable abstract expressionist painters based in New York. The tri-fold flyer opens to list the names of each artist included in the exhibition.
Condition: Very Good+, minor rubbing to edge folds.
An "operations and information" newsletter published by E.A.T. (Experiments in Art & Technology) in November of 1968.E.A.T. was co-founded in 1966 by engineers Billy Klüver and Fred Waldhauer and artists Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Whitman, growing out of the 10-day festival of experimental performances 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering held at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York in the fall of 1966. A program of Technical Services was established to assist artists by matching them with engineers and scientists. E.A.T. saw itself as a catalyst for integrating new technology.....
A circa 1968 form used by E.A.T. (Experiments in Art & Technology) allowing scientists and engineers to apply for membership, either as an associate or participating member.E.A.T. was co-founded in 1966 by engineers Billy Klüver and Fred Waldhauer and artists Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Whitman, growing out of the 10-day festival of experimental performances 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering held at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York in the fall of 1966. A program of Technical Services was established to assist artists by matching them with engineers and scientists.....
Diecut exhibition invite tri-folded as issued and mailed (no postmarked date). Published in connection with Allen Carter exhibition at the Renshaw Gallery at Linfield College, April 5-25.
Condition: Fine, 1 cm tear on middle left and a very slight crease in center that runs half way down the document.
The opening of Arlene Schnitzer's Fountain Gallery in 1961 was a pivotal moment in Portland's art history, and its influence still resonates today. This flyer, designed by Dale Ott, advertises a group show for the gallery's one-year anniversary with 32 noteworthy Northwest artists including Mark Tobey, Carl and Hilda Morris, Louis Bunce, Robert Colescott and Michele Russo. Postmarked and with handwritten mailing label on verso, remnants of a gold circular mailing tab seal.
Condition: Near Fine, folded twice as issued.
Two-piece set of invitations to the grand opening of Arlene Schnitzer's Fountain Gallery of Art in the Skidmore Fountain section of Portland. The first piece is an invitation to a champagne party on November 28, 1961, the eve of the Gallery's opening. The second is an invitation to the preview the following day. The Gallery officially opened on December 4 with a show including Kenneth Callahan, Carl and Hilda Morris, Michele Russo, Sally Haley, Robert Colescott and others.
Condition: Near Fine.
Mimeographed flyer for illustrated lecture entitled: Portrait of the Artist As a Man presented by Henry Augustine Tate. Gotham Book Mart, now closed, was a legendary bookstore, writers' center, and literary salon. The James Joyce Society meetings were an important aspect of this bookstore's programing and its usual meeting place. The Society was founded in 1947, and is devoted to the life and works of the Irish author. The first member of the Society was T.S. Eliot.
Condition: Very Good, folded once in half.
An exhibition flyer for Karel Appel's exhibition held at Martha Jackson Gallery from October 25-November 19, 1960. Martha Jackson Gallery presented Appel's first exhibition in the United States in 1954. Plus a concurrent exhibition flyer, featuring lithographs by Appel, for the inaugural show at David Anderson Gallery next door (Anderson was Martha Jackson's son). The David Anderson Gallery was dedicated solely to exhibiting prints.
Condition: Martha Jackson flyer: Very Good, folded as issued; minor bump to bottom right corner. Anderson Gallery flyer: Fine.
Ace Gallery exhibition flyer for Keith Sonnier's 1973 exhibition. The document includes a floor plan of the gallery and a short list of works including "amplified long and short wave radio receivers" and "32 air tracks" which is in keeping with Sonnier's sound based installations and performances. Sonnier is known for his radical and new use of materials, unbridling sculpture from its past, neon and sound based installations. Postmarked.
Condition: Good, creasing along top of the mailer.
Newsprint brochure from La Mamelle, an artist-run organization interested in experimental art and active in the Bay Area from 1975-1995. The organization presented exhibitions, provided space for events, music and other performances, exhibited video art, produced various zines and publications, and also maintained an archive of contemporary works. This brochure is one sheet printed on both sides. Folded, it provides four pages of information including a membership form, an order blank and a list of select projects. Opened up, it is a poster of the San Francisco building that housed.....
Press release for the 1968 LACMA exhibit Late Fifties at the Ferus, which documented “for the first time in a museum presentation the beginnings – the birth and growth of what is now the contemporary art scene in Los Angeles”. Also included is a press release for H.C. Westermann’s LACMA Retrospective of 1968, which included 49 major works.
Condition: Fine, folded as issued, slight toning to top of first page and some small chips to top edge of page 2.
The exhibition poster for a show of Leger's late color lithographs at the Feigen/Palmer Gallery in Los Angeles in September/October of 1966.
Condition: Very Good, folded as issued; faint additional soft creases at leftside top and lower folds; hand-addressed on verso with mailing tab and postage imprint.
Exhibition flyer for Lousie Nevelson's April/May 1961 exhibition at Martha Jackson Gallery in New York in which Nevelson exhibited a series of golden "walls" and circular and semicircular disks that hung from the ceiling. Named "The Royal Tides" exhibition, the works included in this 1961 show became the foundation of the Royal Tides works exhibited by Nevelson in the 1962 Venice Biennale.
Condition: Very Good+, tiny pinholes in four corners barely visible against black printing: folded as issued across center.
An exhibition flyer for a Lucus Samaras exhibition at the Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles in November of 1964. No text is included on the flyer, front or back - just an image of Samaras printed in metallic gold and green with red dots. The artist worked in painting, sculpture, and performance art, and later in his career began experimenting with photography. An early Samaras exhibition flyer.
Condition: Good, some creasing/wrinkling to the the top and at edges of the thin flyer paper; some surface dimples.