Ephemera: Books on Books
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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.....
A flyer from Dick Higgins' Printed Editions advertising the release of Alison Knowles' book "Natural Assemblages and the True Crow," described as a "nature book (that) combines my own and other peoples' observations of specific behavior patterns in plants and animals." Knowles was married to Higgins in 1960 - they divorced in 1970, but remarried in 1984.
Condition: Very Good+, tri-folded as issued.
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.....