double-page full-bleed illus. Unpaginated. 4to, orig. printed softcover, orig. translucent printed dust-jacket, title on spine, perfect-bound. Frankfurt am Main: Revolver, 2002.
A signed copy of Jonathan Monk’s homage to Ed Ruscha’s Every Building on the Sunset Strip (1st ed.: 1966). Monk photographed the intersections which Ruscha skipped. The artist has engaged with Ruscha’s work on several occasions including a video work on Monk’s large and growing collection of Crackers, which highlights their varied defects and imperfections to contemplate the artist as collector. The artist lived in Los Angeles from 1997 to 1999, during which he took the present photographs...
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 double-page full-bleed illus. Unpaginated. 4to, orig. printed softcover, orig. translucent printed dust-jacket, title on spine, perfect-bound. Frankfurt am Main: Revolver, 2002.
A4 flyer, black & white illus. on recto, details to verso. Düsseldorf: Konrad Fischer, 1967.
Flyer for Posenenske’s debut exhibition at Konrad Fischer’s newly established gallery, Fischer paired this show with one for Hanne Darboven (1941-2009) at his Neubrückstrasse address. Both began on 5 December. The recto reproduces a contact sheet of photographs of her work.
“Fischer’s second exhibition was dedicated to two women artists from Europe: Hanne Darboven…presented her Konstruktionen (Constructions, 1966-67), comprising approximately 120 drawings in pencil and ink on blue graph paper, while Posenenske monopolized most of the narrow space with a combination of four-sided cardboard ducts...
Facsimile ms. throughout.  pp. Oblong 8vo, printed stiff boards, cloth over spine. Amsterdam: In-Out Productions, 1974.
Scarce artist’s book, edition of 150 hand-numbered copies. From the text: “This is another book about Leonardo da Vinci. While I was staying in his native town in August 1973, I asked the people of Vinci to write down for me ‘Leonardo da Vinci’. We have made this book together.”
Near fine. We locate two examples in North America.
Black & white illus.  p.l., 179 pp. & Notes. 8vo, pictorial softcover, title on spine. Berkeley: Third Woman Press, 1995.
First printing of the Third Woman Press re-publication of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee; the first edition was published by Tanam Press in 1982.
“Published in 1982 by the now defunct Tanam Press, Dictee is about mothers and martyrs, revolutionaries and uprisings. Divided into nine chapters named after the Greek muses, Dictee documents the violence of Korean history through the personal stories of Cha’s mother and the seventeen-year-old martyr Yu Guan Soon, who led the protest against the...
Many black & white illus. 5 p.l., 179 pp. & Notes. 8vo, crimson pictorial softcover, title on spine. New York: Tanam Press, 1983.
First edition, second printing (1st printing: 1982) of Cha’s Dictee. “Published in 1982 by the now defunct Tanam Press, Dictee is about mothers and martyrs, revolutionaries and uprisings. Divided into nine chapters named after the Greek muses, Dictee documents the violence of Korean history through the personal stories of Cha’s mother and the seventeen-year-old martyr Yu Guan Soon, who led the protest against the Japanese occupation of Korea and then died from being tortured by Japanese soldiers...
Color illus. throughout. , 100,  pp. Small 4to, printed wrappers, staple-bound. Milan: Humboldt Books, 2016.
Signed copy of this book recording 100 early works in Jonathan Monk’s Restaurant Drawings, with an essay by curator Luca Cerizza (in English & Italian). The series began with Monk’s two-year stay in Rome. He recreated famous modern and contemporary artworks by artists such as Warhol, Cattelan, LeWitt, Judd, Kippenberger, Noland, Prince, Ruscha, Kruger, Wool, Koons, Hirst, Buren, Gilbert & George, etc., on restaurant receipts. Monk then took a picture and uploaded it to Instagram, where the first person to comment could buy the...
Color illus. throughout. 246 pp. & colophon leaf. Large 4to, pictorial softcover, title on spine. Paris: Musée de la Poste, 1993.
Uncommon mail art exhibition catalogue, with a focus on stamps crafted by artists. It contains numerous color reproductions of stamps by Anna Banana, Vittore Baroni, Guy Bleus, Carl T. Chew, Ko de Jonge, H. R. Fricker, Gyorgy Galantai, John Held Jr., Jean-Noel Laszlo, Juergen O. Olbrich, Clemente Padin, Pawel Petasz, Carlo Pittore, Guenther Ruch, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, etc.
With texts by Laszlo (including an interview with Galantai and K. Friedman), Peter Frank, James Warren Felter, Edvin Van Riper Varney...
Many black & white illus. 45,  pp., & ads. Oblong 4to, printed covers, plastic spiral-bound. Paris: 1970.
A very rare exhibition catalogue, organized by the young curators and art historians Jean-Marc Poinsot (b. 1948) and Alfred Pacquement (b. 1948) on political art addressing racism in its many deleterious forms. WorldCat records two copies in France and one in the United States. There are short prefaces by the curators and a lengthy analysis by Poinsot (“Lecture possible”) of the artists and their work. According to the Archives de la critique d’art page for Poinsot, this was his first-ever contribution to...
Several diagrams and manipulations of the text. 2 p.l., 420 leaves (printed on rectos only) & colophon. 8vo (173 x 120 mm.), orig. white cloth over boards, red embossed title on upper cover & spine (extremities a trifle worn). N.p.: A. R. Penck & Michael Werner, 1976.
First edition, a rare artist’s book by A. R. Penck (1939-2017). Penck (a.k.a. Ralf Winkler) created several artist’s books in the 1970s. The present publication is based on an enigmatic manuscript composed by the artist; it was type-set by Ilka Schellenburg. A sampling of Penck’s statements and entreaties: “I am 2 books”; “I...
Black & white illus. throughout. Unpaginated. Small 8vo, pictorial softcover, title on spine. Zürich: JRP Ringier, 2009.
Artist’s book published for Monk’s curated exhibition Richard Prince and the Revolution (25 June-10 September 2009) at ProjecteSD in Barcelona.
From the publisher’s description: “Monk’s new book ‘Studio Visit’ takes as its starting point a number of Richard Prince’s publications. Visually similar to those iconic artist's book of the 1990s, this publication is also very different from them in many other ways. Jonathan Monk opens the door to his secret studio. For many years Monk has been considered an exemplary post-studio artist, working...
Illus. throughout.  printed sheets, orig. craft paper wrappers, staple-bound. Hou, Denmark: Egmont Højskolen, Feb. 1979.
A scarce exhibition catalogue dedicated to books with rubber-stamped illustrations, curated by Ulises Carrión (1941-89). His introduction is printed in Danish and English: “Time pressures didn’t allow for a wide research, but I believe that the show includes most if not all the significant artists in this field. Some available catalogues and anthologies have been included because they possess a reasonable coherence in character, theme, or intentions. These criteria, rather than dictionary definitions, were also applied when deciding what was to be considered as...
Black & white illus.  pp. Single folded sheet. Milan: Galleria Schwarz, 1964.
The gallery’s exhibition brochure announcing the publication of Marcel Duchamp: Ready-Mades, etc. (1913-1964), with parallel Italian, French, and English text. It also lists ready-mades and sculptures available exclusively at the gallery in only eight copies, such as Roue de Bicyclette (1913), Fountain (1917), Air de Paris (1919), etc.
In fine condition. We locate two examples of this brochure in North America.
10 black & white illus.  pp. & ads. 12mo, orange printed wrappers, staple-bound. Paris: Bernheim-Jeune, 1913.
Scarce Bonnard (1867-1947) exhibition catalogue published by Galerie Bernheim-Jeune. The pictures in the show were executed in 1912 and 1913 and, with the exception of one, were being displayed to the public for the first time. Curiously the illustrations in the catalogue depict Bonnard sketches, which according to the catalogue text “have no connection with the [listed] paintings.”
Near fine; minuscule ink(?) splotches.
Color illus. throughout.  leaves. Small folio, semi-stiff pictorial wrappers, stitched. Neuchâtel, Switzerland: Centre d’art Neuchâtel, 2018.
Very rare Jonathan Monk (b. 1969) exhibition catalogue; unrecorded on WorldCat. The artist’s first show under this name was held in May-July 1997, the second occurred March-May 2015, both taking place at the Centre. The catalogue consists of photographs from both exhibits on facing pages.
Many illus. 48 pp. Small 8vo, pictorial semi-stiff wrappers, title on spine. Glasgow: Tramway Visual Arts; FRAC des Pays de la Loire: Nantes, .
Scarce and early publication on the artist Jonathan Monk (b. 1969). With contributions (in English and French) by Judith Findlay and David Perreau, and an entertaining interview between Douglas Gordon and Monk.
Many full-bleed black & white illus. throughout. 260 pp. (incl. wrappers). 12mo (160 x 117 mm.), orig. printed semi-stiff wrappers, pictorial flaps, perfect-bound. Paris: C. Daviet-Thery, September 2011.
An exhibition catalogue mostly unrelated to the exhibition for which it was published. This volume originates from Christoph Schifferli’s show Books on Books (2009) which he curated at the invitation of gallerist Christophe Daviet-Thery. He displayed 26 artists’ books that concern books and their representation. Daviet-Thery then commissioned book designer Saint-Loubert Bié to create the show’s catalogue. The designer invited artists Yann Sérandour and Jonathan Monk for a conversation about 12 artists’...
Color illus.  pp. & colophon. Small 8vo, printed softcover, title on spine. [Gussago, Italy]: Tonini Editore, 2022.
Signed copy, the fourth installment in the editor’s Autobiography series. Jonathan Monk (b. 1969) presents images of his large (and growing) collection of 46 copies of Ed Ruscha’s artist’s book Crackers.
As new, edition of 500 copies. Monk has signed on the verso of the colophon leaf. WorldCat records no copy in the United States (as of September 2023)