Large illustrated single sheet poster (420 x 300 mm. unfolded). [Lund, Sweden]: Beau Geste Press, 1976.
An extremely rare poster issued by Beau Geste Press for an exhibition at the Galerie S:t Petri in Lund, Sweden; one of 500 copies produced. Managed by Felipe Ehrenberg, Martha Hellion, and David Mayor, Beau Geste Press, based in Devon, UK, was active from 1970 to 1976. The press collaborated with numerous artists and authors, all of whom are listed on this poster: Beuys, Carrión, Filliou, Gibbs, Higgins, Hompson, Kostelanetz, Maciunas, Saito, Schneemann, Shiomi, Valoch, etc., etc. For example, two of Ulises Carrión’s bookworks, Looking for poetry/Tras...
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Large illustrated single sheet poster (420 x 300 mm. unfolded). [Lund, Sweden]: Beau Geste Press, 1976.
Color and black & white illus. 8vo, orig. pink pictorial wrappers (upper cover a little dampstained), staple-bound. Neckargemünd: [December 1991].
A scarce bookseller’s catalogue modelled after Hans Richter’s experimental film Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947), and consisting of a section of materials relating to Richter as well as three “dreams.” These “dreams” are devoted to Ian Hamilton Finlay and Paul-Armand Gette; Andre, Brecht, Feldmann, Frampton, Long, Dietrich, Oldenburg, Shiomi, etc.; and Dieter Rot and many publications by Hansjörg Mayer. The catalogue offers 331 items in total.
In very good condition.
Eight folders housed in an archival box (335 x 240 x 55 mm., secured with two elastic bands), containing original & reproduced photographs, maps, sketches, photographs, transcripts, and documents. Paris: La Hune, November 1992.
Boltanski’s rare “archive as artists’ book” stemming from the 1990 “Die Endlichkeit der Freiheit” exhibition [in trans. “The Finiteness of Freedom”] (September 1–October 7) in Berlin. This is one of 100 copies signed and numbered by the artist of a total edition of 120 (20 hors-commerce). For this exhibition, the artist created a memorial installation at Grosse Hamburger Strasse 15 in an empty lot where an apartment building had once stood...
310 black & white illus., on rectos only.  leaves. 8vo (210 x 141 mm.), orig. semi-stiff printed wrappers, perfect-bound. Paris: CNAC, 1974.
First edition, an excellent copy of Boltanski’s fifth inventory, documenting all the earthly possessions of a randomly selected person, this time a resident from Bois-Colombes, a suburb of Paris. This book was published for an exhibition (15 October to 2 December 1974) at the Centre national d’art contemporain. Earlier versions of this piece took place in Baden-Baden, Jerusalem, Oxford, and Copenhagen.
Boltanski explains the intention of this work in the Avant-Propos (in trans.): “The inventory of objects belonging to a woman from Bois-Colombes is...
Illus. throughout (four in color). 39,  p. Small 8vo (151 x 106 mm.), orig. printed stiff wrappers, staple-bound. [From colophon]: La Rochelle: .
A very rare catalogue for an exhibition held 20 November 1987-3 January 1988 at the Maison de la Culture de la Rochelle et du Centre-Ouest. The exhibition consisted of pieces from Boltanski’s earlier work which are pictures taken by Annette Messager, as well as photographs of a 1987 performance of choreography conceived by Boltanski and Dominique Bagouet.
In near fine condition. WorldCat records only one copy in North America.
Print-outs stapled and housed in a stamped manila folder and a yellow folder. New York: 1996 & 1999.
I. In a manila folder stamped with the title and the genres found within, this catalogue is entitled, “8 Sheets / Reference: Catalogues, Documentation, Artists’ Writings, Anthologies.” It was distributed at the 1996 College Art Association Conference.
II. In a yellow office folder, three stapled lists issued in 1999. They cover Lawrence Weiner, Weiner’s posters, and rare exhibition ephemera for other artists. In the other pocket of the folder there is a photocopy of a New York Times write-up of a Weiner exhibition at Bound & Unbound.
Many black & white illus. 43 unnumbered pages. 8vo (180 x 128 mm.), orig. printed semi-stiff pictorial wrappers. Munich: Galerie Heiner Friedrich, 1978.
An uncommon catalogue of 26 Broodthaers editions and multiples. With a check-list at the end with information on edition size, medium, and publisher. Each work is illustrated.
In very good condition, with a few tape marks to the lower cover.
Illus. throughout. 64 unnumbered pages. 4to (202 x 202 mm.), orig. semi-stiff gray wrappers. [From colophon]: Eindhoven: S. Brouwn & van abbemuseum, 1981.
Brouwn’s artist’s book as exhibition catalogue for his show at the Van Abbemuseum. It consists of repeated black lines at identical intervals.
Near fine, printed in an edition of 1000 copies.
Black & white illus. 142 pp. 8vo, orig. semi-stiff printed wrappers. Cologne: .
A rare and early bookseller’s catalogue offering artists’ books. This catalogue was specially prepared for documenta 4. It offers artists’ books by Beuys, Cage, Duchamp, Filliou, Guston, Higgins, Hockney, Kaprow, Naumann [sic.], Oldenburg, Emmett Williams, Rauschenberg, Richter, Ruscha, Vostell, Warhol, etc.
In near fine condition.
Black & white illus. Unpaginated 8vo, pictorial wrappers. Cologne: 1975-76.
A scarce catalogue offering works by or about Andre, Baldessari, Broodthaers, Buren, Darboven, Dibbets, Graham, Haacke, Huebler, Judd, Kaprow, Kosuth, Long, Nannucci, Piper, Roth, Ruscha, Weiner, etc.
Very good copy, slightly worn. Some annotations.
Black & white ads. Unpaginated. 4to (207 x 148 mm.), pictorial wrappers with R. Lichtenstein illus., staple-bound. Cologne: 1970.
An early European bookseller catalogue offering the artists’ books, editions, and exhibition catalogues of or concerning Beuys, Brouwn, Cage, Christo, Duchamp, Flavin, R. Graham, Judd, Knowles, LeWitt, Lichtenstein, Long, Oldenburg, Ono, Rauschenberg, Rot, Ruscha, Warhol, Weiner, etc.
In near fine condition, spine sunned.
Illustrated ads. 184 pp. 8vo (210 x 148 mm.), orig. printed pictorial wrappers (spine a bit worn). Cologne: 1985.
A scarce catalogue of art books, with a fine selection of publications by or on Beuys, Broodthaers, Christo, Dali, Dibbets, Duchamp, Filliou, Haring, Johns, Kippenberger, Nam June Paik, Paolini, Tom Phillips, Arnulf Rainer, Lippard, Richter, Ruppersburg, Schneemann, With further sections on Surrealism and Dada, among others.
Very good copy; upper cover a little worn.
Many black & white illus. Two large folded sheets (299 x 212 mm. folded), unbound. Purmerend: Museum Waterland, .
An uncommon exhibition flyer for a display of bookworks at the Museum Waterland. Co-curated by Carrión and Agius, both included their own works, along with those of François Bouillon, Axel Heibel, Diderick van Kleef, Federico Sanguinetti, Ben Sleeuwenhoek, Ad Gerritsen, J. H. Kocman, Tom Ockerse, Gèza Perneczky, and Pawel Petasz. Several examples of each artist’s work are pictured. All of the works displayed were drawn from Agius and Carrión’s personal collections. This catalogue’s text, written by Alex A. M. de Vries, is in parallel Dutch...
Text illus. Four unnumbered leaves. Printed sheets (297 x 210 mm.), orig. brown wrappers, staple-bound. [From the first page]: Hou, Denmark: Egmont Højskolen, Feb. 1979.
A very scarce exhibition catalogue crafted by Carrión. The artist also curated exhibitions on bookworks, mail art, and rubber stamp books in Emmastad, Curaçao; Warsaw; Amsterdam; Rotterdam; Budapest; Alkmaar; Maastricht; Cambridge, England, etc. The present catalogue, with text in English and Danish, begins with Carrión thanking the artist Niels Lomholt. He then describes the exhibited materials: “Time pressures didn’t allow for a wide research, but I believe that the show includes most if not all the significant...
40 photocopied pages (incl. wrappers), with many illus., stamp on upper wrapper. Small 4to (212 x 155 mm.), orig. pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. N.p.: 1978.
The extremely rare fifth issue of Commonpress, guest-edited by Carrión and devoted to boxing, one of the artist’s life-long passions. Based on floating editorship, this mail art periodical comprised works contributed by fellow artists that were then photocopied. Carrión solicited projects from Klaus Groh, Anna Banana, Bill Gaglione, Pawel Petasz, Robin Crozier, Silva Marcondes, etc. On the inside of the lower wrapper, Carrión writes: “The question now arises: has this anthology Primarily to do with art? Or, has it...
96 unnumbered pages. Thick 8vo (210 x 150 mm.), semi-stiff printed wrappers. Geneva: Editions Héros-Limite, 2005.
The scarce second edition of Carrión’s famous Arguments (1st ed.: 1973, published by the Beau Geste Press). In the Getty Research Institute exhibition catalogue Artists and Their Books, Books and Their Artists (2018), Zanna Gilbert writes (about the first edition): “Carrión humorously interrogates the structure and content of books and the literary devices used by authors and playwrights. The titular exchanges in Arguments are indicated only by the names of the participants, with no reference to the actual content of their disagreements. The distinctly Anglophone names are...
20,  unnumbered pages. 8vo (200 x 130 mm.), printed thick paper wrappers. Madrid: Estampa Ediciones, 1991.
One of Carrión’s rare bookworks, posthumously published by the Other Books and So Archive; from a numbered edition of 300. This work, printed offset, contains a collection of text-based poems by Carrión employing the first three or four letters of the alphabet.
As new. WorldCat records only three copies in North America.
20 blue & red stamped images of boxers. 12 synthetic felt sheets. Small 4to (188 x 190 mm.), staple-bound. [From slip laid-in]: Geneva: Héros-Limite, 1995.
The rare second edition of a famous bookwork by the artist, illustrated with the original rubber stamps used for the 1979 first edition. Carrión was a life-long devotee of boxing and several of his performances and art pieces concerned the sport.
“Mirror Box is printed on synthetic felt with rubber stamps of two boxers facing each other in sequential sparring positions. The soft touch of the page, in contrast to the strong punch of the imagery, makes for a potent...
Black & white illus. throughout.  leaves, printed on rectos only. Small 4to (210 x 152 mm.), orig. pictorial wrappers (spine a trifle soiled). Amsterdam: Cres Publications & Agora Studio, July 1978.
First edition of this scarce bookwork. Cres was a bimonthly publication of which the present book was the “July-Special.” This copy comes with a Cres subscription form laid-in.
“[In Alphabetical Order] consisted of a set of twenty-four black-and-white photographs of a small wooden index card holder with a label saying ‘a-z.’ In each photograph, some of the cards are placed vertically so that they stand out from the others. They are clearly different each...
Five black & white illus. 18 pp. (incl. inside of both wrappers). 8vo (210 x 150 mm.), orig. semi-stiff pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. [From inside of lower wrapper]: Amsterdam: Stichting de Appel, 1984.
The very rare program for Carrión’s film festival celebrating the Mexican movie star Lilia Prado, a famous actor from his childhood. Prado (1928-2006) starred in a number of Mexican films as well as several directed by Luis Buñuel in the 1950s. Carrión organized a festival, screening four of her movies in four Dutch cities in 1984, which was attended by Prado herself. He conceived of this film festival as an “opportunity [for viewers]...
Many illus in the text. Four unnumbered leaves. Small folio (298 x 210), orig. printed wrappers, staple-bound. Amsterdam: U. Carrión, 1981.
Very rare lecture notes serving as the explanation for a piece of performance art created by Carrión to examine informal modes of communication. The artist, with the help of friends, spread gossip about himself around Amsterdam. This piece also entailed a lecture and a video recapitulating the results of this experiment-cum-artwork. The text of this work is printed in parallel Dutch and English texts. Each step of the performance is explained, and definitions, accompanied by diagrams, of gossip, scandal, rumor, etc....
Ten black & white illus.; text printed in red. 12 pp. Folio (311 x 230 mm.), unbound folded sheets, as issued. [Alkmaar & Amsterdam: 1978].
An uncommon exhibition catalogue of a show curated by Carrión, held at the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar in October 1978. From the curator’s essay: “This exhibition tries to show the contact points, the relationships, between artists’ bookworks and Mail Art. Both forms are contemporary (they belong more or less to the last two decades) and influence and enrich each other.”
Carrión’s essay (in parallel Dutch and English texts) is interspersed with images showing mail art by Regina Silveira, Donald Burgy, Henryk...
47 pp. Small 4to (210 x 158 mm.), orig. black wrappers (upper corner creased), staple-bound. [London]: Nigel Greenwood Inc. Ltd., 1972.
First edition of this seminal exhibition catalogue, which features the first English translation of Celant’s essay on artists’ books, as well as an important list of nearly 300 then-unheralded artists’ books. Originally published in the first issue of the Italian magazine Data (Sept. 1971),the essay is recognized as one of the earliest in-depth examinations of the book form and its bearing within Conceptual art. Celant (b. 1940), the art historian and critic, organized several Arte Povera exhibitions in Italy in the 1960s and...
Many illus. in black & white. 240 pp. Small 4to (228 x 209 mm.), semi-stiff pictorial wrappers (extremities a trifle worn). New York: Praeger, 1969.
First edition (an edition was published in Britain simultaneously) of this important anthology presenting the works of 35 American and European artists, accompanied by their artists’ statements; stapled to page 204 is an autograph postcard from Andre, dated 23 July 1976, in which he mentions a “terrible fight” with Donald Judd. Celant (b. 1940), the influential art critic and curator, coined “Arte Povera” in 1967 and frequently discussed this movement as well as artists’ books in his writings. This was...