Black & white illus. throughout.  leaves. 12mo, printed wrappers. New York & Berlin: 1976.
One of 1000 copies printed. A profusely illustrated catalogue for the exhibition organized by René Block at his SoHo gallery for the three artists. Each artist with many pictures of their work, short essay, and exhibition history.
❧ M. Babias, B. Eusterschulte, & S. Rollig, eds., René Block, Ich kenne kein Weekend. Ausstellungsprojekte, Texte und Dokumente seit 1964 (2015), p. 471.
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Black & white illus. throughout.  leaves. 12mo, printed wrappers. New York & Berlin: 1976.
Black & white illus. throughout.  leaves. 12mo, beige printed wrappers. Berlin: 1968.
Scarce René Block exhibition catalogue. The exhibition unfolded in two parts, in the United States (“Minimal Art,” 7-30 June) and Germany (“Neue Monumente,” 20 July-16 August). The German leg took place at Block's Berlin gallery, we have not been able to ascertain the American location. It’s possible that two versions of the catalogue were published, our copy does not match the one pictured in René Block, Ich kenne kein Weekend.
Our catalogue pictures work by Andre, Bollinger, Buthe, Darboven, Judd, Kuehn, Laing, LeWitt, Morris, Palermo, Posenenske, and...
Single sheet, printed on recto only, horizontal & vertical folds. Amsterdam: 1977.
Rare Other Books and So flyer for the British painter and photographer Richard Hartwell’s (b. 1946) exhibition. Carrión opened Other Books and So in April 1975 and immediately began to host exhibitions and performances by a vast array of artists and publishers, such as Jiri Valoch, Raul Marroquin, Klaus Groh, Maurizio Nannucci, Dick Higgins, Guy Schraenen, Richard Kostelanetz, Jackson Mac Low, Steve McCaffery, Allan Kaprow, Tom Ockerse, Takako Saito, Mirtha Dermisache, Bernard Villers, Bill Gaglione, Anna Banana, etc.
Fine. From the collection of Tjeerd Deelstra (b. 1937), the...
24 pp. 8vo (212 x 135 mm.), orig. green printed wrappers, stitched as issued. Autun: Dejussieu & L. Villedey, 1856.
Scarce critical essay on Ingres’s painting Le Martyre de saint Symphorien, which has been housed in the Cathédrale Saint-Lazare d’Autun since 1834. The painting was originally ordered by Roch-Etienne de Vichy, the bishop of Autun, in 1824. Ingres finally completed it in 1834 and selected it for that year’s Salon, where it was received negatively, leading to Ingres never again participating in the event. The anonymous author of this critique provides the historical context for the picture and meticulously describes...
34 pp. 8vo (215 x 136 mm.), orig. pictorial wrappers (corners a trifle worn), staple-bound. [Paris]: Editions des Musées Nationaux, 1951.
The updated French edition of this scarce museum catalogue. The Jeu de Paume was opened in 1947 for the exhibition of Impressionist artworks. Its earliest shows were organized by René Huyghe (1906-97), paintings curator at the Louvre, and one of the figures responsible for the safeguarding of France’s artistic treasures during the German occupation. Huyghe’s assistant curator, Jean Leymarie (1919-2006), edited the present catalogue. It proceeds room by room, updating earlier versions of the catalogue with the new arrangement...
Details on recto, verso blank. Printed card. New York: John Weber Gallery, 1972.
Scarce and early exhibition ephemera distributed by John Weber Gallery. Shortly after the closure of Virginia Dwan’s New York gallery on West 57th Street where he was director, Weber opened his own space at 420 West Broadway in September 1971. Many of Dwan’s artists joined Weber’s new gallery and several were part of the present exhibition.
In excellent condition.
Single sheet, printed on recto only, two black & white illus., horizontal & vertical folds. Amsterdam: 1977.
Rare Other Books and So flyer for an Allan Kaprow (1927-2006) exhibition. The items displayed were supplied by Barbara Moore and Jon Hendricks’s dealership Backworks. The flyer bears two slightly unsettling found images from a medical textbook. The present show was one of several held concurrently early on at the bookstore’s new premises at Herengracht 259. Tom Ockerse’s exhibition had the same dates.
Fine. From the collection of Tjeerd Deelstra (b. 1937), the collector and Fluxus adherent.
❧ Guy Schraenen, ed., “We have...
Several color illus. 63 pp. Small 4to (223 x 169 mm.), pictorial boards, title on spine, pictorial endpapers. Cologne: Kölnischer Kunstverein & Japanisches Kulturinstitut, 1997.
Scarce catalogue for an exhibition jointly organized by the Kölnischer Kunstverein Japanisches Kulturinstitut in Cologne (26 August-8 October 1995). It was published two years after the exhibition took place.
The catalogue contains installation views, a diagram of the exhibition space, and lists of the rotating display of On Kawara’s Date Paintings. Each week the paintings were rotated with new ones. On the facing wall copies of the newspapers which the artist used to construct the...
Black & white illus. 13,  p. Small 8vo, printed wrappers, stitched. Birmingham: Ikon Gallery, 2006.
Uncommon exhibition catalogue for On Kawara’s solo presentation at Ikon Gallery. From the foreword by curator Jonathan Watkins: “This exhibition consists entirely of Date Paintings. They are part of On Kawara’s Today Series, an ongoing project begun in 1966, a series of paintings, each made in a day, bearing the inscribed date on which they were made. Each painting in this selection was made on a Sunday, one selected per year since the inception of the Today Series, thus conveying the idea ironically of...
Black & white full-page and double-page illus. throughout.  pp. (incl. inside of wrappers). 12mo, printed wrappers, staple-bound. Münster, Germany: A. Bernhöft & Skulptur Projekte Münster, 2017.
Rare booklet published in conjunction with the 2017 iteration of Kawara’s traveling exhibition Pure Consciousness. Seven Date Paintings completed on seven consecutive days in January 1997 were displayed at the Berg Fidel child day-care center in Münster, Germany. Text by Akiko Bernhöft in German and English.
❧ See the One Million Years Foundation website page “Pure Consciousness” for a full description of the exhibition series.
Black & white full-page & double-page illus. throughout.  pp. (incl. inside of wrappers]. 12mo, printed wrappers, staple-bound. Toronto: Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery & Bywater Bros. Editions, .
Rare booklet for the Toronto leg of On Kawara’s Pure Consciousness traveling exhibition of Date Paintings. The series began in Sydney in 1998 and continues to this day, per the artist’s wishes. The paintings were exhibited at Ossington Old Orchard Public school in Toronto in February 2006. It was organized by Reid Shier. The booklet’s cryptic text is excerpted from Shigeru Matsui’s Pure Poem (2001).
Fine. We do not locate any...
Black & white illus. (one double-page). 18 pp. Small 8vo, printed wrappers, staple-bound. Palestine: Alpha Studio, 2007.
The very rare booklet published in conjunction with the Bethlehem leg of Kawara’s traveling exhibition Pure Consciousness which began in Sydney in 1998. For the exhibition, seven “Date Paintings” from the Today series (1966-2013) are displayed in a kindergarten classroom. These paintings have traveled around the world to cities and towns such as Sydney; Tongyeong, South Korea; Reykjavik; Istanbul; Goa; Inari, Finland; Thimphu, Bhutan; Abidjan, Ulaanbaatar; Toliara, Madagascar, etc. The photographs in the booklet focus on the students with the paintings only blurry...
 pp. Small folio (297 x 210 mm.), printed pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. Nagoya: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1989.
An uncommon Kawara exhibition catalogue published by Nagoya’s Institute of Contemporary Arts. Curated by Eriko Osaka, the show consisted of 23 of Kawara’s “Date Paintings” (executed between 7 June 1966 and 24 November 1988) displayed alongside 24 works by other Japanese artists, including Hiroshi Sugimoto, Jiro Takamatsu, Kanji Wakae, Nobuo Sekine, Hitoshi Nomura, Kazuo Okazaki, Ryoji Koie, etc. The latter 24 artworks are all pictured in this catalogue. Text in Japanese.
In near fine condition; minor scuffing to the spine.
Many black & white illus. 16 pp. Small folio (295 x 210 mm.), orig. semi-stiff pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. Tokyo: Galere Watari, 1983.
A rare exhibition catalogue for Kawara’s bookwork One Million Years. The exhibition took place at Galerie Watari in Tokyo from 27 October to 30 November. With a useful biography of the artist at the end. The present exhibition was held concurrently with another one of Kawara’s work at the Galerie Watari: Date Paintings 1981-1983.
Founded in 1972 by Shizuko Watari (1932-2012), Galerie Watari hosted exhibitions by Haring, Broodthaers, Nam June Paik, and Shinro Ohtake. The gallery closed in...
 pp. 4to, pictorial semi-stiff wrappers, staple-bound. New York: Edition Julie Sylvester, 1987.
Scarce first edition, a fine and fresh copy.
“The book contains 67 aphorisms, risqué jokes and questions by Martin Kippenberger in English, described as ‘Improved Papertigers Not Afraid of Repetition.’ In printing the text with handwritten corrections by Gisela Capitain, Kippenberger makes reference to his art dealer’s former occupation as a teacher.”–Koch.
In 1989 the artist published another collection of aphorisms and jokes in Gelenke I (Koch 79).
A near fine copy; some inoffensive scuffs to the upper wrapper. Among American institutions, WorldCat records copies at: Museum...
30 pp. & colophon. 8vo (199 x 139 mm.), printed semi-stiff wrappers, French flaps, artist’s names on spine. Stuttgart: Edition Patricia Schwarz & Galeria Kubinski, 1986.
One of the rarer Martin Kippenberger (1953-97) publications; printed in an edition of 500 copies, according to Koch. It contains a series of aphorisms coined by Oehlen (b. 1954) and Kippenberger on problems, printed in parallel English and French. Kippenberger collaborated with Oehlen and his brother Markus (b. 1956) on a number of books, catalogues, and exhibitions.
Near fine; small and inoffensive dent to the top edge.
❧ Uwe Koch, Annotated catalogue raisonné of...
Black & white illus. throughout.  pp. Small 12mo (100 x 71 mm.), printed wrappers, staple-bound. [Hamburg: Werner Büttner & Albert Oehlen, 1984].
A very rare Martin Kippenberger (1953-97) publication and his smallest book, according to Koch. It is printed on recycled paper from the sheets used for the artist’s well-known Wahrheit ist Arbeit (1984) catalogue. Thus in two senses, the present book consists of “leftovers,” it also features illustrations that did not make the final version of the aforementioned exhibition catalogue. The Museum of Modern Art (NY) has the sole copy listed in WorldCat.
“Einfuhring ins Denken [Introduction to...
Seven black & white illus. Square 4to, printed wrappers, staple-bound. New York: David Nolan Gallery, 1992.
A rare Kippenberger exhibition catalogue, produced in an edition of ca. 600 copies, according to Koch. Among North American institutions, WorldCat locates only six copies. The first and last leaves are pale yellow, the rest of the catalogue is printed on glossy stock.
“In 1991/1992 Martin Kippenberger taught at the Gesamthochschule Kassel. Worm Works was published to accompany an exhibition of ‘Kippenberger’s delightful class’ at the David Nolan Gallery, New York, from 28 May to 27 July 1992…
“The catalogue shows six wormlike little...