Color illus. on all rectos. Unpaginated. Small 4to (231 x 172 mm.) orig. pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. Stuttgart & London: 1982.
An uncommon publisher’s catalogue, profusely illustrated with reproduced drawings by André Thomkins. It also offers publications and artworks by Mark Boyle, Richard Hamilton, Dorothy Iannone, Claes Oldenburg, Dieter Roth, Thomkins, Jan Voss, Stefan Wewerka, Emmett Williams, etc. Also offered are videos, prints, multiples, records, and Mayer’s previous catalogues. Most of the items are pictured. Beginning in 1966, Mayer issued a catalogue every year with his newest publications and a backlist.
Near fine copy.
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Color illus. on all rectos. Unpaginated. Small 4to (231 x 172 mm.) orig. pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. Stuttgart & London: 1982.
Many black & white illus. throughout.  pp. (incl. inside wrappers). 4to (230 x 172 mm.), orig. pictorial wrappers offset-printed & designed by E. Williams, staple-bound. Stuttgart, London & Reykjavik: 1975.
A scarce publisher’s catalogue presenting books by artists such as Dieter Roth, Emmett Williams, Tom Phillips, Jan Voss, Richard Hamilton, Dorothy Iannone, Stefan Wewerka, Daniel Spoerri, etc. Also listed are records, prints, posters, and Mayer’s previous catalogues. Nearly every item is pictured in this catalogue. Beginning in 1966, Mayer issued a catalogue every year with his newest publications and a backlist.
Fine copy, upper wrapper a little scuffed. From an edition of 4000 copies, with four color offset-printed wrappers designed by Emmett Williams. Laid-in is an illustrated order form for Roth’s Sammlung flachen Abfalls 1975/76 as well as one for his family press.
Many black & white illus. throughout. 64 pp. 4to (230 x 171 mm.), orig. pictorial wrappers offset-printed & designed by R. Hamilton, staple-bound. Stuttgart, London & Reykjavik: 1976.
An uncommon publisher’s catalogue offering books by Dieter Roth, Emmett Williams, Arnulf Rainer, Marcel Duchamp, Tom Phillips, Dorothy Iannone, Claes Oldenburg, Barbara Rose, Jan Voss, etc. It also lists videos, prints, posters, multiples, and Mayer’s previous catalogues. Nearly every item is pictured. Beginning in 1966, Mayer issued a catalogue every year with his newest publications and a backlist.
In fine condition; from an edition of 1500 copies, with four color offset-printed wrappers designed by Richard Hamilton. With an...
Many black & white illus. throughout. 64 pp. 4to (231 x 172 mm.), orig. pictorial wrappers offset-printed & designed by T. Phillips, staple-bound. Stuttgart & London: 1977.
A scarce publisher’s catalogue presenting books by Dieter Roth, Emmett Williams, Jan Voss, Richard Hamilton, Tom Phillips, Arnulf Rainer, Claes Oldenburg, Barbara Rose, Dorothy Iannone, Mark Boyle, etc. It also lists videos, prints, posters, multiples, and Mayer’s previous catalogues. Nearly every item is pictured. Beginning in 1966, Mayer issued a catalogue every year with his newest publications and a backlist.
Fine copy. A number of pencil annotations. Produced in an edition of 1500 copies, with four-color offset-printed wrappers designed...
Many black & white illus. throughout. 64, 8 pp. bound-in after p. 32. 4to (230 x 171 mm.), orig. pictorial wrappers offset-printed & designed by A. Thomkins, staple-bound. Stuttgart & London: 1978.
An uncommon publisher’s catalogue offering books by Dieter Roth, Emmett Williams, Barbara Rose, Dorothy Iannone, Jan Voss, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Hamilton, Tom Phillips, Arnulf Rainer, etc. It also presents periodicals, posters, records, videos, and Mayer’s previous catalogues. Most items are pictured. In this catalogue, the latest publications are found on the yellow leaves found in the middle of the book. Beginning in 1966, Mayer issued a catalogue every year with his newest publications and a backlist.
Many black & white illus. 64 pp. Small 4to (231 x 172 mm.), orig. printed pictorial wrappers offset-printed & designed by M. Boyle, staple-bound. Stuttgart & London: 1979.
An uncommon publisher’s catalogue listing works by Dieter Roth, Emmett Williams, Richard Hamilton, Andre Thomkins, Stefan Wewerka, Tom Phillips, Mark Boyle, Claes Oldenburg, Dorothy Iannone, Arnulf Rainer, etc. Also offered are videos, prints, multiples, records, and Mayer’s previous catalogues. Most of the items are pictured. Beginning in 1966, Mayer issued a catalogue every year with his newest publications and a backlist.
A fine copy, with a folded flyer for “Dieter Roth’s Verlag” laid-in. Produced in an edition of...
Color illus. throughout. Unpaginated. Small 8vo, pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. Heidelberg: 1991.
Rare publisher’s catalogue. It lists multiples and books by Beuys, Heerich, Paik, Droese, Mattheuer, Wewerka, Penck, Naegli, K. Staeck, Haacke, Simon, Neumann, Schneider, and Kaden. With stapled price-list at end.
Color illus + black & white illus. throughout. Ca.  pp. 8vo, pictorial wrappers. Heidelberg: 1983.
Scarce publisher’s catalogue, containing exclusively Joseph Beuys (1921-86) multiples. Edition Staeck, headed by Klaus and Rolf Staeck, was the principal producer of the artist’s multiples. Each listing is illustrated, with a concise description beneath, making this catalogue a valuable record of Beuys’s fabled and, in many cases, elusive multiples.
In excellent condition, tiny ink stain to the lower wrapper. With the price-list laid-in (two photocopied sheets).
Color illus. throughout. 240 pp. Large & thick 4to, blue cloth over boards, orig. illustrated dust-jacket. Munich: DelMonico Books & Prestel, 2016.
A signed copy of the first monograph to survey Finch’s career. Edited by Susan Cross, the book contains essays by curators Mark Godfrey and James Rondeau. The illustrations depict a large number of his works on paper, photography, sculpture, and installations, including a number of Finch’s earliest pieces. His well known installations at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum (Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning), The Morgan Library & Museum (A Certain Slant of Light...
 leaves. Square 4to, semi-stiff printed wrappers, metal spiral-bound. Atlanta: 1994.
A wonderfully designed catalogue for the exhibition held at the Atlanta College of Art Gallery from 28 January to 4 March. The exhibition was engineered by Judith Hoffberg and Peter Frank, two keen observers of the artist’s book’s evolution in the United States. The exhibition consisted of loans from the collections of Printed Matter, Tony Zwicker, Granary Books, Nexus Press, Dick Higgins, etc. Most of this volume is taken up by the curators’ essay, which is inventively laid-out. With a bibliography and checklist at the end. The artists featured included Alatalo...
Illus. on upper wrapper and black & white illus. throughout.  leaves. 12mo, brown printed wrappers, staple-bound. Berlin: 1929.
Uncommon Flechtheim exhibition catalogue for Klee’s second solo show with the gallery. This exhibition had the great misfortune of opening days before Black Thursday when the stock market in America crashed. Nonetheless, with loans from museums and private collections, Flechtheim (1878-1937) assembled a superb array of 150 pictures by Klee. 14 of the paintings are depicted in this catalogue. Flechtheim was one of the most influential German art dealers of the Interwar period. The rise of the Nazis in Germany forced him to liquidate...
Black & white illus. throughout.  leaves. 8vo, printed wrappers, staple-bound. Cologne: 1983.
A very rare Conceptual art exhibition catalogue; in the United States, we locate just one copy, at the Getty, which acquired the Galerie Paul Maenz archive in 1991. From the lower wrapper text: “Today, in late 1983, the exhibition…aims to keep awake the memory of a decisive moment in modern art. At the same time, it pays homage to the gallery’s original and enduring identity. Finally, it should demonstrate to younger viewers what went before this New Painting and created the firm basis from which the latter could spring into...
Black & white illus. throughout (one folding). Unpaginated. 12mo, printed softcover. Berlin: 1971.
Exhibition catalogue (5-31 March 1971) printed in an edition of 1000 copies. Includes pictures of works by Beuys, Brecht, Darboven, Dibbets, Filliou, Graham, LeWitt, Manzoni, Panamarenko, Palermo, Polke, Richter, Rot, Ruhm, Vautier, Voss, Vostell, etc.
Cover illus. & many black & white illus.  leaves. 12mo, printed pictorial wrappers. Berlin: 1971.
A very rare publication; one of 500 copies and René Block’s 13th catalogue. A rare posthumous gallery presentation of Marcel Duchamp’s readymades and prints shortly after the artist’s death. The text within consists of interviews between Claude-Lévi Strauss and Georges Charbonnier, and Duchamp and Arturo Schwarz, and a concise artist biography.
Near fine; some scuffing to the upper wrapper. WorldCat records examples at: Getty, Otis College of Art and Design, UC-Santa Barbara, and Frick.
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 Sandback.
Black & white illus. throughout. 74,  p. 8vo, pictorial wrappers with flaps, stitched. Geneva: 1942.
Rare catalogue for a traveling Swiss exhibition of French painters. The show occurred in the middle of World War II and had stops in Geneva, Zurich, Bern, Luzern, and Basel. Organized by the critic and writer Jacques Guenne (1896-1945) and supported by the Association française d’action artistique, the exhibition presented the work of Valadon, Vuillard, Bonnard, Matisse, Dufy, Derain, de Vlaminck, Braque, Lhote, Utrillo, Tanguy, Lurçat, etc., etc. The painters are divided into thematic categories. A number of pictures are reproduced within the catalogue.
Near fine copy, with a printed invitation mailed by the Kunsthalle Bern to Willi Raeber (1897-1976), a former employee of the museum and by the time of this exhibition an established art dealer. It should be noted that Raeber, vice president of the Swiss dealer association, abetted the Nazi looting of art. Also laid-in is a check-list of paintings removed and added from the Kunsthaus Zurich leg of the exhibition.
46 pp. Tall 8vo, self-bound pink wrappers. New York: 1985.
Scarce catalogue issued by Jaap Rietman’s pioneering art bookshop. Opened in 1973, the business issued its first catalogue a year later. Across three locations, Rietman (d. 2016) maintained the store until 1996.
This catalogue lists a few artists’ books and mostly art monographs and exhibition catalogues. In fine condition.
14 pp. Folded loose sheets. New York: 1974.
Newsletter distributed by Rietman, one of the main purveyors of art books in New York in the latter half of the 20th century. Offers mostly exhibition catalogues and art monographs, but we note the “S.M.S.” portfolio for $150. We include a brochure for “The Nova Scotia Series” and a typed letter signed by Rietman.
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 of pictures.
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 boxes for these paintings were...
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 On Kawara - perhaps...
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 or in the...
201 black & white illus on rectos only.  leaves. Thick oblong 4to (210 x 242 mm.), orig. cloth, title on spine. Berlin: Edition Block, 1978.
First edition of this scarce artist’s book documenting On Kawara’s telegrams affirming “I am still alive”; this is one of 450 numbered copies from Serie A, all of which are bound in cloth and housed in a slipcase. Arranged chronologically and reproduced at their original size, the telegrams of this project were sent from December 1969 until 31 December 1977. We find messages sent to Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, Teresa O’Connor, Germano Celant, Adriaan van Ravesteijn, Yutaka Matsuzawa, Tommaso Trini...