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Unpaginated. Small 4to, pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. Fen Ditton, UK: .
A scarce bookseller’s catalogue, with a choice selection of artists’ books and publications, 268 nos. Among the highlights, we note a complete set of Art-Rite; Gilbert & George’s Dark Shadow (1974); most of the issues of Interfunktionen, Richard Long’s River Avon Book (1979); a nice run of Ruschas; a sizable group of Siegelaub catalogues, etc.
A fine copy.
❧ A. Desjardin, The Book on Books on Artists Books (2nd ed.: 2013) 503.
Many black & white illus. 1 p.l., 40,  p. Small 8vo, pictorial dust-jacket, staple-bound. Cambridge, U.K.: n.d.
Scarce bookseller catalogue issued by Louisa Riley-Smith. She founded her firm in 1985 and was the exclusive distributor of Art & Project’s legendary Bulletins. This catalogue has 406 listings, including rare artists’ books and art monographs. Fine.
Printed on one side. Folded sheet. Antwerp: .
Program distributed by Kasper König’s Antwerp project space, announcing exhibitions/presentations by Marcel Broodthaers, James Lee Byars, and Johannes Cladders. In fine condition.
❧ M. Babius & F. Waldvogel, eds., A 37 90 89: Die Erfindung der Neo-Avantgarde (2019), p. 114 (pictured).
Recto with green text on red, details on verso. Postcard. Bremerhaven: Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst Bremerhaven, 1982.
Postcard invitation to an exhibition by the duo at Jürgen Wesseler’s Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst. Fine.
❧ Exhibition installation pictured in Vorhut aus dem Hinterland (Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen: 1992).
Black & white illus. throughout.  pp. Square 4to (190 x 191 mm.), printed wrappers, staple-bound. N.p.: Self-published, .
A very rare Bas Jan Ader (1942-75) artist’s book, self-published in an unknown edition size. Stills from his legendary Fall I and Fall II (both 1970) are reproduced within. Our copy is in remarkably fine condition. WorldCat records just five institutional examples in North America.
❧ Moeglin-Delcroix, Esthétique du Livre d’Artiste: Une Introduction à l’art contemporain (2nd ed.: 2012), p. 291 (in trans.): “Fall (1970), in which Ader publishes a series of stills of his voluntary falls (rolling from the rooftop...
Black & white photographic illus. pasted to center. Square white paper poster (501 x 483 mm.), silk-screened text in black & gray. Bremerhaven: Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst Bremerhaven, 1972.
The very rare exhibition poster created by Jürgen Wesseler (1938-2023) for Bas Jan Ader’s debut exhibition in Bremerhaven.
Near fine; a small stain to the bottom edge.
❧ E. Kleimann, ed., 50 Jahre Avantgarde: Das Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst Bremerhaven (2018), p. 30 (no. 31).
Many illus. throughout. 265 pp. 8vo, printed yellow covers, orig. printed dust-jacket perforated at joints, title on spine. Cantabria, Spain: Ediciones La Bahía, 2014.
Uncommon book on five of Carrión’s public art projects in the 80’s, including Gossip, Scandal, and Good Manners, Trios & Boleros, Love Story, and Lilia Prado Superstar Film Festival. A fascinating examination of the artist’s later years, when he was engrossed in social experiments and video art.
Black & white illus. 35 pp. Square 4to, printed wrappers, staple-bound. Maastricht: Agora Studio, 1975.
Scarce catalogue for a traveling exhibition undertaken by the artist-run space Agora in three South American locations. With a foreword by Willem K. Coumans in Dutch and English. The exhibition took place at the centro di arte y communication (Buenos Aires), Estudio Actual (Caracas), and Sao Paulo’s Museo de Arte Contemporaneo. The cover was designed by Klaus Groh.
Artists in the catalogue: Peter van Beveren, Michel Cardena, Ulises Carrión, Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, Albrecht D., Michael Gibbs, Groh, Raul Marroquin, Yoshio Nakajima, Maurizio Nannucci, Marjo Schumans...
One finely engraved head-piece. 4 p.l., LXXX pp. 8vo, attractive early 19th-century calf-backed marbled boards, flat spine gilt, orange & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. [Venice, ca. 1776].
(PINELLI, Maffeo). Catalogo di Quadri raccolti dal fu Signor Maffeo Pinelli, ed ora posti in vendita in Venezia 1785. viii, 125 pp., one blank leaf. 8vo. [Venice: July 1785].
(GRIMANI COLLECTION). [Drop-title on p. 3]: Pitture e Scolture nel Palazzo di Casa Grimani a S.ta Maria Formosa. Engraved frontis. Titles & text in double columns in Italian & French. 13 pp. 8vo. [Venice: ca. 1790].
Printed on both sides. Large card. Antwerp: Wide White Space, 1971.
Announcement card for Andre’s third solo exhibition with Wide White Space. The artist’s handwriting, describing the sculpture, is reproduced on the reverse.
“[Weathering Piece], which by its very definition was meant to be exposed to the elements, was exhibited on the floor of a covered terrace on the first floor of a gallery.”–Wide White Space: Behind the Museum.
In fine condition.
❧ Y. Pettitallot, ed., Wide White Space: Behind the Museum, 1966-1976 (1995) Exhibitions no. 44 (pictured).
Printed on one side. Card, mailed. London: Lisson Gallery, .
Invitation card for Andre’s solo debut at Nicholas Logsdail’s Lisson Gallery. In fine condition. Mailed to E. J. van Straaten of Utrecht.
❧ O. Ward, ed., Artist, Work, Lisson (2017), p. 76. Andre’s instructions in a letter to Logsdail for the present card is pictured on p. 77.
Printed on both sides. Square card, mailed. Paris: Yvon Lambert, 1971.
Invitation card to Andre’s solo debut with Yvon Lambert’s gallery. The artist’s work is represented on the recto with four squares representing aluminum, magnesium (2x), and zinc. In excellent condition. Mailed to Frits Keers (1936-2000), senior curator at the Stedelijk Museum.
❧ Sophie Richard, Unconcealed: The International Network of Conceptual Artists 1967-77, Dealers, Exhibitions and Public Collections (2010), p. 371.
A4 flyer, printed on one side, folded for mailing. Munich: Galerie Heiner Friedrich, 1971.
Flyer announcing Andre’s second solo show with Heiner Friedrich. In fine condition.
❧ Sophie Richard, Unconcealed: The International Network of Conceptual Artists 1967-77, Dealers, Exhibitions and Public Collections (2010), p. 382.
A4 flyer, printed on one side, horizontal folds. Paris: galerie 34, 1976.
Flyer announcing Andre’s solo exhibition at the Paris gallery managed by Daniel Buren, Michel Claura, François Guinochet, and Anka Ptaszkowska, and supported by collector Herman Daled. The flyer lists three works fabricated in Brussels in 1974. Fine.
Black & white photographic illus. on recto, details to verso. Pictorial postcard, mailed. Paris: Yvon Lambert, 1976.
Mailed example of the postcard invitation to Andre’s 1976 solo exhibition at Yvon Lambert's gallery. The recto bears an installation photograph of the artist's sculptures. In excellent condition. Hand-addressed to Stedelijk Museum curator Frits Keers (1936-2000).
❧ Sophie Richard, Unconcealed: The International Network of Conceptual Artists 1967-77, Dealers, Exhibitions and Public Collections (2010), p. 372.