Contemporary Art from Bernett Penka Rare Books LLC

cover of Four invitations from 1981-1989 to various events of Łódź Kaliska, a neo-dadaist art collective active from 1979 to this day

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Moja Europa. Andrzej Kwietniewski [My Europe. Andrzej Kwietniewski]. Łódź, 1981. White card measuring 15 × 10.5 cm with text and image printed in black. Nieme Kino 80-82 [Silent Movie 80-82]. Łódź, 1983. Single leaf measuring 21 × 14.75 cm printed in blue and pink. Muzeum Kinematografii: Łódź Kaliska [Museum of Cinematography: Łódź Kaliska]. Films and art… Read more
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cover of Linia: Osieki 80. Zapis Stanu Świadomości Artystycznej [Line: Osieki 80. A record of artistic consciousness]

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Osieki: n.p., 1980. Quarto (30 × 21 cm). Original printed side-stapled wrappers with 82 unnumbered leaves of mimeographed text and illustrations to rectos only. Very good. A printed companion to the penultimate Osieki plein-air workshop of international artists and theorists held annually 1963-1981. The series of open-air workshops, open studios, actions and installations captured a period of rapid development… Read more
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$850.00
cover of Permafo

Permafo

by Klub Związków Twórczych, Związek Polsich Artystów Fotografików

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Wrocław: Galeria Permafo, 1976. Octavo (15.5 × 12.5 cm). Original staple-stitched printed wrappers; 47, [1] pp. Thirty-two photographic reproductions. In Polish and English. Very good or better. A single volume of the publication of the neo-avant-garde group and the eponymous gallery Permafo, formed by the Polish conceptual artists Natalia LL, Andrej Lachowicz, Zbigniew Dłubak, and the art critic Antoni… Read more
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cover of Energie Niezidentyfikowane [Unidentified energies]. 2 volumes

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Wrocław: Galeria Permafo, 1981. Small octavos (14.5 × 10.5 cm). Original staple-stitched printed wrappers on yellow card stock; 30, [2] and 25, [2] pp., including 15 photo-illustrations, some full page. Very good or better. Two volumes (all published, but numbered 1 and 3) of an art publication of the neo-avant-garde group and the eponymous gallery Permafo, formed by the… Read more
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cover of International Dialogue of Experimental Architecture (IDEA)

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Folkestone, England: New Metropole Arts Centre, 1966. Octavo (25 x 18.5 cm). Original bright yellow printed side-stapled wrappers. Unpaginated (23 pp.), profusely illustrated throughout with black-and-white illustrations. Near mint condition. This slim exhibition catalogue was released in conjunction with a two-day symposium held at the New Metropole Arts Centre from June 6-30, 1966. With a focus on experimental architecture,… Read more
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$1,350.00
cover of Ion: Centre de Création. No. 1 (April 1952) (all published)

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1952. Paris: Marc-Gilbert Guillaumin, 1952. 22 x 17.5 cm. Original cardstock wrappers, light green front cover and black-and-white illustrated rear cover featuring a drawing by Gabriel Pomerand. 286 pp., scattered illustrations showing images from photographs. Some creasing to front cover, light browning and dust-staining to wrappers, minor wear along spine, slight toning, foxing, and chipping scattered throughout, about very… Read more
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$1,850.00
cover of Poésie

Poésie

by Vautier, Ben

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$450.00

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N.p. [Nice, France]: self-published, undated [circa 1966]. 21.5 x 16.5 cm. Textured wallpaper wrapper with perforated holes, bound with two metallic clips. Unpaginated (20 pp., most printed recto and verso). Fine condition. An artist's book of poetry from one of the most noted figures from the Fluxus movement. This volume contains excerpts of Vautier's poetry and writings including "Un… Read more
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cover of 13 Propositions pour ce livre (title from first page)

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N.p. [Nice, France]: self-published, undated [circa 1967]. 21.5 x 16.5 cm. Textured wallpaper wrapper with perforated holes, bound with two metallic clips. Unpaginated (16 pp. printed recto and verso). Fine condition. An artist's book divided into several parts: Theatre, Musique, and Cinéma, with listings of numerous works and performances, each accompanied by a brief description and the date of… Read more
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$450.00
cover of New Reform Nieuws [New Reform News]. Nr. 34

New Reform Nieuws [New Reform News]. Nr. 34

by D`Hondt, Roger, editor

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Aalst: [self-published], 1978. Three leaves bound with a single staple to upper left corner, mimeographed in black, blue and red ink to rectos and versos, measuring 35 × 24 cm. Light soil and creasing to front page; a horizontal crease from folding. Else about very good. A monthly bulletin in Dutch connected with the activities of an avant-garde art… Read more
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cover of Informacja i emocja. Katalog wystawy [Information and emotion. An exhibition catalog]

Informacja i emocja. Katalog wystawy [Information and emotion. An exhibition catalog]

by Jakimowicz, Irena (editor) and Maryl Sitkowska

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Warsaw: Galereia sztuki wspołczesnej, 1975. Octavo (20.5 × 15 cm). Original decorative xeroxed wrappers; 14, [1] pp. Illustrations. Very good. An exhibition catalog of Polish graphic art featuring 50 works by 14 artists including major figures of the Polish abstract art and Neo-avantgarde, such as Halina Chrostowska, Stanislaw Fijalkowski, Roman Opałka, Natalia LL, and Andrzej Lachowicz, among others. The… Read more
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cover of Sztuka najnowsza "Co słychać" [Recent art „What's up"]

Sztuka najnowsza "Co słychać" [Recent art „What's up"]

by Maryla Sitkowska, editor, Piotr Mlodozeniec, designer

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$150.00

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Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Andrzej Bonarski, 1989. Octavo (30 × 21 cm). Original decorative wrappers; 272 pp. Numerous illustrations from photographs (some in color). Very good. A catalog of a group exhibition featuring 150 works of 35 artists from the post-WWII generation including Ryszard Woźniak, Tadeusz Rolke, Slawomir Witkowski, Jerzy Caryk, Zbigniew Libera among others. Richly illustrated with over 300 images,… Read more
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cover of 2ieme Festival de la Libre Expression

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Poster printed on pink paper stock announcing the festival in Paris organized by Jean-Jacques Lebel, with a series of performance art, happenings, and other events taking place from May 17 through May 25, 1965, featuring contributions from important Fluxus figures such as Emmett Williams, Robert Filliou, Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman, Ben Vautier, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and others, with events… Read more
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cover of Perswazja wizualna i mentalna [Visual and mental persuasion]

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Wroclaw: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Sztuk Plastycznychwe Wrocławiu, 1972. 8vo. (19.7 x 15.9 cm). Original decorative yellow wrappers with black abstract decoration. Unpaginated (7 pages of text, printed recto only, followed by approximately 75 leaves of primarily reproductions from photographs). Some slight browning and foxing to cover, small tears at top and bottom of spine, overall very good. Included is… Read more
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cover of Karel Miler, Jan Mlčoch, Petr Štembera: Galeria Remont, V. 76

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Warsaw: Remont Gallery, [1976]. 8vo. (20.3 x 14.5 cm). Original side-stapled thick paper wrappers. 8 pp.; some extremely light soiling and browning, very light wear along spine, overall good condition. A slim exhibition catalog from the Remont Gallery, the contemporary art gallery in Warsaw established and run by photographer Henryk Gajewski. The gallery was active from 1972 to 1979,… Read more
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cover of Most 81/82

Most 81/82

by Jiří Sozanský; Jiří Novák; Jiří Borl; Emil Juliš; Ivan Dolejšek; Jiří Putta; Petr Kovář; Pavel Jasanský; Lubomir Janečka; Václav Bláha

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[Prague]: Jazzová sekce (Jazz Section), [1982]. Quarto (29.4 × 21.2 cm). Original staple-stitched photo-illustrated self-wrappers; 35, [1] pp. Black-and-white reproductions on nearly every page, printed on better quality stock. Some toning to wrappers; still very good. This privately published samizdat catalog was apparently the first work about a site-specific installation. It photographically documents an important unofficial art event in… Read more
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cover of Fotografie. Video Wystawa (ze zbiorów własnych Galerii Wymiany) [Photography. Video exhibition. From the private collection of the Exchange Gallery]

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Łodz: [Exchange Gallery], 1986. Large octavo (29.3 × 20.5 cm). Original side-stapled wrappers printed in red and blue (typescript and rubber stamp), with three unnumbered leaves of copied typescript to rectos only. Very good. A catalog for the video and photography exhibition held at the Exchange Gallery in Łodz in 1986. Founded in 1978 by the film and media… Read more
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cover of Solidarność młodych. Pismo młodych robotnikow, studentow i ucznow szkol średnich [Young solidarity. A magazine of the young workers, university and high school students]. Nr. 4

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Radom: self-published, 1989. Octavo (21 × 14.8 cm). Single leaf, folded once, [4] pp. of offset-reproduced typescript and photographs in reduced size. Very good. An illustrated special issue of this monthly journal of the eponymous youth group, founded in 1981 by anti-Communist activist high school students in Gdańsk. Solidarność młodych (Young solidarity) conducted self-education activities, printed pamphlets and organized… Read more
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cover of Edice Situace [Situations], nos. 1-15 (all published)

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[Prague]: Jazzová sekce (Jazz Section), 1979-1983. Quartos (29.5 × 21 cm). Original staple-stitched wrappers; 19, [1] pp. per issue. Numerous black-and-white reproductions per issue, printed on better quality stock. First issue with tiny chip to front wrapper; else very good. The complete run of these fifteen catalogs of unofficial, conceptual Czechoslovak art from the Normalization era, semi-legally printed by… Read more
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cover of Original handwritten poster manifesto: "The Art Without Any Sense /Nonsense.

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Łódź: 1981. Original poster, with hand-written text in green marker on a single repurposed red leaf measuring 90 × 67 cm. Two small perforations from push pins to bottom corners, adhesive marks to upper extremity. Vertical and horizontal creases from folding. Still about very good. A five-point manifesto, with text in English and Polish, dated 1.01.81 and signed by… Read more
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cover of The Wall. Die Mauer. Le Mur

The Wall. Die Mauer. Le Mur

by Tajiri, Shinkichi

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Baarlo, Netherlands: X-Press, 1971. Oblong 12mo. (10 x 22.5 cm). Original illustrated cardboard covers; 92 pp. Limited edition of 100 copies, hand-signed and numbered to front cover by Tajiri. Some slight rubbing and soiling, very small tear to binding along spine, overall very good. Shinkichi Tajiri (1923-2009) was a Japanese-American sculptor, painter, photographer, and cinematographer from Los Angeles. In… Read more
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