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Manifest gegen Nichts ur die Internationale Ausstellung von Nichts. Manifesto contra Niente per L'Esposizione Internationale di Niente. Manifeste contre Rien pour l'Exposition Internationale de Rien
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Manifest gegen Nichts ur die Internationale Ausstellung von Nichts. Manifesto contra Niente per L'Esposizione Internationale di Niente. Manifeste contre Rien pour l'Exposition Internationale de Rien

by Hamburg.- Galerie Grundweg

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A single page broadsheet for an exhibition printed in red and black on cream-colored paper stock with typography in various font sizes by Onorio, and the text in each language oriented in a different direction on the page. 11 5/8 inches by 11 7/8 inches, folded to 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches. Loose as issued. Creasing, light browning… Read more about this item
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Two Miniature Artist's Books: Love. Hate
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Two Miniature Artist's Books: Love. Hate

by Groh, Klaus

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Two small unpaginated artist's books, signed and dated by Groh. Each booklet 3 7/8 x 2 3/4 inches. Side-stapled gray cardstock, titles handwritten in pencil to front covers and Groh's name rubber-stamped, hand-signed and dated '87 in pencil to back covers. Extremely light soiling to covers, overall excellent. N.p, 1987. Klaus Groh (b. 1936) is a German artist and… Read more about this item
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26 Sketches in Color
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26 Sketches in Color

by Barr-Sharrar, Beryl & Pierre Lecuire

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A remarkable sketchbook with 25 original gouache paintings (there is no work number 14) by Beryl Barr-Sharrar, for Pierre Lecuire. Small oblong octavo (8 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches). Cardboard covers, metal spiral binding. Some light bumping to edges, paintings in beautiful and bright condition, overall excellent. N.p. (Paris), 1968. This beautiful notebook is inscribed inside the front cover,… Read more about this item
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Motion in Vision/Vision in Motion
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Motion in Vision/Vision in Motion

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Unpaginated (26 pp.) catalogue published on the occasion of the landmark exhibition at the Hessenhuis in Antwerp, held from March 21 to May 3, 1959. Square octavo (8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches). Original side-stapled wrappers. Light rubbing to aluminum leaf, slight rust-staining around staples, scattered foxing, back cover loose, overall very good. Antwerp: Hessenhuis, 1959. The ZERO group… Read more about this item
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I.A.C.-Info. No. 1 (1972) through 26 (1977) (all published)
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I.A.C.-Info. No. 1 (1972) through 26 (1977) (all published)

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Oldenburg, Germany: International Artists' Cooperation (I.A.C.), 1972-1977. Quartos (29.8 x 21 cm). Single sheets, most printed double-sided, loose as issued. Overall very good condition. A complete collection in 26 issues of the publication from the International Artists' Cooperation (I.A.C.), edited by Klaus Groh. Groh (b. 1936) is a German artist and author who helped bring Mail Art from America… Read more about this item
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Editions & Communications Marginales d'Amérique Latine
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Editions & Communications Marginales d'Amérique Latine

by Schraenen, Guy (editor)

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Le Havre: Maison de la Culture du Havre, 1977. Quarto (15 x 21 cm folded, opens to 29.5 x 21 cm). Original illustrative stapled self-wrappers; 9 sheets of various colored paper stock. Some light oxidation to staples, small mark from staples where folded, two small areas of worm damage/loss to cover sheet, overall very good. A small catalogue issued… Read more about this item
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Works and Words: International Art Manifestation Amsterdam
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Works and Words: International Art Manifestation Amsterdam

by Amsterdam.- Foundation De Appel

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Amsterdam: De Appel, 1980. Tall quarto (29.5 x 21 cm). Original printed red and white cardstock wrappers; 92 pp., profusely illustrated. Some light soiling and browning to covers, interior clean, overall very good. A compendium of documentary material published in conjunction with an exhibition which was organized by the Foundation Holland Experimental Film in collaboration with the Foundation De… Read more about this item
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Erste Hilfe. No. 1 (February 1970) (all published)
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Erste Hilfe. No. 1 (February 1970) (all published)

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Cologne: Buero Olympia/Lidl Sport, 1970. Quarto (29.5 x 21 cm). Original illustrated wrappers; unpaginated (40 pp.), profusely illustrated throughout. Overall very good condition. The first and only issue of the magazine which dealt with the actions of the LIDL group during the 1970 German contemporary art exhibition, "Jetzt: Künste in Deutschland heute." According to articles about one of its… Read more about this item
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De New Babylon Informatief. No. 1 (July 1965) through No. 4 (1966) (all published)
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De New Babylon Informatief. No. 1 (July 1965) through No. 4 (1966) (all published)

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Various: 1965-1966. 52.5 x 35 cm. Original printed self-wrappers; first three issues are a single page, fourth is a special eight-page issue. Very good to fine condition. A rare complete set in four issues of the journal published in conjunction with four different exhibitions by Constant Nieuwenhuys, known as Constant (1920-2005). Constant was a Dutch painter, sculptor, graphic artist,… Read more about this item
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Mail Art Contact Database
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Mail Art Contact Database

by Scholte, Willy (Wilhemina)

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N.p. [Amsterdam]: [Stempelplaats], 1970s-1980s. Index cards measure approximately 10.5 x 14.5 cm. Housed in white cardboard box, cards loose. Very good. Willy (Wilhemina) Scholte was one of very few women working at the Stempelplaats workshop in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She became involved in the avant-garde mail art happening there, and was inspired by artists like Ulises… Read more about this item
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The Flippant Ball-Feel
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The Flippant Ball-Feel

by Villa, Emilio

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Piacenza: Stampa Gi-Bi, 1973. Octavo (21.3 x 15 cm). Original printed and illustrated side-stapled wrappers; 22 pp. Some light soiling and damp-staining to covers, overall about very good. Limited edition of 600 copies. Emilio Villa's "Flippant Ball-Feel" text was composed and published on the occasion of the "Flippers Chimeri" by Corrado Costa and William Xerra, exhibited in the contemporary… Read more about this item
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Arte Astratta in Italia
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Arte Astratta in Italia

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Double-sided poster/catalog from the first major exhibition of abstract art in Italy, held in Rome at the Galleria Roma from March through April 1948, containing a sort of manifesto about abstract art, a statement on the exhibition from Ettore Sottsass Jr., additional texts from Piet Mondrian, George Morris, G. Formaggio, Le Corbusier, Max Bill, Gillo Dorfles, Josef Albers, Fernand… Read more about this item
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grOnk Series 3: The Big Mid-July grOnk Mailout
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grOnk Series 3: The Big Mid-July grOnk Mailout

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Incomplete collection of the third series of the Canadian concrete poetry publication edited by bpNichol, David UU, and Bill Bissett, comprised of three-page typed and stapled introduction on yellow, blue, and pink paper stock listing contents, news items, letters, and announcements of other publications and productions, a small pamphlet "Gerry Carrier - Instructions" by Gerry Gilbert, a portrait of… Read more about this item
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Banner's Death
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Banner's Death

by Nations, Opal L.

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7 pp. booklet, printed recto only, comprised of hand-etched stenciled drawings and a short text telling the story of a fantastical, surrealist, post-apocalyptic death of a figure named Banner, printed on various colors of paper stock. Small 4to. Original cardstock wrpps. with hand-painted and mimeographed newspaper to front cover. Very fine condition. Collumpton, Devon, England (Beau Geste Press) 1972.… Read more about this item
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Creek in the Ceiling Beam
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Creek in the Ceiling Beam

by Fisher, Allen

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Unpaginated artist's book from the poet and painter associated with the British Poetry Revival and Fluxshoe, the UK offshoot of Fluxus, containing an abstract mix of poetry, notes on printing methods, lists, graphs, illustrations, diagrams, and collage, primarily mimeographed in red and blue ink and blue and white paper stock, most pages printed recto only. 4to. Original plastic spiral-bound… Read more about this item
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Beerdigung: Ein Bildband von Max Dans und von Lothar Beck
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Beerdigung: Ein Bildband von Max Dans und von Lothar Beck

by Beck, Lothar and Max Dans

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Unpaginated photobook dedicated "allen noch lebenden Widerstandskämpfern des Dritten Reiches", comprised of approximately 29 black-and-white images from the funeral of three members of the RAF, each accompanied by a short explanatory text on the opposite page, with some pages of just text taken from contemporary newspaper reports, the images depicting the open graves and graveside before and during the… Read more about this item
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Nouvelle Génération. La Jeunesse Interroge Le Lettrisme. No. 1 (January/February 1962) through No. 2 (March/April 1962) (all published)
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Nouvelle Génération. La Jeunesse Interroge Le Lettrisme. No. 1 (January/February 1962) through No. 2 (March/April 1962) (all published)

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A complete run in 2 issues (12 and 8 pp., respectively) of the short-lived Lettrist journal conceived of by a group of young students consisting of Thierry Paul-Lévy, Paulette Liétard, Patrick Brault, Guy Chastel, and Jean-Charles Depaule, and published with the help of the Lettrists, directed by Jacques Spacagna with collaborative assistance from Isidore Isou and Maurice Lemaître. Not… Read more about this item
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Spanisches Grün

Spanisches Grün

by Hegewald, Andreas (graphics), & Uta Johanna (text)

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20 leaves, printed recto and verso, presenting text by Uta Johanna (a pseudonym for Egmont Hesse) with facing reproductions of boldly executed drawings, printed in offset lithography, by Hegewald. 8vo. Orig. printed wrpps., very sl. soiled. Dresden (Leitwolfverlag) 1989. One of only 100 copies. Signed in pencil by both Johanna and Hegewald on colophon. (Henkel: Kunstlerbucher... B 43.2). A… Read more about this item
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8 Pin-Up Farbakte, 1968-1969, von Jo. Vennekamp in Holzschnittmanier

8 Pin-Up Farbakte, 1968-1969, von Jo. Vennekamp in Holzschnittmanier

by Vennekamp, Johannes

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Portfolio with 8 original color woodcut prints (each approx. 15" x 22") by Vennekamp, in his own original Pop style with Surrealist undertones, showing erotic imagery in bold, densely colored and compositionally striking formats, including stylized abstractions of genitalia, playfully seductive vignettes, the integration of numbers and letters into the layout, segmented divisions within compositions, etc. Large oblong folio.… Read more about this item
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Fluxus in Holland - The Sixties

Fluxus in Holland - The Sixties

by Ruhé, Harry and Jeannette Dekeukeleire

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Unpaginated set of texts (printed recto only on 27 loose-leaf sheets of monogrammed "Fluxus" cardstock) providing a chronological overview of events in Holland from 1960 to 1969 directly linked to George Macunias and the Fluxus organization in New York, housed together with 24 related items, including facsimile reproductions of historical documents, invites, programs, photographs (new prints from original negatives… Read more about this item
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