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Foie Gras. No. 1 (n.d.) through No. 3 (n.d.) (all published)
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Foie Gras. No. 1 (n.d.) through No. 3 (n.d.) (all published)

By Fake, Edie and The Joy of Cooking

A complete run in three issues of the queer comic zine which presents altered drawings from Irma Rombauer's "The Joy of Cooking" as a suggestive narrative about sex and gender identity, referencing sexual acts, phalluses, bondage in place of food preparation, kneading dough, and trussing chicken. Fully illustrated throughout. Photomechanically reproduced on various colors of paper stock. 16mo. Original colorful silkscreened stapled cardstock wrpps. Brooklyn, New York, circa 2006-2011. Edie Fake is a trans comic artist, developing a following and a reputation for his comics about navigating the world as queer, exploring issues of sexual identity, gender fluidity and the non-binary experience, and transformation. As of February 2019, WorldCat locates five holdings in North American institutions, at least two of which consist of a single issue.

$250.00

Josef Hoffmann zum Sechzigsten Geburtstag 15. Dezember 1930
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Josef Hoffmann zum Sechzigsten Geburtstag 15. Dezember 1930

By Hoffmann, Josef

1930. Hoffmann. 76 pp. festschrift with 30 laudatory contributions by artists and critics, portrait frontispiece, and 60 photographic illustrations on plates showing Hoffmann's buildings and his creations in the decorative arts. Small 4to. Orig. cover in silver with red lettering, slightly rubbed with minor chips and abrasions. Vienna (Osterreichischer Werkbund) 1930. Special issue of "Almanach der Dame". Kempton, Art Nouveau, 625. The publication honors the architect of Palais Stoclet, residential buildings in Vienna, etc., and great leader of the Wiener Werkstatte, issued on the occasion of an exhibition at the Osterreichisches Museum.

$650.00

The Berlin Beauties; oder, Du Hast Ja Keine Ahnung Wie Schön du Bist
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The Berlin Beauties; oder, Du Hast Ja Keine Ahnung Wie Schön du Bist

By Iannone, Dorothy

Unpag. (70 pp.) artist's book from the Berlin-based American visual artist, featuring a striking combination of erotic drawings and photomontages, together with a few photographs by Mary Harding, to whom the book is dedicated, which combine to form a description of a fictional ideal lover as well as a declaration of love to the city of Berlin. Square 4to. Original illustrated cardstock wrpps. Very slight abrasions and toning to spine, otherwise very fine. Berlin (The Mary Dorothy Verlag/The Passion Press) 1978. Hand-numbered limited edition of 500 copies. Dorothy Iannone was born in the United States but has spent most of her career working in Berlin. She is particularly known for her often colorful and whimsical autobiographical texts, films, and paintings that overtly depict female sexuality, erotic love, and "ecstatic unity". She draws inspiration from Japanese woodcuts, Eastern religious traditions, African tribal statues, and Greek vases. She was frequently censored due to the explicit nature of her work. A scarce and beautiful work; as of February 2019, WorldCat locates three holdings in North American libraries.

$2250.00

The Life and Times of Butch Dykes. Vol. I, No. 1 (2009) through Vol. VI, No. 1 (2014)
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The Life and Times of Butch Dykes. Vol. I, No. 1 (2009) through Vol. VI, No. 1 (2014)

By Aquino, Eloisa

A partial set in 9 issues, unpaginated, 8 pp. each, of the award-winning set of fanzines written and illustrated by Eloisa Aquino, each issue focusing on a specific masculine or non-gender-conforming gay woman or group of women, including musicians, artists, athletes, models, writers, and activists. Profusely illustrated. 16mo. Original stapled colored cardstock pictorial wrpps. Montreal (B&D Press) 2009-2014. B&D is a micro publisher out of Montreal, run by Eloisa Aquino and Jenny Lin. According to B&D website, this series of fanzines is "about the lives and times of amazing women who could be considered icons against heteronormativity, in their very personal and unique ways...They were and are brave people who tried to be authentic and faithful to what they perceived as their true identity." Included in this collection: Vol. I, Issue 1: Chavela Vargas Vol. I, Issue 2: JD Samson Vol. I, Issue 3: Gladys Bentley Vol. II, Issue 2: Claude Cahun Vol. III, Issue 1: Martina Navratilova Vol. III, Issue 2: Jenny Shimizu Vol. IV, Issue 1: Judith Butler Vol. V, Issue 1: Audre Lorde Vol. VI, Issue 1: Brazilian Singers.

$250.00

Ezhegodnik MAO: Moskovskogo Arkhitekturnogo Obshchestva (            O:                                    ). Vol. 5 & 6
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Ezhegodnik MAO: Moskovskogo Arkhitekturnogo Obshchestva ( O: ). Vol. 5 & 6

2 vols., 135, 162 pp., covering years 5 and 6 of the important yearbook chronicling the activities of the Moscow Architectural Society, each volume profusely illustrated with floor plans, architectural illustrations, elevations, façades, and photographs, year 6 also containing a brilliant full-color plate of Alexei Shchusev's avant-garde submission for a memorial to Christopher Columbus in Santo Domingo, the volumes containing text and captions in Russian and German. Some very minor scattered browning. 4to. Original typographic printed wrpps., some soiling, toning, and chipping, small loss to cover of Year 6 at lower front corner. Moscow (Izd. Moskovskogo Arkhitekturnogo Obshchestva/MAO) 1928-1930. The Moscow Architectural Society was founded in 1867 and was the first Russian professional union of architects and construction engineers. As a group, they studied architecture and organized exhibitions and design competitions. Their first open architectural design competition was held in 1868, and in the 1920s these competitions were key in advancing avant-garde architectural designs. Many of these designs were never actually constructed, either due to lack of construction during and immediately following the Civil War, or because the projects were considered too avant-garde. The architects with projects in these volumes include the Vesnin Brothers, Shchusev, Ivanitsky, Zholtovsky, Kokorin, Barkhin, Razov, Golosov, Chernyshev, Voinov, Fridman, Ginsburg, and others. Scarce institutionally.

$3500.00

Der Tod: Zeitung Für Kultur. No. 1 (June 1978) through No. 7 (February 1980) (all published)
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Der Tod: Zeitung Für Kultur. No. 1 (June 1978) through No. 7 (February 1980) (all published)

A complete run in 7 issues, 20-28 pp. each, of the darkly humorous "gray literature" journal, edited by a large team including Joachim Baumhauer, Clas Broder Hansen, Dorothee Hinkes, Gerd Luck, Wolfgang Müthling, Anke Rehr, Sebastian Burckhardt, Andreas Bross, Cord-Georg Hasselmann, Martin Knipping, Christian Rietz, Ursula Scharna, and Oliver Stephan, the publication fueled by a fascination with death and morbidity, taking the form of a type of serialized artist's journal, containing poetry, prose, photography, and photo-montages. Profusely illustrated. 4to. Original stapled photo-illustrated wrpps. Fine condition. Berlin/Hamburg/München (Deutsche Hochschule für Seriositätswissenschaften/Tod-und-Teufel-Verlagsgesellschaft) 1978-1980. The official publisher of Der Tod was the "German Academy for the Sciences of Seriousness", a "serious organization which is engaged in serious public performances and publications," according to a post by Broder Hansen. A very unusual and somewhat surreal example of independent publishing in West Germany. Very scarce; as of February 2019, WorldCat shows only a single holding of an individual issue in a North American library.

$950.00

Probedrucke von Otto Elsner, Buchdruckerei und Verlagsbuchhandlg
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Probedrucke von Otto Elsner, Buchdruckerei und Verlagsbuchhandlg

By Trade catalogue.- Otto Elsner, Berlin

1914. Presentation album promoting the work of the pioneering printing firm, including unpaginated (16 pp.) introductory text printed in blue, black, silver and white within elaborately ornamented borders, and 12 mounted samples of work by the firm, including publicity brochures, advertisements, pamphlets, stationery, and other items, most in striking colors, compositions and formats, with descriptions on decorative tissue guards. Folio. Orig. ornamental cloth, front cover a bit warped. Berlin n.d. (circa 1914). A spectacular publication, reflecting the firm's originality, creativity and great attention to detail, presenting striking designs for publicity material, epitomizing later manifestations of Jugendstil aesthetics.

$8500.00

S.C.A.B.: Society for the Complete Annihilation of Breeding. No. 1 (n.d.)
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S.C.A.B.: Society for the Complete Annihilation of Breeding. No. 1 (n.d.)

The first issue (of a likely 2 total published), 8 pp., of the somewhat tongue-in-cheek Queercore hate zine, under the editorial direction of filmmaker Johnny Noxzema (John Richard Allen), targeting heterosexism, straight people, and "mainstream" gays and lesbians, and attacking the heteronormative American nuclear family. Illustrated throughout with drawings, collages, and reproductions from photographs. Photomechanically reproduced. Some very mild wear and toning. Tall 8vo. Original illustrated stapled blue paper wrpps. Toronto (Kill the Whites/Bimbox) n.d. (1990). A play on Valerie Solanas's 1967 feminist classic zine, S.C.U.M. (Society for Cutting Up Men), S.C.A.B. lays out their intent clearly in hateful, violent language: "Our goal? The absolute obliteration of what is generally regarded as the American nuclear family. Our method? Violence, pornography, abortions, castration, mindless sex, mass murder, and the widespread destruction of private and state property." In the October 1991 issue of Maximum Rock 'n' Roll, reviewer K.O. called S.C.A.B. "the most hateful thing I've ever seen in my life." The final page contains the words, "Kill a man and you impress a few people who already believe anyway. Kill a multitude and you can convince a nation." Scarce; as of February 2019, WorldCat locates three holdings in North American libraries.

$250.00

Collection of Photographs of Berlin Post-War Movie Theaters
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Collection of Photographs of Berlin Post-War Movie Theaters

By Conrad, Willi (photographer)

Group of approximately 80 original black and white photographs of West Berlin movie theaters, circa 1949 to 1955, including foyers, screening rooms, posters, and exterior views, along with architectural details such as stairways and seating, most lacking any sort of caption or label. Images are curled, likely from being housed loosely as opposed to in an album; some slightly faded, a few with mild discoloration, very good overall. Various sizes, from approximately 4 x 6 inches to 5 x 7 inches. Loose as issued, housed in an archival box. Berlin (n.p.), circa 1949-1955. A unique collection of photographs depicting post-war architecture in West Berlin. Many of the screening locations depicted in these photos are small and improvised, including room set up in resturants, and other photos show pre-war theaters that are no longer standing. A number of the theaters are identifiable, and include the Filmbühne am Steinplatz in Charlottenburg, the Metropol at Nollendorplatz, Schlüter, Olympia, Olivaer Lichtspiele, Regina, KammerLichtspiele, Rheingold, and the Bayreuther Lichtspiele (later the Arsenal). Also included in this grouping are six color photos showing the interior of the no-longer-extant Gloria-Palast on Ku'damm. All of the photographs in this collection were taken by Willi Conrad, a Berlin native, born in 1907, who was originally trained as a fashion designer and worked in the fashion industry. Conrad earned a side living as a photographer beginning in the 1930's, first photographing shows at Berlin theaters, and later working as a press photographer during the post-war period.

$3000.00

Revue Nul = 0. Tijdschrift voor de Nieuwe Konseptie in de Beeldende Kunst./Revue pour la Nouvelle Conception Artistique./Zeitschrift für die Neue Künstlerische Konzeption. No. 1 (November 1961) through No. 4 (n.d.). Continued by De Nieuwe Stijl, Werk van de Internationale Avant-Garde. Part 1 (n.d.) through Part 2 (n.d., 1965) (all published)
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Revue Nul = 0. Tijdschrift voor de Nieuwe Konseptie in de Beeldende Kunst./Revue pour la Nouvelle Conception Artistique./Zeitschrift für die Neue Künstlerische Konzeption. No. 1 (November 1961) through No. 4 (n.d.). Continued by De Nieuwe Stijl, Werk van de Internationale Avant-Garde. Part 1 (n.d.) through Part 2 (n.d., 1965) (all published)

A complete run in 6 issues total of the arts and culture journal from the Dutch branch of the avant-garde ZERO group, under the editorial direction of Armando, Henk Peeters, and Herman de Vries, containing contemporary commentary and criticism of the art and design world and the main themes of the international ZERO movement, including essays on monochrome, new realism, instrumental architecture, and light; continued by De Nieuwe Stijl in two parts, edited by Armando, Henk Peeters, Hans Sleutelaar, Cornelis Bastiaan Vaandrager, and Hans Verhagen, this journal taking the form of a literary magazine showcasing avant-garde poetry and prose. Illustrated throughout. Some slight dust-staining, creasing to issues of Nul, scattered toning. Nul 4to., De Nieuwe Stijl 8vo. Original wrpps., all housed together in archival case. Some slight dust-staining to wrpps. of Nul, front cover of issue no. 1 creased in several places. Arnhem/Amsterdam, 1961-1965. The ZERO group on the whole was active from 1957 to 1966, founded initially in Düsseldorf by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene. Contemporaneous groups existed in other parts of Europe and Asia, as well as the Americas, including the Nul group in the Netherlands, the Nouveaux Réalistes in France, Azimuth in Italy, and the Gutai group in Japan. Nul, consisting of Armando, Jan Henderikse, Henk Peeters, and Jan Schoonhoven, came to bein in 1961. The various groups often collaborated with each other, with Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni, and Lucio Fontana being key figures in this artistic activity. The artists often explored monochrome color, light, motion, seriality, and space, and put on many of their own exhibitions. A scarce complete run of the journal, from the Dutch branch of the avant-garde group, that was an immediate predecessor to de Vries's Revue Integration.

$4500.00

Miasteczko (Dos Shtetl/The Shtetl)
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Miasteczko (Dos Shtetl/The Shtetl)

By Tolkachev, Zinoviy S.

Unpag. volume (49 leaves) with 40 full-page illustrations after drawings by Tolkachev, depicting life in the shtetl, including various figures and buildings. Some very minor edgewear. 8vo. Original illustrated wrpps., some minor chipping and yellowing, some small cracks to spine. Warsaw/Lodz (Dos Naye Leben) 1946. Tolkachev was a Soviet-born Jewish artist who created the illustrations for this volume and two other volumes or series after he participated as a Red Army soldier in the liberation of the Auschwitz and Majdanek concentration camps. The other illustrations depict the suffering he himself witnessed at the camp. From these illustrations, he created an album titled The Flowers of Auschwitz, also published in 1946. This volume, however, is inspired by the stories of the famous Russian-Jewish writer Sholem Aleichem, and was meant to help preserve the memories of provincial Eastern-European Jewish life. The publisher, Dos Naye Leben, was a Jewish publishing house, founded only the year before in liberated Lodz, a city where many surviving Polish Jews gathered to rebuild their lives. Scarce institutionally.

$950.00

Vol. I: Neuguinea 1913 und 1914. Vol. II: Heimkehr, Weltkrieg, Heimat. 1914 bis 1921
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Vol. I: Neuguinea 1913 und 1914. Vol. II: Heimkehr, Weltkrieg, Heimat. 1914 bis 1921

By Nolde, Emil

2 vols., 241 pp. total continuously paginated, comprising Nolde's autobiographical reminiscences of his time spent in New Guinea and the South Seas, his subsequent return to Germany, and his life during the first World War and the years immediately thereafter, the original manuscript typed up by Nolde's wife, Ada, and mimeographed by Emil and Ada for private circulation among a small group of their friends, Vol. I with 53 tipped-in illustrations and two black-and-white photographs of native women, Vol. II with 35 tipped-in illustrations, the vast majority of the illustrations being reproductions of watercolors and drawings by Nolde. Some toning of the paper throughout, some scattered foxing most prominently to the blue pages to which the photographs and some other illustrations are mounted, very minor damp staining to a couple of pages of Vol. II and the last few pages of Vol. II. 4to. Original plain cardstock wrpps. with woven cord ties., some soiling, staining, scuffing, and creasing particularly to wrpps. of Vol. I. N.p. (Seebüll, Germany?) (self-published by the author) n.d. (circa 1941). Limited edition of less than 50 copies. In October 1913, Nolde and his wife Ada joined a government-sponsored expedition to German New Guinea, travelling by way of Siberia, Korea, Japan, China, and the Philippines. During the trip Nolde constantly drew and painted what he saw around him, fascinated by the indigenous people's close relationship with nature and the art of the non-European cultures he encountered. These volumes cover their trip to Russia, Asia, and the South Seas, along with the years that followed during and immediately after World War I, which they spent in the area of North Frisia in northern Germany. Each volume carries a handwritten dedication, probably written by Ada. The dedication in Volume I reads, "Euch Lieben dies Manuskript der großen Reise - ein später Weihnachtsgruß von Euren A. u. E. N.", and the dedication in Volume II reads, "Herzlichst auch dieser zweite Teil, Eure A. und E. N." An incredibly scarce pair of volumes from a vitally important Expressionist artist; as of February 2019, WorldCat locates only a single holding worldwide of the pair.

$15000.00

Hop-Là! L'Hebdomadaire de la Jeunesse Moderne. Year 1, No. 1 (n.d., December 1937) through Year 3, No. 130 (2 June 1940)
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Hop-Là! L'Hebdomadaire de la Jeunesse Moderne. Year 1, No. 1 (n.d., December 1937) through Year 3, No. 130 (2 June 1940)

A very nearly complete run (lacking only issues nos. 0, 131, and 132) of the French comics weekly, issues 8-12 pp. each, housed in two volumes, the first containing issues 1-52, the second with issues 53-130, each issue containing comics such as Popeye and Thimble Theater, Mandrake the Magician, Marc Orian, La Patrouille des Aigles, Diane Detective, The Lone Ranger, Dinglehoofer und His Dog Adolph, and Prince Valiant, the adventures of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs in serialized chapters, and puzzles. A couple of issues with minor restorations, a few issues with very minor tears, some issues slightly trimmed, overall excellent. Large 4to. Cloth boards, original issues bound in. Paris (Opera Mundi) 1937-1940. A rare and sought-after French comics journal from the inter-war period, from the same editors as Le Journal de Mickey, a weekly magazine which published the adventures of Mickey Mouse, and Robinson. The first popular French comics, or bandes dessinées, began appearing in the early 1900s. In 1934 Paul Winckler, who had already been distributing comics through Opera Mundi, made a deal with King Features Syndicate to create the Journal de Mickey. The immediate success of this magazine led to the creation of numerous other comics publications worldwide. Hop-Là was the first appearance in French of Prince Valiant, created in 1937 and now the world's longest-running comic strip. Incredibly rare; as of February 2019, WorldCat does not locate a single holding in North America.

$5500.00

Le Barbare: Illustré Satyrique Hebdomadaire. No. 1 (25 October 1914) through No. 5 (22 November 1914) (all published)
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Le Barbare: Illustré Satyrique Hebdomadaire. No. 1 (25 October 1914) through No. 5 (22 November 1914) (all published)

A complete collection in 5 issues, 8 pp. each, of the scarce and extremely short-lived French satirical journal, featuring political caricatures and short works of prose and poetry, featuring illustrations from Leal da Camara, Ricardo Florès, Adolph Willette, Henri-Gabriel Ibels, Marcel Capy, Monterose, Benjamin Rabier, Radiguet, Paul Pigassou, and Ripart. Profusely illustrated throughout from drawings and photographs, and each issue with multiple large caricatures and/or political cartoons. Small folio. Original illustrated wrpps., each cover featuring a large two-color cartoon or caricature. Some slight dust-staining and minor soiling and toning, first issue with crease to lower left corner, overall very fine. Paris, 1914. The introductory letter to the readers from the first issue of Le Barbare reads, "Le titre 'Le Barbare', que nous avons choisi pour notre publication, est plus qu'un simple titre. C'est presque un programme. Le barbare, c'est Lui, ce loufoque impérial qui depuis longtemps nous fait voir ses excentricités; ce cabotin de bas étage qui s'affuble de mille costumes différents...Malheureux déséquilibré dont le costume le meilleur serait une camisole de force! C'est ta chronique, c'est celle de ton peuple qui te suit aveuglément en une ruée effroyable dont s'indigne le monde entier, qui vous classera l'un et l'autre, devant l'Histoire, comme une horde de sauvages. C'est cela que Le Barbare publiera en ses pages, tout en reprouduisant aussi - sous forme écrite ou dessinée - les beaux gestes héroiques de ceux qui souffrent et qui vengeront l'insulte momentanée que nous inflige ce peuple de Vandales." Incredibly scarce; as of January 2019, WorldCat locates only a single holding in a North American institution.

$4500.00

Re Nudo. Mensile di Contracultura e Contrainformazione. No. 0 (n.d., November 1970) through No. 34 (n.d., circa 1974)
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Re Nudo. Mensile di Contracultura e Contrainformazione. No. 0 (n.d., November 1970) through No. 34 (n.d., circa 1974)

A sequential run of the first 35 issues in 32 fascicules of the Italian counterculture journal, founded in 1970 by a group of intellectuals and artists, including Andrea Valcarenghi, edited at times by Valcarenghi, Guido Vivi, and Marina Valcarenghi, most issues approx. 16-24 pp., covering topics related to underground culture and political issues, such as LSD, marijuana, and other drugs, Angela Davis, the White Panthers, the Weather Underground, Israel, Puerto Rico and the Young Lords, women's liberation, prison conditions, sexual politics, Bob Dylan, guerrilla theater, Vietnam, abortion, music, books, sexuality, film, and comics. Illustrated profusely throughout. Some handwritten ink notations to inside front cover of issues no. 2 and 3, scattered soiling and toning. 4to. Original illustrated stapled wrpps., housed in cardboard slipcase, some rust around staples, some small tears along spines, issue no. 1 with taped spine, some scattered soiling, dust-staining and toning, issue no. 7 with small damp-stain to upper right corner, overall very good. Milan 1970-1980. Re Nudo was perhaps the most famous Italian counterculture magazine. During the years of its publication, the journal helped to put on a series of pop music festivals called the Festival del proletariato giovanile, with the first held in Ballabio in September of 1971. With the slogan "facciamo che il tempo libero diventi tempo liberato", the festival attracted thousands. The second festival was held in Zerbo in June 1972, and in 1974 the festival moved to Milan for its third installment. Held over 4 days in June at Parco Lambro La "Festa", spectators witnessed acts such as PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi), Perigeo, Alan Sorrenti, Battiato, Acqua Fragile, Biglietto per l'Inferno, The Trip, Il Volo, Loy e Altomare, Stormy Six, and Angelo Branduardi, among others. The final festival was held from June 26 to June 29, 1976, and was attended by more than 400,000 people. However, the festival was scourged by issues of looting and clashes between various organizing groups.

$4500.00

ART, NO-ART and ANTI-ART: A Collection of Relics
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ART, NO-ART and ANTI-ART: A Collection of Relics

Unpaginated (38 plastic sleeves filled with text and various types of material, some filled recto and verso and some filled recto only) presentation of short texts and chapters on approximately 25 important Fluxus and affiliated artists, with most texts accompanied by an art object, printed work, or ephemeral item, objects include photographs of works, posters, a price list, a titled and signed print, a published interview manuscript, flyers, invitations, rubber stamped works, and a newsletter. Large 4to. Plastic sleeves housed in a three-ring binder, with black cloth archival slipcase. Amsterdam (Galerie A) 2019. One of only 10 copies, published in connection with the book "ART, NO-ART and ANTI-ART" by Ruhé. In the introduction to this volume, Ruhé himself writes: "Anti-art, A-dynamical Art, Auto-destructive Art, Radical Art, NO! Art, Non Art, TOTal Art, Art Total, Direkte Kunst...ART, NO-ART and ANTI-ART is made up of short chapters, the point of departure always being an art object. This can be a photograph, a book, a letter and occasionally a newspaper cutting. They were chosen from materials collected over the past fifty years. Relicts [sic] and the matching stories. There are tales about artists experimenting with new materials and techniques, shifted, disrupted and moved borders, expectation and taboos." A brilliant, individually hand-assembled work documenting in great detail a wide array of artistic activity. Among the artists whose work is presented are Roland Van den Berghe, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, Stanley Brouwn, Christo & Jean-Claude,Robert Filliou, Guerrilla Art Action Group, Alice Hutchins, Geoffrey Hendricks, Alison Knowles, Tetsumi Kudo, Yayoi Kusama, George Maciunas, Gustav Metzger, Ben Patterson, Willem de Ridder, Takako Saito, Annie Sprinkle, Tinkebell, Endre Tót, Ben Vauter, and VICE-Versand, et al. Incredibly scarce; a limited edition work as of January 2019 not found listed on WorldCat.

$1350.00

Werkhefte Für den Heimbau der Hitler-jugend. Vols. I and II. (Subtitled of Vol. II: Die Gestaltung des Innenraumes.)
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Werkhefte Für den Heimbau der Hitler-jugend. Vols. I and II. (Subtitled of Vol. II: Die Gestaltung des Innenraumes.)

By Leipzig, Germany.- Reichsjugendführung der NSDAP

Two volumes, 142, 373 pp., on the architecture, interior design, and decor of Hitler Youth hostels, the first volume focused on the buildings' exteriors, featuring 100 illustrations including blueprints, floor plans, elevations, and reproductions from photographs; the second volume with over 350 illustrations depicting hostel interiors and furnishings, mostly reproductions from photographs but also including sketches, floor plans, and blueprints, including architectural decorative elements such as ceilings, doors, and windows, furniture such as chairs, tables, beds, and cabinets, metalwork, lighting, textiles, and tableware, several in color. Tables of contents, lists of illustrations. Some pages at back of Volume II stuck together at upper corner, some minor damage to table of contents of Volume I where pages were once adhered, some pencil and ink notations to Vol. I front endpapers, Vol. II with full-page ink inscription laid in between front endpapers. Oblong 4to. Vol. I linen boards, Vol. II paper-covered boards, some minor wear and soiling, minor scuffing. Leipzig (Reichsjugendführung der NSDAP/Verlag Erwin Skacel) 1937-1938. The German Youth Hostel Association (Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk, or DJH) was founded in 1909 to create an organized network of affordable and safe accomodation for travelling school and youth groups and individuals all over Germany. Membership is a prerequisite for overnight stay in one of the hostels. The DJH was merged into the Hitler Youth in 1933 until the end of the Second World War. The architects and architectural firms who made contributions to these volumes include Hanns Dustmann, Erich zu Putlitz, F.S. Winter, Braun, Etzel, Bruhn, and Bildhauer Czechowski. Scarce institutionally.

$1500.00

The Impossible Dream. No. 1 (n.d., 1979?) through No. 4 (n.d., 1986) (all published)
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The Impossible Dream. No. 1 (n.d., 1979?) through No. 4 (n.d., 1986) (all published)

A complete run in 4 issues of the zine put out by the punk band Poison Girls, edited by the band's founding drummer Lance d'Boyle (Gary Lance Robins), and sold at gigs and by mail order, featuring photomontage, lyrics to Poison Girls songs, and writings from other artists, including Janet Dube, Andrea Dworkin, and William S. Burroughs, focusing on issues such as militarism, sexual politics, and capitalism. Profusely illustrated throughout. Some very minor scattered toning and edgewear. The first issue is photomechanically reproduced, the other three are printed in two colors. No. 1 4to., Nos. 2-4 tabloid. Original illustrated self-wrpps., No. 1 stapled, Nos. 2-4 folded. London (X N TRIX) 1980-1986. The Poison Girls were an English anarcho-punk band formed in Brighton, whose songs often explored issues of sexuality and gender roles. They were closely affiliated with the anarchist band Crass and played over 100 gigs together, including benefits as a part of the peace movement and for the Wapping Autonomy Centre. A very scarce complete run; as of January 2019, WorldCat locates five institutions in the United States with any holdings, most of which appear to be a single issue.

$1500.00

Culture Hero, Masterprint. Jill Johnston Exposed: Special Issue
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Culture Hero, Masterprint. Jill Johnston Exposed: Special Issue

By Levine, Les

28-leaf portfolio of art prints made from the Culture Hero special issue, "Jill Johnston Exposed", each page of the issue enlarged and reproduced on heavy paper stock lithographed by aluminum plates and split fountain rainbow rolled over in over 150 colors. Illustrated throughout. Large folio, each individual page measures approx. 23 by 17 inches. Original black and white printed cardboard portfolio covers, professionally repaired, bound with three metal screw fasteners and designed so that each page can be individually removed and framed. Some minor soiling and edgewear. New York (Editions Alecto of America, Ltd.) 1970. The first and last pages of the portfolio are signed and dated Les Levine 70. Les Levine published five issues of the journal Culture Hero: A Fanzine of Stars of the Super World, a satirical and gossipy tabloid serial devoted to New York City's downtown art scene. This portfolio is a special large-format reproduction of the third issue devoted to Jill Johnston (February 1970), which was subtitled "A life dominated by Strange Arts, Consuming Desires, and Ego-Eroticism". Johnston was a dance critic for the Village Voice and Art News and an important figure in New York's avant-garde. Among the contributors to this issue were Lucas Samaras, Gregory Battcock, David Bourdon, Yvonne Rainer, Remy Charlip, Walter Gutman, Brigid Polk, Wynn Chamberlain, Teeny Duchamp, Rosalyn Drexler, Helen Ansell, Kenneth King, Ann Wilson, Stephen Dunn, Jasper Johns, Barbara Forst, Andy Warhol, James Lee Byars, and others. The front cover of the portfolio contains blurbs and reviews of the volume, including one from Phyllis Derfner, an employee at MOMA, which reads, "One of the major books of the decade. A great print-maker at the absolute peak of his form. Whether your primary interest is in Les Levine, the state-of-the-revolution or pure-ass dynamite printmaking, Culture Hero Masterprints, is simply not to be missed."

$1500.00

Sugar Mountain
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Sugar Mountain

By Clark, Tom & Lewis Warsh

66 leaves, mimeographed rectos only, the only issue of a possible intended series, containing poetry by Alice Notley, Ted Berrigan, Bill Berkson, Tom Clark, Scott Cohen, Lewis MacAdams, Joanne Kyger, Ron Padgett, Harris Schiff, John Thorpe, Charlies Vermont, Anne Waldman, and Lewis Warsh. Not illustrated. A few pages with very slight creasing to corners, overall excellent. Tall 4to. Original photo-illustrated stapled wrpps. featuring a nude portrait of Alice Notley by Jayne Nodland to the front cover. Some rust to staples, several small stains from stickers to top of front cover. n.p. [Bolinas, California] 1970. Of Sugar Mountain Lewis Warsh has written, "Tom Clark and I edited the one-shot magazine Sugar Mountain in the spring of 1970. We were both living in Bolinas, California....Suddenly there was a poetry community....and Sugar Mountain reflects the beginning of it all. It was a kind of miracle for so many poets of different stripes (Black Mountain, Beat Generation, New York School, San Francisco Renaissance) to interact and collaborate on a daily level, dissolving the borders between life and poetry, and much of it had to do with the magic of Bolinas, situated on a fragile cliff overlooking the Pacific with the lights of San Francisco blinking in the distance....but by the end of the 1970s many of the poets had moved away." (Warsh, From a Secret Location, January 2017).

$1650.00

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