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cover of Original Ralph Records catalog poster for Fall 1981

Original Ralph Records catalog poster for Fall 1981

by Ralph Records (label); [The] Residents, Fred Frith, Yello, Tuxedomoon, Snakefinger, Renaldo and the Loaf, MX-80 Sound (artists); Pore Know Graphics (design)

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1981
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San Francisco: The Cryptic Corporation / Ralph Records, 1981. Vintage two-sided, two-color, fold-out Ralph Records catalog poster for Fall 1981. Featuring releases from Fred Frith, MX-80 Sound, Renaldo and the Loaf, [The] Residents, Snakefinger, Tuxedomoon, and Yello, as well as compilation lps, t-shirts, badges, and short films, as well as guidance for not submitting your music to Ralph Records. … Read more
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cover of 246 Little Clouds (First Edition)

246 Little Clouds (First Edition)

by Dieter Roth writing as Diter Rot

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Published
1968
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First Edition
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$175.00

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New York: Something Else, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. An early artist's book by Swiss avant-garde artist Dieter Roth, here writing under his playful and oft-used pseudonym Diter Rot. Roth was best known for his works made of found materials, often incorporating rotting food. Although Roth deliberately refrained from directly identifying with any particular artistic movements,… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Frank Zappa in Berlin, 1984

Original photograph of Frank Zappa in Berlin, 1984

by Frank Zappa (subject); Ronald Siemoneit (photographer)

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Published
1984
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Berlin: N.p., 1984. Vintage borderless photograph of musician Frank Zappa in performance at Eissporthalle in Berlin on September 11, 1984. Stamp of photographer Ronald Siemoneit on the verso, along with holograph ink annotations noting Zappa's name and the date and location. In 1984 Zappa released four albums: "Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger" in August, "Them or… Read more
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cover of Le Sang d'un Poete [The Blood of a Poet] (Collection of five original photographs from the 1930 film)

Le Sang d'un Poete [The Blood of a Poet] (Collection of five original photographs from the 1930 film)

by Jean Cocteau (director, screenwriter); Sascha Masour (photographer); Enrique Riveros, Lee Miller, Pauline Carton, Odette Talazac, Feral Benga (starring)

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Published
1930
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$2,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1930. Collection of five vintage reference photographs from the 1930 French film. One photograph with a provenance stamp and the stamp of Cinemagence on the verso, and all photographs with holograph ink and pencil annotations on the verso. Jean Cocteau's groundbreaking first film, typically dreamlike and satirical, drawing from mythology and Baroquex surrealism, with costumes… Read more
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cover of Original typed letter signed from Robert Sherwood to Curtis L. Hellmer, presumably Kurt Hellmer, 1938

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New York: The Playwrights Producing Company, 1938. Typed signed letter from Robert Sherwood to Curtis L. Hellmer, presumably Kurt Hellmer, excusing himself from being unable to meet and requesting an appointment in the near future, dated September 22nd, 1938, on The Playwrights Producing Company letterhead, with a "24 Sep 1938" stamp on the lower left. One of the… Read more
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cover of I Was Sitting on My Patio This Guy Appeared I Thought I Was Hallucinating (Archive of two scripts, an original script from the 1977 premiere production and the script publication which accompanied the 1978 London performances)

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N.p. / London: N.p. / Robert Wilson, 1978. Archive of two scripts of Robert Wilson's iconic play "I was Sitting on My Patio This Guy Appeared I Thought I was Hallucinating," an original 1977 script with annotations in holograph red marker throughout, and faint copied annotations and illustrations throughout, and a copy of the 1978 publication of the script,… Read more
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cover of Carnival Knowledge: Original Second Coming exhibition poster, 1984

Carnival Knowledge: Original Second Coming exhibition poster, 1984

by Carnival Knowledge (art collective)

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Published
1984
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New York: Ragged Edge Press, 1984. Vintage exhibition poster for art collective Carnival Knowledge's infamous "Second Coming" exhibition at Franklin Furnace, January 6 through February 4, 1984. Printed on the recto and verso. A month-long exhibition and series of performances, Carnival Knowledge's "Second Coming" centered around the question "Could there be a feminist porn??!," with dozens of artists… Read more
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cover of Pat's Birthday (Original photograph from the 1962 short film)

Pat's Birthday (Original photograph from the 1962 short film)

by Claes Oldenburg, Pat Muschinski (starring); Robert Breer (director)

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Published
1962
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N.p.: N.p., 1962. Vintage reference photograph from the 1962 experimental short film, showing Swedish-American artist Claes Oldenburg and his wife, the artist Pat Muschinski, outside of their home in the countryside. Mimeo label snipe affixed to the verso. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Director Robert Breer was best known for his… Read more
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$400.00
cover of Brakhage Films (Original sales catalog for 1971)

Brakhage Films (Original sales catalog for 1971)

by Stan Brakhage

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Published
1971
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Rollinsville, CO: Self published, 1971. Original mail order catalog for Stan Brakhage films issued in 1971. Featuring 35 8mm and 35 16mm titles, with brief descriptions for the 8mm films. 7 x 8.5 inches. Ten pages, saddle stapled in self wrappers. Very Good, with dampstaining on the front wrapper and shallow vertical and horizontal creases.
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cover of If 2 (Original newspaper advertising supplement for the 1970 album)

If 2 (Original newspaper advertising supplement for the 1970 album)

by If (artist)

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Published
1970
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Los Angeles: Capitol Records, 1970. Vintage one-page newspaper advertising pull-out supplement for British jazz-rock band If's second studio album, "If 2," released in 1970 on Capitol Records in the US and Island Records in the UK. 9.75 x 15.25 inches. On newsprint. Lightly creased to the top left edge, else Near Fine.
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cover of Blow-Up (Original photograph of Michelangelo Antonioni from the set of the 1966 film)

Blow-Up (Original photograph of Michelangelo Antonioni from the set of the 1966 film)

by Michelangelo Antonioni (director, screenwriter); Julio Cortazar (short story); Arthur Evans (photographer); Tonino Guerra, Edward Bond (screenwriter); David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles (starring)

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Published
1966
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N.p.: N.p., 1966. Vintage borderless double weight photograph of Michelangelo Antonioni on the set of the 1966 film, with provenance stamp of film scholar and author "J. P. Berthome" on verso. Inspired by the 1959 short story "Las Babas del Diablo" by Julio Cortazar. Michelangelo Antonioni's first English-language film, marking the beginning of the final phase of… Read more
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cover of Destroy, She Said [Detruire, Dit-Elle] (Original photograph of Marguerite Duras from the set of the 1969 film)

Destroy, She Said [Detruire, Dit-Elle] (Original photograph of Marguerite Duras from the set of the 1969 film)

by Marguerite Duras (director, novel, screenwriter); Catherine Sellers, Michael Lonsdale, Henri Garcin (starring)

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Published
1969
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N.p.: N.p., 1969. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Marguerite Duras on the set of the 1969 film. Credits printed on verso. Marguerite Duras' directorial debut, based on her radical 1969 novel about two couples exploring the destructive potential of their desires, their identities dissipating and merging, at an isolated seaside resort where no other guests are seen,… Read more
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cover of Blood for Dracula [Andy Warhol's Dracula] (Original photograph from the 1974 film featuring Roman Polanski)

Blood for Dracula [Andy Warhol's Dracula] (Original photograph from the 1974 film featuring Roman Polanski)

by Paul Morrissey (director, screenwriter); Bram Stoker (character); Paolo Pettini (photographer); Udo Kier, Joe Dallesandro, Vittorio De Sica (starring)

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Published
1974
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N.p.: Bryanston Pictures, 1974. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1974 film featuring Joe Dallesandro and Roman Polanski (uncredited in the role of 'man in tavern'), here under the working title "Andy Warhol's Dracula," title visible through paper tape covering byline in bottom margin. One of Warhol's two horror films (the other being "Frankenstein," released the same… Read more
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cover of Terry Fox: Works with Sound / Arbeiten mit Klang (First Edition)

Terry Fox: Works with Sound / Arbeiten mit Klang (First Edition)

by Terry Fox; Matthias Osterwold, Eva Schmidt (essays); Bernd Schulz (editor)

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Published
1999
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9783933257048
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Heidelberg: Kehrer Verlag, 1999. First Edition. First Edition. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at Stadtgalerie Saarbrucken between October 24 and November 29, 1998. With CD, containing excerpts from six sound performances composed from 1975 to 1998, included as issued. Text in German and English. Near Fine in illustrated boards with no dust jacket as issued. Light… Read more
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cover of Terry Fox: Exhibition (Original program for the 1970 exhibition)

Terry Fox: Exhibition (Original program for the 1970 exhibition)

by [Terry Fox] Willoughby Sharp (text)

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Published
1970
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San Francisco: Reese Palley, 1970. Vintage program for an exhibition held at Reese Palley between May 19 and June 13, 1970. 10.75 x 8.5 inches. Side stapled, four pages with card wrappers. Very Good plus. Wrappers with light creasing, soil, and toning overall.
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cover of Amazons of the Avant-Garde (First Edition)

Amazons of the Avant-Garde (First Edition)

by John E. Bowlt, Matthew Drutt

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Published
2000
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780892072255
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New York: Guggenheim Museum, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. Near Fine with no dust jacket as issued.
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cover of The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s (First Edition)

The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s (First Edition)

by Nilda Peraza, Marcia Tucker, Kinshasha Holman Cornwill

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Published
1990
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First Edition
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New York: Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art / The New Museum of Contemporary Art / The Studio Museum in Harlem, 1990. First Edition. First Edition. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Studio Museum in Harlem, from May 12 through August 19, 1990. … Read more
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cover of Writings about Music (First Edition, inscribed in 1975)

Writings about Music (First Edition, inscribed in 1975)

by Steve Reich

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Published
1974
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First Edition
ISBN
9780814773574
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New York: New York University Press / Halifax: The Press of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1974. First Edition. First Edition, softcover, issued simultaneously with the hardcover. First issue without the added note about typographical corrections by Reich at the end of his introduction. INSCRIBED by Reich in the year of publication on the verso of the… Read more
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cover of Bris / collage / K [Bris, Collage, K] (Two original photographs from the 1967 French performance)

Bris / collage / K [Bris, Collage, K] (Two original photographs from the 1967 French performance)

by Jean-Clarence Lambert (director); Gerard Chevalier, Marika Green, Jacques Degor (starring)

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Published
1967
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N.p.: N.p., 1967. Two vintage borderless black and white photographs from the 1967 French avant-garde performance. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with the stamp of Dalmas agency and a stamp noting No. 6710271. From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo house that acted as an intermediary between emigre photographers (as… Read more
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cover of The Deputy (Original photograph from the 1963 play)

The Deputy (Original photograph from the 1963 play)

by Rolf Hochhuth (playwright); Erwin Piscator (director);

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Published
1963
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N.p.: N.p., 1963. Vintage oversize borderless photograph of a fight breaking out on the steps of the theatre hosting a French production of Rolf Hochhuth's 1963 play "The Deputy." With a printed mimeo snipe on the verso, along with the stamp of Paris Internationale agency and PIX agency. From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo… Read more
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$75.00