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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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$550.00

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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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image 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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$750.00

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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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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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$75.00

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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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Man on the Moon (Original script for the Andy Warhol-produced 1975 stage musical, copy belonging to Monique van Vooren)

by Andy Warhol (producer); John Phillips (music, lyrics, book); Paul Morrissey (director); Denny Doherty, Genevieve Waite, Monique van Vooren (starring)

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Published
1974
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$2,850.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1974. Draft Working script for the 1975 Andy Warhol-produced musical, copy belonging to Monique van Vooren. Includes 36 additional unbound pages, primarily revisions, as well as twelve pages, staple bound, containing the bulk of dialogue for van Vooren's character, Venus, with name repeatedly circled in holograph pencil. Annotations throughout, both copied and in holograph ink and pencil.… Read more
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Four original photographs of Robert Breer and stills from several of his animated films

by Andy Warhol, Robert Breer (subjects)

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Published
1981
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$675.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1981. Collection of four vintage photographs, one showing a gallery screening of experimental filmmaker Robert Breer's work, with Breer and artist Andy Warhol in attendance, and three showing stills from Breer's animated films "A Man and His Dog out for Air" (1957), "T2" (1979), and "Swiss Army Knife with Rats and Pigeons" (1981). With printed label snipes… Read more
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image of Tree, A Happening (Original instructions for the May 19, 1963 Yam Festival event, with contemporary Kaprow signature and date)

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N.p.: N.p., 1963. Original spirit duplication instructions for Allan Kaprow's "Tree, A Happening," a performance art piece which took place as part of The Yam Festival, at painter and sculptor George Segal's farm in South Brunswick, New Jersey, on May 19, 1963, with Kaprow's contemporary signature, "Kaprow May '63" in holograph ink on top of first page. The instructions… Read more
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Nostalgia [Nostalghia] (Collection of five original photographs from the 1983 film)

by Andrei Tarkovsky (director, screenwriter); Tonino Guerra (screenwriter); Oleg Yankovskiy, Erland Josephson, Domiziana Giordano, Patrizia Terreno, Laura De Marchi (starring)

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Published
1983
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$550.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1983. Collection of five vintage reference photographs from the 1983 film. Printed mimeo snipe specific to the film's UK release affixed to the verso. The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov (Oleg Jankovsky) and his interpreter Eugenia (Domiziana Giordano) journey to Italy to research a forgotten eighteenth-century composer. Director Andrei Tarkovsky's first film directed outside of the USSR. … Read more
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Chafed Elbows and Scorpio Rising (Original poster for the 1966 double-bill of the two films)

by Anger, Kenneth, Robert Downey Sr

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Published
1966
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$1,850.00

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New York: Impact Films, 1966. Original poster for the 1966 double feature of Robert Downey Sr.s' "Chafed Elbows" (1966) and Kenneth Anger's "Scorpio Rising" (1964) which ran together for over a month at the Gate Theater in New York for the premiere of Downey Sr.'s film. A unique pairing of two classic-underground filmmakers. Downey Sr.'s "Chafed Elbows," a… Read more
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image of L'Immortelle [The Immortal One] (Original photograph of Alain Robbe-Grillet from the set of the 1963 film)

L'Immortelle [The Immortal One] (Original photograph of Alain Robbe-Grillet from the set of the 1963 film)

by Alain Robbe-Grillet (director, screenwriter); Francoise Brion, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, Guido Celano (starring)

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Published
1963
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$300.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1963. Vintage borderless reference photograph of director Alain Robbe-Grillet on the set of the 1963 film. French "L'Immortelle" and "57- -3" stamp on verso. Directorial debut of novelist and filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet, his first film project after writing the screenplay for Alain Resnais' "Last Year at Marienbad" (1961). Robbe-Grillet's eliptical, narrative-defying tale of a… Read more
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Jubilee (Original poster for a screening of the 1978 film)

by Derek Jarman (director, screenwriter); Jenny Runacre, Nell Cambell, Toyah Wilcox, Ian Charleson, Karl Johnson (starring)

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Published
1979
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$1,250.00

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Sydney: Balmain Bijou, 1979. Vintage offset lithograph poster for a series of screening of the 1978 UK film at the Balmain Bijou theatre in Sydney, Australia, circa 1979. Queen Elizabeth I travels to a dystopian 1970s London, witnessing a lawless city overrun by a gang of punk girls. A cult classic, featuring a soundtrack by Brian Eno,… Read more
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Andy Warhol and the cast of Pork (Original photograph from the 1971 play)

by Warhol, Andy, Anthony Zanetta, Wayne County, Cleve Reller (subjects); Jack Mitchell (photographer)

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Published
1971
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$1,350.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1971. Vintage borderless photograph of Andy Warhol and the cast of the 1971 play. Holograph ink annotation on the verso crediting photographer Jack Mitchell, identifying the subjects, and giving a date of "5/71." Based on tape-recorded telephone conversations between Andy Warhol and Brigid Berlin about her family's private life, the play opened at LaMama ETC in… Read more
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Andy Warhol at his 1971 retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art (Original photograph from the 1971 exhibition)

by Andy Warhol (subject); Jack Mitchell (photographer)

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Published
1971
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$1,450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1971. Vintage borderless photograph of Andy Warhol lying amongst his "Cow Wallpaper" (silkscreen on wallpaper, 1971), from his May 1971 retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Photograph by Jack Mitchell. Mimeo snipe on verso. The Whitney Museum of American Art's 1971 Andy Warhol Retrospective was Warhol's first major retrospective, which opened… Read more
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I, a Man (Original poster for the 1967 film)

by Andy Warhol (director); Paul Morrissey (director) Tom Baker, Nico, Valerie Solanas, Ingrid Superstar, Ultra Violet, Bettina Coffin (starring)

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Published
1968
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$4,500.00

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New York: Andy Warhol Film, 1968. Vintage poster for the 1967 film. The film originally screened at the Hudson Theater in New York in a 99-minute version. In early 1968, a 110-minute cut played at the Cinematheque 16 in Los Angeles. This poster, which mentions the Los Angeles screenings and contains a blurb from the likely corresponds to the… Read more
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Black Box (Original poster for the 1978 film)

by Lydia; Lunch Bob Mason (starring); Beth B, Scott B (directors)

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Published
1978
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New York: B Movies, 1978. Vintage flyer for the 1978 experimental short film. Beth and Scott B were two of the key figures in the avant garde No Wave scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s New York, making six films together between 1978 and 1981. Beth B would go on to be a key player… Read more
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Nude Restaurant (Original poster for the 1967 film)

by Andy Warhol (director, screenwriter); Viva, Taylor Mead, Ingrid Superstar, Andrew Duggan appearing as Julian Burroughs (starring)

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Published
1967
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New York: Andy Warhol Film, 1967. Vintage poster for the 1967 film. Two versions of the film were shot - one with an all nude, all male cast that was never released publicly, and one with both male and female actors wearing G-strings, which was originally screened at the Hudson Theater in New York. A stylistic breakthrough,… Read more
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Bike Boy (Original poster for the 1967 film)

by Andy Warhol (director, screenwriter); Joseph Spencer, Brigid Berlin, Ingrid Superstar, Viva (starring)

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Published
1967
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New York: Andy Warhol Film, 1967. Vintage poster for the 1967 film. The film originally screened at the Hudson Theater in a 95 minute version, although this cut is considered lost. A 109 minute version would screen in 1968 as the first film shown at the New Andy Warhol Garrick Theater, renamed as such after Warhol recovered from being… Read more
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image of Naissant (Collection of three original photographs from the 1964 film)

Naissant (Collection of three original photographs from the 1964 film)

by Stephen Dwoskin (director); Beverly Grant (starring)

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Published
1964
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$350.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1964. Collection of three vintage reference photographs from the 1964 short film. Director Stephen Dwoskin's third film, following "Asleep" (1961) and "American Dream" (1961). Dwoskin was best known for his experimental filmmaking, beginning in both the New York and London underground film scenes of the 1960s. Shot on location in New York. Two… Read more
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Blow-Up (Collection of 20 original photographs from the 1966 film)

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

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Published
1966
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$2,200.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1966. Collection of 20 vintage borderless photographs from the 1966 film, 18 reference photographs and 2 fashion photographs of Rosaleen Murray and Ann Norman. Mimeo snipes on the verso of three of the photographs. Inspired by the 1959 short story "Las Babas del Diablo" by Julio Cortazar. Michelangelo Antonioni's first English-language film, marking the… Read more
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Nog (Original first draft manuscript and archive for the 1968 novel)

by Rudy Wurlitzer

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Published
1968
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$30,000.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1968. Archive of manuscript material for Rudolph Wurlitzer's 1968 debut novel "Nog," including a complete first draft of the novel, showing significant differences from the published version and with an unpublished final chapter, and over 300 loose manuscript pages, both with extensive holograph annotations throughout. As complete and detailed an archive regarding a writer's creative process as… Read more
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The Mute (Original photograph from the 1959 short film)

by Robert Board (director, photographer); Neyle Morrow (starring)

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Published
1959
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$375.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1959. Vintage borderless photograph from the 1959 experimental short film. From the estate of director Robert Board, who also snapped the photograph of actor Neyle Morrow on the set. In addition to creating numerous short films beginning in the 1940s, Board was an actor, puppeteer, and man about town in classic Hollywood, whose recollections are… Read more
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$375.00