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cover of 16 Shrouds for the World Bank and IMF: Painting-Prologue for "Mr. Budhoo's Letter of Resignation from the IMF" (Original program for the 1995 performance)

16 Shrouds for the World Bank and IMF: Painting-Prologue for "Mr. Budhoo's Letter of Resignation from the IMF" (Original program for the 1995 performance)

by [Bread and Puppet] Peter Schumann (artist); Michael Gray (photographer)

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1995
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N.p.: Bread and Puppet, 1995. Vintage art book produced in conjunction with the 1995 theatre show, presenting a series of paintings created by Bread and Puppet founder Peter Schumann for the performance. Bread and Puppet is a left-wing puppet theatre founded by Peter and Elka Schumann in 1962-1963. The group initially became known for their massive puppets used… Read more
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cover of Beyond the Fringe (Original script for the 1962 Broadway debut of the British comedy revue)

Beyond the Fringe (Original script for the 1962 Broadway debut of the British comedy revue)

by Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, Dudley Moore (playwrights, starring)

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Published
1962
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London: N.p., 1962. Draft script for the 1962 Broadway debut of the groundbreaking British comedy revue. Annotation in holograph ink on the top right corner of the title page, noting copy number 17. The play premiered at the John Golden Theatre on October 27, 1962, and played for 667 performances, closing on May 30, 1964. According to… 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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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 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie [Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie] (Original photograph from the 1972 film)

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie [Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie] (Original photograph from the 1972 film)

by Luis Buñuel (director); Jean-Claude Carrière (screenwriter); Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier, Stéphane Audran (starring)

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Published
1972
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N.p.: N.p., 1972. Vintage borderless double weight matte-finish reference photograph taken on the set of the 1972 film, showing director Luis Buñuel working with actress Stéphane Audran between takes. Rubber stamp of photographer R. Nusimovici on the verso. Six bourgeois friends sit down to a meal together, but just prior to dining are repeatedly interrupted by surreal, dreamlike… Read more
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cover of Joan Miro: Magnetic Fields (First Edition)

Joan Miro: Magnetic Fields (First Edition)

by [Joan Miro] Thomas M. Messer (preface); Roalind Krauss, Margit Rowell (essays)

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Published
1972
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First Edition
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New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1972. First Edition. First Edition. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum between October 26, 1973 and January 21, 1973. Near Fine and unread in illustrated card wrappers.
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cover of 8 1/2 [Otto e mezzo] (Original photograph of Marcello Mastroianni on the set of the 1963 film)

8 1/2 [Otto e mezzo] (Original photograph of Marcello Mastroianni on the set of the 1963 film)

by Federico Fellini (director); Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Brunello Rondi (screenwriters); Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimee (starring)

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Published
1963
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$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1963. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the set of the 1963 film, showing actor Marcello Mastroianni between takes, with a camera crew and scaffolding in the background. Federico Fellini's avant-garde, autobiographical masterpiece, about an aging Italian director who begins to retreat into his memories and fantasies while attempting to make his latest film. Winner of… Read more
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cover of Pierre Molinier (First Edition)

Pierre Molinier (First Edition)

by [Pierre Molinier] Wayne Baerwaldt (introduction); Scott Watson, Peter Gorsen (essays)

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Published
1996
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780921381112
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$125.00

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Winnepeg / Santa Monica: Plug In / Smart Art Press, 1996. First Edition. First Edition. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.
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cover of A Toute Epreuve

A Toute Epreuve

by Paul Eluard (text); Joan Miro (art); Anne Hyde Greet (introduction, essay)

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Published
1984
ISBN
9780807611029
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New York: George Braziller, 1984. First printing of this edition. Originally published as a limited edition by Gerald Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland in 1958. Two volumes, an introductory booklet with an essay by Anne Hyde Greet and a meticulous facsimile of copy 75/130 of the original 1958 limited edition. Fine and unread with thick card wrappers in a Fine… Read more
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cover of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Tom Robbins (novel); Stephen Geller (screenwriter)

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Published
1978
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N.p.: The Clockworks Company, 1978. First Draft script for an unproduced film, circa 1978, by screenwriter Stephen Geller, who had previously adapted Kurt Vonnegut's 1969 novel "Slaughterhouse-Five" for George Roy Hill's acclaimed 1972 film. From the estate of actress Monique van Vooren. Based on 1976 novel by Tom Robbins. The history behind Geller's ambitious and massive (182… Read more
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cover of W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (Original photograph from the 1971 film)

W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (Original photograph from the 1971 film)

by Dusan Makavejev (director, screenwriter); Milena Dravic, Ivica Vidovic, Jagoda Kaloper (starring)

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Published
1971
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London: Connoisseur Films, 1971. Vintage reference photograph of director Dusan Makavejev and actress Milena Dravic on the set of the 1971 film. With a printed label specific to the film's UK release affixed to the verso. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Noted Yugoslav filmmaker Makavejev's fourth film, a surreal political satire banned… Read more
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cover of Belle de jour (Original photograph from the 1967 film)

Belle de jour (Original photograph from the 1967 film)

by Luis Buñuel (director, screenwriter); Joseph Kessel (novel); Jean-Claude Carriere (screenwriter); Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Genevieve Page (starring)

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Published
1967
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Paris: Robert et Raymond Hakim, 1967. Vintage reference photograph of Catherine Deneuve and Genevieve Page from the 1967 film. "Property of The New York Public Library," and "DUPL NYPL" stamps on verso. Buñuel's first color film, about a bored and directionless young housewife who begins working in a brothel while her husband is at work, with tragic consequences… Read more
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cover of Parking (Original photograph from the 1985 film)

Parking (Original photograph from the 1985 film)

by Jacques Demy (director, screenwriter); Sylvain Legrand (photographer); Francis Huster, Laurent Malet, Jean Marais (starring)

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Published
1985
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Paris: France 3 Cinema, 1985. Vintage matte reference photograph of Marie-France Pisier, Francis Huster, and Jean Marais from the 1985 film. Provenance stamp of film scholar and author "Jean-Pierre Berthome" on verso. Jacques Demy's homage to, and an update on, Jean Cocteau's 1950 masterwork "Orpheus." A quintessentially 1980s Rock Opera musical with Orpheus as a French pop star,… Read more
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cover of Futz (Collection of four original photographs from the 1969 film)

Futz (Collection of four original photographs from the 1969 film)

by Tom O'Horgan (director); Joseph Stefano (screenwriter); Rochelle Owens (play); Seth Allen, John Bakos, Mari-Claire Cherba (starring)

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Published
1969
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London: New Cinema Presentations, 1969. Collection of four vintage reference photographs from the 1969 film. With the label of New Cinema Presentations on the verso. Based on Rochelle Owens' 1967 play, wherein a farmer's sexual relationship with his pet pig sets off an erotic, increasingly unhinged chain of events among the local hicks in his small town. … Read more
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cover of That Obscure Object of Desire [Cet Obscur Objet du Desir] (Original photograph of Luis Buñuel, Fernando Rey, and Angela Molina from the set of the 1977 film)

That Obscure Object of Desire [Cet Obscur Objet du Desir] (Original photograph of Luis Buñuel, Fernando Rey, and Angela Molina from the set of the 1977 film)

by Luis Buñuel (director, screenwriter); Pierre Louys (novel); Jean Distinghin (photographer); Jean-Claude Carriere (screenwriter); Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Angela Molina (starring)

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Published
1977
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N.p.: N.p., 1977. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Luis Buñuel discussing a scene with Fernando Rey and Angela Molina on the set of the 1977 film. Based on the 1898 novel "Le femme et le patin" ("The Woman and the Puppet") by Pierre Louys. The tempestuous relationship between a wealthy, middle aged Frenchman and a poor,… Read more
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cover of Blue Velvet (Original photograph of David Lynch released to promote the 1987 film)

Blue Velvet (Original photograph of David Lynch released to promote the 1987 film)

by David Lynch (subject)

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Published
1987
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London: Universal Pictorial Press and Agency, 1987. Vintage borderless photograph of director David Lynch to advertise his 1987 film "Blue Velvet." With a mimeo snipe on the verso dated 17th February 1987, along with the stamp of Universal Pictorial Press in London. 8 x 10 inches. Near Fine, with brief separation at the bottom left corner.
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cover of The Exterminating Angel (Original screenplay for the 1962 film, annotated throughout by Buñuel)

The Exterminating Angel (Original screenplay for the 1962 film, annotated throughout by Buñuel)

by Luis Buñuel (director, screenwriter); Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Jose Baviera, Augusto Benedico (starring)

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Published
1962
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N.p.: N.p., 1962. Draft script for the 1962 film. With director Luis Buñuel's holograph pencil and ink annotations throughout noting changes and additions to dialogue, and the name of Russian-American director Victor Stoloff in holograph ink on the front of the folder housing the script. Stoloff was associated with Buñuel during Buñuel's brief sojourn in America, and is interviewed… Read more
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cover of The Phantom Of Liberty [Le fantome de la liberte] (Original photograph from the set of the 1974 film)

The Phantom Of Liberty [Le fantome de la liberte] (Original photograph from the set of the 1974 film)

by Luis Buñuel (director, screenwriter); Jean-Claude Carriere (screenwriter); Adriana Asti, Julien Bertheau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Adolfo Celi (starring)

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Published
1974
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974. Vintage borderless photograph of Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Brialy, and Monica Vitti on the set of the 1974 film. With holograph annotations on the verso. A masterpiece like most all of the director's films, a nonlinear surrealist comedy that challenges bourgeois notions of morality. 9.5 x 7 inches. Near Fine. … Read more
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cover of The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie (Original photograph from the 1972 film)

The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie (Original photograph from the 1972 film)

by Luis Buñuel (director); Jean-Claude Carriere (screenwriter); Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier, Stephane Audran (starring)

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Published
1972
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Paris: Greenwich Film Productions, 1972. Vintage borderless photograph from the set of the 1977 film. With holograph annotations on the verso. Six bourgeois friends try to sit down to a meal together and are repeatedly interrupted by surreal dream-like happenings. 7 x 9.5 inches. Near Fine. Criterion Collection 102. Schrader 33.
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cover of The Phantom Of Liberty [Le fantome de la liberte] (Original photograph from the set of the 1974 film)

The Phantom Of Liberty [Le fantome de la liberte] (Original photograph from the set of the 1974 film)

by Luis Buñuel (director, screenwriter); Jean-Claude Carriere (screenwriter); Adriana Asti, Julien Bertheau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Adolfo Celi (starring)

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Published
1974
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974. Vintage borderless photograph of Luis Buñuel, Julien Bertheau, and Michel Piccoli on the set of the 1974 film. With holograph annotations on the verso. A masterpiece like most all of the director's films, a nonlinear surrealist comedy that challenges bourgeois notions of morality. 9.5 x 6.25 inches. Near Fine. … Read more
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cover of The Phantom Of Liberty [Le fantome de la liberte] (Original photograph from the set of the 1974 film)

The Phantom Of Liberty [Le fantome de la liberte] (Original photograph from the set of the 1974 film)

by Luis Buñuel (director, screenwriter); Jean-Claude Carriere (screenwriter); Adriana Asti, Julien Bertheau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Adolfo Celi (starring)

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Published
1974
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974. Vintage borderless photograph of Luis Buñuel, Pierre Lary, Jean Rochefort, and Julien Bertheau on the set of the 1974 film. With holograph annotations on the verso. A masterpiece like most all of the director's films, a nonlinear surrealist comedy that challenges bourgeois notions of morality. 9.5 x 17.75 inches. Near… Read more
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