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AN OPEN LETTER TO YOU PRESIDENT WILSON BY JOSEPH W. SHARTS WHO WAS ONE OF COUNSEL FOR EUGENE V. DEBS IN HIS TRIAL AT CLEVELAND, OHIO
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AN OPEN LETTER TO YOU PRESIDENT WILSON BY JOSEPH W. SHARTS WHO WAS ONE OF COUNSEL FOR EUGENE V. DEBS IN HIS TRIAL AT CLEVELAND, OHIO

By Sharts, Joseph W.

[New York: Workers Defense Union, 1919]. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. Bifolium. [4] pp. Small chip arly horizontal folds, toning. Overall very good. A fundraising appeal on behalf of the Workers Defense Union for political prisoners held under the Espionage Act of 1917. Ohio-born Joseph Sharts (1875-1965) was a prominent attorney and Socialist Party leader who widely defended American socialists, Communists, and Communist sympathizers), including Eugene Debs and the defrocked Episcopal bishop, William Montgomery Brown, who was tried for heresy in 1924 and 1925. In the present leaflet, Sharts asks President Wilson how Confederates of a generation earlier would compare to workers' rights activists imprisoned at the time. He notes that "when the Slaveholder's Rebellion" burst out," Wilson's father had been a staunch supporter of the Confederacy: "If this means anything it means that your father, Mr. President, openly advocated and urged the overthrow of the government of the United States, openly encouraged men to take guns and shoot down American soldiers who were defending the Stars and Stripes. What would that be under the present Espionage Act? Debs never did that, Mr. President." OCLC records no copies. Rare.

$125.00

AN ACCOUNT OF THE ORGANIZATION & PROCEEDINGS OF THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE MONUMENT ASSOCIATION, AND CELEBRATION OF THE 45th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE LAKE ERIE, AT PUT-IN-BAY ISLAND, ON SEPTEMBER 10th, 1858
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AN ACCOUNT OF THE ORGANIZATION & PROCEEDINGS OF THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE MONUMENT ASSOCIATION, AND CELEBRATION OF THE 45th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE LAKE ERIE, AT PUT-IN-BAY ISLAND, ON SEPTEMBER 10th, 1858

By [War of 1812]

Sandusky: Printed by Henry D. Cooke & Company, 1858. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. Original printed wrappers. 49 pp. Minor chipping to upper-outer corner front wrapper and first several leaves, half-inch closed tear in fore-edge of front wrapper. Light soiling in wrappers and thin, long stain across front wrapper. Overall very good. A detailed description of the large 45th-anniversary celebration of the Battle of Lake Erie at Put-in-Bay Island, where American forces under Oliver Hazard Perry beat the British Royal Navy and reestablished U.S. control of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. In addition to its account of the proceedings, the pamphlet prints the constitution of the Battle of Lake Erie Monument Association, an address by Hon. Eleutheros Cooke of Sandusky, the poems, "The Battle of Lake Erie," by D. Bethune Dunfield (ending with the line, "WE'VE MET THE ENEMY, AND THEY ARE OURS!"), "The Islands of Erie," by R. R. McMeens, portions of an eyewitness account of the battle by Dr. Usher Parsons, and the lyrics of the songs, "Battle of Erie, 1813" "We've Met the Enemy and They're Ours," and "Dodge's Machine Song." SABIN 3967.

$200.00

HOGYAN KELL OLVASNI, SZAVALNI, CIKKET IRNI, BESZÉDET TARTANI, VITÁT LERENDEZNI, GYÜLÉST VEZETNI
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HOGYAN KELL OLVASNI, SZAVALNI, CIKKET IRNI, BESZÉDET TARTANI, VITÁT LERENDEZNI, GYÜLÉST VEZETNI

By Geréb, József

[Cleveland]: Bérmunkás az I.W.W. magyar nyelvü lapja, [1932]. First Separate Edition. Softcover. Very good. 6 1/2 inches. 63,[1] pp. In Hungarian. Original printed wrappers, saddle-stapled. Contemporary typescript note tipped in providing English explanation of contents. Later inscriptions in Agnes Inglis's hand in front wrapper verso and p. [1] noting pamphlet as gift from the author to the Labadie Collection (see below); small rectangle in red pencil on front cover. Toning from note on p. [1], light soiling to wrappers. Very good. A worker's and labor organizer's manual in Hungarian, published in Cleveland, where the largest Hungarian population outside Hungary has long resided. Inscriptions and a folded typescript note tipped in at the front show this copy of the manual to have been a gift to the Labadie Collection, a major collection at the University of Michigan built principally by the Detroit-based anarchists Joseph Labadie (1850-1933) and Anna Inglis (1870-1952). The note translates the title as, "HOW TO | Read | Recite | Write articles | Make speeches | Organize debates | Conduct meetings," and describes it as a separate printing of the appendix of the 1921 work, FORRADALMÁROK KÖNYVE ("The Book of the Revolutionist"), designated as "an official textbook on revolutionary industrial unionism."Rare. OCLC records no copies.Contemporary typescript note tipped in providing publishing history: "This booklet is a reprint [of the appendix] from the book, 'Forradalmárok Könyve' (The Book of the Revolutionist) by Joseph Gereb, Published by the Central Committee of the Hungarian Section of the I.W.W., Chicago, Ill. May, 1921. / The 'Forradalmárok Könyve' was designated as 'an official textbook on revolutionary industrial unionism.'" Manuscript ownership inscription in Inglis's hand inside upper wrapper and at head of p. [1]: "Labadie Collection G[if]t. Joseph H. Gereb. March 10, 1944." Appears to be unrecorded in OCLC as of February, 2017; not in the NUC; not in MILES.

$125.00

TECHNOKRÁCIA VAGY IPARI UNIONIZMUS
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TECHNOKRÁCIA VAGY IPARI UNIONIZMUS

By Wiener, Andor

[Cleveland]: [Printed by B. & R. Printing Co. for] Bérmunkás, [1932]. First Separate Edition. Softcover. Very good. 16 pp. Pictorial wrappers, saddle-stapled. Later inscriptions in Agnes Inglis's hand (see below) on p. [1] noting pamphlet as gift from John Zara to the Labadie Collection. Lower-outer corner bumped, wrappers lightly worn. Very good. A talk, "Technocracy or Industrial Unionism," delivered on Cleveland's West Side for the local Hungarian arm of the I.W.W. by one of its members. The author, Andor Wiener (printed in the pamphlet in the Hungarian style, with surname first), presents the new Technocracy movement of Howard Scott et al., which advocated the replacement of price system-based forms of economy and government with industrial systems designed and maintained by scientists and engineers. Wiener supports the general theories of the Technocrats and belief that their proposed system could successfully replace capitalism in the industrial world but argues that the ideas will remain merely academic if they infused with Marxist theory and fought for by revolutionary workers. Cleveland hosted the largest Hungarian population outside Hungary (some claimed outside Budapest alone) for the greater part of the 20th century, and this pamphlet was intended to be distributed from Cleveland to the larger Hungarian diaspora in the U.S. An inscriptions shows it to have been a gift to the Labadie Collection, a major collection at the University of Michigan built principally by the Detroit-based anarchists Joseph Labadie (1850-1933) and Anna Inglis (1870-1952).The cover shows workers and businessmen fleeing from a factory being overtaken by a giant robot. OCLC records five copies.

$125.00

PHILIPPE FRANCOIS BELLANGER DIT L\'AVEUGLE DU BONHEUR, AGE DE 55 ANS NATIF DE PARIS [caption title]
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PHILIPPE FRANCOIS BELLANGER DIT L'AVEUGLE DU BONHEUR, AGE DE 55 ANS NATIF DE PARIS [caption title]

By [Bellanger, Philippe-François]

[S.l.: S.n.], [1805]. Broadside. Near fine. Engraving, 9 x 7 1/8 inches (plate area). In French. Faint early folds, very faint foxing in lower margin. Near fine. Portrait engraving of Philippe-François Bellanger, the "Lucky Blind Man," "drawn from life at the Conciergerie on the day of his ordeal." Bellanger (ca. 1740-1805) was a Parisian pyrothechnician who lost his sight detonating fireworks. He moved to the Quinze-Vingts hospital for the blind and soon became widely known as a bird trainer and vendor of French National Lottery tickets. At Quinze-Vingts, Bellanger became deeply attached to a young widow named Fanchette whom he had hired to care for him. When Fanchette began receiving marriage proposals from a young curiosities seller named Pinson, Bellanger became enraged at both the couple and Pinson's blind aunt, who supported their engagement, and he began plotting their murder. On February 25, 1805, Bellanger visited Fanchette and Pinson's aunt in the latter's room and sent Fanchette to buy brandy. While she was gone, he placed a log he had secretly brought with him in the blind woman's stove and excused himself upon Fanchette's return. When Pinson arrived 15 minutes later, the room had begun to fill with a dark smoke, and the three noticed the log, removed it from the stove, and discovered that it had been hollowed out and filled with filled with gunpowder, a fireworks component, three bullets, iron nuts, and a Quinze-Vingts uniform button.The log and various exclamations Bellanger had made in the weeks leading up to the events provided more than enough evidence to convict him of attempted murder, and he was sentenced to death by guillotine at the Conciergerie on June 28, 1805. Bellanger's portrait was drawn on this date, and versions of the present engraving based on it were quickly distributed throughout France and beyond. The engraving features the central portrait of Bellanger surrounded by six illustrations, including four scenes from his life (among which are the moment he lost his sight and his fashioning of the explosive log device), and explanations below. This example of the engraving contains a plate number, "No. VI," indicating that it was most likely removed from the 1805 fifteenth volume of the German periodical LONDON UND PARIS, the only other appearance of the print bearing that number that we have located.

$500.00

SONATA FOR ORGAN WITH STATE TRUMPETS : IN MEMORIAM WILFRID MEYNELL ZOGBAUM 1915-1965 [manuscript title]
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SONATA FOR ORGAN WITH STATE TRUMPETS : IN MEMORIAM WILFRID MEYNELL ZOGBAUM 1915-1965 [manuscript title]

By McLennan, John Stewart

[London], [1968]. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. Folio (14 x 11 1/4 inches). [1],1-117 pp. Manuscript sheet music, inscribed and signed on the final page by the composer, "End | London 7 April 1968 | Tyringham-Cleveland-London 1966-1968 | John Stewart McLennan." Occasional manuscript corrections in pencil. In cardboard plastic-comb binder, manuscript paper cover label. Covers moderately worn, nearly all of binding comb perished. Contents toned, especially at edges, else fine. Overall very good. Original holograph musical score for the unpublished SONATA FOR ORGAN, by 20th-century American composer John Stewart McLennan, Jr. (1903-1996). McLennan was the son of the Canadian senator of the same name (1853-1939) and the American writer Grace Seeley Henop Tytus McLennan (1875-1928). He was born in Tyringham, Massachusetts, at Ashintully, his maternal family's estate. He acquired that property in 1937 and lived there for the remainder of his life. After the estate's Georgian-style mansion was destroyed by fire in 1952, McLennan moved into the farmhouse, converted the nearby barn into a music studio, and began designing the vast and elegant gardens for which the property is best known today. Ashintully Gardens has been given in multiple stages to the Trustees of Reservations land trust by McLennan and his wife Katharine since 1977. McLennan studied piano and composition at the Peabody Conservatory and, over the course of his long career, composed chamber and orchestral music, pieces for the piano and organ, songs, and choral works. He received the American Academy of Arts and Letters music award in 1985. The present piece was dedicated to American painter and sculptor Wilfred Zogbaum (1915-1965), to whom he had also dedicated his 1980 TRIPTYCH FOR ORGAN.

$1750.00

THE DAY FIVE THOUSAND FISH DIED IN THE CHARLES RIVER
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THE DAY FIVE THOUSAND FISH DIED IN THE CHARLES RIVER

By Spicer, Jack

Pleasant Valley New York: Kriya Press, 1967. First Edition. Broadside. Near fine. Broadside, 16 x 11 inches. Numbered 80 of 100 copies. Light wear at edges. Near fine. One of the first six broadsides printed at the Kriya Press, in the year it was founded at the Sri Ram Ashrama in Pleasant Valley.

$50.00

BOWERY PRESS PRESENTS MANO-MANO
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BOWERY PRESS PRESENTS MANO-MANO

By Rios, Frank; James Ryan Morris; and Tony Scibella

[Denver]: Bowery Press, [1970]. First Edition. Broadside. Very good. [ca. 1970]. Broadsheet, 17 x 11 inches. Illustration of a bottle of "Moon Juice" and three shot glasses on recto. Horizontal fold, as issued. Some toning. Very good. Bowery Press broadsheet containing poems by latter-day Beat poets Frank Rios, James Ryan Morris, and Tony Scibella.

$50.00

KING SOLOMON\'S MAGNETIC QUIZ - FOR R C
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KING SOLOMON'S MAGNETIC QUIZ - FOR R C

By Wieners, John

Pleasant Valley New York: Kriya Press, 1967. First Edition. Broadside. Near fine. Broadside, 16 x 11 inches. Numbered 35 of 100 copies. Light wear at edges. Near fine. One of the first six broadsides printed at the Kriya Press, in the year it was founded at the Sri Ram Ashrama in Pleasant Valley.

$50.00

WHEN THE DRUMS STOPPED
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WHEN THE DRUMS STOPPED

By Oppenheimer, Joel

Pleasant Valley New York: Kriya Press, 1967. First Edition. Broadside. Near fine. Broadside, 16 x 12 inches. Numbered 34 of 100 copies. Light wear at edges. Near fine. One of the first six broadsides printed at the Kriya Press, in the year it was founded at the Sri Ram Ashrama in Pleasant Valley.

$45.00

POEMS FROM PRISON
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POEMS FROM PRISON

By Perkoff, Stuart Z.

[Denver]: Bowery Press, 1969. First Edition. Broadside. Near fine. Broadsheet, 17 x 11 inches. Printed in black on blue paper. Horizontal fold, as issued. Near fine. Bowery Press Broadsheet No. 3, containing six poems by Beat poet Stuart Perkoff (1930-1974), including "Some Aspects of Prison," "Some Aspects of Being a Junkie," and "Love Is the Silence."

$250.00

RADICAL THEATRE REPERTORY 1968-69 [cover title]
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RADICAL THEATRE REPERTORY 1968-69 [cover title]

By [Radical Theatre Repertory]

New York: Radical Theatre Repertory, Inc., 1968. First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. Oblong octavo. 28 pp., including in-text and full-page photographic illustrations. Original pictorial wrappers, saddle-stapled. Minor crease in front wrapper, light marginal toning. Light creasing in front cover. Near fine. Descriptions of 17 experimental and politically radical performance ensembles and their projects during the 1968/69 season, including the Performance Group's seminal DIONYSUS IN 69. Other groups include the Living Theatre (New York), the Firehouse Theatre (Minneapolis), the Pageant Players, Theatre Black (Cleveland), Bread and Puppet Theatre, El Teatro Campesino (Delano, California), and the San Francisco Mime Troupe.

$75.00

DÉCRET DE LA CONVENTION NATIONALE, DU 18e. JOUR DE PLUVIÔSE, AN SECOND DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE, UNE & INDIVISIBLE. QUI NOMME LES MEMBRES DE LA COMMISSION TEMPORAIRE DES ARTS, & DESIGNE LES INVENTAIRES DONT ILS SERONT RESPECTIVEMENT CHARGÉS
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DÉCRET DE LA CONVENTION NATIONALE, DU 18e. JOUR DE PLUVIÔSE, AN SECOND DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE, UNE & INDIVISIBLE. QUI NOMME LES MEMBRES DE LA COMMISSION TEMPORAIRE DES ARTS, & DESIGNE LES INVENTAIRES DONT ILS SERONT RESPECTIVEMENT CHARGÉS

By [French Collections]

Orléans, France: L. P. Couret, 1794. Bifolium. Very good.. Small quarto. Bifolium, 4 pp. 3/4-inch of loss at upper corner (with no loss to text). Soft early horizontal fold. Very minor foxing. Very good. The 1794 French Revolutionary decree transferring the former royal collections of scientific, technological, and artistic objects to newly designated state inventories, naming the commissioners of each to form the new “commission temporaire des Arts.” Forty-three commissioners and twelve categories of objects are named, offering a highly informative view of cultural authority and material taxonomy at the height of the Revolution. Almost immediately upon the overthrow of the French monarchy in 1792, members of the National Convention embarked upon the urgent and staggering task of protecting the massive royal collections and reorganizing them according to Republican and Enlightenment ideals. Within months, the famous Jardin du Roi and Cabinet d’Histoire Naturelle were newly established as the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, and on August 10, 1793, the anniversary of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette’s imprisonment, the Louvre palace opened for the first time as a public museum. The following February (Pluviôse II), the National Convention decreed in this document that a temporary commission of arts be established to “inventory and reunite in suitable depositories the books, instruments, machines and other objects of science and arts proper to the public instruction” and assigned forty-three leading scientists, engineers, artists, and craftsmen to the task. Among the commissioners inventorying the collections of natural history, botany, zoology, and mineralogy are the great naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and the veteran gardener of the Jardin du Roi, André Thouin. Other particularly notable names listed include the anatomist Honoré Fragonard, the famous watchmaker Antide Janvier (assigned to “instruments of physics, astronomy, and others”), the important Parisian printer Barrois, and the painter and landscape architect Hubert Robert (here, simply “Hubert”), who had narrowly escaped the guillotine a few months earlier. Additional categories of objects to be inventoried include maps, paintings, and sculptures, machines of war, antiquities and medals, maps, chemical laboratories, musical instruments “ancient, foreign, or the most rare in their perfection among the known and modern,” and various others. The present copy of the decree is a departmental printing, containing a printed acknowledgment of the decree by the authorities of the department of Loiret in its capital, Orléans, signed 25 days after the decree was issued, on 13 Ventôse of the second year of the Republic (March 3, 1794). OCLC lists three copies. Scarce.

$500.00

[Portrait Photograph of Robert Duncan]
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[Portrait Photograph of Robert Duncan]

By Malanga, Gerard

[New York: Gerard Malanga], 1972. Photographs. Near fine. 1972. Image size 6 1/4 x 9 inches, sheet size 11x 14 inches, mat size 12 x 14 3/4 inches. Signed and dated "'72" by Gerard Malanga. Loosely mounted on new archival back with clear polyester protective cover. Light soiling and scuffing in mat. Minor soiling in margins of print. Image near fine. Portrait of poet Robert Edward Duncan (1919-1988). Poet, photographer, and archivist Gerard Malanga (born 1943) was Warhol's right-hand man during the most important years of the Factory, where he worked from 1963 to 1970. Among his many collaborations with Warhol was the 1966/67 "Screen Tests" project. The project resulted in the 1967 book, SCREEN TESTS / A DIARY, which prints stills from film portraits of 54 poets, artists, musicians, and others, with poems by Malanga on facing pages. Malanga began pursuing portrait photography more actively in 1969 and left the Factory in 1970 to pursue the work further. Over the next several years, Malanga photographed dozens of people, famous and not famous, associated with the New York avant garde and produced a body of portraits noted for their warmth and a clear rapport between photographer and subject. In an essay published in the 2000 retrospective book, GERARD MALANGA : SCREEN TESTS, PORTRAITS, AND NUDES, Ben Maddow writes, "One feels, in spite of one's hard earned skepticism ... on first viewing the labors of Gerard Malanga, a sensation of spontaneous pleasure. Each image is an act of friendship, and conciously so." He quotes Malanga from a letter, "Nothing is faked or was done for any other purpose than as archival remembrance. I believe each person, as it were, gave me their picture" (p. 120).

$500.00

[Portrait Photograph of Herbert Huncke]
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[Portrait Photograph of Herbert Huncke]

By Malanga, Gerard

[New York: Gerard Malanga], 1970. Photographs. Very good. [ca. early 1970s, printed later]. Image size 10 x 6 3/4 inches, sheet size 14 x 11 inches, mat size 16 x 12 inches. Numbered 1/10 and signed in pencil on the mat by Gerard Malanga. Loosely mounted on new archival back, new archival matting between original mat and print, and clear polyester protective cover. 2 1/2-inch crease and light soiling in mat. Print fine. Portrait of Herbert Edwin Huncke (1915-1996), the drifter, grifter, and writer whose use of the word, "beat," is said to have inspired Jack Kerouac's adoption of the term for the Beat Generation.Poet, photographer, and archivist Gerard Malanga (born 1943) was Warhol's right-hand man during the most important years of the Factory, where he worked from 1963 to 1970. Among his many collaborations with Warhol was the 1966/67 "Screen Tests" project. The project resulted in the 1967 book, SCREEN TESTS / A DIARY, which prints stills from film portraits of 54 poets, artists, musicians, and others, with poems by Malanga on facing pages. Malanga began pursuing portrait photography more actively in 1969 and left the Factory in 1970 to pursue the work further. Over the next several years, Malanga photographed dozens of people, famous and not famous, associated with the New York avant garde and produced a body of portraits noted for their warmth and a clear rapport between photographer and subject. In an essay published in the 2000 retrospective book, GERARD MALANGA : SCREEN TESTS, PORTRAITS, AND NUDES, Ben Maddow writes, "One feels, in spite of one's hard earned skepticism ... on first viewing the labors of Gerard Malanga, a sensation of spontaneous pleasure. Each image is an act of friendship, and conciously so." He quotes Malanga from a letter, "Nothing is faked or was done for any other purpose than as archival remembrance. I believe each person, as it were, gave me their picture" (p. 120).

$750.00

[Portrait Photograph of Angus Maclise]
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[Portrait Photograph of Angus Maclise]

By Malanga, Gerard

[New York: Gerard Malanga], 1970. Photographs. Very good. [ca. early 1970s, printed later]. Image size 10 x 6 3/4 inches, sheet size 14 x 11 inches, mat size 16 x 12 inches. Numbered 1/10 and signed in pencil on the mat by Gerard Malanga. Loosely mounted on new archival back, new archival matting between original mat and print, and clear polyester protective cover. 2 1/2-inch crease and light toning in mat. Print near fine. Portrait of Angus Maclise (1938-1979), percussionist, publisher, occultist, and poet. Poet, photographer, and archivist Gerard Malanga (born 1943) was Warhol's right-hand man during the most important years of the Factory, where he worked from 1963 to 1970. Among his many collaborations with Warhol was the 1966/67 "Screen Tests" project. The project resulted in the 1967 book, SCREEN TESTS / A DIARY, which prints stills from film portraits of 54 poets, artists, musicians, and others, with poems by Malanga on facing pages. Malanga began pursuing portrait photography more actively in 1969 and left the Factory in 1970 to pursue the work further. Over the next several years, Malanga photographed dozens of people, famous and not famous, associated with the New York avant garde and produced a body of portraits noted for their warmth and a clear rapport between photographer and subject. In an essay published in the 2000 retrospective book, GERARD MALANGA : SCREEN TESTS, PORTRAITS, AND NUDES, Ben Maddow writes, "One feels, in spite of one's hard earned skepticism ... on first viewing the labors of Gerard Malanga, a sensation of spontaneous pleasure. Each image is an act of friendship, and conciously so." He quotes Malanga from a letter, "Nothing is faked or was done for any other purpose than as archival remembrance. I believe each person, as it were, gave me their picture" (p. 120).

$500.00

[Portrait Photograph of Rene Ricard]
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[Portrait Photograph of Rene Ricard]

By Malanga, Gerard

[New York: Gerard Malanga], 1970. Photographs. Very good. [ca. early 1970s, printed later]. Image size 10 x 6 3/4 inches, sheet size 14 x 11 inches, mat size 16 x 12 inches. Numbered 1/10 and signed in pencil on the mat by Gerard Malanga. Loosely mounted on new archival back, new archival matting between original mat and print, and clear polyester protective cover. Light soiling and scuffing in mat. Print fine. Portrait of actor, writer, and painter Rene Ricard (1946-2014).Poet, photographer, and archivist Gerard Malanga (born 1943) was Warhol's right-hand man during the most important years of the Factory, where he worked from 1963 to 1970. Among his many collaborations with Warhol was the 1966/67 "Screen Tests" project. The project resulted in the 1967 book, SCREEN TESTS / A DIARY, which prints stills from film portraits of 54 poets, artists, musicians, and others, with poems by Malanga on facing pages. Malanga began pursuing portrait photography more actively in 1969 and left the Factory in 1970 to pursue the work further. Over the next several years, Malanga photographed dozens of people, famous and not famous, associated with the New York avant garde and produced a body of portraits noted for their warmth and a clear rapport between photographer and subject. In an essay published in the 2000 retrospective book, GERARD MALANGA : SCREEN TESTS, PORTRAITS, AND NUDES, Ben Maddow writes, "One feels, in spite of one's hard earned skepticism ... on first viewing the labors of Gerard Malanga, a sensation of spontaneous pleasure. Each image is an act of friendship, and conciously so." He quotes Malanga from a letter, "Nothing is faked or was done for any other purpose than as archival remembrance. I believe each person, as it were, gave me their picture" (p. 120).

$750.00

[Portrait Photograph of Robert Creeley and His Dog, Spot]
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[Portrait Photograph of Robert Creeley and His Dog, Spot]

By Malanga, Gerard

[New York: Gerard Malanga], 1972. Photographs. Near fine. 1972. Image size 6 1/4 x 9 inches, sheet size 11x 14 inches, mat size 12 x 14 3/4 inches. Signed and dated "'72" by Gerard Malanga. Loosely mounted on new archival back with clear polyester protective cover. Light soiling and scuffing in mat. Minor soiling in margins of print. Image fine. Portrait of poet Robert White Creeley (1926-2005) with his dog, Spot, in Bolinas, California. Poet, photographer, and archivist Gerard Malanga (born 1943) was Warhol's right-hand man during the most important years of the Factory, where he worked from 1963 to 1970. Among his many collaborations with Warhol was the 1966/67 "Screen Tests" project. The project resulted in the 1967 book, SCREEN TESTS / A DIARY, which prints stills from film portraits of 54 poets, artists, musicians, and others, with poems by Malanga on facing pages. Malanga began pursuing portrait photography more actively in 1969 and left the Factory in 1970 to pursue the work further. Over the next several years, Malanga photographed dozens of people, famous and not famous, associated with the New York avant garde and produced a body of portraits noted for their warmth and a clear rapport between photographer and subject. In an essay published in the 2000 retrospective book, GERARD MALANGA : SCREEN TESTS, PORTRAITS, AND NUDES, Ben Maddow writes, "One feels, in spite of one's hard earned skepticism ... on first viewing the labors of Gerard Malanga, a sensation of spontaneous pleasure. Each image is an act of friendship, and conciously so." He quotes Malanga from a letter, "Nothing is faked or was done for any other purpose than as archival remembrance. I believe each person, as it were, gave me their picture" (p. 120).

$500.00

[Portrait Photograph of Edwin Denby]
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[Portrait Photograph of Edwin Denby]

By Malanga, Gerard

[New York: Gerard Malanga], 1970. Photographs. Near fine. [1970, printed later]. Image size 10 x 6 3/4 inches, sheet size 14 x 11 inches, mat size 16 x 12 inches. Numbered 1/10 and signed in pencil on the mat by Gerard Malanga. Loosely mounted on new archival back, new archival matting between original mat and print, and clear polyester protective cover. Small dents and minor crackling in print, 2 1/2-inch crease and light toning in mat. Very good. Portrait of writer Edwin Denby (1903-1983).Poet, photographer, and archivist Gerard Malanga (born 1943) was Warhol's right-hand man during the most important years of the Factory, where he worked from 1963 to 1970. Among his many collaborations with Warhol was the 1966/67 "Screen Tests" project. The project resulted in the 1967 book, SCREEN TESTS / A DIARY, which prints stills from film portraits of 54 poets, artists, musicians, and others, with poems by Malanga on facing pages. Malanga began pursuing portrait photography more actively in 1969 and left the Factory in 1970 to pursue the work further. Over the next several years, Malanga photographed dozens of people, famous and not famous, associated with the New York avant garde and produced a body of portraits noted for their warmth and a clear rapport between photographer and subject. In an essay published in the 2000 retrospective book, GERARD MALANGA : SCREEN TESTS, PORTRAITS, AND NUDES, Ben Maddow writes, "One feels, in spite of one's hard earned skepticism ... on first viewing the labors of Gerard Malanga, a sensation of spontaneous pleasure. Each image is an act of friendship, and conciously so." He quotes Malanga from a letter, "Nothing is faked or was done for any other purpose than as archival remembrance. I believe each person, as it were, gave me their picture" (p. 120).

$500.00

[Portrait Photograph of Gerard Malanga with His Father, Gerardo Malanga]
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[Portrait Photograph of Gerard Malanga with His Father, Gerardo Malanga]

By Malanga, Gerard

[New York: Gerard Malanga], 1972. Photographs. Near fine. [1972, printed later]. Image size 10 x 6 3/4 inches, sheet size 14 x 11 inches, mat size 16 x 12 inches. Numbered 1/10 and signed in pencil on the mat by Gerard Malanga. Loosely mounted on new archival back, new archival matting between original mat and print, and clear polyester protective cover. Very minor wear. Near fine. Self-portrait in a mirror of Gerard Malanga with his father, Gerardo Malanga, in Holly Hill, Florida. Poet, photographer, and archivist Gerard Malanga (born 1943) was Warhol's right-hand man during the most important years of the Factory, where he worked from 1963 to 1970. Among his many collaborations with Warhol was the 1966/67 "Screen Tests" project. The project resulted in the 1967 book, SCREEN TESTS / A DIARY, which prints stills from film portraits of 54 poets, artists, musicians, and others, with poems by Malanga on facing pages. Malanga began pursuing portrait photography more actively in 1969 and left the Factory in 1970 to pursue the work further. Over the next several years, Malanga photographed dozens of people, famous and not famous, associated with the New York avant garde and produced a body of portraits noted for their warmth and a clear rapport between photographer and subject. In an essay published in the 2000 retrospective book, GERARD MALANGA : SCREEN TESTS, PORTRAITS, AND NUDES, Ben Maddow writes, "One feels, in spite of one's hard earned skepticism ... on first viewing the labors of Gerard Malanga, a sensation of spontaneous pleasure. Each image is an act of friendship, and conciously so." He quotes Malanga from a letter, "Nothing is faked or was done for any other purpose than as archival remembrance. I believe each person, as it were, gave me their picture" (p. 120).

$750.00

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