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Constructing American Identity
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Constructing American Identity

By Miles, Eric; Andrew Perchuk; Elizabeth Bigham; Ellen Tepfer

New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1991. Paperback. First edition. Near Fine paperback with a hint of rubbing at the extremities, a light stain at one edge, and a touch of shelf wear. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The catalogue for an exhibition held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, June 19 - Aug. 30, 1991. The theme of the exhibit was how the art chosen for three mid-century exhibitions presented radically different ideas of "American" and "American art." The shows under scrutiny were "American Art Today," held at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair; "The New American Painting," a 1958-59 traveling exhibition of Abstract Expressionist painting organized by the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, and a selection of new artworks, mostly Pop, that was displayed on the exterior of the New York State Pavilion of the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. Texts by Eric Miles, Andrew Perchuk, Elizabeth Bigham, and Ellen Tepfer. Staple-bound stiff wraps; 20 pages; b&w reproductions throughout; 10 x 6.5 inches.

$19.95

The Berlin-Dahlem Gallery: Great Paintings from the Former Kaiser Friedrich Museum
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The Berlin-Dahlem Gallery: Great Paintings from the Former Kaiser Friedrich Museum

By Redslob, Edwin

New York: Macmillan, 1967. Hardcover. First American edition, first printing. Fine buckram-bound hardcover with a light bump to the lower tip of the text block causing a light crease in a Very Good clipped dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear, light wear to a couple of tips and the spine ends, and a couple of closed tears that have been repaired to the verso with archival filmoplast. Overall, a nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The first book to represent the great art treasury housed in the Berlin-Dahlem Gallery, formerly the Kaiser Friedrich Museum. The paintings in the collection range from early 13th-century panel paintings to 18th-century rococo canvases with many Dutch, Flemish, and Italian paintings, many of the finest works of the French rococo period and the second largest collection of Rembrandts in the world. Introduction and commentary by Edwin Redslob. 242 pages + a gatefold list of plates at the rear; 168 tipped-in color and gravure-printed b&w plates; 10.25 x 13.25 inches. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$19.95

Color Prints International
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Color Prints International

By Platte, Hans

New York: Universe Books, 1969. Hardcover. First US edition. Very Good cloth-bound hardcover with light rubbing to the bottom edges of the boards, a light bump to two tips, and a light dampstain to one corner of the back board in a Good+ dust jacket with wear at the fore edges, one closed tear, light dampstaining to the back panel, and a tear at one tip repaired with archival filmoplast. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A compilation of prints by artists including Matisse, Chagall, Braque, Kokoschka, Ernst, Marini, Severini, and others. Text by Hans Platte. 129 pages; full-page color plates throughout; 9.5 x 13.5 inches.

$19.95

20th Century Masters of Erotic Art
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20th Century Masters of Erotic Art

By Smith, Bradley; Henry Miller

New York: Fleetwood Books, 1980. Hardcover. First edition, 1980, first printing. Fine hardcover with a bump to two tips and light crimping to the spine ends in a Good+ dust jacket with shelf wear and a touch of rubbing at the spine ends. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A collection of erotic art by Bellemer, Botero, Calder, Dali, Dix, Kitaj, Picasso, Ramos, Segal, Warhol, and others. Compiled with text by Bradley Smith; foreword by Henry Miller. 224 pages; 163 color illustrations; 9.25 x 12 inches. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$24.95

The Apex Treasury of Underground Comics
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The Apex Treasury of Underground Comics

By Donahue, Don; Susan Goodrick

New York: Links Books, 1974. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Near Fine paperback with a touch of rubbing to the edges and lightly tanned pages; binding square and tight; interior clean. A nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. An early anthology of underground comix featuring work by Willie Murphy, Bill Griffith, Art Spiegelman, Spain Rodriguez, Justin Green, Gilbert Shelton, R. Crumb, Shary Flenniken, Bobby London, Jay Lynch, and Kim Deitch. Each artist's work is prefaced by a biographical note and/or interview. Edited by Don Donahue and Susan Goodrick; preface by Donahue; introduction by Goodrick. 192 newsprint pages; b&w comics throughout; 7.5 x 10.5 inches.

$29.95

Imaged Words & Worded Images
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Imaged Words & Worded Images

By Kostelanetz, Richard

New York: Outerbridge & Dienstfrey, 1970. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Near Fine hardcover with light blunting to the tips and a touch of rubbing to the bottom edges of the boards in a Near Fine dust jacket with light traces of soiling. A very nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Poetic imagery, artful poetry, concrete poetry, and beat wordsmithing by Claes Oldenburg, Raoul Hausmann, Herb Lubalin, John Cage, Gary Indiana, William Copley, Allan Kaprow, Merce Cunningham, and others. Edited with an introduction by Richard Kostelanetz. 112 pages; 73 full-page or full-spread b&w illustrations; 8 x 10 inches. Artist biographies.

$64.95

Kitsch
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Kitsch

By Sternberg, Jacques; Marina Henderson

London & New York: Academy Editions & St. Martins Press, 1972. Paperback. First American edition, first printing. Fine paperback with a light dimple to the back cover. A nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A scrapbook-style collection of tasteless or outre art and images from advertising, film, painting, literature, photography, etc.: 'the very worst in artkitsch, pornokitsch, adkitsch and living kitsch.' Text by Jacques Sternberg; edited by Marina Henderson. Unpaginated [96 pages]; b&w illustrations throughout; 8.5 x 11.5 inches.

$39.95

Superrealist Painting & Sculpture
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Superrealist Painting & Sculpture

By Lindey, Christine

New York: Morrow, 1980. Hardcover. First American edition, first printing. Fine cloth-bound hardcover in a Near Fine dust jacket with a hint of shelf wear and a tiny patch of laminate peel at the heel. A very nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A survey of the superrealism movement in painting and sculpture, comparing and contrasting the two forms, tracing the origin of the style, and exploring its European variants. Text by Christine Lindey. 160 pages; 72 color and 68 b&w illustrations; 10 x 10.25 inches. Artists' biographies, bibliography, index. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$34.95

Assemblage, Environments & Happenings
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Assemblage, Environments & Happenings

By Kaprow, Allan

New York: Abrams, 1965. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Near Fine paperback with French flaps with a trace of wear at the extremities and a crease to the corner of the back flap; text block square with no creasing to the spine. A very nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. One of the founding documents of performance and environmental art, this volume is a comprehensive survey of early to mid-1960s assemblage and happenings in New York. The first section photographically documents events by Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, Red Grooms, George Segal, Robert Whitman, Yayoi Kusama, Jim Dine, Jean Tinguely, Clarence Schmidt, and others. The second section is entirely text, printed on brown paper, and provides a contextual analyses of the movement. The third section features photographic and textual documentation for 42 happenings by 9 Japanese of the Gutai Group, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Wolf Vostell, George Brecht, Kenneth Dewey, Milan Knizak, and Allan Kaprow. Compiled, designed and written by Kaprow. 341 pages; approx. 200 gravure-printed b&w illustrations after photographs; 9.5 x 9.5 inches. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$165.00

Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn, July 25, 1997 - January 25, 1998
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Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn, July 25, 1997 - January 25, 1998

By Kotik, Charlotta; Joe Amrhein

New York: Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1997. Pamphlet. First edition. Fine pamphlet. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The gallery guide/catalogue for an exhibition of work by about 200 Brooklyn-based artists including Karen Arm, Louise Belcourt, Jean Blackburn, Jane Fine, Kara Flammond, Rachel Harrison, Shari Mendelson, James Siena, Amy Sillman, Fred Tomaselli, and Jeanne Tremel. The show drew on work by artists affiliated with the Brooklyn galleries Pierogi 2000, Momenta Art, Four Walls and Arena and was held at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, from July 25, 1997 through January 25, 1998. Curated, with essays by Charlotta Kotik and Joe Amrhein. Folded, as issued, with 8 pages of text on one side and a poster on the other with more text; 7 b&w illustrations; 4.5 x 6.5 inches, folds out to 18 x 13. List of artists, list of related programs.

$14.95

Exhibitions: A Survey of International Design
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Exhibitions: A Survey of International Design

By Franck, Klaus; Claus Wille; Dominique Gilliard; Nick Roericht

New York: Praeger, 1961. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine cloth-bound hardcover in a Fine dust jacket. A very nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A comprehensive guide and source book of the outstanding industrial, trade, and art exhibitions of the mid-20th-century. The first part of the book deals with general and detailed problems of exhibition design followed by a survey of 130 exhibits from sixteen countries, represented by photographs, scale drawings and floor plans. Includes work by Gyorgy Kepes, Bruno Munari, Arthur Drexler, Edward Steichen, Walter Gropius, Herbert Bayer, Florence Knoll & Knoll Planning Unit, and many others. Edited with texts by Klaus Franck; contributions by Claus Wille, Dominique Gilliard, and Nick Roericht. 252 pages; 593 b&w illustrations; 9 x 11.5 inches. List of architects and designers. Text in English and German.

$125.00

Fame 2
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Fame 2

By Benedict, Brad

New York: Indigo Books, 1984. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Fine paperback with a very light, barely perceptible crease to one corner of the back cover. A very nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Presents a large selection of contemporary portraits of celebrities Compiled by Brad Benedict. 109 pages; color throughout; 8.75 x 11.5 inches.

$19.95

Why Journal No. 1 by Picture Mechanics: Visual, Narrative, Inspiration
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Why Journal No. 1 by Picture Mechanics: Visual, Narrative, Inspiration

By Murphy, Mark

np: Picture Mechanics & Murphy Design, 2005. Paperback. First edition. Near Fine paperback with French flaps with a touch of wear and a couple of small indents to the back cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Picture Mechanics is a collaborative art group that exhibits and promotes art throughout the world. Includes the work of 29 artists each with an artist's statement. Includes: Michael Bartalos, Cathie Bleck, Calef Brown, Marc Burckhardt, Tavis Coburn, Jeffrey Decoster, Richard Downs, Vivienne Flesher, Geoffrey Grahn, Amy Guip, Jody Hewgill, Tim Hussey, Anita Kunz, Peter Kuper, Greg Mably, Mark Matcho, Adam McCauley, Joel Nakamura, Dan Page, Hanoch Piven, Ward Schumaker, Katherine Streeter, Gary Taxali, Mark Todd, Mark Ulriksen, Esther Pearl Watson, Nicholas Wilton, and Noah Woods. Edited and designed by Mark Murphy. 128 pages; over 150 color illustrations; 8 x 10 inches.

$14.95

Castelli Graphics 1969 - 1988
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Castelli Graphics 1969 - 1988

By Caparoso, Pat Marie; Tom Armstrong

New York: Castelli Gallery, 1988. Paperback. First edition. Fine paperback with a slight bend at one corner in a Fine dust jacket. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The catalogue for an exhibition of editioned photographs, monotypes, relief prints, etchings, silk screens, etc. by numerous Castelli Gallery artists. Introduction by Pat Marie Caparoso; preface by Tom Armstrong. Unpaginated [72 pages]; 35 color and b&w plates printed recto only; 8.75 x 10.25 inches. From an edition limited to 3500 copies. Annotated checklist.

$24.95

Enclosing the Void: Eight Contemporary Sculptors, November 11, 1988 - January 25, 1989
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Enclosing the Void: Eight Contemporary Sculptors, November 11, 1988 - January 25, 1989

By Lubowsky, Susan

New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1988. Paperback. First edition. Fine paperback. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The catalogue for an exhibition of sculpture by John Duff, Heide Fasnacht, Erik Levine, Robert Lobe, John Newman, Martin Puryear, Judith Shea, and Jackie Winsor; held at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, NYC, November 11, 1988 - January 25, 1989. Essay by Susan Lubowsky. Staple-bound card wrappers with French flaps; 16 pages; 10 b&w illustrations; 8 x 11 inches. Checklist of 17 works.

$14.95

A Companion Guide to Shopping: 26 Art Installations in 26 Shops Throughout Soho, September 5 - 21, 1996
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A Companion Guide to Shopping: 26 Art Installations in 26 Shops Throughout Soho, September 5 - 21, 1996

By Deitch, Jeffrey; Jerome Sans; Vanessa Beecroft; Douglas Gordon; Erwin Wurm; Mona Hatoum; et al

New York: Soho Arts Festival, 1996. Paperback. First edition. Near Fine paperback with a couple of handling dimples and a hint of rubbing at the spine. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The catalogue for an exhibition of art installations in shops around Soho, NYC, held September 5 - 21, 1996. The exhibition, titled "Shopping," was a project of the Soho Arts Festival, produced by Jeffrey Deitch, and curated by Jerome Sans. The artists involved were: Jim Anderson, Vanessa Beecroft, Jes Brinch & Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Michel Dector & Michel Dupuy, Sylvie Fleury, Douglas Gordon, Gregory Green, Simon Grennan & Christopher Sperandio, Joseph Grigely, Mona Hatoum, Joseph Havel, Paula Hayes, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Anne Marie Jugnet, Claude Leveque, Jane Kaplowitz, Ken Lum, Miltos Manetas, Kristin Oppenheim, Lucy Orta, Trudie Reiss, Sam Samore, Ross Sinclair, Elaine Tin Nyo, Erwin Wurm, and Chen Zhen. Each artist has produced a page in the magazine. Cover image by Vanessa Beecroft; 2 photos by Armin Linke. Staple-bound, thin card wrappers; 32 pages; color illustrations throughout + 1 map; 7.75 x 10.75 inches.

$64.95

Figure as Subject, The Last Decade, February 13 - June 4, 1986
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Figure as Subject, The Last Decade, February 13 - June 4, 1986

By Sims, Patterson

New York: Whitney Museum of Art, 1986. Paperback. First edition. Fine except for a light curve along the top and stress marks at the spine. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The catalogue for an exhibition of work from the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of Art held at the Equitable Center, NYC, February 13 - June 4, 1986. The show included works by 24 artists, including Ed Paschke, Kenny Scharf, Jean-Michael Basquiat, Peter Saul, Robert Moskowitz, Robert Hudson, William Wiley, Louise Bourgeois, and others. Introduction and texts by Patterson Sims. Staple-bound self-wrappers; 16 pages; 1 color + 24 b&w text illustrations; 9 x 8 inches. Checklist of 24 works with comments on each.

$14.95

Then & Now: A Selection of Artists Who Early in Their Museum Careers Exhibited at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art of Ridgefield, CT
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Then & Now: A Selection of Artists Who Early in Their Museum Careers Exhibited at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art of Ridgefield, CT

By Russell, John; Buzz McCall; Marc J. Straus

New York: Philippe Staib Gallery, 1992. Paperback. First edition. Fine paperback. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The catalogue for an exhibition with work by James Biederman, Ross Bleckner, Pol Bury, David Diao, Robert Grosvenor, Lisa Hoke, Robert Indiana, Mel Kendrick, Niki Ketchman, Robert Morris, Elizabeth Murray, Forrest Myers, Louise Nevelson, Adrian Piper, Bridget Riley, Alan Shields, Robert Smithson, Haim Steinbach, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Stephen Whisler, Christopher Wilmarth, and Jackie Winsor; held at the Philippe Staib Gallery, NYC, April 23 - May 30, 1992. Essay by John Russell; introductions by Buzz McCall and Marc J. Straus; curated by McCall. Staple-bound, thin card wraps; unpaginated [36 pages]; 23 full-page b&w plates + 2 text illustrations; 7.75 x 9 inches. LAID IN is the illustrated gallery exhibition announcement card.

$19.95

Twentieth-Century American Art, February 13, 1986 - April 15, 1987, Highlights of the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art
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Twentieth-Century American Art, February 13, 1986 - April 15, 1987, Highlights of the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art

By Sims, Patterson; Tom Armstrong

New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1986. Paperback. First edition. Near Fine booklet with a light curve at the fore edge and a touch of rubbing along the spine. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. Exhibition catalogue for a show at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, NYC, February 13, 1986 - April 15, 1987. Essay by Patterson Sims; foreword by Tom Armstrong. Staple-bound self-wrappers; 16 pages; 2 color and 11 b&w illustrations; 8 x 9 inches. 40 work checklist, chronological history of the Whitney. Each illustration is accompanied by an extended caption.

$14.95

Video Art: Expanded Forms, February 18 - March 30, 1988
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Video Art: Expanded Forms, February 18 - March 30, 1988

By Hanhardt, John G.

New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1988. Paperback. First edition. Fine paperback with a touch of shelf wear. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The catalogue for an exhibition of video art held at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, NYC, February 18 - March 30, 1988. Essay by John G. Hanhardt. Staple-bound card wrappers with French flaps; 8 pages; 1 color + 8 b&w illustrations; 8 x 11 inches. The show presented nine works by seven artists--Judith Barry, Joan Jonas, Shigeko Kubota, Mary Lucier, Nam June Paik, Curt Royston and Buky Schwartz--with biographical notes on each.

$14.95

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