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Harrell Fletcher: The American War
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Harrell Fletcher: The American War

By Fletcher, Harrell

Atlanta: J&L Books, 2007. Hardcover. First edition, 2006, first printing. NEW clothbound hardcover in the publisher's shrink wrap; no dj as issued. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. In 2005 Harrell Fletcher visited The War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a memorial museum for what is referred to in Vietnam as The American War. Over the course of several visits, the artist photographed all of the images and text descriptions from the main museum. This book presents about one hundred of those images. The photos have an oddly casual--and horrifying--quality but are still accurate representations of the material depicted at the museum. An artist's book. 96 pages; 5.25 x 7.75 inches.

$29.95

Throwing A Ball Once to Get Three Melodies and Fifteen Chords: John Baldessari 1973
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Throwing A Ball Once to Get Three Melodies and Fifteen Chords: John Baldessari 1973

By Baldessari, John

Irvine, CA: Art Gallery at the University of California, 1975. Paperback. SIGNED. Near Fine with a touch of fading at the spine, a hint of shelf wear, and a tiny bump to one tip; interior clean and bright. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. An artist's book by John Baldessari, published in conjunction with a 1973 University of California, Irvine, exhibition. The photographs document a performance by Baldessari throwing a ball; the images have been superimposed with three colored lines, one connected to his left foot, another to his right hand, and one to the ball. If the lines are viewed as musical staves, the artist has created three melodies and fifteen chords. SIGNED BY BALDESSARI on the title page; no inscription. 1975 printing of 2500 unnumbered copies. Staple-bound card wraps; unpaginated [32 pages]; 15 full-page color illustrations, printed recto only; 10 x 8 inches.

$400.00

John Baldessari: Close-Cropped Tales
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John Baldessari: Close-Cropped Tales

By Baldessari, John

Buffalo: CEPA Gallery & Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1981. Paperback. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Very Good+ paperback with tanning marks to the front and a hint of rubbing to the extremities. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. An artist's book by John Baldessari issued in conjunction with two concurrent exhibitions: "New Work," at the CEPA Gallery, April 3 - May 17, 1981, and "Selected Works," Albright-Knox Art Gallery, April 4 - May 17, 1981, both Buffalo, NY. The work is divided into five chapters titled "A Three-Sided Tale" through "A Seven-Sided Tale" representing film stills cropped to triangles through heptagons. SIGNED BY BALDASSARI on the title page; no inscription. From an unnumbered edition limited to 3000 copies. Unpaginated [84 pages]; 35 b&w plates; 7 x 8-7/8 inches.

$250.00

Charma Le Edmonds: A Vocabulary
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Charma Le Edmonds: A Vocabulary

By Le Edmonds, Charma

np [Bethesda]: Writer's Center, 1984. Paperback. First edition. Near Fine perfect-bound paperback with a very light crease to the corner of the back cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. An artist's book of line drawings and original poetry by Charma Le Edmonds, produced as part of a writer's workshop. Brown paper cover with silver printed illustrations; pale pink endpapers; printed on Mohawk Superfine and Strathmore Rhododendron. Unpaginated [70 pages]; b&w line drawings throughout; 6 x 9 inches. Though not stated, reputed to be from an edition limited to 400 copies.

$39.95

Gillian Brown: Manual Photography Manual
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Gillian Brown: Manual Photography Manual

By Brown, Gillian

np: [Self-published], nd [1980]. Pamphlet. First edition, presumed. Very Good+ with a light crease at one corner and a touch of soiling. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. An artist's book of conceptual photography. Brown is a widely exhibited and published artist who works with photography, painting, video, and multimedia. Staple-bound, self-wrappers; unpaginated [8 pages]; 7 full-page b&w plates; 7 x 5 inches.

$44.95

John Baldessari: Brown and Green and Other Parables
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John Baldessari: Brown and Green and Other Parables

By Baldessari, John

Reykjavik: i8 & Reykjavik Art Museum, 2001. Paperback. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New paperback. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. An artist's book mixing story and photography; published in conjunction with an exhibition of Baldessari's work at the Reykjavik Art Museum in 2001. Photographs and text by John Baldessari. SIGNED BY BALDESSARI on the title page; no inscription. From an unnumbered edition limited to 1500 copies. Unpaginated [24 pages]; 10 full-page color plates; 8.25 x 7.75 inches. Text in English.

$200.00

Blinky: The Friendly Hen
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Blinky: The Friendly Hen

By Vallance, Jeffrey

Santa Monica: Smart Art Press, 1996. Paperback. Second edition, first printing. NEW paperback. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. First published in 1979, Blinky was the quintessential conceptual artwork of the 1970s. The project was conceived by Jeffrey Vallance: the artist took a raw chicken purchased at a supermarket to the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery and arranged a funeral service and burial (complete with open casket viewing) as if it were a beloved pet. All is documented--from cost, to headstone, to a map locating the gravesite--with Vallance's straightforward narrative and photographic documentation. Artist's book. From an unnumbered edition limited to 2000 copies. 24 pages + vellum endpapers; 15 b&w illustrations; 8.5 x 5.5 inches.

$24.95

Lightworks Magazine, Number 7, Summer 1977
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Lightworks Magazine, Number 7, Summer 1977

By Keller, Eric; Charlton Burch; Jim Shaw

Ann Arbor: Lightworks Magazine, 1977. Magazine. First edition, complete with all inserts. Near Fine with a blindstamp to the first leaf; one leaf has a tiny dog ear; plastic bag, with the original price sticker, is worn. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The summer 1977 issue of Lightworks Magaine (No. 7,) an artist's journal edited by Charlton Burch and Eric Keller, issued entirely loose-leaf in a zip lock plastic bag. Includes contributions of various sizes and materials by: A.L.M Andrade, Guillaume Apollinaire (concrete poetry reproduction), John M. Bennett, Barry Brooks, Steven Cole, Michael Cucello (textile serigraph on silk), Harry Gamboa, Martha Haslanger, E.F. Higgins III (rubber stamp artwork), Eric Keller, Helmut Light (aka James Atkinson, xerox/collage), Opal L. Nations, Frederick Parke (computer graphics), Diane Piepol, Carol Rosen (textile serigraph on silk), Gerhard Schlanzky, Jim Shaw (of Destory all Monsters fame), and Marilyn Zimmerman. A total of 22 loose leafs, some printed both sides, housed in a ziplock plastic bag, as issued. Believed to be complete with one item duplicated and one advertising insert.

$39.95

Le Point d'Ironie, No. 38, January 2006: Ryan McGinness, Papier d'Emballage
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Le Point d'Ironie, No. 38, January 2006: Ryan McGinness, Papier d'Emballage

By McGinness, Ryan; Agnes B; Hans Ulrich Obrist; Carrie Pilto

Paris: Agnes B./Le Point d'Ironie, 2006. First edition. Fine. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The Ryan McGinness issue of Le Point d'Ironie (No. 38), an unusual periodical published six to eight times a year. Each issue is given over to an artist to do with as s/he pleases. The result is printed in an edition of 100,000 copies and distributed free around the world at museums, galleries, bookshops, schools, movie theaters, shops, etc. With this issue, McGinness has created wildly colorful wrapping paper. Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Carrie Pilto, and Agnes B. Two sheets printed both sides in 4-color + silver ink; folded twice, as issued; 8 patterns, 2 to each side of a sheet; each sheet, 17 x 12 inches.

$64.95

Robert Cumming: A Discourse on Domestic Disorder
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Robert Cumming: A Discourse on Domestic Disorder

By Cumming, Robert

Orange, CA: Self-published, 1975. Paperback. SIGNED. First edition. Near Fine with bumps to two corners. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. An artist's book by Cumming featuring his conceptual, tongue-in-cheek photography. Photographs and text by Robert Cumming. SIGNED BY CUMMING on the title page; no inscription. Staple-bound, card wraps; 21 pages; 12 full-page b&w plates + 3 text illustrations; 10 x 8 inches.

$84.95

Robert Cumming: Picture Fictions
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Robert Cumming: Picture Fictions

By Cumming, Robert

np: Self-published, 1971. Paperback. SIGNED. Second printing, 1973. Fine paperback with a touch of soiling and a light tap to one tip. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. Cumming's self-published artist's book of conceptual, tongue-in-cheek photography. Photographs and text by Robert Cumming. SIGNED BY CUMMING on the first page; no inscription. Staple-bound, card wraps; 32 pages; 30 b&w illustrations, most full-page or full-spread; 10 x 8 inches. Biography.

$150.00

Robert Cumming: A Training in the Arts
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Robert Cumming: A Training in the Arts

By Cumming, Robert

Orange, CA: Self-published, 1973. Paperback. SIGNED. First edition, 1973, first printing. Near Fine paperback with light rubbing at the spine, a touch of shelf wear, and two small, light stains to the front. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. An artist's book by Cumming featuring his conceptual, tongue-in-cheek nude photography. Photographs and text by Robert Cumming. SIGNED BY CUMMING on the title page; no inscription. From an edition limited to 1000 copies. Staple-bound, card wraps; 28 pages; 16 b&w illustrations, most full-page; 10 x 8 inches. Coach House Press, Toronto, is listed as the publisher, though they were actually the printer and the copyright page states Orange, CA, 1972, though it was printed in 1973.

$125.00

Robert Cumming: Interruptions in Landscape and Logic
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Robert Cumming: Interruptions in Landscape and Logic

By Cumming, Robert

Orange, CA: Self-published, 1977. Paperback. SIGNED. First edition. Near Fine paperback with a couple of stress marks at the spine. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. An artist's book by Cumming featuring his conceptual, tongue-in-cheek photography and drawings. Photographs and text by Robert Cumming. SIGNED BY CUMMING on the title page; no inscription. Staple-bound card wraps; 29 pages; 14 b&w illustrations; 10 x 8 inches.

$84.95

Bill Burke: They Shall Cast Out Demons
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Bill Burke: They Shall Cast Out Demons

By Burke, Bill; Richard Selzer

Atlanta: Nexus Press, 1983. Paperback. SIGNED. First edition, only printing. Near Fine paperback with light signs of handling. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Bill Burke's first book, an artist's book, printed at Nexus Press, Atalanta, is a collage of photographs and illustrations from medical texts, catalogues, and the Bible. Burke draws parallels between snake handling Christians, Hmong tribespeople, and western surgery techniques. "In this unusual book, Bill Burke has combined his photographs of religious snake handlers with a selection of his explicit pictures of animal and human surgery. He interweaves this work with excerpts from the Bible, quoting St. Mark who wrote of casting out demons. Also included are passages from Richard Selzer's Mortal Lessons, in which Selzer writes of entering the body during surgery. A beautifully designed book with full page bleeds, collages, and drawings that contribute to Burke's unsettling view." Photographs and design by Bill Burke; excerpts by Richard Selzer from Mortal Lessons. SIGNED BY BURKE on the dedication page and inscribed, with his "actual signature" stamp. From an edition limited to 750 copies. Staple-bound stiff card wraps; 36 pages; profusely illustrated in color, duo-tone b&w, and b&w; 8.5 x 10.5 inches.

$350.00

Dan Perjovschi: What Happened To Us?, MoMA Projects 85, May 2 - August 27, 2007
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Dan Perjovschi: What Happened To Us?, MoMA Projects 85, May 2 - August 27, 2007

By Perjovschi, Dan; Roxana Marcoci

New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2007. Pamphlet. First edition. Fine/As New tabloid, with no fold. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. An "artist's book" created by Dan Perjovschi for an exhibition of his work at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, featuring a series of line drawings commenting on the current state of affairs in the US and the rest of the world. The exhibition ran from May 2 to August 27, 2007 and was curated by Roxana Marcoci. Buffed, white newsprint; 8 pages; b&w illustrations throughout; 11.5 x 15 inches.

$19.95

Le Point d'Ironie, No. 49, November 2009: Ryan McGinley
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Le Point d'Ironie, No. 49, November 2009: Ryan McGinley

By McGinley, Ryan; Hans Ulrich Obrist; Agnes B.

Paris: Agnes B./Le Point d'Ironie, 2009. Tabloid. SIGNED. First edition. Very Good+ tabloid with dimpling/wrinkling to the pages. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The Ryan McGinley issue of Le Point d'Ironie (No. 49), an unusual periodical published six to eight times a year. Each issue is given over to an artist to do with as s/he pleases. The result is printed in an edition of 100,000 copies and distributed free around the world at museums, galleries, bookshops, schools, movie theaters, shops, etc. Photographs and design by Ryan McGinley. SIGNED BY MCGINLEY on the front and inscribed with a "cheeky" joke. Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Agnes B. 8 pages of thin semi-gloss stock; 24 color illustrations; 12 x 17 inches.

$100.00

Some Los Angeles Apartments
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Some Los Angeles Apartments

By Ruscha, Ed; Edward Ruscha

Los Angeles: Self-published, 1965. Paperback. SIGNED. Second edition, 1970. Near Fine paperback original with light signs of handling and a remainder mark across the top edge of the text block in the original glassine dust jacket with chips to the spine ends and a tear with chips to one tip. A nice copy. Ruscha's third artist's book featuring photographs of apartment building exteriors in the Los Angeles area. Photographs and design by Ed Ruscha. SIGNED BY RUSCHA on the ffep; no inscription. From an unnumbered edition limited to 3000 copies. Unpaginated [48 pages]; 34 b&w illustrations; 5.5 x 7 inches. Reference: Parr & Badger, Photobook, Vol. II, p.141; Engberg, Edward Ruscha Editions 1959-1999, B3; Hasselblad Center, Open Book, p.198-201; Daiter, From Fair to Fine 2, p.105; Daiter, From Fair to Fine 3, p.226. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX.

$1200.00

Ed Ruscha: S Books
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Ed Ruscha: S Books

By Ruscha, Ed; Edward Ruscha; Paul Ruscha

[Venice, CA]: Self-published, 2001. Paperback. SIGNED. First edition. Fine/As New paperback original. An artist's book by Ruscha reproducing the covers of vintage cloth-bound books on which he has rendered the letter 'S' using a variety of methods; published on the occasion of a 2001 exhibition at James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe. Design, concept and artwork by Ed Ruscha; photographs by Paul Ruscha. SIGNED BY ED RUSCHA on the first page; no inscription. From an unnumbered edition limited to 2000 copies. Unpaginated [64 pages]; 26 color plates; 5.75 x 8 inches. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX.

$250.00

Hard Light
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Hard Light

By Ruscha, Ed; Edward Ruscha; Lawrence Weiner; Susan Haller

Los Angeles: Self-published, 1978. Paperback. SIGNED. First edition. Fine/As New paperback original. A collaborative photo-narrative by Ruscha and Weiner, divided into nine chapters with chapter designations and one line of text: "In the year 2000 all racecar driving will be taken over by women." Concept and design by Ed Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner; photographs by Ruscha, Weiner, and Susan Haller; characters depicted by Haller, Shelley Chamberlain, and Suzanne Chandler. SIGNED BY RUSCHA on the first page; no inscription. From an unnumbered edition limited to 3560 copies. Perfect bound, stiff glossy wraps; unpaginated [120 pages]; 65 b&w illustrations; 5 x 7 inches. Reference: Hasselblad Center, Open Book, p.198-201; Engberg, Edward Ruscha Editions 1959-1999, B17; Schwarz, Lawrence Weiner Books 1968-1989, p.57. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX.

$750.00

Crackers
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Crackers

By Ruscha, Ed; Joe Goode; Ken Price; Mason Williams; Edward Ruscha

Hollywood: Heavy Industries Publications, 1969. Paperback. SIGNED. First edition, only printing. Fine paperback in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of crimping at the top of the front flap, a touch of fading to the spine text, a spot of light soiling, and a tiny tear to the back panel. A very nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Ruscha's photo-illustrated narrative based on the Mason Williams story, "How to Derive the Maximum Enjoyment from Crackers" (excerpted on the inside rear flap of the dust jacket.) The participants/actors are Larry Bell, Leon Bing, Rudi Gernreich, and Tommy Smothers. Photographs by Ed Ruscha, Joe Goode, and Ken Price. SIGNED BY RUSCHA on the first page; no inscription. From an unnumbered edition limited to 5000 copies. Unpaginated [240 pages]; 115 full-page b&w plates, printed recto only; 6 x 8.75 inches. Reference: Engberg, Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999, B10; Roth, Open Book, p.198-201; From Fair to Fine: 20th Century Photography Books That Matter, p.102.

$850.00

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