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450 Años de Lucha: Homenaje al Pueblo Mexicano (title from cover). 146 Estampas de la Lucha del Pueblo de Mexico: Obra Colectiva de los Artistas del Taller de Grafica Popular en Mexico (subtitle from portfolio flap)

450 Años de Lucha: Homenaje al Pueblo Mexicano (title from cover). 146 Estampas de la Lucha del Pueblo de Mexico: Obra Colectiva de los Artistas del Taller de Grafica Popular en Mexico (subtitle from portfolio flap)

by Mexico City. Taller de Grafica Popular

(12) pp. introductory material including illustrated title, preface, and list of plates with historical notes by Enrique Ramirez y Ramirez and Alberto Morales Jimenez, 144 plates with original full-page prints (many printed in color, most on colored paper stock) that reflect the independent and revolutionary spirit of the Mexican people and the aims of artist members of the Taller. Some very minor scattered soiling, overall extremely fine. Folio. Text fascicule and plates loose as issued in orig. illus.... Read more
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$2,950.00
Písmo a obraz: Ladislav Novák. Eduard Ovčáček. Miloš Urbásek. Výstavní síň Dílo v Ostravě [Letter and image ... Gallery Dilo in Ostrava]. May 1965

Písmo a obraz: Ladislav Novák. Eduard Ovčáček. Miloš Urbásek. Výstavní síň Dílo v Ostravě [Letter and image ... Gallery Dilo in Ostrava]. May 1965

Ostrava: Český fond výtvarných umění v Ostravě, 1965. Octavo (20.3 × 14.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; [20] pp. Twelve reproductions. Very good; a few underlined words on p. 18. Scarce catalog of an exhibition of Czech concrete poetry and narrative art held in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, in May 1965. With an introductory essay by Arsen Pohribný, artist biographies and lists of work exhibited. The exhibiting artists included Ladislav Novák, Eduard Ovčáček, and Miloš Urbásek. As of May... Read more
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$225.00
Malarstwo [Painting]

Malarstwo [Painting]

by Szewczyk, Andrzej; Galerie Foksal

Warsaw: Galeria Foksal PSP Books, 1978. Quarto (29.5 × 21 cm). Original photo-illustrated wrappers; [8] pp. Inventory label to front wrapper and rubber "withdrawn" stamp; else about very good. Cataog of an exhibit held at Foksal Gallery in Warsaw in September 1978. The gallery was founded in 1966 by contemporary artists and former members of the Polish constructivist group of the 1920s. It was intended as a non-commercial space, and operated in a nonofficial way, managing to stage numerous exhibits of... Read more
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$350.00
The End of the World: Contemporary Visions of the Apocalypse

The End of the World: Contemporary Visions of the Apocalypse

by Gumpert, Lynn

New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art , 1983. First Edition. Octavo. Orange wraps. 81pp. Very Good+, light rubbing 57 works by twenty-four contemporary American artists
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$25.00
Gersaintův štít [Signboard for Gersaint]

Gersaintův štít [Signboard for Gersaint]

by Kolář, Jiří

Prague: Svoboda, 1965. Quarto (24.5 x 17 cm). Gatherings loose in printed wrappers; 42, [2] pp. Introductory text in Czech. Very good; small tear to front panel; two unidentified signatures to flap. A distinguished Czech artist and poet, Kolář (1914-2002) was the co-founder of the existentialist post-war group "Skupina 42" (Group 42) and ultimately became best known for his innovative collages. His period of visual experimentation began with an interest in concrete poetry in the 1960s, while part of... Read more
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$500.00
Lekce velkého A: konkrétní a vizuální poezie 1962-1993 [The lesson of the capital A: concrete and visual poetry 1962-1993]

Lekce velkého A: konkrétní a vizuální poezie 1962-1993 [The lesson of the capital A: concrete and visual poetry 1962-1993]

by Ovčáček, Eduard, Jiří Valoch, and Arsén Pohribný

Prague: Trigon, 1995. Square octavo (23 × 21 cm). Original decorative wrappers; 269, [2] pp. Very good. This volume represents the first publication of various concrete and visual poetry cycles created in the 1960-90s by Eduard Ovčáček (born 1933), which could not be published during the Czech Normalization-period of the 1970-80s. Along with such figures as Jiří Valoch, Jiří Kolář, Josef Hiršal and Bohumila Grögerová, Ovčáček was one of the foremost practitioners of concrete poetry and... Read more
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$200.00
Thomas Gilcrease and His National Treasure

Thomas Gilcrease and His National Treasure

by Myers, Fred A

Tulsa, Oklahoma: Thomas Gilcrease museum Association, 1987. Book. Near Fine. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 11 X 12 Inches Oblong. Just a trace of wear, barely detectable to the book, and some light scratches to the rear panel of the dust jacket. 144 pages with Index to Artworks and Artifacts and Index to Makers. Introductory essay by Fred A. Myers (Director of the Gilcrease Museum at publication), who has also signed the book on the title page. Also contributing text for accompanying artwork are... Read more
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$30.00
Atelier '72". Edinburgh International Festival 1972

Atelier '72". Edinburgh International Festival 1972

by Diamand, Peter, et. al

Edinburgh: The Richard Demarco Gallery, 1972. Folio (40.5 × 29.5 cm). Original staple-stitched photo-illustrated self-wrappers; [52] pp. In English and Polish. Illustrations throughout. Very good. A catalog for an exhibition of avant-garde Polish art presented by The Richard Demarco Gallery in 1972, held as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. The exhibition, which aimed to bring art of the East to the West, was assembled with the help of Ryszard Stanisławski of the Łódż Museum of Art, an... Read more
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$200.00
JEAN DUBUFFET: Figurative Works. 23 April to 4 June 1994.

JEAN DUBUFFET: Figurative Works. 23 April to 4 June 1994.

by Jean Dubuffet

Cohen Gallery, New York, 1994. Paperback. Good. Slight signs of wear on the cover. Ammareal gives back up to 15% of this book's net price to charity organizations.
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$12.47
Lin Bao-jia Pottery Catalog (Chinese Language)

Lin Bao-jia Pottery Catalog (Chinese Language)

Taiwan: Zuoyang Publishing, 1992. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Light soiling to covers, light foxing to inside of covers. Catalog of works from the famous Taiwanese ceramicist Lin Bao-jia. Color plates. 117 pages. Chinese language..
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$75.00
Complete set of eleven posters advertising Partum's performances or containing his manifestos

Complete set of eleven posters advertising Partum's performances or containing his manifestos

by Partum, Andrzej

Various sizes; overall very good. Andrzej Partum (1938-2002) was a seminal figure of Polish Neo-Avant-Garde, a "non-official" artistic movement in Poland in the 70s and 80s. A self-taught artist, Partum's heterogeneous work includes musical compositions, concrete poetry, mail art, installations and performances, putting him in the Conceptualist tradition even as he disapproved of Conceptualism in his critical writings and manifestos. Due to the closely censored artistic environment of Communist... Read more
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$3,950.00
Nick Cave: Until

Nick Cave: Until

by Essays by Denise Markonish, David Byrne, Lori E Lightfoot, Claudia Rankine

MASS MoCA, DelMonico Books, Prestel, 2017. First Edition. Quarto. Hardback, front board and spine die-cut. 197pp. Well illustrated. Fine
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$45.00
A Graphic Muse: Prints by Contemporary American Women

A Graphic Muse: Prints by Contemporary American Women

by Field, Richard S. and Ruth E Fine

New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1987. First Edition. Quarto. Pictorial wraps. 163pp. Near Fine Includes work by Jennifer Bartlett, Helen Frankenthaler, Nancy Graves, Elaine De Kooning, Joyce Kozloff, Joan Mitchell, and Joan Snyder among others
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$20.00
Havraní stříbro [Raven silver: poems]

Havraní stříbro [Raven silver: poems]

by Mazač, Jaroslav and Eduard Ovčáček, illustrator

Ostrava: Profil, 1965. Octavo (20 × 13.3 cm). Original printed tan cloth with illustrated dust wrapper by Ovčáček; 45 pp. Illustrations throughout by Ovčáček. Signed and inscribed by the author in 1968. A very good copy, with a few small tears (one closed tear) and one nick to dustjacket. A rare provincial poetry imprint, strikingly illustrated using three full-page letter-themed typewriter compositions, in addition to the endpapers and wrapper, by Eduard Ovčáček (born 1933), one of the major... Read more
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$275.00
Exhibition of Liturgical Arts Organized By the 41st International Eucharistic Congress 29 July - 8 August 1976, Philadelphia Civic Center

Exhibition of Liturgical Arts Organized By the 41st International Eucharistic Congress 29 July - 8 August 1976, Philadelphia Civic Center

Philadelphia: 41st International Eucharistic Congress, 1976. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Some creasing and curling to the corners and a bit of rubbing and soiling to the rear cover. Interior clean and free of writing or marks. About 8 X 11 inches, stapled. 72 pages, illustrated with black and white plates of a selection of the 363 items from the exhibit. Each selection is identified by catalogue number, which can be found in The Catalogue section following the section of plates. Contents include... Read more
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$20.00
Paul Sharits: Letters to 'A', 1975-1993

Paul Sharits: Letters to 'A', 1975-1993

by Ruhé, Harry & Paul Sharits

Unpaginated (81 plastic sleeves, some filled both recto and verso and some filled recto only, some with several items per sleeve) presentation of letters, drawings, photographs, chronologies, newspaper clippings, flyers, and other ephemeral materials, printed on various types of paper stock so as to best capture the feel of the original documents, together with a signed color slide, focused around Shartis' correspondence to Galerie A from 1975 to 1993, and presented in conjunction with an exhibition of... Read more
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$1,350.00
Arnulf Rainer at the Abbazia Di San Gregorio, Venice 1986

Arnulf Rainer at the Abbazia Di San Gregorio, Venice 1986

by Fuchs, R. H. (Curated by)

Vienna: Ulysses, 1986. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Slight wear, wrinkling along edges of printed wrapper. Interior clean and bright. Selected works of the Austrian artist Arnulf Rainer. Includes essays in either Italian, English, or both by Rainer and Fuchs; a listing of selected one-man exhibitions by the artist; a brief bio of the artist; and 26 color plates of mixed media, including mixed media on photos, oil on photos, and oil on wood..
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$30.00
Salon. No. 1 (April 1977) through 11 (October 1983)

Salon. No. 1 (April 1977) through 11 (October 1983)

A run in 11 issues of the conceptual art journal, comprised mainly of photographs of artwork, containing contributions from a large number of important international artists including H.P. Adamski, Hans-Peter Feldman, Giulio Paolini, Klaus Richter, Robert Cumming, Martin Disler, Pieter Holstein, Alex Silber, Gerhard Theewen, David Askevold, Robert Barry, Antonius Höckelmann, Markus Oehlen, Lawrence Weiner, James Collins, Mimmo Paladino, Pedro Vasquez, Bruce McLean, Jacques Charlier, Bernhard Johannes... Read more
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$1,950.00
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida: Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida: Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas

by Muir, Gregor and Clarie Wallis

London: Tate Publishing, 2004. First Edition. Quart. French-fold wraps. 111pp. Illustrated throughout including large fold-out. Near Fine. Three leading figures in British contemporary art brought together for an exhibit at the Tate. Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping "The name In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is taken from the title track of an LP released in 1968 by the West Coast rock band, Iron Butterfly. The song was originally going to be called 'In the... Read more
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$35.00
Il corpo il suo d'intorno, anche [The body is also around]

Il corpo il suo d'intorno, anche [The body is also around]

by Simonetti, Gianni-Emilio

Unpaginated (16 pp.) exhibition catalogue, with an introduction by Tommaso Trini and an essay titled "Flux-us/ing Xmutica or the anti-productive activity of Gianni-Emilio Simonetti" by Daniela Palazzoli, with texts in Italian, French, English, and Portuguese, together with a brief biography of Simonetti and a short prose piece by Simonetti titled "(Exquire Game of INspiraction! I allways addored yOur hend!)". Illustrated profusely throughout, the pages printed in a variety of bright colors. 8vo.... Read more
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$275.00
Beerdigung: Ein Bildband von Max Dans und von Lothar Beck

Beerdigung: Ein Bildband von Max Dans und von Lothar Beck

by Beck, Lothar and Max Dans

Unpaginated photobook dedicated "allen noch lebenden Widerstandskämpfern des Dritten Reiches", comprised of approximately 29 black-and-white images from the funeral of three members of the RAF, each accompanied by a short explanatory text on the opposite page, with some pages of just text taken from contemporary newspaper reports, the images depicting the open graves and graveside before and during the funeral, as it becomes a public spectacle and the cemetery fills with spectators and media. Oblong... Read more
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$1,250.00
Jiří Valoch: Die Bedeutung der Worte. Bücher. 27. April - 6. Juli 1997

Jiří Valoch: Die Bedeutung der Worte. Bücher. 27. April - 6. Juli 1997

by Schraenen, Guy and Jiří Valoch

Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, 1997 (printed in Antwerp). Square octavo (21 × 21 cm). Original staple-stitched gray printed wrappers; [24] pp. About very good; private owner stamp inside front wrapper. A conceptual artist book-cum-catalog, conceived for an exhibit jointly curated by Jiří Valoch and Guy Schraenen, containing work by Valoch and H. J. Kocman, the Czech book artist. With an introductory essay by Schraenen and a biography and bibliography of works by Valoch. Published in a print run of... Read more
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$60.00
N. R.; Les Nouveaux Réalistes

N. R.; Les Nouveaux Réalistes

by Codognato, Attilio, editor

Leather suitcase containing 12 signed and numbered original artworks by leading members of the "New Realist" or "Nouveau Réalisme" movement, comprising 10 prints, 1 sculpture, and 1 two-piece Plexiglas work, with accompanying introductory fascicule featuring text in French, German, English, and Italian signed by editor Attilio Codognato, each of the prints and the text booklet housed in their own envelopes. Some occasional scuffing, some envelopes with slight toning or small tears, overall excellent.... Read more
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$12,500.00
Poslední výstřely [The last shots]

Poslední výstřely [The last shots]

by Ovčáček, Eduard, illustrator; František Čvanda

Opava: Svaz protifašistských bojovníků, 1963. Octavo (20.5 × 14.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by Eduard Ovčáček; 48, [4] pp. Very good. Regional publication about the terror of the German occupation during World War II, with an attractive cover design by Eduard Ovčáček (born 1933), an artist and writer whose work was unable to be published during the Czech Normalization-period of the 1970-80s. Along with such figures as Jiří Valoch, Jiří Kolář, Josef Hiršal and Bohumila... Read more
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$125.00
Wall Works: Site Specific Wall Installations

Wall Works: Site Specific Wall Installations

by Schellmann, Jrg (editor)

Mnchen - New York : Edition Schellmann, 1999. First Edition. Essays by Uwe Schneede and David Rimanelli. French-fold wraps. 234pp. Illustrated. Softcover. Text in German and English. Near Fine Features 38 wall installations
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$40.00