Paris: Internationale Situationniste, November 1965. Printed wrps., (28pp.). A Situationist tract originally distributed clandestinely in Algeria in July 1965, shortly after Houari Boumédiène's putsch, reprinted here in five languages (French, German, Spanish, English and Arabic) and issued as an advance supplement to Internationale Situationniste #10 (the journal was published in March 1966 and included the same text). Wrappers slightly foxed, marked and lightly damp-stained, with Charles Radcliffe's ownership name to front cover and two small ink marks to back cover. More about ADRESSE AUX RÉVOLUTIONNAIRES D'ALGÉRIE ET DE TOUS PAYS.
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Inscribed by Martin Sharp to "Felix", and SIGNED "Martin", with an added colour reproduction of his collage, "Goya/Whister", affixed by him to the top right corner. Glossy card, printed in black on one side only. 9.9x21.6cm. Sharp's tiny collage combines Goya's "La maja desnuda" and Whistler's "Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1", so that in the latter Whistler's mother, Anna, a figure seated staring enigmatically into the middle distance, is replaced by Goya's reclining nude, her gaze returned unapologetically towards the viewer. Goya's painting was one of the earliest Western artworks to depict a female nude's pubic... More about Art Book. Original invite to the book's publication party, held in Covent Garden, London, on...
Ed. Walter Robinson and Edit deAk. 4to. Newsprint. Unpaginated (24pp., incl. cover). This issue guest edited by Image Bank (Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov). Its "mondo artie correspondance collage" [sic] features a contribution from "Gen…3 + Chris & COZEY". Also: Ray Johnson; General Idea; Eric Metcalfe; John Jack Baylin; Albrecht D.; Les Levine; Robert Cumming; Gilbert & George; G.A. Cavellini; John Giorno; Andy Warhol; and others. Inside back cover prints a mail order ad. for the recently published Image Bank Post Card boxed set (item #39). Slightly worn, with faint central vertical... More about ART-RITE #18 (NYC: Art-Rite Publishing Co., 1978).
LA: Centurion Press, 1974. 4tp. Stapled wrps., 54pp. Ed. Tod Spencer. Illustrated in b/w and colour throughout. An 'Adult' exploitation mag cashing in on the current vogue for the occult - "the three greatest recent social phenomena are 'Deep Throat', Watergate and 'The Exorcist'. In basic terms these represent: sex, politics and the devil." Features lengthy articles on witchcraft, demonic possession (incubi and succubi), and exorcism, plus the 15pp. cover feature, "Satan Speaks: A Talk to Novices of the Satanic Church, San Francisco by High Priest Anton Szandor La Vey". Cover slightly rubbed, o/w Very Good plus, at least... More about BLACK ARTS TODAY #1 (all published?).
London: Big O Posters Ltd. (Big OP1), 1967. Poster printed offset litho in red and black on gold metallic foil paper. 74.7x49.6cm. Sharp's classic psychedelic rendition of Bob Dylan (later adapted by him for the cover of Oz #7). This copy has been SIGNED and dated ('11.12.2003') by Martin Sharp in black ink (front centre lower edge), and, due to its near indecipherability on the dark background, again on the back, with, in addition, his name written out. Sharp created the poster as a tribute to Dylan at Joubert Studios in Chelsea, a bijou space he shared with... More about BLOWING IN THE MIND.
Ed./pub. Greg Shaw. The penultimate issue. Contents include a 1pp. photo-illustrated feature on Throbbing Gristle by Linda Jacobs. Also: full-page photomontage ad. for Chrome's epic third album, 'Half Machine Lip Moves'; the Sire Records story; singles reviews by Greg Shaw, with mention of TG's 'United'; more. Very Good plus. More about BOMP #20 (Burbank, CA: January 1979).
Tabloid newspaper format. Designed by George Snow. 20pp. + inserts. "Britain's first ever really alternative Mail Order Catalogue", presenting a cornucopia of countercultural artefacts, from dope paraphernalia to Bean Bag Sag Chairs, and psychedelic posters to Oxford Loon Skirts and Whole Earth Waterbeds, each one accompanied by a descriptive caption, many of them illustrated (the last mentioned with a full-page cartoon by Ed Barker). Portrayed on the catalogue's front cover, Bruce Sawford, an old school friend of Felix Dennis's and former rhythm guitarist in his band, The Flamingos, first appeared in Oz #43 (July 1972). Dubbed 'Bruce the... More about BRUCE - The Mail Order King. First Catalogue - From the Team that Brought You Oz Mail Order...
London: 1967. Printed offset litho on thin white paper in black and red on a gold ground. 76.7x50.5cm. The rare original printing, made for the Legalise Pot Rally in Hyde Park on July 16th, 1967 and intended for flyposting. The collaged artwork features nineteenth century ethnographic engravings from 'The Races of Mankind', a work of 1873 by Robert Brown, images from which were discovered by Sharp in an old copy of National Geographic magazine. Peter Ledeboer told this cataloguer that he paid £60 to Vince Stitt to flypost the print run of 600 posters all over town, but... More about CANNABIS. THE PUTTING TOGETHER OF THE HEADS.
London: Big O Posters Ltd. (Big O1), 1967. Offset litho in black and red on gold metallic foil paper. 76x50.8cm. The poster that launched Peter Ledeboer's Big O poster company and helped establish Martin Sharp's reputation in London. A detail from it, the dancing Patagonians in the upper centre section, subsequently adorned the front cover of Oz #6 (August 1967), and the pot rally it announced was the occasion of Jim Anderson's first meeting with Richard Neville (apart from Anderson's research for 'Play Power', however, which began in November 1968, they didn't work together on Oz until February... More about CANNABIS. THE PUTTING TOGETHER OF THE HEADS.
Sydney: Scripts Pty. Ltd., 1966. First edition. 4to. Glossy silver wrappers printed in black. Stapled, unpaginated (48pp.). An anthology containing a selection of Sharp's earliest cartoons for the student magazines Tharunka (ed. Richard Neville) and Honi Soit (ed. Richard Walsh), and his contributions to Oz and daily newspapers prior to his departure for London in March 1966. Wrappers slightly rubbed and lightly creased, with light edge-wear and faint foxing to pages. Neat ownership name to first page. Overall, Very Good. More about CARTOONS: A Selection from Oz, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, Honi Soit, Tharunka..Etc..
Sydney: Reid Books, nd. (April 1971). 4to., magazine format. Unpaginated (36pp., including cover). Printed in black on white paper stock. A spectacular continuous collage of cartoon psychedelia, acid imagery, clippings and cut-up texts, compiled by Sharp in Sydney following his return from London in late 1970. Described by Joyce Morgan in her biography of Sharp as "part manifesto, part scrapbook, part autobiography", it was intended to accompany his upcoming exhibition (The Incredible Shrinking Exhibition) at what would become The Yellow House at 59 Macleay Street (named after Van Gogh's Maison Jaune). Van Gogh features prominently, including a line... More about CATALOG NO. 3: an improvisation.
LA: Rhino Records, 2005. 4xCD compilation box set (R2 74639), including 100pp. illustrated booklet. The Cramps, Flamin' Groovies, Lipstick Killers et al. As new (still sealed in original shrinkwrap). More about CHILDREN OF NUGGETS: Original Artyfacts From The Second Psychedelic Era 1976-1996.
Large quarto. Stapled, 26pp. Ed. John Mathews. Front and back cover art by Martin Sharp. The first (of three?) issues of this film magazine, described in Arts Lab Newsletter #5 as "a radical forum of theoretical writing on the cinema." Contributors include Malcolm Le Grice ("Outline for a Theory of the Development of Television"); Umberto Eco ("Articulations of cinematic code"); Simon Hartog (on 'Bicycle Thieves'); Peter Gidal ("Film as Materialist Consumer Product"); along with lengthy interviews with John Llewellan and Jean-Marie Straub, reviews of films by David Larcher and Conrad Rooks, and a brief piece on the Arts... More about CINEMANTICS #1 (London: January 1st, 1970).
Rotterdam: Cold Turkey Press, 1972. LP record (6802 944). One of 500 copies issued to coincide with the 1972 Rotterdam "Poetry International Festival". Edited by Gerard Belart & Carl Weissner. The contributors are: Charles Bukowski ('A Report Upon the Consumption of Myself', 'Something for the Touts, the Nuns, the Grocery Clerks and You'); Carol Bergé ('Piaf and Holiday Go Out'); Ted Berrigan ('The Sonnets: Nos XXXVI, LXXVI); Ray Bremser ('Poem of Holy Madness, Part IV'); Diane di Prima ('Goodbye Nkruma', 'Rant from a Cool Place'); John Giorno and 'Multiple Voices' ('For Fred Herko'); Allen Ginsberg ('Kral Majales'); Ed... More about COLD TURKEY/KLACTO PRESENTS.
The collection provides a vivid document of hypermasculine homoerotic iconography, represented in promotional materials for leather bars, sex hardware merchants and motorcycle clubs, and gathers together a diverse array of items, including more than 35 posters, 80 or so handbills and cards, approximately 150 buttons and pins, over 100 matchbooks, and a vintage leather biker's cap adorned with a colourful assortment of buttons dating from the late 1960s through to the early 1980s. 'Leather' was a term coined for a subgroup of male homosexuals that began to coalesce into distinct communities in the late 1940s. The sexual subculture of... More about A collection of posters, handbills, buttons and other ephemera from the gay male leather...
Prints a statement from the New Testament - "Jesus said: 'This is my only commandment, That you love one another as I have loved you' ", with the names 'The Very Rev. L.E. Cheesewire Maull' and 'Coum' printed below. 6x9cm. Printed on recto in black on white card with gilt deckle edges. Fine. Les Maull, a childhood friend of Cosey Fanni Tutti, was an early participant in COUM, contributing guitar and tape effects, usually under the guise of his baroque pseudonym (other aliases included "Lelli" and "Eduardo Romero R., flamenco guitarist"). As Simon Ford notes, he also "supplemented... More about COUM 'business' card, c. 1971.
Programme designed by Genesis P-Orridge for "COUMing of Age - Especially coumissioned and coumceived for the wonderful OVAL HOUSE THEATRE" (London: March 1974). Single sheet, printed on recto only in black on off-white paper. 29.5x20.8cm. Illustrated. Near Fine. The programme sheet gives the subtitle of the work as "A Photograph in Exactly Seven Parts For Uncle Bill B", with the seven parts listed below, among them "Arctic Banana Gobble" and "Dogbreath Bleach". A panel to one side lists some of the cast members, including "Rev. Lelli Maull", "General Idea", John Lacey, and Hermine Demoriane, a French tightrope walker... More about COUMING OF AGE.
Original poster announcing a performance by COUM at the Melkweg, Amsterdam, 27th-30th March (1975). Colour silkscreen, designed by Mick Flaum. 80x28cm. Three horizontal folds, o/w Fine. The performance, a version of 'COUMing of Age', retitled as 'COUMing of Youth', was the first to involve Peter Christopherson and ran for four consecutive nights. It featured tapes of Charles Manson's LP, 'Lie' (an oblique reference to Manson's short-lived band, The Milky Way, or Melkweg), and an increased depiction of violence, especially self-mutilation, reflecting the influence of the Viennese Actionists (with whom COUM had exhibited at the 1973 Edinburgh Festival), and... More about COUMING OF YOUTH.
Stapled wrps., unpaginated (32pp.-46pp.). Formats vary, mostly quarto or small quarto. A rare set of all twenty comics published by Felix Dennis's imprint, together with The Trials of Nasty Tales, co-published by H. Bunch "in league with the editors of Nasty Tales" in 1973. The content of the first five issues includes a mix of US and UK material (Robert Crumb; Greg Irons; Kim Veitch; Jay Kinney; Rod Beddall; Dave Gibbons; William Rankin; Malcolm Livingstone; and others), with the third issue (described by Mal Burns in his 'Comix Index' as "…a landmark in British alternative graphic publishing") devoted... More about COZMIC COMICS (London: H. Bunch Associates, 1972-1975) - all published.
A 4pp. brochure printing the advertising rates and other information for Cozmic Comics. London: H. Bunch Associates Ltd., c. December 1973. Printed in black on thin card stock, folded once to make four pages, with one side coated pale yellow. 29.5x21cm. (folded). Designed by Richard Adams. Illustrated with a cartoon strip by Chris Welch to front and back cover, and reproductions of various issues of H. Bunch publications and Crumb's 'Three Graces' to page three. Inside front cover prints ad rates and other information. Slight surface loss to upper and lower right edge of front cover, with minor handling wear... More about COZMIC COMICS ADVERTISING RATES & DATA.
Ed./pub. Paul Williams (Chester Anderson #20-23). Early issues mimeographed and stapled; magazine format with colour front covers from issue #11 on. Crawdaddy! was started on the campus of Swarthmore College in 1966 by 17 year-old Paul Williams, and its pioneering rock criticism helped launch the careers of writers Jon Landau, Sandy Pearlman, Gene Sculatti, Peter Guralnick, and Richard Meltzer, as well as that of Williams himself (he left the magazine in 1968). Artists featured in these early issues include: Bob Dylan; The Byrds; Tim Hardin; The Remains; The Animals; Mitch Ryder; The Troggs; Howlin' Wolf; The... More about CRAWDADDY! #4-7, #9, #11-23 (Cambridge, Mass.: August 1966-June 1969).
Edited and published by Graham Keen. Tabloid newspaper format, folded. The first issue of the first major British underground comic, including a full-page contribution from Martin Sharp. Also contains the first appearance of "The Unspeakable Mr. Hart Pts. 1-4", a collaboration between William Burroughs and illustrator Malcolm McNeill, plus work by Mal Dean, Ed Barker, Vaughn Bodé, and Raymond Lowry, as well as a full-page Ed Barker-designed ad. for Phun City, with mention of Burroughs. Newsprint paper slightly darkened along edges, o/w Very Good plus, with pre-publication flyer loosely inserted. More about CYCLOPS #1 (London: July 1970).
Broadsheet newspaper (8pp.). Texts predominmantly in English, with some in French and Dutch. Published to coincide with the exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculptures and New Babylon constructions by Constant Nieuwenhuys at the Venice Biennale, and illustrated with photographs and drawings, including a colour centrefold reproducing a detail from 'New Babylon/Den Haag', a watercolour on map by Constant (1964). Contents include an essay by Simon Vinkenoog on 'Life in New-Babylon'; a collection of texts by Constant, including 'The Revolution of Creative Man' (1964): "The international phenomenon of young people who refuse to accept the existing order - the 'hipsters', 'teddy boys'... More about DE NEW BABYLON No. 4 - Edizione Internazionale (Amsterdam: June 1966).
Pub./ed. David George. 15 quarto sheets, xeroxed and stapled at top corner, printed on rectos only (except final page), with red and black TG 'flash' sticker to front cover, as issued. Photo-illustrated. Minor handling wear only. The third and final edition of this short-lived post-punk fanzine, a special issue entirely devoted to Throbbing Gristle. Features extensive interviews with Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Peter Christopherson (Chris Carter declined to be interviewed, and his postcard reply to the editor is reproduced at the end). The back cover prints an advertisment from Mark Perry on the latest ATV album. More about DIRT.3 (Fulham, London: nd. [December 1978]).
Catalogue of posters, designed and collated by Felix Dennis. London: ECAL, nd. (c. Spring 1968). 13 tall quarto sheets, printed in black on both sides, bound at the side by a white plastic spine clip. Reproduces 57 posters offered for sale (Osiris, Unicorn and various head shop and personality posters), with titles and dimensions, along with discount rates and terms, a wholesale price list, and a full-page ad. for Oz magazine. Front cover and frontispiece reproduce drawings by Aubrey Beardsley, whose work was offered for sale by ECAL in a set of 8 prints priced at 2 guineas (the V&A's... More about EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS ARTS LIMITED (ECAL).
Ed. Shirley M. Eberle. Tabloid newspaper format (32pp.-40pp.). The first five issues of this controversial sex paper, together with the rare pre-publication issue from 1973. Finger's origins are not well documented, but William Levy has informed this cataloguer that, in late 1973, after the completion of Suck's final issue in California (Squaw Valley and Stinson Beach), he returned to Amsterdam with the paste-ups ready for printing, while Suck's art director, Willem de Ridder, visited Paul and Shirley Eberle in Los Angeles in search of funding, and subsequently collaborated with them on their new paper. Finger, like... More about FINGER #1-5 (Los Angeles: High Class Publishing Co./Fuck-On Publishing Company, January-May [?],...
Lge. 4to. Stapled wrps., 44pp. Illustrated throughout. A pilot, pre-publication issue of an apparent Rolling Stone spin off ("not for general circulation"), published as an intended monthly magazine by Philip Freund and edited by John Burks, though no trace of it nor copies of subsequent issues can be found. Contents include interviews with Jerry Garcia by Michael Goodwin (6pp.) - conducted in the rear section of a Boeing 747 and originally intended as a screenplay - and Groucho Marx by Robert Altman, Jon Carroll and Michael Goodwin (5pp.); reviews by Chet Flippo, Ed Ward, Richard Meltzer, Greil Marcus, John Marks... More about FLASH Number 0 (SF: Amazing Grace Publishing, 1971).
Np.: Fakefluxus reproduction for Tate by Kit Grover, 2000. Black card box with clear plastic lid, containing 25 envelopes (26.5x11.4cm.), each printed with a photograph of a calfskin glove, and 30 sheets of stationery (24x20.8cm.), each printed with a photograph of an open hand. Originally designed by George Maciunas in 1973 and included in Fluxpack 3, published by Flash Art in Milan and Wooster Enterprises Editions in New York in 1975. Maciunas designed three different sets of Flux Stationery (the other two were 'Foot in shoe' and 'Torso in fur coat'), citing them as examples of what he... More about FLUX STATIONERY: HAND IN GLOVE.
Newspaper format 24pp. Centrespread art by Martin Sharp (reprinted from Oz #12). Also: front cover art by William Stok; magic mushrooms; the Mangrove 9; more. Edges slightly browned, o/w Very Good plus. More about FRENDZ #12 (London: Echidna Epics, October 14th, 1971).
Newspaper format. Each 24pp. Four issues of this Notting Hill-based underground paper, each one featuring news, comment and reports on the Oz trial, including three front covers, as well as a statement on the Oz Obscenity Fund by the three defendants. Also: full-page ads. for the Elastic Oz Band's single; the Angry Brigade; LSD; a 2pp. interview with Yoko Ono and John Lennon; Implosion; the killing of George Jackson; more. Very Good plus (old central horizontal fold to issue #9). More about FRENDZ #5/#8/#9/#11 (London: Echidna Epics, July 8th-September 30th, 1971).
An original 'Friends of Oz' Press Kit (June 1971), designed and compiled by Richard Adams, and reputed to have been distributed to The New York Times, The Herald Tribune, Le Monde, and Der Spiegel. Large quarto glossy yellow card folder, with Oz pregnant elephant and two Honeybunch Kaminski stickers to front cover. The Friends of Oz campaign was run by Stan Demidjuk and Sue Miles from an office in Pottery Lane (the 'Oz Obscenity Centre'), located immediately behind the Oz offices in Princedale Road, Notting Hill. Its intention was to raise money for the legal defence, though, following... More about FRIENDS OF OZ PRESS KIT.
Caroline Coon's copy, with the following inserts: i) 'Presenting the Oz Obscenity Trial'. Nine quarto sheets, printed in black on rectos only on different colour paper stock, stapled at top corner; ii) four 8x10 b/w photographs by David Nutter portraying the three editors as St. Trinian's schoolgirls in gym slips, as businessmen in bowler hats, and as bobbies in police uniforms, and the group shot of them with the school kid co-conspirators in the back garden at 38 Palace Gardens Terrace; iii) two 'Oz Obscenity Trial' stickers, Honeybunch Kaminski and pregnant elephant; iv) small poster for... More about FRIENDS OF OZ PRESS KIT.
A variant copy, issued in a translucent blue plastic folder, with Honeybunch Kaminski sticker to upper cover (blue plastic folders were used after the yellow card folders had run out). The contents comprise: i) 'Presenting the Oz Obscenity Trial'. Nine quarto sheets, printed in black on rectos only on different colour paper stock, stapled at top corner. SIGNED by Richard Neville on the first page; ii) three 8x10 b/w photographs by David Nutter of the three defendants (a group shot with school kid co-conspirators in the back garden at 38 Palace Gardens Terrace, and the three... More about FRIENDS OF OZ PRESS KIT.
London: COUM Transmissions, [January] 1977. 9x14.7cm. Printed by Walkerprint Publicity Services. Autograph Postcard Signed from Genesis P-Orridge to John Krivine: "hey Joan wat about them there gigs now before they shoot me too, Gen…3". Rubbed and creased, with old, single pinhole to top right corner, and 1cm. strip darkened along upper edge of recto (possibly from old tape). Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Monte Cazazza formed the Gary Gilmore Memorial Society in San Francisco in November 1976 (two months before Gilmore's execution) in solidarity with the convicted double murderer's insistence on being executed by firing squad. The... More about GARY GILMORE MEMORIAL SOCIETY POSTCARD.
London: COUM Transmissions, [January] 1977. 9x14.7cm. Printed by Walkerprint Publicity Services. Autograph Postcard Signed from Jean-Pierre Turmel to "Yvon" (Yves Von Bontee, co-founder with Turmel of the Sordide Sentimentale record label), dated "18/12/78". Fine. In English translation, the card reads: "Here are the two requested records in exchange for 5 'Raw War' that you said you might be able to order for me (in advance thanks!). Saw 'Pere Ubu' and above all 'Red Crayola' on stage. Superb! The new 33 of Throbbing Gristle, 'D.O.A.' has come out! It is much better than the first. As I see it, it's... More about GARY GILMORE MEMORIAL SOCIETY POSTCARD.
New York: N.Y. Federation of Anarchists, nd. (c. 1965). Ed. Joyce Gardner and Allan Hoffman. Oblong 4to. Stapled wrps., unpaginated (44pp.). Illustrated, including photo-montages by Phil Hipwell. Contents include Murray Bookchin's essay (co-authored with Allan Hoffman and Paul Spencer), 'Towards an Anarchist Manifesto: The Legacy of Domination' (16pp.), along with poems by Jonathan Leake (Resurgence) and the editors; "Glue Sniffer Saturday Night" by anarcho-pacifists Judith Malina and Julian Beck of The Living Theatre; and a short text by Robert Chasse, later a member of the American section of the Situationist International. The NY Federation of Anarchists... More about GOOD SOUP #1 - all published (?).
Four items of H. Bunch stationery, together with Richard Adams's original layout drawing for the logo and a quantity (22) of small cut-up trial proofs, c. 1972/73. Includes three unused sheets of letterhead stationery and one compliments slip, each featuring Honeybunch as a postage stamp logo. The designer's original draft design in black ink was made for the Great Newport Street address, and produced in dark brown on pale brown paper, later printed in colour on off-white stock with a modified design to coincide with the change of address to Goodge Street in 1973. Single pinhole to top edge of... More about H. BUNCH ASSOCIATES LTD.
London: July and October, 1966. Second printing of the first issue (October 1966), with identical cover and contents (probably reprinted concurrently with the second issue). Edited by Charles Radcliffe and Christopher Gray (second issue only). 4to. Printed wrps. Duplicated sheets, printed recto and verso. 40pp. + 36pp. Illustrated. Both issues of this rare and influential magazine, conceived and produced by Charles Radcliffe shortly after he edited the 'English' edition of The Rebel Worker and immediately following his visit to Amsterdam in June 1966. The first issue includes pieces on the Dutch Provo riots, drug addiction, a.... More about HEATWAVE #1-2 (all published).
A small poster imploring "Help Oz Win At The Old Bailey…and grow old gracefully (Put the money in the tins)". 40.5x25cm. Printed in black on white stock. The poster launched the Oz Obscenity Fund in March 1971 (it had previously appeared in a slightly different version in Oz #32). It features a futuristic cartoon from 1969 by Ron Cobb depicting three wizened old hippies sitting on a park bench, one of them holding a copy of the Los Angeles Free Press which in the poster has been altered to read: "Oz 50th Anniversary Issue, 1965-2015". Cobb's work first appeared in... More about HELP OZ WIN AT THE OLD BAILEY.
NY: Stonehill, 1978. First edition, softcover issue. 4to. 418pp.+ 24pp. colour photo-insert. Profusely illustrated throughout, including many rare graphics. Main contributors Michael Aldrich and Michael Horowitz, with Richard Ashley. Slight wrinkling and minor lift to laminate along extremities, o/w a tight, Near Fine copy of the most complete reference work ever published. More about HIGH TIMES ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RECREATIONAL DRUGS.
Np.: Franco, 1967. A "like wild party pep-up" novelty item, offered in both male and female variants, this one 'Hers'. Six items contained within a clear plastic bag, gathered at the top by a printed card, featuring: i) black cap, with shaggy blond hair attached to inner rim; ii) pair of black plastic spectacle frames; iii) string of beads; iv) paper flower; v) large yellow and pink "I'm A Hippie' pinback button; vi) small reefer, helpfully identified as "Grass". Button discoloured, flower faded, o/w Very Good. More about HIPPY KIT.
LA/NY: Dais Records, 2013. LP record (DAIS 051). A collection of various COUM recordings made between 1971 and 1975, including a previously lost radio interview; poetry readings by Fizzy Paet; piano and violin compositions by Genesis P-Orridge; various field recordings; and their live performance opening for Hawkwind at St. George's Hall, Bradford (22nd October, 1971). Mint (still sealed). Limited edition of 1000 copies. More about HOME AGED AND THE 18 MONTH HOPE.
Vancouver, BC: Image Bank, 1977. Cardboard box (16x10.6x1.9cm.), containing 48 postcards by 48 artists + title card. Complete, as issued. Small rubbed spot to box lid and light edgewear; postcards Fine. Edition size unknown. The Image Bank was founded in Vancouver in 1969 by Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov as an international network with the aim of facilitating the exchange of ideas, images and information between artists through the use of the postal system. The first Image Bank Post Card Show, curated by Alvin Balkind, was held in Toronto in 1971. For the second show, held in Vancouver... More about IMAGE BANK POST CARD SHOW.
A large poster announcing the 'Independence Day Carnival - A Celebration of People's Rights', organised by the Friends of Oz and held in Hyde Park on July 4th, 1971. Printed in black on yellow paper. 76.2x50.7cm. Illustrated with a large cartoon illustration by Alain Le Saux of a pack of naked hippies being rounded up by sadistic cowboys and preyed upon by vultures. The mass rally and 'Smoke-In' brought many underground and community groups together, including Release, BIT, Agit-Prop and Gay Liberation Front, and its main intention was to "support the defendants in the OZ Obscenity Trial and... More about INDEPENDENCE DAY CARNIVAL.
A set of four small posters (41.5x27cm.), one of each colour variant produced (turquoise blue, buttercup yellow, salmon pink and pale lilac), all but one of them double-sided, announcing the 'Independence Day Carnival - A Celebration of People's Rights', organised by the Friends of Oz and held in Hyde Park on July 4th, 1971. Illustrated with a cartoon illustration by Alain Le Saux. The versos of the lilac, pink and yellow copies print news of the obscenity trial, arguing that it is not just Oz "on trial at the Old Bailey, it is in fact an entire community... More about INDEPENDENCE DAY CARNIVAL.
London: Industrial Records, c. October 1980. 8vo. Stapled booklet, 8pp. Industrial Records' self-published list of records, cassettes, badges, patches and posters, with prices. The introductory text states that "We have decided to drop the ratings system for each cassette as not everyone has the same taste…from now on we will leave each to its own merits." Fine. Together with: original TG 'Flash' badge. 2.4cm. diameter. Near Fine. (2 items). More about INDUSTRIAL RECORDS MAIL ORDER CATALOGUE 1980/81.
(the numbering went awry from issue #20 on, with the last seven issues being incorrectly numbered, eg. #22 states #23). Co-founded by Ed Victor, Richard Neville, Andrew Fisher and Felix Dennis, and edited by Alex Mitchell, Richard Neville, Ed Victor and Andrew Fisher. Tabloid newspaper format, initially produced weekly (the original intention was daily), subsequently fortnightly. Title logo designed by Richard Adams. An offshoot of Oz, Ink was an ambitious attempt at a more orthodox alternative paper (the dream was of a politicised version of Village Voice for London), but ultimately it was thwarted by competition from Frendz... More about INK #1-29 (London: May 1971-February 1972) - all published
Tabloid newspaper format. Each 16pp.-24pp. Ed. Andrew Fisher and Ed Victor. A run of nine issues of Ink, containing news and analysis of the Oz Trial, including three front covers, one of them featuring a Ralph Steadman cartoon of Judge Argyle. Issue #8 includes Richard Neville's recollections of the first Oz Trial in Sydney in 1964, accompanied by trial transcripts and Martin Sharp's original cartoons. Subsequent issues include a photograph of the huge Honeybunch Kaminski, constructed at the old Middle Earth club by Edwin Belchamber, Phelan Black and Dick Budden using expanded polystyrene and papier-mâché and star of..... More about INK - The Other Newspaper #8-16 (London: Ink Publishers Ltd., June 19th- August 18th, 1971).
Paris: June 1958-September 1969. Director: Guy Debord. Tall 8vo. Original metallic wrappers in different colours, titled in black. The major periodical of the Situationists, containing the main theoretical texts of the International. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of b/w photographs, cartoons and illustrations. Contributors include Guy Debord; Asger Jorn; Raoul Vaneigem; Michèle Bernstein; Alexander Trocchi; Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio; Jørgen Nash; Helmut Sturm; Attila Kotányi; Uwe Lausen; Constant Nieuwenhuys; Théo Frey; Maurice Wyckaert; Donald Nicholson-Smith; René Viénet; Mustapha Khayati; and Mohamed Dahou. Charles Radcliffe's set, with his ink markings in the margins to several paragraphs in the second and..... More about INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
Original poster announcing a performance by COUM at the Stedelijk Academy, Ghent, February 18th, 1975. Offset litho, printed in Burgundy red. 58x33.4cm. Reproduces the photograph of Genesis P-Orridge as child model with tuba. Folded centrally vertically and horizontally, o/w Fine. The first of only two COUM performances under this title, though Simon Ford notes that for Genesis P-Orridge "all of COUM's work for 1975 could be put under the overall title of 'Jusqu'à la balle crystal'… [and that] the most significant event relating to the crystal ball was the action and installation of the same name held at... More about JUSQU'Á LA BALLE CRYSTAL.
Sm. folio. First and third issues staple-bound, 8pp. and 12pp. respectively; issue #2 consists of a single sheet folded centrally to make 4pp. Illustrated with photographs, détourned cartoons and old engravings, and pages from like-minded revolutionary publications Black Mask and Up Against The Wall Motherfucker. Taking their name from a slogan daubed on the wall of Newgate Prison during the Gordon Riots of 1781, the King Mob milieu came together in London in 1967, forming around the former English members of the Situationist International, with key figures Christopher Gray, Donald Nicholson-Smith, and Dave and Stuart Wise... More about KING MOB ECHO #1-3 (London: 1968-1969).
Sydney: The University of NSW, College of Fine Arts/Ivan Dougherty Gallery, 2003. SIGNED by Martin Sharp on the front cover (which reproduces his 'Plant a Flower Child' poster), and by Richard Neville on the title page. The catalogue to the exhibition curated by Nick Waterlow, with an introductory essay by him. 14x16cm. Wrps., 120pp. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b/w, featuring the larrikinism of many Australian artists in '60s London, including album covers, paintings and posters by Martin Sharp, Brett Whiteley's Christie murder series, Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series, photographs by Lewis Morley (including his Christine Keeler..... More about LARRIKINS IN LONDON: AN AUSTRALIAN PRESENCE IN 1960s LONDON.
Sydney: The University of NSW, College of Fine Arts/Ivan Dougherty Gallery, 2003. SIGNED on the front cover by Louise Ferrier and Jenny Kee, and on the title page by Richard Neville. Louise Ferrier and Jenny Kee famously appeared naked on the front cover of Oz #17 (December 1968), shortly after their brief threesome with Richard Neville, referred to in the latter's memoir, Hippie Hippie Shake. Their long-standing friendship is reflected in this unique signed copy of the catalogue, which also features another shot from Bob Whitaker's 1968 photo session of Louise and Jenny. Fine. More about LARRIKINS IN LONDON: AN AUSTRALIAN PRESENCE IN 1960s LONDON.
Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2001. Published to accompany the exhibition held at Centre Pompidou, Galerie 1, between March 15th and June 18th, 2001. Sq. 4to. Silver illustrated boards. 440pp. Copiously illustrated throughout in colour and b/w. Foreword by Mark Francis. Texts in French. Fine. A chronologically organised cultural smörgåsbord of work from the United States, Britain, France and elsewhere, intended by its curator, Catherine Grenier, to demonstrate that Pop Art was part of a larger international phenomenon that included architecture, design, movies and music. It begins with the Whitechapel Art Gallery exhibition 'This Is Tomorrow' and Richard Hamilton's collage, "Just..... More about LES ANNÉES POP 1956-1968.
Ed. Dave Laing, then John Pidgin from October 1973 on. Pagination varies (56pp.-82pp.). Designers and illustrators include Barney Bubbles, George Snow, Kevin Sparrow and Peter Till. All issues Very Good plus to Near Fine. A complete set of this monthly magazine, whose contributors reads like a who's who of music writers, including Charlie Gillett, Simon Frith, John Tobler, Karl Dallas, Phil Hardy, Gary Herman, Richard Williams, Tony Scaduto, Jonh Ingham, Mike Leadbitter, Ian Whitcomb, Greil Marcus, Chris Salewicz, Michael Gray, Mick Gold, Gene Sculatti, Ed Ward, Bill Millar, Rob Finnis, Lester Bangs, Pete Wingfield, and Peter Guralnick... More about LET IT ROCK #1-35 (London: October 1972-December 1975) - all published.
London: Big O Posters Ltd. (Big OP4), nd. (1968). Offset litho poster in black ink on silver metallic foil paper. 50.5x76cm. Sharp's psychedelicised version of Michelangelo's 'Creation of Adam'. It's not clear when Sharp created this intricate drawing, but it was probably soon after his first visit to the Sistine Chapel, sometime in 1968, an experience he recalled as being "so much more than I thought it would be [and] incredible though I could hardly take any of it in" (quoted in Joyce Morgan's biography, p.143). Superficial handling creases, o/w Near Fine (without any of the usual rubbing or bubbling... More about LIVE GIVE LOVE.
Offset litho poster in black and red on white paper, printed later (1990s). SIGNED by Martin Sharp in black ink, dated by him ('11.12.2003'), and with his name written out by him alongside his signature. 75.8x49.7cm. (the original edition of the poster is slightly larger). Sharp's delicate, filigree arabesque design, with its characteristic central image of a red-lipped, gap-toothed grin, was created to inaugurate the first issue of London Oz, published on January 24th, 1967. Minor handling creases, o/w Near Fine. More about LONDON OZ IS A NEW MAGAZINE.
14 quarto duplicated sheets, printed recto only, stapled at top corner. The "fanzine by a Clash fan for Clash fans…Conceived, partly photographed, put together, and generally masterminded by Jonh Ingham". Acquired directly from Jonh Ingham, and accompanied by a signed letter of provenance in which he writes: "In December 1976, inspired by Sniffin' Glue…I created London's Burning as a testament to The Clash. (I saw them play 22 of their first 25 gigs). The best photo-copying shop in London was off Shepherds Bush Green…I ran off enough to create 100 copies. My distribution outlet was Rough Trade. By... More about LONDON'S BURNING No. 1 (London: January 1977) - all published.
Original booklet produced by COUM to accompany the première of "Marcel Duchamp's Next Work" at the 4th International Festival of Electronic Music and Mixed Media, Zwarte Zaal, Ghent, 22nd-24th January (1974). Large 4to. Six mimeographed sheets, rectos only, staplebound into illustrated card cover. Faint rusting to staples, o/w Fine. Contents include a 3pp. text by "genesis p-orridge and cosey p-orridge"; a childlike drawing by Genesis P-Orridge outlining his ideas for the staging of the work; and a visual text by the Belgian composer and audio artist, Moniek Darge, involving an arrangement of "coum colour". The piece... More about MARCEL DUCHAMP'S NEXT WORK.
Private view invite card and various ephemera printed for the retrospective exhibition of Martin Sharp's work held at the Museum of Sydney between October 31st, 2009 - March 14th, 2010. Five items, including two postcards (10.5x19.5cm.), each one reproducing a painting by Sharp, who designed the exhibition. Sizes vary: largest 21x15cm. (folded); smallest 10x10cm. (pvi, folded). More about MARTIN SHARP SYDNEY ARTIST.
London: Big O Posters Ltd. (Big OP6), 1967. Printed litho and silkscreen in blue, pink and black on silver metallic foil paper. 75x49cm. Sharp's tribute to Max Ernst, one of his main artistic influences (the Magic Theatre issue of Oz, for example), featuring a work from the fourth chapter of his collage novel, 'Une Semaine de bonté ou les sept éléments capitaux', published in Paris in 1934. A painted version of the image appears in 'Performance' in the scene where Pherber goes to pick mushrooms in the greenhouse. Short 4cm. crease to lower left corner, o/w Fine. Provenance: The Felix..... More about MAX ERNST - THE BIRDMAN.
Ed. Jeff Nuttall. Five mimeographed foolscap sheets, stapled. Illustrated. The all British number, featuring Bill Butler, Tom McGrath, Dave Cunliffe, and others. Minor staple rust, o/w Near Fine. More about MY OWN MAG #10. (Barnet, Herts.: no date [December 1964]).
Ed. Jeff Nuttall. Mimeographed and offset foolscap sheets, stapled. Illustrated. William Burroughs "Dutch Schultz Special", containing the complete manuscript of "The Dead Star". One of 500 numbered copies in offset facsimile of the original manuscript. Also: Jeff Nuttall. Faint central vertical crease; slight wear and creasing to edges and light soiling to back page, o/w Very Good. More about MY OWN MAG #13 (Barnet, Herts: August 1965).
Ed. Jeff Nuttall. Mimeographed foolscap sheets, stapled. Illustrated. Includes contributions from William Burroughs ("Nut Note on the Column Cutup Thing", "WB Talking", "Quantities of the Gas Girls", and an untitled piece, all appearing in The Moving Times section); Bill Butler; Claude Pélieu; and Jeff Nuttall. Faint central horizontal crease, o/w Near Fine. More about MY OWN MAG #15 (Barnet, Herts: April 1966).
Sm. 8vo. Stapled wrps., unpaginated (104pp.). Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs and collages. Short, closed tear to top edge of upper wrapper, o/w Very Good plus. Nanavesh was produced by Dave Farmer and first appeared in 1981 as a continuation of Industrial News, providing Throbbing Gristle fans with information about their activities. By the fifth issue, following the demise of TG, it moved on to become a communiqué produced on behalf of Psychic TV and Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth. Contents include a selection of PTV lyrics; texts by Genesis P-Orridge (and a request from him for... More about NANAVESH No. 5 (Beckenham, Kent: 1983).
Vancouver: no label, 1982. LP record (4161). Plain white card sleeve, with printed label affixed to front cover, illustrated with a repeated image of a metal screw protruding from a human ear. Limited edition, with number stamped to cover label, though the limitation is not known. Lacks booklet. A compilation album featuring Industrial/Noise bands The Haters, Si Monkey, 0.8, Xyster, L.C.D. Grey, and M.B. (Maurizio Bianchi). Includes 8pp. printed insert. Features the second recorded appearance of The Haters, a noise band founded by underground conceptual and performance artist, GX Jupitter-Larsen. Disc Near Mint in sleeve with minor wear to fore-edge..... More about NOWHERE TO PLAY.
Programme for 'Spiellinie Kiellinie', a joint show and children's street festival held in Kiel, Germany, June 21-29, 1975. Single sheet, folded in three to make leaflet. 20.8x42cm. (unfolded). Printed in blue on glossy off-white paper. Near Fine. COUM (Genesis P-Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti) performed the fifth and last in their 'Omissions' series of actions at the week-long event, held during the annual Kiel Regatta. The origins of the work's title lay in a collage made by COUM for a mail art magazine which combined a photograph of Cosey Fanni Tutti with the text: "Everything about... More about OMISSIONS.
Notting Hill, London: 1970. Edited by Paul Sieveking, who also provides an introduction, although his name does not appear. Pamphlet, 24pp. Illustrated with détourned comic cartoons. Sieveking's own copy, with brief annotations by him in pencil and ink on the first page and inside upper wrapper (inscribed "Edited by Paul Sieveking, London 1970"). The booklet includes translations of 'The Conquest of Space in the Time of Power' by Eduardo Rothe (from Internationale Situationniste #12), 'The End of the Christian Era' by Roger Langlais, and 'Masters Without Slaves' by Raoul Vaneigem. Edges of wrappers slightly faded, with slight creasing. Very Good. More about OMPHALOS #1: Ramifications of Situationist Theory.
Original COUM handbill designed by Genesis P-Orridge announcing a performance by L'Ecole De L'Art Infantile, featuring P-Orridge, Tom (sic) Puckey and Cosey Fanni Tutti at the International Art Centre, Elephant & Castle, London, October 15th (1974). Printed in black on off-white paper. 25.3x21cm. Illustrated. Fine. L'Ecole De L'Art Infantile was a pseudo-institution created in 1972 by P-Orridge with the artist and poet, Opal L. Nations (publisher of Strange Faeces Press), and Robin Klassnik (with whom P-Orridge and Tutti had stayed several times at his Martello Street SPACE Studio, and who first came up with the full pseudonym 'Cosey... More about OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS.
Screenprinted in black on white stock. 72x47.6cm. Signed and blind stamped by Genesis P-Orridge in the lower right corner. Fine. The large photographic image depicts P-Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti naked: the former strapped and chained to St. Andrew's cross, covered in fake vomit and feathers, the latter in straps with whip and chains. The poster resulted from a restaging at their Martello Street studio of a crucified P-Orridge being whipped by Tutti, a scene from the Melkweg 'COUMing of Youth' show. It was photographed by Peter Christopherson using a large format Mamiya borrowed from Hipgnosis... More about Original poster entitled 'COUM' (c. May 1975).
Richard Neville founded Oz from his family home in Mosman, a suburb of Sydney, in January 1963, together with a group of friends, among them Martin Sharp, Garry Shead and Alex Popov, and university student magazine editors Richard Walsh, Peter Grose, Peter Kingston and Mike Glasheen. The name for their new magazine originated from 'The Wizard of Oz', rather than the shorthand term for their homeland, a more obvious reference that Neville claimed did not occur to them at the time as the term was not then in widespread use. Intended to satirise Australia's conservative, deeply conformist and highly censored... More about OZ #1-41 (Sydney: Oz Publications Ink Limited, April 1963-February 1969) - all published...
Magazine format, unpaginated (48pp., including cover). Printed in colour and b/w. The first purely visual issue of Oz, created by Martin Sharp at the Pheasantry with Philippe Mora, and conceived by him as an endless circle: "It's a circular magazine. The back goes into the front and keeps going around" (quoted by Joyce Morgan, p.136). Sharp's reworking of Van Gogh's self-portrait, which appears on page 42 in the magazine, is accompanied by a brief quote from the artist: "Life is probably round". In Hippie Hippie Shake (p.126), Richard Neville describes this issue as "a forty-eight page rush-hour of... More about OZ #16 - The Magic Theatre (London: Oz Publications Ink Ltd., November 1968).
Blue on blue variant, with cover art by Raymond Bertrand depicting black lesbians playing with dildos. Edited and published by Richard Neville, Jim Anderson and Felix Dennis "with the help and inspiration of about twenty people, all 18 or under, mostly still at school who came from various parts of London and England in answer to our appeals for injections of youthful vigour in our ageing veins." The contributors included Charles Shaar Murray, Peter Popham, Deyan Sudjic, T.I. Bradford, Trudi Braun, and Vivian Berger, whose notorious collage of Rupert Bear's head with Robert Crumb's priapic Eggs Ackley (from... More about OZ #28 SCHOOL KIDS ISSUE (London: Oz Publications Ink Ltd., May 1970).
Ed. Richard Neville. Contains a classified ad. headed 'COUM TRANSMICATIONS' (sic) in the 'Help Yourself' Community Service section. The ad. reads: "We are an aid and a service and our aims originate from a desire to make people laugh. We convert would be suicides, paranoiacs and schizophrenics by absorbing them into our group." Also: Charles Shaar Murray on the Bickershaw festival; Micheline Wandor; Roger Hutchinson on the underground press in the north of England, including Hull's STYNG; macrobiotics; Warren Hague of the Gay Liberation Front. Very Good. More about OZ #42 (London: May/June 1972).
Ed. Richard Neville. Contains a classified ad. placed by COUM Transmissions in the 'Help Yourself' Community Service section. The ad. reads: "Seems the life of the theatre is fraught with spills and chills after all. The hoax adman in 42 obviously couldn't take the discipline of the circus. Hope it didn't blow your big top. People down here know that you are the vortex of free showbiz in the North East. Keep on beyond that pleasure principle whatever the stable boy thinks the reality of your situation is. Sweet misery and all that!" Also: Colin MacInnes on "The Virgin... More about OZ #44 (London: September 1972).
Ed. Richard Neville. Cover by Martin Sharp. Prints a lengthy letter from Genesis P-Orridge (then 17-year-old Neil Megson) commenting on John Wilcock's article, "blue print for a beautiful community (OZ No 7)" - he means issue #6 - and Angelo Quattrocchi's "sermon upon the freakdom of Russia" in Oz #8. In it, he outlines the "alternatives facing us: extinction, revolution, or transition peacefully", and concludes that "Hippies are a long term solution whereas the Revolutionaries believe the problem to be more urgent, thereby requiring more radical action. It remains to be seen which method humanity will choose, provided... More about OZ #9 (London: OZ Publications Ink Ltd., February 1968).
A poster designed by Felix Dennis announcing "Oz - A Play From The Transcripts Of The Historic Obscenity Trial", staged at the Oxford Playhouse, May 23rd-27th, 1972. Printed in purple and blue on white stock (there was also a black ink on orange paper variant). 54.6x36.9cm. Felix Dennis's design features a rearrangement of David Hockney's nude drawings of the three editors (the originals were donated by the artist to the Friends of Oz), with images of the Honeybunch Kaminski sticker strategically placed. Prints the statement that "Tickets include street carnival procession before performance and a discussion after the performance with..... More about OZ - A PLAY.
An original handbill reproducing Felix Dennis's poster design. Printed in black on pale blue stock. 29.8x21cm. Faint central horizontal crease and minor handling wear, o/w Near Fine. More about OZ - A PLAY.
An original card invite, letterhead notepaper and reply form for the Oz 20th Anniversary Ball, designed by Richard Adams. The event, subtitled "The Resurrection of an Old Conspiracy", was organised by Annie Harbord and held at The Roof Gardens above the former Derry & Toms store on Kensington High Street on September 4th, 1991. The card invite features a colour illustration of Robert Crumb's Honeybunch Kaminski on the back, and gives the ticket price of £20.00. All three items Fine. More about OZ 20th ANNIVERSARY BALL.
A poster triumphantly announcing Oz magazine's fifth anniversary issue, February 1972 (Oz #40) - "On sale now 25p". Printed in red and purple on white stock. 54.9x37cm. Designed by John Fawcett, and illustrated with a full-length photograph of Sarah Bernhardt alongside a large image of Mickey Mouse in his Wizard's hat from the 1940 Disney movie, 'Fantasia'. The fifth anniversary of Oz was celebrated as a defiant landmark following the obscenity trial and the myriad attempts to close down the underground press. Fine. Provenance: The Felix Dennis Estate. More about OZ 5th ANNIVERSARY POSTER.
A printed sheet announcing Oz's change of address to 19 Great Newport Street in early 1972. Printed in dark blue on pale blue stock. 14.9x21cm. Illustration by Rod Beddall. Fine. More about OZ HAVE MOVED.
A double-sided advertising rates card designed by Richard Adams for the projected Oz International (Quarterly), c. early 1974. Printed in black on white card stock, with two machine folds. 29.8x21cm. One side prints a series of 36 clip art images, including cartoons by Bill Griffiths and Basil Wolverton, the Oz pregnant elephant, and a silhouette map of Australia. The other side prints full details of the advertising rates and other information, including a list of locations "for limited distribution": Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Sydney, Melbourne and Hong Kong. Following Oz magazine's demise, the intention... More about OZ INTERNATIONAL.
A gilt-edged printed invitation to the preliminary hearing into the School kids Oz obscenity charge, held at Marylebone Magistrates Court on October 1st, 1970. Printed in black and grey on thin white card, decorated with a pale green border and gilt edges. 9x11.5cm. The invite to 'the first of a series of Obscene Courtroom Dramas' was mailed out to Oz subscribers and sympathisers, suggesting 'Fancy Dress optional' and R.S.V.P. Obscene Publications Office, New Scotland Yard. The three editors dressed up in schoolboy attire for the occasion, hired from a theatrical costumier's, and the public gallery was packed as..... More about OZ INVITE TO PRELIMINARY HEARING.
An original hand-painted plaster model of Honeybunch Kaminski, Robert Crumb's idealised fantasy of a young woman as fetishised object, rendered here in three dimensions as a fetishistic object for Oz mail order. The sculpture was made by Phelan Black, with models cast from the original mould in plaster of Paris and hand-painted by him (this example is in black, red, yellow and white). It stands seven inches tall, including the plinth, three inches wide, and weighs almost 900g. The Honeybunch model - "What a little yummy" - was first advertised for sale exclusively via Oz mail order in... More about OZ MAIL ORDER HONEYBUNCH KAMINSKI.
An unused gummed sticker printing the slogan 'OZ NOW. YOU NEXT', illustrated with a version of Ron Cobb's cartoon of a Nazi stormtrooper robot, altered to show it burning School kids' Oz and the Little Red Schoolbook (1971). Printed in black on orange stock. 14.9x12cm. Probably intended for pasting up on the London Underground. Cobb's original cartoon, reproduced in Oz #15 and widely disseminated elsewhere, has the robot breaking flowers in its hand and crushing them underfoot. Near Fine. More about OZ NOW. YOU NEXT.
An original poster promoting the publication of Oz #4. London: June 1967. Silkscreen in black and orange on off-white paper. 75.4x50.9cm. Illustrated with a large central image of a nineteenth century ethnographic engraving, with the Oz logo printed above in black and a rough guide to the magazine's contents decorated with various symbols below. 1cm. surface paper loss around border, incurred from an earlier poor mounting, with marginal loss to lettering (easily hidden if framed with a window mount); two tiny, closed tears to upper edge, o/w clean, bright and uncreased. More about OZ NUMBER FOUR.
An original poster promoting the publication of Oz #4. London: June 1967. Variant issue, silkscreened in gold and blue on thin white paper. 75.4x50.2cm. (approx.) A rare colour variant, with the central image of the engraving reversed, ie. negative. Left edge unevenly trimmed; old corner pinholes and small blu tack remnants to corners of verso; a few faint handling creases, o/w Very Good plus. More about OZ NUMBER FOUR.
An original poster promoting the publication of Oz #4. London: June 1967. Variant issue, silkscreened in pale orange (apricot) and gold on thin white paper. 75.3x50.4cm. (approx.). A rare colour variant, of which no other copies have been seen by this cataloguer. Paler in comparison when placed next to the more commonly found orange issue, but viewed separately it holds up well. Left and lower edges unevenly trimmed; old corner pinholes and four tiny pinholes to central image (two per side); two, short closed tears to left edge; some superficial creasing and light edge-wear, o/w Very Good plus. More about OZ NUMBER FOUR.
A poster announcing an Oz obscenity trial fundraiser concert at the Polytechnic of Central London (near the GPO Tower) on July 3rd, 1971. Designed by Richard Adams. Printed in black on white stock, featuring an illustration by Alan Grimwood of a Commedia dell'arte or carnivalesque pantaloon. 56.8x43.6cm. The concert line-up included Traffic and Alexis Korner (part of Traffic's performance was included on their album, 'Welcome To The Canteen', released two months later). Near Fine. More about OZ OBSCENITY FUND.
A poster designed by David Wills announcing the Oz Police Ball, a benefit concert for the Oz obscenity trial, held at 43 King St., Covent Garden (formerly the Middle Earth club), on March 6th, 1971. Printed in pink and blue on white stock. 56.2x37.6cm. Illustrated with an old engraving of a Bacchanalian procession of semi-clad men, women and children with cattle and sheep (one of the men depicted has a policeman's helmet added). The poster prints the eclectic line-up (Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come, Viv Stanshall's Seanhead Showband, Gene Vincent's Houseshakers, the Pink Fairies, Egg, Roy Harper, and "Holding... More about OZ POLICE BALL.
A small poster designed by David Wills announcing the Oz Police Ball, held as a benefit for the Oz defendants at the former Middle Earth club on March 6th, 1971. Printed in dark blue and green on white stock. 31.7x21cm. Prints an illustration from 'Canterbury Tales', and, below, the line-up and ticket outlets for the event. Slight edge-discolouration and faint creasing to lower left corner, o/w Very Good plus. More about OZ POLICE BALL.
Two stickers made for the Oz Obscenity Trial Fund (1971), one depicting Honeybunch Kaminski (red on yellow, 10x8cm.), and the other depicting the heavily pregnant bipedal Oz elephant (dark blue on green, 9.5x9cm.). Fine. More about OZ TRIAL STICKERS.
An original Oz obscenity trial long-sleeved T-shirt (March 1971), designed by Richard Adams. Green cotton, featuring a screenprinted illustration of Robert Crumb's Honeybunch Kaminski on the front, with lettering to border (green was a trial colour that was never produced). Oz T-shirts first appeared for sale in Oz #34 in April 1971, offered in four different designs (one of them, the Oz pregnant elephant, is shown worn by a model on the magazine's front cover in a photograph by David Nutter). Very small hole just above lower seam edge; slight fraying to stitching around the neck, o/w Very Good... More about OZ TRIAL T-SHIRT. Jail Bait of the Month.
An Oz obscenity trial long-sleeved T-shirt (March 1971), designed by Richard Adams. Originally owned and worn by Caroline Coon. Pale orange cotton, featuring a screenprinted illustration of Robert Crumb's Honeybunch Kaminski on the front in pink and brown, with lettering to border. Caroline Coon, co-founder of Release, part of the 'Free The Oz Three' campaign and later a defence witness at the trial, was given the T-shirt by Richard Neville. She remembers wearing it out and about and at the Release office (just down the road from Oz), and customising the seams (a practice she later put to... More about OZ TRIAL T-SHIRT. Jail Bait of the Month.
An original Oz obscenity trial short-sleeved T-shirt (March 1971). Canary yellow cotton, with Oz elephant logo screenprinted on the back and a large colour image of Jiminy Cricket to the front. Trial version, not produced for sale. Neckline and seams frayed and worn, with holes and wear to lower front section. Provenance: Richard Adams. More about OZ TRIAL T-SHIRT. Oz pregnant elephant.
An original Oz obscenity trial long-sleeved T-shirt (March 1971), designed by Richard Adams. Pale pink cotton, with Marshall Lester label, featuring a screenprinted image in red and black of Rupert Bear charging ahead at full mast. Seams to under arms partially split; small rip to right sleeve and neckline and cuffs slightly frayed, o/w Very Good. Provenance: Richard Adams. More about OZ TRIAL T-SHIRT. Rupert Bear.
Quarto card sheet reproducing the front cover of the Oz School kids issue and printing several advertisements for local businesses. Folded once, as issued, with stapled flap to lower half containing various printed inserts, including a small photographic image of the three defendants, the Rupert Bear cartoon, and two drawings reproduced from pages 10 and 11 of School kids Oz. The dramatisation was directed by Andrew Hochhauser, who provides a one-page explanatory text on the legal aspects of the trial. Other inserted sheets include a cast list and several contemporary press quotes on the trial. An early version of the... More about THE OZ TRIAL. A programme for a Bristol University production of David Illingworth's...