Np.: Meltdown Records, 1987. LP record (MPA-1, yellow labels). Sleeve notes by Howard Mandel (reprinted from Ear Magazine). Contains unedited segments from the concert, part of the Rick Russo-produced “Sideshows by the Seashore” event held on June 8, 1986 in Coney Island, New York, a near-mythical meeting between John Cage and Sun Ra, neither of whom had previously had any musical contact with one another. It was witnessed by an audience of (unbelievably) little more than 150 people. Vinyl Near Mint; sleeve Excellent (two tiny corner bumps). More about John Cage Meets Sun Ra
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Two flyers announcing a short series of concerts at the Black Gate, NYC, June 22-24 (1967). Both flyers b/w, printed on rectos only (each 21.5x28cm.). The first part of the concert featured performances by Takehisa Kosugi, Charlotte Moorman, Nam June Paik, and Jud Yalkut; the second, performances by Lars-Gunnar Bodin, Gunnar Johnson and Ralph Lundsten. Near Fine. More about COME & GO & RETURN & SCANDINAVIAN AVANT GARDE
Boulder, CO: Owl Records, 1966. LP record (ORLP-6). Cover design by Gerald Andrea; sleeve notes by Edward Tatnall Canby. Dockstader’s second album, following on from “Eight Electronic Pieces” (1960). Vinyl Excellent; minor corner wear and light rubbing to sleeve. More about Luna Park; Traveling Music; Apocalypse
Flyer and 2pp. press release for this event, a week-long series of performances and lectures held at the Guggenheim, New York, January 25-February 3, 1980. Both measure 28x21.5cm. Flyer designed by Jim McWilliams. The press release announces performances by Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman of works by Yoko Ono, Takehisa Kosugi, Henning Christiansen, John Cage, and Joseph Beuys. Accompanied by a stiff printed card folded three times (23x10cm., folded), together with original printed mailing envelope, announcing performances/screenings of work by Joan Jonas, Stan Vanderbeek, Ed Emshwiller, Ken Dewey, Elaine Summers, and others. Fine. More about FIRST INTERMEDIA ART FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE SERIES
A miniature flyer announcing a Fluxus performance on October 16, 1964 (intended to be repeated twenty and thirty and '&&' years later). Mimeographed text on pale cream card stock. 27x80mm. Verso blank. Designed to look as though it were hand-typed, especially as the name of Nam June Paik has been x-ed out. Paik, invited by Diter Rot to participate in the closing events of “Snow with an Ending”, his first solo show in the US, had just written “Pop Sonata” for Charlotte Moorman, based on his earlier “Serenade for Alison” (Knowles). The work was Paik and Moorman’s first..... More about g.brecht.d.higgins.a.knowles.c.moorman.d.rot will/just/drink/or/perhaps/ do/something/or/not, in...
Poster advertising a screening of Nam June Paik’s video “Global Groove” on WNET TV (New York), October 2, 1974. Printed offset in black on white paper. 47.6x32.5cm. Designed by Jim McWilliams, reproducing a Peter Moore photo of Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik. Paik produced his videotape while working as an artist-in-residency at the TV Lab at WNET-TV/Channel 13, and it starred, among others, Allen Ginsberg, Susan Bottoms, Charlotte Moorman, Jud Yalkut and John Cage, all of whom are listed on the poster. Folded twice for mailing, with Charlotte Moorman’s return address stamp and two tape..... More about GLOBAL GROOVE
Flyer advertising the happening at Ponte di Rialto conceived by Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman for the opening night of the 33rd Venice Biennale, June 18, 1966. Printed offset in black on off-white paper. 21.6x28cm. Prints a quote attributed to John Cage (via Heinz-Klaus Metzger). The midnight happening was watched by hundreds of spectators, among them Peggy Guggenheim, Roy Lichtenstein and Leo Castelli. As their gondola floated up the Grand Canal, Moorman performed Cage’s “26'1.1499" ” while Ay-O showered her and Paik with rose petals from the bridge above. Moorman then jumped (or fell) into the canal..... More about GONDOLA HAPPENING
Three posters announcing a festival organised by Gruppo ‘70 (their third), held at Galleria Numero and Galleria La Vigna Nuova, Florence, during June-July, 1965. Offset litho, printed in black on yellow (Musica), purple (Pittura) and blue (Argomenti). 34.8x24.7cm. (Musica), and 34x24 (Pittura and Argomenti). The ‘Musica’ poster announces details of a concert to be held on June 25, 1965, featuring performances by Charlotte Moorman, George Brecht, Sylvano Busotti, Giuseppe Chiari and Antonio Infantino of work by, among others, Earle Brown, Dick Higgins, John Cage, Wolf Vostell, Nam June Paik, Bazon Brock, and Yoko Ono (“Touch Poem”). Also mentioned..... More about GRUPPO '70
NY/Oxford: OUP, 1998. First edition. 8vo. 385pp. + audio CD. SIGNED and inscribed by the composer on the front free endpaper: “for Mark with happy memory & present pleasure from Lou”, together with a printed letter to the recipient loosely inserted, signed “Lou” in red ink. Based on nearly seventy interviews, the book provides a detailed biography of Harrison, followed by individual chapters focusing on music and dance, intonation and tuning, instruments, Asian influences, music criticism, music and politics, compositional practices, and gender issues, including the historical background of San Francisco’s gay community. It also includes..... More about Lou Harrison: Composing a World
Ingatestone, Essex: Source, 1972. 4to. Wrps., newsprint paper, unpaginated (64pp.). Illustrated throughout with photographs and graphics. Some full-page ads. A detailed catalogue and programme of events issued by Source editors Stan Lunetta and Art Woodbury to accompany the series of concerts and performances held at the Roundhouse in Camden Town between August 13-28, 1972. The ambitious and wide-ranging event (a “Woodstock of the aesthetic vaguard”) was the brainchild of Harvey Matusow, who, along with his fourth wife, composer Anna Lockwood, formed part of the Naked Software ensemble. His idea was for an international event that would..... More about ICES - 72: International Carnival of Experimental Sound based on a Theme of Myth, Magic, Madness...
Poster announcing “Intermedia Institute Presents Music and Video Concert By Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman and Yoshi Wada Band” at The Kitchen, Mercer Art Center, NYC, February 4/11/18/25, 1973. Printed offset in black on off-white stock, with spiral graphic. 43x28cm. Old central horizontal fold, o/w Fine. More about INTERMEDIA INSTITUTE
Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 1999. First edition. Yellow cloth. 456pp. An extensive exploration of sound in the twentieth-century avant-gardes, including discussions on the work of Antonin Artaud, George Brecht, William Burroughs, John Cage, Sergei Eisenstein, Fluxus, Allan Kaprow, Michael McClure, Yoko Ono, Jackson Pollock, Luigi Russolo, and Dziga Vertov. Fine in dw. More about Noise Water Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts
Np.: Trunk Records, 2012. LP record (JBH047LP). Limited edition of 500 copies, divided into five runs of 100, each run with a different screenprinted sleeve and clear vinyl variant, this one with red, yellow, blue and silver streaks. Insert with notes by David Toop and postcard-size sheet reproducing scribbles by the artist included, as issued. The recordings, made “between 1975 and 1995, using microphones, a WASP, an Atari, a ZX Spectrum and anything else that came to hand”, were discovered by Keen’s daughter Stella in a box of cassettes found in her father’s Brighton..... More about Noise Art
Flyer + envelope relating to Nam June Paik’s “Robot-Opera” (NY: 1964). Flyer printed offset on white paper on both sides, with two mailing folds. 21.5x28cm. (unfolded). Illustrated with a Peter Moore photograph of Robot K-456 (named after a Mozart piano concerto), which, according to Paik’s biographer, was “a remote controlled robot that played audiotaped speeches by John F. Kennedy and defecated beans.” The robot was created by Paik with the aid of Shuya Abe, who helped with the electronics, and the comic opera in which it starred was first performed in collaboration with Charlotte Moorman at..... More about KILL POP-ART!! ROBOT-OPERA
Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press with Ground Fault Recordings, 2001. First edition. 12mo. Wrps., 280pp. Contributors include Nicholas Zurbrugg; GX Jupitter-Larsen; Sean Cubitt; Vito Acconci; Alvin Lucier; Charles Amirkhanian; Gregory Whitehead; David Dunn; and others. Audio CD included in sleeve attached to rear of lower wrapper (unopened), featuring work by Marina Abramovic, Jocelyn Robert, Yasunao Tone, Achim Wollscheid, Arthur Petronio, Vito Acconci, and seven others. Wrappers slightly rubbed, o/w Near Fine. More about Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language
NY: Rizzoli, 2007. First edition. Illustrated boards. 304pp. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b/w. Foreword by Jim O’Rourke. A history of sound art, from its origins in Futurism and Dada, via Fluxus to the present day, with an examination of the cross-pollination between experimental music and the visual art world, including the work of Jean Dubuffet, Yves Klein, Nam June Paik, Dick Higgins, David Tudor, Destroy All Monsters, Sonic Youth, Menthol Wars, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, among many others. Also features artist biographies of John Cage; Paul Panhuysen; Brian Eno; Bill Fontana; Annea Lockwood; Christian Marclay;..... More about Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Categories
Roma: Edipan, 1981. LP record (PAN PRC S20-08). The front cover has been SIGNED and inscribed “to Dick Higgins”, though the signature is difficult to discern. Lombardi recorded live in concert in Firenze performing works by Sylvano Bussotti, John Cage (including “Music for Marcel Duchamp” ), William Hellermann, La Monte Young (“Composition 1960 No. 7”), and his own composition, “Quattro Studi Alla Memoria di Chopin” (1980). Gatefold sleeve, with texts by the pianist/composer (in Italian), photographs, extracts from scores, etc. Disc Near Mint in slightly edge-worn sleeve. More about Spartito Preso
Np. ('s-Hertogenbosch, NL): Slowscan, 2015. LP record (Vol. 27). Limited edition of 200 copies. Comprises 28 tracks, each of one minute duration, by 26 artists. First broadcast on KPFA-FM radio, Berkeley on March 1, 1971. Contributors include Tom Marioni (who originally organised the event), Anthony Gnazzo, William T. Wiley, Terry Fox, Charles Amirkhanian, Wally Hedrick, Carol Law, and Robert Ashley. As new (still shrinkwrapped). More about MOCA/FM. Exhibition Of One Minute Soundworks From The Museum Of Conceptual Art, San Francisco
Designed by Carla Willyoung. Printed offset in black on off-white paper stock. 28x21.5cm. Moorman was assisted in her solo debut by David Tudor, Jacob Glick, Max Neuhaus, Joseph Byrd and Philip Corner, in whose loft the concert was held. Her programme began with a composition by Anton Webern, followed by contemporary works by Joseph Byrd, Earle Brown, Barney Childs, Philip Corner, Morton Feldman, La Monte Young (“Composition 1960 No. 13 to Richard Huelsenbeck”), and John Cage. This was Moorman’s first performance of Cage’s “26'1.1499" for a String Player” (actually just a segment), a work later to become a...... More about Flyer for Charlotte Moorman’s solo debut recital at 2 Pitt Street, New York City on April 15, 1963
Printed offset in black on white paper. 27.9x21.6cm. The design, using Sans Serif letterforms as design, is possibly the work of George Maciunas. If so, and it’s hard to be sure, it likely dates from 1964 or earlier, as it was around this time that Maciunas fell out with her. Fine. More about A sheet of Charlotte Moorman’s printed stationery with Fluxus-style letterhead
Broadside flyer announcing a concert held at Town Hall, 123 West 43rd St., NYC on June 10, 1968. Offset litho, printed on both sides in black on white stock. 43.3x21.5cm. Jim McWilliams’s design features a semi-naked Charlotte Moorman amidst a collage of art by Le Seuer, Ingres, Beardsley and Paik on one side, and on the other, press cuttings relating to her arrest in 1967. The concert, which included performances of work by John Cage, Allan Kaprow, Takahisa Kosugi and Philip Corner, was a benefit for Moorman’s legal expenses following her conviction for performing Paik’s “Opera..... More about Mixed Media Opera
NY: Mercer Arts Center, 1972. Offset poster printed in black on white stock. 55.5x43cm. Printed mailing label to poet/artist (and the former European coordinator of Fluxus) Emmett Williams to verso. Illustrated with four photographs from an action by Nitsch. Announces a “Continous Performance Saturday, December 2, 1972 2p.m.-2a.m.”. Nitsch’s friend, the Austrian filmmaker, architect and musician, Peter Kubelka, combined his work with the art of cuisine, a fusion which neatly tied in with the event’s location at The Kitchen in the Mercer Arts Center, NYC. Old central vertical and horizontal folds, o/w Fine. More about Orgies Mysteries Theatre: Peter Kubelka Will Cook
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 10 stamped to label (though the limitation is not known). Includes 8pp. printed insert. A compilation album featuring Industrial/Noise bands The Haters, Si Monkey, 0.8, Xyster, L.C.D. Grey, and M.B. (Maurizio Bianchi). Features the second recorded appearance of The Haters, the noise band founded by the underground conceptual and performance artist, GX Jupitter-Larsen. Vinyl Near Mint in lightly worn sleeve. More about NOWHERE TO PLAY
SF: Oannes, 1963. Single sheet of cream colour thin card stock, printed recto and verso. 30.5x12.5cm. Illustrated with four stills, two on each side. The experimental film, a sequence of dream images in which Helen Adam plays the part of a seer/witch, was made between 1962-63 and shown just once, at Robin Blaser’s short-lived gallery, on the evening of JFK’s assassination (apparently some members of the audience called for it to be cancelled as a mark of respect). It was then abandoned and believed lost until rediscovered a few years ago. As the film is silent..... More about Flyer announcing a screening of “Daydream of Darkness”, a film by Helen Adam and William...
Metuchen, NJ & London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1983. First edition. 8vo. Red cloth, titled in white lettering, issued without dw. 195pp. Frontispiece photo-portrait of the composer. Foreword by Ben Johnston. Afterword by Pauline Oliveros. An analysis of the music of Oliveros by former pupil and musicologist Heidi Von Gunden. The book, in which she also examines the issues of women composers, is divided into nine chapters, with titles including “Improvisation”, “Electronic Music”, “Consciousness Studies”, and “The Sonic Meditations” + a chronology + catalogue of compositions + discography + bibliography. Laid in is a short, handwritten..... More about The Music of Pauline Oliveros
Original flyer and programme for a presentation by Norman Seaman of three works by Yoko Ono at the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City, November 24, 1961. Single sheet, printed offset recto and verso. 14x21.5cm. Illustrated with a b/w photograph of Yoko Ono. The evening’s programme, detailed on the verso, consisted of three works: “A Grapefruit in the world of Park” (Yoko’s first musical piece); “A Piece for Strawberries and Violin”; and “AOS - to David Tudor”, with voice and instruments provided by the composer together with Ay-O, George Brecht, Joseph Byrd, Philip Corner, Terry Jennings, Jackson..... More about Works of Yoko Ono
NY: Japan Society/Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000. First edition, softcover issue. Lge. 4to. 352pp. SIGNED by Yoko Ono on the front printed endpaper: “Love, Yoko Ono”. 287 illustrations, including 102 in full colour, together with a CD of new music by Yoko Ono in (opened) paper sleeve at rear of book. Detailed chronology and bibliography. The fullest survey of the artist’s career to date. Slight corner and minor edge wear to wrappers; spine slightly leaned, but uncreased; o/w Very Good plus. More about Yes Yoko Ono
Charlotte Moorman’s name on the photo-illustrated side has been neatly underlined in red ink (probably by her); folded in five for mailing, with small label affixed to blank panel addressed in Moorman’s hand to Yoko Ono in Tokyo (Moorman had previously been employed as an assistant by Yoko [see item #126], and one of her duties included mailing concert announcements, a task she continued assiduously throughout her career; ironically, this particular example, intended for her former employer, was never actually mailed). 41.5x19.7cm. (unfolded). Printed offset on both sides (the verso prints a technical text by Paik, with a...... More about Broadside flyer announcing “Nam June Paik - Electronic TV + Color TV Experiments + 3 Robots + 2...
Np.: RRRecords, nd. (c. 1980s). LP record (RIP-003). White labels; composer’s name stencilled with spray paint on the front of plain white sleeve; two inserts, one with b/w photograph (by Robert Kostka) of Partch playing his Gourd Tree instrument and titles stamped in red, the other printing a track listing with credits and brief text. The version of “U.S. Highball” here (known as Version C) was performed by the Gate 5 Ensemble, recorded in 1958 in Evanston, IL, and first released on Gate 5 Records in the same year. “Ulysses At The Edge” (Version C) was recorded at..... More about U.S. Highball (1943); Ulysses At The Edge (1955); O Frabjous Day! (1954
NY: Da Capo Press (1974), second edition, enlarged (with a new 9pp. author’s preface), second printing, 1975. Gilt-titled red cloth. 518pp. Includes numerous photo-illustrations (some colour plates) of Partch’s instruments. First published in 1949, this enlarged edition provides Partch’s definitive statement of his compositional philosophy. Features charts, diagrams, bibliography, chronology of instruments, major works and performances, etc. Very Good plus or better in slightly spine-faded dw. Neat contemporary ownership signature of composer, record producer, filmmaker and record label owner, Cameron Allan, to front free endpaper. More about Genesis of a Music: An Account of a Creative Work, Its Roots and Its Fulfillments
Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1991. First edition. Green cloth. 490pp. Edited and with an introduction by Thomas McGeary. Contents include the journal Partch kept while he wandered the American West Coast during the Depression, twelve essays on his analysis of the relation of music and the composer to society, twelve extended discussions by Partch of his own compositions, and the librettos or scenarios for six of his major narrative or dramatic compositions. Near Fine in dw. More about Bitter Music: Collected Journals, Essays, Introductions, and Librettos
Brooklyn, NY: The Institute for Studies in American Music, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 1991. First edition. Lge. 8vo. Glossy printed wrps. (no hardcover issued), 185pp. Published as I.S.A.M. Monographs Number 31. Harry Partch logo to upper wrapper by Gordon Onslow-Ford. Ten illustrations, including four photographs of Partch by Betty Freeman. Contents include a 16pp. biographical outline, followed by a detailed descriptive and analytical catalogue of all Partch’s compositions, plus a bibliography of articles written about him during his lifetime and a 21pp. discography. Light shelfwear to lower edges, o/w Fine. More about The Music of Harry Partch: A Descriptive Catalog
NY: New York University Press/Halifax: The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1974. First edition, second state with added note at end of author’s Introduction (the first state contained several typos). 8vo. Perfect bound wrps., 78pp. Illustrated with photographs from several performances, diagrams, and reproductions of scores. Front cover photograph of Steve Reich and Musicians performing “Four Organs” by Peter Moore. An early collection of writings by Reich, some concerning broad themes in his music, others explaining specific pieces, including an essay on “Four Organs” and another on an unrealised score, “Slow Motion Sound”..... More about Writings about Music
Programme + flyer for two concerts (“Siebte Soiree”) held at Galerie René Block, Berlin, June 14-15, 1965. Programme: single sheet folded once to make 4pp. (third page blank). Printed offset in black on white paper. 21x15cm. (folded). Lists the titles of works performed by Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik by, among others, Earle Brown, Philip Corner, John Cage, Dick Higgins, Emmett Williams, Giuseppe Chiari, Yoko Ono, Wolf Vostell, Jackson Mac Low, and Diter Rot. Fine. Flyer: printed offset in black on pink stock. 15x21.1cm. Also prints an announcement of the “Sechste Soiree” at Galerie René..... More about SIEBTE SOIREE
London: Black Dog Publishing, 2001. Sm. 4to. Wrps., 176pp. Printed on glossy paper, with stills and photo-illustrations in colour and b/w throughout. Published to accompany the first major exhibition of Snow’s work in Britain and referring to his 1975 book, “Cover to Cover”. Taking in the wide diversity of his artistic and music production, it reprints texts by him together with new essays by Martha Langford, AL Rees, Lucy Steeds, Amy Taubin, Malcolm Le Grice, Regina Cornwell, John Pruitt, and Kevin McNeilly. Also includes an interview with Snow by Catsou Roberts and a 7pp. biography. Fine. More about almost Cover to Cover
Foolscap, oblong (27.4x35.5cm.). Comb bound, 74pp., with card covers illustrated with photographs from Anna Lockwood’s 1968 work, “Piano Burning”. Ed. Stanley Lunetta and Arthur Woodberry. Illustrated throughout with photographs, diagrams and musical scores, with additional inserts including 10 inch Source Record numbers 5 and 6 featuring work by Lowell Cross and Arrigo Lora-Totino (disc 5) and Alvin Curran and Anna Lockwood (disc 6); plus a special section on circuit diagrams (intended to “be a continuing series of technical articles aimed at readers interested in the ‘build-it-yourself’ approach to electronically generated sound”), and Nelson Howe’s “Fur Music”, with instructions..... More about SOURCE - MUSIC OF THE AVANT GARDE #9 (Sacramento, CA: Composer/ Performer Edition, 1971
Original flyer announcing “Filmmakers’ Cinematheque presents SPECTRO-MACH 1 by Don Snyder” (December 7-12, 1965), listing participants Angus MacLise, Ralph Metzner, Allen Neff and Diane Rebuffo (John Cale also provided assistance, though his name is not listed). Printed in black on white paper, illustrated with a single rorschach-like blot, probably enlarged from a single frame or film slide, set against a geometric grid (28x21.5cm.). The flyer also announces the ‘premiere preview of Spectro-Mach 1’ on December 6 at the New Filmmakers’ Cinematheque on West 41st St., NYC, which had relocated from Lafayette St. five days earlier. Fine... More about SPECTRO-MACH 1
Hamburg: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft , nd. (1966). LP record (138 811 SLPM), original pressing. Sleeve notes by the composer in German, English and French. Recorded at WDR Köln’s electronic studios. Vinyl Near Mint; sleeve Excellent (slight rubbing along lower seam). More about Electronic Music: Song of the Youths - Contact
Paris: disques BAM, 1963. 10” LP record (LD 087). The first record album by Les Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet, a group formed in the 1950s by the Baschet brothers François and Bernard after meeting Jacques and Yvonne Lasry. It includes six compositions, four by Jacques Lasry and two by Daniel Ouzounoff, some of them incorporating the use of the Cristal Baschet, a crystal organ made of 56 chromatically tuned glass rods invented by the Baschet brothers in 1952. Vinyl Near Mint; sleeve unusually Near Fine. More about Pièces Nouvelles; Marche; Suite; Sonatine; Valse; Spontanéité
NY: Tellus/Harvestworks, Inc., 1990. A cassette compilation guest edited by Barbara Moore (with 16pp. accordion fold-out booklet printing her essay titled “The Sound Of Music?”), featuring work by Tomas Schmit; George Brecht and George Maciunas with James Tenney; Emmett Williams; Joe Jones; Jackson Mac Low; La Monte Young; Philip Corner; Dick Higgins; George Maciunas; Yasunao Tone; Alison Knowles; Takehisa Kosugi; Larry Miller; and Larry Miller and Robert Watts. Includes Takako Saito’s piece titled “Sound Box”, consisting of two small steel ball bearings contained in the cassette case causing it to rattle when shaken. Very Good plus. More about TELLUS, The Audio Cassette Magazine #24 FluxTellus
Flyer announcing a concert held at the Judson Gallery, NYC, October 22, 1967. Single mimeographed sheet, folded twice horizontally for mailing. 28x21.6cm. Lists the participants, who included Giuseppe Chiari, Takahiko Limura, Ken Jacobs, David Wise, Nam June Paik, Ken Werner, and Charlotte Moorman (who has addressed this copy in blue ink on the verso to the artist, writer and filmmaker, Walter Gutman). Light edge-creasing, o/w Near Fine. More about THANKS (ENGLISH
Leeds: A-Mission Records, 1985. LP record (PRO 18:4). Limited edition of 500 copies. Contains two tracks, Hydrophonie 2 and 5, one per side. German electronic composer Tietchens also recorded under other names, including Hermatic Sunsets and Club of Rome, and his 1984 record, preceding this one, was released on Nurse With Wound’s label, United Dairies. Near Mint in very slightly edge-worn and lightly rubbed sleeve. More about Seuchengebiete
Printed letterpress in black on pale yellow paper stock. 24x30.5cm. The concert, which featured compositions by Bo Nilsson, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Henri Pousseur and Bengt Hambraeus, included the world premiere of Stockhausen’s “Klavierstück XI”, performed in two versions. Tudor gave numerous recitals at the Carl Fischer Concert Hall throughout the 1950s, including several premieres, among them the first New York performance of John Cage’s “4 Minutes 33 Seconds” on April 14, 1954. Fine. More about A small poster announcing a concert of “Contemporary German, Belgian, & Swedish Music”...
Poster + programme announcing a performance presented by CAST Productions and the Andrew Dickson White Museum at Cornell University, NYC, April 30, 1972. Offset litho poster, printed in black on white stock. 71x50.6cm. Illustrated with a large central photograph of a television displaying Charlotte Moorman performing Nam June Paik’s composition, “TV Bra for Living Sculpture”, bordered above and below with eight smaller images of televisions in repeat, each one displaying Moorman and Paik together. Photographs by Peter Moore. Folded in three for mailing, with printed label addressed to Fluxus artist Robert Watts affixed to verso (the glue from..... More about TV BRA FOR LIVING SCULPTURE
Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1968. EvaTone Soundsheet in printed wrappers. First Edition. Square 8vo. 4pp., with 4 b/w installation illustrations and 2-sided EvaTone 331/3rpm red flexi-disc. Text by Jan van der Marck. Issued as an invitation card for Robert Whitman’s exhibition at Chicago’s MCA, April 12-May 19, 1968. The flexi contains audio documentation of Whitman’s late ‘60s multi-media installations at the gallery. Upper panel detached from sellotape binding (it was designed to be folded over to allow the record to be played), o/w Fine in Near Fine printed mailing envelope (disc unplayed). More about Sounds for 4 Cinema Pieces
NY: Dia Art Foundation, 2003. First edition. 4to. Illustrated boards. 226pp. + DVD. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b/w. Edited by Lynne Cooke and Karen Kelly with Bettina Funcke. An in-depth survey of this multidisciplinary artist’s work and career, published in conjunction with the retrospective exhibition held at the Dia, New York, March 5, 2003 to June 20, 2004. Includes a DVD featuring three performances from the 1960s. Chronology + bibliography. Near Fine. More about Playback
Poster + concert flyer printing details of the second annual Women’s Video Festival held in The Kitchen Theatre at the Logiudice Gallery, NYC, September 28-October 14, 1973. The Women’s Video Festival highlighted women as producers and as subjects, and included work by individual filmmakers (Steina Vasulkas, Shigeko Kubota, Susan Milano, among others) and video collectives (including the Women’s Television Project and Vulva Video). Poster printed offset in black on pale cream stock, recto and verso. 40.2x26.9cm. The flyer (21.7x27.9cm.) advertises the concert by Charlotte Moorman on September 30th, which included performances of “Crotch Music” and “C..... More about WOMEN’S VIDEO FESTIVAL
Flyer advertising the all-night concert held at the Hardware Poet’s Playhouse, NYC, on May 11, 1963, part of the month-long Yam Festival (May spelled backwards). Single sheet, duplicated in aniline purple on recto only. 27.9x21.6cm. The festival was conceived by George Brecht and Robert Watts, who invited Charlotte Moorman to organise a concert of new and experimental music as part of a continuous performance on May 11-12 (‘YamDay’) featuring about 140 works by 37 artists. The flyer lists the concert performers (as well as Moorman, they included Joseph Byrd, Max Neuhaus, and dancer Yvonne Rainer), and..... More about YAM FESTIVAL
Printed offset in black on beige-coloured wove paper on both sides, featuring drawings and a short calligraphic text by Zazeela introducing La Monte Young. 27.8x10.8cm. The concert featured two works by Young, the premiere of “String Trio” and “Composition 1960 #7”, the latter a solo piece performed by Charlotte Moorman at the composer’s invitation. Old horizontal fold to lower third, o/w Fine. More about Flyer designed by Marian Zazeela announcing a concert of music by La Monte Young at the Judson...
Folio. Wrps., 82pp. Ed. Aaron Rose, Ed Templeton and Brendan Fowler. Front cover photograph of Gaspar Noé by Terry Richardson. Contents include a 14pp. article on Crass by Jeremy Abbott, featuring interviews with Penny Rimbaud, Steve Ignorant and Gee Vaucher, full-page colour photographs of all three, and several illustrations of Vaucher’s artwork for the band; a 14pp. interview with artist and filmmaker K8 Hardy, co-founder of LTTR, a genderqueer feminist art collective in New York; Cinemarfa; 8pp. interview with filmmaker Gaspar Noé; 10pp. interview with designer Willo Perron; 8pp. interview with artist Katherine Bernhardt; 6pp. interview with experimental..... More about ANP Quarterly Volume 2, #6 (Costa Mesa, CA: PM Tenore, July 2012
4to. Stapled wrps., 20pp. + 24pp. Ed. Robin Banks (pseud. Robin Crocker) and Kris Needs (second issue only). Printed on semi-gloss paper and illustrated with b/w photographs by Pennie Smith. The first two issues of this Clash fanzine, named after “Armagideon Time”, the B side to the band’s 1979 single, “London Calling”, and put together by two Zigzag journalists with financial backing from CBS. Includes biographical info, cartoons, collages, and, in the second issue, photographs from the recording sessions in Manchester for “Bankrobber”, recorded with Mikey Dread, who was supporting the band on their UK tour, and who..... More about ARMAGIDEON TIMES #1-2 (London: no date [1980
SF: Last Gasp, 1981. First edition. 4to. Wrps., 128pp. Well-illustrated documentation on the art of SF punk, edited and designed by Peter Belsito, researched by Bob Davis, written by Marian Kester, and inspired by an exhibition of punk rock posters curated by Belsito, Davis and Susan Pedrick at Valencia Tool & Die mounted during the Western Front Punk Festival held in San Francisco in October 1980. Kester’s text includes snippets of published interviews, articles on performance art and excerpts from Walter Benjamin’s essay “Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”, while Brad Lapin’s introductory “15 Theses”..... More about Street Art: The Punk Poster in San Francisco 1977-1981
4to. Colour photo-illustrated wrps. Newsprint, 110pp. Illustrated throughout. A special sex-themed double issue of the LA-based feminist ‘zine that ran for over 30 issues. It was created in 1988 by Deborah ‘Darby’ Romeo while she was working as the art director for Grey Advertising; she named it after a dream she had about her husband Ben, a French punk rocker she divorced not long after the magazine started (as in ‘Ben is dead to me’); on the staff page of this issue she is listed as “Femme Fatale (of the worst kind)”, while the ‘zine’s co-editor Kerin Morataya..... More about BEN IS DEAD Sex Issue #20/21 (Hollywood, CA: October/November 1992
Np. (Italy): Yard Press, 2015. First edition. 4to. Faux leather, with pasted image to front board. 232pp. Illustrated throughout with full-page reproductions of colour polaroids by Swiss photographer Edo Bertoglio, who moved to New York with Maripol in the late 1970s and was hired by Interview magazine. Includes diaristic portraits of downtown scene-makers Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, Arto Lindsay, John Lurie, Madonna, Grace Jones, Glenn O’Brien, Maripol, and many others, plus an essay by Mariuccia Casadio, and an extract from an interview by Stefano Bianchi with Edo Bertoglio. As new, still sealed in publisher’s shrinkwrap. One of 500 copies. More about New York Polaroids 1976-1989
Screenprint. 61x43cm. The Dutch band Carlsberg are listed as support, though it’s unclear if the concert actually took place since no record of it can be found (Cale played a number of concerts at the club between 1975 and 2018). Martin Kaye, who never signed his designs, was the Paradiso’s longest serving in-house designer and screen printer and helped define the club’s image. In this poster he portrays Cale wearing a hockey mask, based on Michael Beal’s cover photograph for his 1977 album, “Guts”. Some spotting to margin at upper left corner and light creasing to..... More about Original concert poster designed by Martin Kaye announcing John Cale at the Paradiso, Amsterdam,...
NY: Fantagraphics Books, 2010. First edition. 4to. Flexibound. 556pp. Foreword by Richard Hell. Lavishly illustrated throughout, including 48pp. in colour. A thorough survey, from Amos Poe’s “The Blank Generation” (1976), one of the earliest punk films, via Penelope Spheeris’s “Suburbia” to “Punk Rock Summer Camp” (1999). “The most dazzlingly insane film reference book of all time - an informative, hilarious and outrageously comprehensive guide to every appearance of a punk (or new waver!) to hit the screen in the 20th Century” (blurb). Interviewees include Richard Hell; Penelope Spheeris; Exene Cervenka; John Doe; Keith Morris;..... More about Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film
and their new single on Max Records ‘On Sale Next Week!’. Illustrated with a b/w photo of the band in Max’s, where County had long been the resident DJ. 37.5x27.5cm. County’s first single was a tribute to Max’s and name-checked many of the regulars, including Patti Smith. Faint old creasing and handling wear. Very Good plus. More about A small poster announcing Wayne County & The Backstreet Boys at Max’s Kansas City, August...
B/w, photo-illustrated. 57x44.5cm. Bimbo’s was a supper club on Columbus, seen by the band as an alternative to the Mabuhay, their regular venue nearby on Broadway, but despite The Weirdos opening for them and advertising slots on local radio, ticket sales and attendance for the show were poor. Short lower right corner bend, o/w Near Fine. Note: this is not the larger-size ‘80s reprint. More about Original James Stark-designed poster announcing a Halloween gig with Crime and The Weirdos at...
London: To Hell With Publishing, 2007. First edition. 8vo. Patterned cloth, with titles to upper board and spine lettered in black, housed in matching cloth clamshell box. 192pp. Limited edition of 200 numbered copies SIGNED by the photographer (there were also 26 lettered copies with a signed photograph). Foreword by Natalie Curtis. A selection of photographs from Kevin Cummins’ Joy Division archive, accompanied by essays from Ian Rankin, Cath Carroll, David Peace, Matthew Higgs, Nick Lezard, Alan Hempsall and Pat Nevin. As new, book still sealed in publisher’s blue paper wrapper, contained inside the..... More about Juvenes: The Joy Division photographs of Kevin Cummins
London: Faber & Faber, 2009. First edition. 4to. Illustrated boards. 400pp. A photographic history of Manchester and its pop history since 1976 - Joy Division, The Fall, Buzzcocks, New Order, The Smiths, Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses and Oasis - set against the backdrop of the city’s evolving urban, cultural and musical landscape. Includes contributions from Paul Morley, Stuart Maconie, and John Harris, and interviews by Gavin Martin with Johnny Marr, Peter Hook and Mark. E. Smith. As new hardcover, still sealed in publisher’s shrinkwrap. More about Manchester: Looking For The Light Through The Pouring Rain
London: Faber & Faber, 2014. First edition. 4to. Clothbound. 304pp. Illustrated throughout. Edited by Deborah Curtis and Jon Savage, with a foreword from the former and an introduction by the latter. A collection of Ian Curtis’s lyrics, interspersed with previously unpublished facsimile pages from his notebooks, showing their development from initial ideas to their final recorded versions. Illustrations include the cover of Curtis’s copy of Rimbaud’s poems, letters and cards from fans, and reproductions of original record labels. Also includes Mick Middles’ interview with the band, first published in Sounds in November 1978. As new, still..... More about So This is Permanence: Joy Division Lyrics and Notebooks
4to. Stapled wrps., 97pp. Illustrated throughout. Front cover photograph by Arlene Lorre. A one-shot (?) magazine published by Ellen Dreksler, Maximillian Lobkowicz and Larry Brothers (“the Rambo outcasts of the literary world”), following in the tradition of earlier “Reader Written Magazines” L.A. Star, Love, Hate, Finger and God, all of which were published by Lobkowicz (also known as Michael Leblovic or Michael [Max] Lebkowicz). Laid in is a short note by Lobkowicz written on his letterhead stationery: “Dear Bill [Levy], it’s just the first issue and it’s soaring like an eagle. Would love to have any..... More about DREKSLER LOBKOWICZ & BROTHERS PRESENTS MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE PEOPLE NUMBER ONE (Los...
London: Working Press, 1992. First edition. 4to. Wrps., unpaginated (104pp.). Included among the “exciting, dangerous and subversive” posters compiled by Matthew Fuller are works by Homocult, Class War, Guerrilla Girls, Feminist Terrorist Tourists, Jenny Holzer, Anti-Authoritarians Anonymous, Mark Pawson, Hakim Bey, Temple ov Psychik Youth, Clifford Harper, Karen Eliot, Anti-Fascist Action, Institute of Fatuous Research, Perry Coma, and Fuller himself, who also provides a 6pp introductory text. The book was intended to be used for photocopying: “No copy of this book should have its spine unbroken! Ram the bastard down against the copier glass until it..... More about Flyposter Frenzy: Posters from the Anticopyright Network
An original handbill featuring artwork by Linder Sterling announcing the fourth concert at ‘The Factory at the Russell Club’ in Manchester, June 9, 1978. The event was headlined by Joy Division, their first concert since the release six days earlier of their first record, “An Ideal For Living”, their first appearance at Tony Wilson’s new club, and only their fifth performance under their new name. Support was provided by The Tiller Boys (a group formed by Pete Shelley in parallel with Buzzcocks), and, though not listed on the handbill, The Durutti Column (their third gig). The show was also one..... More about Night Shifts To The Factory
Paris: Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC, 2013. First edition. 4to. Colour illustrated wrps. with a cloth tape spine, 144pp. Illustrated throughout in b/w, with 20 colour plates. Published to coincide with the first retrospective exhibition of Linder Sterling’s work, held in Paris and Hannover, representing the full range of her creative output in the fields of art, fashion, music and dance. Includes essays (dual German/English-language texts) by Fabrice Hergott and Veit Görner, Emmanuelle de l’Écotais, Heinrich Dietz and Fabienne Dumont, plus a 6pp. transcript of Linder in conversation with Morrissey (“Patti Palladin once..... More about Woman/Object
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..... More about LONDON’S BURNING No. 1 (London: January 1977) - all published
Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, 2012. First edition. 4to. Wrps., 176pp. Dual language English/German text. Illustrated in b/w., with collages by Leonard Neumann LSD. Published to coincide with the eponymous exhibition held at KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin between February 19-April 9, 2012. Nick Zedd coined the term ‘Cinema of Transgression’ in 1985 to describe his own films and those of his peers in New York - Richard Kern, Lydia Lunch, Lung Leg, Karen Finley, Tessa Hughes-Freeland, Kembra Pfahler, Casandra Stark, Tommy Turner and David Wojnarowicz - who were making similarly nihilistic, confrontational and provocative films..... More about You Killed Me First: The Cinema of Transgression
21.7x28cm. Illustrated with a drawing of Edith. The concert was preceded by a screening of John Waters’ “Desperate Living” (“It isn’t very pretty…”). Old tack holes, o/w Very Good. More about An original flyer announcing Edith Massey with her All-Girl Punk Rock Band (“Edy and the...
NYC: Flower + Cream Press, 2004. First edition of this poetry chapbook, limited to 500 copies numbered and SIGNED by Thurston Moore. 4to. Stapled wrps., with colour xerox front cover. Unpaginated (16pp., printed rectos only). Fine. More about Nice War
NY: Abrams Image, 2008. First edition. Oblong 4to. Illustrated boards. 144pp. Foreword by Lydia Lunch. SIGNED by Thurston Moore and Byron Coley on the title page. Photo-illustrated throughout. Interview-based documentary tracing the No Wave lineage, from DNA via The Gynecologists, Mars and Teenage Jesus to the Contortions, with many others along the way. Interviewees include many of the major participants: James Chance, Glenn Branca, Barbara Ess, Jody Harris, Arto Lindsay, Miriam Linna, Jim Sclavunos and Lydia Lunch, among others. Also reproduces several original gig posters and handbills, some in colour. Blurb by David Bowie to back cover. Fine. More about No Wave Post-Punk Underground New York 1976-1980
Small folio. Stapled wrps., each 30pp. Illustrated. Ed. Jim Fouratt (#1 only) and Jonathan Kundra. Design by Michael Gross. The first four issues (possibly the only four published) of this rare magazine, which billed itself as “National bi-weekly alternate culture news”. Published on the cusp of the new decade, New Times’s mix of politics (radical/sexual) and revolutionary music (Velvets, MC5) attempted to represent “the hip/radical/youth/alternative” counterculture, a constituency which by then was already beginning to fragment. i) the first issue (April 20) contains a 4pp. article on the Velvet Underground by Lenny Kaye, with photographs by..... More about NEW TIMES #1-4 (NY: E-M Publishing, April 20-May 25, 1970) - all published (?
Original poster announcing “You are invited to the Fantabulous New York Rock Party” at the Manhattan Center, New York, May 30, 1976. Printed in black on cream stock. 57x44.5cm. SIGNED by Richard Hell at his mention, and by photographer Roberta Bayley. Promising “More stars than there are in Heaven!”, the event was organised as a benefit for Wayne County’s defence fund (Dick Manitoba of the Dictators had sued County after he had his collarbone broken at CBGB’s when County, reacting to Manitoba’s homophobic taunts, hit him with a microphone stand). The stellar line-up, listed on the..... More about NEW YORK ROCK PARTY
NY: Gingko Press, Inc., 2009. First edition, softcover issue. Lge. 4to. 208pp. A photo-documentary of the New York Underground from the sixties to the eighties, illustrated with work by Leee Black Childers, Billy Name, Anton Perich, Maripol, Roberta Bayley, Godlis, Bobby Grossman, Danny Fields, Stephanie Chernikowski, Marcia Resnick, and Gerard Malanga. Includes images of Patti Smith, Johnny Thunders, Iggy, Richard Hell, Lou Reed, Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Brian Eno, John Cale, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Dennis Hopper, the New York Dolls, John Waters, the Ramones, and many more. As new, still sealed in clear..... More about Bande à part: New York Underground 60’s 70’s 80’s
Sm. folio. Wrps., unpaginated (28pp.). Dual language French/English. B/w artwork by Bazooka collective co-founder Loulou Picasso, including seven full-page. Features an opening text by Lou Reed taken from “Metal Machine Music”, and interviews by Dorothée Lalanne with Iggy Pop (3pp.), Howard Devoto (8pp.), John McKay (7pp.), and Martyn Ware (2pp.), all of which, apart from McKay’s, were conducted in Paris. Very Good plus, with the scarce clear plastic dustjacket (slightly worn, with splits along flap folds). More about Silence No.1
Two small double-sided film posters, printed in b/w and illustrated with two different images, promoting Amos Poe’s 1978 No Wave film, “The Foreigner”. Shot using b/w 16mm. film, it starred Eric Mitchell, Debbie Harry, Anya Phillips and Patti Astor, and featured appearances by The Cramps and The Erasers and soundtrack music by Ivan Král. i) Amos Poe The Foreigner/Eric Mitchell-Patty Astor-Debbie Harry/music Ivan Kral. Design: Forma Studios. Offset. 43.2x28cm. Verso prints film credits and a review from Cahiers du Cinéma by Terens Severeine. Old central horizontal fold, o/w Very Good plus. ii) This movie/A..... More about The Foreigner
London: Plexus Publishing Ltd., 2007. First edition. 8vo. Wrps., 144pp. The first official history of The Cramps, published two years before the death of Lux Interior, featuring exclusive interviews and 75 illustrations. Fine. More about The Cramps: A Short History of Rock'n'Roll Psychosis
Tabloid newspaper format, folded. Each 34pp.-38pp. Original printings. Ed. V. Vale. Illustrated throughout, including photographs by Ruby Ray. Contributors include Kathy Acker (“Ali and the Mosque”), Michael Moorcock (“Non-Authoritarian Science Fiction: A Guide”), and JG Ballard (“Zodiac 2000”). The first three issues of the successor to Search & Destroy, inspired by André Breton’s call in his Surrealist Manifestos to explore the irrational shadow of official culture. Subsequent issues were published in book format. Contents include The Slits; Throbbing Gristle; Young Marble Giants; Jay Kinney’s “The Conspiracy-Watcher’s Field Guide”; Boyd Rice; Cabaret Voltaire; Sun Ra; Julio Cortazar;..... More about RE/SEARCH #1-3 (SF: 1980-1981
Paris: Livres Serious Publishing, 2017. First edition. Oblong sm. 4to. Photo-illustrated boards. 144pp. Dual-language French/English texts. A collection of previously unpublished colour photographs by Roda-Gil, then aged only thirteen, from The Cramps’ barely advertised and sparsely attended second Paris concert at the Palace in April 1980, the only ones known to exist. Includes texts by Philippe Manouevre, Fred Hugot, Jean-Marc Barbieux (also at the concert), Jean-William Thoury (on the band’s first three albums), and artist Serge Clerc (of Métal Hurlant, NME, Tales from the Cramps, etc.). As new, still sealed in publisher’s shrinkwrap. One of 1000 copies. More about The Cramps - Le Concert Fantome
Oakland, CA: X.Capees Press, 1980. First edition. Sq. 8vo. Wrps., 60pp. SIGNED on the title page by f-Stop Fitzgerald (“f.Stop 80”). Front cover photograph by f-Stop Fitzgerald; back cover by Raye Santos. Introduction by Howie Klein. Includes photographs of The Sex Pistols, Iggy, Patti Smith, The Clash, Talking Heads, Devo, The B-52s, Tom Verlaine, Stiv Bators, The Damned, Tuxedomoon, The Residents, The Dead Kennedys, The Cramps, Crime, The Avengers, Jim Carroll, and many others, many of them taken at the San Francisco Club of The Deaf, the Mabuhay Gardens, the Boarding House, Temple Beautiful and other local venues..... More about X.Capees: A San Francisco Punk Photo Documentary
NY: Boo-Hooray Gallery, 2010. First Edition. 8vo. Wrps., unpaginated (60pp.). One of 500 numbered copies (though not called for, this one has been SIGNED by Jon Savage). Full-page plates, including some in colour, reproducing on glossy paper the photomontages created by Savage and Linder for their collaborative ‘zine, The Secret Public (originally published in Manchester in January 1978), alongside much of their other work from the same period, much of it previously unseen, including early Factory and Buzzcocks posters. Introductory text by Jon Savage, with “An art historical note on The Secret Public” by Michael Bracewell (2pp.). Fine. More about The Secret Public
Np.: nd. (2010). An unofficially released single-sided, 5-track limited edition of 500 copies pressed on white vinyl, ie. the second pressing, with hum eliminated (it was originally released as "Pat Garrett Demos 7-7-77" in an edition of 300 numbered copies in 2009). Mint in sleeve. More about Demos 7-7-77
Ed. V. Vale. Tabloid newspaper format, folded, as issued. Each 16pp.-24pp. Illustrated throughout. A broken run of six issues (from a total of 11 published), all in their original printings. Interviewees include Penelope Houston and The Avengers; Damon Edge (Chrome); Patti Palladin; Judy Nylon; The Ramones; The Weirdos; The Clash; The Dils; Devo; X; Tom Verlaine; Mark Perry; The Damned; Debbie Harry and Clem Burke; Iggy Pop; Jordan; Patti Smith; The Dead Boys; Metal Urbain; Genesis P-Orridge; Buzzcocks; Nico; Pere Ubu; The Sleepers; The Mutants; The Cramps; Siouxsie and the Banshees; and Syl Sylvain. Very Good plus. More about SEARCH & DESTROY: New Wave Cultural Research #2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 11 (SF: 1977-1979
Paris: Editions Xavier Barral, 2014. First edition. 4to. Clothbound, with inlaid photograph to upper board and matching slipcase. 224pp. A beautifully produced book containing French multi-disciplinary artist, photographer and fashion designer Hedi Slimane’s stunning b/w photo-portraits of Lou Reed, Keith Richards, Brian Wilson, David Byrne, Amy Winehouse, Pete Doherty, Sky Ferreira, Girls, Courtney Love and many others in the alternative and DIY music scenes in London, New York and California, taken over a fifteen year period. Originally published to accompany the exhibition held at the fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent in Paris from September 18, 2014..... More about Sonic
with Janet Hamill, Lenny Kaye and Kimberly Smith. 55.5x35.5cm. Printed in purple and green on white stock. SIGNED by Patti Smith. Illustrated with a large photograph of Patti by Rick McGinnis. Lightly rubbed, with minor handling wear. More about Original poster announcing Patti Smith “poetry & music” in Central Park, New York, July...
NY: W.W. Norton & Co., 1996. First edition. Sq.8vo. Qtr. cloth. 72pp. Illustrated with photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe. SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper. Patti Smith’s valediction to Mapplethorpe, who died in March 1989. Dw. blurbs by William Burroughs and Edmund White. Near Fine in dw. More about The Coral Sea
NY: Doubleday, 1998. First edition. 4to. Paper-covered boards with clothbound spine. 250pp. SIGNED by the author on the first preliminary page. Card invite for publisher’s book launch party at Gotham Book Mart & Gallery loosely inserted. Photo-illustrated, including work by Annie Liebovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Judy Linn, Kate Simon, Linda McCartney, Michael Stipe, among others. Contains the complete song lyrics, previously unpublished photographs, artwork and archival material. Corners slightly bumped (affecting first few leaves at top corner), o/w Near Fine in dw. Together with: publisher’s advance promotional 8pp. booklet, featuring photographs and extracts from the book, publicity info, etc. More about Complete: Lyrics, Reflections & Notes for the Future
Paris: Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain, 2008. First edition. 4to. Qtr. cloth, with inlaid photograph to upper board. 320pp. Collects over 200 b/w photographs by Patti Smith, most of them Polaroids, taken over the course of thirty years, accompanied by short captions or texts reproduced in holograph facsimile. As new, still in original publisher’s shrinkwrap. Together with: original poster printing Smith’s photograph, “Mon cheval, Namibie” (2005), issued by Fondation Cartier to promote the exhibition, the first major show devoted to her work. 79.5x60cm. Fine (rolled). More about Land 250
SF: Last Gasp, 1994. First edition. 4to. Wrps., 96pp. Foreword by Dirk Dirksen. Introduction by Suzanne Stefanac. Prints full-colour plates of Winston Smith’s brilliant art, targeted at the media’s “nothing’s wrong” attitude, many of them with accompanying texts by the artist. Back cover blurbs by Jello Biafra, whose band The Dead Kennedys Smith produced much of the artwork for, and Paul Mavrides and Ivan Stang, leading member and High Pope respectively of the parody religion Church of the SubGenius. Fine. More about Act Like Nothing’s Wrong: The Montage Art of Winston Smith
Guest edited by Steve Mick (while Mark Perry was “takin’ a break”). 14 quarto sheets, printed offset, recto and (some) verso, stapled at top corner. Contributions from Mark Perry, Harry T. Mulowski, Danny Baker and the editor (Steve Micalef), with photographs by Erica Echenberg, Jill Furmanovsky and Caroline Coon. Includes interviews/features on The Models, The Damned, The Cortinas, The Clash, as well as Joey Ramone’s drawing of Dee Dee (‘Don't Punk Out!!’), news and reviews, including The Damned in Great Malvern and New York, debut albums by The Clash, Blondie and The Jam, The Saints’ magnificent “I’m Stranded”..... More about SNIFFIN’ GLUE #9 (London: April/May 1977
NY: Foggy Notion Books/Smart Art Press, 2010. First edition. Lge. 4to. Illustrated boards. 112pp. Edited by Kristine McKenna, with a foreword by Exene Cervenka and afterword by Ann Summa. A collection of more than 180 b/w photographs taken by Summa between 1978 and 1984, 95 of them previously unpublished, most revolving around the LA punk scene, but also including visitors from New York and the UK and influential artists Iggy Pop, Captain Beefheart and David Bowie. Features shots of the Screamers, the Germs, X, the Cramps, Tom Verlaine, James Chance, Lydia Lunch, Talking Heads, the Fall, the Clash..... More about The Beautiful And The Damned: Punk Photographs by Ann Summa
SF: Piece of Mind Records, 1992. Three-track 7” single. Lyrics and sleeve art by Raymond Pettibon. Music by Marty Ross and Richard Heller, produced by Murielle Hamilton. Disc Near Mint in Very Good plus sleeve. More about Rubbing Souls and Scratching Holes
Promotional flyer for the Jean-Luc Godard film, originally titled “One Plus One”. London: Cupid Productions, 1970. Printed in red on white stock, illustrated with two photo-stills from the film. 21x34.4cm. Text reads: “The Rolling Stones + Jean-Luc Godard + Black Militants + White Fascists + The Revolution = Sympathy For The Devil (1+1)”. Brief credits printed below. The first photo-still shows Mick Jagger in the recording studio; the second shows a scene from the car scrapyard in Battersea featuring a Black Power militant aiming a machine gun at three bare-footed white women dressed in white gowns... More about SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL 1+1
Tokyo: Fool’s Mate, 1985. First edition. Oblong 8vo. Colour photo-illustrated wrps. Unpaginated (152pp.). Text in Japanese with captions in English. Cover shots of Psychic TV and the Virgin Prunes, the latter alongside a lengthy quote from William Burroughs (from “The Electronic Revolution”). The book reproduces full-page photographs capturing numerous early-mid 1980s post-punk, new wave, noise, industrial, goth, hardcore, metal and indie artists, many of them shot by Japanese photographers, including Tetsuya Narikiyo, Kenji Kubo and Saori Tsuji. A 32pp. section of colour plates features, among others, Joy Division, Elizabeth Fraser, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Smiths..... More about THE WILD DOCUMENTS 1985
4to. Wrps., 40pp. Ed. Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. Art direction by Micol Talso. Special Edition cover (there were two variants: this one, featuring a nun shooting up, and the standard issue, depicting a woman’s face pressed against a man’s with an eyeball in his mouth). An experimental photo-based glossy magazine co-founded by hyperrealist artist/curator/prankster Maurizio Cattelan and fashion photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari. Presenting more like a limited edition art book than magazine, it features 25 full-colour illustrations, with no text and no ads. Cattelan reportedly came up with the title while in the bathroom, on the basis that..... More about TOILETPAPER No. 1 (Athens: Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, June 2010
Corte Madera, CA: Gingko Press, Inc., 1999. First edition. Lge. 4to. Printed stiff card boards. 240pp. SIGNED on the first preliminary page by Winston Smith (who designed the book’s inside front and back covers); James Stark; Christopher Miller; Bryan Ray Turcotte; Robert Dapello; and Penelope Houston. A lavishly produced and imaginatively designed survey of the American punk flyer, poster and fanzine, with photos, fan letters, set lists, etc. Reproductions of work by numerous artists in full colour and b/w. Contributing writers include Jello Biafra, Jake Rivera, Brendan Mullen, Winston Smith, and Penelope Houston of The Avengers. Fine. More about Fucked Up + Photocopied: Instant Art of the Punk Rock Movement
Tabloid newspaper format. 32pp. Ed. Liberation/Bazooka. The second of six issues published between January and July 1978 (the pilot issue was designated #0). Front cover by Loulou Picasso, founding member of the Bazooka collective along with Kiki Picasso, Lulu Larsen, Olivia Clavel, Bernard Vidal, Ti5 Dur and Jean Rouzaud, all of whom contribute. Un Regard Moderne came about following the Bazooka Collective’s short-lived collaboration with the socialist newspaper Liberation in 1977, and Olivia Clavel’s self-confessed intention to “fuck the shit out of it”. Though co-published by Liberation, Un Regard Moderne was editorially independent, with a defiant..... More about UN REGARD MODERNE #1 (Paris: Liberation, March 1978
Ed. Sandy Robertson. 4to. Original xeroxed fanzine, 11pp. (printed rectos only). Stapled at top corner. The third issue of eight published. Like Jonh Ingham and numerous others, Robertson was inspired by Sniffin’ Glue and named his fanzine after the lyric from the song “Ain’t It Strange” by Patti Smith, around whom most of the content is centered (this issue includes her interview from Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine and reviews of bootleg recordings). Some corner creasing and light wear, o/w Very Good plus. More about WHITE STUFF #3 (London: April/May 1977
London: Paul Stolper and Andrew Wilson in association with The Hospital, 2004. First edition. Sq. 8vo. Wrps., 128pp. Introduction by Michael Bracewell, with essays by Andrew Wilson. Lavishly illustrated, predominantly in colour, featuring photographs of Seditionaries clothing, Sex Pistols posters, flyers, and press kits, as well as handwritten lyric sheets by Johnny Rotten and Glen Matlock and original artwork and notes by Jamie Reid, accompanied by scholarly and informative texts by Bracewell and Wilson. Most of the printed material was auctioned at Sotheby’s in 2022, where the business card for Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s Seditionaries shop, illustrated..... More about No Future: Sex, Seditionaries and the Sex Pistols
Frankfurt am Main: Eichborn Verlag, 1983. First edition. Lge. 4to. Glossy illustrated wrps. Unpaginated (80pp.). Texts in German and English. SIGNED and inscribed by Chris Wróblewski on the title page (dated 1984), and with a signed and inscribed postcard laid in reproducing a colour photograph by him of ‘Val’, one of the tattooed subjects featured in the book. A photographic study of youth tribes in the UK and Europe between 1977 and 1982 by British photographer Chris Wróblewski and French photographer Nelly Gommez-Vaëz. Opening with an epigraph by anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, and with sections devoted to..... More about City Indians: Photographs of Western Tribal Fashion