London: Thames & Hudson, 2008. First edition. 4to. Decorated boards. 240pp., with 421 colour illustrations. This copy SIGNED and extravagantly inscribed by Aldridge in black and gold marker pens on the pink front endpaper with the words "All You Need Is Love", with an added drawing of a small spider dangling from the 'e' in his surname, a glowing star and a large outline of an arrow-pierced heart. The artist's lavishly illustrated autobiography, charting his exuberant career and interspersed with vivid anecdotes of his encounters with Salvador Dali, Paul McCartney, Steve McQueen, Francis Ford Coppola and..... More about The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes
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SF: Straight Arrow Books, 1975. Second US edition and first English language edition in hardcover. 4to. Gold finished paper covered boards titled in black lettering; illustrated endpapers. 297pp. + index. SIGNED and inscribed by Anger on the half-title page: "For Michael Webb Best Wishes Kenneth Anger" (Michael Webb, an LA-based writer on architecture, wrote "Hollywood: Legend and Reality"). The second American edition of Anger's notoriously unreliable account of the sordid lives of Hollywood stars and the scandals that surrounded them. It followed the original French (1959) and American editions (1965), both of them paperbacks and both..... More about Hollywood Babylon
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire: Paul Buck (publisher and editor), 1978. 4to. Stapled wrps., 174pp. Comprises the final numbers (#18-21) of Curtains, the irregular and innovative magazine started in 1971 by Paul Buck and known for its championing of European avant-garde writers. Contributors include Bernard Noël; Ulrike Meinhof; Glenda George; Ulli McCarthy; Allen Fisher; Henri Maccheroni; Michel Camus; Georges Bataille; Cris Cheek; Philip Corner; Monte Cazazza; Pierre Joris; Clayton Eshleman; Alison Wilding; Brian Catling; Iain Sinclair; the editor, and others. Light wear to wrappers; overall, Near Fine. More about BAL:LE:D CURTAINS
Paris: Gallimard, 1993. First edition thus. Wrps., 148pp. Author's printed card ('Hommage de l'auteur absent de Paris') with ink date added ("Jan '93") taped to first leaf, and small publisher's slip with ink inscription loosely inserted (the book was sent to Lucy Forsyth, English translator of Situationist texts and co-founder of Chronos Publications). An account of slang speech in Europe by Becker-Ho, who became involved in the Situationniste Internationale in 1963 and married Guy Debord in 1972. Slight wear to extremities, o/w Near Fine. More about Les Princes du Jargon: Un facteur négligé aux origines de l'argot des classes dangereuses
Kathmandu, Nepal: Bardo Matrix/Starstreams, 1976. First edition. 8vo. Stitched paper wrappers. Illustrated with a tipped-in frontispiece photograph and woodblock prints. Printed on handmade Nepalese paper. Cover verifax by Maya; frontispiece collage by Dana Young; title page illustration by Sidney Hushour; Bone Ship Passing by Petra Vogt; skull colophon by Lee Baarslag; Kufic design on back cover supplied by Paul Bowles, who wrote the poem specially for the publisher, Ira Cohen, following his wife Jane's death after a long illness. Bowles is said to have considered this publication the most extraordinary-looking book of all his writings, and..... More about Next To Nothing
King's Road, London: Boy, 1980. First edition. 8vo. Wrps., with plastic spiral binding, unpaginated (50 leaves, printed recto only). Offset-litho and colour Xerox. Catalogue designed by John Dove and Molly White of KITSCH-22, who designed and produced much of the BOY collection of punk-inspired bondage trousers, T-shirts and jeans featured in it. Illustrated throughout with photographs by Sheila Rock and Derek Hutchins, some of them reproduced in colour Xerox (a still relatively new technology in the UK at the time), featuring more than 18 different models, among them teenager Sadie Frost. Introductory texts by John Krivine..... More about BOY. Blackmail including the Legendary Kitsch-22 Designs
Chicago, IL: Playboy Press (1976), second printing. 8vo. Qtr. cloth. 310pp. SIGNED, inscribed, and dated (1985) by Honey Bruce on the front free endpaper. The lurid autobiography of Lenny Bruce's "red-haired shiksa goddess… possibly the most shockingly intimate and most frankly erotic woman's story of even our liberated time" (jacket blurb). Very Good plus in dw. with two short, closed tears to top edge of upper panel. More about Honey. The Life and Loves of Lenny's Shady Lady
(Croydon): Adelita Ltd., 2008. First edition. 4to. Decorated boards. 223pp. Lavishly illustrated throughout, featuring "hundreds of rare and previously unpublished images, photographs, working sketches, notebooks and original artwork." Includes a foreword by Malcolm Garrett, an introduction by Billy Bragg, and "Towards the canonisation of Barney Bubbles", a 4pp. essay by Peter Saville. A comprehensive survey of Bubbles' creative output, beginning with his work for underground publications Oz and Friends, through to his album sleeves and posters for Hawkwind, Ian Dury, The Damned and many others, alongside collaborations with artists and photographers such as Derek Boshier and Brian Griffin. Fine. More about Reasons To Be Cheerful: The Life and Work of Barney Bubbles
London: Pluto Press, 1978. First edition. Wrps., 96pp. SIGNED by Julie Burchill and Tony Parsons on the half-title page. The authors' first book, its title taken from a line in "Horses" by Patti Smith. "Handle with caution; the authors come not to praise rock but to bury it" warns the back cover blurb. Lower edges damp-stained; lettering to spine slightly faded; o/w Very Good plus. More about The Boy Looked at Johnny. The Obituary of Rock and Roll
4to. Wrps., 16pp. The fourth issue of the Gay Liberation Front's newspaper (the first three issues were duplicated and the issues following this one were published in a tabloid-size format). The GLF was founded by students Bob Mellors and Aubrey Walter after encountering the American gay liberation movement at the Black Panther Revolutionary People's Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1970 (the first GLF was formed in New York City in 1969 following the Stonewall riots). Come Together was started shortly after the GLF's first meeting, held at the LSE on October 13, 1970, and Walter contributes..... More about COME TOGETHER #4 (London: GLF Media Workshop, c. February 1971
NY: Random House, 1990. First edition. Qtr. cloth and black paper covered boards decorated with three red stars. 237pp. B/w photo-illustrations throughout. Briefly inscribed and SIGNED by Corman on the title page. The filmmaker's entertaining autobiography, incorporating personal reminiscences from many of those who worked with him, among them John Sayles, Jack Nicholson, Vincent Price, Francis Coppola, William Shatner, Peter Bogdanovich, Bruce Dern, Peter Fonda, and Martin Scorsese. Near Fine in dw. More about How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime
A double-sided song sheet, printed in black on pale green paper stock. 25x20.4cm. Illustrated with six images of teddy bears, one of them with its head replaced by the tip of an ejaculating penis. Prints the lyrics to a COUM song by Genesis P-Orridge, beginning: "My teddybare hot water bottle/ it's everso good/ My teddybare hot water bottle/ I'd fuck it if only I could", and ending: "My teddybare hot water bottle/ he's in love with me/ My teddybare hot water bottle/ I call him baby Timothy" (a reference to COUM member Tim Poston). Some corner..... More about My Teddybare Hot Water Bottle (it's everso good), 1971
14x9cm. Printed black on white card stock. Blank verso. Artwork by Genesis P-Orridge, who named Christine Newby 'Cosmosis' after first seeing her at a party at Hull University in late 1969. The name was soon shortened to Cosey, and she adopted her full name of Cosey Fanni Tutti in 1972 (after a letter addressed to her from Robin Klassnik). The Cosmosis card was later handed out in a variant edition featuring a printed text added to the verso during COUM's 'Ministry of Antisocial Insecurity' action at the Ferens Gallery in Hull (January 1973). Faint..... More about Cosmosis card, c. 1971/72
An unused sticker, printed in red on a black ground (there was also a variant in green on black). 4.5x8cm. Early logo designed by Genesis P-Orridge and used for publicity, illustrated with a limp penis formed out of the word 'COUM' and the slogan 'Your Local Dirty Banned'. Near Fine. More about Your Local Dirty Banned, c. 1972
White paper stock. 25.4x20.3cm. One side illustrated with a collage by Genesis P-Orridge, printed in green. The other side, printed in black, lists various genres and titles of works, headed by P-Orridge's statement: "Coum decompositions involve at least all of the following or any combination thereof being evolved to suit each situation and each set of references they meet. Coumpletely independent projects can be accepted as coumissions on request based on multiple skills." Old central horizontal fold and one faint vertical crease, o/w Very Good plus. More about Coum Transmissions. A double-sided publicity flyer designed to solicit bookings, 1972
Original flyer announcing the premiere of a work commissioned by the Yorkshire Arts Association and performed at the Hull Arts Centre, July 2, 1972. 30x21cm. Printed in blue on white paper stock. Designed by Genesis P-Orridge. In "Wreckers of Civilisation" Simon Ford describes the work as "the first of COUM's multi-media 'happenings' utilising techniques for all the senses, from flashing lights for the eyes to taped noises for the ears." COUM's house at 8-9 Prince Street in Hull also became known as the Alien Brain during this period. Faint lower left and upper corner creases and..... More about World Premiere of The Alien Brain
An original flyer announcing a COUM production "coumissioned and coumceived for the wonderful Oval House Theatre" in Kennington, London, March 1974. Printed in black on white paper stock, recto only. 29.6x21cm. Designed by Genesis P-Orridge. The performance was the first COUM action to involve nudity, and incorporated a section featuring Cosey Fanni Tutti as a 'glamour' model being photographed by a lecherous snapper, played by Foxtrot Echo. Another photographer, Peter Christopherson, introduced himself to COUM during their lunch in the theatre's cafeteria and asked if he could take photographs of the show that evening. They immediately..... More about COUMing of Age
(London): nd. (1967). Original offset litho poster printed in blue, red and black. 73.2x52.8cm. Dean's artwork features a cartoon illustration depicting a huge visual thought bubble emanating from Pete Brown's head, filled with images of his literary and musical heroes (among them, Elvis, Charlie Parker, WB Yeats, Thelonius Monk, Pete Townshend, Byron, Shakespeare, the Singing Postman, Charlie Christian, and Cream, for whom Brown had recently begun writing lyrics). Biplanes fly in the backdrop of a cloud-strewn blue sky, while below members of his band (Laurie Allan, John McLaughlin and Binky McKenzie) are depicted playing their instruments... More about Pete Brown's First Real Poetry Band
London: Knullar (Publishing, Printing & Promotions) Ltd., 1969. First edition. 4to. Yellow card wrps., printed in black, bound with staples and black tape. Unpaginated (44pp.). Features a selection of cartoons by Dean, together with short poems by Libby Houston, Pete Brown, Alan Jackson, Spike Hawkins, Johnny Byrne and Roger Jones. The book's publisher, Knullar (possibly standing for 'Karmic Neo-Universal League for Liberty And Reality'), was registered in August 1968 as the publisher of IT, the underground newspaper Dean provided artwork for from its inception in October 1966. Light rubbing and faint creasing to wrappers..... More about Black Dog
London: The Kynoch Press, 1964. First (and only) edition. 4to. Printed wrps., unpaginated. 18 b/w photographs (printed recto only). Donovan's first book and the first of only three produced during his lifetime. Includes portraits of Sophia Loren, Susan Hampshire, Jill Kennington, Celia Hammond, and Julie Christie, among others, with a continuous text running along the lower edges of each page, beginning on the front cover ("I earn my living snapping these birds"). Lacks publisher's salmon-coloured paper insert (a text about the edition and a brief biographical sketch); plain white wrappers somewhat soiled; internally Fine. More about Women Throooo the Eyes of Smudger
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Ltd., 1964. First edition. 8vo. Black cloth; map endpapers. 312pp. Two 16pp. photo-inserts. The author's first book, written after her investigations into the activities of the Freedomite leader Stefan Sorokin in Uruguay in 1958 and subsequent years spent in Freedomite research. The Freedomites were a religious faction who split away from the Doukhobors, a Spiritual Christian religious group of Russian origin, around 1902 in Saskatchewan, Canada. They emphasised traditional Russian communal living, resisted external regulation, conducted bombing campaigns and sometimes burned their own money and possessions while protesting nude in public. Holt's..... More about Terror in the Name of God: The Story of The Sons of Freedom Doukhobors
Ottawa, ON: National Museums of Canada, Folklore Series No. 7, 1970. First edition. Lge. 8vo. Illustrated wrps., 167pp. Four 7" double-sided flexi-disc records contained in a pocket inside lower wrapper, featuring field recordings of psalms, hymns and folksongs. The author was a Canadian musicologist and folklorist who set out across Canada in 1962 to study the folk music of immigrants from Europe and Asia, and became the first to transcribe the motifs of Doukhobor psalms into musical notes, several of which are reproduced in the book alongside some of the numerous photographs he took of the..... More about Songs of the Doukhobors: An Introductory Outline
Paris: Eric Losfeld, nd. (c. 1972). 4to. Wrps., 103pp. Illustrated throughout. A catalogue of The Arturo & Vera Schwarz Collection (262 items) comprising all but four of Duchamp's graphics, all his layouts and covers for books, catalogues and magazines, all the signed and numbered editions of his writings, and all of his readymades and sculptures. Texts in English. Near Fine. More about Marcel Duchamp: 66 Creative Years From the First Painting to the Last Drawing
SF: Pomegranate Artbooks, 1996. First edition. Glossy wrps., 77pp. Preface by Thomas F. Burke. This copy boldly SIGNED in black paint on the half-title page by Joe McHugh, founder of East Totem West, who, together with Irene McHugh, designed many of the psychedelic posters and notecards for their short-lived company. Illustrated in colour throughout, including Joe's best-selling 'White Rabbit' poster (originally inspired by Alice in Wonderland but coincidentally synchronising with the era-defining record by Jefferson Airplane), together with work by Sätty, John Starr Cooke, and Nick Nickolds, among others. Also includes colour photographs of Janis Joplin..... More about The White Rabbit and Other Delights. East Totem West: A Hippie Company 1967-1969
21.5x27cm. Illustrated with a photograph of Marion Brown, a mandala-like drawing and Egyptian hieroglyphs. Verso prints quotes from LeRoi Jones, Joe Pinelli, Guy Ropelowicz, and AB Spellman, and provides Brown's New York City address. Slightly edge-torn, o/w Very Good. More about A double-sided flyer promoting 'New Music' by the Marion Brown Quartet and his recordings on...
NY: ESP-Disk, 1971. Tabloid newspaper format. 8pp. Front cover art by Gilbert Shelton, with ESP distributors listed below. Illustrated with numerous photos of album sleeves. Prints a descriptive list of almost the entire ESP 1000 series (Albert Ayler, Sun Ra, The Fugs, William Burroughs et al) , five from the 2000 series (including Charles Manson's 'Lie' album), and one from the 3000 series (Billie Holiday, 'The Lady Lives', first released in 1970). Old central horizontal fold, o/w Very Good plus, without the age-toning normally associated with newsprint of this vintage. A scarce item of ESP-Disk' ephemera. More about Catalog
London: Cape, 2001. First edition. 8vo. Black boards. 422pp. SIGNED by the author on the title page: "All the very best Mick Farren '06". An engaging, self-deprecating account of his career in the underground by the "dope-fiend, political, ex-rock star and multi-arrested freak leader who don't want to lead no-one." The book's title derives from Bob Dylan's snappy retort in D.A. Pennebaker's film, 'Don't Look Back', after Albert Grossman informs him that the English press has labeled him an 'anarchist'. Fine in dw. More about Give the Anarchist a Cigarette
NY: Fuck You/press, 1965. First edition. 4to. 12 mimeographed typescript sheets, printed rectos only on different colour paper stocks, stapled. The word 'Modest' in the poem's title is changed to 'Holy' on the title page. A statement at its conclusion reads: "Read at Royal Albert Hall, London, June 11, 1965" (Ferlinghetti opened his reading at the International Poetry Incarnation with the poem, an earlier version of which had appeared in Fuck You Number 5, Volume 8 [February 1965]). The back cover lists "other FUCK YOU/press books of interest", including "Bugger", "Suck", and "The Fugs' Songbook". Near Fine. More about To Fuck Is To Love Again (Kyrie Eleison Kerista), or The Situation in the West Followed by a...
32mo. Stapled wrps., 32pp. Illustrated. The scarce publicity programme for the New Cinema Club's Forbidden Film Festival, intended by its organisers "to bring the film makers face to face with the people who decided their work should not be shown" (ie. the British Board of Film Censors). The Festival opened with 'The Trip' (refused a certificate by the BBFC) and included footage of the Living Theatre ('The Brig'), as well as screenings of Andy Warhol's 'The Chelsea Girls', Kenneth Anger's 'Scorpio Rising', and an 'All-Night Orgy of New Underground Movies' that included films by James Broughton..... More about FORBIDDEN FILM FESTIVAL. London: New Cinema Club, 1969
Original poster designed by Mike McInnerney announcing the '14-Hour Technicolor Dream Free Speech Benefit' for International Times at Alexandra Palace, north London, on April 29, 1967. Colour silkscreen print. 75.4x50.8cm. Lists all the main participants for this landmark event (a British equivalent to the West Coast multi-media Acid Tests and Human Be-In gatherings), including Soft Machine, Pink Floyd, Arthur Brown, The Move, and many others. McInnerney has described how the rainbow ink effect was "produced by laying out two separate inks which were blended by a single pull of the squeegee. As the printing progressed the..... More about 14-HOUR TECHNICOLOR DREAM
NY: Fuckpress, nd. (1962). Mimeographed sheet of yellow paper. Illustrated with Ed Sanders' rendition of the Egyptian goddess Wadjet, drawn by stylus on stencil. The flyer later appeared as People's Exhibit #1 for the prosecution in the Peace Eye/Fuck You trial in June 1967 (the Peace Eye Bookstore was raided by police in December 1965), the case for which rested on the proscription of advertisements for hardcore pornography. Sanders was ultimately acquitted of all charges. Near Fine. More about Original flyer announcing "FUCK YOU/a magazine of the ARTS promoting pornography thru its...
London: Free Fall Publications, 1974. First edition. 4to. Wrps., 167pp. Illustrated throughout. Reprints 22 texts from Internationale Situationniste translated into English, with a preface and afterword by Gray. Graphics by Jamie Reid, and typeset by Suburban Press and the Wicked Messengers. For a long time this was almost the only source of Situationist texts in English. Lower edges of pages damp-affected, with associated rippling and a few page corners stuck together; small nick to top edge of upper wrapper, with neat owner's name written inside; o/w Very Good. More about Leaving the 20th Century: The Incomplete Work of the Situationist International
Paris: Éditions Dis Voir, 1990. First edition. 4to. Qtr. green cloth and illustrated boards, with dustwrapper repeating the design. 124pp. Dual English-French text. Collects over 100 works on paper by Greenaway, many of them in colour, spanning a period of about 20 years, including map-paintings for 'A Walk Through H' and drawings for 'The Draughtsman's Contract' and 'Drowning by Numbers' used in the construction of the films. In his introduction Greenaway writes that "This collection of paintings, collages and drawings represents a small part of the speculative investigation that, for me, is carried on across a...... More about Papers Papiers
NY: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1991. First edition. Wrps. (no hardcover issued), 168pp. Illustrated throughout in colour and b/w. SIGNED and inscribed by Peter Greenaway on the half-title page: "To Flody From Peter Greenaway Sept. 91. All the best." "This edition brings together, for the first time in a Greenaway script, beautifully detailed descriptions of the sets, action and visual effects, illustrated with stills and Greenaway's own drawings" (back cover blurb). Greenaway's adaptation of 'The Tempest' featured Michael Clark as Caliban, Isabelle Pasco as Miranda, Mark Rylance as Ferdinand, Ute Lemper as Ceres, and..... More about Prospero's Books
NY: Abbeville, 1987. First edition (with superior binding to later printings). Folio. Black cloth, embossed. 516pp. Dustwrapper design by Wes Wilson. SIGNED at the time of publication by poster artists Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, Victor Moscoso, David Singer, Jim Phillips, Mark T. Behrens, John Seabury, Robert Bennett, Mark Barbeau, and James Stark, along with the author, Paul Grushkin, and photographer Jon Sievert. Reproduces more than 1500 posters in full-colour, plus handbills, tickets, ephemera, etc. Especially strong on the psychedelic years in San Francisco, 1965-71, including a complete listing of the Family Dog and 'Bill Graham Presents'..... More about The Art of Rock. Posters from Presley to Punk
4to. Red wrps., printed in black. 18 duplicated sheets, printed recto and verso (36pp.), loosely inserted within cover, as issued. Illustrated. Edited by Charles Radcliffe and Christopher Gray, who joined forces for the second issue, shortly after their meeting with Guy Debord and membership of the Situationist International (Radcliffe published and edited the first issue in July 1966). Their intention was to introduce Situationist ideas to Britain, and the issue includes a translation of Attila Kotányi and Raoul Vaneigem's 'Unitary Urbanism', and an ad. for a British edition of Vaneigem's 'The Totality for Kids', translated by Gray and..... More about HEATWAVE #2 (London: self-published, October 1966
No place (White Plains, NY), no publisher stated: no date. (1957). 8vo. Green card wrappers printed in black. Three sheets of buff colour paper, each centrally folded, stitched into black card affixed internally to wrappers. 12pp., incl. 1pp. illustration. One of only 24 numbered copies issued hors commerce. Prints the first part of Heliczer's absurdist play: its cast features five characters - Henry James, Bitch Griever, Drummer, Isoud, and Café Keeper - the costumes of whom are described in the mise-en-scène. The play's second part appeared in Accent (Spring 1958), and the complete (?)..... More about The Tomb of Henry James Diferencia 1
Paris: The Dead Language, 1958. First edition. Tall narrow broadside poem, folded twice, printed letterpress in white ink on black crepe paper. Together with two Dead Language flyers printed on matching paper promoting the publication. Broadside measures 15.7x12cm. (folded); 62x12cm. (unfolded). The subject of this sensual and conupiscent poem is Olivia de Haulleville, Heliczer's girlfriend, whose breath he compares to a turtle's and "her sex" to "a turtle shell" (Piero owned a pet turtle which he led on a leash and is said to have once deposited it at the Louvre's cloakroom during a visit). The..... More about Girl Body
Paris: The Dead Language, 1959. First edition. Stapled printed wrps. (24pp.). Printed letterpress. Due to insufficient 'D's in the letterpress, 'COULD' appears as 'COUL' in the cover title (Harold Chapman remembers that both the printing press and the fonts were given to Piero Heliczer by a psychiatrist). Heliczer's first book, a collection of six poems, with an avant propos by Robert Graves in which he likens Heliczer's work to "a translation of poems from a foreign language, which I would like to understand" ("an indication", Anselm Hollo later noted, "of the limited range of the older poet's ear")..... More about You Could Hear The Snow Dripping and Falling Into The Deers Mouth
An original flyer announcing the screening of 'Hells Angels on Wheels' at 'Stadium Automovies, San Leandro, California - Starts Wednesday August 16 - The True Shattering Story of the Hell's Angels of Northern California!'. Printed in DayGlo pink and silver inks on white stock. 28x21.7cm. Illustrated with vignettes from the 1967 movie, which starred Jack Nicholson and featured Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels and 'their gals, their choppers'. The drive-in was demolished in the mid-'70s. Fine. More about HELLS ANGELS ON WHEELS
NY: William Morrow, 2002. First edition. Qtr. cloth. 260pp. Photo-illustrated throughout. SIGNED by Barger on the half-title page. Barger's true stories of the outlaw biker life, including appearances from Steve McQueen and David Crosby, among others. Fine in dw. More about Ridin' High, Livin' Free: Hell-Raising Motorcycle Stories
London: The Latimer Press, 1967. First edition. 12mo. Wrps., unpaginated. Illustrated. Review copy, with publisher's printed slip laid in, together with publicity slip printing extracts from letters to the author by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Kathleen Raine. Also included is an autograph letter signed from Horovitz to Bill Levy from 1967, with mentions of 'Bank Holiday', and another from 1969 referring in part to the possibility of Ezra Pound suing Levy (presumably due to Levy's unauthorised inclusion of Pound's unpublished wartime broadcasts on Radio Rome in the second issue of International Times). Accompanied by an..... More about Bank Holiday
London: no publisher stated, 1965. First edition. Lge. 8vo. Silver wrappers, lettered and decorated in black. Unpaginated (24pp.). Poems by Horovitz illustrated with b/w photographs of sculptures in perspex by Maria Simon. Horovitz has added a poem in holograph ink to the inside of the lower wrapper of this copy, embellished with a small drawing of a cat, dated 1965. In addition, loosely inserted is an autograph letter signed (undated) and a holograph note (dated April 1963) to Fred Hunter (Stream Records), together with a New Departures subscription card with address amended by Horovitz. Silver wrappers..... More about Strangers
London: Richard Salmon Ltd., 1991. First edition. 4to. Green cloth. SIGNED by Jarman in mauve colour ink on the front free endpaper. A one-year calendar/daybook published by Derek Jarman's former art dealer, containing 17 tipped-in colour illustrations reproducing paintings and assemblages dating from the mid-late 1980s. Frontispiece photo-portrait of Jarman by Wayne Stambler. A Fine copy of a handsome production. More about Today and Tomorrow
An original flyer announcing the first Jazz Punk Bonanza, held at the London Musicians Collective between July 25-27 (1980). Lists appearances by lo-fi DIY/improv bands Alterations (David Toop, Peter Cusack, Terry Day and Steve Beresford); Dislocation Dance; Spurtz (Corky, Libby and Mac); Nightingales (Robert Lloyd et al); The Door and The Window (gig enquiries were directed to Nag, aka The Door); Reptile Ranch; Low Flying Aircraft; Take It; Instant Automatons; and Pretentious Art Forms. Old central vertical and horizontal folds; slight handling wear; small ink sketch to verso; o/w a Very Good copy of an ephemeral..... More about JAZZ PUNK BONANZA
Edited and published by Peter L. Marriott. Glossy magazine format. Pagination varies (46pp.-62pp.). Illustrated throughout with photographs and cartoons. A broken run of 7 early issues of Jeremy, the first general interest gay magazine to appear in the UK following the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967. i) The first issue, probably a subscription-only pre-launch pilot produced in order to solicit advertising (ads. for Jeremy first appeared in IT #50 in February and Oz #19 in March 1969). Not to be confused with the issue that followed three months later in July 1969, also designated Vol..... More about JEREMY The Magazine for Modern Young Men Vol. 1, No. 1 (London: Jeremy Publications, April 1969)...
The first photograph shows Jones in the back of a Rolls-Royce alongside 'Stash' de Rola leaving West London Magistrates Court the day after the bust. The second shows Jones in the back of a Rolls after his appearance on December 12 in the court of the Lord Chief Justice for his appeal. Initiated in the previous December with the arrest of John 'Hoppy' Hopkins, the police raid on Jones's apartment on May 10 formed part of an orchestrated attack by the tabloid press and the establishment on the 'underground' and the drug use of its most prominent figures..... More about Two original 8x10 press photographs together with two exceedingly rare stickers relating to Brian...
Original announcement card for the exhibition of pre-Columbian art, paintings by Frida Kahlo and photographs by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, organised by André Breton (with the assistance of Marcel Duchamp) and held at the Renou & Colle Gallery in Paris between March 10-25, 1939. Cream card stock, printed in green and red. 16.2x12.4cm. Kahlo, who travelled to Paris for the exhibition, met Breton in Mexico through Leon Trotsky in April 1938, and her inclusion in the show marked the first appearance of her work in Europe. When the gallery refused to show all but two of her paintings, considering..... More about Mexique - Exposition organisée par André Breton
London: Academy Editions, 1970. First edition, second impression. 4to. Wrps., 80pp. Printed on different coloured sugar paper in different coloured inks. SIGNED on the title page by co-editor Graham Keen (photographer and former art director of International Times). Features the work of all the major artists working in the English underground (Martin Sharp, Hapshash & The Coloured Coat, Ed Barker, Mal Dean, Muzz Murray, The Fool et al), and includes examples of their work for Oz, It, Gandalf's Garden, boutiques and clubs, and numerous concert posters. Faint reading creases to spine; publisher's logo at..... More about Underground Graphics
NY: Penguin (1976), 36th printing. Wrps., 311pp. Cover art by Paul Bacon adapted from the original edition. Psychedelically SIGNED by Kesey inside the upper wrapper in multi-coloured metallic inks. The author's first published book, originally inspired while under the influence of peyote at the hospital at Menlo Park where he worked. Fine. Provenance: Zane Kesey. More about One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
NY: Viking, 1990. First edition. Sq. 8vo. 216pp. Well-illustrated in colour and b/w throughout, including more than 150 colour photographs by Ron Bevirt. SIGNED by Ken Kesey and fellow Prankster Ken Babbs on the first prelim. page (alongside a colour photograph of them together). Kesey's reexamination of the Merry Pranksters' epic, acid-fuelled coast-to-coast 1964 voyage in their psychedelic bus, featuring verbatim transcripts of Neal Cassady monologues. Fine in dw. More about The Further Inquiry
Strasbourg: Union Nationale de France Association Fédérative Générale des Etudiants de Strasbourg (Supplément spécial au No. 16 de '21-27 Etudiants de France'), November 1966. Blue card wrps., lettered in black. 28pp. The first edition of this important pamphlet, asserting that political false consciousness is found in its purest state in the student, the most alienated of all sociological categories, and whose belief in his own independence is entirely illusory. This contemptuous critique by the Tunisian Situationist Mustapha Khayati fanned the flames of the 'Strasbourg University Scandal', and later, after being reprinted and distributed in Paris, inspired the revolt..... More about De La Misere En Milieu Etudiant considérée sous ses aspects économique, politique,...
London: BCM/ Situationist International, nd. (1967). 8vo. Card wrps., 32pp. This copy bears the ownership name of Paul Sieveking inside the front cover and a King Mob stamp on the colophon page (Sieveking was part of BM Ducasse, a group formed around, among others, fellow Cambridge undergraduate John Fullerton and former member of the pro-Situ Kim Philby Dining Club, Anthony Wilson, future co-founder of Factory Records). The first English language version, edited by Christopher Gray and translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith and TJ Clark. Includes a 6pp. postscript ("If you make a social revolution, do it for..... More about Ten Days That Shook The University: Of Student Poverty Considered in its economic, political,...
featuring a text by Raoul Vaneigem translated into English (the original French poster announced the publication of International Situationniste #11 ). Offset, printed in black on white semi-gloss stock; verso blank. 49.2x34.5cm. The poster was reproduced on the front cover of International Times #26 (February 16, 1968) after a copy was found flyposted outside their office building on Betterton Street by "some Lone Anarchist Nite Marauder?" (Dick Pountain later claimed responsibility), sections of it were published over three pages in Oz #10 (March 1968), and Jamie Reid included it in Christopher Gray's Situationist anthology, 'Leaving the 20th Century'..... More about An original poster printed by King Mob reproducing André Bertrand's détourned comic strip, 'In...
Original psychedelic poster designed by Marijke Koger, 1967. Printed in red on thin yellow paper stock (corresponding to the Trigram Press second edition but lacking publisher's copyright line). 57x44cm. Old corner pinholes, with faint evidence of old tape removal to corners of verso; brown splash dots to verso which have partially bled through to recto at upper right section; trivial edge wear; o/w Very Good plus. More about Love Dylan
4to. 20pp. Ed. Richard Ingrams. Front cover reproduces David Bailey's 1965 portrait of the Kray twins with speech bubbles added. The issue appeared shortly after the brothers' conviction at the Old Bailey for the murder of Jack 'The Hat' McVitie in Stoke Newington in 1967, and its cover, headlined 'Those were the Krays…', alludes to their contacts with high-ranking politicians and makes a lame pun on Ronnie Kray's sexual orientation. Light age-toning, o/w Near Fine. More about PRIVATE EYE #189 (London: Pressdram Ltd., March 14, 1969
Paris: Le Terrain Vague, April 1967-March 1969. Ed. Jean Schuster. 4to. Issues nos. 1-3 and 6-7, perfect bound magazine format, 48pp.-94pp.; issue nos. 4-5, quarto pamphlets, 16pp. each. All issues except no. 4-5 illustrated throughout with drawings, photographs and reproductions of paintings. Contributors include Jehan Mayoux; Joyce Mansour; Pierre Alechinsky; Philippe Audoin; José Pierre; Jean-Claude Silbermann; Annie Le Brun; Marguerite Duras; Herbert Marcuse; Gérard Legrand; Guy Cabanel; Ted Joans; Claude Lévi-Strauss; Alain Joubert; Mimi Parent; Petr Král; Adrien Dax; Victor Brauner; Jorge Camacho; Toyen; the editor, and many others. The last review of any consequence from..... More about L'ARCHIBRAS, Le Surréalisme Nos. 1-7 (all published
LA: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., 1990. First softcover edition. 408pp. + 15pp. photo-insert. Leary's first full-length autobiography, this copy SIGNED and briefly inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: "To Cara Timothy Leary". Foreword for this edition by William Burroughs (who first met Leary in Tangier in 1961) and a new afterword by the author (16pp.). Edges slightly shelf worn, o/w abt. Near Fine. More about Flashbacks: A Personal and Cultural History of an Era
Paris: Jean-Jacques Pauvert, October 1956-Spring 1959. Ed. André Breton. Sq. 8vo. Wrps. (pagination varies). Each issue lavishly illustrated (first issue contains colour plates), printed in different colour inks on different papers, with varied typefaces throughout, plus inserts. Covers by Duchamp, Bellmer, Arp, Molinier, and Gabriel Max. Texts by Breton, Joyce Mansour, Jean Schuster, Robert Lebel, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Benjamin Péret, Octavio Paz, ELT Mesens, Hans Bellmer, Theodor Spoerri, José Pierre, and many others, with reproductions of work by Léonora Carrington, Joseph Crépin, Wolfgang Paalen, Man Ray, Toyen, Duchamp, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Bellmer, Adolf Wolfli, Robert Lagarde et al...... More about LE SURRÉALISME, MÊME #1-5 (all published
i) a foolscap flyer announcing Live New Departures 'To celebrate ultimate publication of New Departures 2/3' at the ICA on Dover Street, November 15, 1960. Lists appearances by the Joe Harriott Quintet; Pete Brown and Michael Horovitz (with Dudley Moore, Phil Seaman and others); Cornelius Cardew; Adrian Mitchell; Jon Silkin; as well as performances of work by La Monte Young, Morton Feldman, a tape recording of Gregory Corso, and extracts from a cut-up tape by William Burroughs. Bite-size paper loss to upper edge; folded, creased and worn. ii) a flyer publicising the New Departures double number 2/3 (1960)..... More about A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures,...
Paris: The Dead Language, nd. (1959). First edition. Sq. 12mo. Single fold-out sheet, folded three times to make six pages (16x56.2cm. unfolded; 16x14.3cm. when folded). Printed in red and black (some copies also featured colour added by hand to the cover). MacLise's first publication. It was after noticing a copy of this title in City Lights Books that La Monte Young first became aware of Angus MacLise. When the lattter moved to New York in 1961 they began performing together regularly, and it was through Young that MacLise first met John Cale. Near Fine. More about Straight Farthest Blood Towards (Opening Section
London: The London Gallery Editions, November 1944. First (and only) edition. 8vo. Stapled wrps., 24pp. (including cover). Edited by ELT Mesens, and produced in part as an affirmation of solidarity with the English group following his conflict with Toni del Renzio. Illustrated with drawings by Alfred Jarry, F.A. Cazals, Pablo Picasso, Edith Rimmington, John Banting, and Robert Baxter. Contents include 'Answer to Grave-Diggers' by André Breton; a 'Homage to Alfred Jarry', featuring his 'Song of Unbraining' (translated by Sybil and ELT Mesens); poems by Mesens, Roland Penrose, Jacques Brunius, Patrick Waldberg, and Simon Watson Taylor; correspondence..... More about MESSAGE FROM NOWHERE - Message de Nulle Part: Collection of Poetry, Drawings & Criticism
London: André Deutsch, 1968. First edition. 8vo. 207pp. Dw. photographs of Michael Abdul Malik by Horace Ové. A bildungsroman ghosted by John Stevenson, aka Marcus van Heller, erstwhile Olympia Press author and business manager for Alexander Trocchi's Merlin magazine. The book was published in Spring 1968, but since Malik was in prison (the first person convicted under the Race Relations Act) it received little publicity and, apart from Colin MacInnes in the New Statesman, few positive reviews. Very Good plus in slightly rubbed and edge-worn dw., with red title lettering to spine slightly faded. More about From Michael de Freitas to Michael X
Berkeley, CA: SLG Books, 1993. First edition. Lge. 4to. Introduction by Joel Selvin. Foreword by Mickey Hart. Essay by Walter Medeiros. SIGNED on the title page by artist Stanley Mouse, writer and chronicler Joel Selvin, and Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart. Nicely produced with full-colour reproductions covering the complete range of Mouse's work, including the San Francisco dance concert and underground posters and much of his work for the Grateful Dead. Fine in dw. More about Freehand. The Art of Stanley Mouse
London: George Newnes Ltd., January-May, July, August, October-December, 1966. Ed. Dennis Hackett. Pagination varies (96pp.-216pp.). Illustrated throughout in colour and b/w. Features include 4pp. on Sharon Tate; Parisian PVC fashion; Andrew Loog Oldham, with portrait by David Bailey; Hugh Hefner; James Fox by Michael Wynn-Jones (3pp.); short stories by Patricia Highsmith, V.S. Pritchett, Harold Brodkey, William Sansom, John Updike, and Ann Quinn; DIY sex books; 'Cinderella: Gone to Seed', a 6pp. colour spread by Alan Aldridge illustrating a story by Molly Parkin; Richard Burton and Liz Taylor; Jessica Mitford; 'Are Northern Women Any Different? Are Southern Women Any..... More about NOVA. A broken run of 9 issues from 1966
London: George Newnes Ltd., February-May, November-December, 1967. Ed. Dennis Hackett. Pagination varies (96pp.-184pp.). Illustrated throughout in colour and b/w. Features include Irma Kurtz on homosexuality and Leo Abse's proposed new legislation (6pp.); Molly Parkin on Paco Rabanne (6pp.); political theatre; playwright Jane Arden; co-habitation; mobile inflatable homes and domes; Brigid Brophy; painted patterns (Alan Aldridge, Wolff Olins, Zandra Rhodes and Sylvia Ayton, Celia Birtwell and Ossie Clark), including colour photos of Granny Takes a Trip and Hung On You exteriors; short stories by Graham Greene, Brian Aldiss, Len Deighton; full-page ads. for Mary Quant, Slimma with Twiggy, etc.;..... More about NOVA. A broken run of 6 issues from 1967
London: Sanctuary Publishing, 1999. First edition. Sm. folio. Wrps., 176pp. Illustrated throughout with numerous colour reproductions. Charts the early artistic influences on poster designers, documents the American and British poster art scenes, and offers advice on collecting psychedelic posters. Near Fine. More about High Art: A History Of The Psychedelic Poster
promising "Sex, Drugs, Violence and Bolshevism (ho, ho) from - Richard Neville, Timothy Leary, Adolph Hitler [sic], Martin Sharp, Heathcote Williams and other OZ favourites." Offset litho, printed in red and black on thin buff-coloured paper. 73.5x48.2cm. Designed by Ed Barker. Illustrated with a cartoon by Rand Holmes (reproduced from The Georgia Straight) and a version of the magazine's front cover featuring contact sheet images of Richard Nixon and a group photograph of naked Oz staff by Phil Franks. The photograph, a different shot from the one chosen for the magazine's cover, features on the back..... More about A promotional poster announcing the last issue of Oz magazine (London: November 1973
Illustrated with Pettibon's Warren Beatty drawing and porno text. 28x21.6cm. Light handling wear, o/w Near Fine. More about An original flyer announcing an appearance by Pettibon's band, Sur Drone, along with Trillion...
Designed by Perry Gorchov. 21.1x13.5cm. Blank verso. Lists support from local bands Kimberly and Osceola, with light show by the Brotherhood of Light. Fine. More about Original cardstock handbill announcing Pink Floyd's shows at Pepperland, San Rafael, October...
NY: Harmony Books, 1991. First US edition. 348pp. + two 8pp. photo-inserts. Strong on the early London scene, with this copy inscribed and SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper to John 'Hoppy' Hopkins, the promoter of Pink Floyd's first gigs at the London Free School and UFO. Hoppy is frequently quoted in the book, and a brief ink amendment in the margin by him corrects the information on DNA Productions, a short-lived venture he co-founded with Pete Jenner, Ron Atkins and Alan Beckett in Spring 1966. Light shelf-wear, o/w Near Fine in dw. More about Saucerful of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey
Np. (London): PIM, nd. (1967). Lge. oblong 4to. Stapled green card wrps., with design printed in silver to upper cover. 15 leaves printed recto only. A brochure published jointly by 13 poets inviting interested parties to book readings by them, individually or collectively, with an application form included at the back intended for mailing to "our secretary, Jan Falkiner" (a few years earlier the 17 year-old Falkiner [now Lady Falkiner] had co-founded a jazz club in Hereford with her sax-playing husband, Ed). One page is devoted to each poet and prints a capsule biography and an..... More about POETRY IN MOTION
Two variant broadside flyers printing details of 'Pornography Uncovered, Eroticism Exposed', an 'X-Rated Course' held over six sessions at the New School for Social Research, New York City, October 3-November 7 (1973). The first flyer is printed in wine-coloured ink on wove pink stock, and illustrated on the verso with an image from National Lampoon by Dick Hess; the second is printed in black, recto only, on red heavy paper stock. Both measure 35.5x21.5cm. Two dates differ on the flyers, and the layout varies slightly. The outline of the course, as quoted from a report in..... More about PORNOGRAPHY UNCOVERED, EROTICISM EXPOSED
Flyer printed in green on yellow stock, with central illustration of a couple in a tantric embrace, a small image of Brian Jones below, and other acid imagery from the second 'Summer Ov L-ov-e' (the DJ was 'Dr. Ecstasy'). 29.5x21cm. Fine. Stickers printed in black on white (8x12cm.). Near Fine. More about An original flyer announcing 'Psychic Youth World Mission' with PTV and others at the Hackney...
Croydon: Suburban Press, c. 1972/73. An original, unused gummed sticker designed by Jamie Reid, one of a series of stickers produced by Suburban Press during the early 1970s. The slogan resurfaced in 1977 in Reid's poster for the Sex Pistols single 'Holidays In The Sun', which itself used an image that had originally appeared in 'Leaving the 20th Century', a Situationist anthology for which Reid provided the graphics (item #142). Printed in black on white paper with adhesive to verso. 5x14cm. Near Fine. More about Keep Warm This Winter Make Trouble
An original sticker (small-size variant) designed by Jamie Reid to publicise the Sex Pistols' eponymous single (c. March 1977). This version of the Cecil Beaton portrait of the Queen features the safety pin and the caption 'She Ain't No Human Being'. 14x10.5cm. Verso ungummed. 1cm. closed tear to lower left edge and light creasing to lower right corner, o/w Near Fine. More about God Save The Queen
An original poster designed by Jamie Reid for the Sex Pistols single. London: Virgin Records, 1977. Screenprint in black and yellow on white stock. 70x100cm. The image of the beach scene was taken from Christopher Gray's Situationist anthology, 'Leaving the 20th Century' (item #142), the graphics for which had been provided by Reid, with song lyrics added in the form of speech bubbles and the reappearance of the Suburban Press slogan, 'Keep Warm This Winter Make Trouble' (item #186). Creasing with associated rubbing to top left-hand corner; superficial creasing along left-hand edge and minor edge-wear; o/w Very Good plus. More about Holidays In The Sun
An original promotional postcard. London: Virgin Records, 1977. 9x14cm. Reproduces the final frame from the comic strip lifted by Jamie Reid from a Belgian tourist brochure, with the words in the speech bubble replaced with a lyric from the Sex Pistols' song, 'A Cheap Holiday In Other Peoples Misery'. Verso prints the band's logo and song title in ransom-style lettering. Short, faint superficial crease, o/w Very Good plus, at least. More about Holidays In The Sun
London: Polytantric Press, nd. (1977). Sm. 8vo. Wrps., 62pp. Front cover image of Johnny Rotten pierced with an actual safety pin, as issued. Written as a homework project by 14-year-old Gideon Sams and now regarded as the first punk novel, 'The Punk' was published in an edition of 500 copies by Jay Landesman's short-lived Polytantric Press. Landesman subsequently sold the rights to Corgi, who issued it later in the same year in a slightly smaller format and with a different cover image and no safety pin. The author, stepson of Craig Sams (who set up the..... More about The Punk: a novel
SF: Straight Arrow, 1971. First edition. 4to. Printed wrps., unpaginated (c. 160pp.). The artist's first book, reproducing 78 collages, most of them full-page, including 8 in colour. This copy has been SIGNED by Sätty on the half-title page and inscribed by him to "George the printer" (George Fox of Stecher-Traung-Schmidt, San Francisco). In addition, Sätty has annotated this early production copy on the blank pages opposite several of the illustrations, as explained by a pencilled note in an unknown hand to the verso of the accompanying publisher's promotional sheet: "Satty's critique concerning press quality etc. This..... More about The Cosmic Bicycle + archive
NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2004. First edition. Tall 4to. Pictorial boards with printed wraparound paper band. 240pp. Illustrated with 155 crime scene and forensic photographs culled from the LAPD archive dating from the 1930s to the 1960s, accompanied by descriptive captions from police logs and original newspaper accounts. Foreword by Chief of Police, LAPD, William J. Bratton; introduction by James Ellroy (one of the first photographs shows the crime scene from the 'Black Dahlia' case); essay by Tim B. Wride. Notorious crimes featured include the Onion Field murder, the unsolved death of silent..... More about SCENE OF THE CRIME: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE LAPD ARCHIVE
4to. 16pp. (incl. cover). Printed offset in b/w. Front cover illustration depicts Wilko Johnson and Lee Brilleaux at the Marquee, superimposed with image of converse boot. Contents of this premiere issue include a 5pp. interview with Jean-Jacques Burnel, a Damned centrefold, a piece on Dr. Feelgood, and brief 'news'n views'. Flyer for The Heartbreakers' 'Chinese Rocks' loosely inserted. Near Fine. More about SHEWS - Part of London's New Wave Vol. 1, #1 (London: April 1977
London: Contemporary Records, (1956). LP record (LAC 12107). Sleeve photo and design by William Claxton (showing the gas turbine Firebird II at GM's Motorama, 1956). Collects eleven compositions by Tatro, each one orchestrated by him, featuring soloists Lennie Niehaus on alto sax, Bill Holman on tenor and Shelly Manne on drums. Tatro played tenor sax with Stan Kenton while still in his teens, studied with Arthur Honegger and Darius Milhaud in Paris, and led jazz bands in Europe in the late 1940s. He returned to the US in the 1950s and released 'Jazz For Moderns', his..... More about Jazz For Moderns
London: Industrial Records, 23rd June, 1981. Postcard, printed in black on white, with text in funereal script to recto, and official band statement announcing "the termination of the TG project" to verso. 10.5x15cm. Short, faint superficial crease and minor corner wear, o/w Very Good plus, at least. More about Throbbing Gristle: The Mission is Terminated
NY: Jeff Goldberg, Summer 1977-Spring 1978. Formats vary. No. 1, quarto, stapled, 8pp.; no. 2 tabloid, folded, 20pp.; no. 3 tabloid, 20pp. A complete run of this satirical travel-themed art magazine, edited and conceived by Jeff Goldberg and Victor Bockris, together with Bobbie Bristol, Seaver Leslie and Erica Lennard. i) the first issue, printed in an edition of 1000 copies, features a front cover photograph of David Hockney by Christopher Makos, accompanying a spoof travelogue on Australia by Victor Bockris. Overleaf prints four photographs taken by William Burroughs in 1964 en route from Tangiers to New..... More about TRAVELER'S DIGEST #1-3 (all published
Amsterdam: J.M. Meulenhoff, 1967. First edition. Wrps., 216pp. + 16pp. photo-insert. The author's copy, with his signature to the first leaf. A major source of information on the Provo movement from one of its founders, offering an account (in Dutch) of the movement and the historical antecedents that influenced it, primarily anarchism and Dada. Last page reproduces a flyer from 1966 issued by Jonathan Leake's Provo/Resurgence Youth Movement in New York. Page edges tanned; wrappers slightly rubbed and age-toned, with single spine crease; o/w Very Good. More about Het Witte Gevaar: een vademekum voor provos
Sassenheim, Holland: Sikkens Group NV, 1971. First edition. 25x23.5cm. Illustrated linen wrappers bound by two metal clasps, with two folded colour posters designed by Willem Sandberg bound in, each featuring photographs of hippies at the Woodstock and Kralingen festivals and elsewhere by, among others, Ed van der Elsken, Eva Besnyö, Koen Wessing, and Oscar van Alphen. Eight pages of typewriter-generated texts reproduced in red ink, selected by Simon Vinkenoog, including quotations from Jimi Hendrix, Vachel Lindsay, Ken Kesey, Jorge Luis Borges, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Marshall McLuhan, Charles Olson, Mick Jagger, René Daumal, Meister Eckhardt, John Cage, Timothy..... More about Sikkensprijs 1970 voor 'hippies'/1970 Sikkens Prize for 'hippies'
Tabloid size newspaper. 16pp. Ed./pub. Walter Bowart. The ad's sub-heading promises "Superstars Gerard Malanga And Mary Woronov On Film On Stage On Vinyl" for the Exploding Plastic Inevitable's month-long residency, a multimedia show that has since passed into legend. The half-page above the ad. prints John Wilcock's review, titled "A 'High' School of Music and Art", in which he describes the scene from the opening night: "Twice during the evening were sets by the Velvet Underground, a group whose howling, throbbing beat is amplified and extended by electronic dial-twiddling… haunting in its uniqueness…. Art has come..... More about Half-page photo-illustrated ad. announcing "Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground &...
NY: Rizzoli, 2009. SIGNED deluxe first edition, limited to 400 copies, enclosed in a clamshell box featuring type design in gold from a rare Velvet Underground poster. Lge. 4to. (32x25cm.). Boards decorated with pearlescent lettering. 320pp., with 280 illustrations in colour and b/w. Edited by Johan Kugelberg. Foreword by Lou Reed, preface by Vaclav Havel, and contributions from Maureen Tucker, Sterling Morrison ("Going Back in Time to Piero Heliczer", 3pp.), Doug Yule (from 1996), and Jon Savage, plus contemporary essays by Lester Bangs, Richard Meltzer, John Wilcock (including an interview with Lou Reed), and others. Photographs..... More about The Velvet Underground: New York Art