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Specific Object's Quarantine Reading List

For Something Curated we've put together a shortlist of books we're thinking of durning the worldwide quarantine.

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  • recent objects
Mounting Frustration : The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power
  • reference book
  • paper boards with dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 26.1 x 18.6 cm.
  • 344 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9780822358978

Mounting Frustration : The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power

Susan E. Cahan

"In 'Mounting Frustration' Susan E. Cahan investigates the strategies African American artists and museum professionals employed as they wrangled over access to and the direction of New York City's elite museums. ... [details]

Durham / London, NC / United Kingdom: Duke University Press,
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$30.39
Condition:  New
$7.95
Condition:  Used
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art
  • exhibition catalogue
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 25.3 x 22.8 cm.
  • 144 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9781933619385
We Wanted a Revolution : Black Radical Women 1965-85, A Sourcebook
  • exhibition catalogue
  • softcover / other
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 26.7 x 20 cm.
  • 319 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9780872731837

We Wanted a Revolution : Black Radical Women 1965-85, A Sourcebook

Catherine Morris, Rujeko Hockley, Connie H. Choi, Carmen Hermo, Stephanie Weissberg, Jeanne Siegel, Larry Neal, Jeff Donaldson, Kay Brown, Mary Ann Weathers, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Margaret Sloan, Audre Lorde, Michele Wallace, Art Workers Coalition, John Dowell, Sam Gilliam, Daniel Johnson, Joe Overstreet, Melvin Edwards, Richard Hunt, William T. Williams, Flo Kennedy, Gerald Lefcourt, Robert Projansky, Lucy R. Lippard, Linda Goode Bryant, Janet Henry, Greg Tate, Craig Dennis Street, Tony Whitfield, Senga Nengudi, The Combahee River Collective, Lowery Stokes Sim P.H.D., Dawn Russell, Naeemah Shabazz, Lorraine O'Grady, Vivian E. Browne, Cynthia Carr, Michele Godwin, Hattie Gossett, Carole Gregory, Sue Heinemann, May Stevens, Cecilia Vicuña, Sylvia Witts Vitale, Emma Amos, Lorna Simpson, Ana Mendieta, Beverly Buchanan, Howardina Pindell, Gloria Anzaldúa, James Baldwin, bell hooks, Lisa Jones, Rodeo Caldonia, Anne Pasternak

Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held at the Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, April 21 - September 17, 2017. Traveled to California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA, October 13, 2017 - January 14, 2018; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, February 17, 2018 - May 27, 2018; and The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, June 26, 2018 - September 30, 2018. ... [details]

$17.53
Condition:  New
$1.99
Condition:  Used
Radical Theatre Repertory 1968-69
  • ephemera
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white
  • 17.7 x 25.6 cm.
  • 28 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Radical Theatre Repertory 1968-69

The Living Theatre, Firehouse Theatre, Open Theatre, The Performance Group, Daytop Theatre Company, Om Theatre Workshop of Boston, Pageant Players, Gut Theatre, Concept East: New York, Drama Group of Mobilization for Youth, Theatre Black, Black Troupe, Playhouse of the Ridiculous, Caravan Theatre, Bread and Puppet Theater, El Teatro Campesino, San Francisco Mime Troupe

Compendium featuring black and white photographs, descriptions, and quotes about each of the experimental theatre groups that made up the participating groups of the Radical Theatre Repertory in the 1968-69 season. ... [details]

$75.00
Condition:  Very Good / Fine. Light rubbing of covers. 1.8 cm. dog-ear to lower right corner of title page, contents otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 24573]
Free the Panther 21 Press Release and Flyer / Black Panther Candidates Pamphlet
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 35.4 x 21.5 cm. (press release) ; 27.8 x 21.5 cm (flyer) ; 21.7 x 17.8 cm (pamphlet)
  • [1] pp. ; [1] pp. ; [4] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Free the Panther 21 Press Release and Flyer / Black Panther Candidates Pamphlet

Huey Newton, Bobby Seale

Set of three Black Panther Party flyers and pamphlet publicizing a protest against the detention of the "Panther 21," a press release from December 18, 1969 asking for support for the NY Panther 21 Legal Defense Fund, and a pamphlet advocating Huey Newton for US Congress and Bobby Seale for State Assembly in California, featuring a Black Panther ten point list of "What We Want" and a manifesto of "What We Believe. ... [details]

New York / Oakland, NY / CA: The Black Panther Party,
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$250.00
Condition:  Good. Pamphlet has light fold marks and handling wear, clean and unmarked. Press release has been folded into irregular thirds with a fourth diagonal fold from center toward side, phrase Black Panther Party has been highlighted in yellow. Flyer has moderate wear and significant signs of handling previously having been folded into eighths, 1 cm. tear along upper edge of paper and 3 cm. tear to paper near upper edge.
[Object # 24107]
The Artist in Society : Roles, Rights and Responsibilities
  • critical theory
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • glue bound
  • monochrome
  • 21.5 x 14 cm.
  • 79 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 0964785501

The Artist in Society : Roles, Rights and Responsibilities

Carol Becker, Henry A. Giroux, Page duBois, Homi K. Bhabha, Kathy Acker, Michael Eric Dyson, Michael Brenson, Ronne Hartfield

Critical theory essays published in conjunction with the conference held October 13 - 15, 1994, School of Art Institute Chicago, Illinois. Essays by Carol Becker, Henry A. Giroux, Page duBois, Homi K. ... [details]

$4.36
Condition:  Used
Human Rights : As Seen by the World's Leading Cartoonists
  • exhibition catalogue
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 28 x 21.5 cm.
  • 128 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Human Rights : As Seen by the World's Leading Cartoonists

Jerry Robinson, Alois Mock, Jens Robinson

Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with the World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, Austria, 1993. Text by Alois Mock, Jerry Robinson, and Jens Robinson. Artists include Walter Hanel, Finn Graff, Garif Basyrov, Rogelio Naranjo, Dale Cummings, Jerry Robinson, Roar Hagen, and others. ... [details]

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Q. And Babies? A. And Babies.
  • poster
  • offset-printed
  • color
  • 63 x 96.5 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Q. And Babies? A. And Babies.

Artists Poster Committee of Art Workers Coalition, Frazier Dougherty, Jon Hendricks, Irving Petlin, R.L. Haeberle

Poster produced by the Artists' Poster Committee of Art Workers Coalition [Frazier Dougherty, Jon Hendricks, Irving Petlin] protesting the American war in Viet Nam -- featuring the 1969 photograph of the My Lai massacre by R. ... [details]

[New York], [NY]: ,
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$2,500.00
Condition:  Fine. As issued, original printing, full uncut sheet.
[Object # 23265]
Criminal Code Reform Its of 1979 / 1980 : Senate Bill S1722 - Passed. House Bill HR62333 = Pending. / Kill the
  • poster
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 35.5 x 21.5 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Criminal Code Reform Its of 1979 / 1980 : Senate Bill S1722 - Passed. House Bill HR62333 = Pending. / Kill the "Criminal Code Reforms Act" Dead

Guerrilla Art Action Group, Jon Hendricks, Jean Toche

Single sided flyer / poster published in protest of the proposed 1979 / 1980 United States Criminal Code Reforms Acts. Flyer dated February 8, 1980. [details]

$250.00
Condition:  Fair. Bottom 1/4 of flyer is soiled and wrinkled with a .5 mm puncture hole. Moderate overall handling marks and some overall dusting. See image for detailed condition assessment.
[Object # 23795]
Protest Paintings - U.S.A. : 1930 - 1945
  • ephemera
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • duotone
  • 23 x 17.8 cm.
  • [4] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Protest Paintings - U.S.A. : 1930 - 1945

Sidney L. Bergen, Isobel Bishop, Nicolai Cikovsky, Philip Evergood, William Gropper, George Grosz, O. Louis Guglielmi, Robert Gwathmey, Joseph Hirsch, Joe Jones, Frank Kleinholz, Jacob Lawrence, Jack Levine, Reginald Marsh, Edward Melcarth, Gregorio Prestopino, Anton Refregier, Philip Reisman, Ben Shahn, Isaac Soyer, Moses Soyer, Raphael Soyer, Henry Sternberg, James Turnbull

One fold brochure / exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held April 4 - 23, 1966. Includes text by Sidney L. Bergen and checklist for works by Isobel Bishop, Nicolai Cikovsky, Philip Evergood, William Gropper, George Grosz, O. ... [details]

New York, NY: ACA Gallery,
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$75.00
Condition:  Fair. Four staple holes at top left corner and inked notes at top right corner of recto. Paper mildly aged. Contents clean and unmarked.
[Object # 23826]
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