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John McLaughlin : Ascetic Approach

Specific Object was pleased to present John McLaughlin : Ascetic Approach, an exhibition at Susan Inglett Gallery, March 21 - April 20, 2019.

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Le Dessin Dans L'Art Magique
  • exhibition catalogue
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white
  • 31.9 x 24.6 cm.
  • [4] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Le Dessin Dans L'Art Magique

Marcel Duchamp, Henri Michaux, André Verdet, Jean Arp, Yves Tanguy, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Joan Miro, Matta, Marc Chagall, Wols (Wolfgang Schulze), Henri Matisse, Andre Masson, Léonor Fini, Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Victor Brauner, Rene Magritte, Man Ray, Francis Picabia, Jean Dubuffet, Kurt Schwitters, Mark Tobey, Jasper Johns, Paul Klee, Marie Laure, Marcel Polak

Oversized exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held October 21 - November 20, 1958. Texts by Henri Michaux and André Verdet, in French. Artists included Jean Arp, Yves Tanguy, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Joan Miro, Matta, Marc Chagall, Wols (Wolfgang Schulze), Henri Matisse, Andre Masson, Léonor Fini, Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Victor Brauner, Rene Magritte, Man Ray, Francis Picabia, Jean Dubuffet, Kurt Schwitters, Mark Tobey, Jasper Johns, Paul Klee, Marie Laure, Marcel Polak, Domingues, Mathieu, and Tobey. ... [details]

$350.00
Condition:  Good. Moderate handling wear to covers and interior pages with light overall soiling of covers and 4 cm. bumping of lower left corner of catalogue. Rubbing to pages and impressions from the folds of the protective glassine covers (not original to publication).
[Object # 24804]
MAD Magazine
  • periodical
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 27.2 x 20.5 cm.
  • 48 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

MAD Magazine

No. 38, March 58

J. Fred Muggs

1958 issue of Mad Magazine poking fun at abstract expressionism by featuring a painting on the cover by a chimpanzee named J. Fred Muggs. Inside front cover includes "The Story Behind the Cover" with pictures of the chimpanzee painting the cover. [details]

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Invitation : Preview of the Exhibition of New Paintings by Franz Kline
  • poster
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 56 x 56 cm.
  • [2] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Invitation : Preview of the Exhibition of New Paintings by Franz Kline

Franz Kline

Poster published in conjunction with show held May 19 - June 14, 1958. [details]

$400.00
Condition:  Good. Folded in six as issued with additional soft folding. Mailed copy with mailing marks and mailing wear. Light overall rubbing, handling wear, and areas of soiling including 1.6 cm. of yellowing to verso.. 5 mm. tear to lower edge of poster.
[Object # 24168]
New Paintings by Rothko
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • color
  • 26.5 x 18.5 cm.
  • [4] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

New Paintings by Rothko

Mark Rothko

Oversized folded announcement published in conjunction with show held January 27 - February 22, 1958. Interior features color image of Rothko's painting "Earth-green and White," 1957. [details]

$500.00
Condition:  Good. Two flattened horizontal creases through announcement, otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 23743]
18 Happenings in 6 Parts
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • monochrome
  • 4 vol. : poster, 40.4 x 43 cm. ; bag of debris, 18.5 x 14 cm. ; program, 27.8 x 21.5 ; instruction cards, 12.6 x 7.5 cm.
  • 4 vol. : poster ; bag of debris ; program ; instruction cards
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

18 Happenings in 6 Parts

Allan Kaprow

Set of four ephemeral elements produced in conjunction with Allan Kaprow's first Happening, "18 Happenings in 6 Parts," held October 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 1959. Grouping consists of two-sided poster, plastic bag of debris, program for the performance, and a staple bound set of three handwritten audience instruction cards. [details]

New York, NY: Reuben Gallery,
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Dada : Dada Zürich, Dada New York, Dada Paris, Dada Köln, Dada Berlin, Dada Hannover
  • exhibition catalogue
  • wrappers
  • letterpress
  • glue bound
  • black-and-white
  • 26 x 19 cm.
  • [unpaginated]
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
Pan
  • periodical
  • wrappers with dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white
  • 19.8 x 14 cm.
  • [24] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Pan

No. 1 (Winter 1958)

Alan Brilliant, Robert Smithson, Dick Fass, Frank J. Darlington, James Wright, Cecil Hemley, James May, Felix Stefanile, William Pillin, Harold Briggs, Michael Benedikt, Tim Reynolds, Harold Witt, Samuel Menashe, Fred Cogswell

A quarterly of poetry edited and published by Alan Brilliant. Dick Fass, assistant. Poems "This Desire, This Pain," by Frank J. Darlington; "Three Poems," by James Wright; "Two Poems," by Cecil Hemley; "Two Poems," by James May; "Two Poems," by Felix Stefanile; "Three Poems," by William Pillin; "Time has a Million Meanings," by Harold Briggs; "Translation from Corbiere," by Michael Benedikt; "The First Sorrow of Joseph," by Tim Reynolds; "Two Poems," by Harold Witt; "Three Poems," by Samuel Menashe; "Three Poems," by Fred Cogswell. ... [details]

New York, NY: Alan Brilliant,
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Pan-ic
  • periodical
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white
  • 19.8 x 14 cm.
  • [unpaginated]
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Pan-ic

A Selection of Contemporary Canadian Poems / No. 2 (1958)

Alan Brilliant, Robert Smithson, Irving Layton, Earle Birney, Leonard Cohen, Fred Cogswell, Louis Dudek, R.G. Everson, Ralph Gustafson, Daryl Hine, George Johnston, D.G. Jones, Jay Macpherson, Eli Mandel, James Reaney, F.R. Scott, A.J.M. Smith, Raymond Souster, Francis Sparshott, Miriam Waddington, George Walton, George Whalley, Anne Wilkinson

A Quarterly of Poetry published by Alan Brilliant. Edited by Irving Layton. Poems "Leaving the Park" and "Oldster," by Earle Birney; "The Cuckold's Song" and "Master and Slave," by Leonard Cohen; "The Rock Pile" and "Her Purity," by Fred Cogswell; "Esthétique du Mal" and "The Scholars," by Louis Dudek; "Christening," "Working Late," and "La Prairie Hunger Strike," by R. ... [details]

New York, NY: Alan Brilliant,
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Film Culture : The Motion Picture and TV Monthly
  • periodical
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white
  • 27 x 20 cm.
  • 22 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Film Culture : The Motion Picture and TV Monthly

Vol. IV, No. 2 (No. 17) (February 1958)

Jonas Mekas, George Maciunas

The February 1958 issue of Film Culture magazine. Contents include "An Interview with Jules Dassin" by George Bluestone, "A Preface to the Problems of Experimental Film" by Parker Tyler, "Free Cinema, I" by Lewis Jacob, "Free Cinema, II" by Rudolf Arnheim, "Bride of Sputnik" by Marjorie Farber, and reviews of "Paths of Glory," "The Bridge on the River Kwai," and "The Bolshoi Ballet. ... [details]

New York, NY: Film Culture,
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Barnett Newman : First Retrospective Exhibition
  • exhibition catalogue
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • loose leaves
  • black-and-white
  • 21.8 x 13.9 cm.
  • [unpaginated]
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Barnett Newman : First Retrospective Exhibition

Barnett Newman, Clement Greenberg, E.C. Goossen

Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held at Bennington College's The New Gallery, May 4 - May 24, 1958. Text by Clement Greenberg with a catalogue note by E.C. Goossen. Includes a list of paintings in the exhibition. [details]

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