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I CAN’T SEE HOW I CAN BE OUTSIDE OF THE SOCIETY— SO I’M WITHIN IT.

Specific Object and Susan Inglett Gallery was pleased to present SPECIFIC OBJECT AT SUSAN INGLETT GALLERY at the Independent 20th Century Fair, held September 8 —11, 2022. The works included will explored the art and socio-political tumult of 1969 through a wealth of artist publications, editions, ephemera and printed matter dating from that year, all drawn from the holdings of Specific Object.

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Semina
  • periodical
  • pictorial wrappers
  • letterpress
  • other special feature[s]
  • duotone
  • 21.7 x 15.4 cm.
  • [14] pp.
  • edition size 335
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Semina

No. 6

Wallace Berman, David Meltzer

Issue number six [ VI ] of Semina, featuring "The Clown," a 13 page poem by David Meltzer printed in red ink. Includes an illustrated title page. Features folded covers containing a printed manila pocket housing the contents. ... [details]

Larkspur, CA: Wallace Berman,
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$8,000.00
Condition:  Very Good. Near complete copy featuring all 13 pages of the poem, all of which are in Fine condition, but missing the illustrated title page. Rubbing and bumping of cover edges with 6.3 cm. bend to top right corner of covers, 1.2 cm. dog-ear to bottom right corner of recto and verso. 7 mm. light tear to top right corner of recto Minimal wear to manila pocket, contents otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 38526]
$4,500.00
Condition:  Good. Missing pages 2, 3, 4, and 13, the loss of which is noted in a handwritten inscription on the inside of the recto by Wallace Berman written in red ink. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. Rubbing and handling wear to covers with 6 cm. gentle bend to top right corner of covers, 1.7 cm. area of light staining to bottom left of recto with additional 1.6 cm. light area of yellow staining. Pin hole to center of covers and "1960" written in blue ink on recto (see image). 2.8 cm. of loss to left side edge of verso with some surface tearing around the tear's perimeter. 2.2 cm. dog-ear to bottom left corner of verso.
[Object # 38527]
Frank Stella / Sept. 27 - Oct. 15 / Opening Tues. Sept. 27, 5 - 7 / Leo Castelli, 4 E 77
  • poster
  • offset-printed
  • monochrome
  • 40.5 x 35.5 cm.
  • [2] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Frank Stella / Sept. 27 - Oct. 15 / Opening Tues. Sept. 27, 5 - 7 / Leo Castelli, 4 E 77

Frank Stella

Poster / announcement published in conjunction with show held September 27 - October 15, 1960. First one-man exhibition of Frank Stella at Leo Castelli Gallery, featured artist's "Aluminum" series paintings, on which this poster's silver design is based. [details]

New York, NY: Leo Castelli,
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An Apple Shrine Environment by Allan Kaprow
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 21.5 x 32.8 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

An Apple Shrine Environment by Allan Kaprow

Allan Kaprow

Single sided flyer / announcement published in conjunction with show held November 30 - December 24, [1960]. [details]

New York, NY: Judson Gallery,
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New Music Performed by The Audio Visual Group
  • ephemera
  • loose leaf
  • offset-printed
  • duotone
  • 28 x 21.5 cm
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

New Music Performed by The Audio Visual Group

Al Hansen, Dick Higgins, Jackson Mac Low, Larry Poons, La Monte Young, Raymond Edward Johnson

Single-sided handbill / flyer published in conjunction with performance held August 1, 1960. Performance included works by Alfred [Al] Hansen, Dick [Richard] Higgins, Jackson Mac Low, Larry [Lawrence] Poons, La Monte Young, and Raymond Edward Johnson performed by The Audio Visual Group of The Living Theatre. [details]

$350.00
Condition:  Very Good. Bright and clan, shallow long dog-ear at top right corner and very small (1 x 2 mm.) loss at top center. Folded in three as issued.
[Object # 23278]
New Forms - New Media I
  • exhibition catalogue
  • illustrated wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white
  • 27.8 x 21.6 cm.
  • [28] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

New Forms - New Media I

Martha Jackson, Lawrence Alloway, Allan Kaprow, Rudolph Burckhardt, Anthea Alley, Stephen Antonakos, Hans Arp, Hubert Berke, Jose Bermudez, Ronald Bladen, Lee Bontecou, Harry Bouras, George Brecht, Alberto Burri, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, David Chapin, Chryssa, Christo Coetzee, Bruce Conner, Joseph Cornell, Roy De Forest, Sari Dienes, James Dine, Enrico Donati, Tom Doyle, Jean Dubuffet, Claire Falkenstein, Dan Flavin, Jean Follett, Peter Forakis, William Giles, Charles Ginnever, Mathias Goeritz, Red Grooms, Grover Hendricks, Edward Higgins, Robert Indiana, Paul Jenkins, Jasper Johns, Zoltan Kemeny, Yffe Kimball, Yves Klein, Irving Kriesberg, Bernard Langlais, John Latham, John Little, Hubert Long, Anthony Magar, Robert Mallary, Glen Michaels, Manolo Millares, Renee Miller, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg, George Ortman, Alfonso Ossorio, Lil Picard, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Leo Rabkin, Robert Rauschenberg, Irwin Rubin, Salvatore Scarpitta, Kurt Schwitters, Richard Stankiewicz, Takis, Antonio Tapies, Alice Terry, Sofu Teshigahara, Stanley Vanderbeek, Robert Whitman, May Wilson, Wilfred Zogbaum

Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held [June 6 - 24], 1960. Foreword by Martha Jackson. Texts "Junk Culture as Tradition" by Lawrence Alloway, and "Some Observations on Contemporary Art" by Allan Kaprow. ... [details]

$750.00
Condition:  Very Good. Light rubbing of covers and edges with 7.1 cm. of yellowing to recto. Contents are clean and unmarked.
[Object # 37386]
Exhibition
  • artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 6.1 x 10.1 cm.
  • [5] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Exhibition

Marcus Ratliff, Tom Wesselmann

Small scale artist's book published in conjunction with show of Tom Wesselmann and Marcus Ratliff's artwork in the gallery they cofounded with Jim Dine, the Judson Gallery, May 8 - 31, [1960]. Book includes a piece of a painting by Ratliff and by Wesselmann. [details]

New York, NY: Judson Gallery,
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$750.00
Condition:  Very Good. Light creasing of covers from handling, otherwise Fine. Comes with original hand addressed mailing envelope with mailing marks and mailing wear.
[Object # 25503]
Announcement : The Street
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • loose leaves
  • black-and-white
  • 32.7 x 22.7 cm.
  • [2] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Announcement : The Street

Claes Oldenburg

Oversized flyer / announcement published in conjunction of Claes Oldenburg's one-man exhibition, "The Street," held May 6 - 9, 1960. Frequently shown horizontally as dictated by Oldenburg's script in the drawing, the flyer should be presented vertically as the collage is of street walkers. [details]

New York, NY: Reuben Gallery,
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[The Living Theatre Presents Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, and Stan Vanderbeek]
  • ephemera
  • screenprint
  • duotone
  • 35.5 x 21.5 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

[The Living Theatre Presents Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, and Stan Vanderbeek]

Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, Stan Vanderbeek

A single-sided flyer / handbill for a series of films presented at The Living Theatre on March 7, 1960.

Text reads :

THE LIVING THEATRE
PRESENTS KENNETH
ANGER'S : FIREWORKS
AND INAUGURATION OF
THE PLEASURE DOME. ... [details]

$350.00
Condition:  Very Good. Hand addressed mailed copy with postmark, folded in four as issued with very light wear, and faint tape stain at bottom center from mailing closure.
[Object # 23804]
An Evening of Experimental Cinema
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 27.8 x 21.5 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

An Evening of Experimental Cinema

Kenneth Anger, Stan Vanderbeek, Stan Brakhage

Flyer promoting" An Evening of Experimental Cinema selected by Cinema 16" held at The Living Theatre, March 7, 1960. Films include "Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome" and "Fireworks" by Kenneth Anger, "What, Who, How" by Stan Vanderbeek, and "Reflections on Black" by Stan Brakhage. [details]

$125.00
Condition:  Good. Folded in eight, pencil notation on recto "Avant Garde Films," 1 cm. tear at right edge, light handling marks and edge wear.
[Object # 26600]
Aileen Passloff and Co. / Monday Evening, February 22 / The Living Theatre
  • ephemera
  • loose leaf
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 35.5 x 25.3 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Aileen Passloff and Co. / Monday Evening, February 22 / The Living Theatre

Ray Johnson, Aileen Passloff

Single-sided flyer / poster designed by Ray Johnson for performance by Aileen Passloff and Co. at The Living Theatre held February 22, 1960. Dancers included Joan Baker, Gerard King, Gerard Martin, Milda Memenas, Vincent Warren, and Phyllis Wax. ... [details]

$450.00
Condition:  Very Good. Mailed copy, postmarked February 8, 1960. Folded in four as issued with single set of clean staple holes. Light handling marks.
[Object # 23276]
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