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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
Serial Project #1, 1966
  • artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white
  • 20.1 x 20.3 cm.
  • [16] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Serial Project #1, 1966

[Section 17, Aspen Magazine, No. 5+6]

Sol LeWitt

Artist's book published as Sol LeWitt's contribution to Aspen Magazine issue No. 5+6. Documents LeWitt's notes and designs toward his exhibition, Sol LeWitt : One Set of Nine Pieces [from Serial Project No. ... [details]

$350.00
Condition:  Very Good. Very light dusting to covers.
[Object # 26482]
Informal Open House
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 23 x 10 cm.
  • [4] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Informal Open House

Liberation Magazine, War Resisters League

Pamphlet for an informal open house held by War Resisters League and Liberation Magazine on October 6, [1967]. Guest will be joined by James Baldwin, Julian Beck, Martin Berger, Charles Bloomstein, Kay Boyle, John Darr, Jules Feiffer, Mitchell Goodman, Paul Goodman, Margaret Halsey, Mike Harrington, Gordon Haskell, Nat Hentoff, George Houser, Julius Jacobson, Hans Koningsberger, Seymour Krim, Denise Levertov, Walter Lowenfels, Dwight MacDonald, Nancy MacDonald, Judith Malina, John McDermott, Helen Mears, Margot Moser, Mel Most, Otto Nathan, Kathryn Pittman, Stanley Plastrik, Vera Roney, Adelaide Schulkind, Mary Sharmat, Gary Spokes, Irwin Suall, Jerry Tallmer, Amos Vogel, Robert Vogel, Dan Wakefield, George Willoughby, Mel Wulf, and Steve Zoll. ... [details]

$75.00
Condition:  Good / Very Good. Folded in two, light handling marks.
[Object # 26414]
The Nationals Academy Presents The Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 24.5 x 17.5 cm.
  • [4] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

The Nationals Academy Presents The Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant

Leonard J. Holzer, Andy Warhol, Artie Shaw, Rona Jaffe, Terry Southern, Barbara Condos, Larry Rivers, Jim Dine, Paul Krassner, Ralph Metzner, Edith Sedgewick, George Raft

Program published by in conjunction with "The Academy Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant," a drag show, held at Town Hall, New York University, February 20, 1967. Flyer documents the patent that would become the film, "Queen," 1968, by Frank Simon. ... [details]

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The Electric Ear
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • color
  • 23.5 x 14 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

The Electric Ear

John Cage, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor, David Behrman, Lowell Cross, Stan Vanderbeek, Beverly Emmons

Flyer advertising REUNION, an electric sight-and-sound work, held on Monday, May 27, [1967] featuring John Cage with Gordon Mumma, David Tudor, David Behrman, and Lowell Cross. [details]

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Psychedelic Showcase
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 36 x 22 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Psychedelic Showcase

International Psychedelic, Wendy Ann Allen

Flyer promoting "Psychedelic Showcase" held on Thursday, January 12, 1967 and the following Friday and Saturday. Flyer encourages guests to "come," "see," and "experience" African American, European, Indian, Orient, and Pacific art. [details]

$250.00
Condition:  Good / Very Good. Folded in eight.
[Object # 26376]
Flower Power Day : Bring Yr Things / Do Your Thing / Blow Their Minds / Not Their Bodies / DIS Armed Forces Day
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • duotone
  • 27.7 x 21.5 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Flower Power Day : Bring Yr Things / Do Your Thing / Blow Their Minds / Not Their Bodies / DIS Armed Forces Day

[Yellow Paper]

NY WINSPRUNG

Flyer promoting a march in favor of disarming the armed forces on Flower Power Day held on May 20, [1967]. Flyer design credited to NY WINSPRUNG. [details]

New York, NY: n.p.,
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$175.00
Condition:  Fair. Folded in four, mild handling marks and edge wear, missing .5 x 1 cm. bottom right corner, inked notations on verso.
[Object # 26369]
Flower Power Day : Bring Yr Things / Do Your Thing / Blow Their Minds / Not Their Bodies / DIS Armed Forces Day
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • duotone
  • 27.7 x 21.5 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Flower Power Day : Bring Yr Things / Do Your Thing / Blow Their Minds / Not Their Bodies / DIS Armed Forces Day

[Orange Paper]

NY WINSPRUNG

Flyer promoting a march in favor of disarming the armed forces on Flower Power Day held on May 20, [1967]. Flyer design credited to NY WINSPRUNG. [details]

New York, NY: n.p.,
Permalink
$175.00
Condition:  Good. Folded in four, mild handling marks, pencil notations on verso.
[Object # 26368]
CLEA RSKY [ aka CLEARSKY ; CLEAR SKY ]
  • artists' book
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 30.5 x 30.5 cm.
  • [12] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • signed and unnumbered

CLEA RSKY [ aka CLEARSKY ; CLEAR SKY ]

Bruce Nauman

Artist's book by Bruce Nauman featuring full bleed photographs of clear skies in Los Angeles taken on different days. Artist, publisher and date of publication all unstated. "Responding to artist's books by Ed Ruscha that depict Los Angeles icons, Nauman created two books of his own that focus on images of that city. ... [details]

$5,500.00
Condition:  Good. 1.1 x 11.8 cm area of staining and 20.4 cm. area of speckling to recto and gentle bend to upper right corner of book. Light handling wear and light rubbing of pages. Signed on verso in black ink by Nauman.
[Object # 25480]
Women are long on hair and short on etc... but MONSTERS ARE INOFFENSIVE
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • loose card[s]
  • black-and-white
  • 16 x 11 cm.
  • [2] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Women are long on hair and short on etc... but MONSTERS ARE INOFFENSIVE

Daniel Spoerri, Vera Spoerri, Roland Topor, Robert Filliou

Single card from the "Monsters are Inoffensive" postcard set with photograph by Vera Spoerri. Published by "FLUXUS, DIVISION OF IMPLOSIONS, INC." [details]

$150.00
Condition:  Fine. Unmailed copy, clean and unmarked as issued.
[Object # 26336]
 Men's milk-fed vacuity is irrepressible but MONSTERS ARE INOFFENSIVE
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • loose card[s]
  • black-and-white
  • 16 x 11 cm.
  • [2] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Men's milk-fed vacuity is irrepressible but MONSTERS ARE INOFFENSIVE

Daniel Spoerri, Vera Spoerri, Roland Topor, Robert Filliou

Single card from the "Monsters are Inoffensive" postcard set with photograph by Vera Spoerri. Published by "FLUXUS, DIVISION OF IMPLOSIONS, INC." [details]

$150.00
Condition:  Fine. Unmailed copy, clean and unmarked as issued.
[Object # 26335]
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