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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
Yippie! Lincoln Park Free Motel
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white
  • 28 x 21.5 cm.
  • [8] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Yippie! Lincoln Park Free Motel "Come Sleep With Us" Vote Pig in '68

Youth International Party

Original offset printed, not xeroxed, four sheet booklet published in conjunction with events held August 25 - 30, 1968 to coincide with the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Booklet contains lists of impartial delegate housing and action sites. ... [details]

$250.00
Condition:  Good. Folded horizontally through center, discoloration on edges, light handling marks and edge wear, small blue pen notations on seventh page reading: "Sunday," "Monday," and "Tuesday" corresponding to dates without days named.
[Object # 26422]
Yippie! Yippie! Yippie! Yip-In in Grand Central Station
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 28 x 21.5 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Yippie! Yippie! Yippie! Yip-In in Grand Central Station

Youth International Party

Flyer promoting a "spring mating service" of fellow Yippies held on March 22, [1968] in Grand Central Station. "It's a spring mating service celebrating the equinox, a back-scratching party, a roller-skating rink, a theatre. ... [details]

$125.00
Condition:  Good. Folded in eight, mild handling marks, light penciled notations and inked circle around date on recto. Small ink notation, "TOM," on verso.
[Object # 26372]
Ban Autos From Manhattan!
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 43.2 x 28 cm.
  • [2] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Ban Autos From Manhattan!

Urban Underground for the Movement for a Democratic Society

Double sided poster advertising an anti-automobile demonstration at the General Motors Building, New York City, held Saturday, December 7, [1968]. Poster features several articles from different publications on its recto and verso that highlight the harm that automobiles may cause. ... [details]

$350.00
Condition:  Good / Very Good. Folded in eight, light handling marks, small pencil notation on recto.
[Object # 26377]
Merce Cunningham and Dance Company / Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • ephemera
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white
  • 23 x 15.2 cm.
  • [12] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Merce Cunningham and Dance Company / Brooklyn Academy of Music

Merce Cunningham, Carolyn Brown, Barbara Lloyd, Sandra Neels, Valda Setterfield, Meg Harper, Albert Reid, Gus Solomons JR., John Cage

Program for performances held May 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 1968. Performances included Scramble (1967) with music by Toshi Ichiyanagi, costumes by Frank Stella, musicians included David Behrman, John Cage, Malcolm Goldstein, Gordon Mumma, Max Neuhaus, David Tudor; RainForest (1968) with music by Tudor, decor by Andy Warhol, musicians Mumma and Tudor; How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run (1966) with music by Cage, readers Cage and David Vaughan; Variations V (1965) with music by Cage, film sequences by Stan VanDerBeek, electronics by Billy Klüver, Robert Moog; Place (1966) with music by Mumma, decor and costumes by Beverly Emmons, bandoneon by Tudor and cybersonic console by Mumma; Nocturnes (1965) with music by Erik Satie, decor and costumes by Robert Rauschenberg, piano by Cage; Winterbranch (1964) with music by LaMonte Young, costumes, decor and lighting by Rauschenberg supervised by Emmons; Field Dances (1963) with music by Cage, costumes by Remy Charlip, Untitled Solo (1953) with music by Christian Wolff, piano by Tudor; Walkaround Time (1968) with music by David Behrman, decor "after Marcel Duchamp's The Large Glass in the Philadelphia Museum - supervised by Jasper Johns," musicians Behrman, Mumma, Tudor; Suite for Five (1953 - 1958) with music by Cage, costumes by Rauschenberg, pianos by Cage and Tudor; and Collage III with music by Pierre Schaeffer. ... [details]

$250.00
Condition:  Good. Covers worn with mild creases and handling marks. Short inscribing in ink on program page, "These movements have nothing to to with the music / unbelievable awful! Shit!." Contents otherwise clean.
[Object # 7352]
For the President of the United States of America / One Vote / Your Vote is Legal / Sacred and Private / Vote for Dick Gregory
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • duotone
  • 6.6 x 15.5 cm.
  • [2] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

For the President of the United States of America / One Vote / Your Vote is Legal / Sacred and Private / Vote for Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory

United States one dollar bill redesigned in facsimile as campaign ephemera produced for comedian Dick Gregory's 1968 presidential campaign. [details]

$75.00
Condition:  Good / Very Good. Two examples of the dollar bill. One copy with flattened vertical fold through center, the other copy with three small pin holes at top center edge.
[Object # 23712]
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]
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]
Burning Small Fires [ aka : urning all ires ]
  • artists' book
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • accordion
  • duotone
  • 93 x 127 cm. unfolded ; 36 x 24 cm. folded
  • [1] folded sheet / poster
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Burning Small Fires [ aka : urning all ires ]

Bruce Nauman

Artist's book consisting of a large folded poster adhered to covers featuring black-and-white photographs of burning pages of Edward Ruscha's artists' book Various Small Fires and Milk. [details]

[San Francisco], [CA]: [self-published],
Permalink
$12,500.00
Condition:  Good / Fair. 1 cm. tear to head edge of recto and 6 mm. tear at spine. Bumping of corners and 5.3 cm. gentle bend to verso corner with a 1 cm. layer of paper on corner of verso peeled back. Light overall rubbing of covers and light rubbing of interior of covers. 9.5 cm. gentle fold to poster edge. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 25481]
Tony Smith : Wandering Rocks
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • duotone
  • 12.6 x 20.3 cm.
  • [2] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Tony Smith : Wandering Rocks

Tony Smith

Double sided postcard published in conjunction with show held January 27 - February 22, 1968. Verso reads, "Tony Smith / Wandering Rocks / Steel, 1967 / 1. DUD / 2. Crocus / 3. Slide / 4. Shaft / 5. Smohawk. ... [details]

$75.00
Condition:  Fair / Good. Moderate foxing to recto and verso. Hand addressed copy additionally inscribed in ink "Opening - Sat PM 1-27-68."
[Object # 26341]
Yip - In in Grand Central Station
  • ephemera
  • loose leaves
  • black-and-white
  • 27.8 x 21.5 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Yip - In in Grand Central Station

Youth International Party

Flyer published by the Youth International Party in conjunction with a "Yip-In in Grand Central Station," held March 22 [1968] which ended in violent police brutality against the youth participants. [details]

$125.00
Condition:  Fair / Good. Folded in three. 1.4 cm. area of loss along right side edge with moderate yellow staining; a 6 cm. tear to left side edge; and 2.1 and 1.5 cm. dog-ears to lower right corners.
[Object # 26229]
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