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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.

image from John McLaughlin : Ascetic Approach
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The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age
  • exhibition catalogue
  • hardcover / other
  • offset-printed
  • screw bound
  • black-and-white
  • 24.5 x 21.5 cm.
  • 218 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age

K.G. Pontus Hultén

Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 25, 1968 - February 9, 1969. Traveled to University of St. Thomas, Houston, March 25 - May 18, 1969; San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco June 23 - August 24, 1969. ... [details]

$35.00
Condition:  Very Good / Good. Withdrawn library copy with call number sticker on spine, residue of sticker inside front cover, circulation due date sticker inside rear cover, rubber stamp to page edges. Covers are bright and clean with a few light scratches, better than usual per this publication. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. Sold "as-is." Due to size and weight additional shipping charges will be required for delivery outside United States.
[Object # 24759]
Wide White Space Gallery Antwerp in Kassel
  • ephemera
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white & color
  • 21 x 13.8 cm.
  • [4] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Wide White Space Gallery Antwerp in Kassel

Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Christo, Panamarenko

Single fold exhibition announcement published in conjunction with show held in Kassel during Documenta 4, June 26 - July 5, [1968]. Artists included Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Christo, and Panamarenko. [details]

Antwerp / Kassel, Belgium / Germany: Wide White Space Gallery,
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$75.00
Condition:  Fair / Good. Two hole punched along fold with additional markings from removed staple in upper left corner, where there is also gentle bending. Address underlined in red pen on verso. Otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 24634]
The Rauschenberg Visual Autobiography
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 27.8 x 21.5 cm.
  • [4] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

The Rauschenberg Visual Autobiography

Robert Rauschenberg

Single fold prospectus for a Brpadside Art Inc., edition of three large scale panels -- 68 x 150 inches when hung horizontally -- printed on a billboard press in [1968] and offered for $150. "The Rauschenberg Autobiography can be shown either horizontally or vertically. ... [details]

$45.00
Condition:  Very Good. Folded in three as issued. Light handling wear, otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 24613]
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]
Invitation to the Opening of Bruce Nauman's Exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 17.7 x 22.2 cm.
  • [2] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Invitation to the Opening of Bruce Nauman's Exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery

Bruce Nauman

Oversized double sided announcement card published in conjunction with opening of Nauman's first exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery held January 27, [1968]. Image on recto is Nauman's "Self-portrait as a fountain," 1966. [details]

New York, NY: Leo Castelli,
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The Something Else Newsletter
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 28 x 21.3 cm.
  • [6] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

The Something Else Newsletter

Vol. 1, No. 8 (April 1968)

Dick Higgins

April 1968 issue of The Something Else Newsletter, featuring an essay "Structural Researches," by Dick Higgins. [details]

$75.00
Condition:  Good. Folded in three as issued. Mailed copy with mailing marks and mailing wear. Moderate age related yellowing of rear cover and 1 cm. tear to bottom edge of verso. 2.2 cm and 2 cm. narrow folds of upper edge of paper with 2 mm. tear.
[Object # 24518]
Envelope from John Chamberlain with Max's Kansas City Receipt
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white & color
  • 9.5 x 20.7 cm (envelope) ; 8.6 x 13.2 cm (receipt)
  • [1] pp. (envelope); [1] pp. (receipt)
  • edition size unknown
  • signed and unnumbered

Envelope from John Chamberlain with Max's Kansas City Receipt

John Chamberlain, Jerry Ordover

Hand addressed envelope from John Chamberlain in London to Jerry Ordover in New York containing receipt from Max's Kansas City signed by Ordover. [details]

$250.00
Condition:  Very Good. Hand addressed mailed envelope with "CHAMBERLAIN" and return address scrawled across back with mailing marks and wear, which has been roughly torn open. Cardholder's receipt from Max's Kansas City in Fine condition.
[Object # 24490]
Yippie Announcement! Yippie!
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white
  • 27.8 x 21.5 cm.
  • [3] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Yippie Announcement! Yippie!

Arlo Guthrie, Phil Ochs, The Fugs, Pete Seeger, Bread and Puppet Theater, Paul Krassner, Ed Sanders, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Milton Glaser

Three page press release for the "Festival of Life," a protest and free festival offering a "living, cultural, spiritual alternative" to the life style of "the National Death (Democratic) Convention in Chicago" organized by the Youth International Party (YIP) or "Yippies" held August 25 - August 30, [1968] in Chicago, IL, coinciding with the Democratic National Convention. ... [details]

$200.00
Condition:  Very Good. Two looseleaf yellow pages staple bound in upper left corner, folded in three with very light bumping of corners. "Youth International Party" has been highlighted in faint yellow, otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 24470]
Press Release for
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 27.7 x 21.5 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Press Release for "A Depth Charge into the Avant-Garde"

Jill Johnston, Allan Kaprow, Barbara Lloyd, Les Levine, Meredith Monk, Gordon Mumma

Press Release for a performance "A Depth Charge into the Avant-Garde" held October 6, 1968. "Featured will be Jill Johnston, Village Voice dance critic ; Allan Kaprow, creator of happenings ; Barbara Lloyd, Merce Cunningham dancer ; Les Levine, artist ; Meredith Monk, new dance exponent ; and Gordon Mumma, electronic composer. ... [details]

$45.00
Condition:  Good. Moderate handling wear. Folded in four with light overall soiling. The date and names of performers have been underlined in red marker and there is 3.5 cm. of writing in red pen in the upper right corner and some additional notes in pencil. Stamped three times in black ink on verso at bottom edge with the word "special."
[Object # 24472]
CLEA RSKY [ aka CLEARSKY ; CLEAR SKY ]
  • artists' book
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • 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. 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]

$8,500.00
Condition:  Good / Very Good. Covers lightly age toned and very faint small soiling marks. Light handling marks to covers. Contents clean and unmarked. Signed on verso cover.
[Object # 24456]
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