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Dan Graham (1942 - 2022)


Specific Object mourns the passing of our friend Dan Graham.

image from Dan Graham (1942 - 2022)
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Real Life Magazine
  • periodical
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white
  • 27 x 21 cm.
  • 32 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Real Life Magazine

No. 4 (Summer 1980)

Thomas Lawson, Ross Skoggard, Joseph Bishop, Jennifer Bolande, Don MacPherson, Paul Taylor, Jim Bradley, Laurie Simmons, Barbara Kruger, Richard Baim, Richard Prince, Jack Goldstein, Matt Mullican

Issue four of Real Life Magazine, edited by Thomas Lawson. Includes "Long Distance Information" by Lawson on the work of Jack Goldstein; "The Golden Age" by Ross Skoggard; "Desperate Character" by Joseph Bishop; "A Mood on the Rise" by Jennifer Bolande; "Motorway Movie" by Don MacPherson and Paul Taylor; "Radical Genitalia" by Jim Bradley; "Sam and Dottie Dance," two images by Laurie Simmons; "Devils with Red Dresses on" by Barbara Kruger; "Ericka Beckman : Movies for the New American Adult" by Richard Baim; and "Menthol Pictures" by Richard Prince. ... [details]

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War Pictures [WAR / PICT / URES] Uncorrected Proof
  • artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white
  • 21.5 x 14 cm.
  • [12] pp.
  • edition size 100
  • unsigned and unnumbered

War Pictures [WAR / PICT / URES] Uncorrected Proof

Richard Prince

Uncorrected proof edition of the artist's book, "War Pictures," published in conjunction with exhibition held February 23 – March 29, 1980.

"RICHARD PRINCE will show a work in Gallery 205. In June 1979 PRINCE'S work was shown in the window of Three Lives and Company, a bookstore on Seventh Avenue and Ninth Street. ... [details]

New York, NY: Artists Space,
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War Pictures [WAR / PICT / URES] Announcement
  • artists' book
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • monochrome
  • 28 x 21.6 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

War Pictures [WAR / PICT / URES] Announcement

Richard Prince

Single sheet announcement designed by Richard Prince published to promote the issuing the uncorrected proof of his artist's book, "War Pictures," published in conjunction with exhibition held February 23 – March 29, 1980. ... [details]

New York, NY: Artists Space,
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Money For Food Press : Spring Catalog 1980
  • ephemera
  • illustrated wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white
  • 27 x 10.5 cm.
  • [16] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Money For Food Press : Spring Catalog 1980

Money For Food Press, Brian Buczak, Geoffrey Hendricks, Dick Higgins

Money for Food Press' Spring 1980 Catalog. Money for Food Press was founded by Brian Buczak and Geoffrey Hendricks. Introduction by Dick Higgins. Featuring artists' books by Buczak and Hendricks with contributions by Allison Knowles and Dick Higgins. [details]

$250.00
Condition:  Very Good. Yellowing of covers with light edge-wear. 1 cm. dog-ear to last interior page, contents otherwise clean and unmarked. Includes two slipped in faux Chinese "play money" bills.
[Object # 37123]
Vito Acconci, A Retrospective : 1969 to 1980
  • exhibition catalogue
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white
  • 30.5 x 22.8 cm.
  • 48 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Vito Acconci, A Retrospective : 1969 to 1980

Vito Acconci, Judith Russi Kirshner, John Hallmark Neff

Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held March 21 - May 18, 1980. Introduction by John Hallmark Neff. Curated and with a text by Judith Russi Kirshner. includes descriptions of artworks by Acconci with numerous illustrations throughout. ... [details]

$35.00
Condition:  Good. Mild bumping of corners of head and tail resulting in 3 cm. gentle dog-ears. Contents clean and unmarked.
[Object # 5573]
$20.00
Condition:  Fair. Rippling from moisture to covers and pages with yellow staining across bottom and top edges of pages. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. Includes one page photocopy of exhibition checklist.
[Object # 38228]
Untitled [ aka: The White Book / aka : Be Quiet / aka: James Lee Byars Foundation for Art Resources (FAR) ]
  • artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • glue bound
  • other special feature[s]
  • black-and-white
  • 28 x 28 cm. (and loose 2.5. x 2.5 cm. card)
  • [unpaginated]
  • edition size 500
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Untitled [ aka: The White Book / aka : Be Quiet / aka: James Lee Byars Foundation for Art Resources (FAR) ]

James Lee Byars, James Butler, Harald Szeemann, Reiner Speck, Morgan Thomas

Oversized artist's book with images, texts and artist interventions by James Lee Byars. Additionally includes texts by James Butler, Harold Szeemann, Reiner Speck. Morgan Thomas. Some copies include a loose 2. ... [details]

$500.00
Condition:  Fine. Covers and contents clean and unmarked. This copy includes the loose 2.5 x 2.5 cm. ephemeral card and gold glitter. Due to large size and weight of this publication additional shipping charges will be required for international orders.
[Object # 37985]
$150.00
Condition:  Good. Faint staining to covers and mild edge wear too covers. Contents clean and unmarked. This copy lacks the loose 2.5 x 2.5 cm. ephemeral card and gold glitter. Due to large size and weight of this publication additional shipping charges will be required for international orders.
[Object # 37982]
$125.00
Condition:  Fair / Good. Faint staining to recto covers, few mild stains and handling marks to verso cover. Contents clean and unmarked. This copy lacks the loose 2.5 x 2.5 cm. ephemeral card and gold glitter. Due to large size and weight of this publication additional shipping charges will be required for international orders.
[Object # 37983]
$100.00
Condition:  Fair / Good. Staining along vertical edge of recto spine, broken circular stain on recto cover and additional pale time staining to recto / verso covers. Contents clean and unmarked. This copy lacks the loose 2.5 x 2.5 cm. ephemeral card and gold glitter. Due to large size and weight of this publication additional shipping charges will be required for international orders.
[Object # 37981]
$100.00
Condition:  Fair. Pale staining and scattered marks to covers. Vertical fold to recto cover. Few small 2 mm. dark stains to verso cover. This copy lacks the loose 2.5 x 2.5 cm. ephemeral card and gold glitter. Due to large size and weight of this publication additional shipping charges will be required for international orders.
[Object # 37984]
Who Chicago? : An Exhibition of Contemporary Imagists
  • exhibition catalogue
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 20.5 x 21.5 cm.
  • 216 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 0904461653

Who Chicago? : An Exhibition of Contemporary Imagists

[Paperback]

Victor Musgrave, Dennis Adrian, Russell Bowman, Roger Brown, James Falconer, Art Green, Philip Hanson, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Christina Ramberg, Suellen Rocca, Barbara Rossi, H.C. Westermann, Karl Wirsum, Joseph Yoakum, Ray Yoshida, The Hairy Who

Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held at the Camden Arts Centre (with historical introduction at Serpentine Gallery), London, December 10, 1980 - January 25, 1981; the Ceolfrith Gallery, Sunderland Arts Centre, Sunderland, February 16 - March 14, 1981; the Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, March 21 - April 30, 1981; the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, May - June 1981; and the Ulster Museum, Belfast, July - August, 1981. ... [details]

$50.00
Condition:  Used
$849.00
Condition:  Collectible
Issue : Social Strategies by Women Artists
  • exhibition catalogue
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • glue bound
  • black-and-white
  • 29.5 x 21 cm.
  • [unpaginated]
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 090526309X

Issue : Social Strategies by Women Artists

Lucy R. Lippard, Margaret Harrison, Suzanne Lacy, Leslie Labowitz, Nicole Croiset, Nil Yalter, Sue Richardson, Monica Ross, Kate Walker, Margaret Harrison, Candace Hill-Montgomery, Jenny Holzer, Alexis Hunter, Maria Karras, Mary Kelly, Margia Kramer, Loraine Leeson, Beverly Naidus, Adrian Piper, Martha Rosler, Miriam Sharon, Bonnie Sherk (the Farm), Nancy Spero, May Stevens, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Marie Yates

Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held November 14 - December 21, 1980. Text by Lucy Lippard and Margaret Harrison. Publication incorporates artists' projects by Suzanne Lacy, Leslie Labowitz, Nicole Croiset, Nil Yalter, Sue Richardson, Monica Ross, Kate Walker, Margaret Harrison, Candace Hill-Montgomery, Jenny Holzer, Alexis Hunter, Maria Karras, Mary Kelly, Margia Kramer, Loraine Leeson, Beverly Naidus, Adrian Piper, Martha Rosler, Miriam Sharon, Bonnie Sherk (the Farm), Nancy Spero, May Stevens, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, and Marie Yates. ... [details]

London, United Kingdom: Institute of Contemporary Arts,
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$350.00
Condition:  Good. Covers worn and mild edge wear. Pages are mildly wavy. Some ink underlining to introductory pages of publication and ink notations on last free inside page.
[Object # 37927]
There But For, and Other Video of Lawrence Weiner / 2 Films of Lawrence Weiner
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • monochrome
  • 10 x 21 cm.
  • [2] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

There But For, and Other Video of Lawrence Weiner / 2 Films of Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner

Double sided postcard / announcement published in conjunction with screenings of films by Lawrence Weiner shown in California at various venues in March, 1980. "There But For" presented by N/A Vision and screened at multiple Los Angeles venues, March 5, 12, 19, 1980; "2 Films of Lawrence Weiner : 'Altered to Suit' and 'Done To'" screened in conjunction with Encounter Cinema at UCLA on March 2, 1980. [details]

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Hanne Darboven : MILIEU  80 --- : heute
  • exhibition catalogue
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • accordion
  • black-and-white & color
  • 29 x 21 cm.
  • [8] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Hanne Darboven : MILIEU 80 --- : heute

Hanne Darboven

Exhibition catalogue / artists' project published in conjunction with show held January 5 - 26, 1980. Includes "Mausoleum" a poem by Hans Magnus Enzenberger in German and an additional card inserted, text in German, with poetic texts and imagery. [details]

New York, NY: Leo Castelli,
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