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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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Correspondence Between Ronny Cohen, Joan Crawford, Morton L. Janklow, Ryosuke Cohen and Ray Johnson
  • ephemera
  • photocopy / xeroxed
  • black-and-white
  • 10.5 x 24 cm. (envelopes) ; 27.8 x 21.5 cm. (letters) ; 12.6 x 8.9 cm. (note)
  • [2] pp. + Envelope ; [1] pp.+ Envelope
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Correspondence Between Ronny Cohen, Joan Crawford, Morton L. Janklow, Ryosuke Cohen and Ray Johnson

Ray Johnson, Ronny Cohen, Joan Crawford, Morton L. Janklow, Ryosuke Cohen

Correspondence Between Ronny Cohen, Joan Crawford, Morton L. Janklow, Ryosuke Cohen and Ray Johnson. Includes a note from Morton L. Janklow dated July 30, 1981 that reads "Dear Mr. Cohen: Ray Johnson asked me to forward this to you" paper clipped to a photocopy of a letter from Joan Crawford to Ray Johnson dated August 26, 1971 housed in an envelope from the law offices of Janklow, Traum & Klebanoff addressed to Ronny Cohen and postmarked 1981. ... [details]

New York / Locust Valley, NY / NY: [self-published],
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$250.00
Condition:  Very Good / Fine. Mailed letters with mailing marks and wear on envelopes.
[Object # 26042]
Obsolete Rubber Stamps. Reedition Vol. One or 7.
  • artists' book
  • pictorial wrappers
  • rubber stamp
  • staple bound
  • color
  • 19.8 x 14 cm.
  • [7] pp.
  • edition size 39
  • signed and numbered

Obsolete Rubber Stamps. Reedition Vol. One or 7.

Vol. 7 (1)

Pawel Petasz

Artists's book composed of rubber stamps made by Pawel Petasz on recto of seven sheet plus uniquely printed covers. This volume utilizing "genuine stamps" first used in "Obsolete Rubber Stamps" volume one, which was published in 1978. [details]

Elblag, Poland: Arriere Garde,
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$450.00
Condition:  Fine. This copy number 24 from the edition of 39.
[Object # 23746]
FILE Megazine : Special $UCE$$ Issue
  • periodical
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • duotone
  • 35.5 x 27.2 cm.
  • 64 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

FILE Megazine : Special $UCE$$ Issue

Vol. 5, No. 1 (March 1981)

General Idea, AA Bronson, Felix Partz, Jorge Zontal, Andy Warhol, William Burroughs, Tom Dean, Andrew Paterson, Robert Fripp, Barry Andrews, Sara Lee, Barry Too Bad, Gar Smith, Louwrien Wijers, Peter Schuyff

Periodical edited by General Idea (AA Bronson, Felix Partz, Jorge Zontal). Contents include: a Flexidisk insert "HEPTAPARAPARSHINOKH," by the League of Gentlemen (Robert Fripp, Barry Andrews, Sara Lee, and Barry Too Bad); "Mobile Units," by Robert Fripp; "Capital Gains," by Gar Smith; "Andy Warhol Talks to Louwrien Wijers;" "The Boutique from the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavilion," by General Idea; "Pop!," by Andrew Paterson; "Her Majesty," by Tom Dean; "Relished Metaphors for Pickled Brains," by General Idea; "He's Gonna Be O. ... [details]

Toronto, Canada: Art Official, Inc.,
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$150.00
Condition:  Very Good. Edge wear including rubbing of cover edges, dinging of recto and verso, and bumping of corners. Includes attached flexi-disc. Light yellowing of pages from age, otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 4477]
Two Liberace Postcards
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white & color
  • 2 vol. : 8.8 x 13.8 cm. (Leibowitz card) ; 8.8 x 13.9 cm. (Plunkett card)
  • 2 vol. : [2] pp. (Leibowitz card) ; [2] pp. (Plunkett card)
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Two Liberace Postcards

Liberace, Annie Leibovitz, Bob Plunkett

Two double sided postcards featuring images of Liberace. The first postcard is a photography of Liberace's jeweled hands by Annie Leibovitz. The second photograph is an image by Bob Plunkett of a photograph of Liberace with the Rockettes taken by John Seakwood. [details]

Rancho Cordova / Las Vegas, CA / NV: Coral-Lee / The Liberace Museum,
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$40.00
Condition:  Fine. As issued.
[Object # 25875]
Edward Kienholz : Tableaux 1961 - 1979
  • exhibition catalogue
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 24 x 19.8 cm.
  • 35 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Edward Kienholz : Tableaux 1961 - 1979

Edward Kienholz, David Scott

Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held January 12 - February 21, 1981. Text by David Scott. Includes selected bibliography, a bibliographical note, selected exhibition history, and a checklist of the exhibition. [details]

$25.00
Condition:  Very Good. Fading and rubbing on edges and spine and light additional rubbing of covers. 2.5 cm. gentle bend to lower right corner. Discrete small rubber stamp logo inside rear cover, otherwise contents clean and unmarked.
[Object # 25793]
Two Structures : Altered to Suit / There But For
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • monochrome
  • 21.5 x 22 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Two Structures : Altered to Suit / There But For

Lawrence Weiner

Flyer / announcement published in conjunction with the screening of two films by Lawrence Weiner, held February 6, 1981. [details]

$250.00
Condition:  Very Good. Light handling wear including 4.5 cm. dinging to recto. 3 mm. of light soiling to recto and 2.2 and 1.7 cm. of soiling from inky fingerprints to verso. Otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 25511]
Ken Friedman : Fluxus Events
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 28 x 21.5 cm. (unfolded) ; 14 x 21.5 cm. (folded)
  • [2] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Ken Friedman : Fluxus Events

Ken Friedman, Joseph Beuys

Single fold announcement / flyer published in conjunction with show held October 9 - November 2, 1981. Announcement image is from a 1971 postcard by Joseph Beuys. [details]

$125.00
Condition:  Good. Mailed copy with mailing marks and mailing wear including black closure sticker, rubbing of verso and bumping of edges with additional soiling. 2 cm. and 1.3 cm. areas of soiling to recto of flyer when unfolded.
[Object # 6404]
Martha Rosler : 3 Works
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • monochrome
  • 10 x 23.4 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Martha Rosler : 3 Works

Martha Rosler

Single sided card / announcement published in conjunction with the 1981 publication of "Martha Rosler : 3 Works," the first in The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design's Pamphlet series. [details]

$45.00
Condition:  Fine. Clean and unmarked.
[Object # 25466]
Order Form for The Press / Nova Scotia College of Art
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 10.1 x 23.4 cm.
  • [2] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Order Form for The Press / Nova Scotia College of Art

Daniel Buren, Martha Rosler, Carl Andre, Hollis Frampton, Dan Graham, Paul-Emile Borduas, Gerhard Richter, Michael Snow, Donald Judd, Hans Haacke, Simone Forti, Steve Reich, Yvonne Rainer, Bernhard Leitner

Double sided postcard / order form for publications available from The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1981. Artists with books available through The Press included Daniel Buren, Martha Rosler, Carl Andre, Hollis Frampton, Dan Graham, Paul-Emile Borduas, Gerhard Richter, Michael Snow, Donald Judd, Hans Haacke, Simone Forti, Steve Reich, Yvonne Rainer, and Bernhard Leitner. [details]

$20.00
Condition:  Very Good. Light bumping at corners, otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 25464]
Publication Announcement Card for
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • monochrome
  • 10.1 x 23.4 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Publication Announcement Card for "Daniel Buren : Les Couleurs (Sculptures) / Les Formes : (Peintures) 1975 - 1977"

Daniel Buren

Single sided card / announcement published in conjunction with the 1981 publication of the book "Daniel Buren : Les Couleurs (Sculptures) / Les Formes : (Peintures) 1975 - 1977." An artist's book by Daniel Buren with text by the artist, Benjamin H. ... [details]

$45.00
Condition:  Very Good. Light bumping to corners, otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 25465]
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