• current project

Picture Post Card Posted from Post Box Pictured

Specific Object and Jonathan Monk are pleased to announce the publication of the twentieth "Picture Post Card Posted from Post Box Pictured,” the latest addition to his ongoing series. For this iteration of his mail art project Monk has chosen an image of the postbox around the corner his mother’s house in the village where the artist grew up, just outside of Leicester, England.

image from Picture Post Card Posted from Post Box Pictured
  • recent objects
LAWRENCE WEINER: WERKEN VANAF HET BEGIN VAN DE JAREN ZESTIG TOT AAN HET EINDE VAN DE JAREN TACHTIG / WORKS FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE SIXTIES TOWARDS THE END OF THE EIGHTIES. [WAT OP DE TAFEL STAAT OP DE TAFEL / WHAT IS SET UPON THE TABLE SITS UPON THE TABLE.]
  • exhibition catalogue
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 28 x 24 cm.
  • 71 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

LAWRENCE WEINER: WERKEN VANAF HET BEGIN VAN DE JAREN ZESTIG TOT AAN HET EINDE VAN DE JAREN TACHTIG / WORKS FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE SIXTIES TOWARDS THE END OF THE EIGHTIES. [WAT OP DE TAFEL STAAT OP DE TAFEL / WHAT IS SET UPON THE TABLE SITS UPON THE TABLE.]

Lawrence Weiner, Wim Beeren, Anne Rorimer, Rudi Fuchs, Edward Leffingwell, Marja Bloem

Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held November 19, 1988 - January 1, 1989. Texts by Wim Beeren, Anne Rorimer, Rudi Fuchs, Edward Leffingwell, and Marja Bloem. Includes checklist, exhibition history, bibliography. ... [details]

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Stedeiljk Museum,
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$75.00
Condition:  Fair / Good. Cover faded at spine, mild wear to covers and bumps to top and bottom of of right facing corners of book from recto. Contents clean and unmarked.
[Object # 7048]
Dreaming The Gokstadt : Northern Lands and Islands
  • exhibition catalogue
  • cloth boards issued without dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • tipped in image[s]
  • black-and-white
  • 2 vol. : 24.8 x 31.6 cm. (book) ; 25.7 x 32.4 cm (slipcase)
  • [unpaginated]
  • edition size unique
  • unsigned and numbered

Dreaming The Gokstadt : Northern Lands and Islands

[Unique maquette for artist's book of same title]

Thomas Joshua Cooper

The original maquette for the artist's book / exhibition catalogue "Dreaming The Gokstadt : Northern Lands and Islands" by Thomas Joshua Cooper ultimately published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition that began at Graeme Murray, Edinburg, in 1985. ... [details]

Edinburgh, United Kingdom: Graeme Murray,
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$10,000.00
Condition:  Very Good. Light lifting of tipped in cover photograph. Contents are clean and unmarked. Light rubbing of protective envelope and light scuffing of edges of slipcase. A handmade book with associated imperfections.
[Object # 25201]
Visual Prose
  • artists' book
  • wrappers with dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • glue bound
  • die-cut
  • black-and-white
  • 20.8 x 27.6 cm.
  • [56] pp.
  • edition size 300
  • signed and numbered
  • ISBN 3926166037

Visual Prose

Helmut Löhr

An irregularly shaped limited edition artist's book by Helmut Löhr featuring black-and-white text collages. [details]

$125.00
Condition:  Very Good. Very light rubbing of covers and along bottom side edge of recto. Light rubbing from black covers on white endpapers, contents otherwise clean and unmarked. Signed and numbered 169/300 in pencil.
[Object # 36864]
Take Note
  • artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 19.5 x 13.5 cm.
  • [36] pp.
  • edition size [1000]
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 2905075279

Take Note

Peter Downsbrough

Artist's book by Peter Downsbrough published in conjunction with exhibition "Sous le Soleil," held at Villa Arson, Nice, Summer 1988. [details]

$75.00
Condition:  Very Good. Light rubbing of covers and cover edges. 2 cm. rubbing of verso from erased price, and rubbing from erased price on title page. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 36791]
The Telephone Book (with Pearls)
  • artists' book
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 21 x 14.7 cm.
  • [68] pp.
  • edition size 1000
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9072191072

The Telephone Book (with Pearls)

[First Edition]

John Baldessari, Kaatje Cusse

Artist's book by John Baldessari. With appropriated images of people talking on telephones, Baldessari works the tension between the handset cords and people talking on phones [obscured by his charismatic cropping and circles]. ... [details]

$250.00
Condition:  Very Good. Light edge wear and light scratching on recto and verso. Small impression to top left corner.
[Object # 27691]
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, by Laurence Stern
  • artists' book
  • paper over boards issued without dust-jacket
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • slipcase
  • black-and-white & color
  • 3 vol. : 26 x 17 cm. (essay) ; 26.7 x 17.6 cm. (Tristram Shandy) ; 26 x 17.2 cm. (Baldessari) + 27.6 x 19.3 x 11 cm. (slipcase)
  • 3 vol. : 42 pp. (essay) ; 620 pp. (Tristram Shandy) ; [unpaginated] (Baldessari)
  • edition size 400 + 26 hors de commerce
  • signed and unnumbered

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, by Laurence Stern

John Baldessari, Laurence Sterne, Melvyn New

Three volume special edition of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" by Laurence Sterne," with a critical essay by Melvyn New and photo-collages by John Baldessari, published by Arion Press. ... [details]

San Francisco, CA: The Arion Press,
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$3,500.00
Condition:  Very Good / Fine. Light scuffing of spine edge of "Tristram Shandy," light rubbing of verso of Melvyn essay volume, very gentle bumping of edges of slipcase. Contents of all three volumes are clean and unmarked.
[Object # 36691]
Yong Soon Min : Groundswell
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white & color
  • 12.7 x 16.3 cm.
  • [2] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Yong Soon Min : Groundswell

Yong Soon Min

Double sided postcard / announcement published in conjunction with an installation of sculpture by Yong Soon Min in City Hall Park, New York City, May 15 - November, 1988. Sponsored by the Public Art Fund. ... [details]

$75.00
Condition:  Good / Very Good. Unmailed copy with rubbing of edges of recto, light bumping of corners, scratches to recto and rubbing of verso. Otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 36528]
Richard Prince
  • artists' book
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 26.5 x 19.5 cm.
  • [50] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Richard Prince

Richard Prince

First color artist's book by Richard Prince. Contains untitled essay by Prince, detail images of photographic works, jokes and studio shots. Designed by Bethany Johns, edited by Brian Wallis. [details]

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New Observations : Art & Amusement
  • periodical
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white
  • 27.9 x 21.4 cm.
  • 23 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and numbered

New Observations : Art & Amusement

No. 57 (May 1988)

Alan Moore, Philomena Marano, George Melrod, Laura Zelaznick, Tom Finkelpearl, Steve Barry, Richard Eagan, Amy Slaton, Edwin Schlossberg, Don Snyder

Issue number 57 of New Observations: "The Magazine that Lets the Artists Speak for Themselves." Guest edited by Alan Moore. Essays: "Introduction," by Alan Moore; "Technology as Theme Park: A Nutshell History of the World's Fairs," by George Melrod; "Art in America," by Laura Zelaznick; "Amusement Resistance," by Tom Finkelpearl; "Alive on the Inside: Report from Coney Island," by Richard Eagan; "Shots in the Dark," by Amy Slaton; "United States of America," by Edwin Schlossberg; and "Inferno: Coney Island," by Don Snyder. ... [details]

$25.00
Condition:  Very Good. Significant sunning of spine edge on recto and verso and rubbing of covers. Contents clean and unmarked.
[Object # 36392]
New Observations : International Style
  • periodical
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white
  • 27.9 x 21.4 cm.
  • 23 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and numbered

New Observations : International Style

No. 55 (March 1988)

Brian Boigon, Vikky Alexander, Gertrude Stein, Eddy Rifter, Collins & Milazzo, Gordon Lebredt, Donald McKay, David Clarkson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Alexander Pilis

Issue number 55 of New Observations: "The Magazine that Lets the Artists Speak for Themselves." Guest edited by Brian Boigon. Essays: "Victoria Spacing," by Brian Boigon; "R.M. Schindler Prefabrication Vocabulary: The Panel-Post Construction," by Vikky Alexander; "Composition as Explanation," by Gertrude Stein; "Pick Up Your Corners," by Eddy Rifter; "Chinatown International," by Collins & Milazzo; "Beinahe Nichts (Almost Nothing)," by Gordon Lebredt; "Domesticated Transients," by Donald McKay; "On Indivisibility (In the Domain of the Digital Deluxe)," by David Clarkson; and "Thus Spake Zarathrustra (Excerpt)," by Friedrich Nietzche. ... [details]

$20.00
Condition:  Very Good. Sunning and rubbing of covers with gentlecurl to bottom right corner of periodical. Contents clean and unmarked. Includes a two page subscription form inserted.
[Object # 36391]
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