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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.

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The Four Factories
  • ephemera
  • photocopy / xeroxed
  • loose leaves
  • black-and-white
  • 27.9 x 21.5 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

The Four Factories

Andy Warhol

Vintage photocopied indexing of Andy Warhol's four factories (three listed) with their addresses, dates active, managers, hanger-ons, and social circles along with edits and additions as well as marginalia. [details]

New York, NY: n.p.,
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Four Signed Poems by William Packard :
  • fiction / literature
  • offset-printed
  • loose leaves
  • black-and-white
  • 14 x 11.4 cm. (each)
  • 4 vol. : [1] pp. (each)
  • edition size unknown
  • signed and unnumbered

Four Signed Poems by William Packard : "I At the Height of Time," "Hamlet," "Daedalus" and "What a Poem Will Do"

William Packard

Four poems, individually signed, by William Packard, poet, playwright, teacher, novelist, who was the founder and editor of the New York Quarterly, a national poetry magazine. Poems include "I At the Height of Time," "Hamlet," "Daedalus" and "What a Poem Will Do," all printed on heavy weight paper. [details]

[New York], [NY]: [self-published],
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$200.00
Condition:  Very Good. Each poem signed in turquoise ink by William Packard. "I At the Height of Time," has 1.3 cm. of rust soiling to recto and bumping of bottom right corner with yellowing of verso; bumping of upper right corner of "Daedalus;" "What a Poem Will Do," in Fine condition; Light overall soiling of recto and light corner wear.
[Object # 36599]
Theatre in Context
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 27.9 x 21.6 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Theatre in Context

Up Against the Wall Motherfucker, Ben Morea

Flyer published by Up Against the Wall Motherfucker calling for the radicalization of theatre, distributed in the 1960s. "Theatre is just another discipline with which to communicate. If it has no relation to a community then it loses validity. ... [details]

$125.00
Condition:  Good. Folded in two. Stamped with the recipients name and address with "Must Return" written above it in red ink (see image). 5 mm. tear to bottom of page edge, 6 mm. and 4 mm. tear to right side edge. 2.8 cm. dog ear with additional folding to upper right corner and 1 .6 cm. dog-ear to bottom left corner of page. Additional creasing.
[Object # 36581]
$125.00
Condition:  Good. Folded in six. 9 mm. and 1.4 cm. tears to right side edge. 2 mm. loss to bottom right corner. Light yellowing of edges, additional handling wear and a 3.2 cm. dog-ear and a 6 cm. crease to upper right corner. Otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 36582]
On Gordon Matta-Clark
  • critical theory
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 29.8 x 21 cm.
  • 8 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and numbered

On Gordon Matta-Clark

Dan Graham, Gordon Matta-Clark

Tape bound transcript of a possibly unpublished article on Gordon Matta-Clark by Dan Graham written in circa 1983. Similar but not the same as two articles on Matta-Clark written by Graham in the early 80s in "Art Press" (1983) and in "Flyktpunkter" (1984). [details]

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Set of Nine Picasso and One Miro Postcards from The Museum of Modern Art
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 10 vol. : 13.9 x 8.9 cm.(each)
  • 10 vol. : [2] pp.(each)
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Set of Nine Picasso and One Miro Postcards from The Museum of Modern Art

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro

Set of ten black-and-white postcards [one Miro and nine Picasso] produced by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, circa 1943-1950s. Includes Picasso's "Study for 'Guernica': Horse's Head," 1937; "The End of a Monster," 1937; "Three Dancers Resting," 1925; "Seated Woman," 1938; "Four Ballet Dancers," 1925; "Study (Detail)," 1923; "Woman in an Armchair," 1938; "The Pipes of Pan," 1923; "Two Figures on the Beach," 1933; and Miro's "Statue," 1926. [details]

$300.00
Condition:  Very Good. Postcards are unmailed, clean and unmarked with very light wear to corners. Three of the Picasso postcards have additional light edge wear, including one with a slightly split corner.
[Object # 36534]
Barocco Matchbook
  • multiple
  • illustrated wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white & color
  • 4.9 x 3.8 cm.
  • [unpaginated]
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Barocco Matchbook

Martin Kippenberger

Martin Kippenberger multiple produced circa 1989 - 1991 in the form of a matchbook published by Edition Julie Sylvester for Barocco, an artworld centric restaurant located in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. ... [details]

$450.00
Condition:  Fine. Unused, complete as issued.
[Object # 36380]
Group of Four Pieces of Harry Partsch Ephemera
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white & color
  • 4 vol. : 22.8 x 18.9 cm. (catalogue) ; 21.5 x 17.8 cm. (program) ; 21.4 x 13.9 cm. (program and note) ; 23 x 10.3 cm. (folded BMI Pamphlet) ; 23 x 40.8 cm. (unfolded BMI pamphlet)
  • 4 vol. : 19 pp. (catalogue) ; [1] pp. (program) ; [2] pp. (program and note) ; [8] pp. (BMI Pamphlet)
  • edition size unknown
  • signed and unnumbered

Group of Four Pieces of Harry Partsch Ephemera

Harry Partch

Group of four pieces of Harry Partsch ephemera. Includes: a black-and-white catalogue published by BMI with a chronological list of compositions, discography, a list of grants, commissions, and awards, as well as excerpts from writings on Partch; a single-sided program for "The Music and Instruments of Harry Partch" held at the [International Music Congress], New York, September 8 and 10, 1968; a two-sided program / announcement published by Gate 5 Records in conjunction with a recoding of "The Bewitched" by Harry Partch with a typewritten note on verso floridly signed by Partsch; and a folded BMI Pamphlet about Harry Partch. [details]

$150.00
Condition:  Good. Catalogue: Light edge-wear and gentle fold line along vertical axis. Program: 4.3 cm. of pencil markings, 6 cm. area with light markings and gentle fold along vertical axis. Program and note: light edge-wear, folded in four with a mark from removed paperclip. BMI Pamphlet: light edge-wear, mark from removed paperclip and light edge-wear.
[Object # 36264]
John Waters
  • ephemera
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 18.4 x 26 cm.
  • [4] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • signed and unnumbered

John Waters "Ho Ho Ho" Holiday / Christmas Card

John Waters

Annual artist's holiday / Christmas card by John Waters featuring a black-and-white film still of a man in a barber's chair with his face being applied with shaving cream, evoking Santa Claus. Interior of card reads "Ho Ho Ho!" and is signed in black ink by Waters. [details]

Baltimore, MD: [self-published],
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$250.00
Condition:  Very Good. Light yellowing of recto and verso, gentle curl to the lower right corner, and two creases horizontally bisecting the recto. Singed in full, "John Waters," inside card.
[Object # 36016]
John Waters
  • ephemera
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 13.9 x 19 cm.
  • [4] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • signed and unnumbered

John Waters "Season's Greetings" Holiday / Christmas Card

John Waters

Annual artist's Holiday card by John Waters featuring a two mugshots of Waters wearing a Santa hat. Card reads "Seasons Greetings" and is signed in black ink by Waters. [details]

Baltimore, MD: [self-published],
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$300.00
Condition:  Very Good / Fine. 1 mm. yellow mark on recto and light rubbing of corners, otherwise Fine. Signed in full, "John Waters," inside card.
[Object # 36015]
Manuscript for Pinko Joe : A New Kind of Graphic Novel
  • artists' book
  • illustrated wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • glue bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 27.8 x 21.5 cm.
  • [unpaginated]
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Manuscript for Pinko Joe : A New Kind of Graphic Novel

Christopher Sperandio

Self published manuscript for the graphic novel "Pinko Joe" by Christopher Sperandio featuring supplemental materials including historical notes, methodology, and sources. [details]

$75.00
Condition:  Very Good. Light handling wear and rubbing of corners. Contents are clean and unmarked.
[Object # 33846]
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