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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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  • recent objects
CLEA RSKY [ aka CLEARSKY ; CLEAR SKY ]
  • artists' book
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white & 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 featuring full bleed photographs of clear skies in Los Angeles taken on different days. 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]

$5,500.00
Condition:  Good. 1.1 x 11.8 cm area of staining and 20.4 cm. area of speckling to recto and gentle bend to upper right corner of book. Light handling wear and light rubbing of pages. Signed on verso in black ink by Nauman.
[Object # 25480]
Roy Lichtenstein,
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • loose leaves
  • black-and-white & color
  • 10.4 x 15 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Roy Lichtenstein, "Cosmology" (1978)

[Postcard]

Roy Lichtenstein

Single sided postcard featuring an image of the painting "Cosmology" (1978), by Roy Lichtenstein. [details]

$45.00
Condition:  Very Good / Fine. Light dust soiling to verso edges, otherwise Fine.
[Object # 26263]
Leo Castelli : Ten Years
  • monograph
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white
  • 24 x 18 cm.
  • [unpaginated]
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Leo Castelli : Ten Years

Leo Castelli, David Whitney, William C. Agee, Lawrence Alloway, John Cage, Otto Hahn, Thomas B. Hess, Ellen H. Johnson, Max Kozloff, Philip Leider, Annette Michelson, Pierre Restnay, Barbara Rose, Robert Rosenblum, William S. Rubin, William Seitz, Alan Solomon, Leo Steinberg, Calvin Tomkins, Yoshiaki Tono, Richard Artschwager, Lee Bontecou, John Chamberlain, Nassos Daphnis, Edward Higgins, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Morris, Larry Poons, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Salvatore Scarpitta, Frank Stella, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol

Monograph honoring the first ten years of the Leo Castelli Gallery and an exhibition celebrating the anniversary. Edited by David Whitney. Statements by William C. Agee, Lawrence Alloway, John Cage, Otto Hahn, Thomas B. ... [details]

New York, NY: Leo Castelli,
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$75.00
Condition:  Very Good / Fine. Lacks red wraparound title band. Nearly pristine covers, contents clean and unmarked.
[Object # 25660]
Mario Merz
  • poster
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white & color
  • 60.9 x 42.6 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Mario Merz

Folded poster / announcement published in conjunction with show held concurrently at Sperone Westwater and Leo Castelli, November 16 - December 21, [1985]. [details]

New York / New York, NY / NY: Sperone Westwater / Leo Castelli,
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$75.00
Condition:  Good. Folded in six as issued ; light wear along folded edges ; and 2.5 cm. of bumping to corners. Light overall rubbing of verso, otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 25472]
Leo Castelli 4 East 77 / Leo Castelli 420 W. B'Way / Castelli Graphics 4 East 77
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • monochrome
  • 27.8 x 21.6 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Leo Castelli 4 East 77 / Leo Castelli 420 W. B'Way / Castelli Graphics 4 East 77

Joseph Kosuth, Dan Flavin, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, Keith Sonnier, Robert Rauschenberg

Single sided folded flyer / announcement published in conjunction with a series of shows held across Leo Castelli's New York locations. Shows included: Joseph Kosuth, "The Eighth Investigation (Proposition Three," held at Leo Castelli, 4 East 77th Street, New York, October 2, [1971] ; Dan Flavin, "Two New Near Square Cornered Installations with their Diagrams,"Leo Castelli, 4 East 77th Street, New York, October 23, [1971] ; "Morris / Nauman / Serra / Sonnier : Works on Film," held at Leo Castelli, 420 West Broadway, New York, through October 9, [1971] ; "Robert Rauschenberg : Cardboards," held at Leo Castelli, 420 West Broadway, New York, October 16, [1971]; and "Robert Rauschenberg : Cardbirds," held at Castelli Graphics, 4 East 77th Street, New York, October 16, [1971]. [details]

New York, NY: Leo Castelli,
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$75.00
Condition:  Very Good. Folded in three as issued. 3 cm. of soiling to recto and bumping of corners, otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 25461]
My Thirty Years with Roy : A Celebration and an Exhibition of His
  • ephemera
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white & color
  • 20.2 x 28.2 cm.
  • [4] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

My Thirty Years with Roy : A Celebration and an Exhibition of His "Interiors"

Roy Lichtenstein, Leo Castelli

Oversize dingle fold card / announcement published in conjunction with show held February 1 – 29, 1992. [details]

New York, NY: Leo Castelli,
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$125.00
Condition:  Very Good. Light rubbing of cover and fold edge. Contents clean and unmarked.
[Object # 25404]
Homeport (Need to Know)
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white & color
  • 12.9 x 18.1 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Homeport (Need to Know)

Lawrence Weiner

Single side card / announcement published in conjunction with show held February 15 - March 15, 1997. [details]

New York, NY: Leo Castelli,
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$125.00
Condition:  Fine. Clean and unmarked as issued.
[Object # 25326]
Joseph Cornell
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • monochrome
  • 12.7 x 17.8 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell

Single sided card / invitation / announcement published in conjunction with opening held at Leo Castelli Gallery, February 28, 1976. Presented in collaboration with Leo Castelli, Richard L. Feigen, and James Corcoran. [details]

$75.00
Condition:  Very Good. Light rubbing of recto and verso and 1.5 cm. ghost of removed pencil note to recto. Otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 25298]
Ed Ruscha
  • exhibition catalogue
  • paper over boards issued without dust-jacket
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 27.4 x 27.3 cm.
  • [unpaginated]
  • edition size 2000
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 0944680003

Ed Ruscha

Edward Ruscha

Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held at Robert Miller Gallery, New York, in November, 1987. Book design by Edward Ruscha and John Chiem with artwork documentation by Paul Ruscha. [details]

$40.00
Condition:  Very Good / Fine. Light rubbing of covers, otherwise Fine.
[Object # 25077]
Brooke Alexander in Cooperation with Leo Castelli Announces the Publication of Six Multiples by Richard Artschwager + Black BLP
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 2 vol. : 23.4 x 10.2 cm. (card) ; 22.2 x 9 cm (BLP)
  • 2 vol. : [4] pp. (card) ; [1] pp. (BLP)
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Brooke Alexander in Cooperation with Leo Castelli Announces the Publication of Six Multiples by Richard Artschwager + Black BLP

[Announcement and Multiple]

Richard Artschwager

Single fold announcement card announcing the publication of five multiples and a sculpture-container designed by Richard Artschwager and executed under his supervision. Also includes one black vinyl self-adhesive 'BLP' multiple. [details]

New York / New York, NY / NY: Brooke Alexander / Leo Castelli,
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$250.00
Condition:  Good. 8.5 cm. gentle bend to black BLP multiple and some marks from finger grease, otherwise Fine. Moderate all over rubbing to announcement covers, bumping to edge at fold, and 8 mm. soiling to corner of recto and inside of recto.
[Object # 25187]
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