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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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Untitled (self-portrait) [Invitation to Robert Mapplethorpe's Exhibition at Light Gallery Opening, January 6, 1973]
  • ephemera
  • photographic process
  • loose leaves
  • loose card[s]
  • black-and-white
  • 10.5 x 13 cm.
  • [2] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Untitled (self-portrait) [Invitation to Robert Mapplethorpe's Exhibition at Light Gallery Opening, January 6, 1973]

Robert Mapplethorpe

Two-sided exhibition announcement published in conjunction with Robert Mapplethorpe's first solo show which opened in the Backroom at Light Gallery, New York, January 6, 1973. Gelatin silver print from Polaroid negative with "ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE" blind embossed along bottle right edge. ... [details]

New York, NY: Light,
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Secret Exhibition : Six California Artists of the Cold War Era
  • critical theory
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 25.5 x 19 cm.
  • 145 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9780872862548

Secret Exhibition : Six California Artists of the Cold War Era

Rebecca Solnit, Wallace Berman, Jess, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Wally Hedrick, George Herms

Critical examination of post war California artists by Rebecca Solnit. Includes notes, bibliography, and index. "Secret Exhibition chronicles a vital California art movement, focusing on six artists - Wallace Berman, Jess, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Wally Hedrick, George Herms - who broke new ground with provocative work, especially in assemblage and mixed-media projects. ... [details]

San Francisco, CA: City Light Books,
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$35.00
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Stranger Than Fiction
  • artists' book
  • cloth boards with dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white
  • 23.5 x 28.5 cm.
  • [unpaginated]
  • edition size 500
  • signed and numbered
  • ISBN 0935445021

Stranger Than Fiction

Jim Stone

Artists' book that pairs Jim Stone's black & white portraits of American lower-middle class life with press clippings of absurd-seeming news items. Includes several fold-out pages. [details]

Syracuse, NY: Light Work,
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Galactikrap
  • artists' book
  • illustrated wrappers
  • photocopy / xeroxed
  • staple bound
  • other special feature[s]
  • black-and-white & color
  • 22 x 14 cm.
  • [unpaginated]
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Galactikrap

Issue 2

Brian Chippendale

Comic book with a brilliant silkscreen double cover. Interior pages are black-and-white. Includes a summary of the first issue. [details]

Providence, RI: Lightning Bolt,
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  • artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 29.6 x 21.1 cm.
  • [unpaginated]
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Stamp Art

G.J. de Rook, Michael Rene d'Arnal, Marlies Sartory, Ulises Carrion

Catalogue published in conjunction with an exhibition at Other Books and So, Amsterdam, April 27 - May 15, 1976. Original rubber-stamped front cover by Ulises Carrion and back cover by de Rook. Mimeographed book with several pages actually rubber stamped by various artists and one bound-in, numbered airmail letter sheet densely rubber stamped by Michael Rene d'Arnal and Marlies Sartory. ... [details]

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Daylight Press,
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Aerial : A Collection of Poetry
  • fiction / literature
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white
  • 28 x 21 cm.
  • 59 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 0960750207

Aerial : A Collection of Poetry

Edwin Denby, Yvonne Jacquette, Joe Brainard, Bernadette Mayer, Eileen Myles, Frank O'Hara, Trevor Winkfield, Ron Padgett, Rudy Burckhardt, John Yau, Carter Ratcliff, Ted Greenwald, Edwin Denby, John Ashbery, Michael Brownstein, Bill Berkson, Anne Waldman, Vicki Hudspith, Reed Bye, Clark Coolidge, Maureen Owen, Kenward Elmslie, Vincent Katz, Peter Schjeldahl, Ann Lauterbach, Amelia Earhart

An anthology of poems edited by Edwin Denby. With contributions by Joe Brainard, Bernadette Mayer, Eileen Myles, Frank O'Hara, Trevor Winkfield, Ron Padgett, Rudy Burckhardt, John Yau, Carter Ratcliff, Ted Greenwald, Edwin Denby, John Ashbery, Michael Brownstein, Bill Berkson, Anne Waldman, Vicki Hudspith, Reed Bye, Clark Coolidge, Maureen Owen, Kenward Elmslie, Vincent Katz, Peter Schjeldahl, Ann Lauterbach, and Amelia Earhart. ... [details]

New York, NY: Eyelight Press,
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Contact Sheet
  • periodical
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white
  • 20.4 21.5 cm.
  • [unpaginated]
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Contact Sheet

No. 84

Sylvia de Swaan, Adrian Giurgea

Monograph from the Contact Series dedicated to photographer Sylvia de Swaan. Comprised of a series titled "Return." Text by Sylvia de Swaan and Adrian Giurgea. Illustrated with works from the series. [details]

Syracuse, NY: Light Work,
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  • critical theory
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white
  • 23.5 x 13.5 cm.
  • 299 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 0879101008

Conversing with Cage

John Cage, Richard Kostelanetz

"Witty, worldly, and full of original ideas eloquently expressed, this engaging conversation with America's most influential contemporary composer is culled from hundreds of interviews granted by John Cage over the past two decades. ... [details]

$39.00
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$6.03
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Corpus
  • periodical
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • loose leaves
  • black-and-white & color
  • 44.6 x 28.8 cm.
  • [22] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Corpus

Ed Wode, William Gillbrandt, Steven Fuller, Larry J. Bercowitz, Paula Kay Pierce, Ricardo Castillo, Leo Louis Martello, Bob White Jr., Peter Weissman, Larry Azar, Verinon Gibbs

Issue edited by William G. Brandt. Contents include "10th City," by Dr. Ed Wode; "Muhammad Ali Speaks Out," by William Gillbrandt; "Moondog," by Steven Fuller; "Daniel Nagrin: Can One Man Stop A War?," by Larry Bercowitz; "An Interview with John Vaccaro," by Paula Kay Pierce; "Impressions on the Playhouse of the Ridiculous' Production of Heaven Grand in Amber Orbit. ... [details]

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Jim Pomeroy : Stereo Views
  • exhibition catalogue
  • boxed edition
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white & color
  • 10 x 13.5 x 9 cm.
  • unpaginated
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Jim Pomeroy : Stereo Views

Jim Pomeroy, Jeffrey Hoone

Exhibition catalogue/ephemera published in conjunction with show held January 10 - February 13, 1988. Traveled to CEPA at Campos Photography Center, Buffalo, New York, May 21 - June 30, 1988. Essay by Jeffrey Hoone and a statement by the artist. ... [details]

Buffalo, NY: Light Work,
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