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Wallpaper 1-7 [Complete]

Wallpaper 1-7 [Complete]

Wallpaper Group [Hiller, Susan and Anthony Howell et al, eds.] 4to, each issue stapled and bound into actual wallpaper, some of it flecked. Each issue was ostensibly limited to around 250 copies, of which 50 were specially numbered and signed by each contributor to that issue, but it is likely that fewer were issued. Issue nos. 1, 3 and no. 4 are from the 50 copies, with the remainder each being the standard, unsigned edition. A complete run of one of the more unusual and innovative artists' magazines of the 1970's, edited by a group of 12 artists. For the first four issues the magazine was produced "by rota", meaning that half the editors produced the magazine while the remainder contributed works. 5/6 is a double issue wherein each editor also invited one or two other artists or poets to participate. Contributions to each issue sometimes took the form of multiples or original works, most spectacularly in no. 2, which is part of Susan Hiller's work Transformation, in which her hand-pianted tissue wall piece Transformer, originally hung at Gallery House in the year previous, was cut into 260 individually numbered sheets and bound in the the issue. This copy bears section 166 from section 5, a strikingly beautiful painted and rubberstamped sheet. "TRANSFORMATION is a distribution and relocation of the material elements used in TRANSFORMER. It consists of 260 A4 tissuepaper segments, five cut from each of the 52 sections of TRANSFORMER. The 260 segments are bound into the 260 copies of the second issue of Wallpaper. TRANSFORMATION should be understood to be located in from 1 to 260 sites simultaneously." - Susan Hiller. With other contributions from Carolee Schneeman, Richard Quarrell, Amikam Toren, David Coxhead, Anthony Howell, John Welch, Anthony McCall, Andrew Eden, Richard Bernas, Susan Hiller, Bill Shepherd, Susan Bonvin, Bill Shepherd, Paul Buck, D. L. Busenberg, Daniel Dahl, Allen Fisher, Harley Gaber, June Green, Carla Liss, Stephen Montague, Annabel Nicolson, Philippa Rogers, John Sharkey, Richard Shone, Fiona Templeton, The Ting, Lynne Tillman, Anthony Barnett, Alan Fuchs, and David Medalla. "A group of artists, myself included, founded Wallpaper Magazine a far, far cry from the magazine currently using that title. There were twelve editors. Six of them could contribute to any one issue, while the other six got the issue together, and the contribution had to be an original work of art. The cover was cut from rolls of actual wallpaper. Editors included Amikam Toren, Susan Hiller, and Anthony McCall. There were feuds and divisions the politically committed and the feminist artists ranged against hedonists like myself and yet we were often at the same parties, or in the same beds, and exhibiting in the same courageous venues all sharing the same shoestrings. For us, the greatest patron of the arts was the dole. It enabled members of performance art companies to live in the attics of country farms and create living artworks that would become famous at festivals all over Europe and America. It enabled people to get on with whatever they were putting together. Frankly, as I recall it, that half-decade was quite a golden age." All issues are very good to fine, with some light fraying to the wallpaper on no. 2, 5/6, and 3. Rare complete.
Die Synagoge des Satan. Ihre Entstehung

Die Synagoge des Satan. Ihre Entstehung, Einrichtung und jetzige Bedeutung. Ein Versuch

Przybyszewski, Stanislaw 8vo, 64 pp, rebound in yellow card covers with handwritten title pastedown to front panel, backed in blue paper and blue cloth tape. First edition, presumed second state, with the Fontane publisher's label pastedown on the title page, over the original Kritik-Verlag imprint. With additions. The rare first edition of Przybyszewski's obscure decadent text, and which in later years has become an important text to modern Satanism. The book is rare enough in the original edition, but this is also a very curious copy with additions. Inside the front board is pasted in a reproduction of Hans Baldung Grien's engraving Two Witches, originally made in 1523, in which one of the witches is holding a bottle of quicksilver, which at that time was still a treatment for syphilis. On the blank page preceding the second book, there is pasted a reproduction of Hans Francken's Der Hexensabbath. At the conclusion of the text is pasted in a newspaper clipping in German on Satanic orgies in Warsaw, dated in holograph January 1933. Pasted down over both endpapers is a reproduction of a 17th century broadside featuring an engraving by Matthaeus Merian the Elder after a drawing by Michael Herr, on various aspects of witchcraft. OCLC locates only a single holding of this edition. Battered and toned, with both hinges cracked. Good only. OCLC locates only a single holding of this edition. Fine.