de vree, paul
First edition of 300, of which this is no. 20. Horizontal softcover 4to in white wrappers printed in black, with pages mostly printed in black, one in color, and one tipped in print in color. 105 pp. Text in Dutch. Signed in black ink by Paul de Vree on colophon page. Artists' book by Paul de Vree featuring an expansive collection of experimental poetry divided up into six chapters, including audio visual poetry, concrete poetry, typograms, visual poetry, explosivities, and texts. Very good with a lightly cocked spine, trace amounts of age toning, scattered staining affecting the front cover and top of spine, and bumps to cover corners. Inside pages bright and clean. Priced accordingly.
Moravec, Rídí Milan, ed., Jirí Valoch, R. M. Rilke, G. Meyrink, G. K. Chesterton, Josefa Jíry, et al.
First edition. Saddle-stapled horizontal 8vo in pictorial wrappers printed in black throughout on tan paper. 22 pp. Text in Czech. Signed by Jirí Valoch in green marker on second page. Monthly cultural program issued in 1967 in former Czechoslovakia featuring a selection of poetry, concrete poetry, and literary and movie reviews. With a few early and notable contributions by Jirí Valoch, including two concrete poems and a three-page essay titled ânová poezie' written when he was only twenty-one years old. Essay provides Valoch's philosophical perspective on the evolution of language and concrete poetry with references to Piet Mondrian, Eugen Gomringer, Ugo Carrega, F. T. Marinetti, Pierre Garnier, and the Noigandres among others. Essay closes with a mention of Valoch's first collective exhibition ever opening the same month as the publication of the program at the Music Theater in Ústí nad Labem. This example signed by Valoch. At time of cataloguing, this is the only publication of the ânová poezie' essay we have been able to locate online. Very good with age toning throughout, additional toning to first and last page on account of the high acidity in the covers, and faint scattered spotting to back cover.
Edition of 1,500. Softcover 12mo in gray wrappers printed in black throughout. Unpaginated (94 pp.) Parallel text in Spanish and English. Early artists' book by Lawrence Weiner issued under the direction of Jorge Glusberg at CAyC with this being the pirate edition published with permission of the artist. Issued same year as Yvon Lambert edition in Paris, but not as an exhibition catalogue per the page following the title page: "This book is not a part of any exhibition, but it is distributed by CAYC in their function of providing information to Latin American Peoples." More scarce than edition size would suggest. Ref. Schwarz, Dieter: âLAWRENCE WEINER BOOKS 1968-1989: CATALOG RAISONNÉ,' Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln/Le Nouveau Musée, Editeur, Villeurbanne, 1989, p. 17 depicts the Yvon Lambert edition and the pirate edition is mentioned in text in lower right corner. Ref. Goldstein, Ann, Donna De Salvo, eds.: âLawrence Weiner: AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE 1960-2007.' Los Angeles/New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles/Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 2007, p. 368. Very good with a lightly cocked spine, two small faint stains at verso of title page, and age toning throughout on account of the paper quality.
First edition of 70. Lacquered hexagonal enamel plate 20.6 x 10.1 cm in size (8.1 x 3.98 in) silkscreened in black, pink, and yellow, with four holes and brass rivets for mounting. Multiple by Lawrence Wiener in the form of an enamel plaque. Published by Galerie Hubert Winter in an edition of 70 for the Wien-Fluss exhibition at Wiener Festwochen. Ref. Goldstein, Ann, Donna De Salvo, eds.: âLawrence Weiner: AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE 1960-2007.' Los Angeles/New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles/Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 2007, p. 387. Faint amount of oxidation to brass rivets, else near fine.
SCHWARZ, DIETER, LAWRENCE WEINER
First edition. 4to hardcover with a blue linen spine and red paper-covered boards with black lettering, laid inside a dust jacket printed in gray, blue, red, and yellow. With pages mostly printed in black, some in color. Text in English, German, and French. 206 pp. Inscribed, signed, and dated in ink inside blue rubberstamped rectangles on front endpaper. Catalog raisonné surveying artists' books and catalogs created by Lawrence Weiner between 1968-1989. A definitive reference, designed by the artist. Ref. Goldstein, Ann, Donna De Salvo, eds.: âLawrence Weiner: AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE 1960-2007.' Los Angeles/New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles/Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 2007, p. 370. Dust jacket very good or better with trace amounts of rubbing, light creasing along extremities, a faint blue ink mark at lower front, and faint spotting to inside front flap. Book with a small stain at headband along crown, else near fine.
Die cut 4.875 x 6.125 in sticker printed in red, blue, and yellow on white sticker stock with backing intact. Exhibition sticker designed by Lawrence Weiner published in conjunction with the multiple show âSNOW, WEINER, NANNUCCI' held at The Italian Cultural Institute, Toronto, Canada, May 14-June 13, 1987. Also promoted are new publications by Michael Snow, Lawrence Weiner, and Maurizio Nannucci. Ref. Goldstein, Ann, Donna De Salvo, eds.: âLawrence Weiner: AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE 1960-2007.' Los Angeles/New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles/Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 2007, p. 367. Trace amounts of age toning and a bump at lower left tip. Else near fine.
Crommelin, Liesbeth, ed., Augusto de Campos, Décio Pignatari, Diter Rot, Ferdinand Kriwet, Henri Chopin, John Furnival, Hans Clavin, Eugen Gomringer, Hansjörg Mayer, Mirella Bentivoglio, et al.
First edition. Softcover 4to in plain white wrappers laid inside dust jacket printed in black and blue, with pages printed in black and white, and chapter dividers printed in blue. 230 pp. Text in Dutch, English, and German. Catalogue for a traveling exhibition of concrete, visual, and sound poetry organized by the Stedelijk Museum in 1971. With contributions by over one hundred artists from Europe, North and South America, and Asia, including Augusto de Campos, Pedro Xisto, Adriano Spatola, Carlo Belloli, Claus Bremer, Décio Pignatari, Diter Rot, Daniel Spoerri, André Thomkins, Max Bense, Ferdinand Kriwet, Henri Chopin, Heinz Gappmayr, Öyvind Fahlström, John Furnival, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Mathias Goeritz, Herman Damen, Hans Clavin, Eugen Gomringer, Hansjörg Mayer, Michele Perfetti, Timm Ulrichs, Thomas Ockerse, Mirella Bentivoglio, Hiro Kamimura, Kawashima, and Emmett Williams among others. A comprehensive and beautiful survey which includes essays by Paul de Vree, Reinhard Döhl, and Bob Cobbing. Catalog design by Wim Crouwel and Jolijn van der Wouw at Total Design. Issued as SM Catalog No. 492. An unusually bright example with trace amounts of age toning along dust jacket extremities and the usual age toning throughout on account of the paper quality. Else near fine.
First edition. Softcover 8vo in laminated black and white pictorial wrappers with pages printed in black and white. Laid inside yellow dust jacket printed in black and white. Unpaginated. Artists' book by Ferdinand Kriwet created while in America documenting the 8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, and 35 second moon launch of Apollo 11 in 1969. Copiously illustrated, this day-by-day journal features texts, newspaper articles, travel forms, photographs, sounds, advertisements, illustrations, diagrams, concrete poems, collages, radio transmissions, and television footage all relating to the Apollo moon project. The dos-à-dos binding creates two distinct yet overlapping narratives surrounding the historic event. Somewhat reminiscent of Marshall McLuhan's 1967 book âThe Medium is the Massage,' but more poetic in its execution. Dust jacket very good with rubbing and chipping along margins, including darkening along spine and a small faint area of tide marking along lower front cover which has affected the first page. Book also very good with age toning throughout, the common lifting to the cover laminate along spine, and previous owners' signature in red ink at top of first page.
Schmidt, Siegfried J., Peter Weiermair, Carlo Belloli, Haroldo de Campos, Eugen Gomringer, Josef Hirsal, Décio Pignatari, Pedro Xisto, et al.
First edition of 300, of which this is no. 7. 22.5 x 22.5 cm. One folded and one single offset printed sheet alongside 17 loose plates silk screened in black on verso on white card stock housed in a black card stock three-panel folder also silk screened in black. Text in German. Exhibition catalogue in the form of loose silk screened plates issued on the occasion of this 1968 traveling concrete poetry exhibition held in Karlsruhe, Alpbach, Innsbruck, and Vienna. With contributions by Friedrich Achleitner, Carlo Belloli, Claus Bremer, Haroldo de Campos, Heinz Gappmayr, Eugen Gomringer, Josef Hirsal, Décio Pignatari, Gerhard Rühm, and Pedro Xisto. Includes a foreword by Dr. Siegfried J. Schmidt, and a short biography of each contributing artist by art historian Peter Weiermair. Plates very good with trace amounts of rubbing, age toning, and bumps to corners. Three-panel folder with surface rubbing and wear along margins, including a small closed tear along left margin, else very good.
de rook, gerrit jan, ed., eugen gomringer, hansjörg mayer, ladislav novák, paul de vree, décio pignatari, nicholas zurbrugg, josef hirsal, bohumila grögerová, hans clavin, mary ellen solt, herman damen, lucia marcucci, ian hamilton finlay, jirí valoch, et al.
First edition. Saddle-stapled softcover 4to printed in black throughout. Unpaginated (20 pp.) To which is added one tan sheet of the same size printed in black and on recto and verso. Text in Dutch. Handsomely designed catalogue issued on the occasion of this 1977 visual and concrete poetry organized by the Dutch Art Foundation. Edited and compiled by G. J. de Rook, with contributions by Eugen Gomringer, Hansjörg Mayer, Ladislav Novák, Seiichi Niikuni, Paul de Vree, Timm Ulrichs, Heinz Gappmayr, Décio Pignatari, Nicholas Zurbrugg, Josef Hirsal, Bohumila Grögerová, Gerhard Rühm, Robert Joseph, Hans Clavin, Maarten Mourik, Claus Bremer, Reinhard Döhl, Alan Riddell, Mary Ellen Solt, Vaclav Havel, Carl F. Reuterswärd, Luiz Angelo Pinto, Helmut Zenker, Peter Meijboom, U. G. Stikker, Michael Wulff, Pieter Mol, Herman Damen, Jean-François Bory, Lucia Marcucci, Sarenco, Gerd Scherm, G. J. de Rook, Robert Joseph, Pier van Dijk, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Alain Arias-Mission, Ludo Frateur, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, and Jirí Valoch. Very good or better with trace amounts of rubbing to covers and faint creasing along spine, including a bump to lower heel.
First edition of 121, of which this is no. 80. 13 x 24 x 3 cm (5.1 x 9.5 x 1.2 in) two-piece cardboard box with title stamped on lid containing eighty-one folded timetables printed in black and blue or black and red on white or off-white paper all held together with a belly band printed in black and yellow. Text in German. Numbered and initialed in pencil by the artist on belly band. Multiple by Lawrence Weiner in the form of train timetables with each one featuring a text work by the artist. Published by Gerti Fietzek for the Friends of the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig on the occasion of Weiner's exhibition âKOPFBAHNHOF/TERMINAL' held at the Leipzig Central Station March 16-31, 1995. Ref. Goldstein, Ann, Donna De Salvo, eds.: âLawrence Weiner: AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE 1960-2007.' Los Angeles/New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles/Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 2007, p. 389. Box very good with trace amounts of toning and light fading to stamped title. Timetables near fine with faint bumps to corners from being slightly smaller than the box.
Finlay, Ian Hamilton, ed., Pierre Albert-Birot, Gael Turnbull, Edwin Morgan, Ronald Johnson, et al.
Saddle-stapled 8vo printed in red ink on cream stock. Unpaginated (12 pp.) Issue no. 23 of Poor Old Tired Horse (P.O.T.H.) featuring a selection of hand-drawn poems and concrete poems by Ian Hamilton Finlay, Max Weber, Theodore Enslin, Pierre Albert-Birot (with a translation by Stephen Bann), Eli Siegel, Gael Turnbull, George Mackay Brown, Edwin Morgan, and Ronald Johnson. Designed by John Furnival of Openings Press. One of twenty-five issues published by Ian Hamilton Finlay at Wild Hawthorn Press between 1961-1967. Very good with trace amounts of age toning throughout, darkening along spine, and a gentle horiztonal fold line at top of text block affecting all the pages.