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THOMAS DEMAND: PHOTOTROPHY - DELUXE SLIPCASED COLLECTORS EDITION WITH A SIGNED PRINT
(DEMAND, THOMAS). Demand, Thomas, Ralph Rugoff & Julia Franck. Eckhard Schneider, Editor. Munchen & Bregenz, GERMANY: Schirmer/Mosel Verlag & Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2004. First Edition 1/100 Deluxe. Oblong Folio. Cloth in Jacket, Slipcased. Photography Monograph. As New/As New. 128pp, profusely illustrated in color. Text in English and German. Designed by Markus Weisbeck, Surface. "In his photographs of reconstructed rooms and places Thomas Demand explores a notion of reality that guides our perception of a media and technology-dominated world. For this purpose he produces life-size reconstructions then are perfectly lit and photographed with a large-size camera. What, at first sight, seems to be a hyperrealistic reproduction of reality proves, at a closer look, to be a model". This is a lovely catalogue that combines Demand's images interspersed with texts about, the artist was published in conjunction with a major 2004 exhibition held at the Kunsthaus Bregenz. A brand new, most handsome example of the Schirmer/Mosel Verlag "Collectors Edition" limited to one hundred copies issued in a pale grey linen slipcase accompanied by an identical chemise containing the archivally mounted and matted 12 x 14" digital color pigment print "Detail XII, 2005" - a tabletop still life tableaux - on handmade paper BOLDLY SIGNED AND NUMBERED by Thomas Demand on the verso, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-829601-71-9 Inventory Number: 024086
Jason Brinkerhoff: Unfinished Drawing
Essay by Will Heinrich . Portland, OR: Ampersand Editions, 2014. Perfect Bound Softcover. Unfinished Drawing presents a selection of works on paper direct from Jason Brinkerhoff's studio that he has described as being unfinished. As though encountering an archive of lifelong work, however, we see a complete statement, hundreds of drawings made over several years, each with Brinkerhoff's signature touch. Here is a body of work that has been suspended in an undefined state, representing drawings not as single objects but instead drawing as an ongoing act, one in which any single fragment can be further marked upon, erased, cut or cannibalized. Even so, when encountering the work, it's difficult not to isolate drawings that one would wish to collect and own, thereby seeing them as complete. This book, then, is not only the result of a desire to present a selection for a wider audience, it also poses questions about an artist's declaration of completion or lack thereof, since the drawings no doubt embody the singularity and vigor of Jason Brinkerhoff's best work.
177 pages, 140 color plates
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CARLOS BETANCOURT: IMPERFECT UTOPIA
. Mixed-media artist Carlos Betancourt and his influential studio, Imperfect Utopia, helped to launch the Miami art scene in the 1980’s. Betancourt’s oeuvre is a lush explosion of radiant, eccentric colors in which he explores the kaleidoscope (multi-racial, multi-lingual, trans-cultural) of Caribbean and American culture. His work alludes to issues of memory, beauty, identity, and communication. He bends the lines between art, photography, and nature in his photographs, collages, painting, installations, and conceptual pieces.
Carlos Betancourt’s imagery reinterprets the past and present and offers it in a fresh context. He is inspired by Puerto Rico, Miami, and his extensive travels; also artist Ana Mendieta’s interventions in nature, Robert Rauschenberg’s assemblages, Andy Warhol’s perceptions, Neo Rauch compositions, and a Federico Fellini-esque cast of characters for his photo assemblages.
This exuberant volume explores Betancourt’s body of work, with more than 250 images and texts by art critic Paul Laster, art history professor Robert Farris Thompson and United States Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco.
His artwork is included in the permanent collections of various museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Portrait Gallery, and The Smithsonian Institute. Inventory Number: e000imperfect
HOLLYWOOD CAFÉ: COFFEE WITH THE STARS by STEVEN REA
Rea, Steven. Schiffer Publishing. Put on a pot of your favorite coffee, perk up, and enjoy nostalgic black-and-white photos that celebrate screen icons from the Silent Era through the eighties making and drinking their own cups of joe, java, pour-overs, and percolated brews. Hollywood Café bridges the vibrant coffee culture of the present with the glamorous coffee culture of the star-studded past. A cast of nearly two hundred stars - including Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Jane Fonda, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Michael Caine, Robert Mitchum, Rita Hayworth, Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Lucille Ball, William Holden, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Wayne, Bette Davis, Clara Bow, Charlie Chaplin, W. C. Fields, and many more - is captured on the set, on the run, in costume and out, behind-the-scenes, and at the kitchen table refilling and refueling, sipping and savoring, drinking the good stuff, just like us. 978-0764349898 Inventory Number: E000CAFE
HOLLYWOOD RIDES A BIKE: CYCLING WITH THE STARS by STEVEN REA
Rea, Steven. Angel City Press. Hard Cover. "Hollywood Rides a Bike" shows classic stars - from Shirley Temple. Betty Grable. and Brigitte Bardot to Bogie, Gable, and Bing - on wheels, and proves there's way less than six degrees of separation between Kevin Bacon and all the best bikes Hollywood prop shops have to offer. One hundred and twenty-five rare vintage photographs will make bicycle lovers drool over classic models and one-of-a-kinds. Then, especially for cycling aficionados, there's a special index just about the bicycles! Not to disappoint movie fans. another index is devoted to the book's Who's Who of Hollywood stars. For everyone who ever pedaled to the movies. ate popcorn in a cinema. or watched a classic movie channel, Steven Rea's charming "Hollywood Rides a Bike" is a coffee table must-have! 978-1883318635 Inventory Number: E000BIKE
SOUVENIR PROGRAM FOR THE GREAT KAROS: ALBERT AND ALBERTA
(KAROS, THE GREAT). Karos, The Great. New York. ND (circa 1930s).: Wardley Printing. Edition Not Stated - Presumed First. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Theatrical Program. Fair.. One 10 x 15" sheet printed offset recto and verso folded neatly in half to make 10 x 7 x 1/2", 4pp, 5 b&w illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is a slender four page vintage souvenir program for the noted early twentieth Century human oddities "The Great Karos - Albert and Alberta", who describe themselves as siblings born in France to the same mother - each with differing hermaphroditic traits. Alberta, the elder of the two - and whose name is actually is thought to be Karas - is pictured as a man on his right side, a woman on her left, and claims to dress as both. The younger Albert, despite his genitalia and developed breasts which are quite prominently pictured here "does not care for anything feminine", and is "an ardent enthusiast of male activities and sports". Alberta had previously toured sideshows and on Vaudeville's Loew's circuit, while the program declares for Albert "this is positively my first public appearance anywhere. We are willing to invite Doctors for a private interview". Despite the offer, prevailing present day thought allows that there was likely a modicum of trickery and transvestitism to the brothers' act. A serviceable yet well-preserved example of this exceedingly uncommon and curious document that has been folded in sixths and subsequenly flattened showing moderate wear, handling, and soiling. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 024820
BUSINESS CARDS BY BILLY AL BENGSTON AND EDWARD RUSCHA
(RUSCHA, EDWARD) (BENGSTON, BILLY AL). Bengston, Billy Al & Edward Ruscha. Los Angeles: Self-Published by the Authors, 1968. First Edition 1/1000. 8vo. Wrappers with a Mounted Photo. Artists' Book. Good +./No Jacket - As Issued.. np (32pp), profusely illustrated in monochrome. Designed by Edward Ruscha. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Business Cards" is the innovatively designed and bound collaborative artists' book cum objet published in 1968 by Ed Ruscha and Billy Al Bengston. Limited to one thousand unique copies, it details in photographs by Ken Price and Larry Bell the process of the two artists designing their business cards, and the "presentation dinner" at Beverly Hills' The Bistro of the finished product(s). A most presentable example of this uncommon item (entry B7 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book") BOLDLY SIGNED "B. A. B." in black ink and "Ed Ruscha" in black marker on the front cover with its latigo leather thong complete and unbroken, the cover photograph present, and both cards stapled to the verso of the rear free endpaper showing some wear, creasing, and abrading to its wood veneer wrappers along with some light foxing to the edges of the textblock as well as the front and rear inside covers and endpapers. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 024819
ALEC SOTH: ONE MISSISSIPPI (NAZRAELI PRESS ONE PICTURE BOOK NO. 63) - SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION WITH AN ORIGINAL COLOR PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT
(SOTH, ALEC). Soth, Alec. Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2010. First Edition 1/500. 12mo. Printed Boards. Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. np (16pp), 11 color illustrations. "One Mississippi" is the sixty-third installment in Nazraeli Press' estimable series of One Picture Books. Limited to five hundred NUMBERED (125/500) copies, it reproduces eleven images from a 1992 roadtrip down the Mississippi by a twenty-three year old Alec Soth and contains an original 3 3/8 x 4 3/4" color print of a weathered red sedan tipped in at the rear of the book SIGNED "Alec Soth" in back ink on the verso, as issued. A brand new, pristine example of this uncommon, lovely item in the publisher's clear plastic ziploc pouch, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 1-59005-281-1 Inventory Number: 024818