VIRGIL ABLOH. NIKE. ICONS
(ABLOH, VIRGIL) (NIKE). Abloh, Virgil, Nicholas Schonberger, Troy Patterson & Glenn Adamson. Koln, GERMANY: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, I000ABLOHNIKE, 2021. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Boards. Fashion Monograph. New/No Jacket - As Issued. 9783836585095
The ICONS book is, in a way, the only revealing lens to understand that the catalog of the fifty-plus Nike shoes I have designed are in my mind "one shoe." One story. - Virgil Abloh
ICONS is a dynamic retrospective of the extensive collaborative project between NIKE, Inc. and Virgil Abloh. Underpinned by "The Ten," ICONS explores how the partnership works to unify all the intangible cultural threads connected to sneakers. The book traces Abloh’s investigative, creative process through documentation of prototypes, original text messages from Abloh to Nike designers, and treasures from the Nike archives.
Within ICONS, readers will find Swooshes sliced away from Air Jordans and reapplied with tape or thread, Abloh’s quotation marks trialed on Nike Air Force 1s and Converse All Stars cut into pieces. The effect is a behind-the-scenes witness to The Ten’s DIY approach, which gives each model in the Off-White™ c/o Nike collection its own unique touch. "The foundation of my practice isn’t nearly the end result - it’s rigor and process of the logic. The archive is the paper trail of those artifacts," says Abloh. "The ICONS book is, in a way, the only revealing lens to understand that the catalog of the fifty-plus Nike shoes I have designed are in my mind 'one shoe.' One story."
Texts by Nike's Nicholas Schonberger, writer Troy Patterson, curator and historian Glenn Adamson, and Virgil Abloh himself frame the collaborative work within fashion and design history. A lexicon in the second part of the book explains the scene from which the project grew and introduces the people, places, objects, ideas, materials and expressions that form the foundation of sneaker culture as a whole.
The book builds upon Abloh's printed matter practice — archiving, documenting and storytelling through books and ephemera in service of preserving important cultural stories. As an extension of this practice, ICONS will enjoy an initial early release period through select Black-owned bookshops and independent retailers, demonstrating a shared belief in the vitality of print and the importance of local bookstores as hubs of community, culture and civic memory.
Published by Taschen, Art directed by Virgil Abloh, and designed by Zak Group, ICONS, as an object, honors the industrial DIY aesthetic of The Ten.
Inventory Number: I000ABLOHNIKE
BENNY ANDREWS: PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS
(ANDREWS, BENNY). Andrews, Benny. Los Angeles: Ankrum Gallery, 1975. First Edition. Small 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Very Good.. np (8pp), 4 b&w illustrations. With an exhibition history. This is the slender eight page catalog published in conjunction with Benny Andrews' 1975 Ankrum Gallery exhibition; the noted late African-American artist/illustrator's first Los Angeles one-person show. A handsome example of this uncommon ephemeral item that was the only printed documentation of the event showing a tiny area of white-out at the bottom of the front cover. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 024232
EDGAR ARCENEAUX: 107TH STREET WATTS
(ARCENEAUX, EDGAR). Arceneaux, Edgar. Franklin Sirmans, Editor. Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY: Revolver Archiv fur Aktuelle Kunst, 2003. First Edition 1/1000. 8vo. Wrappers in Slipcase. Artist's Book. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued.. np + np (18 + 20pp), 1 b&w illustration. Text in English. "In his conceptual photography project "107th Street Watts", Edgar Arceneaux follows a desire to produce a number of strong visual counter-arcs to a relentlessly mediated social space, as well as a desire to ignite a critique of the narrow histories of Los Angeles' provocative past. Expanding the traditional subjects of Southern California artistic practice, the artist photographed an area of the world known through a singular event in its history: the Watts Riots of 1965. Performing the type of clinical overlay of the street in the manner of Ed Ruscha and his well-known 1966 mapping of the Sunset Strip, "107th Street Watts" formally mimics Ruscha's piece by shooting every building on 107th Street (the location of the historic Watts Towers) in a photomontage across one accordion-folded sheet, allowing for it to be opened and pulled completely out for an undisturbed viewing from end to end". Housed in the publisher's glossy white unprinted slipcase , there is a second, companion volume containing essays by Malik Charles Gaines, Lynell George and Vincent Johnson. A bright, most handsome example (featured on pages 74-75 of Jeffrey Brouws, Wendy Burton and Hermann Zschiegner's "Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha"). 3-934823-82-3 Inventory Number: 023419
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: A GALERIE ENRICO NAVARRA PROMOTIONAL POSTCARD
(BASQUIAT, JEAN-MICHEL). Basquiat, Jean-Michel. Paris, FRANCE. ND (circa 1990s).: Galerie Enrico Navarra. Edition Not Stated - Presumed First. Oblong 8vo. Printed Card Stock. Promotional Postcard. As New.. One 4 1/8 x 8 ¼" glossy cardstock sheet printed offset recto and verso, 1 color illustration. This an undated promotional postcard produced by Jean-Michel Basquiat's primary Parisian gallerist, Galerie Enrico Navarra that reproduces a detail from the artist's 1983 acrylic on canvas painting "Florence." A brand new, unmailed example of this uncommon ephemeral item perfect for the Basquiat completeist. While not indicated in any way, this was acquired from the library of the artist's close friend and ally, curator Diego Cortez. Inventory Number: 027016
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT
(BASQUIAT, JEAN-MICHEL). Basquiat, Jean-Michel. Santa Monica, CA. ND (2005).: Ikon Gallery. First Edition. Oblong 12mo. Printed Card Stock. Exhibition Announcement. Fine.. One 5 x 7" glossy cardstock sheet printed offset recto and verso, 4 color illustrations. This is the postcard announcement for a 2005 Jean-Michel Basquiat gallery exhibition that reproduces three artworks as well as a photographic portrait of the artist in full color. A brand new, pristine unmailed example of this uncommon ephemeral item. Inventory Number: 026330
(BASQUIAT, JEAN-MICHEL). Buchhart, Dieter, Glenn O'Brien, Jean-Louis Prat & Susanne Reichling. Basel, SWITZERLAND & Ostfildern, GERMANY: Fondation Beyeler & Hatje Cantz, 2010. Later Printing. 4to. Cloth in Illustrated Jacket. Artist Monograph. Fine/Fine. lii + 188pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. With a chronology. Text in English. "The first African-American artist to attain art superstardom, Jean-Michel Basquiat created a huge oeuvre of drawings and in the space of just eight years. Through his street roots in graffiti, Basquiat helped to establish new possibilities for figurative and expressionistic painting, breaking the white male stranglehold of Conceptual and Minimal art, and foreshadowing, among other tendencies, Germany's Junge Wilde movement. It was not only Basquiat's art but also the details of his biography that made his name legendary - his early years as "Samo" (his graffiti artist moniker), his friendships with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Madonna, and his tragically early death from a heroin overdose. This superbly produced retrospective publication assesses Basquiat's luminous career with commentary by, among others, Glenn O'Brien, and one hundred and sixty color reproductions of the work." This is the substantial catalogue published in conjunction with a massive 2011 Jean-Michel Basquiat retrospective exhibition held at Basel's Fondation Beyeler. A brand new, most handsome example of a later printing of the English language hardbound edition. 3-7757-2593-8 Inventory Number: 027161
EXHIBITION POSTER FOR "KEITH HARING, JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, KENNY SCHARF: IN YOUR FACE"
(BASQUIAT, JEAN-MICHEL) (HARING, KEITH) (SCHARF, KENNY). Basquiat, Jean-Michel, Keith Haring & Kenny Scharf. New York: Malca Fine Art, 1997. First Edition. Oblong Folio. Printed Poster. Exhibition Poster. Near Fine.. One 11 x 17" heavy textured paper sheet printed color offset recto only, machine-folded once. This is the festive, brightly colored poster published in conjunction with a 1997 Malca Fine Art gallery exhibition of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Kenny Scharf - the undisputed stars of the East Village scene of the early eighties - entitled "In Your Face". A most handsome unmailed example of this uncommon ephemeral item that was folded by the printer and subsequently flattened that reproduces one artwork in color by each of the trio of artists. Inventory Number: 026464
THE ART OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR
(BASQUIAT, JEAN-MICHEL). Hoffman, Fred. New York: Enrico Navarra Gallery, 2017. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Boards. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 256pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat" is the authoritative, copiously illustrated 2017 monograph on the late, great New York artist published by his longtime gallerist, Enrico Navarra. It was authored by noted Basquiat scholar Fred Hoffman, who was a friend, confidant, and print publisher to the artist during his brief but stellar career; and who has written several significant catalogue essays for exhibitions over the past several decades. A brand new, most handsome example of this uncommon - only six copies are currently cited in OCLC WorldCat - and important document additionally SIGNED by author Fred Hoffman in ink on the title page. 2-911596-53-6 Inventory Number: 027050
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: EDITIONS
(BASQUIAT, JEAN-MICHEL). Marshall, Richard & Franklin Sirmans. Los Angeles: DeSanctis Carr Fine Art, 2001. First Edition 1/2000. 4to. Pictorial Self-Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine.. 32pp, 14 b&w and 8 color illustrations + cover. Designed by Hanna Alderfer of HHA Design. With an annotated chronology. This is the slender yet elegant catalogue produced as the prospectus for the 2001 estate-authorized portfolio of four hand-pulled limited screenprints based on four of Jean-Michel Basquiat's favorite paintings that he refused to sell during his lifetime. A brand new, most handsome example of this uncommon item limited to two thousand unnumbered copies. 0-9712924-0-X Inventory Number: 026325
(BASQUIAT, JEAN-MICHEL). Marshall, Richard, Ingrid Sischy & Fred Braithwaite (aka "Fab 5 Freddy"). London: Serpentine Gallery, 1996. First Edition. 4to. Stapled Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine.. np (16pp) + np (6pp), profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Area. With an exhibition checklist. This is the slender catalogue featuring an essay by Richard Marshall published in conjunction with a posthumous 1996 Serpentine Gallery exhibition of twenty-five works by Jean-Michel Basquiat that subsequently traveled to Malaga. A brand new, most handsome example of this exceedingly uncommon item with the inclusion of the separate eight page booklet of a transcribed reminiscence of the artist between Fred "Fab 5 Freddy" Braithwaite and Ingrid Sischy. Inventory Number: 026324
NEW YORK BEAT. JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT IN DOWNTOWN 81
(BASQUIAT, JEAN-MICHEL). O'Brien, Glenn. Photographs by Edo and Maripol. Tokyo: Petit Grand Publishing, Inc., 2001. First Edition. Large 8vo. Illustrated Boards in Jacket. Film Monograph. Fine/Fine. 112pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English and Japanese. Published only in Japan, this book is a journal of sorts chronicling the making of Edo Bertoglio and Glenn O'Brien's semi-documentary film "Downtown 81", which was twenty years later re-cut and retitled "New York Beat Movie". It stars the then nineteen year old painter/graffiti artist/poet/musician Jean-Michel Basquiat, and features original music by the notorious Vincent Gallo! Other East Village artists, New Wave and No Wave musicians, first-generation hip hop personalities, and scenesters that appear here include Eszter Balint, Victor Bockris, Clem Burke, Marshall Chess, Diego Cortez, August Darnell, Jimmy Destri, DNA, Tav Falco, Fab Five Freddy, Vincent Gallo, Giorgio Gomelsky, Deborah Harry, Kid Creole, Arto Lindsay, John Lurie, Madonna, Maripol, David McDermott & Peter McGough, Ikue Mori, Cookie Mueller, Coati Mundi, Glenn O'Brien, Amos Poe, The Plastics, Lee Quinones, Walter Steding, Tuxedomoon, Chris Stein, Andy Warhol, and James White and the Blacks! A most handsome example of the uncommon 2008 Petit Grand first - and only - edition in the publisher's printed obi, as issued. 4-939102-22-X Inventory Number: 027159
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: EDITIONS II
(BASQUIAT, JEAN-MICHEL). Sirmans, Franklin. West Hills, CA: David DeSanctis Contemporary Art, 2005. First Edition 1/1000. 4to. Pictorial Self-Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine.. 32pp, 14 color and 4 b&w illustrations + cover. Designed by Hanna Alderfer of HHA Design. With an annotated chronology. This is the slender yet elegant catalogue produced as the prospectus for the second, 2005 estate-authorized portfolio of four hand-pulled limited screenprints based on four of Jean-Michel Basquiat's favorite paintings that he refused to sell during his lifetime. A brand new, most handsome example of this uncommon item limited to one thousand unnumbered copies. 0-971-2924-0-X Inventory Number: 027160
CY TWOMBLY AND JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: PAINTINGS AND WORKS ON PAPER
(BASQUIAT, JEAN-MICHEL) (TWOMBLY, CY). Pellizzi, Francisco. Los Angeles: Michael Kohn Gallery, 2004. First Edition. 4to. Printed Wrappers. Artists Monograph. Fine.. np (36pp), 20 color illustrations. This is the slender yet elegant catalogue produced in conjunction with a 2004 gallery exhibition of drawings and paintings by Cy Twombly and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Each of the twenty works shown - five by Twombly, fifteen by Basquiat - is illustrated. A brand new most handsome example. 1-880086-14-X Inventory Number: 027028
ANDY WARHOL - JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: COLLABORATION PAINTINGS
(BASQUIAT, JEAN-MICHEL) (WARHOL, ANDY). Als, Hilton. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2002. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Stapled Illustrated Wrappers. Artists Monograph. Fine.. np (36pp), 24 color and 1 b&w illustration. Designed by Bruce Mau Design, Inc. This is the slender yet elegant catalogue produced in conjunction with a 2002 Gagosian Gallery New York exhibition of twenty-four of the collaborative paintings produced by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat during 1984 and 1985. A most handsome example of this uncommon item. 1-880154-78-1 Inventory Number: 026264
ROMARE BEARDEN: MATRIX 7
(BEARDEN, ROMARE). M(iller)-K(eller), Andrea. Hartford, CT: Wadsworth Atheneum, 1975. First Edition. 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine.. np (4pp), 1 b&w illustration. With an exhibition checklist, exhibition history and bibliography. This is the slender four page brochure published in conjunction with a 1975 exhibition of six collages by the venerable African-American artist Romare Bearden held at Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum. A most handsome copy of this uncommon ephemeral item that was the only printed documentation of the event. Inventory Number: 026736
BERNIE CASEY: NEIGHBORS - A 1977 SIGNED LITHOGRAPH IN A CONTEMPORANEOUS FRAME
(CASEY, BERNIE). Casey, Bernie. NP (Los Angeles): Self-Published, 1977. First Edition #14/130. Folio. Framed Lithographic Print. Artist's Multiple. Fine.. One 20 x 15" sheet of textured heavy art paper printed lithographically in colors, recto only. "Neighbors" is a 1977 lithograph by the noted late Los Angeles-based African-American artist, poet, and actor Bernie Casey. An All-American athlete at Bowling Green State University, Casey went on to a standout NFL career as a wide-receiver with the Los Angeles Rams. Following his retirement, he focused on his visual artwork as well as well as featured roles in such varied cinematic fare as "Cleopatra Jones", Black Gunn", "Hit Man", the James Bond film "Never Say Never", and "Revenge of the Nerds." A bright, most handsome example housed in a contemporaneous aluminum sectional frame with a glass face NUMBERED (#14/130), SIGNED "Bernie Casey", and DATED "77" by the artist in pencil along the lower margin, as issued. Inventory Number: 026267
JORDAN CASTEEL: WITHIN REACH
(CASTEEL, JORDAN). Casteel, Jordan, Massimiliano Gioni. Dawoud Bey, Lauren Haynes, Amanda Hunt & Thelma Golden. Foreword by Lisa Phillips. New York: New Museum, 2020. First Edition. Small Folio. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. As New.. 410pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "This is the nicely appointed catalogue published in conjunction with artist Jordan Casteel’s first solo museum exhibition in New York. It surveys forty large-scale paintings from throughout her career, including works from the celebrated series "Visible Man" (2013-14) and "Nights in Harlem" (2017), along with recent cropped "subway paintings" and portraits of her students at Rutgers University-Newark. Whether depicting former classmates from Yale, nude and in serene repose; street vendors near her home in Harlem; anonymous New Yorkers huddled on the subway; or her own students, posed largely in domestic interiors among their personal belongings, she explores how both public and private spheres can serve as frames for an inner life. This generously illustrated, oversized publication is the first comprehensive monographic publication on Casteel’s work, and includes texts by Dawoud Bey, Amanda Hunt and Lauren Haynes as well as conversations conducted with the artist by Massimiliano Gioni and Thelma Golden." A brand new, most handsome example of this lovely, already out of print and in-demand document. Inventory Number: 027079
ARTISTS FOR CORE: FOURTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION AND SALE APRIL 28 - MAY 8, 1965.
(CONGRESS ON RACIAL EQUALITY). Rich, Marvin. New York: Congress on Racial Equality, 1965. Edition Not Stated - Presumed First. 4to. Brad-Bound Stiff Wrappers. Exhibition Checklist. Very Good.. np (16pp), no illustrations. This is the checklist cum catalogue for the 1965 exhibition and sale of works by nearly two hundred and fifty artists held at New York's Graham Gallery to benefit the Scholarship, Education, and Defense Fund of the noted Civil Rights organization, the Congress on Racial Equality. The primary committee chairs for the fifth installment of this annual event were Jack Tworkov, Lloyd Goodrich, Mrs. August Heckscher, and Mrs. Arthur Logan. Robert Rauschenberg is thanked for having created a color silkscreen print for the event, and virtually everyone who was every anyone of a liberal philanthropic bent in Manhattan is listed here as an organizer or patron. It begins with a explanatory text by executive director Marvin Rich followed by an eleven page unpriced checklist detailing the participating artists with a description of each work, and an eye-opening roster of supporters. Artists of color who contributed include Charles Alston, Romare Bearden, Felrath Hines, Jacob Lawrence, Joe Overstreet, Raymond Saunders, Thomas Sills, Bob Thompson, Jack(y) Whitten, and Walter Williams. The established artists include Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Edwin Dickinson, Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Michael Goldberg, Philip Guston, Grace Hartigan, Hans Hofmann, Joan Mitchell, Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Fairfield Porter, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Ben Shahn, David Smith, and Moses and Raphael Soyer, while the up and comers feature Arman, John Chamberlain, JIm Dine, Mark di Suvero, Leon Golub, Ron Gorchov, Red Grooms, Robert Indiana, Alex Katz, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Mangold, Marisol, Claes Oldenburg, Rauschenberg, George Rickey, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, George Segal, Frank Stella, Tom Wesselmann, and Andy Warhol, who provided a 16 ½ x 20 "Blue Jackie" on canvas. A bright, most handsome example of this exceedingly uncommon - not a single copy is currently cited in OCLC WorldCat - item in brad-bound stiff printed wrappers documenting the fascinating intersection of the mid-sixties Civil Rights movement and the New York Art world with an invitation on letterhead to the May 4th 1965 "Broadway at the Gallery" showing laid in. Inventory Number: 027129
BILL COSBY (INCLUDING 33 1/3 RECORD OF "NOAH")
(COSBY, BILL). Cosby, Bill. NP: Bill Cosby, 1966. Edition Not Stated - Presumed First. 4to. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Near Fine.. np (16pp), profusely illustrated in duotone and b&w. This is a very cool, vintage Bill Cosby promotional booklet that was most likely sold as a program at the comedian's performance venues in the mid-sixties. It contains studio, performance, and candid photographs (even one by Dennis Hopper) of Cosby and his family, a section on "I Spy", and a 33 1/3 rpm Eva-Tone flexi-disc of the bit "Noah" excerpted from his then current album; "Bill Cosby is a Very Funny Fellow, Right?". A most handsome example of this uncommon ephemeral item. Inventory Number: 010557
EAST 100TH STREET: BRUCE DAVIDSON - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(DAVIDSON, BRUCE). Davidson, Bruce. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1970. First Edition. Large Square 4to. Cloth in Acetate Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Near Fine/Very Good -. np, 105 duotone illustrations. Designed by Elton Robinson. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "What you call a ghetto, I call my home. This was said to me when I first came to Harlem, and during the two years that I photographed the people of East 100th Street, it stayed with me". Bruce Davidson's first book, "East 100th Street" which surveys the harrowing state of life in Harlem in the late sixties is one of the classic volumes of Post-War American photography. An internally most handsome example of the 1970 Harvard University Press first hardbound printing (cited on page 18 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II", pages 260-261 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", page 26 of "From Fair to Fine: 20th Century Photography Books That Matter", pages 196-197 of "The Book of 101 Books", pages 46-49 of Fred Ritchin and Carole Naggar's "Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonné", and pages 142-147 of Horacio Fernandez' "New York in Photobooks") additionally SIGNED "Bruce Davidson" in black ink on the half title page showing a bit of typical light soiling and age-toning to the extremities of the cloth and textblock in a neatly price clipped publisher's printed acetate jacket that has a three inch closed tear at the top of the spine along with some chipping at the spine ends and upper foredge corner of the front cover. Despite these condition issues, it is one of the sharper copies of this exceedingly fragile title we have ever seen. 0-674-22435-3 Inventory Number: 025042
BRUCE DAVIDSON: EAST 100TH STREET - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(DAVIDSON, BRUCE). Davidson, Bruce & Barney Simon. Koln, GERMANY: Galerie am Dom, Burkhard Arnold & Verlag Locher, 1999. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Boards. Photography Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 48pp, 28 duotone illustrations. Text in English and German. "What you call a ghetto, I call my home. This was said to me when I first came to Harlem, and during the two years that I photographed the people of East 100th Street, it stayed with me". Bruce Davidson's first book "East 100th Street" which surveys the harrowing state of life in Harlem in the late sixties is one of the classic volumes of Post-War American photography. This elegantly produced hardbound catalogue was issued in conjunction with a 1999 Koln gallery exhibition of twenty-eight of Davidson's arresting "East 100th Street" images. A brand new, most handsome example of this uncommon item (whose 1970 Harvard University Press predecessor is cited on page 18 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II", pages 260-261 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", page 26 of "From Fair to Fine: 20th Century Photography Books That Matter", pages 196-97 of "The Book of 101 Books", and pages 46-49 of Fred Ritchin and Carole Naggar's "Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonné") additionally BOLDLY SIGNED "Bruce Davidson" in black ink on the title page along with an adhesive label bearing the photographer's New York address and phone number affixed to the inside rear cover. 3-930054-33-7 Inventory Number: 024914
EAST 100TH STREET: BRUCE DAVIDSON - DELUXE LIMITED SIGNED, SLIPCASED EDITION WITH A PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT
(DAVIDSON, BRUCE). Davidson, Bruce. Foreword by Mildred Feliciano. West Hollywood, CA: St. Ann's Press, 2003. First Edition 1/100 Deluxe. Large Square 4to. Cloth in Slipcase. Photography Monograph. As New/As New. np (165pp), 140 tritone illustrations. Designed by Paul McMenamin at SPINE. "What you call a ghetto, I call my home. This was said to me when I first came to Harlem, and during the two years that I photographed the people of East 100th Street, it stayed with me". Bruce Davidson's first book, "East 100th Street" is one of the classic volumes of Post-War American photography. After more than twenty years of unavailability, it has been lavishly republished by the redoubtable St. Ann's Press, with thirty-five new images, all beautifully reproduced. A brand new, pristine example of the deluxe 2003 St. Ann's Press edition (whose 1970 Harvard University Press first hardbound printing is cited on page 18 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II", pages 260-261 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", page 26 of "From Fair to Fine: 20th Century Photography Books That Matter", pages 196-197 of "The Book of 101 Books", pages 46-49 of Fred Ritchin and Carole Naggar's "Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonné", and pages 142-147 of Horacio Fernandez' "New York in Photobooks") limited to one hundred copies NUMBERED (86/100) AND SIGNED "Bruce Davidson" in black ink on the half title page with an original 10 x 8" gelatin silver print of the image of two children peering out a fire escape window that is reproduced in the book SIGNED by Bruce Davidson in pencil on the verso laid into a portfolio and housed in the publisher's slipcase, as issued. 0-9713681-4-7 Inventory Number: 022755
TIME OF CHANGE - BRUCE DAVIDSON: CIVIL RIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHS 1961-1965 - DELUXE LIMITED SIGNED, SLIPCASED EDITION WITH A PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT
(DAVIDSON, BRUCE). Davidson, Bruce. Foreword by U.S. Congressman John Lewis. Introduction by Deborah Willis. West Hollywood, CA: St. Ann's Press, 2002. First Edition 1/100 Deluxe. Large Square 4to. Cloth w/Pastedown in Slipcase. Photography Monograph. As New/As New. np (172pp), 144 tritone illustrations. Designed by Paul McMenamin at SPINE. Photographed during the height of the American Civil Rights struggle (with most of these images uncollected in book form until this undertaking), Bruce Davidson's moving portraits of social change from the rural South to the streets of Harlem and Chicago are a revelation some forty years later. Pictured here are the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, the Freedom Riders, National Guardsmen, Cracker lawmen, Klansmen, and the African-American populace undergoing their "Time of Change". A brand new, pristine example of the Deluxe edition of the 2002 first St. Ann's Press (cited on page 223 of Fred Ritchin and Carole Naggar's "Magnum Photobook: A Catalogue Raisonné") limited to one hundred slipcased copies SIGNED with an original 10 x 8" SIGNED AND NUMBERED gelatin silver print of "Mother Brown" by Bruce Davidson. 0-9713681-2-0 Inventory Number: 019576
AARON DOUGLAS: AFRICAN AMERICAN MODERNIST
(DOUGLAS, AARON). Ater, Renee, Kinshasa Houston Conwill, David C. Driskell, Susan Earle, Robert E. Hemenway, Amy Helene Kirschke, Stephanie Fox Knappe, Richard J. Powell & Cheryl R. Ragar. Susan Earle, Editor. Lawrence, KS & New Haven, CT: The Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas in Conjunction with Yale University Press, 2007. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Illustrated Jacket. Artist Monograph. Fine/Fine. 254pp, 139 color and 50 b&w illustrations. With a chronology and bibliography. This is the substantial catalogue published in conjunction with the comprehensive posthumous 2007 traveling retrospective exhibition of work by artist Aaron Douglas circulated by The Spencer Museum of Art at The University of Kansas. With contributions by Susan Earle, Renee Ater, Kinshasa Houston Conwill, David C. Driskell, Robert E. Hemenway, Amy Helene Kirschke, Stephanie Fox Knappe, Richard J. Powell, and Cheryl R. Ragar and featuring nearly two hundred reproductions, it remains the major monograph on this pioneer of the Harlem Renaissance. A brand new, most handsome example of the hardbound edition. 9780300121803 Inventory Number: 027048
EBONY: COVERING BLACK AMERICA
(EBONY). Lavaille Lavette. Rizzoli, I00210206, 2021. Hardbound. New.
“In 1945, Ebony's legendary founder John H. Johnson set out to create a magazine for Black America much like that of the trailblazing Life Magazine, and that he did.
For the African American community, Ebony has been a breath of fresh air, speaking on issues and events from the Black perspective, celebrating Black standards of beauty and elevating heroes of Black America--athletes, entertainers, activists, elected officials, or some combination thereof. Ebony: Covering Black America, by Lavaille Lavette, is a celebration of the treasure trove of the magazine's rich history, glamorous covers, groundbreaking cultural impact, and authentic coverage of Black American life from the magazine's inception to the present. "Ebony was Black America's social media long before the birth of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram", says Lavette.
Curated by Lavette, this all-out feast of a book is packed with exclusive contributions by a host of celebrities, influencers, and cultural icons, including Common, Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, Sean Combs, Kimora Lee Simmons, Ciara, and Venus Williams. The book also includes more than 600 covers and photographs featuring political forces such as Martin Luther King Jr., Michelle and President Barack Obama, and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan; entertainers such as Diana Ross, Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Oprah Winfrey, and Prince; as well as sports heroes like Serena Williams, Muhammad Ali, Russell Westbrook, and Simone Biles. Lavette has chosen select articles, features, and reportage of note, including Martin Luther King Jr.'s advice column, and Ebony Fashion Fair photo shoots, divided into categories found within the magazine, including Civil Rights & Social Justice, Love & Family, Ebony Men, Ebony Women, and Ebony Music.
Unique in the quality of its photographs and contributors and chronicling everything from fashion and food to politics and social change, to sports and entertainment, Ebony: Covering Black America is a monumental milestone in African-American history and culture, and will be a treasured volume for the magazine's legion of loyal readers.”
9780847869015 Inventory Number: I00210206
(GILLIAM, SAM). Gilliam, Sam, Peter Halley & Janelle Porter. Foreword by Jonathan P. Binstock. Los Angeles: David Kordansky Gallery, 2017. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Boards. Artist Monograph. Fine./No Jacket - As Issued. 116pp, profusely illustrated in color + color cover. Designed by Purtill Family Business. With an exhibition checklist. This is the beautifully designed, lavishly produced hardbound catalogue published in conjunction with a 2017 exhibition of thirty-eight works executed between 1968 and 1973 by renowned African-American artist Sam Gilliam held at Los Angeles' David Kordansky Gallery. In addition to dozens of stunning reproductions, it contains texts by Janelle Porter and Jonathan P. Binstock along with a transcribed interview between Sam Gilliam and artist Peter Halley. A brand new, most handsome example of this uncommon - only ten copies are currently cited in OCLC WorldCat - document that sold out immediately upon publication. 0-9891598-5-X Inventory Number: 027006
(HALSEY, LAUREN). Halsey, Lauren, Erin Christovale & Douglas Kearney. Los Angeles & New York: Hammer Museum & Prestel, 2020. First Edition. Small 4to. Wrappers in Plastic Jacket. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 152pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by ELLA. This is the spectacularly designed and produced limited edition catalogue cum artist's book published in conjunction with Los Angeles-based artist Lauren Halsey's selection for the Mohn Family Foundation Award. It documents her participation in The Hammer's Museum's 2018 "Made in L.A." exhibition, plus so much more, including a lengthy interview with Erin Christovale. A brand new, pristine example in the publisher's silkscreened vinyl dust jacket of this awesome, exceedingly uncommon publication that went out of print immediately upon publication. 3-7913-5947-9 Inventory Number: 027154
DAVID HAMMONS: ROUSING THE RUBBLE
(HAMMONS, DAVID). Heiss, Alanna, Kellie Jones, Steve Cannon & Tom Finkelpearl. New York & Cambridge, MA: The Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S. 1 Museum & MIT Press, 1991. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Illustrated Jacket. Artist Monograph. Fine/Fine. 96pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Bethany Johns. Published in conjunction with a traveling 1991 retrospective of works by David Hammons, this remains the major reference on the noted socially and politically active African-American artist. A most handsome example of this uncommon item showing just a bit of sunning to the extremities of the dust jacket.. 0-262-03184-1 Inventory Number: 026595
RASHID JOHNSON: MESSAGE TO OUR FOLKS
(JOHNSON, RASHID). Rodrigues Widholm, Julie, Paul Beatty, Ian Bourland & Toure. Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012. First Edition. 4to. Boards in Illustrated Jacket. Artist Monograph. As New/As New. 104pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. With a biography, exhibition history, bibliography and exhibition checklist. Designed by James Guggin. This is the nicely appointed hardbound catalogue published in conjunction with the 2012 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago survey exhibition of work by Rashid Johnson that subsequently traveled to the Miami Art Museum and Atlanta's High Museum of Art. The first major Museum retrospective for the noted African-American contemporary artist, it features essays by Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Paul Beatty, Ian Bourland, and Touré. A brand new, most handsome example still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 0-933856-93-8 Inventory Number: 026625
WILLIAM H. JOHNSON: 1901-1970
(JOHNSON, WILLIAM H.). Taylor, Joshua C., Adelyn D. Breeskin & Jan K. Muhlert. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1971. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine.. 208pp, 161 b&w illustrations. With a bibliography, exhibition checklist, and index of titles. This is the substantial catalogue published in conjunction with a posthumous 1971 exhibition of one hundred and sixty works by the pioneering African-American artist William H. Johnson held at Washington, D.C.'s Smithsonian Institution. A bright, most handsome example of this vital document published on the occasion of Johnson's first Museum retrospective. LC 70-172991 Inventory Number: 026087
KH MAGAZINE: ISSUES 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, AND THE KH 2016 SPECIAL - ALL SIX ISSUES TO DATE SIGNED BY PHOTOGRAPHER KEVIN HARRY
(KH MAGAZINE). Harry, Kevin. New York. 2014-2018: Self-Published. First Editions. 8vo. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monographs. As New.. Each 48 to 64pp, profusely illustrated in color. "KH" magazine is the colorful, under-the-radar annual (maga)'zine self-published by the amazing New York chronicler of style, Kevin Harry. With an eye for beauty and flair, "KH" captures the vibrant adornment, hair styles, and latest fashions of the five boroughs' African-American community, often at an open air festival or street carnival. A brand new, pristine set of all six hard to find installments published to date - issues 1 through 5 plus the "KH 2016 Special" - of this prescient document of ever-evolving innovative cultural style each of which has been additionally SIGNED by Kevin Harry in pencil on the rear cover. Inventory Number: 026674
KERRY JAMES MARSHALL: 2017 MoCA EXHIBITION POSTER AND BROCHURE FOR "MASTRY"
(MARSHALL, KERRY JAMES). Marshall, Kerry James. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2017. First Edition. Small Folio. Printed Poster. Exhibition Poster. As New.. One 17 x 11" sheet printed offset recto and verso, machine folded in fourths, 3 color and 1 b&w illustration. This is the poster cum exhibition brochure issued for the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles' 2017 presentation of Kerry James Marshall's traveling retrospective "Mastry". Folded as issued, one side reproduces Marshall's 1999 work "Rhythm Mastr" with typographic details for the exhibition, while the other reproduces three color images along with a schedule of the Museum's associated lectures and events. A brand new, most handsome example of this ephemeral item. PLEASE NOTE: This is the 11 x 17" MoCA exhibition poster for "Mastry" - NOT the hardbound exhibition catalogue of the same name. Inventory Number: 027125
KERRY JAMES MARSHALL: 2017 EXHIBITION POSTER AND BROCHURE FOR "MASTRY"
(MARSHALL, KERRY JAMES). Marshall, Kerry James. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2017. First Edition. Small Folio. Printed Poster. Exhibition Poster. As New.. One 17 x 11" sheet printed offset recto and verso, machine folded in fourths, 3 color and 1 b&w illustration. This is the poster cum exhibition brochure issued for the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles' 2017 presentation of Kerry James Marshall's traveling retrospective "Mastry". Folded as issued, one side reproduces Marshall's 1999 work "Rhythm Mastr" with typographic details for the exhibition, while the other reproduces three color images along with a schedule of the Museum's associated lectures and events. A brand new, most handsome example of this ephemeral item. PLEASE NOTE: This is the 11 x 17" MoCA exhibition poster for "Mastry" - NOT the hardbound exhibition catalogue of the same name. Inventory Number: 025675
TYRONE MITCHELL: PLUMES FOR DARK VICTORIES
(MITCHELL, TYRONE). Mitchell, Tyrone & Stephen Westfall. New York: Cyrus Gallery, 1988. First Edition 1/2000. 4to. Stapled Printed Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Near Fine.. 22pp, profusely, 7 color and 1 b&w illustration. With a biography, bibliography, and exhibition history. This is the catalogue published in conjunction with a 1988 New York gallery exhibition of then-recent sculptural work by the noted African-American sculptor Tyrone Mitchell. A most handsome example of this uncommon item. Inventory Number: 026741
SENGA NENGUDI: TOPOLOGIES
(NENGUDI, SENGA). Mühling, Matthias & Stephanie Weber, Editors. München, GERMANY: Hirmer Verlag, I00200809, 2020. First Edition. 4to. Cloth with Pictorial Pastedown. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued.
“For almost fifty years, Senga Nengudi (b. 1943, USA) has shaped an œuvre that inhabits a specific and unique place between sculpture, dance and performance. Her iconic R.S.V.P sculptures – performative objects made from pantyhose and materials such as sand and stone – have been acquired by important American museums. The publication accompanies the first solo exhibition of Nengudi in Germany at the Lenbachhaus, Munich.
Thanks to newly researched material that lay fallow until now, the publication will bring to light an astonishing early work by an artist who has consistently striven to expand the definition of what sculpture can be. Among the bodies of work presented in the book are the Water Compositions (1969–70), interactive vinyl and water sculptures that Nengudi understood as an organic rebuttal to the reign of Minimalism; early fabric works that Nengudi strung up in the back alleys of Harlem, New York; the suggestive R.S.V.P. sculptures (1976–today), some of which were activated in choreographed performances.” 978-3777433684 Inventory Number: I00200809
NEW MASSES: A BROKEN RUN OF FOURTEEN ISSUES FROM JUNE 1931 THROUGH DECEMBER 1932
(NEW MASSES). Gold, Michael & Walt Carmon, Editors. New York. 1931-1932.: New Masses, Inc.. First Editions. 4to. Stapled Illustrated Wrappers. Socialist Periodicals. Good - or Better.. Fourteen individual issues each 22 to 30pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. In protective clear acetate dustwrappers. Beginning in 1926, "New Masses" established itself as the conscientious Depression-Era illustrated voice of Communist and Marxist-leaning American workers. The early 1930s were a particularly fertile period for it's stinging brand of graphic social critique. This run of issues begins with June of 1931, and includes July, September thru January 1932, then April, May, June, August September, November, and December. The striking covers are by Jacob Burck (4), Hugo Gellert (2), Otto Soglow (3), I. Klein, William Siegel, Ettaro (sic?), William Gropper, and Walter Steinhilber. Other notable artistic contributors here are Louis Lozowick, Art Young, Adolph Dehn, Mitchel Siporin, Phil Bard, Anton Refregier, Walter Quirt, and many others. Featured writers include Langston Hughes, John Dos Passos, Theodore Dreiser, Upton Sinclair, Agnes Smedley, and Whittaker Chambers. This is a nice run of the magazine from a significant period, with all issues complete. Due to the highly brittle newsprint, these are wildly fragile; some covers have over the course of the past ninety years detached along the spine, and many have chipped along the foredges and the upper foredge corners. Some are soiled or show a bit of light dampstaining. All are individually protected in archival clear acetate dustwrappers. All in all, this is a good looking, well-loved archive from an important period of American labor and illustration that has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 027110
NORTH DRIVE PRESS: NDP #4 - 2008
(NORTH DRIVE PRESS). Keegan, Matt & Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Editors. Brooklyn, NY: North Drive Press, 2008. First Edition 1/1000. 4to. Loose Contents in a Box. Periodical. As New.. np, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Susan Barber. "North Drive Press" was founded by Matt Keegan and Lizzy Lee in 2003. The name refers to the street connecting the parallel blocks on which Matt and Lizzy - childhood friends - lived as adolescents. The impetus for the creation of NDP, as it is affectionately known, was to produce a mobile group exhibition. Beginning with issue #3, Sara Greenberger Rafferty (also an artist committed to collaboration and artist-produced publications) joined North Drive Press as co-editor of the project. Tokion said "It's a magazine but it comes in a box. No, not a magazine in a box, but a bunch of stuff in a box that's a magazine. Which turns out to have some distinct advantages over old-fashion printed-and-bound publications, such as the happy inclusion of posters, matches, original photos, stickers, cards, CDs, 7"s, booklets and even a sew-on patch". The New York Times said "The multiples are a delight, the interviews a gold mine." Limited to one thousand copies, this fourth annual edition features interviews and texts by Becca Albee and Kathleen Hanna, Fia Backstrom and Wade Guyton, Jennifer Bornstein and Jonathan Horowitz, Sarah Charlesworth and Sara VanDerBeek, Ken Gonzales-Day and Edgar Arceneaux, Alice Konitz and Michael Ned Holte, Eileen Quinlan and Liz Deschenes, Frances Stark and Amy Yao, Erika Vogt and Nancy de Holl, Matias Faldbakken, Kristina Kite, Andrew Lampert, Rose Oluronke Ojo, and Kevin Zucker. Artwork and multiples are contributed by Tobias Bernstrup, Laurel Broughton, Xavier Cha, Zoe Crosher, Andre Ethier, Danny Gordon, Corin Hewitt, Vlatka Horvat, Mark Klassen, Justin Lowe with Saleem Dhamee, Dane Mitchell, Jesse Reed, Alex Robbins, Jani Ruscica, Sara VanDerBeek, and Amy Yao. A brand new, pristine example (cited on pages 276-279 of Phillip E. Aarons' "In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955") of the first edition limited to one thousand unnumbered copies still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 1-933045-71-X Inventory Number: 026819
OCTOBER 51: ART/ THEORY/ CRITICISM/ POLITICS - WINTER 1989
(OCTOBER). Copjec, Joan, Douglas Crimp, Rosalind Krauss, Annette Michelson & Terri L. Cafaro, Editors. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press Journals, 1989. First Edition. 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Journal. Near Fine.. 142pp, illustrated in b&w. At the forefront of contemporary arts theory and criticism, "October" has for over thirty-five years focused critical attention on the contemporary arts and their various contexts of interpretation: film, painting, music, photography, performance, sculpture, literature. Contributions to this issue include: Mourning and Militancy - Douglas Crimp; Flaming Closets - Michael Moon; Kant with Sade - Jacques Lacan; From Breton to Dali: the Adventures of Automatism - Laurent Jenny; A Conversation with October - The V-Girls (Martha Baer, Erin Cramer, Jessica Chalmers, Andrea Fraser, Marianne Weems). A most handsome copy. 0-262-75201-8 Inventory Number: 021661
PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE CORCORAN - FIFTEEN CATALOGUES (L. BALTZ, J. BURCHARD, J. CAMERON, R. CUMMING, R. DECARAVA, F. DIPERNA, L. FRIEDLANDER, J. GOSSAGE, J. GROOVER, A. HERNANDEZ, A. KRAMER, H. LEVITT, S. MANN, M. MITCHELL, A. SCURLOCK) IN THE PUBLISHER'S BOX
(PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE CORCORAN). Livingston, Jane & Roy Slade. Washington, D.C.: The Corcoran Gallery of Art. First Editions. Square 8vo. Stapled Wrappers in Slipcase. Photography Monographs. Near Fine. or Better. np (each circa 24pp), profusely illustrated. With an exhibition checklist, bibliography, biography and exhibition history. This is the boxed set of slender 8 x 8" catalogues issued in conjunction with fifteen one-person photographic exhibitions held at Washington DC's Corcoran Gallery of Art between 1976 and 1980. These include all eight documents from the historic 1976 Bicentennial project "The Nation's Capital in Photographs" ("Lewis Baltz: Maryland", "Joe Cameron: The Extended Mall", Robert Cumming, Roy DeCarava, Lee Friedlander, John R. Gossage: The Better Neighborhoods of Greater Washington", Jan Groover, and Anthony Hernandez) along with "The Historic Photographs of Addison N. Scurlock" (1976), "Frank Di Perna: Color Photographs", "Sally Mann / The Lewis Law Photographs", "Mike Mitchell: Other Lights" (1977), Jerry Burchard, "Arnold Kramer / Interior Views" (1978), and Helen Levitt (1980). A most handsome group - each individual example is Near Fine or better - whose printed silver paper-over-boards slipcase shows some notable overall wear and rubbing. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 019949
WILLIAM POPE.L - ART AFTER WHITE PEOPLE: TIME, TREES, AND CELLULOID
(POPE.L, WILLIAM). Pope.L, William, Lisa Melandri, Wade Graham & Lauri Firstenberg. Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2007. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. As New.. 40pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. This is the catalogue issued in conjunction with three recent Santa Monica Museum of Art multi-media installations "the Grove", "A Personal History of Videography" and "The Semen Pictures" by William Pope.L - the mysterious self-proclaimed "Friendliest Black Artist in America". A brand new, most handsome example. 0-9745108-3-1 Inventory Number: 026742