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") in the publisher's slipcase, as issued. 3-934823-82-3 Inventory Number: 027507
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: 027572
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: WORKS ON PAPER
(BASQUIAT, JEAN-MICHEL). Blistene, Bernard, Dr. Elena Ochoa, Robert Farris Thompson & Richard D. Marshall. Preface by Enrico Navarra. Paris: Galerie Enrico Navarra, 1999. First Edition Thus. Stout 4to. Illustrated Boards in Slipcase. Catalogue Raisonné. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 376pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English. With a biography, bibliography and exhibition history. This is the massive, beautifully illustrated survey of works on paper executed between 1979 and 1988 by the late, great Jean-Michel Basquiat. It includes over three hundred illustrations, a catalogue raisonné of the editions, and essays by Bernard Blistene, Dr. Elena Ochoa, Robert Farris Thompson, Richard D. Marshall, and Enrico Navarra. A brand new, most handsome example of this uncommon and lovely reference in the publisher's printed slipcase, 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. 2-911596-12-9 Inventory Number: 027558
(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. 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. 3-7757-2593-8 Inventory Number: 027161
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. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 2-911596-53-6 Inventory Number: 027700
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: NEW WORKS
(BASQUIAT, JEAN-MICHEL). Ikeda Gallery, Akira. Tokyo, JAPAN: Akira Ikeda Gallery, 1987. First Edition 1/1000. 4to. Printed Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Near Fine.. np (28pp), 7 color illustrations. Text in English and Japanese. With an exhibition checklist, biography, exhibition history, and bibliography. Published only in Japan, this is the catalogue issued in conjunction with a 1987 Tokyo gallery exhibitions of seven Jean-Michel Basquiat collaged paintings and constructions on wood executed during 1985 and 1986. A most handsome example of this uncommon item limited to one thousand unnumbered copies. 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: 027550
(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
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: 027491
COLLABORATIONS: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT & ANDY WARHOL &
(BASQUIAT, JEAN-MICHEL) (WARHOL, ANDY). Ikeda Gallery, Akira. Tokyo, JAPAN: Akira Ikeda Gallery, 1986. First Edition 1/1000. Oblong 4to. Printed Wrappers. Artists Monograph. Near Fine.. np (44pp), 17 color and 1 b&w illustration. Text in English and Japanese. With an exhibition checklist, Published only in Japan, this is the catalogue issued in conjunction with a1986 Tokyo gallery exhibitions of five of the collaborative paintings produced by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat during 1985 and 1986. A most handsome example of this uncommon item limited to one thousand unnumbered copies. 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: 027549
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
FRANK BOWLING: WORKS ON PAPER, 2009-2021
(BOWLING, FRANK). Pesenti, Allegra. Beverly Hills, CA: Marc Selwyn Fine Arts, 2022, I00221015. First Edition. 8 1/2 x 7 3/4", 68 pages. Hardbound. Artist Monograph. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Over the past decade, Frank Bowling has enjoyed belated attention and celebration, including a major Tate Britain retrospective in 2019. Born in British Guyana in 1934, Bowling arrived in England in his late teens, and began his career at the Royal College of Art. During his time at the RCA, he studied alongside David Hockney and Peter Blake and became involved in the British Pop Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Aided by a Guggenheim Fellowship, Bowling moved to New York in 1966. Following a solo exhibition at the Whitney in 1971 (in the same period as shows featuring Melvin Edwards, Jack Whitten, and Alma Thomas), Bowling met influential critic Clement Greenberg, who became a regular visitor to the artist’s studio and a major influence on his practice. With Greenberg’s advice and encouragement, any lingering doubts about his commitment to Modernism were abandoned, and Bowling began to progress further toward pure abstraction, removing all recognizable imagery to focus on process, materials and color. Bowling has developed a unique and virtuosic abstract style that combines aspects of American painterly abstraction with a treatment of light and space that consciously recollects the great English landscape painters Gainsborough, Turner and Constable. A brand new, pristine example of this lovely hardbound catalogue produced in conjunction with a 2022 Marc Selwyn Fine Art exhibition of works on paper.
979-8218032630 Inventory Number: I00221015
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
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. 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. 0-9713681-2-0 Inventory Number: 019576
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
AWOL ERIZKU: MYSTIC PARALLAX - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST (SHIPPING JULY 18th, 2023)
(ERIZKU, AWOL). Erizku, Awol, Ashley James, Doreen St. Felix, Urs Fischer & Antwaun Sargent. Foreword by Ishmael Reed. New York: Aperture and The Momentary, I00230705. 2023. First Edition. 12 x 9 1/2". Cloth in Illustrated Dust Jacket. Artist Monograph. As New/As New. 9781597115469
300pp, 168 illustrations in color and b&w. "Working across photography, film, video, painting, and installation, Awol Erizku's work references and re-imagines African-American and African visual culture, from hip hop vernacular to Nefertiti, while nodding to traditions of spirituality and Surrealism. This comprehensive monograph spans the artist’s career, blending his studio practice with his work as an in-demand editorial photographer working regularly for the New Yorker, New York magazine, Time, and GQ, among others, and features his conceptual portraits of Black cultural icons such as Solange, Amanda Gorman, and Michael B. Jordan. As Erizku recently told the New York Times, “It’s important for me to create confident, powerful, downright regal images of Black people.”
Featuring essays by critically acclaimed author Ishmael Reed, curator Ashley James, and writer Doreen St. Félix, and interviews with the artist by Urs Fischer and Antwaun Sargent, Mystic Parallax is a luminous and arresting testament to the artist’s tremendous power and originality."
A brand new, most handsome example of this spectacularly designed and produced first monograph additionally signed "Awol Erizku" in ink on the front pastedown.
Inventory Number: E000AEMP
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
JOSHUA RASHAAD MCFADDEN: I BELIEVE I'LL RUN ON
(MCFADDEN, JOSHUA RASHAAD) Contributions by LaCharles Ward and Lyle Ashton Harris. George Eastman Museum and Yale University Press, I00220511, 2022. 10 x 12 inches, 304 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
American artist Joshua Rashaad McFadden (b. 1990) makes photographs that explore and celebrate Black life in the United States. Published in conjunction with his first solo museum exhibition, Joshua Rashaad McFadden: I Believe I’ll Run On demonstrates his mastery of a wide range of photographic genres—social documentary, reportage, portraiture, and fine art—and his use of the medium to confront racism and anti-Black violence. Like Black photographers before him, such as Gordon Parks, Roy DeCarava, Carrie Mae Weems, Dawoud Bey, and LaToya Ruby Frazier, McFadden documents the beauty of Black life and illuminates the specificity of Black living in our historical present, including a series of impactful photographs devoted to the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020.
Along with a candid conversation between McFadden and artist Lyle Ashton Harris and an essay that traces McFadden’s meteoric career, this catalogue offers an overview of and insight into a poignant and deeply personal body of work, asserting McFadden’s key role in shaping the art and visual culture of the United States. 9780300264265 Inventory Number: I00220511
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. 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. Inventory Number: 019949
PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS BY JAMES A. PORTER
(PORTER, JAMES A.). Breeskin, Adelyn D.. Washington, D.C.: The Barnett Aden Gallery, 1948. Edition Not Stated - Presumed First. 8vo. Illustrated Wrappers. Exhibition Brochure. Fine.. One 9 x 12" sheet printed offset recto and verso, machine folded in half vertically to make 4pp, one monochrome cover illustration. With an exhibition checklist. This is the slender four page brochure published in conjunction with a February 1948 exhibition of twenty-six works by Howard University's noted African-American art historian, artist, and educator James A. Porter held at Washington D.C.'s pioneering Barnett Aden Gallery - the first successful Black-owned private art gallery in the United States. In addition to a complete checklist, it includes a brief essay on Porter by the then director of The Baltimore Museum of Art, Adelyn D. Breeskin. A bright, most handsome example of this exceedingly uncommon - only a single copy is currently cited in OCLC WorldCat - ephemeral item that was the only printed documentation of the event. Inventory Number: 026977
(PURYEAR, MARTIN). Davies, Hugh M. & Helaine Posner. Amherst, MA: University Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1984. First Edition. Square 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Very Good.. 44pp, 33 b&w and 20 color illustrations + cover. With a chronology, bibliography, and checklist of the exhibition. This is the catalogue published in conjunction with the 1984 touring Museum exhibition of works by the noted African-American sculptor Martin Puryear - his first comprehensive retrospective. It includes an extensive interview with the artist by curators Hugh M. Davies and Helaine Posner. A handsome example showing some light overall wear, creasing, and soiling to its white covers. LC 83-51797 Inventory Number: 026557
LORNA SIMPSON: III - 1994 PETER NORTON FAMILY CHRISTMAS PROJECT ARTIST'S MULTIPLE
(SIMPSON, LORNA). Simpson, Lorna & Thelma Golden. Santa Monica, CA: The Peter Norton Family, 1994. First Edition. Tall Narrow 4to. Three Sculptural Elements. Artist's Multiple. Near Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. Three wishbone sculptural elements (bronze, ceramic and rubber) displayed within a die-cut, lithographed felt compartment housed in a sliding wooden box. Issued as the 1994 Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, this limited edition multiple entitled "III" by noted African-American artist Lorna Simpson "continues the evolution of her art. It centers on a wishbone, a key of her artistic imagery, and draws on the metaphorical meanings of the project's materials. "III" is Lorna Simpson's meditation on wishing". A handsome example of this elegant artist's multiple issued hors commerce and never commercially available for sale showing a few typical small nicks and scratches to the wooden box with the Norton Family Christmas card bearing Thelma Golden's descriptive text on the verso laid in, 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. Inventory Number: 027522
HARLEM DOCUMENT: PHOTOGRAPHS 1932-1940: AARON SISKIND - DELUXE SIGNED SLIPCASED EDITION LIMITED TO ONE HUNDRED COPIES
(SISKIND, AARON). Siskind, Aaron. Foreword by Gordon Parks. Charles Traub & Ann Banks, Editors. Providence, RI: Matrix Publications, Inc., 1981. First Edition #100/100 Deluxe. Oblong Small 4to. Cloth in Dust Jacket,Slipcased. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. 80pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. Designed by Malcolm Grear. This is the historically significant compendium of the esteemed late Chicago-based photographer Aaron Siskind's photographs from the 1930s of Harlem and its denizens. A brand new, most handsome example of the exceedingly uncommon 1981 Matrix Publications deluxe first hardbound edition in dust jacket limited to one hundred copies NUMBERED (100/100) AND SIGNED "Aaron Siskind" in black ink on the vellum limitation page at front, as issued, showing some mild wear and sunning to the publisher's printed slipcase. 0-936554-06-1 Inventory Number: 026401
BOB MARLEY: SPIRIT DANCER - SIGNED, SLIPCASED EDITION WITH A SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
(TALAMON, BRUCE W.) (MARLEY, BOB). Talamon, Bruce W. & Roger Steffens. Foreword by Timothy White. Afterword By Marcia Battle. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1994. First Edition 1/99 Deluxe. 4to. Cloth in Slipcase. Music Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 128pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. "Bob Marley was the proudest-walking black man I had ever seen. He didn't walk, he would stride. I would observe his presence and humanity... relating to a sensibility that acknowledged his mission. Like the old folks say, he did not tarry. He had a purpose. Like no one I have ever seen before or since". This is from Bruce W. Talamon's preface to "Bob Marley: Spirit Dancer" - perhaps the great photographic study of the late, great music legend. Limited to ninety-nine copies only, this deluxe edition is bound in black linen with a black linen slipcase and contains a beautiful 10 x 8" black and white portrait of Bob Marley signed by Bruce Talamon laid in. A brand new, pristine example acquired directly from the photographer SIGNED AND NUMBERED by Bruce Talamon at the colophon, 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. 0-393-03686-3 Inventory Number: 013889
HENRY TAYLOR: THE ONLY PORTRAIT I EVER PAINTED OF MY MOMMA WAS STOLEN
(TAYLOR, HENRY). Taylor, Henry, Zadie Smith, Sarah Lewis, Charles Gaines & Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah. New York & Milan, ITALY: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. First Edition. Stout 4to. Cloth with Pastedown. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 320pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Brian Roettinger. With an exhibition history and bibliography. This is the massive, spectacularly designed and produced first monograph on noted Los Angeles-based artist Henry Taylor. A brand new, pristine example of the uncommon 2018 first and only edition still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 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. 0-8478-6310-7 Inventory Number: 027413
(THOMAS, ALMA). Golden, Thelma, Ian Berry, Bridget R. Cooks, Thelma Golden, Nikki A. Greene, Lauren Haynes, Leslie Hewitt, Jennie C. Jones, Leslie Wayne & Saya Woolfalk. New York & Saratoga Springs, NY: The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Francis Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College & Prestel Publishing, 2016. First Edition. 4to. Cloth with Pastedown. Artist Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 256pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. With an exhibition checklist. This is the comprehensive hardbound catalogue published in conjunction with posthumous 2016 retrospective of the work of African-American abstract artist Alma Thomas that traveled from the Studio Museum in Harlem to The Francis Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College. "Filled with vibrant illustrations, this stunning volume traces Thomas’s development as an artist and includes new writings by Bridget R. Cooks, Thelma Golden, Nikki A. Greene and Lauren Haynes, as well as specially commissioned responses by leading artists Leslie Hewitt, Jennie C. Jones, Leslie Wayne, and Saya Woolfalk. As the work of many African-American abstractionists is only recently coming into the spotlight, this important book on Alma Thomas profiles a truly pioneering figure." A brand new, most handsome example of this quickly unavailable document - the most comprehensive monograph on the artist to date - still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 3-7913-5571-6 Inventory Number: 026607
MICKALENE THOMAS ARTIST'S MULTIPLE: SET OF FOUR DECORATIVE MELAMINE TRAYS
(THOMAS, MICKALENE). Thomas, Mickalene. Santa Monica, CA: Mickalene Thomas & The Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2012. First Edition 1/250. Oblong Folio. Four Melamine Trays in a Box. Artist's Multiple. As New. Four 11 x 14" Melamine trays housed in a 12 x 15 x 3" paper over boards box. "Mickalene Thomas has won acclaim for her elaborate, colorful paintings of African-American women, often posed provocatively against rich, 1970s-themed backgrounds adorned with rhinestones, enamel and acrylics. Thomas draws from earlier traditions of portraiture to arrive at her contemporary sensibility. She engages with the tension between a personal investigation of eroticism, black femininity and beauty and a pop-cultural critique of the overt sexual imagery prevalent in the media - from Blaxploitation film heroines like Cleopatra Jones to the construction of middle-class, African-American taste in Ebony magazine." In conjunction with her 2012 "Mickalene Thomas: The Origin of the Universe" retrospective held at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the noted Brooklyn-based artist created a limited edition multiple in the form of four Melamine serving trays that were sold in the SMMoA's "Gracie" shop as a fundraiser. Published in an unsigned edition of two hundred and fifty smartly-boxed sets, each of the four oval trays reproduces a different striking abstract pattern and bears Ms. Thomas' signature in facsimile on a molded cartouche on the underside. A brand new, pristine example of Mickalene Thomas' fabulous utilitarian objects sure to lend a touch of festive class to any home decor or gathering whose components are still sealed in their original plastic sleeves and accompanied by the Museum's individually numbered certificate of authenticity. Inventory Number: 027414
BILL TRAYLOR DRAWINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOE AND PAT WILKINSON
(TRAYLOR, BILL). Druckman, Nancy & Kara Lyn Anderson. New York: Sotheby's, 1997. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Auction Catalog. Fine.. 68pp, 21 color illustrations. This is the auction catalogue documenting the Sunday, December 3rd 1997 sale of a single private collection of twenty-one works on paper by the late, self-taught African-American artist Bill Traylor. A brand new, most handsome example. Inventory Number: 018279
CY TWOMBLY AND JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: PAINTINGS AND WORKS ON PAPER
(TWOMBLY, CY) (BASQUIAT, JEAN-MICHEL). 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: 027490
/ KARA WALKER /
(WALKER, KARA). Walker, Kara, Stephan Berg, Silke Boerma, Eungie Joo & Robert Hobbs. Hannover, GERMANY: Kunstverein Hannover, 2002. First Edition. 4to. Gilt-Embossed Boards. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 197pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English and German. This is the elegant catalogue issued in conjunction with the 2002 German museum exhibition "For the Benefit of All the Races of Mankind An Exhibition of Artifacts, Remnants, and Effluvia EXCAVATED from the Black Heart of a Negress" by noted African-American artist Kara Walker. Beautifully designed and printed, it has very much of the feel of an artist designed book. A brand new, most handsome example still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 3-922675-84-0 Inventory Number: 027453
RACE HATRED ON TRIAL
(WALKER, RYAN). Communist Party of the United States of America. Foreword by Jim Allen. New York: Daily Worker Publishing Company, 1931. First Edition. 12mo. Stapled Illustrated Wrappers. Civil Rights Document. Good -.. 48pp, 3 b&w illustrations + cover illustration. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. According to this publication's authors, "The trial of August Yokinen before 1,500 white and black workers in Harlem for acts clearly based on race prejudice was an event without example in the history of the American Labor Movement. He was not tried before any court of American ruling-class "justice." He was tried by a court of workers." Written and published by The Communist Party of the United States of America, "Race Hatred on Trial" is the transcript and summation of the 1931 Party-sponsored adjudication of Mr. Yokinen for his inhospitable treatment of three Negro workers attending a Finnish Workers Club entertainment in Harlem. As prefaced here, "the seriousness of the crime he committed against the working class is made clear in this pamphlet." To atone for his transgressions following the tribunal's guilty verdict, Yokinen was immediately expelled from the Communist Party and required to "actively participate in the struggle against white chauvinism throughout Harlem." An internally most presentable example of the uncommon 1931 first edition of this notable pre-World War II contribution to civil rights literature that includes four illustrations by leftist American political activist and cartoonist Ryan Walker showing pronounced wear, creasing, chipping, soiling, and minor paper loss to the extremities of its brittle newsprint covers; which appear to have at one point detached along the spine and been subsequently semi-artfully re-attached. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 026735
ALL-AMERICAN VOLUME THIRTEEN: BORN READY - A JOURNAL BY BRUCE WEBER
(WEBER, BRUCE). Weber, Bruce, Nan Bush, Nathaniel Kilcer, Matthew Richards & Skylar Pittman, Editors. Kempen, GERMANY & New York: teNeues Publishing Group, 2013. First Edition 1/5000. 4to. Wrappers in Pictorial Slipcase. Photography Monograph. As New.. np (192pp), profusely illustrated in duotone and color. Art Director - Nathaniel Kilcer. "The latest volume in Bruce Weber's ongoing literary and art journal series celebrates individuals whose risk-taking and personal vision set them apart from the crowd. There's a common enthusiasm running through this volume, a sense that this cast of characters - be they subjects of the book or contributors to it - was born ready to stand up, face the odds, and declare themselves unabashedly to the world. The book opens with a poem about Basketball by Sherman Alexie. A new commission by Sean Thomas finds him back in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, documenting the teen rites of passage that pile up at the end of high school: senior prom, first romances, lazy summer jobs. Then Bruce Weber's first story in the book is a profile of Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries - the pioneering Los Angeles-based gang intervention and rehabilitation program. From there All-American travels to Harlem with Lisa Eisner, whose commissioned story about Amateur Night at the Apollo becomes a love poem to the vibrant neighborhood. Weber's second contribution is a profile of the charming and eccentric Mickey Wolfson, whose extraordinary collection of furniture, paintings, books, prints, and decorative objects became the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami, Florida. A portfolio of paintings by the Palm Beach society fixture Ralph Wolfe Cowan presents everyone from Doris Duke to Johnny Mathis to Princess Grace in the most ethereal and unexpected light. All-American then traces one woman's personal struggle for justice through exclusive images from the personal archive of Edith Windsor, whose Supreme Court case resulted in the overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) earlier this year. This story also features portraits by Bruce Weber and photographs by Poppy De Villeneuve. All-American Volume Thirteen closes with an in-depth look at the world of professional motocross racing. Bruce Weber traveled this summer to Southwick, Massachusetts together with photographers John Scott and Michael John Murphy to capture stars like Ryan Dungey and James Stewart racing against a host of up-and-comers". As with all of the "All-American"s, the quality of the design, paper and printing is impeccable. Not unlike the previous books, there will be only one printing of this title. A brand new, pristine example in slipcase in the publisher's shrinkwrap, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-8327-9735-1 Inventory Number: 022862
STANLEY WHITNEY: DANCE THE ORANGE
(WHITNEY, STANLEY). Whitney, Stanley, Lauren Haynes, Robert Storr & Lowery Stoke Sims. Foreword by Thelma Golden. New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2015. First Edition. Large Square 4to. Embossed Self-Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine.. np (82pp), 29 color illustrations. Designed by OCD. With an exhibition checklist, exhibition history and chronology. This is the elegantly designed catalogue issued in conjunction with a 2015 Stanley Whitney exhibition of twenty-nine paintings on paper and linen executed between 2008 and 2015 entitled "Dance The Orange." Held at The Studio Museum in Harlem, it features full page color reproductions of each of the works shown, textual contributions by Lauren Haynes, Robert Storr, and Thelma Golden, and a transcribed interview between the artist and Lowery Stoke Sims. A brand new, most handsome example of this deceptively uncommon document still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 0-942949-42-0 Inventory Number: 027082
SENON WILLIAMS: WORDS DONT MEAN MUCH - DELUXE EDITION LIMITED TO FIFTY COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST WITH AN ORIGINAL 4 x 5" WORK ON PAPER - SHIPPING AFTER 2/1/22
(Williams, Senon). Williams, Senon. Los Angeles: Hat & Beard Press, 2021. First Edition 1/50 Deluxe. 12mo (4.5 x 5.25 in.). Printed Flexible Boards. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Book Signing at Arcana with Senon Williams Saturday, January 29th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
152pp, illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Lorraine Wild, Green Dragon Office. “The old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” is turned on its side in “Words Don't Mean Much” - Senon Williams’ new book of aphoristic phrasing. Far fewer words are needed to create an illuminating image in the mind’s eye, conjuring immediate multi-sensory experiences. This book of poems is derived from the text in Williams’ ink on paper drawings. The drawings are textual extractions and gather momentum within the book, exhibiting great attention to materials and craftsmanship. Every detail, from select paper to classic typeface, has been considered. An object, not unlike a sculpture, can be viewed from all sides, handled - and leafed through in the case of this book - front to back, back to front, or randomly opened. “Words Don't Mean Much” is a small pocket book, easy to conceal. A book to keep all to yourself or share intimately.”
Los Angeles native Senon Williams is a lifelong artist and musician. A founding member of the always-engaging Dengue Fever, Williams’ visual work finds space in the natural, exposing outstanding and devastating stages of human evolution. “To provoke thought, a question works better than answers. I enjoy to start a story I resolve in different ways depending on my mood."
A brand new, most handsome example of deluxe edition of this charming new work limited to fifty copies additionally SIGNED by Senon Williams in ink accompanied by A SIGNED ORIGINAL 4 x 5" WORK ON PAPER.
PLEASE NOTE: Deluxe Copies of "Words Don'tMean Much" will be signed Saturday, January 29th and shipped starting on Tuesday, February 1st.
Inventory Number: E000SWWDMM-LTD