RAND PIECE - SIGNED BY JOHN CHAMBERLAIN
(CHAMBERLAIN, JOHN). Chamberlain, John. NP (Los Angeles ?): Self-Published, 1971. First Edition. 4to. Plastic Report Cover. Artist's Book. Near Fine.. Thirty-five individual 8 ½ x 11" bond sheets printed offset recto only, in a translucent fluorescent orange plastic report cover with a blue plastic clamp spine (as issued), no illustrations. "Rand Piece" is the printed form of John Chamberlain's contribution to the historic 1971 Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition "Art and Technology". It consists of excerpted responses by employees of the noted Southern California think-tank The Rand Corporation to a questionnaire submitted by the artist. The piece was mounted on the walls during the exhibition, with Chamberlain subsequently self-publishing an extremely limited edition of these responses to be distributed to the Rand participants. For further details, see the catalog "Art and Technology" by Maurice Tuchman. Edition size is not known, but surviving copies are truly rare. A most handsome example of this elusive conceptual document whose plastic binder remains remarkably fresh additionally BOLDLY SIGNED "John Chamberlain" in purple ink on the title page at the time of publication. 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: 023336$500.00 Inquire
STELARC: A GROUP OF FIFTEEN ARTIST'S SELF-PUBLISHED POSTCARDS
(STELARC). Stelarc. Various. 1976-1981.: Self-Published. First Editions. Oblong 12mo. Printed Postcards. Artist Multiples. Very Good - or Better.. Fifteen 4 1/8 x 5 7/8" cardstock postcards printed offset b&w, recto and verso. Text in English. This is a collection of fourteen photographically illustrated, self-published postcards documenting noted Cypriot-born, Australian-based artist Stelarc's public performances - primarily in Japan and Australia - between 1976 and 1981. A handsome group of these uncommon artist's multiples issued for the following performances: "Event for Stretched Skin (May 16th, 1976 - Tokyo)", "Event for Penetration / Extrapolation (August 14th, 1976 - Mexico City)", "Event for Stretched Skin No. 4 (August 8th, 1977 - Munich)", "Event for Inclined Suspension (January 7th, 1979 - Tokyo)", "Event for Amplified Tension (August 6th, 1979 - Tokyo)", "Pull Out / Pull Up Event for Self-Suspension (March 2nd, 1980 - Tokyo)", "Sitting / Swaying Event for Rock Suspension (May 11th, 1980 - Tokyo)", "Event for Obsolete Body (August 13th, 1980 - Melbourne)", "Up / Down: Event for Shaft Suspension (August 17th, 1980 - Melbourne)", "Tilted / Twisting Event for Cone Configuration (December 30th - Tokyo)", "The Third Hand. The Third Hand (May 8th, 1981 - Tokyo)", "Seaside Suspension: Event for Wind and Waves (May 30th, 1981 - Jogashima)", "Sculpture Space Suspension (August 16th, 1981 - Mexico City)", "Deca-Dance (November 15th, 1981 - Tokyo)", and "Curves / Event for Three Hands (December 28th, 1981 - Tokyo)". Inventory Number: 026265$750.00 Inquire
ANDY WARHOL: ART CASH (ONES) - IN AN ARCHIVAL ACRYLIC DISPLAY
(WARHOL, ANDY). Warhol, Andy. New York: Experiments in Art and Technology, 1971. First Edition. Oblong 12mo. Printed Paper Currency. Artist's Multiple. As New.. One 2 ¼ x 6 ¾" sheet printed in monochrome ink, recto and verso. In 1971, Billy Kluver's innovative Experiments in Art and Technology held a casino-themed fund-raising event for which ten contemporary artists were commissioned to produce faux currency. For the evening, Andy Warhol created this one dollar bill utilizing his "This Photograph May Not Be - - Etc" rubber stamp motif which was printed by the American Banknote Company on paper identical to that used for US currency. A brand new, pristine example of this charming, ephemeral artist's multiple displayed between two 3 x 8 x 5/8" archival clear acrylic blocks held together by magnetized clasps. Inventory Number: 027341$350.00 Inquire
This Was Tomorrow: Pop, From Style To Revival - Complete In Two Slipcased Volumes With A Video Cassette$90.00 More Info
THIS WAS TOMORROW: POP, FROM STYLE TO REVIVAL - COMPLETE IN TWO SLIPCASED VOLUMES WITH A VIDEO CASSETTE
Casciani, Stefano, Giannino Malossi, Carlo Romano & Nigel Whiteley. Giannino Malossi, Editor. Milan, ITALY: Electa Editrice, 1990. First English Language Edition. Stout 8vo. Illustrated Boards in Slipcase. Exhibition Catalog. As New/No Jackets - As Issued. 210 + 158pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English. Designed by Italo Lupi. This is a totally amazing two volume publication documenting the new art, architecture, cinema, design, fashion, music and popular culture in Europe (with the primary focus on Britain) during the Swingin' Sixties! Issued in conjunction with a 1990 Italian exhibition, everyone who was anyone is here including The Mods, The Rockers, The Situationists, Richard Hamilton and The Independent Group, The Beatles, The Who, Allen Jones, Peter Blake, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Joe Colombo, Archigram, Stanley Kubrick, The Fool, Pierre Cardin, Ungaro, Paco Rabanne, Mary Quant, and many, many, more. A pristine, still shrinkwrapped set along with the exhibition commissioned documentary "The Sixties in Moving Images" on video cassette housed in the publisher's printed cardboard slipcase, 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. 88-435-3269-3 Inventory Number: 023825$90.00 InquireFiled Under: Architecture, Art, Art and Technology, Cinema, Decorative Art, Exhibition Catalogues, Fashion, Music + Sound Art, Pop Art, Video Art, Vinyl, DVD + CD
4,492,040 (1969-74)$250.00 More Info
Lippard, Lucy R. & Jeff Khonsary, Editors. Vancouver, CANADA & Los Angeles: New Documents, 2012. First Edition 1/1000. 12mo. File Cards in Printed Wrapper. Exhibition Catalog. As New.. One hundred and seventy-nine 4 x 6" file cards printed monochrome offset recto and verso, profusely illustrated. With a bibliography and filmography. "4,492,040 is a facsimile reprint of a series of documents produced by curator Lucy R. Lippard. Drawn from material originally published between 1969 and 1974, 4,492,040 includes reprints of all four of the catalogs from Lippard’s hugely important "numbers shows" - a series of exhibitions named for the populations of the cities they were held in: 557,087 (Seattle, 1969), 955,000 (Vancouver, 1970), 2,972,453 (Buenos Aires, 1970), and c.7,500 (Valencia, CA, 1973/74). As with the originals, 4,492,040 is made up of a collection of loose notecards containing statements, documentation, and conceptual works by each artist, to be rearranged, filed, or discarded at will. This new edition is supplemented by a new afterword by Lippard". The four exhibitions' participants include Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Carl Andre, Eleanor Antin, Siah Armajani, Keith Arnatt, Richard Artschwager, Art & Language (Terry Atkinson, David Askevold, Alice Aycock, David Bainbridge, Michael Baldwin, Harold Hurrell), John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Frederick Barthelme, Jennifer Bartlett, Gene Beery, Mel Bochner, Bill Bollinger, Jon Borofsky, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Victor Burgin, Donald Burgy, Pierpaolo Calzolari, Rosemary Castoro, Don Celender, James Collins, Christopher C. Cook, Greg Curnoe, Hanne Darboven, Walter de Maria, Agnes Denes, Jan Dibbets, Christos Dikeakos, Rafael Ferrer, Gilbert & George, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Ira Joel Haber, Alex Hay, Michael Heizer, Eva Hesse, Nancy Holt, Douglas Huebler, Robert Huot, Richards Jarden, Stephen Kaltenbach, On Kawara, Edward Kienholz, Robert Kinmont, Joseph Kosuth, Christine Kozlov, John Latham, Barry Le Va, Sol LeWitt, Roelof Louw, Duane Lunden, Bruce McLean, Robert Morris, N.E. Thing Co. (Iain and Ingrid Baxter), Bruce Nauman, New York Graphic Workshop, George Nikoliadis, Dennis Oppenheim, John Perrault, Adrian Piper, Robert Rohm, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Fred Sandback, George Sawchuck, Richard Serra, Randy Sims, Robert Smithson, Keith Sonnier, Athena Tacha, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Jeff Wall, Lawrence Weiner, Ian Wilson, and Martha Wilson. A pristine, brand new complete set of all one hundred and seventy-nine loose cards sealed inside their printed wrapper in the publisher's clear plastic zip-lock pouch, as issued. 1-927354-00-5 Inventory Number: 027446$250.00 Inquire
DO YOU COMPUTE? SELLING TECH FROM THE ATOMIC AGE TO THE Y2K BUG. 1950-1999
Mungia, Ryan & Steven Heller. J.C. Gabel, Editor. Los Angeles, CA: Hat & Beard Pres & Boyo Press, 2019. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Boards. Graphic Design Survey. As New/No Jacket - As Issued.
240pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Ryan Mungia.
"Before Alexa and the iPhone, there was the large and unwieldy mainframe computer. In the postwar 1950s, computers were mostly used for aerospace and accounting purposes. To the public at large, they were on a rung that existed somewhere between engineering and science fiction. Magazine ads and marketing brochures were designed to create a fantasy surrounding these machines for prospective clients: Higher profit margins! Creativity unleashed! Total automation! With the invention of the microchip in the 1970s came the PC and video games, which shifted the target of computer advertising from corporations to the individual. By the end of the millennium, the notion of selling tech burst wide open to include robots, cell phones, blogs, online dating services, and much, much more.
"Do You Compute?" is a broad survey featuring the very best of computer advertising in the 20th century. From the Atomic Age to the Y2K bug, this volume presents a connoisseur’s selection of graphic gems culled from museums, university archives, and private collections to illustrate the evolution of the computer from its early days as a hulking piece of machinery to its current state as a handheld device. Accompanied by two essays - one by cultural anthropologist Ryan Mungia and the other by graphic design historian Steven Heller - and including five different decade-long timelines that highlight some of the most influential moments in computer history, this fun yet meaningful volume is a unique look at the computer and how it has shaped our world." A brand new, most handsome example of this awesome compendium.
978-0991619825 Inventory Number: E000RMDYC$50.00 InquireFiled Under: Art and Technology, Graphic Design