(ABE, HITOSHI). Abe, Hitoshi. Osaka, JAPAN: Yamaki Art Gallery, 1987. First Edition. Small Square 4to. Printed Wrappers. Ceramics Monograph. Near Fine.. 24pp, 41 color and 1 b&w illustration. Text in Japanese and English. With a biography and exhibition history. This is the beautifully illustrated catalogue published in conjunction with a 1987 Osaka gallery exhibition of vases, bowls, cups, and works on paper by prominent Japanese ceramicist Hitoshi Abe (not to be confused with the contemporary architect of the same name). A most handsome example of this uncommon item. Inventory Number: 016821
DERRIERE LE MIROIR (DLM) NO. 181 NOVEMBRE 1969: LLORENS ARTIGAS
(ARTIGAS, LLORENS) (DERRIERE LE MIROIR). Artigas, Llorens and Pierre Courthion. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1969. First Edition. Folio. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Very Good.. 22pp, 9 color and 11 b&w illustrations + covers. Text in French. This is a monographic edition of Maeght's legendary periodical "Derriere Le Miroir" (featuring the great artists and writers of the 20th Century) devoted solely to Llorens Artigas' 1969 exhibition of ceramic vessels. A handsome example showing just a hint of light foxing at the rear. Inventory Number: 012268
ARTS & ARCHITECTURE: VOLUME 66, No. 9 - SEPTEMBER 1949
(ARTS + ARCHITECTURE). Entenza, John, Editor. Los Angeles: John D. Entenza, 1949. First Edition. 4to. Stapled Illustrated Wrappers. Architecture Periodical. Good.. 50pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. Cover Design by F.A. Usher Jr. This September 1949 installment of venerated California magazine "Arts + Architecture" hails from the period of John Entenza's influential editorship. It features contributions on or by Clare Falkenstein, Richard J. Neutra, Edgar Kaufmann Jr., Mario Corbett, Charles Eames' Case Study House for 1949, Margaret De Patta, A. Quincy Jones, Edith Heath, Gregory Ain with Joseph Johnson and Alfred Day, Peter Yates, and more. It also includes scores of informative period gallery, building material, and decorative arts advertisements. A most presentable unmailed example of this uncommon item showing overall wear, handling and soiling. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 023781
JOHN CURRIN SELECTS
(CURRIN, JOHN). Currin, John & William Stover. Introduction by Cheryl Brutvan. Boston: The Museum of Fine Art, Boston, 2003. First Edition. 12mo. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. As New.. 96pp, 40 color illustrations. "In this volume (the first in an occasional series published by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) the celebrated young figurative painter John Currin has selected some thirty works of portraiture, ancient to modern, from the MFA's permanent collection: evaluating them as one might a friend, enemy, or lover - subjectively, passionately, at times irrationally - but always with a visceral sense of connection and personal insight. Currin pairs these portraits, which in their juxtaposition become a composite self-portrait, with commentary on the works and the ways in which they relate to his own painting". A brand new, pristine example. 0-87846-658-4 Inventory Number: 011090
ROGER HERMAN: CERAMICS - SIGNED AND NUMBERED EDITION OF TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY COPIES
(HERMAN, ROGER). Connors, Matt & Roger Herman. Los Angeles: Self-Published, 2019. First Edition 1/250. 4to. Printed Wrappers. Artist Monograph. As New. 426pp, profusely illustrated in color. Designed by Ross McLain / Art Design Office. This is the massive, beautifully illustrated book documenting Roger Herman's polychrome ceramics.It features a brief text by artist Matt Connors, followed by hundreds and hundreds of color images of nearly two decades worth of the noted Los Angeles artist's striking pieces. A brand new, pristine example of this comprehensive monograph limited to two hundred and fifty copies SIGNED AND NUMBERED by the artist in pencil on the title page, as issued.
PLEASE NOTE: Copies of "Roger Herman: Ceramics" will be signed at our event on Saturday, July 20th, and shipped beginning Tuesday, July 23rd. 0-578-50456-1 Inventory Number: E000RHC
HIGGINS: POETRY IN GLASS
(HIGGINS, FRANCES & MICHAEL). Johnson, Donald-Brian & Leslie Piña. Altglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2005. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Dust Jacket. Decorative Arts Monograph. Fine/Fine. 240pp, 763 illustrations in color and b&w. "With its arresting mix of geometric and curved lines, and bold use of colors, Higgins glass transformed ordinary table and giftware, from chip bowls and cake stands to candleholders and cigarette boxes, into something vibrant and exciting. Useful as well as attractive, the designs of artists Frances and Michael Higgins harnessed vivid imagination to innate practicality. Newly discovered promotional photos, original designs, and advertising materials as well as extensive commentary by Frances Higgins and other Studio personnel highlight the informative, entertaining text, including a personal view of the creation of Higgins glass". One of the most beautiful, and well-designed of the Schiffer modernist decorative arts publications, this is an invaluable guide to more than five decades worth of the Higgins' lovely objects in glass, virtually none of which none of which appear in the authors' previous Higgins monograph - "Adventures in Glass". A pristine copy. 0-7643-0021-0 Inventory Number: 009860
HIGGINS: ADVENTURES IN GLASS
(HIGGINS, FRANCES & MICHAEL). Johnson, Donald-Brian & Leslie Piña. Altglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2000. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Dust Jacket. Decorative Arts Monograph. Fine/Fine. 264pp, 645 color illustrations. "Pioneers in fused studio and production glass since the 1940s, Michael and Frances Higgins continue to create some of today's most collectible glass objects. "Higgins: Adventures in Glass" chronicles their careers and accomplishments in the studio, at Dearborn Glass Company, and at Haeger Potteries. A must-have for glass collectors and '50s/'60s fans alike, this new book features reproductions of company catalogs, vintage advertising, interviews with the artists, and a price guide. The Higgins' "modern miracles with everyday glass" will appeal to all with an interest in mid-20th Century design and collectibles". One of the most beautiful, and well-designed of the Schiffer modernist decorative arts publications, this is an invaluable guide to more than five decades worth of the Higgins' lovely objects in glass. A pristine copy. 0-7643-0021-0 Inventory Number: 007584
DAMIEN HIRST: ANNOUNCEMENT FOR "SUPERSTITION"
(HIRST, DAMIEN). Gagosian Gallery. Beverly Hills, CA: Gagosian Gallery, 2007. First Edition. Small Square 8vo. Printed Cardstock. Exhibition Announcement. Fine.. One 7 1/8 X 7 1/8" cardstock sheet printed offset recto and verso, 1 color illustration. This is the elegant announcement published for Damien Hirst's 2007 Beverly Hills gallery show of stained glass window-inspired works made of butterfly wings entitled "Superstition". A brand new, pristine example of this uncommon ephemeral item. Inventory Number: 024142
SCULPTURE IN CERAMIC BY MIRO AND ARTIGAS - WITH TWO ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS
(MIRO, JOAN) (ARTIGAS, JOSEP LLORENS I). Bernier, Rosamond, Joan Miro & Josep Llorens i Artigas. New York: Pierre Matisse Gallery, 1956. First Edition. 8vo. Illustrated Wrappers. Artists Monograph. Very Good -.. np (32pp), profusely illustrated in b&w with two color lithographs. With an exhibition checklist. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is the charming catalogue published in conjunction with a 1956 exhibition of twenty five collaborative ceramic sculptures by the Catalonian masters Joan Miro and Josep Llorens i Artigas held at Miro's longtime New York gallery, Pierre Matisse. It features a lithograph in colors that wraps around both covers along with a gatefold two sided color lithograph - both printed by Mourlot Freres - bound in, as issued. The black and white photographs are by Sabine Weiss, and the text is a transcribed interview with Miro and Artigas by Rosamond Bernier that first appeared in "The Selective Eye". A handsome example (entry number thirty-eight in Patrick Cramer's "Joan Mirò: The Illustrated Books - Catalogue Raisonné") showing some mild insect damage along the edges of the textblock. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 024733
THE CERAMIC WORK OF GERTRUD AND OTTO NATZLER
(NATZLER, GERTRUD AND OTTO) (SHULMAN, JULIUS). Natzler, Otto. Foreword by Gregor Norman-Wilcox. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1966. First Edition 1/2500. Oblong 8vo. Pictorial Wrappers. Ceramics Monograph. Fine.. np (48pp), profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Tom Woodward. With an exhibition checklist and bibliography. This is the exceptionally beautifully designed and printed catalogue published in conjunction with a 1966 exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art by noted California studio ceramicists Otto and Gertrud Natzler that featured one hundred and seventy-five objects - including many from the Leonard Sperry collection - created between 1939 and 1966. These have been gorgeously photographed by the renowned Julius Shulman. A most handsome example of this uncommon document. Inventory Number: 024489
PAUL NOBLE (DOTTODOT) - WITH AN AUDIO CD
(NOBLE, PAUL). Kunzru, Hari & Paul Noble. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2007. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Boards. Artist Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 134pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Studio: Blackwell. With an exhibition checklist, biography and exhibition history. This is the hardbound catalogue published in conjunction with Paul Noble's 2007 Gagosian New York installation "dottodot" - the British artist's first exhibition for the gallery. It was comprised of "drawings, ceramic sculptures, rugs, sound, and various other elements to form an atmosphere or environment that reflects on time, space, and change, both massive and infinitesimal". "dottodot" incorporated work from Noble's epic "Nobson New Town" project, as well as his versions of Chinese "gongshi" patterned after fragments of Henry Moore's sculptures. Included is an audio CD of the show's aural environment. A brand new, most handsome example. 1-932598-57-X Inventory Number: 016352
(PRICE, KEN). Hopps, Walter & Edward Lebow. Houston, TX: The Menil Collection & Houston Fine Art Press, 1992. First Edition. Small 4to. Pictorial Self-Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Near Fine.. 114pp, 57 color and 17 b&w illustrations. Designed by Marilyn Muller. With a biography, exhibition history and bibliography. Published in conjunction with the extraordinary 1992 Walter Hopps-curated retrospective exhibition for Houston's Menil Collection, this is a lovely catalogue featuring forty ceramic sculptures and cups executed by the late, great Kenneth Price between 1959 and 1989. A most handsome example of this important document with the publisher's errata slip laid in showing just a bit of soiling across the top edge of the textblock. 0-940619-08-3 Inventory Number: 025146
KEN PRICE: THE LARGE SCULPTURES
(PRICE, KEN). Kitnick, Alex. New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 2014. First Edition. Large 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Artist Monograph. As New/As New. 80pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Joseph Logan and Rachel Hudson. This is the elegant hardbound catalogue published in conjunction with a posthumous 2014 New York gallery presentation of Kenneth Price's large format, painted bronze composite sculptures executed between 2006 and 2011. A brand new, pristine example. 1-880146-83-5 Inventory Number: 023490
THE SOFT PORCELAIN OF SEVRES. WITH AN HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION BY EDOUARD GARNIER. ROYAL FOLIO, TEN PARTS, FIVE PLATES IN EACH, FIFTY IN ALL, REPRESENTING TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY WATER-COLOUR SUBJECTS AFTER THE ORIGINALS - 1891 EDITION LIMITED TO 283 COPIES
(SEVRES PORCELAIN). Garnier, Edouard. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1891. First American Edition 1/283 Deluxe. 4to. Printed Wrappers. Decorative Arts Monograph. Very Good -.. 32pp + np (8pp), ten printed paper portfolios each containing five 8 ½ x 11 ¾" individual heavy card sheets printed recto only by chromolithography, 250 color illustrations. With an index. This is the 1891 deluxe first American edition of Edouard Garnier's important illustrated survey of the soft porcelain of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres. Limited to two hundred and eighty-three numbered copies, this lavish publication consists of two descriptive text booklets accompanied by ten paper portfolios printed by letterpress each housing five beautiful loose chromolithographic plates - most including stunning gold metallic inks to reproduce the use of gilt in the original ceramic works. These reproduce a total of two hundred and fifty watercolour renderings of significant examples of the mark, including numerous pieces from collections belonging to European royalty and nobility. This example contains all fifty plates along with their individual caption sheets and the publisher's hand-numbered limitation sheet (#5/283). The plates and captions show tiny discreet ink numbers at their corners that in no way detract from the images themselves. Fourteen plates exhibit some insignificant to mild foxing to the versos, however due to the thickness of the paper stock on which they have been printed, only three show a minute trace of spotting on the recto. Several of the paper portfolios have very minor wear, age-patination and soiling; with three bearing some brief ink annotations. All in all this is a bright, most handsome, fully-collated copy of this exceedingly uncommon and lovely reference. Inventory Number: 021477
(SHUBUCK, SIMONE). Shubuck, Simone, Janine Foeller, Jim Dempsey & Alex Wagner. New York, NY: Self-published. Printed in Poland by Szaransky, 2018. First Edition. 4to. Debossed Cloth. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued.
"In the summer of 2017, Simone Shubuck launched WIFEY, a Brooklyn pop up that fused art, food, ceramics, flowers, and bit of retail in an elevated DIY way. During the process, Shubuck realized that so much of what she was doing directly connected to a show she staged as a student at the San Francisco Art Institute in the early 1990s. Wanting to formalize that multi-decade connection, she decided to make a book.
While at the Art institute, Shubuck studied painting, but probably spent more time tagging on the streets in the middle of the night than in her studio. When it came time to produce her student show, she constructed ten very unusual fake cakes festooned with pink ham hocks, a school of fresh sardines, a tent of chicken feet, and live crickets within a hat box within a cake. It was these images that attracted chefs Ignacio Mattos and Natasha Pickowicz of Estela, Flora Bar, and Cafe Altro Paradiso to the project. They became partners and began experimenting with dreamy layers cakes, which were served at WIFEY and were met with great acclaim.
As described by Ella Riley-Adams on Vogue.com: "She had made a paged project before; a short run of 'zines for Natasha Pickowicz’s bake sale benefit at Altro Paradiso. “It had more of a punk vibe,” Shubuck says—150 copies, printed in Chinatown. The new book feels more like a collector’s item: a retrospective of off-kilter cakes, blossoming drawings, and character-filled ceramics that charts Shubuck’s creative course that would make the ideal gift for the cool girl in your life. As Alex Wagner writes, next to a bright yellow page in the book: “Simone’s work - on paper, in clay, in life! - retains a glorious sense of mess and possibility and freedom.”
Includes texts by Janine Foeller, Jim Dempsey, and Alex Wagner.
0-692-07877-0 Inventory Number: E000SS
RICKY SWALLOW: BRONZES - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST
(SWALLOW, RICKY). Holte, Michael Ned. London & Sydney, AUSTRALIA: Stuart Shave / Modern Art & Darren Knight Gallery, 2013. First Edition. 4to. Printed Boards. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 112pp, profusely illustrated in color. Designed by A Practice for Everyday Life. "Ricky Swallow is known for intricately and attentively crafted sculptural works, often combining contemporary imagery with art historical references, and the traditional notion of nature morte. His current bronze works extend this practice while reflecting the more recent influences of twentieth century design, studio ceramics and the inventiveness of folk art. This lovely new hardbound co-edition from Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney surveys the artist's ongoing body of bronze sculpture made since 2010, and features an essay by Michael Ned Holte along with photographs by Fredrik Nilsen. A brand new, most handsome example additionally SIGNED by both Ricky Swallow and author Michael Ned Holte. 0-9567988-1-0 Inventory Number: 022762
THE ART OF PETER VOULKOS
(VOULKOS, PETER). Slivka, Rose & Karen Tsujimoto. Oakland, CA & Tokyo: The Oakland Museum & Kodansha International, 1995. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Ceramics Monograph. Fine.. 192pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Published in conjunction with the 1995 touring Museum retrospective of work by the pioneering late artist/ceramicist Peter Voulkos, this is a beautifully designed and printed catalogue. In 1954, Voulkos founded the Ceramic Center at Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, which gave birth to the West Coast Abstract Expressionist ceramics movement. He later became a highly influential educator at UC Berkeley while continuing a vital career that included work in bronze sculpture and wood-fired stoneware. A brand new, most handsome example. 4-7700-2509-2 Inventory Number: 020556
TOUCHING CERTAIN THINGS BY BEATRICE WOOD - DELUXE HAND COLORED SIGNED AND NUMBERED EDITION
(WOOD, BEATRICE). Wood, Beatrice. Los Angeles: MGM Press, 1992. First Edition 1/99 Deluxe. 4to. Tied Illustrated Wrappers. Illustrated Book. Fine.. np (24pp), 12 hand colored and 1 b&w illustration + hand colored cover. "Touching Certain Things" is a girlish memoir authored and illustrated in 1992 by the late, great "Mama of the Dadas", Beatrice Wood. Primarily renown for her ceramic sculpture, lusterware vessels, and dalliance with Marcel Duchamp, this gossamer bit of erotica recounts a youthful Ms. Wood and actress pal Helen Freeman's trip to Europe to hear Jiddu Krishnamurti speak, and the amorous hijinks that ensued. From the deluxe edition of ninety-nine copies only, it contains twelve illustrations by the author, each of which (and the front cover as well) has been hand colored by her in pencil. A brand new, pristine example of this rarity that has been SIGNED, NUMBERED AND DATED by Beatrice Wood in black ink at the rear colophon, as issued. 0-9620574-5-2 Inventory Number: 017047
CHICAGO CERAMICS & GLASS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY FROM 1871 TO 1933
Darling, Sharon S.. Chicago, IL: Chicago Historical Society, 1979. First Edition. Square 8vo. Decorative Cloth. Decorative Arts Monograph. Fine/No Jacket. 221pp, 216 b&w and 6 color illustrations. With a glossary and index. Published in conjunction with a 1979 Chicago Historical Society exhibition, this comprehensive, well-illustrated survey has become an invaluable reference guide to the area's early Modernist decorative and Architectural Arts in ceramics & glass. Broken down by chapter into Handpainted China, Art Pottery, Cut and Engraved Glass, Stained & Ornamental Glass, and Architectural Terra Cotta, it prominently features works by The Atlan Ceramic Club, Ellen Lovgren, Helen F. Frazee, Pickard, The Gates Potteries and Teco ware, Koch Cut Glass, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, The Linden Glass Company, The Northwestern Terra Cotta Company, and many, many more. A most handsome example that while unmarked as such was acquired by us directly from the reference library of noted decorative arts dealer Tod Volpe. 0-913820-10-5 Inventory Number: 007747
MOCHE ART AND ICONOGRAPHY
Donnan, Christopher B.. Los Angeles: UCLA Latin America Center Publications / University of California, 1976. First Edition. 4to. Boards in Dust Jacket. Very Good/Very Good -. 146pp, 128 b&w and 16 color illustrations. With a bibliography. Published by the UCLA Latin America Center in 1976, this is the second monograph devoted to Moche material culture written by the preeminent American researcher on the subject, Christopher Donnan. A handsome example bearing a bold ink ownership inscription of the noted late Los Angeles artist and collector Emerson Woelffer in his hand on the first preliminary whose dust jacket shows a short closed tear with some attendant creasing on the front near the crown of the spine. 0-87903-033-X Inventory Number: 016169
ENCYCLOPEDIE DES ARTS DECORATIFS ET INDUSTRIELS MODERNES AU XXEME SIECLE, VERS 1925 - COMPLETE IN TWELVE VOLUMES
Office Central d'Editions et de Librairie, Editor. Paris: Office Central d'Editions et de Librairie, 1927. First Edition. 4to. Decorative Boards. Decorative Art Monograph. Very Good/No Jackets - As Issued. np, 1152 illustrations in color and b&w in twelve volumes. Text in French. In protective clear acetate dustwrappers. This is the lavishly illustrated twelve volume set documenting the "Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes" - the massive 1925 Parisian exhibition of recent Art, Architecture, and Decorative and Industrial Arts that is credited as the birthplace of the Art Deco movement. Each book is devoted to a specific subject: 1. "Evolution de L'art Moderne", 2. "Architecture et Decoration Fixe", 3. "Decoration Fixe de L'Architecture", 4. "Le Mobilier et son Ensemble", 5. "Accessoires du Mobilier", 6. "Tissu et Papier", 7. "Le Livre", 8. "Jeux et Jouets", 9. "La Parure", 10. "Theatre", 11. "Rue et Jardin", and 12. "Enseignement". When presented together on the shelf the twelve spines decoratively present the title of the set in a stylish Deco font. A most handsome, exceptionally well-preserved complete set of the 1927 first edition of this seminal document showing some typical light wear, soiling, and patination to the cream colored decorative paper-covered boards. Inventory Number: 025963