PETER BEARD: 1977 EXHIBITION POSTER FOR "THE END OF THE GAME: THE LAST WORD FROM PARADISE" - A UNIQUE FRAMED EXAMPLE INSCRIBED BY PETER BEARD TO ICONIC NEW YORK RESTAURANTEUR ELAINE KAUFMAN THAT HUNG IN "ELAINE'S" UNTIL ITS CLOSING IN 2011
(BEARD, PETER). Beard, Peter. New York: Peter Beard, 1977. First Edition Thus. Elephant Folio. Printed Poster. Exhibition Poster. Near Fine.. One 25 x 18" heavy paper sheet printed photo-lithographically recto only, 1 illustration. Designed by Ruth Ansel and Peter Beard. This is the striking poster produced in conjunction with Peter Beard's 1977 "The End of the Game" exhibition at New York's International Center for Photography. Originally subtitled "The Last Word From Paradise: A Pictorial Documentation of the Origins, History & Prospects of The Big Game in Africa", Beard's groundbreaking first book from 1965 weaves his own photographs with vintage historical images into a narrative chronicle of the European exploration and exploitation of The Dark Continent, and the ensuing destruction of much of its native wildlife. This gripping body of work was presented twelve years afterwards at the ICP in a massive, elaborately staged installation designed by Marvin Israel. Along with hundreds of photographs, it integrated the artist's diaries, collages, animal skeletons, and more throughout the entire Fifth Avenue space. Its poster featuring a collaged array of images of Kenyan wildlife was a collaboration between Beard his "The End of the Game" graphic designer Ruth Ansel. The venue's commercially produced version measures 27 ½ x 20 ½", and includes the ICP logo in large type across the bottom edge. This however is a slightly smaller - we believe earlier - prototype variant lacking any reference to the ICP whose borders and grid of nine photographs are significantly different. Additionally, the first word in the title had been cut and pasted in the artwork to read "Tthe". A remarkably similar, yet different variant is pictured in photographs by Orin Langelle who documented the installation of the exhibition, and whose work - including images of that poster - are reproduced on the photographer's website. A most handsome example of this uncommon, unique item additionally bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED PRESENTATION "For Elaine in memory of the hot summer of '77 (two hearts) Peter B" vertically in orange crayon across the left margin. "Elaine" is Elaine Kaufman - the late, legendarily feisty proprietor of fabled Manhattan bar and eatery "Elaine's". The opening scene of Woody Allen's "Manhattan" was filmed there, Billy Joel name-checked it in "Big Shot", and the list of bold-faced names that favored her watering hole from the sixties through the new millennium reads as a virtual who's who of the New York literary, entertainment, and cultural elite. Woody, Andy, Truman, Jack, Jackie O., and Beard - known for his love of nightlife - were regulars for whom Elaine reserved her best tables each evening. The inscription refers to the record-breaking July 1977 heatwave that spawned New York's great blackout and "The Summer of (the Son of) Sam". The poster is still housed in its slightly weathered vintage black wooden frame with a glass face (from the still-extant Bark Frameworks on Wooster Street) that adorned the restaurant's memorabilia-cluttered walls for more than thirty years. Boasting impeccable provenance, this remarkable object was acquired in 2011 at the New York auction of Ms. Kaufman's personal belongings and "Elaine's" keepsakes following her death in 2010. 0-87701-521-X Inventory Number: 026361
SNACKY TUNES: MUSIC IS THE MAIN INGREDIENT, CHEFS AND THEIR MUSIC
(BRESNITZ, DARIN & GREG). Phaidon, I00201014, 2020. 9 x 6 in., 320 pages. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The team behind the podcast presents a one-of-a-kind book exploring the influential relationship between chefs and music
This first-of-its-kind anthology of personal stories from over 75 of the world's most acclaimed chefs chronicles how music has been a constant force throughout their lives, helping to define themselves individually, opening gateways to understanding their cultures and igniting the creativity behind their work. Featuring all-new candid interviews, never-before-published recipes and custom playlists from each chef, this book provides readers with intimate insights and a wholly fresh perspective on some of today's top culinary minds. 9781838661366 Inventory Number: I00201014
CHILDS NEW YORK RESTAURANT: A GROUP OF THREE LAVISHLY PRODUCED 1930 PROJECT DOCUMENTATION ALBUMS FROM PRUITT & BROWN ARCHITECTS
(CHILDS RESTAURANT). Pruitt & Brown Architects. New York: Pruitt & Brown Architects, 1930. First Editions. Folio. Gilt-Stamped Buckram. Architecture Monographs. Near Fine/No Jackets - As Issued. 36pp + 48pp + 72pp, each profusely illustrated with original 7 ¼ x 9 ½" photographs and contemporary publication clippings. In protective clear acetate dustwrappers. This is a group of three unique, lavishly hand-assembled 14 x 12 ½" project documentation books produced in 1930 by Pruitt & Brown Architects to showcase their design work for recently opened showpieces for the Childs Restaurant chain. Founded in New York in the 1880s, Childs became one of the first national dining chains, with over one hundred venues at its height. The firm's ownership changed hands just as the US slipped into the Great Depression, and Childs optimistically opened a series of elegant Manhattan dining establishments each differentiated by a distinct architectural theme presented as if one were stepping onto a glamorous Hollywood back lot set. These hefty volumes have been produced in the manner of a scrapbook with original sepia-toned silver gelatin photographs by the Peyser & Patzig firm affixed to thick linen-hinged pages throughout liberally supplemented by menus, correspondence, and newspaper, magazine, and press coverage of the projects. The first is devoted to the Childs Restaurant at 425 Lexington Avenue which was a jaw-dropping showpiece of Art Deco elegance. The second covers Childs "Old England" at 9 East 40th Street, which presented a Robin Hood-like décor. The third - and most comprehensive of these books - details William Child's "Old Algiers" at 102nd Street and Broadway, which simulated an exotic night at the Kasbah. The three are bound in differing hues of buckram over boards with still-bright gilt-stamped titles on their front covers and spines. Each is internally in Fine condition, and bears a typed label on the inside front board noting that the volume was issued by the Pruitt & Brown Architects office at 342 Madison Avenue for use at the firm's Charlottesville, VA office. The exteriors show varying degrees of wear, rubbing, and some light discoloration, but are still sound and in no way detract from the remarkable contents. These are stunning, near-unique documents of another time, place, and dining experience that must be seen in hand to be fully appreciated. Inventory Number: 026957
SYNERGETIC STEW: EXPLORATIONS IN DYMAXION DINING
(FULLER, R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER) Foreword by Jaime Snyder. Lars Muller Publishers, I00200723, 2020. 6 x 9 in., 128 pages. Spiral Binding. New.
A delightful dymaxion cookbook homage to Buckminster Fuller, featuring John Cage’s macrobiotic recipes, Margaret Mead’s cucumber salad and more
Buckminster Fuller is globally known as a design scientist, architect, author, poet, engineer and a true visionary. On his 86th birthday he received the cookbook Synergetic Stew as a surprise present from his friends and admirers, who share recipes along with personal anecdotes and humorous recollections of Fuller (for example, a reminiscence about Bucky’s love for tea in all its variations). Scattered throughout the book are enticing texts and poems from Fuller himself, including even a recipe for tomato ice cream.
Constructed around 100 achievable recipes, this book is a glimpse into Fuller’s life, as told by his peers. A few of the recipes are a joyful ode to Fuller’s oeuvre, such as Shirley Sharkey’s “GEODESICANDY,” the “Macrobiotic Diet” by John Cage or Amy Edmondson’s “Allspace-Filling Whole Wheat Bread.”
In addition to the facsimile, Jamie Snyder reflects upon often-overlooked facets of Bucky’s character, as revealed through anecdotes of his relationship to food.
With contributions by Bil Baird, Peter Brown, John Cage, Lim Chong Keat, Elizabeth Choy, John Ciardi, John Denver, Amy Edmondson, Ted Ehmann, Werner Erhard, Ronald Feldman, John and Isobel Fistere, Medard Gabel, Eugene Garfield, Neva Goodwin, d'Arcy Hayman, Henry J. Heimlich, Miranda Kaiser, Anne Kordus, Kuyoshi Kuromiya, Mae Lee, Paula Martin, Margaret Mead, Karl Menninger, Yehudi Menuhin, Martin and Margy Meyerson, Ann Mintz, Don Moore, Ed Muskie, Libby Newman, Isamu Noguchi, Gerard K. O'Neill, Steve Parker, Eleanor and George Pavloff, Cedric Price, Kariska Pulchalski, Harrison Salisbury, Shirley and Bill Sharkey, Peter Simoneaux, Jamie Snyder, Hester Stearns, Connie Thelander, Thomas Tse-Kwai Zung, Dennis Tyler, Amei Wallach, Hope Watts, Kathryn Withlow 9783037786437 Inventory Number: I00200723
SOUVENIR PROGRAM FOR THE SIXTH ANNUAL JUNIOR LEAGUE FROLIC - CABARET / DINNER / DANCE - AT THE BILTMORE HOTEL, DECEMBER 6TH, 1927
(JUNIOR LEAGUE OF PASADENA). Junior League of Pasadena. Pasadena, CA: Junior League of Pasadena, 1927. First Edition. 4to. Stapled Illustrated Wrappers. Good.. np (110 + 6pp), profusely illustrated in sepia tone. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Published at the height of The Roaring Twenties, this is the heavily illustrated program for the 1927 fundraising "Frolic" presented by the Junior League of Pasadena. Reflecting both the status of its blue-blooded members of Southern California's elite and the look of The Jazz Age, this is a fascinating early "advertorial" in which the wives and daughters of Pasadena's toniest families are photographed flapperishly styled and posed admiring of the wares of its paid advertisers. Featured in the highly staged portraits - primarily by Ray Huff-Richter's studio - are the likes of silent-era star Colleen Moore, Mmes. Donald and Stuart O'Melveny, Hancock Banning, Stephen W. Royce, Stanley Robinson, Franklin Baldwin, Miss Marion Williams, and scores of others. Amongst the more than one hundred businesses touting their wares in support of the Junior League are The Biltmore, Ambassador, Alexandria, Fairmont, Flintridge, and Huntington hotels; May Company, Barker Bros., Hales, and Crown Emporium department stores; E.F Hutton, Bond & Goodwin & Tucker, Wilcox Drake & Co., The House of Rollins, E.A. Pierce & Co., and Francis P. Graves & Company brokerages; Richfield and Union Oil companies; Roland E Coate and Florence Yoch & Lucile Council, Architects; The Hal Roach Studios, Vroman's Books, The Pig 'N Whistle restaurant, and many of the local luxury car dealerships. Additionally bound in with a silk tie is the detailed six page program for the December 6th, 1927 "Topics of the Day" benefit theatrical Frolic - "with a book and original lyrics to popular tunes by Madeline Blackmore and Charles Crouch" - featuring a bevy of Junior League of Pasadena beauties of all ages joined by Mrs. Forrest Tucker as "Miss America!" An internally most presentable example of this exceptionally uncommon item - not a single copy appears in either OCLC WorldCat or the holdings of the Los Angeles Public Library - starting to pull from the wrappers at the staples showing a dent at the head of the spine, notable wear and creasing, some dampstaining, and minor paper loss along the extremities of its illustrated pale blue cardstock covers. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 026727
(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
Ramen Forever: An Artist’s Guide To Ramen
(SLAPS, YARROW). Luggage Store Gallery, I00210216, 2021. 9 x 12 in., 304 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Is the ramen craze over? While Lucky Peach’s Chris Ying might think it’s waning, and says so in the preface to this book, the new compendium RAMEN FOREVER: AN ARTIST’S GUIDE TO RAMEN is a resounding rebuttal to that claim. Over a decade after gourmet noodle shops began opening throughout the United States, ramen is here to stay and has never looked or tasted better!
More than a cookbook, RAMEN FOREVER is an illustrated love letter to this deceptively simple dish initiated by San Francisco-based artist and SWIM Gallery director Yarrow Slaps, whose obsession with ramen of all kinds has led to his visiting ramen shops around the world and to having deep conversation with top chefs, foodies and food bloggers, and the artists that have lived off of instant noodle soup packets before ramen became a trend. Interviews with ramen heroes including Moe Kuroki (Boston’s Oisa Ramen), Yoshihiro Sakaguchi (Taishoken, San Mateo), Hans Lienesch aka “The Ramen Rater,” Esther Choi (Mokbar - NY), and Sam White (Ramen Shop Oakland) give an insider’s view into gourmet ramen spots across the global diaspora. For those that can’t travel to all of these ramen spots, this book will inspire major mouth envy!
Don’t fear, however, because RAMEN FOREVER has plenty of inspiration for creative home cooks. Over 80 of the urban art scene’s most celebrated artists, including Justin Hager and Kristen Liu-Wong, contribute their own illustrated instant noodle recipes that have gotten them through struggle times. The recipes range from playful (“Hot Trash Ramen—best when you’re drunk”) to critical (“Opium War Lamian—a rustic and flavorful noodle soup enjoyed by belligerents during an unjust, cruel, and brutal colonial conflict”) to restorative (“Radiant Recovery Ramen”), showcasing the true versatility of ramen as a dish for every occasion, for people of every background and every budget.
A feast for the eyes and the belly, RAMEN FOREVER should be your next coffee table book, and makes a great gift for the art lover and ramen eater in your life—and that can be you, too. 9780578661575 Inventory Number: I00210216
WAYNE THIEBAUD: WORKS FROM 1955 TO 2003
(THIEBAUD, WAYNE). Zakian, Michael & Elaine O'Brien. Malibu, CA: The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, 2003. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine.. 69pp, 44 color and 10 b&w illustrations. This is the well-illustrated catalogue published in conjunction with a retrospective exhibition of Wayne Thiebaud comprised of works drawn from the personal collection of the noted California artist. Featured are the earliest Bay Area figurative works, portraits, still lifes, landscapes and cityscapes along with the well-known sixties Pop Art period paintings of food, pastries and sweets. A brand new, most handsome example. 1-882705-03-3 Inventory Number: 027031
(TREJO, DANNY). Clarkson Potter, I00041620. 7.5 x 9.75 / 224 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Hollywood’s baddest good guy shares 75 recipes that make Trejo’s Tacos the Los Angeles go-to for award-winning tacos, donuts, and more.
Long before he was a Hollywood star, Danny Trejo used to joke with his mom that they should open a restaurant. A few arrests, a couple boxing championships, and more than 300 movies later, Hollywood’s favorite bad guy did just that with Trejo’s Tacos. His unexpected journey from ex-con to actor to Narcotics Anonymous/Alcoholics Anonymous counselor to successful restaurateur is a true rags-to-riches story.
Now, in Trejo’s Tacos, Trejo not only shares 75 recipes for cantina favorites like succulent carnitas, vegan cauliflower tacos, and pillowy-sweet cinnamon-sugar lowrider donuts, but offers insights into his life and pays respect to his hometown, his roots, and all of the colorful characters who helped him along the way, creating a delicious tribute to L.A. and the city’s vibrant Latino culture. 9781984826855 Inventory Number: I00041620
HIGH ON DESIGN: THE NEW CANNABIS CULTURE
Edited by Santiago Rodriguez Tarditi. Gestalten, I00210420, 2021. 8 x 10 in., 256 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The cannabis industry has become a thriving activity. Consuming the plant and using its derivatives have become legal in several countries and paved the way for a new generation of design-savvy and diverse consumers and entrepreneurs.
High on Design showcases the new brands, designs, and creators behind this revolution. Meet the creative minds behind Gossamer, a biannual print magazine for casual weed smokers and curious mind. Learn everything you need to know about pot and weed as a medium for cultural understanding with Mia Park and Dae Lim, creators of Sundae School. Expand your culinary horizon with Michelin-Starred chef, Claus Henriksen who will give you an insight into his haute cannabis cuisine and gourmet herbs. Have a look inside Broccoli, a female-run magazine about cannabis culture and discover the most exciting cannabis businesses around the world from High Road, an award-winning dispensary design studio to Tokyo Smoke, a Canadian cannabis retailer.
While reflecting on the novel aesthetics and trends of contemporary cannabis culture, High on Design also gives a profound view of the phenomenon regarding politics, history, legalization, and society. This is your guide to the best brands, the most stylish dispensaries, the slickest products, and the most creative entrepreneurs. 9783899558807 Inventory Number: I00210420
Nazraeli Cold Press 100% Spanish Arbequina Olive Oil - Ed Templeton Edition
WHITNEY'S PICK. *
"Estate grown, organic, and bottled on Nazraeli's hillside farm in Paso Robles, California, 'Maya’s Arbequina' is an early harvest, Spanish variety olive oil. It is relatively mild, with hints of freshly-cut grass. Its clean and mild flavor make it the perfect olive oil for everyday use." 375ml $25.00 Inventory Number: SP19056