THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO: A 1976 CONCERT POSTER FOR THEIR FIRST LOS ANGELES PERFORMANCES - AT DAVID HAMMONS' STUDIO
(ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO, THE). Art Ensemble of Chicago, The. Los Angeles: Rhino Records & The Century City Educational Arts Project, 1976. First Edition. Small Folio. Printed Sheet. Concert Poster. Fine.. One 17 x 11" sheet printed offset, recto only. This is the striking poster for a series of June 1976 Art Ensemble of Chicago performances presented in Los Angeles by the Rhino Records store and The Century City Educational Arts Project. The concerts marked the first time the AACM stalwarts had brought their Great Black Music to the city, playing two completely different sets each of four evenings at the former ballroom that served as David Hammons' studio. A most handsome, guaranteed vintage example of the larger format version of this uncommon ephemeral item (featuring lettering by noted percussionist Alex Cline) of which only one hundred were printed. We know this because I personally produced these concerts and the posters! Inventory Number: 027468
ASPEN MAGAZINE 3: VOL. 1, NO. 3 - DECEMBER 1966: FAB ISSUE
(ASPEN MAGAZINE). Andy Warhol and David Dalton, Editor. New York: Roaring Fork Press, Inc., 1966. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Portfolio. Periodical. Good + (But Incomplete)/No Jacket - As Issued. Various printed components laid into a printed cardboard portfolio, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Andy Warhol and David Dalton. This third installment of "Aspen: The Magazine in a Box" from December 1966 was designed and edited by Andy Warhol and David Dalton. Subtitled "The Fab Issue," it is a tour de force survey of sixties American Pop Art, counterculture, and psychedelia. The varied contents include texts by Lou Reed, Bob Shelton, Bob Chamberlain and John G. Powers, a flexi-disc containing The Velvet Underground's notorious "Loop" on one side with the musical director from Timothy Leary's LSD "Religious Celebrations" Peter Walker's piece "White Wind - A Love Raga" on the other, the "Underground Movie Flip Book" with back-to-back and upside-down sequences from Jack Smith's "Buzzards Over Bagdad" and Andy Warhol's "Kiss," a set of twelve postcard reproductions of paintings from the collection of John and Kimiko Powers, the "first and only" edition of. the Warhol-inflected tabloid underground newspaper "Exploding Plastic Inevitable" along with the frequently missing Aspen Magazine subscription form and loosely inserted advertisements for Vanguard Records, Guild Musical Instruments, Paraphernalia boutiques, and the hip New York advertising firm of Fladell, Winston, Pennette, Inc. All of the interior contents present - nine of the eleven sections - are in at least Near Fine condition, however It is LACKING both Bob Chamberlain's "Homeward Bound" contribution and "The Berkeley Conference on LSD" Trips booklet. The fragile exterior box shows wear and rubbing, pronounced sunning along the foredge, and some foxing to the rear panel and the inside front cover. Still in all, it is a reasonably presentable-though-incomplete example of this iconic sixties design object with all of the Andy Warhol and Velvet Underground content still present. It has been priced accordingly. 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: 027559
ASPEN MAGAZINE NO. 9: DREAM WEAPON
(ASPEN MAGAZINE). MacLise, Angus & Hetty, Editors. New York: Roaring Fork Press, Inc., 1970. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Portfolio. Periodical. Very Good.. np (twelve printed components laid into a printed paper portfolio. Edited by original Velvet Underground drummer and LaMonte Young cohort Angus MacLise and his wife Hetty, this ninth installment of "Aspen" magazine is titled "Dream Warrior". It includes contributions by or about Don Snyder, Ira Cohen and Bill Devore, Aymon De Sales, Dale Wilbourn, Benno Friedman, Diane Rochlin and Vali, Nikki Grand, Paolo Lionni, Harvey Cohen, John Cale, Gerard Malanga, P. Zimmer, Marian Zazeela, LaMonte Young, Terry Riley, Spontaneous Sound, The Joyous Lake, and Lionel Ziprin. An internally bright, complete example containing all thirteen sections (including the covers) of this uncommon item (cited on page 262 of Giorgio Maffei's "Records by Artists 1958-1990") whose decorative cardstock portfolio shows minor dents along with some attendant wear, creasing, and slight separation at the top and bottom of the spine. There is however none of the typical sunning to the vivid orange ink of the covers one typically sees associated with this title. 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: 027406
AVALANCHE: SUMMER 1972 - NUMBER FIVE
(AVALANCHE). Sharp, Willoughby, Publisher. Liza Bear, Editors. New York: Avalanche, 1972. First Edition. Small Square 4to. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Art Periodical. Near Fine.. 59pp + advertisements, profusely illustrated in b&w. Cover image - Yvonne Rainer by Gianfranco Gorgoni. This is the fifth installment of New York's premier Conceptual Art periodical of the seventies, "Avalanche". In addition to the "Rumbles" news section and advertisements for virtually every gallery on the planet showing Minimal and/or Conceptual work at the time, it contains transcribed interviews with Jannis Kounellis, Philip Glass, and Yvonne Rainer along with contributions by Braco Dimitrijevic, Joseph Beuys, and Keith Sonnier. A most handsome example of this uncommon item. Inventory Number: 026131
DON BACHARDY: DRAWINGS
(BACHARDY, DON). Blum, Irving. Los Angeles: Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, 1973. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Near Fine.. np (24pp), 18 b&w illustrations + b&w cover. With an exhibition checklist, exhibition history and bibliography. This is the slender twenty-four page catalogue published in conjunction with a 1973 exhibition of one hundred pencil and ink wash portraits executed between 1962 and 1973 by noted Santa Monica artist Don Bachardy held at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Included amongst the sitters are Bachardy's longtime partner Christopher Isherwood, Virgil Thompson, Jane Fonda, Angela Lansbury, Norton Simon, Mary Astor, W.H. Auden, Igor Stravinsky, Joan Didion and artists Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Francis Bacon, Billy Al Bengston, Ed Moses, Joe Goode, and Peter Alexander. A bright white, most handsome example of this uncommon item that is the first monographic publication on Bachardy. Inventory Number: 026562
DON BACHARDY: DRAWINGS - AN ASSOCIATION COPY FROM THE ARTIST WITH A SIGNED NOTE LAID IN
(BACHARDY, DON). Wescott, Glenway & Billy Al Bengston. New York: The New York Cultural Center, 1974. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine.. np (28pp), 22 b&w illustrations + b&w rear cover. With an exhibition checklist, exhibition history and biography. This is the slender twenty-eight page catalogue published in conjunction with a 1974 exhibition of sixty pencil and ink wash portraits executed between 1964 and 1973 by noted Santa Monica artist Don Bachardy held at The New York Cultural Center. The sitters reproduced are Bachardy's longtime partner Christopher Isherwood, Edward Albert, John Ashbery, Pat Ast, W.H. Auden, Truman Capote, Bette Davis, Charles Eastman, John Houseman, John Houston, Anita Loos, Myrna Loy, Anais Nin, Merle Oberon, Igor and Vera Stravinsky, Virgil Thompson, L. Arnold Weissberger, Monroe Wheeler, and artists Chris Burden, Alexis Smith, and Carole Caroompas. A self portrait sketch of Bachardy adorns the rear cover. A bright white, most handsome example of this uncommon item that is the second monographic publication on Bachardy. Laid in is a hand-written note in black ink stating " Dear Charles --- / I'm sending you / this catalogue in case you didn't / get to N.Y. as you expected. / My drawing of you is one / of my favorites of the show. / With best regards, / Don". Charles is the artist's friend Charles Kemper Eastman, the noted late Hollywood screenwriter, script doctor,and director who has placed it along with the invitation to the exhibition's opening next to his portrait reproduced on page twenty-one. These are housed in Bachardy's original hand addressed mailing envelope. Inventory Number: 026563
JANIS' GARDEN PARTY - SIGNED BY STEVE BANKS
(BANKS, STEVE) (JOPLIN, JANIS). Banks, Steve. Los Angeles: Bugiganga Press, 1998. First Edition. Oblong 8vo. Pictorial Self-Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Fine.. np (33 pp), profusely illustrated in b&w. With a biography, bibliography, discography, and videography. This is handsomely produced, photographic documentation of Janis Joplin's concert at New York's Madison Square Garden on Friday, December 19th, 1969. Shot less than a year before her untimely demise, this features Janis, Janis, and more Janis, with brief appearances by guests Johnny Winter and Paul Butterfield. A most handsome example additionally BOLDLY SIGNED AND DATED by photographer Steve banks in felt-tip pen on the first preliminary. 0-9658205-0-5 Inventory Number: 026631
(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
PETER BEARD: LIMITED EDITION HORS COMMERCE PRINT FOR FLEETWOOD MAC'S "TUSK"
(BEARD, PETER) (FLEETWOOD MAC). Beard, Peter. Burbank, CA: Warner Bros. Records, 1979. First Edition. Elephant Folio. Color Photolithographic Print. Promotional Print. Fine.. One 34 x 24" heavy paper sheet printed using four color continuous-tone photolithography recto only, 1 illustration. This is the striking print art-directed by Larry Vigon in collaboration with Peter Beard that was produced by Warner Bros. Records as a limited edition promotional item for Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk". Beard, along with photographers Jayme Odgers and Norman Seeff contributed the album package's photography, and was selected to contribute this image for what became a luxe in-house giveaway for the label's promotions staff. While visiting Los Angeles, Beard photographed his collaged diaries - incorporating his images of band members Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie and John McVie - in the dirt beside some train tracks, with his hand visible in the bottom left corner in the image. The resulting transparency was sent to Chicago's noted Black Box printers, who produced this spectacular limited edition continuous-tone four color photolithograph. A brand new, most handsome flat example of this exceedingly uncommon object issued hors commerce - never commercially for sale - perfect for the Peter Beard and/or Fleetwood Mac completeist. PLEASE NOTE: This "Sample" copy is NOT SIGNED by Peter Beard! 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: 026482
(BIRGISSON, JON THOR) (SIGUR ROS). Birgisson, Jon Thor & Alex Somers. NP (Reykjavik, ICELAND). ND (2008).: Moss Stories. First Edition Thus. 12mo. Embossed Boards. Artists' Book. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. np (52pp), profusely illustrated in color. "This powerful and enigmatic small volume is a facsimile reprint of the first artist's book "Riceboy Sleeps" from Sigur Ros frontman Jon "Jonsi" Thor Birgisson and his boyfriend Alex Somers, which was originally released only in Iceland. Birgisson designs Sigur Ros' album sleeves, and garnered the band a Grammy-nomination for his artwork. "Riceboy Sleeps" is beautifully produced, bearing faux taped and tattered edges, hand drawing, and distressed and collaged elements. Every detail of production has been exquisitely refined, from the softly rounded corners to the paper stock, from the print quality to the subtle embossing both inside and out. It contains no text, just Birgisson and Somers' highly expressionistic works created from found photographs and layers of textures". A brand new, pristine example of the 2008 Moss Stories edition of this must-have object. 1-933045-80-9 Inventory Number: 026969
RICEBOY SLEEPS - DELUXE BOXED EDITION WITH TWO CDS AND A COLORING BOOK + PENCILS
(BIRGISSON, JON THOR) (SIGUR ROS). Birgisson, Jon Thor & Alex Somers. NP (Reykjavik, ICELAND). ND (2009).: Parlophone. First Edition #1970/3500. 12mo. Loose Contents in a Box. Artists' Books + Audio CDs. Fine (But Incomplete)/No Jacket - As Issued. np (52pp) + np (32pp), profusely illustrated in color. "This powerful and enigmatic small volume is a facsimile reprint of the first artist's book "Riceboy Sleeps" from Sigur Ros frontman Jon "Jonsi" Thor Birgisson and his boyfriend Alex Somers, which was originally released only in Iceland. Birgisson designs Sigur Ros' album sleeves, and garnered the band a Grammy-nomination for his artwork. "Riceboy Sleeps" is beautifully produced, bearing faux taped and tattered edges, hand drawing, and distressed and collaged elements. Every detail of production has been exquisitely refined, from the softly rounded corners to the paper stock, from the print quality to the subtle embossing both inside and out. It contains no text, just Birgisson and Somers' highly expressionistic works created from found photographs and layers of textures". A most handsome example of the deluxe 2009 Parlophone edition of this must-have object limited to three thousand, five hundred NUMBERED (1970/3500) copies containing the "Riceboy Sleeps" book, two Jonsi & Alex Audio CDs - "Riceboy Sleeps" and "All Animals", and their collaborative coloring book accompanied by a tiny box of six colored pencils housed in a pictorial paper-over-boards box reroducing the CD cover, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: This copy is lacking its small pin-backed badge component, and is priced accordingly. 1-933045-80-9 Inventory Number: 026380
(BLACK SABBATH). Welch, Chris. New York: Proteus Books, 1984. First American Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Music Monograph. Very Good -.. 96pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. With a discography. Published in 1984, this is famed Melody Maker scribe and noted rock biographer Chris Welch's stab at immortalizing the heavy metal institution that was/is Black Sabbath. Filled with photographs, interviews, and too many great anecdotes of life in the trenches with Ozzy, Tony, Bill, Geezer and their successors, this surprisingly uncommon tome is a must for that die-hard Sabbath-worshiper in your life. A most presentable example showing a bit of overall wear and handling as well as a prominent diagonal crease to the front cover at the upper foredge corner. 0-86276-015-1 Inventory Number: 013376
DE POLITIEKAPEL VAN SURINAME / THE POLICE BAND OF SURINAME
(BLOKLAND, SARA). Blokland, Sara & Andre Loor. Amsterdam, Eindhoven, THE NETHERLANDS & Hartford,: Boa Producties & van Zoetendaal Publishers, 2010. First Edition. 4to. Gilt-Debossed Padded Boards. Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. np (132pp), profusely illustrated in color. Designed by Willem van Zoetendaal. Text in Dutch and English. "The police band in Suriname cannot pride itself on being the oldest band in Suriname, nor even that it is very old, but it can take pride in having become an integral part of the social and cultural life in Surinamese society. The band has always been of great significance to the musical life in Suriname not only because of the weekly concerts they gave in The Park and on the former Government Square but also because of their repertoire. Photographer and artist Sara Blokland has followed the band and pictured in an untraditional way the history of the band and the people encountered by them". A brand new, most handsome example of the 2010 first edition of this charming tome (cited on page 130 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume III"). 90-72532-06-6 Inventory Number: 023145
BOULEVARD: FIFTH ISSUE 1979
(BOULEVARD MAGAZINE). Maclaren, Norrie, Editor & Art Director. London: Legion Publishing Ltd., 1979. First Edition. Folio. Stapled Tabloid Wrappers. Periodical. Near Fine.. 78pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Cover by Bob Carlos Clarke.This is the fifth installment of the London-based late-seventies fashion, music, cinema and culture rag "Boulevard". A handsome example showing some light overall wear. Inventory Number: 026254
THE DOME BOOK - LIMITED EDITION FACSIMILE SIGNED BY ISIS AQUARIAN
(BROTHERHOOD OF THE SOURCE, THE). Aquarian, Isis. Brooklyn, NY: Sacred Bones Books, 2022. First Edition. 9 x 11 ½". Illustrated Wrappers. New.. 20pp, 20 color illustrations. Issued as an exceedingly limited edition by Sacred Bones Books in conjunction with their publication of "Family: The Source Family Scrapbook," "Dome Book" is a 9 x 11 ½" reproduction made from high resolution scans of the original Dome Book manuscript in the Source Family's archive housed as part of the University of California, Santa Barbara Library's American Religions Collection. This beautifully illustrated prospectus embodied Father Yod's grandiose-though-ultimately-unrealized vision for The Family's post-California communal life. It features detailed plans for a rustic, domed utopia they dreamed of building in Hawaii. The Family archivist Isis Aquarian said of the project "This was our dream: to live together, far away from the city and self-sufficient, able to offer others a healing retreat with a spa, a restaurant, and a nightclub." A brand new, most handsome example of this never before published document that quickly sold out and will not be reproduced again additionally.signed by Isis Aquarian in black ink on the rear cover. Inventory Number: E000SFDB
FAMILY: THE SOURCE FAMILY SCRAPBOOK
(BROTHERHOOD OF THE SOURCE, THE). Aquarian, Isis, Charlie Kitchings and Jodi Wille. Los Angeles, CA + Brooklyn, NY: )therworld + Sacred Bones Books, I00230314. 2022. First Edition. 11 x 12". Pictorial Boards. Photographic History. New./No Jacket - As Issued. 220pp, profusely illustrated in color and black and white. 978-0999609989"Family: The Source Family Scrapbook" provides an immersive view into the public and private world of the Southern California occult commune The Brotherhood of the Source. Edited by Isis Aquarian, Charlie Kitchings, and Jodi Wille, this lavishly illustrated book reproduces two hundred original scrapbook pages assembled by family historian Isis Aquarian from 1972-1977, documenting the group’s dramatic rise and fall, from their time living together in the Hollywood Hills operating their wildly popular Source vegetarian restaurant on the Sunset Strip to their exodus to Hawaii and San Francisco as the group began to unravel. Copious unpublished photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, manifestos, album art and flyers, augmented by descriptive captions reveal the Source Family’s astonishing trajectory, from controversial leader Father Yod’s spiritual awakening to the group’s wild musical and social experimentations, to the provocations that led to the group’s paradise lost. These pages provide a revelatory, firsthand view into the widely misunderstood phenomenon of new religious movements and cults of the 1960s and 70s." A brand new, pristine copy of this enthralling document.
Inventory Number: E000IAFTSFS
SACRED BONES PRESENTS THE MUSIC OF YA HO WHA - 2022 12" GOLD VINYL 33 1/3 RPM LP LIMITED TO TWO HUNDRED COPIES
(BROTHERHOOD OF THE SOURCE, THE). Ya Ho Wa. Brooklyn, NY: Sacred Bones Records, 2022. First Printing 1/200 Copies. 12 x 12". LP in Illustrated Album Cover. 12" Vinyl LP. Fine LP in Fine Sleeve (in Shrinkwrap). One gold 12" vinyl 33 1/3 RPM long-playing phonograph record inside a 12 x 12" album cover printed in color offset recto and verso. "For those not familiar ,Ya Ho Wa 13, formed in 1973, are regarded as one of the most extreme, groundbreaking and influential psychedelic rock bands in history. The band released nine super rare LPs (and are rumored to have recorded sixty-five LPs worth) full of deep spiritual wisdom, tribal drums and distorted guitars, some of which were completely unrehearsed jam sessions, others which contained more conventional rock songs. Most were recorded after hours of meditation at 3:00-6:00 AM in a soundproofed garage that served as the musicians’ studio at the family’s communal residence. All of the records with Father Yod’s participation were completely improvised, with no rehearsals or overdubs and feature him on lead vocals and percussion, via a kettle drum. Most of their original music was pressed in small runs and are highly sought after collector’s items. The good folks at Sacred Bones Records have listened through hours and hours of this transformative music to bring you what is an absolutely essential compilation of some of their best songs." A brand new, most handsome example of this 2022 Source Family anthology limited to two hundred copies. Inventory Number: E000YHWSB
YA HO WA: IT'S A KNACK / ANGEL BOY - 1974 7" VINYL 45 RPM SINGLE - PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY FIRST PRESSING
(BROTHERHOOD OF THE SOURCE, THE). Ya Ho Wa. Los Angeles, CA: HigherKey Records, 1974. First Printing. 7 x 7". Single in plain paper sleeve. 7" Vinyl Single. Near Fine Single in Near Fine Sleeve. One 7" black vinyl 45 RPM phonograph record in a plain paper outer sleeve. This is the 1974 two-sided single by Los Angeles' Brotherhood of The Source's musical group, Ya Ho Wa. The A-side is "It's A Knack" 2:45 backed with "Angel Baby" 1:30 as the B-side. Issued in a small press run as for promotional use only, it was never made commercially for sale. A handsome example of the 1974 first HigherKey Records pressing of this psych rarity acquired directly from a member of the Source Family showing some light surface abrasions to the vinyl along with some age-toning to its unprinted paper outer sleeve. Inventory Number: E000YHWIAK
YA HO WA 13 - 1974 12" VINYL 33 1/3 RPM LP - FIRST PRESSING IN THE ORIGINAL SHRINKWRAP
(BROTHERHOOD OF THE SOURCE, THE). Ya Ho Wa. Los Angeles, CA: HigherKey Records, 1974. First Printing. 12 x 12". LP in Illustrated Album Cover. 12" Vinyl LP. Fine LP in Near Fine Sleeve (in Shrinkwrap). One black 12" vinyl 33 1/3 RPM long-playing phonograph record in a plain paper inner-sleeve, inside a 12 x 12" album cover printed in color offset recto and verso. This is the 1974 LP by Los Angeles' Brotherhood of The Source's musical group, Ya Ho Wa. The front cover features a portrait of The Source's spiritual leader Father Yod, while the striking rear cover presents the bare chested - at least - Father Yod plus three musicians pointing to the band's central pyramidal logo. A brand new, most handsome example of this psych rarity acquired directly from a member of the Source Family still unopened in the original shrinkwrap showing just a bit of creasing at one of the corners. Inventory Number: E000YHW13
B-CAR: THE STORY OF CHRIS BURDEN'S BICYCLE CAR
(BURDEN, CHRIS). Burden, Chris & Alexis Smith. Los Angeles: CHOKE Publications, 1977. First Edition. Oblong 12mo. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Artist's Book. Fine.. 24pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is the charming little self-published document of Chris Burden's 1975 project to design and construct a one passenger automobile capable of traveling over one hundred miles per hour while achieving one hundred miles per gallon fuel efficiency. A most handsome example of this uncommon item. 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: 021129
ALEC BYRNE: ROCK & ROLL TIME CAPSULE - SIGNED AND NUMBERED EDITION
(BYRNE, ALEC). Evans, Drew. Los Angeles: Uber Archives, 2012. First Edition 1/1000. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Music Photography Monograph. As New.. np (54pp), profusely illustrated in b&w and color. "Rock & Roll Time Capsule" is the catalogue published in conjunction with a one-evening-only 2012 exhibition of the rediscovered sixties and seventies rock 'n' roll images of British photographer Alec Byrne. It presents amazing vintage shots of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Who, The Yardbirds, Bob Marley, T. Rex, The Doors, The Faces, Chuck Berry, and Roy Orbison - most being seen in print for the very first time! A brand new, pristine example of the first edition limited to one thousand copies NUMBERED AND SIGNED by the photographer, as issued.
PLEASE NOTE: These signed catalogues will be available at Arcana on Saturday, December 17th, and orders will ship beginning on Tuesday, December 19th.
0-615-90223-5 Inventory Number: 022934
ALEC BYRNE: LITHOGRAPH FOR "ROCK & ROLL TIME CAPSULE" - SIGNED AND NUMBERED EDITION
(BYRNE, ALEC). Uber Archives. Los Angeles: Uber Archives, 2012. First Edition 1/1000. 36 x 24". Exhibition Poster. As New.. One 36 x 24" heavy paper sheet printed photolthographically recto only, 1 monochrome illustration.
This is the striking lithograph published in conjunction with "Rock & Roll Time Capsule" - the one-evening-only 2012 exhibition of the rediscovered sixties and seventies rock 'n' roll images of British photographer Alec Byrne. It features an image of Jimi Hendrix backstage at London's Saville Theatre from May 1967 that is the lead image for Byrne's new full-length book, "London Rock - The Unseen Archive". A brand new, pristine example of the 2012 first and only printing limited to one thousand copies NUMBERED AND SIGNED by the photographer rolled in a heavy poster tube, as issued.
PLEASE NOTE: These signed posters will be available at Arcana on Sunday, December 17th, and orders will ship beginning on Tuesday, December 19th.
Inventory Number: E000ABRRTC-LITHOGRAPH
WILLIAM CLAXTON: JAZZ SEEN - 30 POSTCARDS - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(CLAXTON, WILLIAM). Claxton, William. Köln, GERMANY: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 1997. First Edition. 12mo. Illustrated Wrappers. Music Photography Monograph. Fine.. np (64pp), 26 b&w and 4 color illustrations. Text in English, German, French and Spanish. This is a Taschen Postcard book containing thirty bound (yet easily detached and ready to mail) jazz images by noted Los Angeles photographer William Claxton distilled from his full-length Taschen tome, "Jazz Seen". A most handsome, completely intact example additionally BOLDLY SIGNED "William Claxton" in black marker on the inside front cover.. 3-8228-6652-0 Inventory Number: 020849
ORNETTE COLEMAN: A 1982 POSTER FOR ORNETTE COLEMAN WITH PRIME TIME + LEROY JENKINS AT THE WESTWOOD PLAYHOUSE
(COLEMAN, ORNETTE). Coleman, Ornette. Pasadena, CA: Poo-Bah Records, 1982. First Edition. Large 4to. Printed Sheet. Concert Poster. Fine.. One 13 x 9 ½" sheet printed in black and white, recto only. This is the poster for two February 22nd, 1982 Ornette Coleman with Prime Time performances presented by the venerable Pasadena record store Poo-Bah at Los Angeles' Westwood Playhouse. Sharing the bill was Leroy Jenkins on solo violin. A most handsome, guaranteed vintage example of this uncommon ephemeral item. Inventory Number: 027034
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
EMIGRE : ESSAYS, TEXTS AND OTHER WRITINGS ABOUT GRAPHIC DESIGN NO. 9: 4AD + VAUGHAN OLIVER
(EMIGRE MAGAZINE) (V23) (4AD). Vanderlans, Rudy, Editor/Designer. Typeface Designs by Zuzana Licko. Berkeley, CA: Emigre Graphics, 1988. First Edition. Folio. Stapled Tabloid Wrappers. Graphic Design Periodical. Good +.. 32pp, profusely illustrated in monochrome. This ninth installment of Rudy Vanderlans' highly influential quarterly contemporary graphic design and typography survey "Emigre" is devoted to output of London-based record label 4AD, and its graphic designers 23 Envelope collaborators Vaughan Oliver and Ralph Grierson (soon to become v23 with Grierson's departure). It features interviews with label founder Ivo Watts-Russell, Oliver and Grierson, along with articles on The Cocteau Twins and Throwing Muses, quotes from numerous 4AD artists, and most significantly an eight page design insert produced by 23 Envelope especially for this issue. An internally bright,handsome example of this most uncommon, highly prized v23 / 4AD document showing some mild dampstaining and insect damage to its bright orange covers along with some creasing through the heel of the spine. It has been priced accordingly. ISSN 1045-3717 Inventory Number: 026397
FERRINGTON GUITARS: FEATURING THE CUSTOM-MADE GUITARS OF MASTER LUTHIER DANNY FERRINGTON - DELUXE SIGNED EDITION IN A CUSTOM GUITAR CASE
(FERRINGTON GUITARS). Schell, Orville. Preface by Linda Ronstadt. New York: HarperCollins Publishers & Callaway Editions, 1992. First Edition. Tall 4to. Jacketed Boards in Guitar Case. Musical Instrument Monograph. Near Fine/Fine. 122pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Nancy Skolos and Thomas Weddell. Originally published in 1992, "Ferrington Guitars" is a survey of the work of master guitar designer and builder Danny Ferrington. Based in Santa Monica, CA, he has created instruments for many of the world's great musicians including Elvis Costello, Pete Townsend, Richard Thompson, Jackson Browne, Kurt Cobain, Ry Cooder, David Lindley, Henry Kaiser, and many more. This unusually designed, comprehensive compilation of his work examines in detail dozens of custom made stringed instruments along with a twenty track audio CD featuring contributions - many original - by Costello, Thompson, Cooder, Lindley, Kaiser, David Hidalgo, Reeves Gabrels, J.J. Cale, Neil Finn, Albert Lee, Don Was, and nine more. A most handsome example of the deluxe first "Collectors Edition" SIGNED "Danny Ferrington" in blue ink on the half title page housed in a blue plush-lined locking guitar road case with CD, key, and yellow Farrington Guitars thin pick, as issued. The case's brass-plated hardware shows some mild oxidation and pitting, but all in all this is a sharp copy of this desirable book object. 0-06-016935-4 Inventory Number: 025786
NOWHERE NEW YORK: DARK, INSULTING + UNMELODIC PHOTOGRAPHS BY JULIA GORTON - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(GORTON, JULIA). Gorton, Julia & Lucy Sante. Foreword by Lydia Lunch. New York: Julia Gorton, 2023. First Edition. 10 x 10". Pictorial Self-Wrappers. Music Photography Monograph. New.. 192pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. "With a synthesis of imagery, metaphor and feeling, in a space located between attraction and angst, Julia Gorton's photos of New York's No Wave scene, 1976-1980, capture a fleeting time with unique style. Her beautiful vision of downtown Manhattan, in the moments before AIDS, crack, Disney and condos changed everything forever, focus on subjects including musicians and friends; Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, Tom Verlaine, David Byrne, Lydia Lunch, Iggy Pop, James Chance, Richard Hell, Anya Phillips and many others less well known, but certainly just as memorable. Gorton's photographs taken at her Lower East Side apartment, in all night diners and illegal after-hours clubs, on totally empty streets, and in the dingy pits and clubs in which music was played, makes one remember what joy we all took in wasting our youths." In addition to Ms. Gorton's striking documentary images, this strikingly designed and printed book features essays by Lucy Sante and Lydia Lunch as well as contributions from Thurston Moore, Philip Dray, Kristian Hoffman, Bill Arning, Perry Brandston, Rick Brown, Nicholas Dembling, Simeon Gallu, Angela Jaeger, Hilary Jaeger, Arto Lindsay, Michael McMahon, Chris Nelson, Klara Palatoi, Jim Posner, Linda Ramone, Amy Rigby, Andy Schwarz, Robert Seitsema, Michael Shore, Chris Stamey, Margaret Winslow. A brand new, most handsome example additionally SIGNED "julia gorton" in silver ink on the title page. 979-8-218-03256-2 Inventory Number: I000230706
I SCARE MYSELF: A MEMOIR BY DAN HICKS - HARDBOUND COLLECTOR'S EDITION LIMITED TO ONE HUNDRED NUMBERED COPIES WITH A PORTFOLIO OF SIX DAN HICKS-DESIGNED HANDBILLS ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY EDITOR KRISTINE McKENNA
(HICKS, DAN). Hicks, Dan. Edited by Kristine McKenna. Afterword by Tommy LiPuma. Foreword by Elvis Costello. London, UK: Jawbone Press, 2017. First Deluxe Edition Limited to One Hundred Copies. 8vo. Cloth. Music Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 240pp, 100 b&w and color illustrations.
Each special collector's edition comprises an individually numbered hardcover book with special fabric binding, blind-embossed spine, coloured endpapers and contrasting coloured page edging, plus a set of six unique prints of handbills with original artwork by Dan Hicks, printed on heavy art stock, each one numbered and stamped with the publisher's seal and packed in a custom-made folio. Each set is supplied in a specially made shipping carton with protective sleeve
Please join us on Sunday, June 18th (4:00 - 6:00 PM) for a Book Signing and Panel moderated by Kristine McKenna with Van Dyke Parks, Maria Muldaur, Jim Kweskin, and Hot Licks guitarist Paul Robinson!
This vivid memoir of a man described as “one of America’s greatest songwriters” by Elvis Costello, and a cat that was “fly, sly, wily, and dry” by Tom Waits. Dan Hicks had a front-row seat to the birth and death of counter culture -- San Francisco, 1966 -- it would affect both him and his music.
"I Scare Myself" captures the highs and lows of a lifelong adventure in music. You’ll get to see Hicks’ memories of one of the changes the sixties brought, working with great musicians, plus, a foreword by Elvis Costello, afterword by producer Tommy LiPuma, and annotations by his close friend Kristine McKenna.
“I just started taking ingredients I liked and putting them together to see what came out,” Hicks writes. What came out was an amazing blend of complex time signatures, unusual instrumentation, and intricate vocal harmonies that took him to the top of the 70s rock world but also into a downward spiral of drink and drug abuse.
Hicks passed away in early 2016, but his music, and the stories he tells here, remain as fresh and irresistible as ever. I Scare Myself takes readers on a journey behind the music, and into the life and mind of the fantastic artist who created it.
PLEASE NOTE: Books will be signed by Ms. McKenna on June 18th, and posted starting Tuesday, June 20th.
978-1911036234 Inventory Number: E000DHISM-LTD
DENNIS HOPPER: OUT OF THE SIXTIES - DELUXE LIMITED SLIPCASED EDITION SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(HOPPER, DENNIS). Hopper, Dennis, Michael McClure & Walter Hopps. Pasadena, CA: Twelvetrees Press, 1986. First Edition #39/100 Deluxe. 4to. Cloth in Jacket, Slipcased. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. np, profusely illustrated in gravure. Designed by Jack Woody. With a filmography and exhibition history. Dennis Hopper was the young man with a camera in the right place at the right time in the new Hollywood. Issued in 1986 in gravure with the typically austere and lovely Twelvetrees Press aesthetic, "Out of the Sixties" was the first published collection of Hopper's photographs. Divided into "Artists and Collectors", "Hollywood", "Music", "Civil Rights March, Selma to Montgomery", "Mexico", and "The Scene", it is a tour de force view of the clash of the old and the new in sixties culture! A most handsome example of the exceedingly uncommon deluxe limited slipcased edition of the 1986 first printing limited to one hundred copies BOLDLY SIGNED "Dennis Hopper" in black ink below his introductory text and NUMBERED (39/100) in ink on the rear colophon, as issued, showing some mild sunning along the extremities of its slipcase. 0-942642-25-2 Inventory Number: 026375
TOSHI ICHIYANAGI: HANDBILL FOR HIS FIRST LOS ANGELES CONCERT AT DICKSON AUDITORIUM, U.C.L.A., APRIL 19, 1978
(ICHIYANAGI, TOSHI). Ichiyanagi, Toshi. Venice & Los Angeles, CA: Some Serious Business & the U.C.L.A. Committee on Fine Arts Productions, 1978. First Edition. 8vo. Printed Handbill. Very Good.. One 11 x 6 ½" sheet printed black and white offset recto only, unmailed. This is the promotional handbill for the first Los Angeles appearance ever of noted Japanese avant-garde composer/performer Toshi Ichiyanagi at UCLA's Dickson Auditorium, April 9th, 1978 sponsored by Some Serious Business. A handsome example of this uncommon ephemeral item showing a slight soft crease along the upper right corner. Inventory Number: 015425
AMERICAN PITBULL: PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARC JOSEPH
(JOSEPH, MARC). Joseph, Marc & James Frey. Interviews by Cory Reynolds. Carol LeFlufy, Editor. Gottingen, GERMANY: Steidl, 2003. First Edition. 4to. Boards with Pastedown. Photography Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 248pp, profusely illustrated in color. Designed by Gerhard Steidl, Marc Joseph and Claas Moller. Text in English. "American Pitbull" is a photographic exploration into the culture of American Pit Bull dogs and their people, presenting an alternative view of the controversial world revolving around a uniquely American breed of dog and the human beings that live for them. Over a three-year period photographer Marc Joseph traveled the United States photographing Pit Bull dogs, their owners, breeders and "old time dog men," at their homes and yards, and during various events related to the breed. The relationships formed with his subjects have helped Joseph to gain full access to a culture known by few outside of their specific community. The fanatical, almost religious devotion that Pit Bull people attribute to their breed is clearly portrayed in Joseph's pictures. Issues of identity are addressed through elements of image, race, pride, and background, while the photographs simultaneously serve to further an understanding of our perceptions of unconditional love, beauty, danger, and strength. Themes of family and shelter are prominent; throughout the series a cast of characters emerges, themselves defining the context of the book. From the elder-statesmen of the Pit Bull world in New England and the Southern United States such as Louis B. Colby and Floyd Boudreaux, to new-school giants the Hip-Hop music scene on the East and West coasts, such as Big Boi from Outkast, and DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill, "American Pitbull" clearly goes to the heart of what and why people feel so strongly for these dogs. Writer James Frey ("A Million Little Pieces") contributes an historically informative and personally sensitive essay, that, along with Marc Joseph's photographs, may well change a few minds on this, most misunderstood of all of man's best friends". A stunning tour-de-force, this is without a doubt one of our favorite photo-essays in recent years! A most handsome example of the ultra-scarce brown buckram variant cover of the hardbound 2003 Steidl first 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 - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-88243-914-9 Inventory Number: 020830
MIKE KELLEY / JOHN BOSKOVICH: POSTCARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR A 1992 EXHIBITION AT ROSAMUND FELSEN GALLERY
(KELLEY, MIKE) (BOSKOVICH, JOHN), Felsen Gallery, Rosamund. Los Angeles: Rosamund Felsen Gallery, 1992. First Edition. Oblong 12mo. Printed Postcard. Exhibition Announcement. As New.. One 4 ½ x 6 ¼ " cardstock sheet printed b&w offset, recto only. This is the postcard announcement published in conjunction with the June 1992 concurrent one person exhibitions by the late, great Los Angeles-based artists Mike Kelley and John Boskovich held at Rosamund Felsen Gallery. A brand new, most handsome example of this uncommon ephemeral item. Inventory Number: 027384
MIKE KELLEY: POSTCARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BEAT OF THE TRAPS"
(KELLEY, MIKE). Kelley Mike. Los Angeles: Art Resources Transfer Inc., 1992. First Edition. Oblong 12mo. Printed Postcard. Performance Announcement. As New.. One 4 ¼ x 5 ¾" glossy cardstock sheet printed offset recto and verso, 1 b&w illustration. This is the postcard announcement published in conjunction with the June 29th and 30th, 1992 American premiere of Mike Kelley's collaborative performance piece with close friends Anita Pace and Stephen Prina entitled "Beat of the Traps" at the Gindi Auditorium of Los Angeles' University of Judaism. Unveiled earlier in the month in Vienna, it consisted of actor Alan Abelew and dancers Anita Pace and Carl Buckley interacting with musical accompaniment by drummers M.B. Gordy and Jonathan Norton alongside guitar and vocals by Stephen Prina. A brand new, most handsome example of this uncommon ephemeral item perfect for the Mike Kelley completeist. Inventory Number: 027383
PLATO'S CAVE ROTHKO'S CHAPEL LINCOLN'S PROFILE
(KELLEY, MIKE) (SONIC YOUTH). Kelley, Mike. Venice, CA: New City Editions in Association with Artists Space, 1986. First Edition. 8vo. Pictorial Wrappers. Artists' Book. Fine.. 98pp, 32 b&w illustrations. Designed by Mike Kelley and Patti Podesta. This is a lengthy monographic essay by Mike Kelley dealing with his performance piece "Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's Profile" featuring himself, Molly Cleator and Sonic Youth that premiered at New York's Artists' Space in December 1986. A brand new, most handsome example of this quirky gem. Inventory Number: 027527
W MAGAZINE - APRIL 2003 (VOLUME 32, NUMBER 1): MADONNA UNBOUND
(KLEIN, STEVEN) (MADONNA) (W). Foley, Bridget & Joe Zee, Editors. New York: Fairchild Publications, Inc., 2003. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Fashion Periodical. Fine.. 292pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Cover photograph of Madonna by Steven Klein. This is the April 2003 issue of "W" containing the ambitious forty-four page editorial feature entitled "Madonna Unbound" with photographs by Steven Klein. A most handsome example - perfect for the Madonna completeist. ISSN 0162-9115 Inventory Number: 022995
ERIC KROLL: THE NEW YORK YEARS, 1971 TO 1994 - SIGNED
(KROLL, ERIC). Kroll, Eric. Paris, FRANCE: Timeless Edition, I00220816, 2022. First Edition 1/750 Copies. 7 x 9 inches, 484 Pages. Hardcover. Photography Monograph. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Eric Kroll is a name familiar to anyone with even the vaguest interest in contemporary photography. His first book, Sex Objects: An American Documentary, from 1977 has attained cult-like status. He has gone on to publish several high-profile, best-selling books with houses like Taschen, and his work has been featured in countless magazines over the years.
His brand new publication, The New York Years 1971 To 1994 from Timeless Edition in Paris showcases a side of his work that until now has not been widely publicized. In the late 1970s and early 1980s Eric found himself at the very heart of a cultural eruption in NYC. With his camera ever at the ready he documented the work and private pursuits of cultural movers and shakers from the Rolling Stones to The Dead Boys, Blondie, Warhol, Basquiat, and Haring. Madonna, Kenneth Anger, Grace Jones, Robert Mapplethorpe, David Wojnarowicz, and too many regulars from the Max's Kansas City, Studio 54, and East Village Art Scene demimonde to name feature in this stunning collection of mostly never-before seen photos. From its sleazy underbelly to the highest-brow art galleries, Eric Kroll invites you to bygone Manhattan at the height of its decadence and cultural importance. The New York Years is a unique book, a journey, an experience!A brand new, most handsome example of this amazing document of a bygone era limited to seven hundred and fifty copies additionally SIGNED "Eric Kroll" in black ink on the title page.
Inventory Number: I00220715
IN MEMORIUM BY HERMAN LEONARD - SIGNED AND NUMBERED PORTFOLIO OF TWELVE PRINTS LIMITED TO THREE HUNDRED COPIES
(LEONARD, HERMAN). Leonard, Herman & Richard Williams. NP. ND (1992).: Self-Published. First Edition #270/300. Folio. Loose Plates in a Solander Box. Photography Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. One 14 x 22" sheet folded neatly in half vertically to make 4pp + twelve 14 x 11" heavy cardstock sheets printed recto in duotone and verso in offset - each housed in a printed vellum sleeve, 12 duotone illustrations. "In Memorium" (sic) is the luxe 1992 self-published portfolio of twelve iconic images of legendary deceased Jazz musicians by the noted late American photographer Herman Leonard. It contains twelve individual suitable for framing duotone offset plates featuring Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Edward "Duke" Ellington, Erroll Garner, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Charlie "Bird" Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Lester "Prez" Young, and Sarah "Sassy" Vaughan. Each is comes in its own captioned vellum protective sleeve and accompanied by a four page colophon/booklet with biographical texts by Richard Williams. The contents are housed in a sumptuous gilt-stamped deep burgundy moiré silk-over-boards solander box. According to the photographer in a letter dated in 2010 "This was a boxed set we produced in 1992, as you describe. You have a rare item. Not more than eighteen were sold". It seems that the portfolios were completed as they were purchased from Leonard's studio, and the few copies that have turned up in the marketplace in recent years have virtually all been unsigned and unnumbered. An internally pristine example from the exceeding uncommon SIGNED AND NUMBERED (#270/300) edition in a like portfolio. Inventory Number: 026048
INDEPENDENT PROJECTS VOLUME ONE + VOLUME TWO: SELECTED RECORDINGS FROM THE MUSICAL CAREER OF BRUCE LICHER 1979-1985 (ON TWO 10" RECORDS...) - SIGNED, WITH AN ADDITIONAL SIGNED LETTER FROM BRUCE LICHER
(LICHER, BRUCE). Licher, Bruce. Foreword by Kurt Braun. Afterword by Gary Todd. Los Angeles: Independent Project Records, 1989. First Edition 1/300. Square 4to. Letterpress Printed Wrappers. Vinyl LPs + Loose Contents. As New/As New. np (42pp) + two 10" vinyl LPs with loose printed matter housed in a hand letterpress printed chipboard jacket. Art Direction and Design by Bruce Licher. This is the lavishly designed and printed compilation of the earliest recordings by noted Los Angeles-based musician, graphic designer and printer Bruce Licher issued in conjunction the 1989 Independent Project Press exhibition entitled "Bruce Licher: The Ten Year Retrospective" held at the Hallway Gallery. It contains two 10" vinyl discs featuring Licher's solo endeavors along with works by Neef, Them Rhythm Ants, Tunneltones, 1/2 "Bridge", Africa Corps, Savage Republic, "Bridge", and Final Republic, along with a detailed booklet of notes, a portfolio of ten 8 ½ x 10" reproductions of performance flyers from 1980-1982, and a glassine envelope filled with reprints of selected letterpress items, as issued. A brand new, pristine unplayed numbered example (048/300) from an edition of three hundred copies of Independent Project Records release IP 024/025 in its elegant hand letterpress printed package SIGNED "Bruce Licher" in black ink on the front cover still in its original plastic sleeve. Laid into the package is an additional SIGNED hand written one page letter in red ink from Bruce Licher bearing an IPR stamp effusively thanking two record industry colleagues for their support of the project. Inventory Number: 022817
SAVAGE IMPRESSIONS: AN AESTHETIC EXPEDITION THROUGH THE ARCHIVES OF INDEPENDENT PROJECTS RECORDS & PRESS - SIGNED BY BRUCE LICHER
(LICHER, BRUCE). Licher, Bruce & Karen Nielsen Licher. Aurora, NY: P22 Type Foundry, 2019. First Edition. Large Square 4to. Letterpress Illustrated Boards. Music Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 240pp, 1000+ illustrations in color and b&w. Art Direction and Design by Bruce Licher and Jim Greishaber. "Bruce Licher is a musician, artist, and designer who founded Independent Project Press. After learning the art of letterpress printing at Los Angeles' famed Women's Graphic Center at the beginning of 1982, his initial projects centered around creating album covers, postcards, and promotional stamps for his band Savage Republic. It didn't take long before he was producing work for other Los Angeles underground music groups, along with a growing number of clients in the Los Angeles design community. In addition to packaging and releasing music on his own record label, Independent Project Records, Independent Project Press has produced elegant and creative pieces of letterpress-printed ephemera for the likes of REM, Stereolab, and Camper Van Beethoven. Licher was nominated twice for a Grammy Award for his album packaging, and has been credited with starting the trend in letterpress-printed CD and record packaging using industrial-style chipboard. His work has been featured in two major design exhibitions at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. Published by P22 Type Foundry Publication, "Savage Impressions" is the first extensive monograph on Bruce Licher's Independent Project Records & Press. Beautifully designed and lavishly produced, the book is a profound reminder of the value of the hand-made and how it can interface with the mass produced." A brand new, most handsome example of this exciting document limited to six hundred and fifty copies - already almost entirely subscribed - additionally SIGNED by authors Bruce Licher and Karen Nielsen Licher 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. 0-9631082-6-3 Inventory Number: 027225