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AERIC books & prints

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - LOVE, JOHN LENNON: handwritten text and original drawing on cardboard - New York, 1978 - 15 x 12 cm - 2800 euro
Piece of roughly cut beige cardboard, 15 x 12 cm, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The scrap shows the handwritten text LOVE, JOHN LENNON 78 plus an original self caricature.
PROVENANCE:
In 1978 John Lennon visited Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio in Soho, New York.
Lennon was there to supervise the final printing of YOKO ONO AS MONA LISA, an exclusive silkscreen he created as a present for his wife Yoko Ono; a work not commonly known, as there were just a handful of copies made.
While waiting for the results, Lennon killed time by making silly texts, doodles and drawings on any material on hand, like scraps of cardboard, paper bags, and even a couple of porcelain plates.
Only a few people were present at that moment (Andy Warhol stopped by to say hello and stayed for ten minutes).
A number of other pieces made during this session were sold at succesful auctions in Tokyo (Bonham's, 1997) and London (Christie's, 2000 and 2002), further details on request.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - LISTEN TO THIS PLATE: handwritten text and drawing on a ceramic plate - New York, 1978 - 21 cm diameter - [SOLD]
Plain white ceramic plate EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The text on the upper rim reads LISTEN TO THIS PLATE (a reference to the 1974 Walls and Bridges publicity campaign), the middle shows an original self caricature which has been signed JOHN LENNON 78.
Provenance: Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, November 1978; see the first of the Lennon items on this page for further details.
NB: There were two similar plates in the collection: PLATE LOVE and FOOD FOR THE PEOPLE; both were sold at Christie’s London in April 2000. PLATE LOVE ended up in the Toronto Hard Rock Café, the whereabouts of the third one are unknown to us.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - LOVE FROM JOHN LENNON: handwritten text and original drawing on paper - New York, 1978 - 12 x 21 cm - 2950 euro
Piece of white paper, 12 x 21 cm, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The ex-Beatle wrote LOVE FROM JOHN LENNON and added an original self caricature, finishing with SOHO 78.
Great item, with a reference to where this piece was actually made.
Provenance: Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, November 1978; see the first of the Lennon items on this page for further details.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - JOHN DOE: handwritten text and "art work" on cardboard - New York, 1978 - 28 x 21 cm - 2900 euro
Piece of beige cardboard, 28 x 21 cm, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The sheet shows an exclusive work of art: a "portrait" of John Doe (!) signed JOHN LENNON 78.
A wonderful item and a fine example of Lennon's wit and genius (some fading along the edges).
Provenance: Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, November1978; see the first of the Lennon items on this page for further details.
NB: Cambridge Dictionary's entry for JOHN DOE: A name used in a law court for a person whose real name is kept secret or is not known / an average or typical person.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - WANTED: handwritten text and 2 original drawings on cardboard mount - New York, 1978 - 40 x 50 cm - [SOLD]
Large off white cardboard mount, 40 x 50 cm, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The mount shows the handwritten text WANTED plus 2 small original drawings: a self caricature and a caricature of Yoko Ono.
This fine piece has been boldly signed JOHN LENNON 78.
A wonderful item which can be framed with a photograph.
Provenance: Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, November 1978; see the first of the Lennon items on this page for further details.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - LOVE, JOHN LENNON: handwritten text on paper - New York, 1978 - 7 x ca. 24 cm - 1400 euro
Piece of irregularly shaped and roughly cut laid grey paper, 7 x ca. 24 cm, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
This scrap shows the word "LOVE" (between quotation marks) and has been SIGNED BY JOHN LENNON.
Provenance: Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, November 1978; see the first of the Lennon items on this page for further details.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - APPLE XMAS NYC: handwritten text on silkscreened board - New York, 1978 - ca. 12,5 x 25 cm - 3400 euro
Piece of museum board, ca. 12,5 x 25, silkscreened in salmon pink, with traces of green and purple ink, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The sheet shows the text APPLE XMAS NYC and has been signed JOHN LENNON 78.
A superb and colourful piece with reference to three interesting Lennon topics.
Provenance: Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, November 1978; see the first of the Lennon items on this page for further details.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - original autograph and drawing on envelope - New York, 1978 - 9,5 x 17 cm - 1950 euro
Small semi transparent envelope, ca. 9,5 x 17 cm, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The envelope (torn open on the left hand side but otherwise in great condition) shows Lennon’s ORIGINAL SIGNATURE dated 78 plus an original self caricature.
Provenance: Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, November 1978; see the first of the Lennon items on this page for further details.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON/YOKO ONO - Grapefruit, introduction by JOHN LENNON - London, Sphere Books, 1971 - or. wrappers - square small 8vo - 1st paperback edition - [SOLD]
First paperback edition of the revised and expanded version of Yoko Ono's Grapefruit, a Book of Instructions, which was first published in Japan, 1964, in a limited edition of 500 copies.
This revised edition, first issued in 1970, contains a short but very appropriate introduction by John Lennon.
This copy SIGNED BY YOKO ONO and JOHN LENNON in blue and black felt tip pen on the first blank page.
These signatures were obtained during a short and hectic signing session at the Selfridge's department store, Oxford Street, London, July 1971.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - Bag One - Amsterdam, Laurens A. Daane, 1970 - loose sheets in or. portfolio - oblong folio - 295 euro
Exclusive early Dutch issue of Lennon's (in)famous Bag One, originally a series of erotic lithographs, intended as a wedding gift for Yoko Ono.
For the full (and complicated) story we refer to other sources available, this Dutch (contemporary) issue contains the works in offset in reduced size, 51 x 37 cm.
Complete, but the vulnerable white portfolio shows some wear along the edges, a few damp stains on the back.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - Bag One - Amsterdam, P96/ Podulke, 1970 - or. wrappers - square small 8vo - 60 euro
A small and rather rare booklet; the catalogue for an exhibition of Lennon's Bag One series in Amsterdam, February 1970.
All images are reproduced in heavily reduced size.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - A Spaniard in the Works - London, Jonathan cape, 1965 - or. decorated boards (Robert Freeman) - small 8vo - 1st edition - 110 euro
First edition of John Lennon’s second book, printed in green and brown after a great design by Robert Freeman, with illustrations by the author.
Nice copy, the laminate on the cover partly wrinkled.

(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - In His Own Write - London, Jonathan cape, 1965 - or. decorated boards (Robert Freeman) - small 8vo - 55 euro
Contemporary reprint (March 1965) of John Lennon’s first book: a wonderful collection of whimsical texts and images, originally published in March 1964.
Finely printed in blue and brown and black, after a design by Robert Freeman, with illustrations by the author.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON / ADRIENNE KENNEDY / VICTOR SPINETTI - The John Lennon Play: In His Own Write - London, Jonathan Cape, 1968 - or. boards with dustjacket (design: Christine Marsh) - 1st edition thus - 95 euro
Stage adaption of Lennon's In His Own Write (1964) and A Spaniard in the Works (1965), as performed by the National Theatre Company in 1967, directed by Victor Spinetti.
Foreword by Victor Spinetti, frontispiece by Tony Walton, stage designer of the play.
A surprisingly bright and clean copy of this uncommon book, with unclipped dustjacket.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - Skywriting by Word of Mouth - New York, Harper & Row, 1986 - with illustrations by the author - or. cloth with dustjacket (design: Yoko Ono) - 1st US edition - 50 euro
Collection of previously unpublished texts and drawings, including Two Virgins and The Ballad of John and Yoko.
Printed in blue and black and issued in silver-lettered blue cloth with decorated dustjacket.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - AI: Japan through JOHN LENNON's eyes - Tokyo, Shogakukan, 1990 - or. boards with dustjacket and obi - oblong large 8vo - 1st edition - 60 euro
AI (pronounced Eye and meaning Love in Japanese) is a collection of sketches and texts, posthumously issued in this finely produced Japanese book, with texts in Japanese and English.
Good copy, with slightly soiled dustjacket and red obi.
NB: The book was reissued in the USA in 1992, this is the orginal edition.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - Let’s Have a Dream, Omaggio a JOHN LENNON - Roma, Comune Di Roma Assessorato Alla Cultura, 1990 - or. wrappers - square large 8vo - 30 euro
Catalogue, issued on occasion of the exhibition JOHN LENNON, LA GRAFICA, LA MUSICA, LA POESIA, with texts in Italian, except for Yoko Ono’s bilingual introduction.
This finely illustrated publication comes with an audio CD, containing Lennon/Ono spoken word fragments from the 1960's.

 


 
(BEATLES) RINGO STARR - Postcards from the Boys - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2004 - or. artificial leather, in aluminium box - 4to - 495 euro
Published in a limited edition of 2500 copies, all SIGNED BY RINGO STARR.
This is one of 2150 regular copies, bound in artificial leather-covered boards, made to resemble a genuine photo album and packed in a die cut shiny red aluminium and card box resembling a British Royal Mail box.
POSTCARDS FROM THE BOYS comprises faithfully reproduced facsimiles of both sides of 53 postcards sent to Ringo during the years by his fellow-Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
These facsimiles, often containing candid and humorous remarks and/or exclusive drawings, have been hand-mounted on heavy black stock, also showing Ringo's remarks on the postcards, printed in silver.
WARNING: The book was bound in "Quinel nubuk”, a thermo reactive PU material made by Winter & Company. Over the years parts of the binding of many copies got stuck to the inside of the box, with nasty results...
Please ask for details about the condition of this copy before considering a purchase.

 

 
 
BEATLES: vintage dress - 1964 - 240 euro
Strictly vintage specimen of a sleeveless a-line BEATLES dress, made in Holland in 1964 at the height of BEATLEMANIA.
These dresses were produced in various designs, shapes and colours: this design came in black/white, brown, blue and pink.
Some traces of wear, a ca. 5 cm tear in the seam rather crudely repaired.

 

 
 
BEATLES: original UPI telephoto - 1965 - 20,5 x 18 cm - 85 euro
Original telephoto issued by United Press International, showing 2 images on one sheet.
The caption which usually is mounted on the blank margin has been loosely attached to the back, it reads:
"8/31/1965 SAN FRANCISCO: Despite severe seceurity precautions, some young fans of the Beatles managed to find out where their chartered plane was unloading [...] Jane Semel, 13, of San Francisco, proudly displays cigarette which John Lennon flipped when the quartette climbed into their waiting car."
Fine vintage item, in great condition.

 
 

 
BEATLES: Yellow Submarine Gift Book - Manchester, World Distributors, 1968 - illustrated - or. decorated boards - 4to - 1st edition - 45 euro
Authorised edition of this very colourful book based on the Beatles cartoon movie.
A fine copy, in bright and shiny glazed boards, top and foot of spine bumped.

 

 
 
BEATLES: Yellow Submarine movie poster - Italy 1969 - 47 x 67 cm - 65 euro
Orginal Italian poster, announcing the movie Yellow Submarine (Il Sottomarino Giallo) by "i Beatles”, which premiered in Italy in 1969.
This socalled “fotobusta” poster was issued as part of a set of 10, each with a different image on the right hand side.
Very fine unfolded copy, with very mild traces of handling.

 

 
 
BEATLES: White Album CD press kit - EMI records UK, 1998 - or. embossed portfolio - 85 euro
Original promo only press kit issued on occasion of the release of the 30th anniversary edition of the White Album, comprising a numbered copy of the second edition of the CD (in card gatefold sleeve with extra's), four colour portraits of the Beatles plus 5 A4 sheets with texts.
Some damage to the inside tray, some more damage to surface of the rather flimsy LP-sized portfolio which replicates Richard Hamilton's original cover art.

 


 
(BEATLES) GEORGE MARTIN - Summer of Love: The Making of Sgt. Pepper - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2006 - or. calf-backed boards in or. decorated box - 4to - 550 euro
Beatles producer George Martin (1926-2016)'s detailed account of the recording of the Beatles' classic Sgt. Pepper album, published in a limited edition of 2000 copies, all SIGNED BY GEORGE MARTIN.
This is one of 1650 regular copies, bound in pink calf-backed decorated boards.
The text was first published in 1994, this revised edition contains many photographs from various sources, most of them tastefully coloured and enhanced, thus creating the appropriate psychedelic effects.
Mint in decorated box and printed cloth drawstring bag.

 


 
(BEATLES) GEORGE MARTIN - Summer of Love: The Making of Sgt. Pepper - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2006 - or. full calf (design after PETER BLAKE) in or. decorated box - 4to - 1090 euro
As above
This is one of only 350 DELUXEcopies, a lso SIGNED BY GEORGE MARTIN, superbly bound in FULL PINK CALF, an exclusive image of George Martin (1926-2016) by PETER BLAKE - designer of the Beatles Sgt. Pepper album cover - set into the front.
These deluxe copies come with a t-shirt, repeating Peter Blake's design, SIGNED BY PETER BLAKE, as well as a signed print by photographer Frank Hermann, showing George Martin and the Beatles in the studio.
This stunning book is packed in a decorated box and printed cloth drawstring bag.

 
 

 
BEATLES IN GERMANY - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2002 - or. embossed fabric-backed boards in perspex slipcase - small 4to - 285 euro
Fine publication on the early Beatles, printed in a limited edition of 1750 copies, all SIGNED by contributors GUNTER ZINT and ULF KRUGER.
Copies were also SIGNED BY TONY SHERIDAN (1940-2013), singer on Beatles recordings from the very early period.
Mint in original decorated perspex slipcase.

 
 

 
BEATLES BY ANDY WARHOL - signed offset print - 1980 - 31 x 90 cm - [SOLD]
Superb offset print showing colourful images of each of the Beatles by Andy Warhol, who based his design (see Schellmann IIIB.5a/b) on photographs by Dezo Hofmann.
This print has been SIGNED BY ANDY WARHOL in black feltpen, vertically along the left hand side.
Issued as an additional dustjacket, without title info, for initial copies of the first edition of the book The Beatles by Geoffrey Stokes (Rolling Stone Press/Times Books) in 1980.
Printed on rather thin paper, therefore with some mild imperfections.

 
 

 
(BOB DYLAN) Original handbill for a BOB DYLAN concert - 1963 - 25 x 20 cm - [SOLD]
Vintage handbill announcing a very early concert by BOB DYLAN at the New York City Town Hall, April 12th, 1963; his first ever solo performance in a main venue and the first show ever for which Dylan used his own material only.
The main part of this historic show, attended by a mere 900 people, was recorded by Columbia Records, who never officially released the material.
An historic piece in very fine condition, extremely difficult to find.
Some of the critic's quotes on this handbill:
"One of the most compelling blues singers ever recorded - BBC Radio Times" / "...the very best of the newest generations of citybillies - Hi/Fi Stereo Review" / "He's so goddamn real, it's unbelievable - Sing Out", etc.

 
 

 
(BOB DYLAN) Original mock-up for handbill and poster for a BOB DYLAN concert - 1963 - 38 x 26 cm - 3200 euro
Original mock-up for a handbill (SEE ABOVE!) and poster announcing a very early concert by BOB DYLAN at the New York City Town Hall, April 12th, 1963.
The mock-up consists of 17 pieces of handprinted paper carefully affixed on a sheet of Iamco Supreme illustrating board, also showing some fine handlettering, as well as a roughly reproduced photograph, which was replaced by a half-toned image on the actual handbill.
This piece shows some handwritten instructions ("Rush please!") by the uncredited designer who happens to be JULES HALFANT.
Another handwritten note by Halfant learns that this design was also used for a small number of posters ("50 posters / you know size").
NB: Jules Halfant (1909-2001) was the house designer for the Vanguard record company, which is a bit ironic as Dylan was rejected by this label (home of Joan Baez, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and many others) in his early years.

 

 
 
BOB DYLAN - signed promo photograph - 25 x 20 cm - 550 euro
Fine sepia-toned glossy promo photograph reproducing an image from a 1965 session in JERRY SCHATZBERG's New York studio.
This promo photograph, issued in the early 1990's as part of a set of 4 different images, has been boldly SIGNED BY BOB DYLAN in black feltpen.
NB: Schatzberg, of course, was particularly known for the classic photographs used for the cover of Dylan's legendary 1966 Blonde on Blonde album.

 

 
 
BOB DYLAN - signed promo photograph - 20 x 25 cm - 475 euro
Fine sepia-toned glossy promo photograph reproducing an image of Dylan by an unidentified photographer, taken during one of the concerts of the 1976 Hard Rain Tour.
This promo photograph, issued in the early 1990's as part of a set of 4 different images, has been boldly SIGNED BY BOB DYLAN in black feltpen.

 

 
 
BOB DYLAN - signed promo photograph - 25 x 20 cm - 495 euro
Fine sepia-toned glossy promo photograph reproducing an image of Dylan by an unidentified photographer, most probably taken during one of the concerts of the 1975/1976 Rolling Thunder Revue.
This promo photograph, issued in the early 1990's as part of a set of 4 different images, has been boldly SIGNED BY BOB DYLAN in black feltpen.

 


 
BOB DYLAN - Tarantula - London, McMillan, 1971 - or. boards with dustjacket - 1st UK edition - 65 euro
First UK edition of Bob Dylan's first and only "novel", written in 1966 but not officially published until 1971 (and heavily bootlegged in the mean time).
Fine copy in unclipped dustjacket, showing an early portrait by Jerry Schatzberg.

 


 
(BOB DYLAN) Barry FEINSTEIN/Daniel KRAMER/Jim MARSHALL - EARLY DYLAN - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 1999 - or. full morocco in slipcase - 4to - 550 euro
A superb collection of early black and white photographs capturing Bob Dylan in the period 1963 - 1966, with introductions by Arlo Guthrie and each of the photographers.
De luxe edition, 250 numbered copies only, each bound in full black morocco with images of Dylan blocked in white on front and back.
Mint copy in original sturdy black cloth-covered slipcase, an image of Dylan silkscreened in white on the front.

 


 
(BOB DYLAN) ELLIOTT LANDY - DYLAN in Woodstock - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2000 - original suede-backed boards in slipcase - large 4to - 295 euro
Wonderful collection of photographs of Bob Dylan (and The Band!) in the late sixties, issued in a limited edition of 1750 copies, all SIGNED BY ELLIOT LANDY.
One of 1650 regular copies, issued in brown suede-backed boards; the suede is supposed to resemble the material of the jacket worn by Dylan as he posed for the covers of his albums Blonde on Blonde, John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline.

 


 
(BOB DYLAN) JERRY SCHATZBERG - Thin Wild Mercury; Touching DYLAN's Edge - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2006 - or. cloth in slipcase - square 4to - 275 euro
Superbly crafted book, issued in a limited edition of 1500 copies, all SIGNED BY JERRY SCHATZBERG.
This is one of only 1250 regular copies, finely bound in brown cloth.
The main part of the book is devoted to Bob Dylan, other images include the Rolling Stones, Edie Sedgwick and many others.
Mint, in cloth-covered embossed slipcase and printed cloth drawstring bag.
Publisher's info:
Jerry and Dylan first met in 1965 while the latter was recording Highway 61 Revisited. They became friends and, over the course of the next year, Jerry took an extraordinary collection of photographs of Dylan recording, playing live, socialising and in Jerry's studio. Having just 'gone electric' and in the process of recording Blonde on Blonde, the photos capture Dylan at the most exciting point of his career.

 


 
(BOB DYLAN) Ingrid Mossinger/Kerstin Drechsel - BOB DYLAN: The Drawn Blank Series - Munich/Chemnitz, Prestel Verlag/Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, 2007 - or. boards with dustjacket - 4to - 1st edition - 65 euro
Extensive and finely illustrated work, published on occasion of the FIRST ever museum exhibition of Bob Dylan’s artwork: gouaches and watercolours based on his now famous series of sketches titled Drawn Blank.
More variations, exhibitions, prints and books were to follow; this English language German edition, however, was the first publication.
A close to mint copy. Publisher’s info:
The visual arts have always played a significant role in Bob Dylan's worldview, and drawing and painting served as an outlet for his huge creative energy. Exquisitely reproduced, these intensely colored works are variations of sketches Bob Dylan completed while touring America, Europe and Asia, revealing a new facet of the artist. Bob Dylan's watercolors and gouaches recreate scenes of everyday life in riotous color: hotel room and apartment interiors; land- and cityscapes; views of sidewalk cafes, train tracks and wandering rivers.

 


 
IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS - Do it yourself - Stiff/Epic USA 1979 - 30 cm vinyl record in or. sleeve (design: BARNEY BUBBLES) + 7” single - 30 euro
The inimitable Ian Dury’s second album, in a fine sleeve printed after a design by BARNEY BUBBLES who used a wide range of Crown Wallpaper designs for the background of the front, resulting into a series of some 35 different covers worldwide.
The US edtion came with a extra 7” vinyl record, Hit me with your Rhythm Sticks, in a sleeve also designed by the late Barney Bubbles (= Colin Fulcher).

 


 
IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS - Do it yourself PROMOPOSTER (design: BARNEY BUBBLES) - Stiff/Dureco NL - 50 x 35 cm - 160 euro
Uncommon item: a promotional poster announcing the Dutch issue of Ian Dury’s & the Blockheads' second album Do It Yourself, printed on genuine wallpaper made by the famous Dutch company Goudsmitt Hoff.
The poster follows the design by BARNEY BUBBLES (see item above).
Great condition, folded twice, some restauration to the upper part of the back.
NB: The UK promotional campaign for the album became legendary because of to the “wallpaper guerilla raids”; this is a different matter (and obviously an additional wallpaper design).

 


 
RICHARD FARINA - Been Down So Long, It Looks Up to Me - New York, Viking, 1983 - or. cloth-backed boards with dustjacket - 2nd edition/1st edition thus - 60 euro
Second edition of the author's first and only novel, with a new introduction by Thomas Pynchon.
Richard Farina (1937-1966), one of the top talents to emerge from the 1960's New York Greenwich Village folk music scene, died shortly after publication of the first edition of this work.

 


 
GRATEFUL DEAD - Live / Dead - Warner Bros USA, [1969] - two 30 cm vinyl records in or. gatefold sleeve (design: R.D. Thomas / Ed Thrasher) - 450 euro
1980’s USA reissue (off white labels) of the Grateful Dead's 4th LP, their first live album, for which parts of their soon to become legendary live concerts were recorded for the first time.
The front of the gatefold sleeve has been boldly SIGNED in black feltpen by the Dead's 1980's line up, incorporating the late great JERRY GARCIA (1942-1995), PHIL LESH, BOB WEIR, BILL KREUTZMAN and MICKEY HART.
BRENT MYDLAND (1952-1990) signed modestly, as he is not playing on the album; PIG PEN is.

LEE HAZLEWOOD - Wanted, Bootleg Dreams and Counterfeit Demos - Gazell Records Sweden, 2002 - CD with inlay in jewel case - 48 euro
Official Swedish CD, containing original demos of 10 songs by Lee Hazlewood (songwriter, performer, producer, legend, 1929-2007), remastered by him and Al Casey in 2002.
The front of the (wrinkled) booklet, showing an image created by Hatch Show Print, has been SIGNED BY LEE HAZLEWOOD in black feltpen.

 


 
(FRANCOISE HARDY) Eric Dumont - FRANCOISE HARDY, Notes Secretes - Paris, Albin Michel, 1991 - vellum-backed boards in slipcase - 4to - 1st edition - 95 euro
Early biographical work on the French singer, with photographs by Jean-Marie Périer and others, texts and lyrics.
This copy comes in a skilfully and beautifully created private binding: VELLUM spine with titles in gold, boards pasted over with gold/brown Fabriano paper, in a sturdy vellum-edged slipcase covered with similar paper.
This stylish book comes with a loosely added picture postcard SIGNED BY FRANCOISE HARDY.

 


 
(FRANCOISE HARDY & OTHERS) Collection of 4 photographs / publicity cards SIGNED by French female singers - 120 euro
4 photographs/publicity cards, general sizes 15 x 10 cm, with portraits of famous French singers, each SIGNED BY HAND in feltpen or ballpoint pen.
This small but fine collection comprises:
FRANCOISE HARDY (signed) PATRICIA KAAS (signed); VANESSA PARADIS (signed with remark "Bisous") plus a smaller sized original vintage b/w photograph by Manfred Showineh, Berlin, depicting and SIGNED by the legendary JULIETTE GRECO, with the remark "Merci".

(FRANCOISE HARDY & OTHERS) Collection of 5 photographs / publicity cards SIGNED by French female singers - 90 euro
5 photographs/publicity cards, general sizes 15 x 10 cm, with portraits of famous French singers, each SIGNED BY HAND in feltpen or ballpoint pen.
This small but fine collection comprises:
FRANCOISE HARDY (2 pieces signed and dated, each with remark "Amitié") PATRICIA KAAS (signed); VANESSA PARADIS (signed with remark "Bisous") and SYLVIE VARTAN (signed, dedication wiped).

 


 
(MICK JAGGER) Andy Warhol's Interview, August 1981 - or. wrappers - folio - [SOLD]
Issue of Andy Warhol's Interview magazine, with a cover showing a (hardly recognizable) portrait of MICK JAGGER, painted by Richard Bernstein.
Cover SIGNED BY ANDY WARHOL in black feltpen.
Some damage to the left hand side of the front.

 


 
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE - Volunteers - RCA USA [1969] - 30 cm vinyl record in or. gatefold sleeve (design: Jefferson Airplane/Jim Marshall), with innersleeve and insert - 175 euro
Early 70's (Dynaflex) USA issue of this 1969 album, issued as an anti Vietnam war statement, in a gatefold sleeve showing a weird group portrait by Jim Marshall.
The cover has been SIGNED by MARTY BALIN (1942-2018, official founder of the Airplane) and PAUL KANTNER (1941-2016, the first member chosen) in blue feltpen.

 

 
 
ELTON JOHN's Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy promo poster - MCA records USA, 1975 - 43 x 56 cm - 50 euro
Original vintage promo poster for Elton John's 9th studio album, reproducing ALAN ALDRIDGE's fabulous cover art, with alternate placement of Geoff Halpin's lettering.
A slightly larger (folded) version of this poster came as a bonus with copies of the original edition of the album.
Some traces of handling, pinholes in all 4 corners, but UNFOLDED.

 


 
KISS - Love Gun - Casablanca USA, 1977 - 30 cm vinyl record in or. sleeve (design: Ken Kelly), with innersleeve - 390 euro
USA issue of this 1977 Kiss album, in a superb cover showing a painting by fantasy artist Ken Kelly, who helped reshape Kiss' image by providing the sleeve art for their 1976 breakthrough album Destroyer.
The front of this great cover has been SIGNED in gold and silver paintpen by the original 1971-1979 line up: GENE SIMMONS; PAUL STANLEY, PETER CRISS and ACE FREHLEY, the latter adding a drawing of an ACE playing card.

 


 
KRAFTWERK - Trans Europe Express - Capitol USA [1977] - 30 cm vinyl record in or. sleeve (design: Ralf Hütter/Florian Schneider/J. Stara) - 180 euro
1993 USA reissue of this fine 1977 album by the German Electro Pioneers in a sleeve showing an image of co-founders Ralph Hütter and Florian Schneider plus Karl Bartos and Wolfgang Flur.
This image, taken by French photographer J. Stara, has been SIGNED by a more recent Kraftwerk line up: RALPH HÜTTER, FRITZ HILPERT and HENNING SCHMITZ.

 


 
POLICE - Every Breath You Take, the Singles - A&M records USA, 1986 - or. sleeve (design: Michael Ross) - 140 euro
USA edition of this great compilation album, sporting a great cover design by Michael Ross.
Cover SIGNED BY STING, ANDY SUMMERS and STEWART COPELAND in gold and silver paintpen.
Some damage to the back of the sleeve.

 

 
 
(PINK FLOYD) Mick Rock - SYD BARRETT: PSYCHEDELIC RENEGADES - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2001 - or. calf-backed cloth, in decorated slipcase - 4to - 290 euro
A superb collection of images of the legendary Syd Barrett (1946-2006), founding member of Pink Floyd, published in a limited edition of 950 copies, all signed by photographer Mick Rock.
This is one of 630 regular copies, bound in calf-backed cloth and housed in a finely decorated cloth-edged slipcase.

(PINK FLOYD) Rick Sanders - PINK FLOYD - London, Futura Publications, 1976 - or. wrappers - small 8vo - 20 euro
Original edition of this rather early work on Pink Floyd, with 16 pages of illustrations in black and white. A fine copy.

 


 
(PINK FLOYD) NICK MASON - Inside Out, a Personal History of PINK FLOYD - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2005 - or. silver-edged morocco - 4to in 50 x 38 cm box with contents - 1450 euro
"A Box of Delights" issued in a limited edition of 500 copies, after a design by STORM THORGERSON, the artist who was responsible for the design of many of Pink Floyd's album covers.
The main attraction of this elaborate production is a copy of drummer Nick Mason's book Inside Out (London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004), 500 copies of which were hand bound in grey morocco with a colour image by Thorgerson set into the front, all SIGNED BY NICK MASON.
The book is packed in a hinged buckram-covered decorated presentation box, 50 x 38 cm, also containing the following items: Booklet with additional texts by Nick Mason; a set of 12 colour postcards in a hardcover wallet; a Pink Floyd backstage pass; a set of drumsticks; a drum key; a badge; a woolly (Hi!) hat and an original Polaroid photograph showing Mason at work on the project.
Inside Out also contains TWO SILKSCREENED PRINTS in colour by STORM THORGERSON, measuring 50 x 38 cm, each numbered and SIGNED by the artist.
Near mint copy of this most elaborate object, opened once for inspection.

 


 
(PINK FLOYD) NICK MASON - Inside Out, a Personal History of PINK FLOYD - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2005 - or. silver-edged morocco - 4to in 50 x 38 cm box with contents - 1600 euro
As above.
Absolutely PRISTINE copy of this most elaborate object, UNOPENED in original STILL SEALED shipping box.

 


 
(PINK FLOYD / STORM THORGERSON) TAKEN BY STORM, the album art of STORM THORGERSON - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2007 - full calf / grey cloth box with contents - 1090 euro
Another elaborate publication, issued in a limited edition of 500 copies, comprising the following items, each exclusively created for the occasion:
A signed copy of the trade edition of the book Taken by Storm (London, Omnibus Press) finely bound in embossed full PURPLE LEATHER and with a unique photograph inset on front and back; a small monograph; a notebook of unseen ideas; set of postcards; set of greeting cards; pack of playing cards; coasters; a T-shirt and a 3D viewmaster.
Also added are FOUR SILKSCREENED PRINTS in colour, measuring 40 x 30 cm, each numbered and SIGNED BY STORM THORGERSON, being:
- An alternate version of Pink Floyd DIVISION BELL album cover image.
- The cover art for Pink Floyd’s PULSE DVD.
- The album cover image for PETER GABRIEL’s first album.
- Poster design for a 2002 exhibition by Thorgerson.
All contents mint in a big sturdy grey cloth-covered box with drawers, in original shipping box.

 


 
PINK FLOYD - The Division Bell PROMO SET - EMI Spain 1994 - CD + cassette in 32 x 32 cm box - 150 euro
Official EMI promo set comprising the original CD and cassette versions of Pink Floyd’s 14th album The Division Bell, packed in a stylish 32 x 32 cm shiny black hinged box, with titles in silver.
The CD and cassette (with different artwork!) are neatly placed in a black die cut tray, the inside of the lid shows the artwork of the front of the cover of the vinyl album, created by Storm THORGERSON.
We have seen similar sets which were issued for the UK and France, each with different text booklets in the appropriate languge.
This set, however, originates from SPAIN, it comes with a copy of the magazine Popular 1: 48 pages in Spanish, entirely devoted to Pink Floyd, poster as a centrefold, plus an A4 advertisement of the album.
RARE, with minor traces of handling.
NB: Artwork made in the UK, CD and cassette manufactured in Holland.

 


 
PINK FLOYD - The Division Bell - USA, 1994 - 30 cm blue vinyl record in gatefold sleeve (design: Storm Thorgerson), with insert - 40 euro
Great album, great sleeve, great colour vinyl (BLUE!), great condition but unfortunately a (very well made) bootleg.

 


 
(POSTER ART) Roger CRIMLIS & Alwyn W. TURNER - CULT ROCK POSTERS 1972/1982 - London, Aurum Press, 2006 - or. wrappers - 4to - 38 euro
Mint copy of the only decent work ever published on the subject: posters from the glam, punk and new wave era.
Publisher’s info:
David Bowie's satin, tat and lipstick were the essence of glam, the spirit of punk was embodied in the rips in the Sex Pistols' Union Jack, while the Ramones posing in the New York streets shouted urbanism and decay [...].With the aid of personal interviews with stars, artists, photographers and fly-posting mafiosi, they reveal the unknown stories behind the posters featured and chart the music that inspired a generation.

 


 
(ELVIS PRESLEY): ELVIS & THE BIRTH OF ROCK, the photographs of LEW ALLEN - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2006 - or. full suede in decorated box - large 4to - 375 euro
Collection of formerly mainly unpublished black and white images with texts by Lew Allen, Mike McCartney a.o., issued in a limited edition of 1750 copies, all SIGNED BY LEW ALLEN and MIKE McCARTNEY.
This is one of 350 DELUXE copies bound in FULL BLUE SUEDE (!) with tooling in silver, with a set of 3 EXTRA PRINTS (Elvis, Everlys, Bobby Darin), each SIGNED by the photographer.
This delicately and inventively designed work (by Design Sensation, they were also responsible for Genesis’ glorious Beatles-related Summer of Love: The Making of Sgt. Pepper, see above) captures Elvis on stage and behind the scenes, Buddy Holly playing and traveling, only one year before his untimely death, the Everly Brothers, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Darin, Dion and the Belmonts, Duane Eddy and many others.
Mint in original decorated box, in printed cloth drawstring bag.

 


 
(PUNK!) THE RAMONES, NEW YORK 1976 - original photograph by ROBERTA BAYLEY - 70 x 100 cm - [SOLD]
Superb black and white photograph, printed in 2001 in a limited edition of 35 copies, titled, numbered and SIGNED BY ROBERT BAYLEY in black ink below the image.
This classic shot - of course - was used for the cover of THE RAMONES first album, released in 1976.
One of the most ICONIC images of punk; a KILLER in ANY size, let alone this HUGE!
Roberta Bayley, in PUNK: the book (AENIGMA/Kunst Editions, 2001):
The cover image was just one of those perfect moments when everything came together. The frame before it and the frame after it aren't great, but for that one moment, everybody looked right - exactly like The Ramones.

 


 
(PUNK!) ROBERTA BAYLEY - PUNK: The Book - Amsterdam/New York, AENIGMA books & prints/Kunst Editions, 2002 - loose sheets in or. slipcase - folio - 1st and only edition - [please inquire]
A wonderful book production, issued in a limited edition of only 76 copies, comprising 24 black and white photographs by New York photographer Roberta Bayley, 25 x 20 cm, hinged on large sheets of grey boards, also showing a facsimile of her handwriting, telling a colourful story behind each photograph.
Nearly all pictures were taken in and around the CBGB's, the legendary New York club, during the period 1976 to 1979; they include classic images of Blondie, Elvis Costello, The Damned, Richard Hell, Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Sex Pistols, Joe Strummer, Televison, Talking Heads, Johnny Thunders, etc. etc.
RICHARD HELL (Television, Heartbreakers, Voidoids) and DEBBIE HARRY of BLONDIE wrote exclusive introductions, which they personally SIGNED BY HAND in golden paintpen.
Texts by LEGS McNEIL, resident Punk, and JOHN HOLMSTROM, illustrator and founding editor of Punk Magazine.
John Holmstrom also re-created a drawing of the late Joey Ramone (used for the cover of Punk Magazine, April 1976) as a numbered and signed SILKSCREENED PRINT, in an edition of 100.
Also included is a signed portrait of Roberta Bayley by GODLIS, taken at CBGB's where she was a permanent fixture working as the door person.
PUNK is presented in a handmade wooden and cardboard slipcase, measuring 45 x 30 x 6 cm, the front and back have been covered with original pages from Punk Magazine # 6, 1976, the Legend of Nick Detroit, making each copy unique and different.
All slipcases have been hand titled in gold by Roberta Bayley.
Photo editing: Sally Norvell and Eric Schneyderberg.
Co-published by AENIGMA books & prints, read about AENIGMA.

 


 
(PUNK) JOEY RAMONE by John Holmstrom - silkscreened print - 41,5 x 28,5 cm - 145 euro
Silkcreen in black on white card, showing an image of Ramones singer Joey Ramone (1951-2001), printed in a limited edition of 100 copies, all numbered and SIGNED BY JOHN HOLMSTROM.
Total edition of this fine print was 100 copies, 76 prints were issued as part of the publication PUNK by ROBERTA BAYLEY (Amsterdam/New York, Aenigma books & prints/Kunst Editions, 2002); this is one of 24 extra prints, numbered 77 up to 100.
The image reproduces the cover of the third issue (April 1976) of PUNK, the legendary magazine founded by John Holmstrom, see below.

 


 
(PUNK!) PUNK MAGAZINE, volume 1, issue 3 - New York, 1976 - or. wrappers - 4to - [SOLD, but see above]
The 3rd issue of PUNK, the legendary magazine founded by John Holmstrom, stapled in wrappers showing Holmstrom's superb image of Joey Ramone.
More on the Ramones, with photographs by Danny Fields, Roberta Bayley a.o. inside.

(PUNK!) PUNK MAGAZINE, volume 1, issue 8 - New York, 1977 - or. wrappers - 4to - 75 euro
The 8th issue of PUNK magazine: Ramones, Tubes, Sex Pistols. Cover by Steve Taylor.

(PUNK!) PUNK MAGAZINE, volume 1, issue 17 - New York, 1979 - or. wrappers - 4to - 45 euro
The 17th issue of PUNK magazine, the last of the classic first volume, featuring the Clash and others (issues nr. 9 and 13 were never published).

(PUNK!) PUNK MAGAZINE, 25th anniversary issue - New York, 2001 - or. wrappers - 4to - 10 euro
Anniversary edition, issued in 2001, with features on the Cramps, Roberta Bayley's colour photo's (Blondie, the Damned, Richard Hell, Johnny Thunders), etc.

 


 
(PUNK!) PUNK MAGAZINE, volume 1, issue 6 - New York, 1976 - or. selfwrappers - folded, as issued - 85 euro
The 6th issue of PUNK magazine: THE LEGEND OF NICK DETROIT, a “fumetti” (a photo comic) starring Richard Hell, Debbie Harry a.o., written and directed by Legs McNeil, edited by John Holmstrom, with Roberta Bayley as director of photography.
This issue comes in the shape of a folding 42 x 27 cm tabloid: this copy has never been opened.

(PUNK!) PUNK MAGAZINE, volume 1, issue 6 - New York, 1976 - or. selfwrappers - folded, as issued - 65 euro
As above.
Copy with mild traces of handling, but still in excellent condition.

 


 
(PUNK!) Stephen Colegrave & Chris Sullivan - PUNK, the definite record of a revolution - New York, Thunder's Mouth Press, 2001 - illustrated - or. wrappers - square 4to - 1st edition - 95 euro
Original US paperback edition of this huge book on Punk, with classic images by many photographers.
This hefty book (originally published by Cassell, London, with a different subtitle) covers the period 1975 - 1979, preceded by captions on the Velvet Underground, the MC5, Iggy Pop and The Stooges and David Bowie.
The extensive first chapter on the Velvet Underground has been illustrated with 24 photographs by Nat Finkelstein, this copy therefore contains Finkelstein's urgent recommendation, written in black feltpen:
"BUY THIS BOOK OR ELSE! / NAT FINKELSTEIN."

 


 
(PUNK!) Stephen Colegrave & Chris Sullivan - PUNK, a life apart - London, Cassell, 2001 - illustrated - or. cloth with dustjacket - square 4to - 1st edition - [SOLD]
Original edition of this huge book on Punk, illustrated with classic images by many photographers, in black silver-lettered black cloth and dustjacket.
This hefty book covers the period 1975 - 1979, preceded by captions on the Velvet Underground, the MC5, Iggy Pop and The Stooges and David Bowie.
The extensive first chapter on the Velvet Underground has been illustrated with 24 photographs by Nat Finkelstein, this copy comes with a dedication in black feltpen:
"DISCO SUCKS, AENIGMA RULES / NAT FINKELSTEIN."
NB: Mr. Finkelstein was always right.

 


 
(PUNK) SNIFFIN’GLUE, the essential PUNK accessory - London, Sanctuary, 2000 - illustrated - or. die cut wrappers - 4to - 55 euro
Fascimile edition of the complete run of SNIFFIN’ GLUE, the seminal DIY Punk zine published by Mark Perry in 1976/77, preceded by an extensive chapter with new texts and photos plus a foreword by John Cooper Clarke.
A close to mint copy of a great book.

 


 
(PUNK) BANDE A PART: New York Underground 60's, 70's, 80's - Paris, Editions du Collectioneur, 2005 - or. limp boards - 4to - 45 euro
Great collection of photographs by Lee Black Childers, Roberta Bayley, Godlis, Stephanie Chernikowski, Danny Fields, Billy Name, Marcia Resnick and others, covering the New York art and rock scene through 3 decades, loads of PUNK included.
Published in 2005 on occasion of an exhibition in Paris, four years prior to the more common English language paperback edition.

 

 
 
LOU REED - Sally Can't Dance - RCA Records USA, 1974 - 30 cm vinyl record in or. sleeve (design: Acy Lehman/David Byrd), with innersleeve - 100 euro
Lou Reed's 4th solo album, succesor of Berlin, in a colourful and highly decorative sleeve which has been finely SIGNED BY LOU REED in white feltpen on a lightly coloured surface.

 

 
 
ROBBIE ROBERTSON - first album promo pack - Arista EU,1989 - or. decorated box (design after Jeri McManus Heiden) - 24 euro
Promo only pack for THE BAND's Robbie Robertson's first solo album, issued in 1989, comprising the full album on a cassette tape, 2 versions of a track on CD, lyrics, media cuttings and a publicity photograph.
Packed in a finely crafted 29 x 22 x 3 cm glossy picture box with decorations based on the album cover (some surface damage).

 


 
ROLLING STONES - Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones Records USA, 1971 - 30 cm vinyl record in or. sleeve (design: ANDY WARHOL) - [SOLD]
Original WHITE LABEL STEREO PROMO issue of the classic Rolling Stones album, in the famous zipper-sleeve made after a design by Andy Warhol; one of the landmarks in the history of pop album sleeve design.
Promo copies all came with a promo sticker on the front, a lips-and-tongue-logo-sticker with track-listing on the back.
This rare item has been finely SIGNED BY ANDY WARHOL in black feltpen on the front.
Good copy, with innersleeve, showing the usual light damage (nothing severe) to the vulnerable die cut front, some heavier imperfections to the spine.
Ignoring the utterly rare MONO promo issue, this is as CLOSE as one can get to Warhol’s original art work.
For more fine signed items by ANDY WARHOL, please click HERE.

 


 
ROLLING STONES - Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones Records Germany, 1971 - 30 cm vinyl record in or. sleeve (design: ANDY WARHOL) - 85 euro
Vintage German presssing of the album in the famous zipper-sleeve made after a design by Andy Warhol; one of the landmarks in the history of pop album sleeve design.
The following characterstics make sure this pressing was manufactured in Germany in 1971, the first year of release:
A4/B3 matrix numbers, no "promotone" on labels, large rounded zipper, double sided "TWEN" insert, etc.
Apart from some small indentations in the sleeve and the vinyl (caused by the zipper) and some very mild wrinkling in the die cut part at the top of the front of the sleeve, this album is in wonderful conditon.

ROLLING STONES - Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones Records Holland/Germany, ca. 1980 - 30 cm vinyl record in or. sleeve (design: ANDY WARHOL) - 50 euro
Later Dutch presssing of the album in the famous zipper-sleeve made after a design by Andy Warhol; one of the landmarks in the history of pop album sleeve design.
Issued in the early 1980's in a sleeve manufactured in Germany, still with a working zipper and a similar insert.
Sleeve and vinyl in exceptionally fine condition.

 


 
(ROLLING STONES) EXILE: Welcome to the Villa Nellcôte - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2001 - brochure in or. wrappers - 8vo - 35 euro
Original 8 page sales brochure for EXILE, the legendary collection of photographs by Dominique Tarlé, originally issued in a limited edition of 2000 copies, chronicling the making of the Rolling Stones album Exile on Main Street.
We don't have any copies of the book available, but at least we can offer this fine brochure which contains a few of the photographs and some texts.

 


 
PAUL SHAHIN - Learn to Dance the Rhumba - Vogue Records USA, 1947 - two 22 cm picture discs in sliding box with extra's - 90 euro
Rhumba lessons for beginners, narrated by Ed Allen Jr., with music by Kiki Hart Orchestra (Dick La Salle and His Society Orchestra on side 4), issued as a set of two 10" picture discs packed in a decorative box with 2 sliding compartments.
A bright and fresh example of this set, the added set of "footsteps" still in its original mylar pouche.

 


 
SPARKS - signed setlist - 2001 - 27 x 21 cm - 45 euro
Original set list (This Town, Amateur Hour, Something for the Girl, Beat the Clock, etc. etc.) used by the wonderful SPARKS during 2 concerts in Los Angeles and Anaheim, October 2001.
The sheet has been dedicated and SIGNED BY RON AND RUSSELL MAEL in black marker, one of the brothers added SPARKS.

SPARKS - signed indexcard - [2001] - ca. 15 x 11 cm - 25 euro
Blank index card SIGNED BY RON AND RUSSELL MAEL in black marker, one of them added SPARKS.

 


 
(DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 a.o.) David KEENAN - England’s Hidden Reverse: COIL, CURRENT 93, NURSE WITH WOUND, A Secret History of the Esoteric Underground - London, SAF Publishing, 2003 - or. decorated boards (design: Steven Stapleton) - large 8vo - 1st edition - 90 euro
Mint copy of the original hardcover edition of this sought-after book (currently only available as a paperback), with audio CD.
Publisher’s info:
Birthed in the fall-out from legendary "Industrial" units Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, David Tibet’s Current 93, Jhonn Balance and Peter Christopherson’s Coil and Steven Stapleton’s Nurse With Wound represent the real English underground in all its sexual, cultural, and artistic variety. [...] lavishly illustrated with photographs and original artworks, complete with previously unreleased CD.

 
 

 
DAVID TIBET (CURRENT 93) - Ape or Monkey - original pastel drawing - 1993 - ca. 29 x 21 cm - 390 euro
Original pastel drawing by David Tibet, poet, artist and founder of Apocalytic Folk Outfit Current 93, executed on a sheet of black paper.
This piece has been titled, dated and signed in red ink, on a sticker pasted on the back.
NB: Compare THREE FACES OF PAN AS GOD, a triptych commissioned from David Tibet by Coil co-founder Jhonn Balance in 1993, as depicted an described in Tibet's privately published HOW I FLOWERED APOCALYPSE CARTOONS (2005). The drawing offered here was executed on the same day and completed in the same style.

 
 

 
DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - Satan - original pastel drawing - [1993] - ca. 29 x 21 cm - 360 euro
Original pastel drawing by David Tibet, poet, artist and founder of Apocalytic Folk Outfit Current 93, executed on a sheet of black paper.
This piece, executed in the same period as the one above, has been titled on the front.
Unsigned, but it's David Tibet all over!

 
 

 
DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - Calling for Vanished Faces - original pastel drawing - [1999] - ca. 42 x 29 cm - 990 euro
Original pastel drawing on black paper: the ORIGINAL DESIGN used for the cover of CALLING FOR VANISHED FACES, a 1999 compilation album by Current 93, the Apocalyptic Folk Outfit founded by David Tibet in 1984.
The sheet has been titled and signed by David Tibet in golden ink on the upper right hand corner.
A wonderful piece of outsider art, unfortunately with some damage in the left hand upper corner (not affecting the image!).
We add a copy of the CD, the album was never issued on vinyl.

 
 

 
DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - All the Pretty Little Horses - handwritten lyrics - [ca. 2000] - ca. 29 x 21 cm - 395 euro
Handwritten lyrics for ALL THE PRETTY LITTLE HORSES, a traditional lullaby from the USA, calligraphed by David Tibet who recorded the song in 1995/96 with his band Current 93 and had it released on the album with the same name.
The full text was calligraphed in white ink on a single sheet of A4-sized black paper, titled and signed on the back, packed in a custom made hinged black cloth box, with titles blocked in white on front and spine.
N.B.: For a very short period only David Tibet (= David Michael Bunting, 1960) made works of art out of his lyrics, using his distinctive, curly, almost hypnotic handwriting, making this weird and wonderful piece close to illegible....

 
 

 
DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - Larkspur and Lazarus - signed print - 2002 - ca. 40 x 52 cm - set of 2, see below: 340 euro
Sheet of heavy paper, printed in a limited edition of 100 copies, reproducing the front of the cover of SOFT BLACK STARS, a double vinyl album with recordings by David Tibet’s CURRENT 93, issued in 1998.
The print has been FULLY TITLED, NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY DAVID TIBET, in white ink in his highly distinctive handwriting in the blank black lower margin.
Issued on occasion of an exhibition combining the talents of David Tibet and Steven Stapleton (Nurse with Wound), London, 2002.
NB: Larkspur and Lazarus is also the title of one of the songs on the album.

 
 

 
DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - Larkspur and Lazarus - signed print - 2002 - ca. 40 x 52 cm - set of 2, see above: 340 euro
Sheet of heavy paper, printed in a limited edition of 100 copies, reproducing the back of the cover of SOFT BLACK STARS, a double vinyl album with recordings by David Tibet’s CURRENT 93, issued in 1998.
The print, made on occasion of an exhibition at the Horse Hospital, London, 2002, in a set of 2, has been FULLY TITLED, NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY DAVID TIBET, in white ink in his highly distinctive handwriting in the blank black lower margin. Issued on occasion of an exhibition combining the talents of David Tibet and Steven Stapleton (Nurse with Wound), London, 2002.
NB: Chewing on Shadows is also the title of one of the songs on the album.

 
 

 
DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - Maldoror is Dead - London, Durtro, 2002 - with a frontispiece by Ruth Bayer - or. wrappers - large 8vo - 1st edition - 125 euro
Fine book containing the lyrics for Maldoror is Dead, a song written by David Tibet in 1982 and first issued on the album Nature Unveiled (1984) by Current 93, printed by hand by Alan Anderson (Tragara Press) in a limited edition of 200 copies, all SIGNED by David Tibet.
Added is a CD in handprinted sleeve containing 3 versions of the song.

 
 

 
DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - Maldoror is Dead - London, Durtro, 2002 - CD in handprinted sleeve - 40 euro
As above.
Separate edition of the CD, issued in a limited edition of 333 numbered copies, in handprinted sleeve.
Mint, in original clear plastic wallet.

 
 

 
(DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93) Collection of 2 posters and a broadside related to CURRENT 93 - 1992/96 - various sizes - 140 euro
This collection comprises:
1. Original promo poster, ca. 42 x 29 cm, issued by World Serpent Distribution, London, in 1992, announcing the release of CURRENT 93’s seminal album THUNDER PERFECT MIND.
A very fine, unfolded copy of this rare promo poster.
2. Original poster, ca. 56 x 42 cm, announning a concert by CURRENT 93, STEVEN STAPLETON and folk legend BARRY DRANSFIELD (who’s performance had to be cancelled) at the Royal Standard pub and music venue, Walthamstow, UK, July 1992.
A very fine, unfolded copy of a rare concert poster.
3. Welcome to Catland also known as Pussy Dom: a broadside on heavy paper, ca. 35 x 23 cm, issued in 1996, commemorating New York performances by CURRENT 93.

 


 
VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO; first recording sessions - original photograph by NAT FINKELSTEIN - 40 x 50 cm - [SOLD]
Original photograph, 40 x 50 cm, depicting a pensive NICO in the studio, during the of recording their first Velvet Underground album, November 1966.
The photograph has been SIGNED BY NAT FINKELSTEIN below the image.
1966 image, printed later, purchased directly from the artist, not part of an edition.
NB: On the classic Velvet Underground “Banana” first album Nat Finkelstein is credited for liner photography.
In case you are interested in Nat Finkelstein's other work, please click HERE.

 


 
VELVET UNDERGROUND - Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground and Nico - Verve Records Japan, 1978 - 30 cm vinyl record in or. decorated gatefold sleeve (design: ANDY WARHOL) - [SOLD]
1978 Japanese reissue of the Velvet Underground classic first album, first issued in 1967, faithfully reproducing the original (second state) gatefold sleeve by Andy Warhol, peelable banana included.
This mint unpeeled copy, complete with the original obi, has been delicately SIGNED BY ANDY WARHOL in black felt tip pen on the front.

 


 
VELVET UNDERGROUND - Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground and Nico - MGM Records UK, 1971 - 30 cm vinyl record in or. decorated gatefold sleeve (design: ANDY WARHOL) - 160 euro
1971 UK edition of the legendary first album by the Velvet Underground, originally issued in 1967, reproducing the classic (but non-peelable) banana art work by Andy Warhol.
Liner photography was credited to by Billy [Name] Linich and NAT FINKELSTEIN, one of Finkelstein’s images, Andy Warhol holding a tambourine, has been provided with a (later) inscription in black feltpen in the photographer’s ever so typical handwriting:
To [x] from the lovely Nat Finkelstein”.
NB: 1971 was the first year the UK version of this album was issued in the famous banana gatefold cover, previous pressings came in a single sleeve the front of which showed the colour images used for the back of the US cover.

 


 
(VELVET UNDERGROUND) NAT FINKELSTEIN - Five Factory Photographs - Amsterdam, AENIGMA books & prints, 2001 - 5 prints in or. silver-lettered cloth-covered box - oblong folio - [please inquire]
Luxuriously designed box set, issued in a limited edition of only 10 (TEN!) copies (plus 2 A.C.), being AENIGMA's exclusive pick from the large files of photographs shot by Nat Finkelstein in and around Andy Warhol's Factory between 1964 and 1967.
All prints, digitally printed by the artist in his New York workshop, September 2001, have been individually titled, numbered and SIGNED BY NAT FINKELSTEIN, who provided the edition with a short preface.
The prints, measuring ca. 27 x 18 cm, printed on A4 size sheets, are packed in protective acetate envelopes, and come in a finely hand-crafted 38 x 32 cm silver-lettered black cloth-covered box, stylishly lined with black VELVET.
This is the first out of a series of three luxury collaborations between Nat Finkelstein (1933-2009) and AENIGMA, this one largely devoted to the VELVET UNDERGROUND, included are images of ANDY WARHOL, NICO, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND and EDIE SEDGWICK.
Concept and design: Eric Schneyderberg, published by AENIGMA books & prints (what the &^%# happened to AENIGMA books & prints???)

 


 
(VELVET UNDERGROUND) NAT FINKELSTEIN - digital photograph of NICO - New York/Amsterdam 2001 - 22 x 28 cm - 295 euro
Digital print on matt paper produced in a strictly limited edition of 10 (plus 2 A.C.) copies, as originally published in FIVE FACTORY PHOTOGRAPHS (see above).
This fine print has been SIGNED BY NAT FINKELSTEIN in blue ink underneath the image, the artist added the title “NICO (SCREEN TEST)” as well as the remark “AENIGMA (A.C.)”.
The image shows Velvet Underground singer Nico (Christa Päffgen, 1938-1988) during one of Andy Warhol's famous screen tests, 1966.

 


 
(VELVET UNDERGROUND) NAT FINKELSTEIN - digital photograph of ANDY WARHOL and the VELVET UNDERGROUND - New York/Amsterdam 2001 - 22 x 28 cm - 225 euro
Digital print, as originally published in FIVE FACTORY PHOTOGRAPHS (see above).
Offered here is the only existing PROOF on GLOSSY paper, SIGNED BY NAT FINKELSTEIN on the back, also showing the title ANDY + THE VELVETS (1966) in the photographer's distinctive handwriting.
The print shows Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground, setting up for a show at fashion designer Betsey Johnson's Paraphernalia, New York, March 1966.

(VELVET UNDERGROUND) NAT FINKELSTEIN - digital photograph of ANDY WARHOL and the VELVET UNDERGROUND - New York/Amsterdam 2001 - 22 x 28 cm - 160 euro
As above.
This is an unnumbered and untitled proof print on matt paper, SIGNED BY NAT FINKELSTEIN on a sticker on the back.

 


 
PAUL WELLER: A Thousand Things - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2007 - or. calf-backed sikscreened boards in decorated box - large square 4to - 390 euro
The Mod Father's career with The Jam, with The Style Council, as well as his solo years, covered by means of Weller's own words, reproductions of record covers and photographs by Pennie Smith, Nick Knight, Peter Anderson, Lawrence Watson and others.
Published in a limited edition of 2000 copies, all SIGNED BY PAUL WELLER.
This is one of 1650 regular copies in calf-backed decorated boards, each with a 12 inch vinyl record with exclusive demo-recordings by The Jam.
Mint copy in silkscreened box and printed cloth drawstring bag.

 


 
THE WHO - Face Dances - Warner Bros USA, 1981 - 30 cm vinyl record in or. sleeve (design: PETER BLAKE), with innersleeve and poster - 260 euro
USA edition of this 1981 album (the first one to be released after Keith Moon's death, with ex-Small Faces Kenny Jones on drums) in a great sleeve showing a design by British Pop Artist PETER "Sgt. Pepper" BLAKE: portraits of Who-members by Pop Artists Allen JONES, Richard HAMILTON, Joe TILSON, Patrick CAULFIELD, David HOCKNEY and many more (Francis Bacon refused to cooperate).
The cover has been beautifully SIGNED BY PETE TOWNSHEND, ROGER DALTREY and the late JOHN ENTWISTLE (1944-2002) in gold and silver paintpen.
A large folding poster repeating the cover design is added, some damage along the edges, not affecting the image.

 


 
(THE WHO) Ross Halfin - MAXIMUM WHO - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2002 - or. calf-backed boards in slipcase - large 4to - 275 euro
Fine collection of photographs of the early Who, by Colin Jones, Dominique Tarlé, David Wedgbury (who shot the images for the cover of the Who's first album), Baron Wolman and others, accompanied by contemporary texts by Who-members Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle.
Published in a limited edition of 1500 copies, all signed by compiler Ross Halfin.
This is one of 1250 regular copies, bound in calf-backed boards, the Who's logo and Mod target silkscreened in colours on the front.
Excellent copy in original cloth-edged decorated slipcase.

 


 
(FRANK ZAPPA) Ten Years on the Road with FRANK ZAPPA AND THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION - DisCreet USA, 1974 - or. wrappers - 4to - 45 euro
Promotional publication, printed after a design by Zappa's court designer CAL SCHENKEL, mainly comprising reproduced clippings from various publications.
Included are 2 loose glossy prints with images of several line ups of the Mothers plus a folding chart with info.
This 32 page booklet has been reprinted and/or counterfeited many times, this, however, is an original.

 

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