ART: BOOKS & PRINTS
AERIC books & prints

 


 
POP ART: ROY LICHTENSTEIN - Preparedness - signed postcard - 10 x 15 cm - 450 euro
Postcard reproducing the 1968 painting Preparedness.
This fine card has been delicately SIGNED BY ROY LICHTENSTEIN in black felt-tip pen in the blank space underneath the image.

 


 
POP ART: ROY LICHTENSTEIN - exhibition catalogue - Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 1967 - or. wrappers - large 8vo - 45 euro
Fine early catalogue issued on occasion of an exhibition, printed on white and pink paper, with a gatefold.
Most copies of this vulnerable catalogue tend to fall apart; this copy is in great condition.

 


 
POP ART: ALLEN JONES - Miss America - New York, Original Editions, 1965 - or. lithograph with photolithography - ca. 61 x 50 cm - [SOLD]
Fine lithograph, issued in a limited edition of 200 copies as part of the portfolio "11 Pop Artists Volume 1", SIGNED BY ALLEN JONES in pencil.
An excellent piece of classic British Pop Art, in great condition.
NB: Other artists included in "11 Pop Artists Volume 1" were Jim Dine, Roy Lichtenstein, Peter Philips, Mel Ramos, James Rosenquist, Tom Wesselmann and Andy Warhol.

 


 
POP ART: ALLEN JONES - Kneeling Woman Wallpaper - Marburg, Marburger Tapetenfabrik J.B. Schaefer & Co, 1972 - screenprint on silver metallic paper - ca. 57 x 53 cm - 180 euro
Image based on Jones' 1970 work Kneeling Woman (reversed for this purpose), screenprinted on silver metallic paper.
Issued in 1972 as part of a roll of actual wallpaper by one of the oldest wallpaper factories in Germany (still in existence!) in the series X Art Wall Collection, other artists participating during the years were Niki de St. Phalle, Jean Tinguely, Peter Phillips, Otmar Alt, Eric Stanton, Sam Francis etc.

 


 
POP ART: ALLEN JONES - Perfect Match - signed postcard - 15 x 10 cm - 110 euro
Postcard reproducing the 1966/1967 painting Perfect Match, SIGNED BY ALLEN JONES in black feltpen.

 


 
POP ART: (ALLEN JONES) Andrew Lambirth - ALLEN JONES, Works - London, Royal Academy of Arts, 2005 - or. wrappers with dustjacket - large 8vo - 30 euro
Finely designed monograph, issued as a paperback with additional stiff paper wrappers.

 


 
POP ART: RICHARD HAMILTON - Graphische Arbeiten 1949/1990 - Krefeld, Galerie Peerlings, 1990 - exhibition poster - 72 x 52 cm - 240 euro
Fine offsetposter on heavy paper showing some examples of David Hamilton's graphic work, the theme of this exhibition.
Finely SIGNED BY RICHARD HAMILTON in black felt tip pen underneath the image.

 


 
POP ART: ROBERT INDIANA - Love - signed postcard - 10 x 15 cm - 110 euro
1974 Postcard showing a scene incorporating the 1973 sculpture Love, SIGNED ON THE BACK BY ROBERT INDIANA in blue fountain pen.

 


 
POP ART: CLAES OLDENBURG - Store Days - New York, Something Else Press, 1967 - with photographs by Robert R. McElroy - or. cloth with decorated dustjacket - 4to - 1st edition - 125 euro
A selection (by the artist and Emmett Williams) of texts, graphic materials and photographs by Robert R. McElroy from the period 1961-1962.
A very fine copy with unclipped dustjacket, complete with the rare The Store BUSINESS CARD in a glassine envelop affixed to the first fly leaf, as issued.

 


 
POP ART: MEL RAMOS - Miss Grape Festival - 2001 - signed winelabel - 21 x 15 cm - 125 euro
Self-adhesive wine label, showing an image based on the 1964 painting Miss Grape Festival, issued in an edition of 2001 numbered copies, all SIGNED BY MEL RAMOS in pencil.

 


 
POP ART: KEITH HARING - New York is Book Country - 1985 - signed poster in offset-lithography - ca. 65 x 50 cm - [SOLD]
Cheerful poster showing a design exclusively created by Keith Haring for a New York book event.
Very fine and clean copy dated (85) and SIGNED BY KEITH HARING in black feltpen, somewhere in the middle of the image.
Gundel / Von der Osten nr. 22 (full page illustration).
N.B.: NEW YORK IS BOOK COUNTRY was an annual literary Manhattan street fair, held between 1979 and 2010. Other artists who created posters for the event were Edward Gory, Maurice Sendak, Charles M. Schulz, Art Spiegelman and many others.

 


 
POP ART: (KEITH HARING) Marc Gundel/Claus von der Osten - KEITH HARING, Short Messages. Posters - Munich, Prestel, 2002 - or. boards with dustjacket - 4to - 85 euro
Catalogue raisonné of Keith Haring’s posters, fully illustrated and with texts in English and German.

 


 
POP ART: (KEITH HARING) Klaus Littmann - KEITH HARING, Editions on paper, 1982/1990 - Ostfildern, Hatje Cantz, 1997 - or. wrappers - 4to - 1st edition - 65 euro
Catalogue raisonne of Keith Haring's printed works, fully illustrated and with texts in English, French and German.

 


 
POP ART: (KEITH HARING) Metal paper weight after KEITH HARING - 2003 - 7,5 x 12 x 3 cm - 65 euro
Metal paper weight, fabricated in Italy in 2003 after a design by Keith Haring, showing an engraved Haring Estate copyright mark.
The object is still packed in its original, unopened (but slightly damaged) card-backed blister pack.

 


 
POP ART: (KEITH HARING) Collection of 6 metal KEITH HARING objects - 2003 - various sizes - 60 euro
Metal objects, fabricated in Italy in 2003 after designs by Keith Haring, all engraved with the Haring Estate copyright mark, all still packed in their original card-backed blister packs.
The collection comprises:
2 different magnets ( 5 x 5 / 3 x 5 cm); 2 different bookmarks (8,5 x 2,5 cm); plastic container with 24 paper clips with dog-shaped ornaments; large dog shaped paper clip (ca. 9 x 5,5 cm).
Some of the packs show various traces of wear but all are still intact.

 


 
POP ART: (KEITH HARING) Collection of 6 metal KEITH HARING objects - 2003 - various sizes - 60 euro
Metal objects, fabricated in Italy in 2003 after designs by Keith Haring, all engraved with the Haring Estate copyright mark, all still packed in their original card-backed blister packs.
A similar yet different collection comprising:
3 different magnets (5 x 5 / 3 x 5 cm); a bookmark (8,5 x 2,5 cm); plastic container with 24 paper clips with jumping man-shaped ornaments; large dog shaped paper clip (ca. 9 x 5,5 cm).
Some of the packs show various traces of wear but all are still intact.

 


 
POP ART: 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.

 


 
POP ART: 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.

 


 
POP ART: 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.

 


 
POP ART: 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 handwritten text on the upper rim reads LISTEN TO THIS PLATE (a reference to the 1974 Walls and Bridges publicity campaign), the middle of the plate has been signed JOHN LENNON 78 and also shows an original self caricature.
Provenance: Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, November 1978; see our first Lennon item 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.

 


 
POP ART: 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.

 


 
POP ART: 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, November 1978; 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.

 


 
POP ART: JOHN LENNON - APPLE XMAS NYC: handwritten text on silkscreened board - New York, 1978 - ca. 12,5 x 15 cm - 3400 euro
Piece of museum board, ca. 12,5 x 15 cm, 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.

 


 
POP ART: 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 any photograph or even a mirror...
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.

 


 

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VALERIO ADAMI - Ballett - 1986 - or. lithograph - 37 x 27 cm - 110 euro
Fine lithograph, 37 x 27 cm, printed on handmade paper in a limited edition of 750 copies, all SIGNED BY VALERIO ADAMI.

 


 
VALERIO ADAMI - Studio per Fantasia per Violino - 1993 - or. silkscreen - 27 x 28 cm - 65 euro
Small silkscreen, 27 x 28 cm, printed in a limited edition of 300 copies, all SIGNED BY VALERIO ADAMI.
This is one of a number of artist's proofs, SIGNED and numbered 50/50.

 


 
(VALERIO ADAMI) REPÈRES 47 & 77 - Paris, Daniel Lelong, 1988/1991 - or. wrappers - 4to - 40 euro
Set of 2 fine publications on Valerio Adami, one with an original double page lithograph on heavy paper (47), one with die-cut pages and a text by Octavio Paz (77), both with annoucements.
Added is a collection of 5 announcements and invitations published by Galerie Leleong and Galerie Maeght between 1983 and 1994, a few of them with silkscreened images.

 
 

 
GIANNI BERTINI - Bon Gratuit - screenprint on card - 1965 - 11 x 18 cm - 40 euro
Italian artist and visual poet Gianni Bertini’s contribution for the second part of LA LUNE EN RODAGE, 1965, a deluxe artists portfolio issued by Carl Laszlo in a limited edition of 150 (plus 65 HC) copies.
This piece of orange card shows the screenprinted text “Bon gratuit pour un dessin original à retirer chez l'artiste” and has been SIGNED BY GIANNI BERTINI in black feltpen, as issued.

 
 

 
BERNARD BUFFET - signed card - 1990 - 60 euro
Folding card, ca. 15 x 10 cm, showing a reproduction of Bernard Buffet’s 1989 painting Deux Paradisiers on the front, SIGNED BY BERNARD BUFFET “Amicalement / Bernard Buffet” in black ink on the inside.

 
 

 
A.M. CASSANDRE - Liste des Grands Vins - Paris, Établissements Nicolas [1930] - spiralbound in or. die-cut wrappers - 90 euro
Fine publication, printed by Draeger Freres; one out of a series of superbly designed brochures issued by the French wine seller firm Nicolas; and the first of a small number designed by A.M. CASSANDRE (Adolphe Mouron, 1901-1968) one of the great graphic designers of the 20th century.
A very fine copy of this early Cassandre production, in typical Art Deco style, with only minor damage to the fragile spiralbound spine.

 


 
CONSTANT & GERRIT KOUWENAAR - Totaal Witte Kamer / Chambre Totalement Blanche - with an original etching by CONSTANT - Gent, Ergo Pers, 2003 - or. wrappers and slipcase - large 4to - 950 euro
Finely produced book: a poem in Dutch, with a translation in French, hand printed in a limited edition of only 50 copies (plus 6 H.C.), all SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND ARTIST in the colophon.
The frontispiece is an ORIGINAL COLOUR ETCHING (sheet size 36 x 27 cm, image size 14 x 18 cm) by Cobra-artist CONSTANT [Nieuwenhuys], numbered and SIGNED by the artist.
The image has also been added as an unsigned blind print.
Superb and delicate; mint in original white paper covered slipcase.
NB : This is the second collaboration between the two artists : in 1949 they created the book Goede Morgen Haan (which translates into something like Goodmorning, Rooster); one of the highlights in the field of Cobra publications.

 
 

 
(COBRA) Ed Wingen a.o. - De A van COBRA - Amsterdam, Jaski, 1998 - or. cloth with dustjacket and slipcase - 4to - 190 euro
One of 200 deluxe copies of this elaborately illustrated work on the Dutch branch of COBRA, published on occasion of the 50th birthday of the artist movement.
Deluxe copies were slipcased and contain a screenprint reproducing a 1948 lithograph by CORNEILLE, all SIGNED BY CORNEILLE.
As the print in this copy has been numbered 1/200, this is the FIRST copy from this fine edition.

 


 
(CORNEILLE) Pierre Restany - CORNEILLE - Paris/Amsterdam, Cercle d’Art/Studio Koster, 2003 - or. boards - 4to - 1st and only edition in Dutch - 85 euro
Splendid copy of this impressive work on the celebrated COBRA-artist, the most extensive monograph so far.
One of 1000 copies of the Dutch language edition.

 


 
CORNEILLE - signed and dedicated postcard - 10 x 15 cm - 65 euro
Postcard reproducing the 1957 work La Grande Terre Âpre, finely and boldly inscribed on the back in green ink by the artist: “UN HEUREUX ’64 / CORNEILLE”.

 


 
CORNEILLE - original lithograph - 1969 - 28 x 20 cm - 140 euro
Small but very uncommon lithograph by Corneille, printed in a limited edition of only 75 (?) copies, all SIGNED BY CORNEILLE.
Donkersloot's catalogue raisonné (nr. 231) depicts the print full page and states the following:
"tirage inconnu, probablement 12 ex.".
However, our copy has been clearly marked 29/75 by the artist.

 
 

 
CORNEILLE - signed silk handkerchief - ca. 1987 - 30 x 30 cm - 120 euro
Silk handkerchief, made in Italy, showing a design by (or at least closely resembling) CORNEILLE.
This piece has been dated (Paris Okt. '87) and SIGNED BY CORNEILLE in black feltpen.

 


 
(CORNEILLE & HUGO CLAUS: Collaborations) De Samenwerking van HUGO CLAUS en CORNEILE - Amsterdam, JdS, 1997 - or. wrappers (design: CORNEILLE) - 15 euro
Sales catalogue compiled by Eric Schneyderberg, with descriptions (in Dutch) of all book publications for which Hugo Claus en Corneille joined forces.
There were 3 different cover designs exclusively made by Corneille (one was used, a second one has been incorporated in the artwork, a third one remained unpublished).
Ten deluxe copies were signed by author and artist: another collaboration indeed.
Publication of this catalogue resulted in the making of the wonderful silkscreen listed underneath: their last ever collaboration.

 


 
CORNEILLE & HUGO CLAUS - original silkscreen - 1997 - 63 x 47 cm - 290 euro
Colourful silkscreen, incorporating exclusive art by CORNEILLE and a 5-line poem in Dutch by fellow Cobra artist HUGO CLAUS, issued on occasion of CORNEILLE's 75th birthday.
Finely printed in a limited edition of 150 copies on a large sheet (63 x 47) heavy Arches paper, all SIGNED BY CORNEILLE and HUGO CLAUS.
Mint copy with a very low number.

 


 
HUGO CLAUS & CORNEILLE - handwritten proof text on colour xerox - 42 x 29,5 cm - 390 euro
For the purpose of the fine silkscreen listed above, HUGO CLAUS made a small number of handwritten proofs in ink on A3 colour xeroxes of the actual artwork by Corneille.
We have 2 of these signed proofs available, the image above shows a part of the earliest one.

 


 
(MARCEL DUCHAMP) Nat Finkelstein - DUCHAMP BY FINKELSTEIN - Amsterdam, AENIGMA books & prints, 2004 - or. cloth box - 4to - 1st and only edition - [SOLD]
Elaborate publication, issued in a limited edition of 20 copies (plus 3 HC plus 2 AP), containing 5 original b/w photographs, 18 x 24 cm, printed in Paris under the artist's supervision, each numbered and SIGNED BY NAT FINKELSTEIN and mounted in black cardboard.
The photographs, (all but one) shot at the Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, 1966, show Andy Warhol, King of Pop Art, filming Marcel Duchamp, Godfather of Dada and Surrealism.
A striking portrait of Salvador Dali visiting Warhol's Factory is also added.
An illustrated account of this meeting was issued as part of the 5th volume of the journal Etant Donné Marcel Duchamp; a copy of this issue, signed and inscribed by Nat Finkelstein is included.
DUCHAMP BY FINKELSTEIN comes in an exclusively designed hand-crafted box, which also incudes a set of contact sheets showing ALL images of the legendary session, as well as a number of surrealistic extra's...
Concept and design: Eric Schneyderberg, published by AENIGMA (read about AENIGMA).
From the introduction:
“When I first received the e-mail from Étant Donné Marcel Duchamp requesting my cooperation with this issue, my reaction was: This is like asking me if I would cooperate with God.”- Nat Finkelstein, artist/photographer.
“When Nat Finkelstein phoned me, proposing to have a deluxe edition made of his photographs of Marcel Duchamp, my reaction was: This is like asking me if I would cooperate with the Devil.”- Eric Schneyderberg, publisher/designer.

 


 
MARCEL DUCHAMP by NAT FINKELSTEIN - original photograph 1966/2004 - 24 x 18 cm - 180 euro
Fine black white photograph showing MARCEL DUCHAMP at ease at the event Hommage à Caisse at the Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, 1966.
Printed in Paris under the artist's supervision in a limited edition of 30 copies, 25 of which were included in the publication DUCHAMP BY FINKELSTEIN (Amsterdam, Aenigma, 2004), see above.
This is one of the remaining 5 prints, SIGNED BY NAT FINKELSTEIN in black feltpen on a sticker on the back.

 


 
(MARCEL DUCHAMP) NAT FINKELSTEIN - Weird Wedding, Ruminations for a cut-up poem - New York/Amsterdam 2004 - ca. 28 x 21 cm - 40 euro
Pastiche Dada poem, created by Nat Finkelstein in 2004, inspired by a meeting between Marcel DUCHAMP and Andy WARHOL in 1966.
Printed by the artist on a sheet of imitation vellum in a limited edition of 30 copies, 25 of which were included in the publication DUCHAMP BY FINKELSTEIN (Amsterdam, Aenigma, 2004), see above.
All copies have been SIGNED BY NAT FINKELSTEIN in black feltpen in the right hand lower corner, the artist covered his signature with a sticker stating the text “do not remove”...

 


 
SALVADOR DALI by NAT FINKELSTEIN - original photograph 1966/2004 - 24 x 18 cm - 160 euro
Fine black white photograph showing the great SALVADOR DALI making his entrance at Andy Warhol’s Factory, New York, 1966.
Printed in Paris under the artist's supervision in a limited edition of 30 copies, 25 of which were included in the publication DUCHAMP BY FINKELSTEIN (Amsterdam, Aenigma, 2004), see above.
This is one of the remaining 5 copies, SIGNED BY NAT FINKELSTEIN in black feltpen on a sticker on the back.
He came in, unnoticed, and like a three-card-monte dealer moved to the periphery, where with pickpocket’s fingers he toyed with small objects so as to draw attention away from the more crowded couch area where the spotlight belonged[...]. He was a pro. - Nat Finkelstein.

 


 
KEES VAN DONGEN - original lithograph from Les Lépreuses - Paris 1947 - 21 x 25 cm - 110 euro
Original lithograph, finely printed in black, red, green and GOLD in a limited edition of 400 copies as part from the book Les Lépreuses by Henry de Montherlant (Paris, Galimard,1947), a luxury publication with 26 lithographed plates by Kees van Dongen.
Image size ca. 14 x 20 cm, reduced sheet size 21 x 25 cm.

 


 
KEES VAN DONGEN - Sous le Signe de quelques Jolies Filles des Provinces de France - Charenton-le-Pont, Etablissements Nicolas, 1953 - spiralbound - large 8vo - 40 euro
Great copy of a vulnerable publication by the French winesellers NICOLAS, with full page reproductions of watercolours by Kees van Dongen.

 


 
LOUIS-EDOUARD FOURNIER - original pencil drawing in: JULES LEMAITRE's Myrrha, Vierge et Martyre - Paris, A. Ferroud, 1903 - gilt and decorated half morocco (P. Ruban) - 495 euro
One of 30 deluxe copies (total edition 400) of this historical tale, with an ORIGINAL SIGNED DRAWING IN PENCIL (ca. 15 x 10 cm) by Louis-Eduard Fournier: a delicate and detailed image of the nymph AMALTHAEA.
Copy printed on Japanese paper, with a number of etching in various sizes by Fournier (in 3 states), finely bound by French masterbinder Petrus Ruban in Art Nouveau style.
NB: Louis Edouard Fournier (1857-1917) was a French painter and illustrator, his most famous painting is The Funeral of Shelley, which is in the collection of the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

 


 
GILBERT & GEORGE - Here and There - signed postcard - 10 x 15 cm - 45 euro
Postcard reproducing the 1989 work Here and There, SIGNED BY GILBERT AND GEORGE in black ballpoint pen.

 


 
GILBERT & GEORGE - Somerset House 1971 - Cologne, Walther König, 2002 - 12mo - 1st edition - 85 euro
Small flipbook or Daumenkino, comprising black and white photographs of the artists, published in an edition of 800 copies, all SIGNED BY GILBERT AND GEORGE in red felt tip pen.

 


 
(GRAPHIC DESIGN) Steven Heller/Seymour Chwast - Design and Style 5: DE STIJL, DUTCH DECO AND NEW TYPOGRAPHY - Cohoes NY, Mohawk Papers Mills/The Pushpin Group, 1989 - or. wrappers - 4to - 40 euro
A pristine copy of an elaborately designed and sought after promotional publication for a US paper manufacterer, number 5 out of a series of 7, devoted to DE STIJL and other Dutch avant garde design.
Editor’s info:
Design and Style, a collaboration between Steven Heller, Seymour Chwast (Pushpin) and Mohawk Paper, was a twice yearly paper promotion that introduced the art and design of historical styles, and helped trigger [...] the graphic design history "movement." A very limited run was printed, owing to the huge expense in producing dozens of paper and printing special effects - diecuts, short sheets, gatefolds, tip-ins, debossings, pop-ups and more.

 


 
(GRAPHIC DESIGN) Steven Heller/Seymour Chwast - Design and Style 6: SURREALISM - Cohoes NY, Mohawk Papers Mills/The Pushpin Group, 1989 - or. wrappers - 4to - 35 euro
As above, number 6 out of a series of 7, devoted to SURREALISM.

(GRAPHIC DESIGN) Steven Heller/Seymour Chwast - Design and Style 4: ITALIAN FUTURISM AND ART DECO - Cohoes NY, Mohawk Papers Mills/The Pushpin Group, 1988 - or. wrappers - 4to - 20 euro
As above, number 4 out of a series of 7, devoted to Italian FUTURISM.
Copy with some damage to the spine.

 


 
(PETER DE GREEF) De New York a Paris - Brussels, L’Art Belge, 1927 - or. lithographed front (Peter de Greef) - 35 x 27 cm - 60 euro
A striking example of a piece of sheet music from the Art Deco period: one of many songs that were composed and rush-released as a tribute to Charles Lindbergh’s succesful first solo flight over the Atlantic, 1927, and doubtlessly the one with the most stylish cover: a design by celebrated Belgian artist PETER DE GREEF.
Excellent condition, some tiny imperfections to the extremities.

 


 
F. HUNDERTWASSER - Portrait of Laszlo with His Head Between His Knees - 1960/1965 - silkscreened print - 21 x 15 cm - 120 euro
Silkscreened print showing an image of Swiss-Hungarian art dealer/collector/author/publisher Carl Laszlo (1923-2013), originally a pen and brush ink drawing used for the front of the programme of one of Laszlo's plays from 1960.
This rather untypical Hundertwasser image was reproduced in actual size in silkscreen as a contribution for the second part of LA LUNE EN RODAGE, 1965, a deluxe artists portfolio issued by Carl Laszlo in a limited edition of 150 (plus 65 HC) copies.
Most copies were hand stamped with a red Japanese character stamp, this print shows two of these stamps.

 
 

 
(IMPRESSIONISM) P. Daum / F. Ribemont / P. Prodger - IMPRESSIONIST CAMERA: Pictorial Photography in Europe, 1888-1918 - London/New York, Merrell, 2006 - or. boards with dustjacket - 4to - 150 euro
An close to mint copy of this very extensive work on impressionist photography, covering work by Paul Bergon, Wilhelm von Gloeden, Leonard Misonne, Constant Puyo, Edward Steichen and many others.
Publisher's info:
This book, the first comprehensive study of Pictorialism in Europe, analyses the remarkable diversity of approaches taken by photographers across the continent whose practice was infused with contemporary debate about photography's relationship to art.

 


 
(JEFF KOONS) THE ASTRONAUTS play 4 songs inspired by the art of JEFF KOONS - New York, Heaven Records, 2002 - 18 cm vinyl record in or. wraparound sleeve - 60 euro
Recording by the Bielefeld surfpunk outfit The Astronauts, issued on occasion of a 2002 Jeff Koons exhibition in Bielefeld, Germany.
According to the text on the sleeve, this record is "Das Offiziele Absolut Nicht Offiziele Souvenir", issued in a limited edition of "only 43 copies".
Our copy is numbered 43, just like all the other copies we have seen....

 


 
JEF LAMBEAUX - Les Amants - bronze figures - undated - ca. 12 x 5 x 7 cm - 225 euro
Fine later cast of a work by Belgian sculptor Jef Lambeaux (1855-1908) showing two ladies in a certain position.
Size ca. 12 x 5 x 7 cm, signed in the base “J.M. Lambeaux”.
The work has proved to be very popular; during the years it has been replicated many, many times in a range of different materials and qualities, often with heavy loss of detail.
This bronze cast was made in the second half of the 20th century, weighs a hefty 1240 grams and still shows a great deal of detail.

 


 
(TAMARA DE LEMPICKA) Alain BLONDEL - TAMARA DE LEMPICKA, catalogue raisonne 1921/1979 - Lausanne, Acatos, 1999 - or. decorated boards with dustjacket in slipcase - large 4to - 140 euro
Unused copy of the exhaustive and fully illustrated catalogue raisonne of the celebrated painter’s work.
Near mint copy, complete with CD-rom and in original blank cardboard slipcase.

 


 
LUCEBERT - original drawing in ink - 1990 - 27 x 21 cm - 390 euro
Fine drawing in ink by COBRA-related author/artist Lucebert (L.J. Swaanswijk, 1924-1994), signed 90 III 7 / LUCEBERT.
This drawing - a typical one from the period - was made on the LOUSIEST paper imaginable, the two upper corners tipped on a sheet of black paper.

 


 
NIEUWE REALISTEN /NEW REALISTS / NUOVO REALISMO - Den Haag, Gemeentemuseum, 1964 - or. self-wrappers - folio - 1st edition - 38 euro
Catalogue for this early and highly important exhibition, issued as a newspaper (ca. 56 x 40 cm), on paper of likewise quality.
This vulnerable catalogue contains texts in Dutch and many black and white reproductions of works by New Realists and Pop Artists like Arman, Blake, Christo, Duchamp, Hamilton, Hockney, Indiana, Johns, Klein, Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, Paolozzi, Rauschenberg, Rotella, Spoerri, Tinguely, Warhol etc.
Fine copy with the obvious discolouring and traces of former folding.
Added is the rare 4-page ANNOUNCEMENT, printed in red and black on purple paper.

 


 
(NSK) NEUE SLOWENISCHE KUNST - Los Angeles, Amok books, 1991 - textured boards in slipcase - large 8vo - 65 euro
First edition (3000 copies) of this impressively designed work.
Publisher's info:
A full-color illustrated book documenting the controversial theories, statements, visual arts, music, film, video and theater work of the internationally acclaimed Slovenian arts collective from 1980 to 1989. NSK encompasses the innovative pop group Laibach, the IRWIN painter group and the Cosmokinetic Theater "Red Pilot," as well as philosophy, architecture, TV and motion picture departments.

 


 
PETER PHILLIPS - lithographed poster for the 1972 Olympic Games - Munich, Editions Olympia, 1971 - 105 x 70 cm - 240 euro
Fine lithograph, printed by Atelier Mathieu, Zürich on Rives BFK in a limited edition of only 200 copies, all NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY PETER PHILLIPS in pencil.
This is one out of a series of 28 art posters specially created for the 1972 Olympic Games.
These posters were printed in various qualities and editions, this is the rare larger sized SIGNED DELUXE version on heavy paper, with parts of the image superbly embossed.
Other artist (28!) involved in this project were Adami, Albers, Chillida, Hockney, Hundertwasser, Jones, Kitaj, Poliakoff, Vasarely, Wesselmann and others.

 
 

 
SIGMAR POLKE - Reiherbild II - signed postcard - 15 x 10 cm - 85 euro
Postcard reproducing Polke's 1968 painting Reiherbild II, (rather vaguely) SIGNED BY SIGMAR POLKE in black sharpie.
"...known for his multi-layered works that drew from found images, photography, and abstraction, work that itself was built on the innovations of American Pop Art. [...] he was considered at his death one of the foremost painters of his generation" - Getty record.

 


 
(R.N. ROLAND HOLST) DE ARCHITECT - Amsterdam, Architectura et Amicitia [1912?] - or. lithographed wrappers (R.N. ROLAND HOLST) - folio - 160 euro
Issue of the deluxe Dutch periodical, entirely devoted to the American Hotel in Amsterdam, with plates and short texts by W. Kromhout, one of the hotel’s architects.
The most important feature are the wrappers, which were printed in lithography after a striking design by R.N. ROLAND HOLST, one of the great artists from the Dutch Art Nouveau period.
Rare and in exceptionally fine condition.

 


 
(PSYCHEDELIC ART) Christoph Grunenberg - Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era - London, Tate Publishing, 2005 - or. wrappers - 4to - 35 euro
Very fine copy of the English edition this “first definitive guide to the Art of the Psychedelic era”, published on ocaccsion of a touring exhibition which began at Tate Liverpool and then travelled to the USA, Gemany and Austria.
The German language edition is widely available, the UK edition is more difficult to find.

 


 
(SALON DE PARIS) Armand Dayot - LE SALON DE 1890, cent planches en photogravure et a l’eau-forte par GOUPIL & Cie - Paris, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, 1890 - gilt full morocco (ZAEHNSDORF) - folio - 390 euro
Monochrome reproductions in photogravure of 100 works of art which were exposed during the famous Paris Salon of 1890, with comments by art critic Armand Dayot.
Artists included are Jean BERAUD, Giovanni BOLDINI, Emile FRIANT, Jean-Leon GEROME, Leon Augustin LHERMITTE, Pierre PUVIS DE CHAVANNES, Georges ROCHEGROSSE and many others of lesser fame.
Out of the 616 deluxe copies printed for the CIRCLE DE LA LIBRAIRIE, this is one of only 16 on Japanese paper and one of only 12 with an extra suite of 24 of the plates.
Sturdy morocco binding by ZAEHNSDORf: full blue calf, sparsely but tastefully gilt, the suite placed in a compartment skilfully incorporated in the back of the binding. Curiously enough the spine reads “Salon de 1891”, which is a pity (as are the 2cm tear in the upper joint of the binding and some smaller blemishes).

 


 
DAVID TIBET - 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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.

 
 

 
DAVID TIBET - 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.

 


 
ROSEMARIE TROCKEL – Löffel + Mirabelle – Stuttgart, Oktagon Verlag, 1995 – or. boards – square large 8vo – 65 euro
Aritsts’ book, issued on occasion of an exhibition in a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, all SIGNED BY ROSEMARIE TROCKEL.

 


 
(BEN VAUTIER) BEN, POUR ou CONTRE, un Rétrospective - Marseille, MAC, 1995 - or. wrappers - 4to - 45 euros
Fine and extensive work on the ever amazing fluxus-artist BEN VAUTIER, published on occasion of an exhibition.

 


 
CHRIS WARE - Ruin your Life, Draw Cartoons - Amsterdam, Oog & Blik, ca. 2005 - silkscreen - 70 x 50 cm - 225 euro
High quality silkcreen after a cartoon by the inimitable Chris Ware, screenprinted in 4 colours on cream colored heavy-stock Hortus paper in a limited edition of 200 copies, all SIGNED BY CHRIS WARE in pencil underneath the image.
The image is to be found also in one of the volumes of Chris Ware’s ACME Novelty Library (the big red one, from 2005, full page).

 


 

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