Saturday, September 21, 2013

NYC Art Book Fair: Printed Matter rare titles

From their press release:

Printed Matter is extremely pleased to present a special offering of out of print and/or limited editioned publications at our booth this year at the NY Art Book Fair. The broad range of material include some very rare items in excellent condition. Most available in single or limited quantities. Please stop by the Printed Matter booth just across from the main entrance to PS1!

Some highlights include:

-Allan Kaprow, Days Off Calendar, 1970, mint condition in original shrink wrap!

-signed copies of the rare LP with silkscreened cover, How To Make A Happening by Allan Kaprow

-a mint condition copy of Alan Kaprow's Pose, 1970

-near pristine copy of the artists' book classic, known as the Xerox Book

-A slew of classic Ruscha artists' books including Business Cards and the very rare second edition of Twentysix Gasoline Stations

-A beautiful example of Vito Acconci's 0 to 9, issue No. 5, 1969 with the crumpled cover, each copy with a unique text by Acconci

-A complete set of Ida Applebroog's Blue Book series

-the very first version of Gerhard Richter's Atlas (Atlas Van de Foto's Enschetzen) published in 1972

-Fine examples of the rare early conceptual exhibition catalogue, Recorded Activities, from the Moore College of Art, 1970

-Mint copy of the numbered and signed edition of Steve Reich's Drumming LP, 1972, with the accompanying score

-A fine example of Lawrence Weiner's first artists book Statements, 1968

-The very rare conceptual card set, Projects Class, from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, 1969 mint condition

-beautiful example of John Baldessari's Ingres and Other Parables, 1972, his first known artists' book

-A fine copy of the rare Seth Siegelaub classic exhibition-as-catalog, Douglas Huebler November 1968

-The original screenprinted card of Robert Indiana's LOVE, published by MoMA in 1965, the first ever editioned version of this iconic cultural image

- Both the catalog and the original poster for the early conceptual art exhibition, 18 Paris IV.70, 1970

-A crisp copy of Kara Walker's intricate pop-up book, Freedom: A Fable

-Image Bank's Postcard Show from 1977, a boxed set of 48 artists' postcards with contributions by Vito Acconci, Eleanore Antin, Ray Johnson, Alison Knowles, Sol LeWitt, Tom Phillips, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ed Ruscha, and a hand cut card by Gordon Matta-Clark

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