Art Books

  • # 16314

    DERMÉE, Paul; TZARA, Tristan; BRETON, André; APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume; DELAUNAY, Robert, et al.

    Dada and Surrealism : an archive

    A collection of ephemeral publications, 1917 – 1960s. Dada and Surrealism – both diffuse artistic, literary and intellectual movements – were defining stages in the history of Modernism. Dada took shape in 1916 in Zurich at the famous Cabaret Voltaire, emerging in the work of artists and poets such as Tristan Tzara and Hans Arp. …

  • # 18703

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    Elves and fairies have thee in their keeping

    [Also known as Fairy Music]. Watercolour on card, 290 x 360 mm, initialed in ink lower centre ‘I.R.O’, titled in pencil lower left. A stunning watercolour painted by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite as an illustration for the book of verse by her sister Annie Rentoul, Elves and Fairies (1916), but not included in the final publication. Exhibited …

  • # 18752

    MIRO, Joan (1893-1983)

    Sculpture in ceramic by Miró and Artigas, December, 1956

    New York : Pierre Matisse Gallery, 1956. Quarto, black wrappers with original lithograph by Miró, pp. 24, illustrated in black-and-white, interview with the artist by Rosamond Bernier, central four page folding colour lithograph by Miró; a mint copy. ‘The cover and center insert are original lithographs specially engraved for this catalog by Joan Miró and printed in France …

  • # 17864

    CALDER, Alexander (1898 - 1976); DUPIN, Jacques (1927 - 2012)

    [CALDER]. Fits and starts. Selected poems of Jacques Dupin.

    Translated by Paul Auster. Weston, Connecticut : Living Hand, 1974. Quarto, grey buckram, pp. 71; colophon, printed on Verger d’Arches paper. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies signed by the poet and translator, with an original signed colour lithograph by Alexander Calder bound in, a little toned but else in very good condition. A …

  • # 18668


    James Gleeson. Beyond the screen of light (deluxe edition with original etching)

    With contributions by Geoffrey Smith, Ken Wach, Renee Free and Bruce James. Sydney: The Beagle Press in association with the National Gallery of Victoria, 2004. Quarto, gilt-lettered blue cloth in matching slipcase, 216pp. illustrated throughout. The de luxe edition of 50 copies, specially bound and issued with an original signed Gleeson etching.

  • # 17951

    TWOMBLY, Cy (1928 - 2011)

    Cy Twombly Photographs 1951 -1999 (signed copy)

    Rome : Planco, Schirmer / Mosel, 2001. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 114, introduction by Vincent Katz, illustrated. Signed by Twombly in his large, distinctive running hand, the loosely formed characters imitating his renowned series of calligraphic letter paintings.

  • # 17990

    McCartney, Paul et alia

    Paul McCartney. Paintings (signed copy)

    Boston : Bulfinch Press, 2000. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 148, illustrated. Signed and inscribed ‘Cheers! Paul McCartney’ on the half-title. A fine copy signed by the former Beatle.

  • # 17991

    VASARELY, Victor (1906 - 1997)

    Vasarely (presentation set)

    Neuchâtel [Switzerland] : Editions du Griffon, 1969, 1971, 1974, 79. Four volumes, quarto, boards in illustrated dustjackets, extensively illustrated in colour, gold and silver and acetate overlays. A magnificent set of books on the op art master of the twentieth century. Volume three signed and inscribed ‘To Dean Allen Austill in appreciation for your kind …

  • # 18236

    [McAULEY, James and STEWART, Harold]. “MALLEY, Ern”.

    The Darkening Ecliptic by Ern Malley (presentation copy)

    Melbourne and Adelaide: Reed and Harris, 1944. Small quarto, 46 pages, in original wrappers illustrated by Sidney Nolan of ‘The Arabian Tree’ from the ‘Malley’ poem Petit Testament, further reproduced as a black and white frontispiece, a fine copy, with presentation inscription on half-title ‘To George Coulson, from The Hind Legs, Harold Stewart’. The first …

  • # 17856

    WEBER, Bruce (1946 - )

    O Rio de Janeiro. A photographic journal

    New York : Afred A. Knopf, 1986. Folio, photo-illustrated cards, a few light stains, previous owner’s inscription to endpaper, unpaginated, fully illustrated photobook with several fold-out plates. One of the great photo-books of the late twentieth century, O Rio de Janeiro is a luxuriously voyeuristic tour through the streets of Rio. Weber’s design of the …

  • # 17964

    AUST, Felix

    Cash as cash can

    Jagstfield [Germany} : Black Letter Press, 1990. Oblong folio, papered boards with an American one dollar bill mounted on upper panel, slipcase, Artist’s book on the subject of capitalism, work and money, printed by hand on a cylinder proofpress. Limited to 100 copies signed by the artist. Scarce. Copies are held in the Walker Art …

  • # 18555

    KOKOSCHKA, Oskar (1886-1980)

    Oskar Kokoschka. Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York. October-November 1966. (Signed by Oskar Kokoschka)

    New York : Marlborough-Gerson Gallery Inc, 1966. Exhibition catalogue. Small square quarto, illustrated stiff wrappers (a little sunned) with Kokoschka’s 1966 self-portrait, inscribed on the upper wrapper by the artist ‘Oskar Kokoschka, 23.X.66, New York’; pp 131, [1]; profusely illustrated with colour and black-and-white plates; catalogue essay by E.H. Gombrich; a near fine copy, inscribed …

  • # 18701

    CONNOR, Kevin; HASTINGS, Elizabeth

    Kevin Connor paintings and drawings 1983 – 2016 (deluxe edition)

    Selected and edited by Lou Klepac. With contributions by Barry Pearce, Hendrik Kolenberg and Margaret Connor. Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2016. Quarto, lettered black cloth in matching slipcase, pp. 204, fully illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 25 copies, spcially bound, signed by the artist, with an original signed etching ‘Figure on Observatory Hill’ …

  • # 18751

    HITTI, Deanna

    Cultural transaction [with] Towla

    An extraordinary collection of works by contemporary Melbourne artist Deanna Hitti, comprising her artist’s book Towla and two monumental wall pieces titled Cultural Transaction. Towla [Melbourne] : the artist, 2017. Folio, screenprinted buckram, screenprinted endpapers, pp. 40; [8]; 40; screenprinted on Somerset 115gsm Bookwove paper, housed in a screenprinted clamshell box. Limited to 10 copies plus three …

  • # 18128

    BOYD, Arthur

    Arthur Boyd Recent paintings (with a signed letter to Joseph Brown)

    London : Fischer Fine Art Limited, 1973. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, glassine, pp. 32, illustrated. Loosely enclosed, a signed letter from Boyd to Joseph Brown, dated 12th May 1973, mentioning that he is sending him six transparencies and this catalogue, in order for the Hamilton Gallery to select a painting for their collection.

  • # 18018

    Paintings and drawings by Yoko Ono : July 17-30, 1961, preview July 16, Sunday (signed copy)

    Photographs by George Maciunas 1961. Edited by Jon Hendricks 1993. Budapest : Galeria 56, 1993. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp.[40], illustrated. Signed and inscribed by Yoko Ono on the title page.Recreation of Ono’s conceptual show held in New York in 1961. Scarce.