Artist Books

  • # 23203

    NOLAN, Rose (1959 - )

    Big Words (Not Mine) – Read the words ‘public space’… (Standard edition)

    Melbourne : Negative Press, 2017. Quarto, self-wrappers with exposed stitching (lightly marked), pp. [576]; illustrated. The standard edition, limited to 200 copies (a deluxe edition limited to 40 copies signed and numbered by the artist was also published). “This monumental artists’ book returns Vito Acconci’s text, that inspired Nolan’s large scale installation of 282 painted hessian …

  • # 23191

    TEAGUE, Violet

    Night fall in the ti-tree (facsimile edition)

    Woodcuts by Geraldine Rede and Violet Teague. [Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2008?]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, cloth spine, unpaginated, french folds in the style of the original publication from 1905. ‘In 1905 Violet Teague, in collaboration with her friend Geraldine Rede, handprinted Night Fall in the Ti-Tree at the Sign of the Rabbit Press, …

  • # 22825

    HARKNESS, Gregory Scott (1951 - )

    Xerox Book 1980

    [Sydney : the artist], 1980. Folio, printed wrappers, 5 xeroxed sheets, each signed or initialled. Experimental artists book by the Sydney artist inspired by Seth Siegelaub and John Wendler’ Xerox Book of 1968.

  • # 22829

    TIPPING, Richard; FAUST, Dikko; SMITH, Esther K.

    Six by six by six

    New York City : Purgatory Pie Press, 1999. Small quarto, embossed wrappers in paper slipcase, letterpress poetry, accordian format. Signed by the artists. “Richard Tipping, wordworks ; Dikko Faust, hand typography ; Esther K. Smith, art direction. 6 by 6 inch edition of 6 x 6 x 6 = 216, on all rag museum board” …

  • # 12716

    HIRST, Damien (1965 -)

    Damien Hirst : The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011. (Signed copy)

    London : Other Criteria and New York : Gagosian Gallery, 2013. Thick quarto, blind-embossed buckram in decorated matching slipcase, pp 929, extensively illustrated with over 1400 illustrations, including gatefold plates and foil-blocked cards. Essays by Robert Pincus-Witten, Michael Bracewell, Damien Hirst, conversations with Damien Hirst, John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha. Signed by the artist in pencil on …

  • # 22548

    [COBURN, John].

    John Coburn : Prints 1959 – 2000 (with an original signed screen print)

    Compiled by Julianna Kolenberg, with an essay by Peter Skrzynecki. Melbourne : Australian Galleries, 2000. Quarto, casebound, 48 pp. The deluxe edition, limited to only 45 copies, signed by the artist, with an original screenprint measuring 180 x 180mm titled Sunrise, produced specially for the book. A fine and scarce deluxe edition.

  • # 22534

    McGREGOR, Ken

    Robert Jacks. Past unfolded.

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 2001. Quarto, silver-lettered purple silk in matching slipcase with colour pictorial inlay, 168 pp, profusely illustrated. One of 100 deluxe copies specially bound and containing an original signed watercolour painting of Jacks’ distinctive cello emblem.

  • # 19516

    De' MEDICI, Lorenzo (1449-1492); OLDCORD, Anthony (translator); SCHMEISSER, Jorg (1942-2012) et al.

    Carnival Songs

    New York : Raphael Fodde Editions, 2001. Folio (500 x 360 mm), gilt-decorated cloth, gilt-lettered morocco spine (small bump lower corner), pp 36, printed letterpress on Hannemuhle paper, text in Italian with English translation, two original etchings by American artist William T. Wiley, one by Italian artist Mimmo Paladino, one by Australian artist Jorg Schmeisser, …

  • # 21480

    RUSCHA, Ed (1937 - )

    Make new history

    Los Angeles : Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 2009. Oblong octavo, grey linen bound boards, facsimile artist’s signature to spine, the edges of the pages printed with the words MAKE NEW HISTORY to the three sides, approximately 600 blank pages, printed colophon stating ‘This art object was designed by Ed Ruscha in celebration of MOCA …

  • # 22596

    [SHEAD]. GRISHIN, Sasha.

    The apotheosis of Ern Malley.

    Melbourne: Australian Galleries, 2008 (second edition). Quarto, pp. 144, gilt boards in illustrated dustjacket.

  • # 9927

    McGREGOR, Ken and GEISSLER, Marie

    Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson Ngayuku Ngura – My Country. (Special edition, with original painting)

    Translation into French by Flore Gregorini. Melbourne : Macmillan, 2014. ‘This special presentation of Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson Ngayuku Ngura – My Country, authored by Ken McGregor and Marie Geissler, translated into French by Flore Gregorini and published by Macmillan, has been compiled by Ken McGregor. It is limited to 40 copies. Each copy, consisting …

  • # 22483

    OPPEN, Monica; LYSSIOTIS, Peter, et al.

    The silent scream.

    Political and social comment in books by artists. Essays by Monica Oppen, Peter Lyssiotis, Walter Struve, Scott McQuire, Humphrey McQueen, Des Cowley. Sydney : Ant Press for Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem, 2011. Quarto, laminated card wrappers, 189 pp. fully illustrated. Produced to accompany the exhibition at Monash University Library of international and Australian artists’ books …

  • # 22406

    SIMPKINS, Wayne

    Exhibition artist : Wayne Simpkins. True love will find a way

    Santa Barbara: University of California, Santa Barbara, 1974. Artist’s book. Card portfolio containing 27 leaves (each numbered and initialled verso), composed in two parts: a catalogue and an autobiography. Each page is made by digital print with collage of photographs, with hand embellishments and pencil annotations. Created in an edition of 10 signed copies. “This …

  • # 22230

    GRISHIN, Sasha; LETI, Bruno

    Bruno Leti. Portrait of a printmaker. Matrix to paper, forty years of printmaking (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2011. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 192, illustrated. A detailed survey of Leti’s graphic output, including a section on his artists’ books. Signed by the artist.

  • # 22169

    BRAY, Vincent (1933 - )

    Lyre Bird and Mount Isa Mine

    With an introduction by Geoffrey Blainey. Townsville : Lyre Bird Press and Melbourne : Zimmer Editions, 2013. Folio (525 x 415 mm), full blind-embossed cloth binding by Norbert Herold with pictorial inlay, dustjacket, unpaginated, six black and white reproduced drawings by Vincent Bray, two double page, introduction by Blainey, text on Mount Isa Mine by Barry …

  • # 21864

    BRENINGER, Warren

    Lovers : 2014 – 2016

    [Koo Wee Rup, Victoria] : Warren Breninger, 2016. Oblong folio ( 31 x 43 cm), lettered cloth, pp. [92], illustrated. Limited to 50 copies signed and numbered by the artist. ‘A collection of 44 images paired with 44 related poems that explore the theme of love and lovers. The poems were selected from over a …