Artist Books

  • # 33007

    LONEY, Alan and GIMBLETT, Max

    Searchings. Selections from the artist’s journals

    Auckland : The Holloway Press, 2005. Quarto, quarter buckram over blue lettered boards, unpaginated, illustrations by Gimblett, including double page original paintings. Limited to 80 copies of which 64 were for sale. This is a copy 58. “This book is the result of three years research and study of the Journals of one of the …

  • # 33004

    LAULAURIE, Louise Rogers

    Matisse : The Books

    London : Thames & Hudson, 2020. Quarto, lettered cloth, pp. 320, illustrated. New copy. The livre d’artiste, or ‘artist’s book’, is among the most prized in rare book collections. Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the greatest artists to work in this genre, creating his most important books over a period of eighteen years from …

  • # 32428

    OLSEN, John (1928 - )

    John Olsen “The Kiss”

    Townsville and Melbourne : Lyre Bird Press & Zimmer Editions, 2009. Folio, quarter-calf over linen, gilt-lettered on spine, unpaginated, original signed Olsen etching bound in as frontispiece, titled ‘The Kiss’ and editioned out of 30 copies, an original Olsen pen sketch of a lyre bird facing title page with the edition number written by the …

  • # 31131

    KYU-IL, Choi; BALL, Sydney; BAINES, Robert

    Traces : Australia-Korea – Korea-Australia : a book of paintings, prints and calligraphies

    Townsville: Lyre Bird Press and Melbourne : Zimmer Editions, 2001. Quarto, blindstamped folding clamshell box containing three folios in gilt-lettered hand made paper wrappers; the first being an introduction to the project and the artists; the second containing two original signed paintings by Sydney Ball; the third containing two original signed woodcuts and a caligraphic …

  • # 32583

    KRUGER, Barbara; KING, Stephen

    My pretty pony [prospectus]

    New York : Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art, [1988]. Prospectus for the deluxe edition book, folded sheet, light stain. The sixth publication in the Artists and Writers Series published by the Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum. It features a short story by Stephen King on the perception of time and …

  • # 31994

    SPILL, Nicholas (1950 - )

    Llips together : llips in chaos

    [New Zealand? : the artist, 1978]. Artist’s book, quarto, 323 x 92 mm. illustrated self-wrappers (dusty), pp. [8], illustrated. Loosely enclosed : ‘Seven Statements’ (folded sheet, illustrated) and printed broadside ‘Developing’. Conceptual artist’s book by the New Zealand artist directed at the role of the artist in society. The title is the artist’s name spelled …

  • # 31868

    BALDESSARI, John (1931 - 2020)

    Nose Peak

    Paris : Onestar Press, 2015. First edition. Limited to 250 numbered copies. Octavo, flushcut illustrated wrappers, pp. [126]. A series of line drawings, which when flicked through, form the countoured shape of a nose. “It should be said that Baldessari’s penchant for depicting noses in his work extends as far back as 1965 with the …

  • # 32236

    ANDERSON, Peter.

    The artist’s books of Robert Jacks

    Bendigo : Bendigo Art Gallery, 2009. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 48, illustrated. Detailed and scholarly catalogue on the artists books of Robert Jacks, spanning from the 1960s – 2000s

  • # 13066

    SHEAD, Garry (1942- )

    Ern Malley : The Darkening Ecliptic

    Darwin : Basil Hall Editions, 2003. Nine etchings, each 150 x 220 mm, hand-printed by Natasha Rowell. Edition of 50; housed in a purpose-built ceramic box (290 x 215 x 60 mm); the etchings join up in the fashion of a puzzle to complete Shead’s image, Petit Testament; each of the nine etchings is signed verso, …

  • # 31745

    HENSON, Bill (1955 - ); RÜCKERT, Friedrich (1788 - 1866); MAHLER, Gustav (1860 - 1911)

    Kindertotenlieder : Mahler, Henson, Rückert

    London : Stanley/Barker, 2017. Quarto (381 x 305 mm), decorated black cloth, 16 pages letterpress text by Rückert, 64 pages offset with 32 photographs by Henson, housed in a foil stamped black slipcase containing a 12″ vinyl record of the music of Mahler. Published in a limited edition of 150 numbered copies each signed by Bill Henson. …

  • # 31928

    OPPEN, Monica


    [Sydney] : Ant Press, 1991. Folio, broadside bound in artist designed papered boards, measures 275 x 120 mm, letterpress with original woodblock. Limited to 55 copies signed by the author-artist.

  • # 31182

    MITELMAN, Allan (1946 - )


    Melbourne : Zimmer Editions and Townsville : Lyre Bird Press, 2000. Folio, full blind-embossed cloth binding by Norbert Herold with pictorial inlay, dustjacket, unpaginated, a series of 8 original linocuts by Allan Mitelman accompanied by dense pages of screenprinted text by Larry Rawling, designed by Charles Teuma, a purely nonsense text employed for its striking …

  • # 31713

    TUNKS, James

    James Tunks : into dust

    Melbourne : Perimeter Editions, 2017. Quarto, lettered cloth wrappers, pp. [44], illustrated. Edition of 300 copies. Photography represents a mode of conceptual, material and historical enquiry for Melbourne-born, Frankfurt-based artist James Tunks. An expansion from his 2017 solo exhibition Elsewhere at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne), his debut book Into Dust sees Tunks construct …

  • # 31480

    GREEN, Malcolm

    The egg, the light & purple prose is a prose is a … plus an advert

    Heidelberg [Germany] : Red Sphinx, 2008. Octavo, papered boards, cloth spine, pp. [28], illustrated. Printed in an edition of 100 signed and numbered copies. ‘Two whole investigations, this time into the nature of light and the colour of the 4th dimension respectively, done in luscious watercolours.’ – the artist

  • # 31466



    Melbourne : True Belief, 2014. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. [104], illustrated. “Physical installation at Bus Projects mediated through photographic publication.” – Trove

  • # 31481

    GREEN, Malcolm

    Lurchi the actionist

    for Karl-Ludwig Hofmann on his Birthday, 17. Juli 2006. Heidelberg [Germany] : Red Sphinx, 2006. Octavo, wrappers, spiral bound, pp. [26], illustrated. Printed in an edition of 100 signed and numbered copies. Being the adventures of Germany’s greatest childhood Volksheld as Actionist, graphically illustrated to show his total similarity to the notorious Vienna Actionists. Plus …