Artist Books

  • # 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. …

  • # 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 …

  • # 31710

    DOWNSBROUGH, Peter

    Beside

    Sydney : Michael hobbs, 1976. Printed by Red Ink Productions, New York. Octavo, lettered wrappers (lightly foxed), pp. [72]. Experimental artists book of text, verticle lines and photography taken in England, France and Belgium.

  • # 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

    CRUICKSHANK, Adam

    A—-A

    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 …

  • # 9908

    [OLSEN, John]. McGREGOR, Ken

    Teeming with Life. John Olsen: His complete graphics 1957 – 2005 (Publisher’s edition with drawing)

    By Ken McGregor in consultation with John Olsen and Jeffrey Makin. Melbourne : Macmillan, 2005. Quarto, silver decorated cloth in matching slipcase, 264 pp, illustrated throughout. First edition, first printing of the definitive catalogue raisonné of Olsen’s graphics. This is the Publisher’s Edition, limited to 20 copies (numbered in two series of 10 copies: this …

  • # 31363

    JOHNSON, Christine

    Artists Make Books

    Curator, Christine Johnson ; catalogue essay, Merryn Gates. Melbourne : Linden Gallery, 1991. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 16, illustrated. Catalogue of an exhibition held at Linden Gallery, St. Kilda, March 26-April 14 1991 Chameleon, Hobart, April 27-May 25 1991 La Trobe Valley Arts Centre, Morwell, June 7-July 7 1991 Contemporary Arts Space, Canberra, August 1-24 1991. …

  • # 31215

    OPPEN, Monica

    Dare to Vote!

    Sydney : Ant Press, 2012. Artist’s book. Small quarto, screenprinted wrappers in lettered box (which includes two HB pencils – for voting!), unpaginated, letterpress text discussing the principles of voting and democracy, folding section for voting. An artist’s exploration of Australia’s system of democracy, and the principle of voter activism, which includes its own voting …

  • # 31205

    McGREGOR, Ken; HOBBS, Ralph; STROCCHI, Marina; ROTHWELL, Nicholas

    The art of Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett)

    /​ Ken McGregor, Ralph Hobbs ; with a contribution by Marina Strocchi ; introduced by Nicholas Rothwell. Melbourne, Vic. Macmillan Art Publishing, 2014. Quarto, black cloth boards in illustrated dustjacket, 215 pp, illustrated in colour, with reproductions of hundreds of paintings by this important Alice Springs-based indigenous artist, as well as photographs demonstrating her methods of production. …

  • # 31182

    MITELMAN, Allan (1946 - )

    Ko-ko

    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 …

  • # 31065

    OPPEN, Monica

    Metropolis

    Sydney : Ant Press, 2016. Folio (535 mm tall), printed cloth bound boards, pp. [14], each leaf consists of a folded sheet  of Zerkall wove paper printed with collography, with a translucent upper layer on Taiwanese kozo paper printed in woodcut, both layers with printed text from hand-cut rubber stamp letters. An artist’s book limited …

  • # 14660

    HINDS, John (1950 - )

    This ferral Australis!

    How Terra Australis (a utopian terra nullius) became Ferral Australis (a dystopian terra numbskullius!) by Mr. John Hinds Esq. 2014  or … an ironic meta-narrative on the pluralist hybridity of the hegemonic colonialistic simulacra, referencing the semiotic intertextuality of a paradigmic Shakespearean narratology. A hyper-critical poststructuralist pastiche on the metaphysical extraction of urine! Melbourne : …

  • # 13502

    CHRISTOFIDES, Andrew; MAHFOUZ, Naguib

    Passage

    Melbourne and Townsville : Lyre Bird Press & Zimmer Editions, 2005. Folio, lettered wrappers, 10 folded leaves, including title sheet and colophon sheet, 8 sheets being quotes from Mahfouz accompanied by an original watercolour by Christofides, housed in a clamshell box. Limited to 30 copies signed by the artist plus 6 hors commerce. This is …

  • # 30765

    MARX, Jack and MCGREGOR, Ken

    Jason Benjamin : What binds us (deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2007. Quarto, red-lettered cloth in matching slipcase, pp 192, illustrated throughout. The deluxe edition, limited to 75 copies specially bound with an original signed etching, ‘Will you ever really know?” loosely enclosed.

  • # 7730

    FRIEND, Donald (1915 - 1989)

    A mellow fruitfulness : 25 still lifes by Donald Friend

    [TOGETHER WITH] A mellow fruitfulness : still lifes by Donald Friend Volume II. [Melbourne] : Gryphon Press, 1986 and 1987. Two unique handmade books created by Donald Friend’s publisher, Richard Griffin, expressly for the artist, containing a total of [58] colour photographs of a selection of Friend’s still life paintings. Two volumes, folio, bound in vellum …