Artist Books

  • # 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 …

  • # 21284

    HOWARD, Ian (1947 - )

    Action Man Story

    Montreal : the artist, 1976. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, 40pp. with offset lithographed photographic images and text throughout. An important early experimental artist’s book created by the Australian while completing a master’s degree in Canada. Like much of his work, this book draws on Howard background in the military, it is a stark and relevant commentary …

  • # 21101

    NOLAN, Rose (1959 - )

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

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

  • # 20649

    [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.

  • # 20581

    HAZELWOOD, Art

    Postcards From Asia

    [San Francisco : the artist, circa 2000]. Quarto, concertina style bound artist’s book, papered boards, containing 14 original woodcuts, each signed and numbered by the artist in an edition of 25. Created in a small edition with prints made for Hazelwood’s  Walking up and down in Asia series (2000), with different prints included in each …

  • # 20061

    JOHNS, Jasper

    Jasper Johns : writings, sketchbook notes, interviews

    New York : The Museum of Modern Art, 2002. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s printed wrappers (slight wear to wrapper), 320 pp, illustrated with black and white photographs; internally clean, a good copy. “An unprecedented collection, this volume explores Jasper Johns’s art and thought, from all periods of his career, through interviews, published writings, working notes …

  • # 20843

    BROMLEY, David

    A Picture Book First and Foremost

    Melbourne : Story Road, 2009. Volume one : Children’s; Volume Two : Nudes; Volume Three : Worlds. Three volumes, quarto, mint copies in slipcase and original mailing box, unpaginated (each volume 80 pp.), illustrated throughout on glossy art paper. A Picture Book First and Foremost captures the two distinct and unique languages of Bromley’s work; …

  • # 20653

    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.

  • # 20101

    SELENITSCH, Alex

    Sand

    Melbourne : the artist, circa 2005. Quarto, cards, paper dustjacket, pp. [16]; concrete poetry. Limited to 26 lettered copies plus 5 proofs. ‘An artist’s book, consisting of visual poems on the word sand, and a “sand-poem” to parallel Eugen Gomringer’s poem “Snow is English” (1961). Selenitsch’s counterpart is titled “Sand is Australian” (2000). Includes a …

  • # 20571

    MARTIN-SCHERRER, Frédérique; HEREL, Petr (1943 - ) (artist); JACKSON, Philip

    Thierry Bouchard & Petr Herel : the shared book

    Translated from French by Margot Jones. [Melbourne and Canberra] : Disquiet Press, 2018. Edition of 100 copies, each with an original signed and numbered frottage (73 x 52 mm) by Petr Herel tipped-in on the half title. Octavo, printed blue wrappers, pp 1-38 (history of the Labyrinth Press by Martin-Scherrer), [39-56] (colour illustrations), 57-59 (notes), …

  • # 20607

    MARTIN-SCHERRER, Frédérique; HEREL, Petr (1943 - ) (artist); JACKSON, Philip

    Thierry Bouchard & Petr Herel : the shared book

    Translated from French by Margot Jones. [Melbourne and Canberra] : Disquiet Press, 2018. Edition of 100 copies, each with an original signed and numbered frottage (73 x 52 mm) by Petr Herel tipped-in on the half title. Octavo, printed blue wrappers, pp 1-38 (history of the Labyrinth Press by Martin-Scherrer), [39-56] (colour illustrations), 57-59 (notes), …

  • # 13065

    SHEAD, Garry, b. 1942

    The apotheosis of Ern Malley. Etchings & drawings by Garry Shead.

    An interpretation, by a great contemporary artist, of Australia’s most infamous literary hoax. Sydney : Monogene, 2006. Tall folio (44 cm high), black canvas with illustrated onlay housed in a red canvas clamshell box; 32 pp, with numerous full page colour plates and one large double foldout plate; introduction by art historian Sasha Grishin; includes three large signed …

  • # 13883

    BAUDELAIRE, Charles;

    Spleen de Paris.

    Edition illustree etornee par le peintre d'Essertine [Illustrated and decorated edition by a painter of Essertine]. Theoule sur Mer [France] : Phillipe Gonin, 1942. Quarto, original hand-lettered wrappers, collated in sections (as issued), pp 81, bookplate to colophon leaf. Housed in faux leather portfolio with hand-lettered spine (hinges split), original faux leather slipcase. Consists of 13 …

  • # 19726

    OPPEN, Monica et al

    Text and texture : contemporary design bindings of the novels of Patrick White

    Sydney : Ant Press, 2012. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 28, illustrated. Exhibition catalogue of the Design Bookbinding Exhibition held at the State Library of NSW Bookshop 13th August to 29th October 2012. “This exhibition, Text and texture, of Australian contemporary designer bindings was prepared in conjunction with the exhibition The life of Patrick White…”–page [22] …

  • # 19897

    JACUNSKI, Jaclyn

    You are a warrior

    [Chicago? : the artist, 2017]. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. [24], illustrated. Artist’s book / zine on the subject of civil disobedience and the protest movement. ‘Jaclyn’s work is driven by political controversies that surround land, communities, and acts of resistance. By framing evidence of those acts, her work recontextualizes how they manifest in public spaces …

  • # 19892

    SMING, Vivian (ed)

    Love songs for Antarctica. A collection of poems, songs, and other writings performed to Antarctica.

    [Pasadena] : Sming Sming Books, 2012. Limited edition of 200 copies. ‘Edited by Vivian Sming, Love Songs for Antarctica contains a collection of poems, songs, and other writings, which were performed to Antarctica, December 27 – 31, 2011. The anthology includes contributions and selections by artists, writers, and musicians. Each piece is accompanied by photographs of the …