Artist Books

  • # 28232

    PISTOLETTO, Michelangelo (1933 - )

    The dining table of cultures

    Mantua, Italy : Edizioni Corraini, 2005. Small quarto (250 x 180 mm), pp. 32 printed on diecut aluminium leaves, spiral bound, in publisher’s original cardboard slipcase. Limited to 700 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. Text in English and Italian. An as new copy, very fine. A striking artist’s book / private press production, printed …

  • # 28785

    TAILLANDIER, Yvon (1926-2018)

    Livre d’artiste by Yvon Taillandier

    [France : probably between 1970 and 1980]. A unique object created by Yvon Taillandier by overpainting the pages of a nineteenth century copy of the published score to the opera Lara by Louis-Aimé Maillart (1817-71), the volume measuring 275 x 200 mm, with 295 pages. Taillandier has painted 7 full-page and 34 double-page paintings within …

  • # 28448

    [Warringah Printmakers Studio]; ANSON, Jennifer

    Natural Collection

    Sydney : Warringah Printmakers Studio, 2017. Elephant folio with printed wrappers, housed in buckram clamshell case with matching printed lining, in printed calico bag. A publication of twenty-nine prints of varying method, showing flora and fauna of Northern Sydney, accompanied by artists’ statements and scientific descriptions. Limited to an edition of 10 copies, with signatures of …

  • # 28664

    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. …

  • # 27443

    SCHLESINGER, Kyle and Hannah King (eds); RAWORTH, Tom; DWORKIN, Craig; BERKSON, Bill; LASKY, Dorothea, et al (poets)

    Bumpers

    New York : Cuneiform Press, 2009. Laminated card box (360 x 120 x 20 mm) with black lettered title to top of lid and printed title “sticker” onlaid to side, containing 12 loose sheets in the form of poet-designed and signed bumperstickers (355 x 114 mm format) by different poets, plus a title sheet with …

  • # 27106

    COUNIHAN, Noel (1913 - 1986)

    War or Peace. Twelve linocuts by Noel Counihan (signed edition)

    London: Collet’s Holdings Ltd., 1950. Later lettered paper portfolio (385mm tall), cut lettering from the original folio pasted on (foxed), 4pp. letterpress (long split along fold), twelve linocuts on separate sheets, very good examples. Limited to 300 copies signed by the artist, this is number 88. In this example, each linocut has been signed by …

  • # 28191

    RUSCHA, Ed (1937 - )

    Twentysix gasoline stations

    [Los Angeles] : the artist, 1963. Third printing, 1969. Octavo (179 x 140 mm), lettered white wrappers, glassine dustjacket, pp. [48], illustrated, printed at the Cunningham Press, Alhambra on white paper. Third printing, printed in an edition of 3000 copies (the first printing of 1963 an edition of 400 copies, the second printing of 1967 …

  • # 28189

    RUSCHA, Ed (1937 - )

    Nine swimming pools and a broken glass

    [Los Angeles] : the artist, 1968. Octavo (181 x 140 mm), lettered white wrappers, glassine dustjacket, pp. [64] (10 pages with photographic illustrations, 52 blank pages, title page and copyright page), printed by Blair Litho., Los Angeles, on white paper. First edition, printed in an edition of 2400 copies (a second printing issued in 1976). …

  • # 28192

    RUSCHA, Ed (1937 - )

    Some Los Angeles apartments

    [Los Angeles] : the artist, 1965. Second printing, 1970. Octavo (181 x 143 mm), lettered white wrappers, glassine dustjacket, pp. [48], illustrated, printed at Anderson, Ritchie and Simon on white paper. Second printing, printed in an edition of 3000 copies (the first printing of 1965 an edition of 700 copies). A fine, clean, unmarked copy …

  • # 28193

    RUSCHA, Ed (1937 - )

    Crackers

    Hollywood : Heavy Industry Publications, 1969. Octavo (222 x 152 mm), plain brown card wrappers, printed dustjacket on waxed paper, pp. [240], light toning, printed by G. R. Huttner Lithography, Burbank, on white 60lb. Lithosheen Gloss paper. First and only edition, printed in an edition of 5000 copies, of which the first 3350 were printed …

  • # 28406

    CAMPBELL, Jon (1961 - )

    It’s a world full of cover versions

    Christchurch : Ilam Press, University of Canterbury, 2017. Artist’s book, 30 x 41 cm, printed wrappers with plastic cover, 20 pages of risograph prints, limited to 100 copies signed by the artist. ‘From an edition of 100, It’s a world full of cover versions was printed by Aaron Beehra at Ilam Press, Christchiurch NZ with Jon …

  • # 28250

    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), …

  • # 28234

    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 …

  • # 28213

    MCGREGOR, Ken.

    Fred Cress : Whispers (deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2007. Quarto, purple lettered black cloth in matching slipcase, pp 255, extensively illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 75 copies with an original signed and numbered etching, Companions, loosely enclosed.

  • # 28195

    RUSCHA, Ed (1937 - )

    Guacamole airlines

    New York : Harry N. Abrams, 1980. First and only printing, unspecified print run. Quarto (254 x 260 mm), lettered wrappers, pp. 96, 84 illustrations, printed in Japan. A very good copy with traces of foxing to the edges. Introductory poem by Peter Schjeldahl. Reference : Engberg, Siri.  Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999 : catalogue raisonne. …

  • # 28065

    OLSEN, John

    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 …