Featured Acquisitions - Art

  • # 17848

    RAY, Man (1890-1976)

    Self portrait : Man Ray. (Presentation copy inscribed by the artist)

    New York : An Atlantic Monthly Press Book / Little, Brown & Company, 1963. First Edition. Octavo, publisher’s cloth in illustrated jacket (rubbed and a little chipped); a presentation copy inscribed and signed on the half-title by the great American artist Man Ray ‘For Beverly and Eaton Ballard, Man Ray, 1966’; 402 pp, 32 b&w …

  • # 17875

    PICASSO, Pablo

    Je suis le cahier. The sketchbooks of Picasso.

    Edited by Arnold Glimcher and Marc Glimcher. Boston and New York : The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1986. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Pace Gallery, New York. Printed in Italy. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 347, extensively illustrated.

  • # 17872

    Erté, Romain De Tirtoff

    Erté at ninety-five. The complete new graphics

    Edited by Marshall Lee with introduction by Erté. Preface by David Rogath and Leslee Halpern-Rogath. New York : E. P. Dutton, 1987. Quarto, silver-lettered cloth, glassine, slipcase (dusty), pp. 192, lavishly illustrated. Limited to 250 copies signed and numbered by the artist (an additional 100 copies numbered in Roman numerals reserved for the U.K.). A beautiful …

  • # 17876

    BASQUIAT, Jean-Michel

    Jean-Michel Basquiat. Peinture, dessin, écriture

    Paris : Museé-Galerie de Seita, 1993. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 104, illustrated in colour with some folding plates. Scarce exhibition catalogue on the hugely admired New York street artist.

  • # 17856

    WEBER, Bruce (1946 - )

    O Rio de Janeiro. A photographic journal

    New York : Afred A. Knopf, 1986. Folio, photo-illustrated cards, a few light stains, previous owner’s inscription to endpaper, unpaginated, fully illustrated photo-book with several fold-out plates. One of the great photo-books of the late twentieth century, O Rio de Janeiro is a luxuriously voyeuristic tour through the streets of Rio. Weber’s design of the …

  • # 17843

    BEIER, Ulli; COX, Paul; MORA, Mirka

    Mirka. (Inscribed, and with an original sketch, by Mirka Mora)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 1980. First edition. Oblong quarto, buckram boards with title in blind, in pictorial dust jacket, a presentation copy inscribed and signed on the half-title by Mirka Mora for a fellow embroidery student, with a date of 22.10.84, and with a small sketch of an angel by the artist; pp 84; a fine …

  • # 17956

    SMITH, W. Eugene (1918 - 1978); SMITH, Aileen M.

    Shinobu-San : to gather life (signed copy)

    Tokyo : Soju Sa, 1973. Quarto, silver-lettered card wrappers (signed by W. Eugene Smith on lower wrapper), pp. 32, photographically illustrated. Text in Japanese. A Japanese photobook by the renowned American photographer documenting the environmental and social impact of a chemical spill in Kyushu which resulted in mercury poisoning (Minimata) of a number of local …

  • # 17951

    TWOMBLY, Cy (1928 - 2011)

    Cy Twombly Photographs 1951 -1999 (signed copy)

    Rome : Planco, Schirmer / Mosel, 2001. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 114, introduction by Vincent Katz, illustrated. Signed by Twombly in his large, distinctive running hand, the loosely formed characters imitating his renowned series of calligraphic letter paintings.

  • # 18015

    MOORE, Henry (1898 - 1986)

    Henry Moore. (Signed by the artist)

    New York : M. Knoedler and Co in association with Marlborough Fine Art, 1962. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (laminate lifting), pp. [viii]; black and white plates (some folding). Signed by Moore on verso of title page and dated 1962. Exhibition catalogue.

  • # 17879

    WARHOL, Andy; GIDAL, Peter

    Andy Warhol. Films and paintings.

    London : Studio Vista, 1971. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 160, illustrated. The scarce hardcover issue.

  • # 17865

    MORAND, Paul; BRASSAÏ (1899 - 1984)

    Paris de nuit

    Paris: Edition Arts et Métiers Graphiques, 1933. Quarto, photographic wrappers, spiral bound (with all the perforations intact), lettered on front cover in red, small creases lower right and upper right corners, a few light marks, but overall a very good copy of a notoriously fragile and significant photobook.  Pp. 12; text by Morand, 64 full page …

  • # 17504

    Parallel Prints 2015

    Kerikeri, N.Z. : Art at Wharepuke, 2015. Buckram clamshell case containing twelve original prints by Susanna Castleden, Anoinetta Covino-Beehre, David Fraser, Mark Graver, Jodi Heffernan, Martin King, Deborah Klein, Bruno Leti, John Neeson, Melissa Smith, and Deborah Williams. Limited to 24 sets (the prints in an edition of 36). The first Parallel Prints project was …

  • # 17883

    MUNARI, Bruno

    Libro Illegibile N.Y.1

    New York : Museum of Modern Art, 1967. First edition. Quarto, plain black paper wrappers in pink laminated dustjacket (fine), unpaginated and without text. In this ‘illegible book’ Munari tells a story without words, through the different colours card and glassine pages a diecut circle travels across the book, with some leaves connected by a …

  • # 17871

    JOHNSON, Robert

    The paintings of Robert Johnson (deluxe edition with drawing)

    Sydney : The Legend Press, Folio, gilt-decorated full grey morocco (a little marked), pp. [xviii]; 18 colour plates, occasional light foxing. Biographical note by John Brackenreg. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies signed by the artist with an original signed drawing tipped-in.

  • # 18094

    FRAZER, David.


    Castlemaine : Unstable Press, 2013. Quarto, cloth bound boards with illustration to front panel, unpaginated, 12 original wood engravings, letterpress. Limited to 15 copies plus three proofs, bound by George Matoulas. An emotional short story about love and its loss. Held in the collections of the State Library of Victoria, Monash University, University of Melbourne, …

  • # 17567

    HENSON, Bill (b. 1955)

    Bill Henson (deluxe edition with two signed photographs)

    Paris : Editions Bessard, 2016. Quarto, full silk with lenticular (holographic) cover, pp. [48], all full-page images of Henson’s photographs, paper folder at rear containing a signed photograph of a nude girl measuring 11.5 x 16 cm, housed within a silver-lettered raw silk clamshell box. The deluxe edition, limited to 30 copies, with an additional C-type …