Counterculture

  • # 27097

    ANDREW, Brook (curator)

    Taboo

    Curated by Brook Andrew. Sydney : Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2013. Octavo, cards in plastic dustjacket, pp. 175, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 750 copies. Scarce. ‘Published on the occasion of the exhibition curated by Brook Andrew at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, this book presents challenging encounters with a range of …

  • # 27000

    WILLIS, Gary (1949- )

    The painter’s tongue : the life of an artist

    Melbourne : Gulag Publishing, 2020. Eleven volumes octavo (210 x 145 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, perfect bound; pp 795, illustrated in colour and b/w; housed in publisher’s red slipcase. Edition limited to 10 signed and numbered sets; the title page of each volume in this set is signed, numbered 3/10 and dated 2020 by the …

  • # 26605

    MIZER, Bob

    Young Adonis. No. 1, Feb 1963 : America’s newest and greatest physique magazine

    [Los Angeles : Athletic Model Guild], 1963. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 66, illustrated throughout in colour and black and white with photographs of near fully nude young men in various poses to display their youthful physique. The first issue of one of Bob Mizer’s ‘beefcake’ magazines, which published images of athletic and attractive young men …

  • # 26601

    FERLINGHETTI, Lawrence / GINSBERG, Allen

    Open Eye / Open Head

    Melbourne : Sun Books, 1972. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. iii; [i]; 27; iii; 17, bound dos-a-dos, lightly marked, a good copy. Collected poems by the Beat poets.

  • # 21673

    Various artists; JOHNSON, Phyllis (publisher)

    Aspen. (Complete run of 10 issues)

    American magazine Aspen, “the first three-dimensional magazine”, was published in ten issues between 1965 and 1971. It was edited by Phyllis Johnson and featured contributions from many renowned and influential artists, among them Andy Warhol, William S. Burroughs, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Marcel Duchamp, Sol LeWitt, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, John and Yoko Ono, Robert Rauschenberg, LaMont Young. …

  • # 26283

    WARHOL, Andy; DALTON, David; JOHNSON, Phyllis (editor)

    [WARHOL] Aspen : the magazine in a box. Vol. 1, No. 3, ‘The Pop Art Issue’

    Cover title: Now Aspen in an all new fab issue. Vol. 1 no. 3. New York : Roaring Fork Press, December 1966. Box with colour graphic based on Fab laundry detergent, 310 x 230 x 20 mm (very good), containing a flip-book of Warhol’s film Kiss and Jack Smith’s film Buzzards Over Bagdad; a flexidisc of …

  • # 26262

    HABICHT, Frank (photographer); CREMONESI, Heather; BRUCE, Robert

    Young London : permissive paradise.

    Photographs: Frank Habicht / Views on the scene: Heather Cremonesi, Robert Bruce. London : George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1969. First edition. Large quarto (310 x 255 mm), publisher’s blue cloth over boards with silver-lettered spine, in the original pictorial dust jacket (front panel with closed tear and some loss lower left, chipped at …

  • # 26289

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men (signed copy)

    San Francisco : NFS Press, 1977. First edition. Quarto, lettered wrappers (very slightly rubbed), pp. 56, illustrated. Signed by the artist on the title page and dated 1978. A fine copy, housed in a custom clamshell box, lettered on the spine. The rare first edition. In 2015 a facsimile was printed (which sold out), this …

  • # 26288

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men

    San Francisco : NFS Press, 1977. First edition. Quarto, lettered wrappers (very slightly creased), pp. 56, illustrated. A fine copy. The rare first edition. In 2015 a facsimile was printed (which sold out), this summary is taken from the publisher’s description: ‘Hal Fischer’s Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men (1977) …

  • # 26456

    WORDLEY, Dick (editor)

    [JUVENILE DELINQUENCY] The gap of the years between

    Adelaide, S.A. : Applied Journalism, [1959]. Octavo (212 x 140 mm), pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with a small stain and tiny amount of silverfishing), staple bound, pp 96, with b/w line illustrations in the text; a good copy. Ultra-conservative guidebook – strongly influenced by evangelist literature – aimed at the parents of Adelaide teenagers. It …

  • # 26152

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    Decadent 1980 – 2000

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books and the State Library of Victoria, 2014. Quarto, diecut boards, pp. 251, illustrated. Mint copy in shrinkwrap. Decadent: 1980-2000 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis’ contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by photographer and Rennie contemporary William Yang and an essay by photographer and art critic …

  • # 25978

    LEVY, William

    The virgin sperm dancer

    An ecstatic journey, of a boy transformed into a girl for one day only, of her erotic adventures in Amsterdam, magic centrum. Written by William Levy; designed by Anthon Beeke; photographed by Ginger Gordon. The Hague: Uitgeverij Bert Bakker, 1972. First edition. Folio, illustrated wrappers, pp. 72, photographic illustrations, small gift inscription inside upper wrapper, …

  • # 26358

    [NEVILLE, Richard; SHARP, Martin]

    [NORMAN LINDSAY]. Oz magazine, London. Issue no. 33. February 1971.

    London : Oz Publications Ink Limited, February, 1972. Quarto, staple bound, 46 pp, printed in colour; a very fine copy. The Australian satirical magazine Oz was an important phenomenon of the underground press of the 1960s and early 1970s. Initially edited by Richard Neville, Richard Walsh and the artist Martin Sharp (who designed most of …

  • # 25154

    STEIN, Maurice and MILLER, Larry

    Blueprint for counter education

    Curriculum, handbook, wall decoration, shooting script. New York : Doubleday, 1970. First edition. Illustrated card box containing an unpaginated book and three large folding posters, 94 x 124 cm opened, complete. Designed by Marshall Henrichs. The original first edition of this icon of counterculture, the counter-university. This seminal work was reprinted in 2016, with the …

  • # 26030

    FLECKNEY, Paul

    Techno Shuffle : Rave Culture and The Melbourne Underground

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2018. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 328, colour photographs. New copy. “New York 1978, London 1988, Melbourne 1998. Twenty years on from the disco revolution and a decade after acid house, Melbourne’s warehouse party scene was at its peak. Mixing American dance music with English rave culture, Melbourne’s raving pioneers created a …

  • # 26022

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Hal Fischer : The Gay Seventies

    San Francisco : Gallery 16, 2019. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 110, illustrated. New copy. Hal Fischer: The Gay Seventies is the first monograph to feature the complete set of photo-text works that Hal Fischer produced between 1977 and 1979 in San Francisco’s Haight and Castro neighborhoods. In addition to Gay Semiotics, Fischer’s best-known work (its …