Counterculture

  • # 28405

    [BOWERY, Leigh]

    Take a Bowery : The art (and larger than) life of Leigh Bowery

    Sydney : Museum of Contemporary Art, 2003. Small quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 184, illustrated throughout, a fine copy in mint condition. Scarce. ‘Take a Bowery: The Art and (larger than) Life of Leigh Bowery examined the extraordinary contribution to performance, fashion design and visual culture of the late Australian-born, London-based performance artist, Leigh Bowery. Incorporating …

  • # 28332

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

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

    Los Angeles : Cherry and Martin, 2015. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 56, illustrated. A fine copy. Second edition, the first edition published by NFS Press in San Francisco in 1977. ‘Hal Fischer’s Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men (1977) is one of the most important publications associated with California conceptual photography …

  • # 26032

    MARLOW, Curtis

    Break dancing

    Cresskill, NJ : Sharon Publications, 1984. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (lightly rubbed), pp. 96, photographic illustrations; a very small water stain to lower right corner, else very good. “The latest in breakdancing and Electric Boogie Rap Music” – lower wrapper. An illustrated guide to the history and technique of breakdancing, with how to safely warm-up before …

  • # 27645

    MILES, Barry (1943 - )

    In the sixties.

    London : Jonathan Cape, 2002. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s black cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket; pp xiii, 322, illustrated with b/w photographic plates; a fine copy (what looks like creasing on the front panel of the jacket is actually the creasing in the original photograph!). ‘At the beginning of the sixties Barry Miles was …

  • # 27646

    GRUNENBERG, Christoph and Jonathan HARRIS (eds.)

    Summer of Love : psychedelic art, social crisis and counterculture in the 1960s.

    Liverpool (UK) : Liverpool University Press, 2007. Series: Tate Liverpool Critical Forum, vol. 8. Square octavo (220 x 175 mm), pictorial card covers (mild creasing to front lower corner), pp 383, colour and b/w photographic illustrations throughout; bibliography; a very good copy. Indispensible reference (and an absorbing read) with sixteen insightful essays, all superbly illustrated.

  • # 27679

    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 …

  • # 27876

    FLORENCE, Yanni

    Street porn /​ Yanni Florence.

    Melbourne : M.33, 2014. Quarto (350 x 270 mm), linen bound boards with pictorial inlay, pp. [44], illustrated. Limited to 50 copies signed and numbered by the artist. “In this large format book of 26 photographs, Yanni Florence identifies and documents the iterations of a specific and highly charged genre of t-shirts. The photographs position …

  • # 27651

    HILL, Deborah

    Body art

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2013. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (one corner bumped), pp. 78, illustrated. A social and pictorial history of tattooing and body modification.

  • # 27178

    ADAM, Ricky

    Belfast Punk (deluxe edition with original signed photograph)

    Bologna : Damiani Editore, 2017. Quarto, illustrated boards in cardboard slipcase, button, limited to only 15 copies, with an original photograph by Ricky Adam, signed and numbered in an edition of 15. New copy, still sealed in shrinkwrap. ‘The Warzone Collective began in 1984 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, when a few local punks decided to …

  • # 27182

    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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …