Counterculture

  • # 16314

    DERMÉE, Paul; TZARA, Tristan; BRETON, André; APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume; DELAUNAY, Robert, et al.

    Dada and Surrealism : an archive

    A collection of ephemeral publications, 1917 – 1960s. Dada and Surrealism – both diffuse artistic, literary and intellectual movements – were defining stages in the history of Modernism. Dada took shape in 1916 in Zurich at the famous Cabaret Voltaire, emerging in the work of artists and poets such as Tristan Tzara and Hans Arp. …

  • # 18274

    CHALFANT, Henry; PRIGOFF, James

    Spraycan art

    London : Thames & Hudson, 1987. First edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, illustrated. An early study on graffitti as an artform, in New York, London, Bristol, Paris, Sydney, Copenhagen, Paris etc.

  • # 18547

    DUNCAN, David; DRUCKER, Mort (b.1929)

    Familiar faces : the art of Mort Drucker. (Signed limited edition)

    Redford, MI : Stabur Press, 1988. ‘This is volume number 625 of one thousand in the Limited Edition Hardcover, signed by Mort Drucker [his signature beneath]’ (colophon). Quarto, publisher’s gilt lettered black cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket; pp 96, illustrated throughout in black-and-white; a superb copy of this very scarce signed limited edition. ‘Mort …

  • # 18163

    SEMO, Gaby

    Inhibitions

    [Mock-up for an unpublished artist’s photo book]. [U.S.A.] : Gaby Semo, [c.1980]. Quarto (305 x 230 mm), unbound, black card “wrappers”, the upper wrapper with title and artist’s name printed in white with original photograph onlaid, [4] preliminary sheets (including printed titles), followed by [34] sheets each with an original black-and-white photographic print on matte …

  • # 18060

    WITKIN, Joel-Peter et al

    The fallen angels (signed by Joel-Peter Witkin)

    Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joel-Peter Witkin, Duane Michals, Robert Frank, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, August Sander, Lee Friedlander + Jim Dine, Rene Magritte, Shuji Terayama, David Hockney, Christian Boltanski. Tokyo : Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, 1996. Exhibition catalogue. Quarto, paper wrappers, unpaginated, illustrated. Text in Japanese. Signed by Joel-Peter Witkin in red ink. “Joel-Peter Witkin …

  • # 18144

    RENAY, Liz [DOBBINS, Pearl Elizabeth, 1926-2007]

    How to attract men

    Portland, OR : Playlark Productions, [1965]. First (and only) edition. Octavo, photo-illustrated wrappers, 157 pp, black-and-white photographic illustrations (all featuring Renay) throughout; a fine copy. Pearl Elizabeth Dobbins (1926-2007), known as Liz Renay, was an American author and actress who appeared in John Waters’ film Desperate Living (1977). ‘The phrase “Blonde Bombshell” conjures images of Hollywood legends Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield …

  • # 18237

    VASELLARI, Rolf

    Virgin Prunes : the faculties of a broken heart

    Zurich : Black Sheep Press, 1985. First edition. Small quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers (mild handling wear to fore-edge of upper wrapper), unpaginated, photo-illustrated throughout; a very good copy. Irish post-punk art rock band Virgin Prunes were formed in Dublin in 1977. Published shortly before the band’s break-up in 1986, this fan tribute is a collection …

  • # 18038

    TOM OF FINLAND et al.

    Physique pictorial. A partial run of 15 issues 1955 – 1971

    Los Angeles : AMG, 1955 – 1971. 15 issues (an incomplete but substantial run beginning with vol. 5, no. 4 through to vol. 20), octavo, pictorial wrappers, each approximately pp. 32, black and white photographs, one issue with burn marks along spine. Together with : Athletic Model Guild’s Nude Wrestlers & Wrestling Information Catalog, vol …

  • # 18362

    POLLARD Jonathan

    Catholic wrestler comic.

    Toronto : Jonathan Pollard, [c. 1980]. Quarto, boards made from recycled cardboard, lettered and with labels, pp. [64], illustrated. “A comic / magazine for penance, macho posturing and ritual purification” – the magazine. A single copy recorded on WorldCat (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Kunstbibliothek)

  • # 18519

    [McKUEN, Rodney Marvin "Rod", 1933-2015]; AZTEC SERVICES PTY. LTD.

    Rod McKuen in concert

    Also titled: Aztec Services Pty. Ltd. (Kenn Bodziak, Managing Director) presents the first Australian tour of Rod McKuen, March 1972. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [16] pp, b/w/ photographic illustrations, double-page music notation for As I Love My Own; a fine copy. Programme for American singer-songwriter and poet Rod McKuen’s 1972 Australian tour. A cultural …

  • # 18382

    SANTOS, Raye; McCAFFREY, Richard; FITZGERALD, f Stop; KLEIN, Howard

    X-capees. A San Francisco punk photo documentary

    Oakland : Last Gasp of San Francisco, 1981. Third revised edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated. The punk scene in San Francisco in the 70s, illustrating local as well as visiting bands, concerts and their fans.

  • # 18365

    TAYLOR, Paul

    Impresario. Malcolm McLaren and the British New Wave

    New York : The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1988. Quarto, illustrated folding wrappers, pp. 80, illustrated. Detailed exhibition catalogue focussing on McLaren whose diverse talents as artist and businessperson included managing The Sex Pistols.

  • # 18364

    WELCH, Chris

    Hendrix

    A biography. New York : Flash Books, 1973. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp.104, illustrated.

  • # 18276

    KERRY, John and VIETNAM VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR

    The new soldier

    New York : Macmillan, 1971. First edition. Quarto, silver-lettered black cloth in dustjacket (tear to corner of front flap), pp. 174, illustrated. Photographic record of the anti-war movement. John Kerry served as 68th United States Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017.

  • # 18152

    [MOD?]

    MOD fashions in leather, vinyl-patent & satin-lastex

    [U.K.] : [MOD?], [c.1965]. Octavo leaflet, 210 x 135 mm, staple bound, [16] pp, black-and-white photo-illustrations of products; prices in US dollars; in pristine condition. Rare and stunning underground catalogue for custom-made erotic fashion, suitable for dominatrices, bondage aficianados, exotic dancers, leather and latex fetishists, and plain old attention seekers. Presumably for legal reasons, the …

  • # 18036

    AUDEN, W. H. (1907 - 1973)

    The platonic blow

    New York : the Fuck You Press, 1965. First separate edition. Quarto, printed wrappers, pp. 12. Limited to 300 copies, 10 additional deluxe editons in three variations also printed. The platonic blow, sometimes known as The gobble poem, is an gay erotic poem which graphically describes an act of oral sex between two young men. Originally composed in 1948, …