ART: BOOKS & PRINTS
AERIC books & prints

 


 
VALERIO ADAMI - Studio per Fantasia per Violino - 1993 - or. silkscreen - 27 x 28 cm - 65 euro
Small silkscreen, 27 x 28 cm, printed in a limited edition of 300 copies, all SIGNED BY VALERIO ADAMI.
This is one of a number of artist's proofs, SIGNED and numbered 50/50.

 


 
VALERIO ADAMI - Ballett - 1986 - or. lithograph - 37 x 27 cm - 110 euro
Fine lithograph, 37 x 27 cm, printed on handmade paper in a limited edition of 750 copies, all SIGNED BY VALERIO ADAMI.

 
 

 
GIANNI BERTINI - Bon Gratuit - screenprint on card - 1965 - 11 x 18 cm - 60 euro
Italian artist and visual poet Gianni Bertini’s contribution for the second part of LA LUNE EN RODAGE, 1965, a deluxe artists portfolio issued by Carl Laszlo in a limited edition of 150 (plus 65 HC) copies.
This piece of orange card shows the screenprinted text “Bon gratuit pour un dessin original à retirer chez l'artiste” and has been SIGNED BY GIANNI BERTINI in black feltpen, as issued.

 
 

 
BERNARD BUFFET - signed card - 1990 - 90 euro
Folding card, ca. 15 x 10 cm, showing a reproduction of Bernard Buffet’s 1989 painting Deux Paradisiers on the front, SIGNED BY BERNARD BUFFET “Amicalement / Bernard Buffet” in black ink on the inside.

 
 

 
A.M. CASSANDRE - Liste des Grands Vins - Paris, Établissements Nicolas [1930] - spiralbound in or. die-cut wrappers - 90 euro
Fine publication, printed by Draeger Freres; one out of a series of superbly designed brochures issued by the French wine seller firm Nicolas; and the first of a small number designed by A.M. CASSANDRE (Adolphe Mouron, 1901-1968) one of the great graphic designers of the 20th century.
A very fine copy of this early Cassandre production, in typical Art Deco style, with only minor damage to the fragile spiralbound spine.

 


 
CONSTANT & GERRIT KOUWENAAR - Totaal Witte Kamer / Chambre Totalement Blanche - with an original etching by CONSTANT - Gent, Ergo Pers, 2003 - or. wrappers and slipcase - large 4to - 1290 euro
Finely produced book: a poem in Dutch, with a translation in French, hand printed in a limited edition of only 50 copies (plus 6 H.C.), all SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND ARTIST in the colophon.
The frontispiece is an ORIGINAL COLOUR ETCHING (sheet size 36 x 27 cm, image size 14 x 18 cm) by Cobra-artist CONSTANT [Nieuwenhuys], numbered and SIGNED by the artist.
The image has also been added as an unsigned blind print.
Superb and delicate; mint in original white paper covered slipcase.
NB : This is the second collaboration between the two artists : in 1949 they created the book Goede Morgen Haan (which translates into something like Goodmorning, Rooster); one of the highlights in the field of Cobra publications.

 
 

 
(COBRA) Ed Wingen a.o. - De A van COBRA - Amsterdam, Jaski, 1998 - or. cloth with dustjacket and slipcase - 4to - 190 euro
One of 200 deluxe copies of this elaborately illustrated work on the Dutch branch of COBRA, published on occasion of the 50th birthday of the artist movement.
Deluxe copies were slipcased and contain a screenprint reproducing a 1948 lithograph by CORNEILLE, all SIGNED BY CORNEILLE.
As the print in this copy has been numbered 1/200, this is the FIRST copy from this fine edition.

 


 
(CORNEILLE) Pierre Restany - CORNEILLE - Paris/Amsterdam, Cercle d’Art/Studio Koster, 2003 - or. boards - 4to - 1st and only edition in Dutch - 85 euro
Splendid copy of this impressive work on the celebrated COBRA-artist, the most extensive monograph so far.
One of 1000 copies of the Dutch language edition.

 


 
CORNEILLE - signed and dedicated postcard - 10 x 15 cm - 65 euro
Postcard reproducing the 1957 work La Grande Terre Âpre, finely and boldly inscribed on the back in green ink by the artist: “UN HEUREUX ’64 / CORNEILLE”.

 


 
CORNEILLE - original lithograph - 1969 - 28 x 20 cm - 140 euro
Small but very uncommon lithograph by Corneille, printed in a limited edition of only 75 (?) copies, all SIGNED BY CORNEILLE.
Donkersloot's catalogue raisonné (nr. 231) depicts the print full page and states the following:
"tirage inconnu, probablement 12 ex.".
However, our copy has been clearly marked 29/75 by the artist.

 
 

 
CORNEILLE - signed silk handkerchief - ca. 1987 - 30 x 30 cm - 120 euro
Silk handkerchief, made in Italy, showing a design by CORNEILLE.
This piece has been dated (Paris Okt. '87) and SIGNED BY CORNEILLE in black feltpen.

 


 
CORNEILLE - original silkscreen - 1996 - 26 x 31 cm - 90 euro
Silkscreen printed in an unknown number of copies on handmade paper, all SIGNED BY CORNEILLE.

 


 
(CORNEILLE & HUGO CLAUS: Collaborations) De Samenwerking van HUGO CLAUS en CORNEILE - Amsterdam, JdS, 1997 - or. wrappers (design: CORNEILLE) - 15 euro
Sales catalogue compiled by Eric Schneyderberg, with descriptions (in Dutch) of all book publications for which Hugo Claus en Corneille joined forces.
There were 3 different cover designs exclusively made by Corneille (one was used, a second one has been incorporated in the artwork, a third one remained unpublished).
Ten deluxe copies were signed by author and artist: another collaboration indeed.
Publication of this catalogue resulted in the making of the wonderful silkscreen listed underneath: their last ever collaboration.

 


 
CORNEILLE & HUGO CLAUS - original silkscreen - 1997 - 63 x 47 cm - 290 euro
Colourful silkscreen, incorporating exclusive art by CORNEILLE and a 5-line poem in Dutch by fellow Cobra artist HUGO CLAUS, issued on occasion of CORNEILLE's 75th birthday.
Finely printed in a limited edition of 150 copies on a large sheet (63 x 47) heavy Arches paper, all SIGNED BY CORNEILLE and HUGO CLAUS.
Mint copy with a very low number.

 


 
HUGO CLAUS & CORNEILLE - handwritten proof text on colour xerox - 42 x 29,5 cm - 390 euro
For the purpose of the fine silkscreen listed above, HUGO CLAUS made a small number of handwritten proofs in ink on A3 colour xeroxes of the actual artwork by Corneille.
We have 2 of these signed proofs available, the image above shows a part of the earliest one.

 


 
(MARCEL DUCHAMP) Nat Finkelstein - DUCHAMP BY FINKELSTEIN - Amsterdam, AENIGMA books & prints, 2004 - or. cloth box - 4to - 1st and only edition - 890 euro
Elaborate publication, issued in a limited edition of 20 copies (plus 3 HC plus 2 AP), containing 5 original b/w photographs, 18 x 24 cm, printed in Paris under the artist's supervision, each numbered and SIGNED BY NAT FINKELSTEIN and mounted in black cardboard.
The photographs, (all but one) shot at the Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, 1966, show Andy Warhol, King of Pop Art, filming Marcel Duchamp, Godfather of Dada and Surrealism.
A striking portrait of Salvador Dali visiting Warhol's Factory is also added.
An illustrated account of this meeting was issued as part of the 5th volume of the journal Etant Donné Marcel Duchamp; a copy of this issue, signed and inscribed by Nat Finkelstein is included.
DUCHAMP BY FINKELSTEIN comes in an exclusively designed hand-crafted box, which also incudes a set of contact sheets showing ALL images of the legendary session, as well as a number of surrealistic extra's...
Concept and design: Eric Schneyderberg, published by AENIGMA (read about AENIGMA).
From the introduction:
“When I first received the e-mail from Étant Donné Marcel Duchamp requesting my cooperation with this issue, my reaction was: This is like asking me if I would cooperate with God.”- Nat Finkelstein, artist/photographer.
“When Nat Finkelstein phoned me, proposing to have a deluxe edition made of his photographs of Marcel Duchamp, my reaction was: This is like asking me if I would cooperate with the Devil.”- Eric Schneyderberg, publisher/designer.

 


 
MARCEL DUCHAMP by NAT FINKELSTEIN - original photograph 1966/2004 - 24 x 18 cm - 110 euro
Fine black white photograph showing MARCEL DUCHAMP at ease at the event Hommage à Caisse at the Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, 1966.
Printed in Paris under the artist's supervision in a limited edition of 30 copies, 25 of which were included in the publication DUCHAMP BY FINKELSTEIN (Amsterdam, Aenigma, 2004), see above.
This is one of the remaining 5 prints, SIGNED BY NAT FINKELSTEIN in black feltpen on a sticker on the back.

 


 
(MARCEL DUCHAMP) NAT FINKELSTEIN - Weird Wedding, Reminations for a cut-up poem - New York/Amsterdam 2004 - ca. 28 x 21 cm - 40 euro
Pastiche Dada poem, created by Nat Finkelstein in 2004, inspired by meeting between Marcel DUCHAMP and Andy WARHOL in 1966.
Printed by the artist on a sheet of imitation vellum in a limited edition of 30 copies, 25 of which were included in the publication DUCHAMP BY FINKELSTEIN (Amsterdam, Aenigma, 2004), see above.
All copies have been SIGNED BY NAT FINKELSTEIN in black feltpen in the right hand lower corner, the artist covered his signature with a sticker stating the text “do not remove”...

 


 
SALVADOR DALI by NAT FINKELSTEIN - original photograph 1966/2004 - 24 x 18 cm - 125 euro
Fine black white photograph showing the great SALVADOR DALI making his entrance at Andy Warhol’s Factory, New York, 1966.
Printed in Paris under the artist's supervision in a limited edition of 30 copies, 25 of which were included in the publication DUCHAMP BY FINKELSTEIN (Amsterdam, Aenigma, 2004), see above.
This is one of the remaining 5 copies, SIGNED BY NAT FINKELSTEIN in black feltpen on a sticker on the back.
He came in, unnoticed, and like a three-card-monte dealer moved to the periphery, where with pickpocket’s fingers he toyed with small objects so as to draw attention away from the more crowded couch area where the spotlight belonged[...]. He was a pro. - Nat Finkelstein.

 


 
GILBERT & GEORGE - Somerset House 1971 - Cologne, Walther König, 2002 - 12mo - 1st edition - 65 euro
Small flipbook comprising black and white photographs of the artists, published in an edition of 800 copies, all SIGNED BY GILBERT AND GEORGE in red felt tip pen.

 


 
GILBERT & GEORGE - Here and There - signed postcard - 10 x 15 cm - 45 euro
Postcard reproducing the 1989 work Here and There, SIGNED BY GILBERT AND GEORGE in black ballpoint pen.

 


 
RICHARD HAMILTON - Graphische Arbeiten 1949/1990 - Krefeld, Galerie Peerlings, 1990 - exhibition poster - 72 x 52 cm - 160 euro
Fine offsetposter on heavy paper showing some examples of David Hamilton's graphic work, the theme of this exhibition.
Finely SIGNED BY RICHARD HAMILTON in black felt tip pen underneath the image.

 


 
(KEITH HARING) Klaus Littmann - KEITH HARING, Editions on paper, 1982/1990 - Ostfildern, Hatje Cantz, 1997 - or. wrappers - 4to - 1st edition - 65 euro
Catalogue raisonne of Keith Haring's printed works, fully illustrated and with texts in English, French and German.

 


 
(KEITH HARING) Marc Gundel/Claus von der Osten - KEITH HARING, Short Messages. Posters - Munich, Prestel, 2002 - or. boards with dustjacket - 4to - 60 euro
Catalogue raisonné of Keith Haring’s posters, fully illustrated and with texts in English and German.

 


 
KEITH HARING - New York is Book Country - 1985 - signed poster in offset-lithography - ca. 65 x 50 cm - 695 euro
Cheerful poster showing a design exclusively created by Keith Haring for a New York book event.
Very fine and clean copy dated (85) and SIGNED BY KEITH HARING in black feltpen, somewhere in the middle of the image.
Gundel / Von der Osten nr. 22 (full page illustration).
N.B.: NEW YORK IS BOOK COUNTRY was an annual literary Manhattan street fair, held between 1979 and 2010. Other artists who created posters for the event were Edward Gory, Maurice Sendak, Charles M. Schulz, Art Spiegelman and many others.

 
 

 
KEITH HARING - plastic watch in or. sliding box - 1990 - 65 euro
Vintage watch, manufactured in Germany in a limited edition of 999 numbered copies, showing a design by Keith Haring.
This design was originally created for a silkscreen issued in 1989 by Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, on occasion of the fall of the Berlin wall (Gundel/vdOsten 77).
Most of these watches have the text “BRDDR” and “Open 24 hours” printed on the straps, the straps of this copy have NOT.
Unused and mint, in simple but original transparent plastic sliding box with tray.

 


 
KEITH HARING & WILLIAM BURROUGHS - announcement for Apocalypse - New York, George Mulder, 1988 - 29 x 21 cm - 30 euro
Single sheet A4 announcement for Apocalypse, a limited edition cooperation by Keith Haring and Beat author William S. Burroughs.
The front of the sheet shows a superb image of the 2 artists by Tseng Kwong Chi, text on verso.
Mint in original printed envelope.

 
 

 
(KEITH HARING) In Memoriam KEITH HARING 1958-1990 - poster - 27,5 x 42 cm - 125 euro
Small poster printed in an unknown but very limited edition as an anonymous tribute to Keith Haring, also showing a youth portrait of the artist and the quote "May from death arise a sun of another kind / And bring to blossom the flowers of your mind."
Saved from a New York subway wall where it was posted shortly after Haring's death in 1990.
In fine condition but with a vertical fold in the middle and (obviously) showing loads of dried up wallpaper glue. Highly uncommon.

 


 
KEITH HARING, JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT, YOKO ONO, ROY LICHTENSTEIN & ANDY WARHOL – Raindance – New York, Paradise Garage, 1985 – or. offset lithograph – ca. 77 x 55 cm – 1090 euro
Fine original poster advertising a benefit party and exhibition organised and curated by Keith Haring in 1985 for UNICEF’s African Emergency Relief Fund.
The poster shows an exclusively design executed by a combination of five great artists: Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Yoko Ono, Jean Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol.
Supposedly 100 copies were issued signed by all five, this copy has "only" been SIGNED BY ANDY WARHOL, vertically along the right hand side, right next to one of his umbrellas. Ref.: Gundel / Von der Osten nr. 19.
Sharp and clean condition, some residue of tape on the back due to former framing.

 


 
STEVEN HELLER/SEYMOUR CHWAST - Design and Style 4: ITALIAN FUTURISM AND ART DECO - Cohoes NY, Mohawk Papers Mills/The Pushpin Group, 1988 - or. wrappers - 4to - 50 euro
A pristine copy of an elaborately designed and sought after promotional publication for a US paper manufacterer, number 4 out of a series of 7.
Editor’s info:
Design and Style, a collaboration between Steven Heller, Seymour Chwast (Pushpin) and Mohawk Paper, was a twice yearly paper promotion that introduced the art and design of historical styles, and helped trigger [...] the graphic design history "movement." A very limited run was printed, owing to the huge expense in producing dozens of paper and printing special effects - diecuts, short sheets, gatefolds, tip-ins, debossings, pop-ups and more.

STEVEN HELLER/SEYMOUR CHWAST - Design and Style 5: DE STIJL, DUTCH DECO AND NEW TYPOGRAPHY - Cohoes NY, Mohawk Papers Mills/The Pushpin Group, 1989 - or. wrappers - 4to - 50 euro
As above, number 5 out of a series of 7.

STEVEN HELLER/SEYMOUR CHWAST - Design and Style 6: SURREALISM - Cohoes NY, Mohawk Papers Mills/The Pushpin Group, 1989 - or. wrappers - 4to - 50 euro
As above, number 6 out of a series of 7.

 


 
ARNO HINTJENS - White Ass European Cowboy - Gent, Imschoot, 1995 - or. boards - 1st edition - 145 euro
ARNO HINTJENS - White Ass European Cowboy - Gent, Imschoot, 1995 - or. boards - 145 euro
Artists' book, issued in an edition of 3000 copies, executed after a concept by Arno Hintjens, ex TC Matic frontman and chanteur extraordinaire.
This is one of 50 DELUXE copies, NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY ARNO.
For this book production a number of black vinyl records were cut in a rectangular shape and provided with replica's of existing record labels.
Underneath each label two folding photographs by Danny Willems are visible, showing Arno posing as one of his favourite recording artists.

 


 
(SHEILA HICKS) Nina Stritzler-Levine a.o. - SHEILA HICKS, Weaving as Metaphor - New Haven/London/New York, Yale University Press/Bard Graduate Center, 2006 - or. embossed and textured paper over boards, all edges roughly cut - large 8vo - 1st edition - 395 euro
First edition of this monumental work on the American pioneer fibre artist Sheila Hicks, daringly designed by Dutch designer IRMA BOOM.
The book was proclaimed “The Most Beautiful Book in the World” at the Leipzig Book Fair, 2007 and has been reprinted twice; all editions are out of print and have become highly sought after.
This is a MINT copy of the ORIGINAL edition of this celebrated and utterly vulnerable book.

 


 
(TAMARA DE LEMPICKA) Alain BLONDEL - TAMARA DE LEMPICKA, catalogue raisonne 1921/1979 - Lausanne, Acatos, 1999 - or. decorated boards with dustjacket in slipcase - large 4to - 120 euro
Unused copy of the exhaustive and fully illustrated catalogue raisonne of the celebrated painter’s work.
Neat mint copy, complete with CD-rom and in original blank cardboard slipcase.

 


 
(DAMIEN HIRST) DANNY MOYNIHAN - Boogie Woogie - London, Duck Editions, 2000 - original cloth with decorated dustjacket (design: DAMIEN HIRST) - 1st edition - 245 euro
De luxe edition of this "sharp and wickedly sexy look at the contemporary art world we've all been waiting for", issued in a limited edition of 500 numbered and signed copies.
Absolutely mint copy of this work, in a full red cloth binding with a decorated dustjacket printed after a design by DAMIEN HIRST, this dustjacket has been SIGNED BY DAMIEN HIRST on the back, as issued.

 


 
(DAMIEN HIRST) DAMIEN HIRST'S PHARMACY - London, Sotheby's, 2004 - or. wrappers - 55 euro
Mint copy of the extensive catalogue of the spectacular sale of Damien Hirst's Pharmacy in 2004, complete with the 2 sheets of stickers.

 


 
OTTMAR HÖRL - Picasso - 2002 - multiple in plastic and metal - 450 euro
Head of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) executed in plastic on a metal stand with foot, 32 cm in height, issued in various colours in a limited edition of only 25 (twenty five) copies each.
This is the version in bright yellow, offered here without the original grey mdf pedestal.
Quite an early work by the truly amazing Ottmar Hörl, the very first of an ever expanding series of sculptures of artists, authors, musicians, politicians, historical figures etc.

 


 
F. HUNDERTWASSER - Portrait of Laszlo with His Head Between His Knees - 1960/1965 - silkscreened print - 21 x 15 cm - 120 euro
Silkscreened print showing an image of Swiss-Hungarian art dealer/collector/author/publisher Carl Laszlo (1923-2013), originally a pen and brush ink drawing used for the front of the programme of one of Laszlo's plays from 1960.
This rather untypical Hundertwasser image was reproduced in actual size in silkscreen as a contribution for the second part of LA LUNE EN RODAGE, 1965, a deluxe artists portfolio issued by Carl Laszlo in a limited edition of 150 (plus 65 HC) copies.
Most copies were hand stamped with a red Japanese character stamp, this print shows two of these stamps.

 


 
ROBERT INDIANA - Love - signed postcard - 10 x 15 cm - 85 euro
1974 Postcard showing a scene incorporating the 1973 sculpture Love, SIGNED ON THE BACK BY ROBERT INDIANA in blue fountain pen.

 


 
ALLEN JONES - Kneeling Woman Wallpaper - Marburg, Marburger Tapetenfabrik J.B. Schaefer & Co, 1972 - screenprint on silver metallic paper - ca. 57 x 53 cm - 180 euro
Image based on Jones' 1970 work Kneeling Woman (reversed for this purpose), screenprinted on silver metallic paper.
Issued in 1972 as part of a roll of actual wallpaper by one of the oldest wallpaper factories in Germany (still in existence!) in the series X Art Wall Collection, other artists participating during the years were Niki de St. Phalle, Jean Tinguely, Peter Phillips, Otmar Alt, Eric Stanton, Sam Francis etc.

 


 
ALLEN JONES - Miss America - New York, Original Editions, 1965 - or. lithograph with photolithography - ca. 61 x 50 cm - 550 euro
Fine lithograph, issued in a limited edition of 200 copies, all SIGNED BY ALLEN JONES in pencil.
From the portfolio 11 Pop Artists Volume 1. Ref.: Lloyd 29.

 


 
(ALLEN JONES) Andrew Lambirth - ALLEN JONES, Works - London, Royal Academy of Arts, 2005 - or. wrappers with dustjacket - large 8vo - 30 euro
Finely designed monograph, issued as a paperback with additional stiff paper wrappers.

 


 
ALLEN JONES - Perfect Match - signed postcard - 15 x 10 cm - 110 euro
Postcard reproducing the 1966/1967 painting Perfect Match, SIGNED BY ALLEN JONES in black feltpen.

 


 
RONALD KING - Alphabeta Concertina - Guildford, Circle Press, 1984 - or. boards - small 8vo - 2nd edition - 60 euro
Double sided concertina shaped pop up book, revealing all letters of the alphabet when opened.
This the second edition (1000 copies), the first edition was published in 1983, a third revised edition was published in 2007.
Close to mint copy of this vulnerable artists’ book, still in (damaged) clear acetate box.

 


 
(JEFF KOONS) THE ASTRONAUTS play 4 songs inspired by the art of JEFF KOONS - New York, Heaven Records, 2002 - 18 cm vinyl record in or. wraparound sleeve - 60 euro
Recording by the Bielefeld surfpunk outfit The Astronauts, issued on occasion of a 2002 Jeff Koons exhibition in Bielefeld, Germany.
According to the text on the sleeve, this record is "Das Offiziele Absolut Nicht Offiziele Souvenir", issued in a limited edition of "only 43 copies".
Our copy is numbered 43, like all the other copies we have seen....

 


 
JOHN LENNON - Bag One - Amsterdam, Laurens A. Daane, 1970 - loose sheets in or. portfolio - oblong folio - 450 euro
Exclusive early Dutch issue of Lennon's (in)famous Bag One, originally a series of erotic lithographs, intended as a wedding gift for Yoko Ono.
For the full (and complicated) story we refer to other sources available, this Dutch (contemporary) issue contains the works in offset in reduced size, 51 x 37 cm.
Complete, but the vulnerable white portfolio shows some wear along the edges, a few damp stains on the back.

 


 
JOHN LENNON - Bag One - Amsterdam, P96/ Podulke, 1970 - or. wrappers - square small 8vo - 60 euro
A small and rather rare booklet; the catalogue for an exhibition of Lennon's Bag One series in Amsterdam, February 1970.
All images are reproduced in heavily reduced size.

 


 
JOHN LENNON - LOVE, JOHN LENNON: handwritten text and original drawing on cardboard - New York, 1978 - 15 x 12 cm - 2400 euro
Piece of roughly cut beige cardboard, 15 x 12 cm, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The scrap shows the handwritten text LOVE, JOHN LENNON 78 plus an original self caricature.
PROVENANCE:
In 1978 John Lennon visited Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio in Soho, New York.
Lennon was there to supervise the final printing of YOKO ONO AS MONA LISA, an exclusive silkscreen he created as a present for his wife Yoko Ono; a work not commonly known, as there were just a handful of copies made.
While waiting for the results, Lennon killed time by making silly texts, doodles and drawings on any material on hand, like scraps of cardboard, paper bags, and even a couple of porcelain plates.
Only a few people were present at that moment (Andy Warhol stopped by to say hello and stayed for ten minutes).
A number of other pieces made during this session were sold at succesful auctions in Tokyo (Bonham's, 1997) and London (Christie's, 2000 and 2002), further details on request.

 


 
JOHN LENNON - LISTEN TO THIS PLATE: handwritten text and drawing on a ceramic plate - New York, 1978 - 21 cm diameter - [SOLD]
Plain white ceramic plate EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The handwritten text on the upper rim reads LISTEN TO THIS PLATE (a reference to the 1974 Walls and Bridges publicity campaign), the middle of the plate has been signed JOHN LENNON 78 and also shows an original self caricature.
Provenance: Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, November 1978; see our first Lennon item for further details.
NB: There were two similar plates in the collection: PLATE LOVE and FOOD FOR THE PEOPLE; both were sold at Christie’s London in April 2000.

 


 
JOHN LENNON - LOVE FROM JOHN LENNON: handwritten text and original drawing on paper - New York, 1978 - 12 x 21 cm - 2800 euro
Piece of white paper, 12 x 21 cm, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The ex-Beatle wrote LOVE FROM JOHN LENNON and added an original self caricature, finishing with SOHO 78.
Great item, with a reference to where this piece was actually made.
Provenance: Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, November 1978; see the first of the Lennon items on this page for further details.

 


 
JOHN LENNON - JOHN DOE: handwritten text and "art work" on cardboard - New York, 1978 - 28 x 21 cm - 2900 euro
Piece of beige cardboard, 28 x 21 cm, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The sheet shows an exclusive work of art: a "portrait" of John Doe (!) signed JOHN LENNON 78.
A wonderful item and a fine example of Lennon's wit and genius (some fading along the edges).
Provenance: Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, November 1978; see the first of the Lennon items on this page for further details.

 


 
JOHN LENNON - original autograph and drawing on envelope - New York, 1978 - 9,5 x 17 cm - 1950 euro
Small semi transparent envelope, ca. 9,5 x 17 cm, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The envelope (torn open on the left hand side but otherwise in great condition) shows Lennon’s ORIGINAL SIGNATURE dated 78 plus an original self caricature.
Provenance: Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, November 1978; see the first of the Lennon items on this page for further details.

 


 
JOHN LENNON - APPLE XMAS NYC: handwritten text on silkscreened board - New York, 1978 - ca. 12,5 x 15 cm - 3400 euro
Piece of museum board, ca. 12,5 x 15 cm, silkscreened in salmon pink, with traces of green and purple ink, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The sheet shows the text APPLE XMAS NYC and has been signed JOHN LENNON 78.
A superb and colourful piece with reference to three interesting Lennon topics.
Provenance: Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, November 1978; see the first of the Lennon items on this page for further details.

 


 
JOHN LENNON - WANTED: handwritten text and 2 original drawings on cardboard mount - New York, 1978 - 40 x 50 cm - 3250 euro
Large off white cardboard mount, 40 x 50 cm, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The mount shows the handwritten text WANTED plus 2 small original drawings: a self caricature and a caricature of Yoko Ono.
This fine piece has been boldly signed JOHN LENNON 78.
A wonderful item which can be framed with any photograph or even a mirror...
Provenance: Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, November 1978; see the first of the Lennon items on this page for further details.

 


 
ROY LICHTENSTEIN - Preparedness - signed postcard - 10 x 15 cm - 450 euro
Postcard reproducing the 1968 painting Preparedness.
This fine card has been delicately SIGNED BY ROY LICHTENSTEIN in black felt-tip pen in the blank space underneath the image.

 


 
ROY LICHTENSTEIN - exhibition catalogue - Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 1967 - or. wrappers - large 8vo - 45 euro
Fine early catalogue issued on occasion of an exhibition, printed on white and pink paper, with a gatefold.
Most copies of this vulnerable catalogue tend to fall apart; this copy is in great condition.

 


 
LUCEBERT - original drawing in ink - 1990 - 27 x 21 cm - 390 euro
Fine drawing in ink by COBRA-related author/artist Lucebert (L.J. Swaanswijk, 1924-1994), signed 90 III 7 / LUCEBERT.
This drawing - a typical one from the period - was made on the LOUSIEST paper imaginable, the two upper corners tipped on a sheet of black paper.

 


 
NIEUWE REALISTEN /NEW REALISTS / NUOVO REALISMO - Den Haag, Gemeentemuseum, 1964 - or. self-wrappers - folio - 1st edition - 60 euro
Catalogue for this early and highly important exhibition, issued as a newspaper (ca. 40 x 56 cm), on paper of likewise quality.
This vulnerable catalogue contains texts in Dutch and many black and white reproductions of works by New Realists and Pop Artists like Arman, Blake, Christo, Duchamp, Hamilton, Hockney, Indiana, Johns, Klein, Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, Paolozzi, Rauschenberg, Rotella, Spoerri, Tinguely, Warhol etc.
Fine copy with the obvious discolouring and traces of former folding.
Added is the rare 4-page ANNOUNCEMENT, printed in red and black on purple paper.

 


 
CLAES OLDENBURG - Store Days - New York, Something Else Press, 1967 - with photographs by Robert R. McElroy - or. cloth with decorated dustjacket - 4to - 1st edition - 125 euro
A selection (by the artist and Emmett Williams) of texts, graphic materials and photographs by Robert R. McElroy from the period 1961-1962.
A very fine copy with unclipped dustjacket, complete with the rare The Store BUSINESS CARD in a glassine envelop affixed to the first fly leaf, as issued.

 


 
YOKO ONO - Grapefruit, introduction by JOHN LENNON - London, Sphere Books, 1971 - or. wrappers - square small 8vo - 1st paperback edition - 1800 euro
First paperback edition of the revised and expanded version of Yoko Ono's Grapefruit, a Book of Instructions, which was first published in Japan, 1964, in a limited edition of 500 copies.
This revised edition, first issued in 1970, contains a short but very appropriate introduction by John Lennon.
This copy SIGNED BY YOKO ONO and JOHN LENNON in blue and black felt tip pen on the first blank page.
These signatures were obtained during a short and hectic signing session at the Selfridge's department store, Oxford Street, London, July 14, 1971.<

 


 
PETER PHILLIPS - lithographed poster for the 1972 Olympic Games - Munich, Editions Olympia, 1971 - 105 x 70 cm - 190 euro
Fine lithograph, printed by Atelier Mathieu, Zürich on Rives BFK in a limited edition of only 200 copies, all NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY PETER PHILLIPS in pencil.
This is one out of a series of 28 art posters specially created for the 1972 Olympic Games. Artist (28!) involved in this project were Adami, Albers, Chillida, Hockney, Hundertwasser, Jones, Kitaj, Poliakoff, Vasarely, Wesselmann and others.
These posters were printed in various qualities and editions, this is the rare, larger sized SIGNED DELUXE version, with parts of the image superbly embossed.

 


 
SIGMAR POLKE - Kekse - signed postcard - 10 x 15 cm - 60 euro
Postcard reproducing the 1964 painting Kekse, SIGNED BY SIGMAR POLKE in black sharpie.

SIGMAR POLKE - Reiherbild II - signed postcard - 10 x 15 cm - 50 euro
Postcard reproducing the 1968 painting Reiherbild II, (vaguely) SIGNED BY SIGMAR POLKE in black sharpie.

 


 
MEL RAMOS - Miss Grape Festival - 2001 - signed winelabel - 21 x 15 cm - 90 euro
Self-adhesive wine label, showing an image based on the 1964 painting Miss Grape Festival, issued in an edition of 2001 numbered copies, all SIGNED BY MEL RAMOS in pencil.

 


 
(R.N. ROLAND HOLST) DE ARCHITECT - Amsterdam, Architectura et Amicitia [1912?] - or. lithographed wrappers (R.N. ROLAND HOLST) - folio - 160 euro
Issue of the deluxe Dutch periodical, entirely devoted to the American Hotel in Amsterdam, with plates and short texts by W. Kromhout, one of the hotel’s architects.
The most important feature are the wrappers, which were printed in lithography after a striking design by R.N. ROLAND HOLST, one of the great artists from the Dutch Art Nouveau period.
Rare and in exceptionally fine condition.

 


 
(SALON DE PARIS) Armand Dayot - LE SALON DE 1890, cent planches en photogravure et a l’eau-forte par GOUPIL & Cie - Paris, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, 1890 - gilt full morocco (ZAEHNSDORF) - folio - 390 euro
Superbly printed work comprising monochrome reproductions in photogravure of 100 works of art which were exposed during the famous Paris Salon of 1890, with extensive comments by art critic Armand Dayot.
Artists include Jean BERAUD, Giovanni BOLDINI, Emile FRIANT, Jean-Leon GEROME, Leon Augustin LHERMITTE, Pierre PUVIS DE CHAVANNES, Georges ROCHEGROSSE and many others of lesser fame.
Out of the 616 deluxe copies printed for the CIRCLE DE LA LIBRAIRIE, this is one of only 16 (sixteen) copies on Japanese paper and one of only 12 (twelve) with a “suite complementaire de 24 epreuves sur Japon, avant lettre”.
This copy comes in a sturdy morocco binding masterfully executed in the early 20th century by the celebrated London based bookbinding firm ZAEHNSDORf: full blue calf, sparsely but tastefully gilt, the suite has been placed in a morroco-edged compartment skilfully incorporated in the back of the binding.
Curiously enough the spine reads “Salon de 1891”, which is a pity, as is the 2cm tear in the upper joint of the binding.

 


 
DAVID TIBET - Calling for Vanished Faces - original pastel drawing - ca. 42 x 29 cm - 1250 euro
Original pastel drawing on black paper: the ORIGINAL DESIGN used for the cover of CALLING FOR VANISHED FACES, a 1999 compilation album by Current 93, the Apocalyptic Folk Outfit founded by Tibet in 1984.
The sheet has been titled and signed by David Tibet in golden ink on the upper right hand corner.
We add a copy of the CD, the album was never issued on vinyl.
A wonderful piece of outsider art.

 


 
DAVID TIBET - Ape or Monkey - original pastel drawing - 1993 - ca. 29 x 21 cm - 390 euro
Original pastel drawing by David Tibet, founder of Apocalytic Folk Outfit Current 93, executed on a sheet of black paper.
This piece has been titled, dated and signed in red ink, on a sticker pasted on the back.

DAVID TIBET - Satan - original pastel drawing - 1993 - ca. 29 x 21 cm - 350 euro
Original pastel drawing by David Tibet, founder of Apocalytic Folk Outfit Current 93, executed on a sheet of black paper.
This piece, titled on the front, is unsigned but it's David Tibet all over.

 


 
DAVID TIBET - Chewing On Shadows / Larkspur And Lazarus - set of signed reproductions - ca. 39 x 50 cm - 190 euro
Set of 2 sheets printed in a limited edition of 100 copies on heavy paper, reproducing the front and the back of the cover of SOFT BLACK STARS, an album with recordings by David Tibet’s CURRENT 93 issued in 1998.
The prints, published ca. 2000 by Tibet’s publishing company Durtro, have been FULLY TITLED, NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY DAVID TIBET in white ink in the black margins.

 


 
ROSEMARIE TROCKEL – Löffel + Mirabelle – Stuttgart, Oktagon Verlag, 1995 – or. boards – square large 8vo – 65 euro
Aritsts’ book, issued on occasion of an exhibition in a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, all SIGNED BY ROSEMARIE TROCKEL.

 


 
(BEN VAUTIER) BEN, POUR ou CONTRE, un Rétrospective - Marseille, MAC, 1995 - or. wrappers - 4to - 45 euros
Fine and extensive work on the artist, published on occasion of an exhibition.

 


 
BEN VAUTIER - original poster: ART TOTAL - [undated, but ca. 1964] - 42 x 34 cm - 95 euro
Fine origina small poster, designed and published by Fluxus artist Ben Vautier, ca. 1964.
The white coated paper sheet has been folded twice, vertically and horizontally.
A rare piece of original Fluxus art, in fine condition but with some damage in the upper part of the vertical fold.

 


 
BEN VAUTIER - FluxPostCard: The Postman’s Choice/Le Choix du Facteur - New York 1967 - 14 x 8,5 cm - 55 euro
Typically Ben: a postcard with room for an address on BOTH sides…
Originally self-published by Ben Vautier in 1965, this early reissue was published in 1967 by Fluxus Editions, New York.

 


 
(BEN VAUTIER a.o.) FLUXUS ANTHOLOGY, Volume 1 - Den Bosch NL, Slowscan, 2004 - two 30 cm vinyl records in or. gatefold sleeve - 45 euro
Double album in finely decorated gatefold sleeve, issued in a limited edition of only 350 copies, with recordings by Ben Vautier, Emmett Williams, Ray Johnson; Dick Higgins, Robert Watts, Al Hansen, Mieko Shiomi, Carolee Schneemann, George Maciunas and other.
Very fine copy.

 


 
JACK VETTRIANO - Lovers and Other Strangers - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2000 - or. gilt calf-backed silk-covered boards in slipcase - 4to - 450 euro
Originally a Pavillion trade edition; 250 copies (with adjusted title page) were finely bound in half calf, boards pasted over with red silk.
These copies, all SIGNED BY JACK VETTRIANO, are housed in a silkscreened cardboard slipcase.

 


 

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(VARIOUS ARTISTS) ART OF THE SIXTIES /KUNST DER SECHZIGER JAHRE: Der Sammlung Ludwig - Cologne, Wallraf / Richartz Museum, 1971 - original embossed plastic cover with perspex spine (design: Wolf Vostell) - 4to - 5th edition - 195 euro
The fifth, last, and most extensive edition of the sumptuously designed catalogue of the famous Ludwig collection, with many colour illustrations mounted on brown stock, photographs printed on accetate sheets, preliminaries on styrofoam sheets, all done after a design by Wolf Vostell.
Artists included are Arman, Peter Blake, Allen Jones, Elsworth Kelly, Yves Klein, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, etc. etc.
A mint copy of this classic Pop Art book/object.

 


 
(VARIOUS ARTISTS) Christoph Grunenberg - SUMMER OF LOVE: ART OF THE PSYCHEDELIC ERA - London, Tate Publishing, 2005 - or. wrappers - 4to - 60 euro
Very fine copy of the English edition this “first definitive guide to the Art of the Psychedelic era”, published on ocaccsion of a touring exhibition which began at Tate Liverpool and then travelled to the USA, Gemany and Austria.
The German language edition is widely available, the UK edition is difficult to find.

 


 

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