ABBOTT, Keith & BRAUTIGAN, Richard.
Santa Barbara: Capra Press, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Signed by the author. Fine in moderately spine-faded dust jacket with a short tear to top of front panel. Item #SKB-9142
ALLMAN, Rick & PHILLIPS, Stevenson.
Greenwich Village's Cafe Bizarre Presents Assorted Madness: Beat Generation Poetry Beat Erotica by the Beat & the UnBeat.
n.p.: Musitron, 1959. LP record. Poetry, bongo playing, folk singing, and Beat sermonizing by "Rafio the Mad Monk," "Ringo Angel," "Seven Beat Sulks," "Ellie Girl," and others, recorded live at the Cafe Bizzare. The Cafe Bizarre, founded in 1957, was one of the most conspicuous and sensational clubs to capitalize... Item #SKB-12915
NY: Cafe Bizarre, ca. 1959. The card prints (in white against a black background) the word "Bizarre" in the same spooky stylized lettering used on all their promotional material. Also prints the phone numbers and name of Rick Allmen who started the club in 1957. The Cafe Bizarre was one... Item #SKB-15652
ANDERSON, Chester & GROGAN, Emmett.
[SF]: Communication Company, . 4to. Broadside. First edition. The Diggers request help from the hip community to bring their "hotel" up to code asking: "Please help. It will be free to all when it's done." They go on to explain their intentions to "have an all night center, sack out... Item #SKB-15440
ANDERSON, Chester & GROGAN, Emmett.
[SF: Communication Company, 1967]. 4to. Broadside. First edition. Prints an anonymous poetic statement (in full): "If I am doing it at all, its for love not for oil. I love crusaders! Whoes got the grail! If its full of oil there's a better one made its new and its theory... Item #SKB-16462
ANDERSON, Chester, GROGAN, Emmett; & BRAUTIGAN, Richard.
Handbill featuring an illustration by David Hodges of a multicolor circus wagon announcing The Invisible Circus.
[SF: Communication Company, 1967]. Scheduled to take place at the Glide Memorial Church the Invisible Circus was billed as "a 72-hour environmental community Happening" presented by the Diggers who wanted it to be the best party the Haight had seen. The Communication Company's gestetner machines were lugged to the church... Item #SKB-4826
n.p.: n.p., n.d. [ca. 1970's]. Oblong 16mo. Softbound. First edition. Scarce photographic "study" with unintentionally humorous text featuring accounts of people's experiences with this lifestyle. Retro '70s vibe and tame by current standards. A difficult title. A couple of small cracks to spine but binding solid, else near fine... Item #SKB-15878
[Tokyo: Rat Hole, 2006]. Square 8vo. Softbound, issued in dust jacket. First edition, deluxe issue. One of 67 copies with an original matted photograph framed in plexiglass and signed in full by Araki on the verso. Compelling b&w portraits of female nudes---the print included here is one of the photos... Item #SKB-13891
NY: William Drenttel, 1992. Hardbound in cloth and marbled paper-covered boards. First edition. One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author (of a total edition of 450). A handsome production on Zerkall mouldmade paper. As new. Item #SKB-2286
[Barrytown, NY]: Station Hill, . Pamphlet (no hardbound issued). First edition. Signed by Auster. Poems. Thin indentation to front cover (barely perceptible), else fine. Item #SKB-2053
BAIRD, Jones, BASQUIAT, Jean-Michel, HARING, Keith; & WARHOL, Andy.
NY: the Baja, 1988. Nachtklub Art was an exhibition at the Baja featuring works by Julian Schnabel, Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Kenny Scharf, and Scott Johnston (owner of the Baja). The show was curated by Baird Jones, a well known presence in the Downtown art scene of... Item #SKB-16253
NY: JMc & GHB editions, 2007. Hardbound in cloth-covered boards. First edition. One of 50 numbered copies signed by Barney. Profusely illustrated throughout. As new in publisher's slipcase (barely perceptible tiny blemish to slipcase). A handsome production. Item #SKB-13850
England: Columbia Graphophone, 1960. LP record. The soundtrack for this exploitation film about the British youth rebellion of the '50s starring pop idol Adam Faith and Gillian Hills. The film was later released in America as "Wild for Kicks." This was John Barry's first soundtrack, and it was the first... Item #SKB-16441
NY: Anne Plumb Gallery, 1987. Organized by Steven Harvey, the show ran from Dec. 19th, 1987 to Jan. 23rd, 1988 and included work by Basquiat, Kounellis, Broodthaers, Nauman and Byars. Printed in black on gray stock. Stamped and sent through the mail. Near fine. Item #SKB-16221
NY: Privately published, 1980. 4to. Handbill for an alternative group show featuring "Art, Films, Store, Some Fashion, Politics and More." The "exhibition documented the convergence of punk/no wave, wild style, conceptual street work, radical feminism, gay liberation and the burgeoning neo-expressionism that would set the agenda for the dynamic New... Item #SKB-14996
Nagoya: Akira Ikeda Gallery, 1984. 4to. Catalog from this group show including Basquiat, Francesco Clemente, Julian Schnabel, and others. This copy is inscribed by Basquiat: "For / GI ANNI / W/NYC" then it's signed by Basquiat who has also drawn a box around his printed name and the title of... Item #SKB-15631
NY: Privately published, 1980. Silkscreened poster with spray-painted day-glo green color added by the artists involved in the show---each copy is different. Features a dynamic graphic design by Jane Dickson showing a pair of hands poised over three playing cards for a game of Three-card Monte. The Times Square Show... Item #SKB-15882
Sante Fe, NM: Arena Editions, 1999. Small 4to. Hardbound in leatherette-covered boards with a photographic plate affixed to the front cover. First edition. A nicely produced book. Very fine. Item #SKB-6737
Koln: Taschen, 2008. 4to. Hardbound in cloth-covered boards. First edition. One of a small number of signed sets that Peter has embellished by tipping-in original photographs, a small stone, adding his hand and foot prints, paint smears, and various annotations. A wonderful production reproducing Beard's exuberant and intricate scrapbook pages... Item #SKB-15256
Berkeley: Gobroke Press, . Pamphlet. First edition. Highly-political cartoon art by Beck who was the father of underground comix, preceding Crumb, et al. An important precursor to the comix scene that exploded just a short time later. Faint foxing to first blank page, very near fine. Item #SKB-3064
Rotterdam: Cold Turkey Press, . 4to. Softbound (only issued softbound). First edition. Limited to 250 numbered copies. Beiles, a heroin addict, was a key figure of the European Beat scene who along with Burroughs and Gysin is credited for developing the cut-up technique of composition. Features poems and plays in... Item #SKB-15984
[NY: Fuck You Press, 1964]. 4to. Mimeographed sheets, stapled at the edge. First edition. The author's first book, a report from the 1963 Vancouver Poetry Seminar at the University of British Columbia where Ginsberg, Olson, Whalen, Duncan, and others were participants. Fine. Item #SKB-3641
BERMAN, Wallace & DYLAN, Bob.
n.p.: Privately published, 1965. One of the images is of Bob Dylan. Nonsense text printed at the bottom. Printed in black on yellow stock. Support the Revolution, p. 172. Fine (21" x 17"). Item #SKB-12529
BERMAN, Wallace & HEINECKEN, Robert.
Pasadena: Armory Center for the Arts, 2011. Nicely designed catalog and 38 unbound plates (some in color) reproducing works by these artists enclosed in a cardboard box with printed label. First edition. Published on the occasion of an exhibition exploring the work of these two influential Southern California artists. As... Item #SKB-15741
BERMAN, Wallace & KUGELBERG, Johan.
NY: Boo-Hooray, 2013. 4to. Softbound (only issued softbound). First edition, deluxe issue with additional material in a pocket in the back. Limited to 300 copies. Reproduces the entire contents of each issue of Semina. Includes a booklet printing essays by Shirley and Tosh Berman, Johan Kugelberg and others. Enclosed in... Item #SKB-15890