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, . 4to. Broadside. First edition. Self-deprecating sentiment intended to warn the hippie community of the danger of looking for leaders. The Communication Company and the Diggers were very influential in the Haight-Ashbury scene while often being critical of it. Three-hole-punch to left edge as issued, else very... Item #SKB-9294
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: Shobunsha, 2000. 8vo. Hardbound in dust jacket with wrap-around band. First edition, deluxe issue. One of 500 copies with an original, signed Polaroid color print of one of the images from the book. The print is enclosed in a mylar sleeve that is mounted to a board with a.... Item #SKB-13518
[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
n.p.:n.p., . Very realistic, colorful note created by Banksy with a portrait of Princess Diana on the front and the motto: "I Promise to Pay the Bearer on Demand the Ultimate Price." The back features Darwin's image and the statement: "Trust No One." These were handed out at the preview... Item #SKB-13446
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
n.p.: the Artist, 1967. The drawing, executed in colored pencils, shows a hand squeezing a homemade, liquid-filled syringe with drops coming from the needle. Surrounding the syringe in psychedelic lettering are the words "Speed Kills." The piece is "by Barton" and dated 1967. A very early reflection of the "speed... Item #SKB-16440
BASQUIAT, Jean Michel.
Invitation card for Basquiat's first one-man exhibition in the United States at Annina Nosei Gallery.
NY: Annina Nosei Gallery, 1982. The card reproduces Basquiat's "Arroz Con Pollo." This breakthrough show was an enormous success that ignited Basquiat's career. Fine. Rare. Item #SKB-16446
BASQUIAT, Jean Michel.
[Zurich & NY]: Edition Bischofberger, . Square 4to. Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. One of 1000 numbered copies signed by Basquiat. Illustrated in color including one fold-out plate. Published on the occasion of an exhibition. Very fine. Item #SKB-14025
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
n.p.:n.p., . Handbill for an alternative group show featuring "Art, Politics, Performance & Film." 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 York art world of the early... Item #SKB-16192
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
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
n.p.:n.p., . Features a unicorn pulling a snail whose shell is a castle. Signed by Beck and dated 1982. Small soiled spot, else near fine (10.5" x 13"). Item #SKB-13124
BERELLA, Bern, LEVIN, Marshall; & FLORA, James.
n.p.: n.p., 1969. 4to. Softbound. First edition. Scathing criticism of Nixon and his policies. One of the authors, James Flora, was co-founder of The Little Man Press with Robert Lowry. Trivial soiling to covers, near fine. Item #SKB-16038
[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 & 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