ALDRICH, Michael (ed.).
n.p.:n.p., . This issue is dedicated to the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Memorial Library, with an illustration of Ludlow on the cover. Articles on the bust of The Living Theatre, John Sinclair, and cannabis related issues. Illustrated with photographs and graphics. Fine. Item #SKB-979
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
NY: Cafe Bizarre, ca. 1959. The cigarette holder prints the word "Bizarre" in the same spooky stylized lettering used on the cover of the LP that was recorded there, along with their catch phrase "Where the Beat Meet the Elite." The Cafe Bizarre, founded in 1957, was one of the... Item #SKB-15650
ALPERT, Richard & COHEN, Sidney.
[NY: New American Library, 1966]. 4to. Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Sympathetic overview of the LSD controversy, with excellent photographs by Lawrence Schiller documenting various stages of the LSD experience. Inscribed by Lawrence Schiller. Fine in near fine dust jacket with a couple of short tears and a small... Item #SKB-13944
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: 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
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
n.p.:n.p., . Globular abstract shapes in green printed against a tan background. Issued in the French art magazine XXe Siecle No. 4, Christmas 1938, but here offered separately. Fine in its original state with the edges untrimmed and the publisher's staple holes to left edge (12.5" x 9.75"). Item #SKB-14848
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
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
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.
[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
Rotterdam: Galerie Delta, 1982. Square 8vo. Pamphlet. First edition. Exhibition catalog for one of Basquiat's earliest shows, and the first show for which there was a catalog. This catalog features 5 color plates, a photo of Basquiat, and a biographical text in Dutch by Hans Sonnenberg. Very fine. Among the... Item #SKB-13982
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
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