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, 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.
[SF]: Communication Company, . 4to. Broadside. First edition. 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... Item #SKB-4825
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
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
BASQUIAT, Jean Michel.
Rome: Galleria Diacono, 1982. 8vo. Single sheet of tan, wove card stock printed in red letterpress, folded to make four pages. The very first catalog, and the first monograph, published on the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, featuring an extensive text by Mario Diacono. The exhibition displayed a single major work... Item #SKB-14994
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
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
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
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
BERG, Peter & BULLINGTON, Bryden.
n.p.: Privately published, 1969. A beautifully designed poster by Peter Berg, of the Diggers and San Francisco Mime Troupe, that he published and distributed himself in 1969. The poster prints poetic manifestos regarding the Pacific Northwest and salmon fishing, reflecting some of the bioregional concerns that inform Gary Snyder's work... Item #SKB-16483
[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
BERMAN, Wallace & LAMANTIA, Philip.
[SF]: Auerhahn Press, 1959. Pamphlet. First edition. Texts advocating the legalization of drugs by Lamantia and Artaud. Cover photographs by Wallace Berman of Lamantia injecting a syringe into his arm. One of Berman's earliest book covers (if not the first). A fine, fresh copy without the usual soiling and discoloration... Item #SKB-16160
BERMAN, Wallace & WIENERS, John.
Original photograph (vintage print) of John Wieners by Wallace Berman used on the back cover of Dave Haselwood's 1965 publication of Wiener's The Hotel Wentley Poems.
n.p.:n.p., . A head-shot of a turtle-necked young Wieners that the Auerhahn bibliography describes as "a linen weave line screen" photograph---titled in the lower left by Berman "John W. 1959." On the verso in an unknown hand (probably Haslewood's): "Photograph 1959 by Wallace Berman." Included is a copy of the... Item #SKB-14632
BERMAN, Wallace, COLLINS, Jess, & HERMS, George.
LA: L.A. Louver, 1992. Exhibition announcement (a single sheet folded in thirds) for a show featuring the works of Wallace Berman, Jess Collins, and George Herms, illustrated in color with one work by each. Sheet laid in for a reading and film screening at Beyond Baroque in conjunction with the... Item #SKB-14823
BERMAN, Wallace, DUNCAN, Michael; & McKENNA, Kristine.
[NY & Santa Monica]: D.A.P. & Santa Monica Museum of Art, . 4to. Hardbound in photo-illustrated boards. First edition. The definitive work on Berman and his influence on the LA art scene of the '50s and '60s. Profusely illustrated in color throughout. Very fine (minute tap to one corner)... Item #SKB-16060