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
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
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
n.p.:n.p., . The photo shows the outside of the Cafe Bizarre at night with its "spooky" decorations around the door and the huge "Rick Allmen's Cafe Bizzare" banner hanging out front as people walk by on an evening in the Village. The Cafe Bizarre was one of the most conspicuous... Item #SKB-16302
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
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
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
[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
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
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
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
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
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