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. Pamphlet. 8pp. Cover illustration of a demented person exemplifies the "bizarre" concept of this cafe, with a charming map of Greenwich Village bohemian hot spots on the back cover, and more illustrations inside. One of the most popular and sensational clubs to capitalize on the... Item #SKB-16454
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
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
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
[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
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
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
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
[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 & PARKER, Charlie.
n.p.: Dial Records, 1948. Three-record set of 78rpm records by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and others enclosed in a gatefold jacket. The cover features a splendid illustration by Wallace Berman, very likely his first published work (Support the Revolution p. 175). Small abrasion to cover not affecting the design, modest... Item #SKB-10788
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
n.p.:n.p., . Features a collage element of a man in a black shirt with a collaged dialog balloon with surreal content over his head above which Berrigan has written: "Tom 'Aql." At the bottom Berrigan has signed "Ted Berrigan '82 / 9 Apr. 82." Done for Berrigan's good friend and... Item #SKB-15474