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
AMRAM, David & KEROUAC, Jack.
NY: Macmillan, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Includes reminiscences about Kerouac (with whom he worked on Pull My Daisy) and many others. Illustrated with photographs. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket. Item #SKB-14278
ANDERSON, Chester & KAMSTRA, Jerry.
n.p.: n.p., n.d. [ca. 1960]. Pamphlet. First edition. Introduction by Anderson on "pornography, humor, and the nature of censorship." Limericks by Anderson illustrated with drawing by Jerry Kamstra here appearing under the pseudonyms "Pablo Kamstra," and "Shem the Penman." Anderson went on to head the Communication Company in the Haight-Ashbury... Item #SKB-14660
NY: Phoenix Bookshop, 1979. Pamphlet. First edition. One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author (of a total edition of 126). Published as No. 20 in the Phoenix Bookshop Oblong Octavo Series. Fine. Item #SKB-2926
New Brunswick, NJ: Unity & Struggle Productions, 2001. Pamphlet. First edition. Signed by the author. Fine. Item #SKB-8686
Candia, NH: John LeBow, 2003. Pamphlet. First edition. Cover illustration of John Coltrane by the author. One of 200 numbered copies signed by Baraka. Published as No. 1 in the Razor Series. Very fine. Item #SKB-10715
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.: Maya Quarto, 1970. 4to. Pamphlet. First edition. Title page illustration by Michael Myers. One of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Published as No. 11 in the Maya Quartos series. Designed and printed by Clifford Burke at the Cranium Press. Fine. Item #SKB-15903
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
n.p.: Maya Quarto, 1969. 4to. Pamphlet. First edition. One of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Published as No. 2 in the Maya Quartos series. Designed and printed by Clifford Burke at the Cranium Press. Touch of fading to spine, else fine. Item #SKB-15910
[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.
Untitled offset poster (a.k.a. Retard Para) featuring four variant images of a hand holding a transistor radio with nonsense text at the bottom.
n.p.: Privately published, 1965. Among the images is one of Bob Dylan. 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 & HERMS, George.
LA: Timothea Stewart Gallery, 1977. Large folio sheet folded to make four pages. Prints a long text by George Herms, a chronology of Berman exhibitions, a poem by Herman Hesse, and more. The first major Berman exhibition after his death a year earlier. Very fine. Item #SKB-4148
BERMAN, Wallace & HERMS, George.
SF: Batman Gallery, 1961. Poster announcing Herms 1961 show at the Batman Gallery. Features a photograph by Berman of Herms standing next to one of his assemblages (Support the Revolution, p. 176). Printed in red and black on thin beige stock. A scarce early item from the West Coast Assemblage... Item #SKB-14957
BERMAN, Wallace & KUGELBERG, Johan.
NY: Boo-Hooray, 2013. 4to. Softbound (only issued softbound). First edition, deluxe issue with additional material in a pocket in the back. Limited to 300 copies. Reproduces the entire contents of each issue of Semina. Includes a booklet printing essays by Shirley and Tosh Berman, Johan Kugelberg and others. Enclosed in... Item #SKB-15890
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 & 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 & 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
BERMAN, Wallace, RUPPERSBERG, Allan; & GOLDSMITH, Kenneth.
Poster for an exhibition of works by Wallace Berman, Allan Ruppersberg, and Kenneth Goldsmith at Gorney Bravin + Lee in NYC, 1999.
NY: Privately published, 1999. Striking poster with interesting graphics reproducing a work by each artist. Printed in red and black on newsprint stock. Two small closed tears to bottom edge (the longer one is 1.5") else fine (31.5" x 22.5"). Item #SKB-16312
SF: 871 Fine Arts, 2005. Postcard printing a color photograph of a work by Wallace Berman, a rock-with-chain mounted on a pedestal with Hebrew text. Stamped and sent through the mail. Couple of minute soiled spots, else fine. Item #SKB-16391