[Zabriskie Gallery]. COLLAGE IN AMERICA: December 18th thru [sic] January 4th, 1958 [Exhibition Poster]. New York: Zabriskie Gallery, [1957]. 14” x 9.75” approx. posted printed recto only green on white. Folded twice, in quarters - likely as issued. A couple of clean tears at folds. Very good.
Poster for the ground-breaking exhibition COLLAGE IN AMERICA, which included early work from Ray Johnson, Robert Rauschenberg, Allen Kaprow, and Jasper Johns — only his third exhibition overall and predating his 1958 Castelli solo debut. COLLAGE featured what (according to Virginia Zabriski) “…may have been the first time Johns ever showed one of his flag pieces. I remember the price was $300 and nobody bought it, including me” (ZABRISKIE: Fifty Years p. 15). A prescient exhibition Zabriskie herself frequently mentioned as her favorite and one that helped distill many of the most important artistic developments of the coming 1960s: from Happenings and performance art (Kaprow & Beck) to mail art (Johnson) and pop (Johns & Rauschenberg). Other artists included in the show include: Arthur Dove, Alfred Leslie, Franz Kline, Vincent Longo, Lee Krasner, and Robert Motherwell, among many others. A striking promotional poster for a influential event. [See reproduction in ZABRISKIE: Fifty Years p. 87].
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From our new catalogue (pdf): Artists’ Publications (On An Artists Budget).

[Zabriskie Gallery]. COLLAGE IN AMERICA: December 18th thru [sic] January 4th, 1958 [Exhibition Poster]. New York: Zabriskie Gallery, [1957]. 14” x 9.75” approx. posted printed recto only green on white. Folded twice, in quarters - likely as issued. A couple of clean tears at folds. Very good.

Poster for the ground-breaking exhibition COLLAGE IN AMERICA, which included early work from Ray Johnson, Robert Rauschenberg, Allen Kaprow, and Jasper Johns — only his third exhibition overall and predating his 1958 Castelli solo debut. COLLAGE featured what (according to Virginia Zabriski) “…may have been the first time Johns ever showed one of his flag pieces. I remember the price was $300 and nobody bought it, including me” (ZABRISKIE: Fifty Years p. 15). A prescient exhibition Zabriskie herself frequently mentioned as her favorite and one that helped distill many of the most important artistic developments of the coming 1960s: from Happenings and performance art (Kaprow & Beck) to mail art (Johnson) and pop (Johns & Rauschenberg). Other artists included in the show include: Arthur Dove, Alfred Leslie, Franz Kline, Vincent Longo, Lee Krasner, and Robert Motherwell, among many others. A striking promotional poster for a influential event. [See reproduction in ZABRISKIE: Fifty Years p. 87].

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From our new catalogue (pdf): Artists’ Publications (On An Artists Budget).

We are pleased to announce our newest list, celebrating the enduring influence of Andy Warhol. Warhol’s continuing relevance - not simply as a cultural icon, but as an artist and a visionary - was amply demonstrated by this month’s record-setting auction at Christie’s. Indeed, as Warhol’s work in art, film, music, photography, writing, and publishing confirms: Andy’s world increasingly resembles our own. So in honor of “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster),” for our latest e-list we highlight a selection of rare and important items, both new arrivals and from stock, that capture Warhol’s lasting impact.

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"St. Mark’s Church Fire Benefit at CBGB" [Original Benefit Poster]. New York, [1978]. Broadside poster. 18.5” x 22” approx. Black and white offset. Designed by R. Kraut. Folded in quarters (as issued?).

On July 27th, 1978, a fire raged through St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, home of the Poetry Project. The Project’s office were destroyed (though thankfully its tape archive survived). This benefit, organized by Helena Hughes (James Schuyler’s secretary), was held at the legendary punk club and was likely for the benefit of Citizens to Save St. Mark’s (later the St. Mark’s Historic Landmark Fund). Dated Oct. 26, 27 & 28, the poster from 1978 or 1979 (these dates coincided with the weekend that year; renovations were completed in 1980). The event combined both punk and literary stars. On the bill are Allen Ginsberg, Lou Reed, John Giorno, The Erasers, John Ashbery, Stimulators, Peter Orlovsky, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Anne Waldman, Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett, Nervus Rex, the Tom Carey Band, The Student Teachers, Rudies, The B Girls, Maureen Owen and others.
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"St. Mark’s Church Fire Benefit at CBGB" [Original Benefit Poster]. New York, [1978]. Broadside poster. 18.5” x 22” approx. Black and white offset. Designed by R. Kraut. Folded in quarters (as issued?).

On July 27th, 1978, a fire raged through St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, home of the Poetry Project. The Project’s office were destroyed (though thankfully its tape archive survived). This benefit, organized by Helena Hughes (James Schuyler’s secretary), was held at the legendary punk club and was likely for the benefit of Citizens to Save St. Mark’s (later the St. Mark’s Historic Landmark Fund). Dated Oct. 26, 27 & 28, the poster from 1978 or 1979 (these dates coincided with the weekend that year; renovations were completed in 1980). The event combined both punk and literary stars. On the bill are Allen Ginsberg, Lou Reed, John Giorno, The Erasers, John Ashbery, Stimulators, Peter Orlovsky, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Anne Waldman, Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett, Nervus Rex, the Tom Carey Band, The Student Teachers, Rudies, The B Girls, Maureen Owen and others.

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[Drugs]: [Marijuana]. LIBERATE MARIJUANA [Full Sheet of NORML Cinderella Stamps]. [Washington D.C.]: [National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws], [ca. 1974]. 21.75” x 14.5” approx. printed recto only.

Uncut sheet of 240 “Liberate Marijuana” stamps (1” X 1” each approx.) issued by NORML in the early 1970’s. Printed in red and green, this image has become iconic in the legalization community and remains in use to this day.
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[Drugs]: [Marijuana]. LIBERATE MARIJUANA [Full Sheet of NORML Cinderella Stamps]. [Washington D.C.]: [National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws], [ca. 1974]. 21.75” x 14.5” approx. printed recto only.

Uncut sheet of 240 “Liberate Marijuana” stamps (1” X 1” each approx.) issued by NORML in the early 1970’s. Printed in red and green, this image has become iconic in the legalization community and remains in use to this day.

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[Punk]. [Whisky A Go Go Menu]. Los Angeles: Whisky A Go Go, nd. 5 1/2” x 8” sheet of orange paper, offset printed. 

An original menu from the famed L.A. punk club. Undated, but given the line-ups, probably late 70’s. The menu sports food named after various punk figures or bands. Acts referenced on this menu range from the well-known, such as Johnny Rotten (grilled cheese), the Blondie (cheeseburger with bacon and french fries), the Ramone (hot dog and french fries), Iggy Pop, Devo, the Runaways, and Elvis Costello, but also includes some L.A. music business scenesters, such as local DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, who had a great influence on the spread of punk in L.A., and Runaways producer Kim Fowley.
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[Punk]. [Whisky A Go Go Menu]. Los Angeles: Whisky A Go Go, nd. 5 1/2” x 8” sheet of orange paper, offset printed. 

An original menu from the famed L.A. punk club. Undated, but given the line-ups, probably late 70’s. The menu sports food named after various punk figures or bands. Acts referenced on this menu range from the well-known, such as Johnny Rotten (grilled cheese), the Blondie (cheeseburger with bacon and french fries), the Ramone (hot dog and french fries), Iggy Pop, Devo, the Runaways, and Elvis Costello, but also includes some L.A. music business scenesters, such as local DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, who had a great influence on the spread of punk in L.A., and Runaways producer Kim Fowley.

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[Original Wire Service Photo of the Chelsea Hotel 1978]. Caption: “After Thomas Wolfe found you can’t go home again, he spent his last days at the Chelsea Hotel in New York. Mark Twain stayed there. So did Dylan Thomas, Bob Dylan, Brendan Behan, and Eugene O’Neill. Police say punk rock star Sid Vicious killed his girlfriend in their room recently there.”

[Original Wire Service Photo of the Chelsea Hotel 1978]. Caption: “After Thomas Wolfe found you can’t go home again, he spent his last days at the Chelsea Hotel in New York. Mark Twain stayed there. So did Dylan Thomas, Bob Dylan, Brendan Behan, and Eugene O’Neill. Police say punk rock star Sid Vicious killed his girlfriend in their room recently there.”

[Flyer for a William S. Burroughs reading with Steven J. Bernstein at the Elliott Bay Co., Seattle WA, 1983]

[Flyer for a William S. Burroughs reading with Steven J. Bernstein at the Elliott Bay Co., Seattle WA, 1983]

MAGIC ETCH A SKETCH SCREEN [Early promotional flyer, Ohio Art Co., ca. 1960]

MAGIC ETCH A SKETCH SCREEN [Early promotional flyer, Ohio Art Co., ca. 1960]

[Program card from Andy Warhol’s memorial mass, April 1st 1987, St. Patrick’s Cathedral NYC]

[Program card from Andy Warhol’s memorial mass, April 1st 1987, St. Patrick’s Cathedral NYC]

FRED’S PIGS [Promotional pamphlet to S. Fred Kerslake Jr.’s learned pig sideshow, Turners Falls, MA, ca. 1923]

FRED’S PIGS [Promotional pamphlet to S. Fred Kerslake Jr.’s learned pig sideshow, Turners Falls, MA, ca. 1923]

[Reefer Madness Rally Poster, 1985]

[Reefer Madness Rally Poster, 1985]

[Pre-publication marketing flyer for THE OUTSIDER magazine, Loujon Press, New Orleans, c. 1960]

[Pre-publication marketing flyer for THE OUTSIDER magazine, Loujon Press, New Orleans, c. 1960]

Matthew Barney DRAWING RESTRAINT 9 Limited Edition Temporary Tattoos (2006).

Matthew Barney DRAWING RESTRAINT 9 Limited Edition Temporary Tattoos (2006).

[Exhibition Flyer for Jasper Johns’ 1st Foreign Solo Show, GALERIE RIVE DROITE, Paris 1959]

[Exhibition Flyer for Jasper Johns’ 1st Foreign Solo Show, GALERIE RIVE DROITE, Paris 1959]

[Mimeographed Flyer for Columbia University Sit-In, 1969]

[Mimeographed Flyer for Columbia University Sit-In, 1969]

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