We are pleased to be offering a group of Ed Ruscha's artist's books. They come from a single private collection aquired through the late 1960's and 70's, several from the Arnolfini in Bristol, one of the few major outlets for artist's books at that time. A few books contain the minature Ardolfini bookshop sticker inside the front or back cover. While priced individually, we are happy to enter discussion on selling as a collection with the relevant discount. Twenty Six Gasoline Stations - 1969, 3rd Edition. Fine in glassine, minor foxing on top and fore edges. £750.... Read More
Three woodcut prints produced in 1938 as part of Issue 3 volume 1 of the magazine XXieme Siecle, edited by Gualtieri di San Lazzaro. The magazine had a relatively short print run of 1200 copies and each of the prints an original Kandinsky albeit not signed. £250 each.
ARK, a style and design journal created by RCA students, was part of an era of cultural transformation across fashion, film, television, advertising, newspapers and magazines. Such was the stature of ARK that it drew contributions from creative luminaries including Ralph Rumney, Lucio Fontana, Alison and Peter Smithson, Toni del Renzio and Reyner Banham. In his preface to ARK: Words and Images from the Royal College of Art Magazine, Rick Poynor describes this influence: '...ARK has become a vivid historical document. It records, narrates, evokes and recalls... Read More
In 1969, Roth began planning Collected Works, a self-published twenty-volume catalogue raisonné that would contain, collect, classify, organize, and document much of the work he had made to date. A testament to his ongoing impulse towards accumulation, Collected Works shows the duality of his approach, both chaotic and organized. The books were not issued sequentially (Volume 15 was published first), nor did they present the artist’s work chronologically, but all were the same trim size, allowing for the economical reuse of material at the printer. Individual editions... Read More
Paolozzi (1924-2005) Plasters from the contents of Eduardo Paolozzi’s Chelsea studio. The artist is best known for his collages and cut-up sculptures... by re-combining elements casts in plaster of Paris from popular objects, cutting them up and reassembling them, the sculptor arrived at complex compositions. Looking both like scale models and partial incomplete objects these plaster sculptures works-in-progress were an integral part of Paolozzi’s practice and way of thinking. In addition a portfolio of Prints produced in 1998 show the content and chaotic arrangements of sculptures and tools... Read More
The last three volumes of Max Ernst's five-part masterpiece of surrealist collage, from 1934. This is not a reprint. £450, £600, £600.
Vol. 2, Parts I & II OEUVRES DE 1912 A 1917 (through to) Vol. 17 OEUVRES DE 1956 A 1957 A good early run of 17 volumes (in 18) of the original edition of Zervos's famous 33 (in 34) volume fully illustrated catalogue of Picasso's work, in later lightly worn green cloth, 32 x 25 cm, with gilt titles to spine. Each with a bookplate from the Courtauld Institute of Art, inside front cover, stamped 'Withdrawn from Stock', their library barcode on small label to front endpaper, some other stamps, and 'Courtauld Institute' in gilt to foot of spine. Binding of Vol. 5 weak,... Read More
Lithograph mounted on franked envelopes signed with initials in ink by David Hockney. From an edition of 250. As a consequence of the prolonged postal strike of 1971, Hockney along with a group of British artists, published "Culture Carriers Stamp Out Art" to raise funds for striking workers. Single lithograph by Hockney signed, £700.