• 100,00 kr.

    RAY, MAN. – Marianne Nanne-Bråhammar (ed.): Man Ray: Fotografier, Rayogram, Teckningar, Objekt, Grafik Lund Sweden: Lunds Konsthall, 1986. Tall slim 4to in publishers thick hardcover, no jacket as issued 29,5×18,5 cm. 59, (1) pp. Illustrated bw. Exhibition catalogue with texts in Swedish by Marianne Nanne-Bråhammar, Oscar Reutersvärd, Lasse Söderberg and…

  • 200,00 kr.

    “Duchamp left a large volume of correspondence, a thousand documents that form a valuable source for our knowledge of the artist’s personality and work. In his letters, Duchamp talks of his plans and works in progress. He discusses important projects, including the ‘ready-made’ — a concept that was radically to change the course of 20th-century art.
    A selection of 285 of Duchamp’s most telling and important letters are here transcribed and published for the first time, in a book which will be essential for students and scholars with an interest in the artist. The editor has devoted twenty years to assembling traceable letters, translating and annotating them. Providing a detailed introduction to each correspondent, he also comments on the historical content of each letter. This volume of fundamental importance contains the letters in their original language, together with translations into English.”

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    Kornelia von Berswordt-Wallrabe. – Gerhard Graulich. – Herbert Molderings: Marcel Duchamp: Respirateur (Bilingual Edition) Published by Hatje Cantz, 1995. 8vo in hardcover, no jacket as issued. 235 pages, illustrated with text in both German and English. Fine clean copy First edition Beautiful made book, designed by Eduard Keller-Mack published on…

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    Grenoble: 7 doc, 2009. Small 8vo in stiff wraps as issued. App. 50 pages, illustrated. Text in French

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    First edition, 1st printing w full number line – : “expatriate, a wanderer, living and working in Paris, New York, and Buenos Aires and escaping from them in turn. But exile, argues T. J. Demos in this innovative reading, is more than a fact in Duchamp’s biography. Exile–in the artist’s own words, a “spirit of expatriation”–infuses Duchamp’s entire artistic practice. Indeed a profound sense of dislocation–from geographical situation, national identity, and cultural conventions–deeply informs the mobile objects and disjunctive spaces of Duchamp’s readymades and experimental exhibition installations. Duchamp’s readymade constructions, his installations for surrealist exhibitions in Paris and New York, and his “portable museum” (the suggestively named La bo & i te-en-valise), Demos writes, all manifest, define, and exploit the terms of exile in multiple ways. Created while the artist was living variously in New York, Buenos Aires, and occupied France, during the global catastrophes of war and fascism, these works express the anguish of displacement and celebrate the freedom of geopolitical homelessness. The “portable museum,” a suitcase containing miniature reproductions of Duchamp’s work, for example, represented a complex meditation–both critical and joyful–on modern art’s tendency toward itinerancy, whereas Duchamp’s 1942 installation design entangling a New York gallery in a mile of string announced the dislocated status that many exiled surrealists wished to forget. Demos connects Duchamp’s condition of exile to forms of displacement within photographic practice and modern museum exhibitions, theorized extensively at the time by Walter Benjamin, Andre Malraux, and Frederick Kiesler. He claims that in the period of fascism’s elevation of the home as the site of national imagination, Duchamp’s antinational identity became a form of resistance, just as his artistic practice represented a complex response to capitalism’s increasing institutionalization and marketing of art. Duchamp’s exile, writes Demos, defines a new ethics of independent life in the modern age of nationalism and advanced capitalism, offering a precursor to our own globalized world of nomadic subjects and dispersed experience”

  • 800,00 kr.

    “Published to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the original installation of Étant donnés and to accompany the first major exhibition on the work and its studies, this richly illustrated book presents a wealth of new research and documents that draw upon previously unpublished works of art, photographs, and other materials. Examines the critical and artistic reception of Étant donnés, as evidenced by the subsequent work of Les Levine, Hannah Wilke, Robert Gober, Marcel Dzama, Ray Johnson, and other artists who have engaged with Duchamp’s provocative and challenging tableau-construction.” Étant donnés was Marcel Duchamp’s final work and, per his instructions, installed after his death. The piece was a surprise to the public because it was assumed Duchamp had retired completely from art making after 25 years spent playing competitive chess. A gorgeously produced catalog benefiting from the filter of time through which the meaning, context, and influence of this challenging work of art can be better understood”

  • 550,00 kr.

    Very well made facsimile edition of Duchamp’s own original Manual for ÉTANT DONNÉS – first thus / Complet de l’introduction d’Anne d’Harnoncourt. Manual of Instructions was prepared by the artist for the disassembly of Étant donnés in his New York studio and its reassembly at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. First published more than twenty years ago, the manual has had far-reaching ramifications for the study of Étant donnés and Duchamp. Illustrated with 116 black-and-white Polaroids taken by the artist and 35 pages of his handwritten notes and sketches, the revised edition includes a new essay by Michael R. Taylor on the pivotal importance of the manual to an understanding of Duchamp’s artistic practice as well as the first English translation of the artist’s text

  • 200,00 kr.

    Edited by Carola Giedion-Welcker and published in Bern-Bümpliz ny Benteli, 1946. Original square 8vo wrappers with somewhat worn jacket (19 : 19 cm). 272 pp. Texts in German and French. Small stain to bottom edge else clean inside and very good copy overall First edition, printed in 1946 15+9An iconic…

  • 500,00 kr.

    Die Ursonate an Anna Blume. Aea Audio Edition Ammerland Cassette AE #5. Is this an original Ammerland Edition cassette or a homemade copy? I don’t know. Nice it is  

  • 145,00 kr.

    Conflicts with Modernism, or, The Absence of Kurt Schwitters / Konflikte mit dem Modernismus oder die Abwesenheit von Kurt Schwitters. Bern: Gachnang & Springer, 1991. 8° in wraps as issued. 49 pages. Bilingual German and English full text First edition (= Theme and Objection = Thema und Widerspruch, I). Text…

  • 200,00 kr.

    Stockholm: Konstsalongen Samlaren, 1962. – octavo, red wraps, 29 pages + black & white plates. Text in Swedish. Excellent copy First edition. Book designed by Ernst Schwitters

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    Schwitters, Ernst – Steinitz, Käte T. – Bolliger, Hans – Themerson, Stefan: Kurt Schwitters: om hans liv och verk berätta / Kurt Schwitters: about his life… Konstsalongen Samlaren, Stockholm, 1965. 12mo in wraps as issued (15,5×12,5 cm). 148 pages, illustrated. Text in both Swedish, Norwegian, German and English. Light wear…