Complete set of 17 prints on smooth wove paper, signed and numbered 247 of 350, published by Thea Westreich Associates, New York, 1989. £30,000. The instantly recognizable stencil lettering of Christopher Wool is at once serious and flippant. This complete bound book of seventeen screenprints presents a sociological cross-section, as Wool reduces consecutive words like “TERRORIST” and “HYPNOTIST” to raw, unbridled text in a subversive act of authoritarian determination. Wool’s verbal fractures produce witty and at times suggestive juxtapositions, challenging the implications of... Read More
Colour Lithograph - Artist's proof. 101 x 62cm, Provenance Anthony D'Offay Gallery. £1200.
A Selection of vintage exhibition posters from the Sixties and Seventies, including Eduardo Paolozzi, Barry Flanagen, Richard Long and Jan Dibbets. £50 - £250.
Born and living in London, Mendez was a painter, muralist and art teacher. Sometime textiles designer and head of the textiles department at Camberwell School of Art, his abstract compositions place him firmly in the 1950s British abstract vernacular. The work also owes a great deal to kinetic and hard edge abstraction or concrete work prevalent in the 1960s. Although regularly exhibited, his work was changeable in form. This collection of 25 works on paper, recently acquired by Marcus Campbell Art Books, reflect the artist’s broad interest in form and composition and his keen... Read More
A collection of original ICA posters from the sixties designed by James Meller. Mint Condition. £50 - £250.
A near - complete run of Modern British Art auction catalogues from the 70's to the present day. Southeby's, Christie's, Bonham's, Phillips. £5000.
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and Images from the Royal College of Art Magazine, Rick Poynor describes this influence: '...ARK has become a vivid historical document.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
A very good copy of this exceptionally rare and most sought after of Ruscha's books. 38 x 11 cm unpaginated with numerous b&w illustrations on fold-outs. Stiff card wrappers, lightly spotted to part of front cover, with crease to back cover at outer edge, slightly creasing edge of last few fold-outs, minor stain. £8,000.
Ed Ruscha, Dutch Details