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STATEMENTS. 1968. WEINER’S FIRST BOOK

NYC: The Louis Kellner Foundation/Seth Siegelaub, 1968
18 x 10cm, 64pp plus card covers. Designed by Lawrence Weiner and published by Seth Siegelaub in an edition of one thousand copies in 1968, "Statements" is Lawrence Weiner's very first artist book. It contains twelve "general" and twelve "specific" of the pioneering Conceptual practitioner's text-based statement pieces. Very slight grubbiness to wrappers else VG example. Now very scarce,
Ref: Schwarz' "Lawrence Weiner: Books 1968-1989: Catalogue Raisonné Nr 1.

£850.00

XEROX BOOK. 1968. FIRST EDITION OF THIS RARE AND FAMOUS CONCEPTUAL ART BOOK.

NYC: Seth Siegelaub & John W. Wendler, 1968 30 x 21cm, unpaginated. Original wrappers. Illustrated throughout with Xeroxed work by each of the seven artists - Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, and Lawrence Weiner. Siegelaub invited the seven artists to participate in a project that soon became well known as 'the Xerox book'. Siegelaub’s idea was to transfer the physical space of an exhibition onto the pages of a book. He asked the seven artists to each contribute 25 pages of artwork produced with the help of a Xerox machine. A very good + copy of this rare and important publication.

£4,500.00

REMOVAL 36 X 36. 1969.

N.p.: n.p., 1989<BR> 5 x 5cm, b/w transparency with a photograph of Weiner's famous installation at Seth Siegelaub's gallery during the exhibition 5-31, 1969 where he removed a 36 x 36 inch section of plaster from the wall. Hand written legend on the plastic. VG+.<BR><BR>

£50.00

JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER 1969 / JUILLET, AOUT, SEPTEMBRE 1969 – CATALOG OF THE EXHIBITION: CARL ANDRE, ROBERT BARRY, DANIEL BUREN, JAN DIBBETS, DOUGLAS HUEBLER, JOSEPH KOSUTH, SOL LEWITT, RICHARD LONG, N.E. THING CO. LTD., ROBERT SMITHSON, LAWRENCE WEINER. 1969.

NYC: Seth Siegelaub & Verlag Gebr. Koenig, 1969 27 x 21.5cm, 26pp, card covers. Text in English, French and German. "July, August, September 1969" is one of Seth Siegelaub's seminal Conceptual Art exhibition documents whose participants were Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Daniel Buren, Jan Dibbets, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, N.E. Thing Co. Ltd., Robert Smithson, and Lawrence Weiner. A very good example this is now uncommon.

£275.00

PROSPECT 69. 1969.

Dussedorf: Stadtische Kunsthalle, 1969 36 x 26cm, 56pp. Tabloid newspaper. The exceptionally important exhibition catalogue for the defining exhibition of conceptual art in Europe - as curated and edited by Fishcher and Strelow although many other German and US galleries participated in the event. The catalogue is written in three languages - German, English and French and has black and white images as well as the original stripe pagework by Daniel Buren in blue across the centre fold. The galleries who took part included Ace (Los Angeles), Art & Project (Amsterdam), L'attico (Rome), Eugenia Butler (Los Angeles), Bykert (New York), Dwan (New York), Fischbach (New York), Toni Gerber (Bern), Yvon Lambert (Paris), Mickery (Loenersloot), Seiquer (Madrid), Ileana Sonnabend (Paris), Sperone (Torino), Wide White Space (Antwerpen), Howard Wise (New York) and Seth Siegelaub (New York). There is also an important text by Seth Siegelaub who interviewed Robert Barry, Douglas Heubler, Lawrence Weiner and Joe Kosuth as his own contribution to the show. This copy is in very good condition with (as always) general wear and small cuts to the cheap newsprint employed throughout and along the spine and some yellowing of the paper due to the passing of over 40 years. As almost always found it has also been folded for storage - but very few pristine copies of this rare document are found.

£495.00

JANUARY 5 – 21, 1969.

New York: Seth Siegelaub, 1969 21 x 18cm, 24pp plus thick board covers. Plastic spiral binding. First edition of this famous conceptual artist book with each of Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Lawrence Weiner having a double page to display the work. The famous exhibition by Seth Siegelaub. Some slight soiling to thick white boards (as ever) and all but one of the white plastic comb binding are present (one is snapped off - see photographs) Scarce item.

£395.00

ARS POVERA. 1969. FIRST EDITION.

Milan: Gabriele Mazzotta Editore, 1969 23 x 21cm, 238pp plus 8pp of original pictorial card wrappers. The first edition of this important review of arte povera with works by Carl Andre, Giovanni Anselmo, Robert Barry, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero Boetti, Marinus Boezem, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Jan Dibbets, Eva Hesse, Walter De Maria, Ger Van Elk, Lucio Fabro, Barry Flanagan, Hans Haacke, Michael Heizer, Douglas Huebler, Stephan Kaltenbach, Jannis Kounellis, Joseph Kosuth, Richard Long, Mario Merz, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Dennis Oppenheim, Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Emilio Prini, Reiner Rutherbeck, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Keith Sonnier, France Erhard Walther, Lawrence Weiner and Gilberto Zorio. Former owner's name in ink on half-title but otherwise very good example of this increasingly elusive title.

£275.00

ARTE POVERA. 1969. SECOND BUT RARER EDITION

New York, Praeger, 1969 23 x 21cm, 238pp plus 8pp of original pictorial card wrappers. The scarce second edition of this important review of arte povera with work by Andre, Anselmo, Barry, Beuys, Boetti, Boezem, Calzolari, Dibbets, Hesse, Walter De Maria Van Elk, Fabro, Flanagan, Haacke, Heizer, Huebler, Kaltenbach, Kounellis, Kosuth, Long, Merz, Morris, Nauman, Oppenheim, Paolini, Penone, Pistoletto, Prini, Rutherbeck, Serra, Smithson, Sonnier, Walther, Weiner and Zorio. The cover is different from the first edition published in Milan but otherwise the book is essentially the same publication - a very good example of this title which is harder to find than the first edition.

£295.00

ART & PROJECT BULLETIN NR 10. LAWRENCE WEINER. 1969.

Amsterdam: Art & Project, 1969 30 x 21cm, 4pp. Single number of this mail art publication - and one of the earliest in the series. The text "a translation from one language to another" is reproduced on each page in English, German and French. Folded for mailing as issued. One small rust mark on one page else VG. G. Ref: Weiner Catalogues nr 3. Scarce.

£295.00

18 PARIS IV 70. 1970.

New York: Seth Siegelaub & International General, 1970 16 x 11cm, 66 pp.important conceptual catalogue/artist's book which WAS the exhibition. Consists of proposals for works by 18 artists - Ian Wilson, Niele Toroni, Robert Ryman, David Lamelas, Douglas Huebler, Francois Guinochet, Jean-Pierre Djian, Lawrence Weiner, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Edward Ruscha, On Kawara, Gilbert & George, Jan Dibbets, Daniel Buren, Stanley Brouwn, Marcel Broodthaers, & Robert Barry, plus texts in parallel French/English/German by Michel Claura. Very good although some scratches to black card boards. 245 uk pounds

£295.00

LAWRENCE WEINER . 1970.

Aachen: Zentrum für aktuelle Kunst, 1970 20 x 21cm, 28pp plus pictorial wrappers (with a portrait of the artist in b/w). Exhibition catalogue/artist book for a relatively early Weiner show with a text work TO THE SEA/AN DIE SEE reproduced and a short essay. Former owner's name neatly written on first end paper else VG. JOINT: Laid in a contemporary newspaper cutting from a later Weiner exhibition in 2008.

£100.00

LEFT OF CENTER/RIGHT OF CENTER/AS IF IT WERE/ MIDDLE OF THE ROAD/IF AS IT WERE. 1970. A FULL SET OF THESE PAPER WORKS

n.p. (Bruxelles): H. & N. Daled, 1970
Four separate 17 x 10 cm sheets of printed paper - each with one of the above texts and "Under Responsibility and Collection of H. & N. Daled” - the famous exhibition entirely consisted of four books with perforated sheets each of which could have one page removed and taken away. This is a complete set of the removed pages and is a rare find. VG+ condition although obviously torn at the perforations from the original book.

Price is for all four sheets

£600.00

ART-LANGUAGE. 1970 – 1978. A CONTINUOUS RUN OF 11 NUMBERS + ONE LATER NUMBER.

Art + Language ART-LANGUAGE Vol. 1 Nr 1 Chipping Norton: Art & Language, February 1970 21.5 x 13.5cm, 32pp. Original card covers. First edition of this inaugural number of the important conceptual art journal with articles by Sol LeWitt, Dan Graham, Lawrence Weiner, David Bainbridge and Michael Baldwin. LeWitt's Sentences on conceptual art. Graham's Poem-Schema and Weiner's Statements had all been previously published elsewhere but being in a single journal allowed their views to be compared - LeWitt's 10th sentence is "Ideas alone can be works of art: they are in a chian of development that may eventually find other form. All ideas may not be made physical." - compare that with Weiner's more famous and more readily quoted dictum regarding the requirement that "1. an artist may construct a work 2. a work may be fabricated 3. a work need not be built. A reasonable assumption is that each being equal and consistant with the intent of an artist the decision as to condition rests within the needs of the receiver upon the occasion of receivership." A VG + to near fine copy. JOINT WITH Art + Language ART-LANGUAGE Vol. 1 Nr 2 Chipping Norton: Art & Language, February 1970 21.5 x 13.5cm, 88pp. Original card covers. First edition of this single number from the conceptual art journal with articles by Joseph Kosuth, David Bainbridge, Frederic Barthelme, Stephen McKenna, Michael Baldwin, Ian Burn, Terry Atkinson, Harold Hurrell, Michael Thompson and Mel Ramsden. A VG + to near fine copy. JOINT WITH Art + Language ART-LANGUAGE Vol. 1 Nr 3 Chipping Norton: Art & Language, June 1970 21.5 x 13.5cm, 36pp. Original card covers. First edition of this single number from the conceptual art journal with articles by Ramsden, Bihari, Graham Howard, Ian Burn and Roger Cutford. A VG + to near fine copy. JOINT WITH Art & Language ART-LANGUAGE Vol. 1 Nr 4 Chipping Norton: Art & Language, November 1971 21.5 x 13.5cm, 72pp. Original card covers. First edition of this single number from the conceptual art journal with articles by Terry Atkinson, Stuart Knight, Michael Baldwin and Graham Howard. A VG + to near fine copy. JOINT WITH   Art & Language ART-LANGUAGE Vol. 2 Nr 1 Chipping Norton: Art & Language, February 1972 21.5 x 13.5cm, 58pp. Original card covers. A single number from the conceptual art journal with articles by Michael Baldwin, Ian Burn, Terry Atkinson, David Rushton, Kevin Lole, Philip Pilkington and Graham Howard. A VG + to near fine copy. JOINT WITH Art & Language ART-LANGUAGE Vol. 2 Nr 2 Chipping Norton: Art & Language, November 1971 21.5 x 13.5cm, 36pp. Original card covers. First edition of this single number from the conceptual art journal with articles by Ian Burn, Mel Ramadan, Terry Atkinson, Michael Baldwin, Harold Hurrell, David Bainbridge and Victor Burgin. A VG + to near fine copy. JOINT WITH Art & Language ART-LANGUAGE Vol. 2 Nr 3 (Mis-numbered by editors as Vol 2 Nr 2) Lemington Spa: Art & Language, September 1973 21.5 x 13.5cm, 78pp. Original card covers. A single number from the conceptual art journal with articles by Michael Baldwin, Ian Burn, David Rushton, Philip Pilkington, Michael Corris, Mel Ramsden, David Bainbridge, John F. Hemmings and Graham Howard. A VG + to near fine copy. The designers mis-numbered this particular issue and the cover has the correct number tipped on as issued. JOINT WITH Art & Language HANDBOOK(S) TO GOING ON. ART-LANGUAGE Vol. 2 Nr 4 Chipping Norton: Art & Language, June 1974 30 x 21cm, 130pp. Original card covers. First edition of this single number from the conceptual art journal with for the first time anonymous articles. A VG + to near fine copy. Very scarce. JOINT WITH (Burn, Ian, Mel Ramsden and Terry Smith) Art + Language DRAFT FOR AN ANTI-TEXTBOOK ART-LANGUAGE  Volume 3 Number 1 Leamington Spa: Art-Language Press, September 1974: 30 x 21cm, 110pp plus card wrappers. Single number of this conceptual art journal with contributions solely by Burn, Ramsden and Smith. Very minot marks to white wrappers else VG+. JOINT WITH Art + Language ART-LANGUAGE  Volume 3 Number 2 Leamington Spa: Art-Language Press, May 1975: 30 x 21cm, 96pp plus card wrappers. Single number of this conceptual art journal with contributions solely by Burn, Ramsden and Smith. Very minor marks to white wrappers else VG+. JOINT WITH Art + Language ... THE TIMELESS LUMPENNESS OF A RADICAL CULTURAL LIFE: ART-LANGUAGE  Volume 3 Number 3 Leamington Spa: Art-Language Press, May 1975: 21.5 x 13.5cm, 126pp plus card wrappers. Single number of this conceptual art journal again with anonymous contributions. Very minor marks to white wrappers else VG+. JOINT WITH   Art + Language WAYS OF SEEING ART-LANGUAGE  Volume 4 Number 3 Leamington Spa: Art-Language Press, October 1978: 21.5 x 13.5cm, 124pp plus card wrappers. Single number of this conceptual art journal again with anonymous contributions considering John Berger's Ways of Seeing. . Very minor marks to white wrappers else VG+.   PRICE IS FOR ALL - WE MAY CONSIDER BREAKING UP THIS COLLECTION - PLEASE ENQUIRE

£1,450.00

A NEAR COMPLETE COLLECTION OF 12 NUMBERS OF AVALANCHE MAGAZINE. 1970 – 1975.

AVALANCHE FALL 1970, FALL 1971, WINTER 1971, SPRING 1972, SUMMER 1972, FALL 1972, WINTER/SPRING 1973, SUMMER/FALL 1973, MAY/JUNE 1973, MAY/JUNE 1974, DECEMBER 1974, SUMMER 1975 New York: Avalanche & Kineticism Press, 1970 - 1974 Twelve separate numbers (13 = ALL). Dimensions - 1970 - 1973, approx. uniform: 23.5 x 23.5cm, pagination varies. original pictorial wrappers. May/June 1973 - 1974, approx. 44 x 29cm, (tabloid format on newspaper), pagination varies. A scarce near complete run of this performance and conceptual art journal which was published by Willoughby Sharp intermittently and edited by Lisa Bear. Articles or original contributions from almost all of the best known of avant garden artists including Acconci, Anderson, Aycock, Beuys, Brouwn, Burden, Buren, Darboven, Dibbets, Fischer, Forti, Fox, General Idea, Gilbert and George, Haacke, Kawara, La Va, Lewitt, Long, Matta-Clark, Morris, Nauman, Rinke, Ruckreim, Rosenbach, Ruscha, Smith, Smithson, Sonnier, Serra, Tremmlet, Walther, Wegman, Weiner and many more. As ever there are condition problems here especially with the tabloid numbers which are creased and torn in places due to the cheap paper used as well as significant browning but these are hard to find items. The earlier book-style numbers are in better condition but with some soft creases to covers and Spring 1972 has some staining on the top right of the cover which has intruded into the first few pages. That said runs of this number are rarely encountered and there are very few copies of this journal to be found online even singly. Price is for all 12 numbers as a collection

£2,250.00

LAWRENCE WEINER. 1971.

London: Jack Wendler Gallery, 1981 10.5 x 15cm, 4pp. Typographic announcement card with a text by Weiner: 1. AS IF IT WERE 2. AS IF IT PASSED 3. AS IF IT ROSE 4. AS IF IT FELL 5. AS IF IT WOULD internally. A very early card by the conceptual artist. VG+> Very scarce.

£145.00

L. WEINER. 1971. PIRATE UNAUTHORISED BOOK – VERY RARE.

Buenos Aires: Centro fe Arte y Comunicación, 1971
16 x 10.5cm, unpaginated (c. 88pp) plus card covers. An unauthorised “pirate” translation of Weiner's fourth book “10 Works” - all texts in Spanish. 1,500 copies were printed but few exist. Very good +++ but slightly browned on the edges of the cheap paper. Rare.

£750.00

CAUSALITY AFFECTED AND/OR EFFECTED: LAWRENCE WEINER. 1971. ARTIST’S SIXTH BOOK.

New York: Leo Castelli & Eminent Publications, 1971 16.5 x 11cm, 80pp. Card covers. Spiral bound. First edition of this artist book designed by Lawrence Weiner. "Causality Affected and/or Effected" is one of Lawrence Weiner's earliest publications, containing ten of the pioneering Conceptual practitioner's distinctive text pieces in English. Entry number six of the artist's books in Dieter Schwarz' "Lawrence Weiner: Books 1968-1989: Catalogue Raisonné”). Some marks to front cover probably from previous damp but very scarce in any condition.

£375.00

GREEN AS WELL AS BLUE AS WELL AS RED. 1972. ARTIST’S NINTH BOOK SIGNED BY WEINER.

London: Jack Wendler, 1972 17 x 12cm, unpaginated. Red and yellow wrappers. Weiner's ninth ever artist's book with various permutations of texts describing the colours red, blue and green in combinations and in relation to each other. The texts are printed in black. This is in VG condition and is unusually signed by Weiner in pencil on the first page. Ref. Schwarz pg 27.

£175.00

ACTUALITE D’UN BILAN PARIS. 1972. WITH BUREN’S RIPPED PAGEWORK

Paris: Galerie Yvon Lambert, 1972 30 x 26cm, 136pp plus covers. Artist book/exhibition catalogue which was published on the 6th anniversary of Lambert's opening of the famous conceptual gallery. Each artist contributed an original pagework contribution (often 4pp) - including Buren' (4pp of hand-ripped pages printed with stripes), On Kawara, Twombly, Christo, Heubler, Dibbets, Broodthaers, Andre, Long, Marden, Mangrove, Lewitt, Fulton and Weiner amongst others. Slight marking to white covers otherwise very good. Scarce.

£95.00

LAWRENCE WEINER. 1972.

Dusseldorf: Konrad Fischer, n.d. (1972) 10.5 x 15cm, 4pp. Announcement card which is also a conceptual artwork - with the following texts: (    ) DOWN A HATCH DOWN A HATCH (     )   (    ) UP A TREE UP A TREE (     )   (    ) AROUND A TOWN AROUND A TOWN (     )   in each of the three pages. VG+. Scarce.

£100.00

4 CUTS PLACED IN / A FIRST QUARTER”, A FILM BY LAWRENCE WEINER. 1973.

NYC: Castelli/ Chatham Square, 1973 A standard 12 inch, 33rpm record in pictorial sleeve which exhibits two images from the film (which were photographed by Landry). The record cover shows a text work by Weiner "One quart of paint" having been roughly painted on a wall (the partly obscured text is in Dutch) by a young man and verso three actors from the film. The LP is a recording of music used as the soundtrack to Weiner's film. A very scarce record although this copy is displaying wear along the edges of the mostly dark sleeve and along where the record has moved internally but otherwise very good.

£75.00

DURATION PIECE #8. GLOBAL. 1973.

New York/Torino: Castelli/Sperone, 1973 40.8 X 29cm. 56pp. Profusely illustrated throughout. Self-tabloid. First edition of this expansive conceptual work. Content of response contributions by 50 participating artists including Elanor Antin, John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Alighiero e Boetti, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Robert Cumming, Hanne Darboven, Jan Dibbets, Gilbert & George, Hans Haacke, Sol Lewitt, Lucy Lippard, Adrian Piper, Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, et. al. One of 2,000 examples issued. A fine copy of this imperative document. Increasingly scarce.

£175.00

VAN TIJD TOT TIJD / IN EEN RELATIE STAAN TOT DINGEN. 1973.

Amsterdam: Art & Project, n.d. (1973)
42 x 30cm, black on white displaying the text: VAN TIJD TOT TIJD / IN EEN RELATIE STAAN TOT DINGEN/GEESCALEERD/ VAN TIJD TO TIKD/ OVERLADEN/ VAN TIJD TO TIKD/ HERROEPEN/ VAN TIJD TO TIKD One of the earliest and most scarce of Weiner's poster works - here not an exhibition poster as such but a work unto itself which was intended to be posted on street lamps and walls throughout Amsterdam. VG but folded for storage and a couple of soft creases bottom left which could easily be ironed out. Rare.

£395.00

ONCE UPON A TIME / C’ERA UNA VOLTA. 1973. ARTIST’S TWELTH BOOK.

Milan: Franco Toselli, 1973
17 x 12cm, 44pp. Pictorial card covers in yellow and black. First edition of this conceptual art book with Weiner's texts in English and German. Eight b/w photographic images by Giorgio Colombo plus cover image. One of 500 copies released. Ref: Schwarz nr 12. Scarce. Fine.

£325.00

ART & PROJECT BULLETIN 72. LAWRENCE WEINER. 1973.

Amsterdam: Art & Project, 1973 30 x 21cm, 4pp b/w conceptual artwork issued in a series of Bulletins. Internally Weiner has supplied three statements for conceptual works: escalated from time to time/ overloaded from time to time/ revoked from time to time - in English and Dutch. Scarce. Fine unmailed copy.

£125.00