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03.10.2022

Hans-Peter Feldmann - Voyeur #1New in our Collectible catalogue:

Hans-Peter Feldmann – Voyeur #1 (first printing, 1994)

German conceptual artist Hans-Peter Feldmann was born in Düsseldorf in 1941. After having studied painting at the University of Arts & Design in Linz, Austria in the 1960s he turned to reproduction techniques and the appropriation of photographic material. Feldmann’s critical attitude to the art world and to notions of originality and unicity have found expression in the many artist’s books, prints, magazines and multiples that he has published over the years, sometimes through his own Feldmann Verlag. The books in Feldmann’s renowned ‘Voyeur’ series are compilations of photographs culled from all sorts of printed matter, apparently randomly juxtaposed without further comments or captions. Freed from their original contexts these images transcend their subject matter and form a detached, at times perplexing, peek into consumer society’s spectacle and, on a deeper level, into human existence and desire.

This particular copy of the rare first printing of Feldmann’s first Voyeur paperback – which was to be reprinted and followed by six other issues – is in fine condition with only the slightest wear to the cover and spine.

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03.10.2022

François (Frantisek) Kupka - L'ArgentNew in our Collectible catalogue:

François (Frantisek) Kupka – L’Argent

L’Assiette au Beurre was an anarchist French satirical magazine founded by Samuel Schwarz in 1901. The magazine was published as a weekly from 1901 to 1912 and as a monthly from 1921 to 1925. Under the editorial supervision of Schwarz – which only lasted from 1901 to 1903 – the magazine invited established artists, such as Félix Valloton, Jacques Villon, Kees van Dongen and Frantisek Kupka, to take care of the design. In January 1902 Kupka produced an issue of L’Assiette au Beurre dedicated to the theme money. L’Argent, beautifully illustrated by the then relatively unknown Czech master, turned into one of the best issues of the magazine, only emulated by Kupka’s later theme issue Religions. This particular copy of Kupka’s L’Argent is in very good condition. Hard bound by one of the previous owners, it shows only minor wear and discolouring. Order now


 

29.09.2022

Neu Rot - Halt AnNew release by tapetopia, Berlin:

Neu Rot – Halt An

“…The Leipzig band Neu Rot represented a singular phenomenon within the alternative music reservoir of the GDR. As with so many bands that cultivated a more sophisticated sound in the late 80s, Neu Rot’s beginnings had been in punk rock. But, with a remarkable rigour against itself, the band steadily worked its way towards post-rock. This thorough process came to fruition in 1988 with the production of the tape “Halt An”. It had been preceded by the band’s struggle for its very own means and their technical feasibility. Neu Rot’s pilgrimage to its own centre was not unimpeded. The band’s name was perceived by the GDR’s cultural watchdogs as an erratic chain of associations between the suspicious word “Neu” and the ideological signal colour red. The band was legal, but its lyrics were deemed illegal. The edition of “Halt An” was somewhere between over fifty and under one hundred copies…”
(from the liner notes by Henryk Gericke)

The original Neu Rot cassette Halt An has now been re-released on C40 by tapetopia and aufnahme + wiedergabe accompanied by extensive English liner notes by Henryk Gericke, not only on the band and its releases but also on the broader historical background of underground taping in the GDR. Edition of 100 hand numbered copies.

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26.09.2022

Jerome Rothenberg - A Seneca JournalNew arrival from Moloko+ catalogue:

Jerome Rothenberg – A Seneca Journal

A Seneca Journal (1978) is one of Rothenberg’s ethnopoetic explorations. The Seneca, one of the six tribes of the Iroquois confederacy, accepted the Rothenbergs into their community in Salamanca, New York State during one of their ethnological and poetic studies in the 1970s. In his journal of the period Rothenberg, adopted by the Seneca Beaver clan as one of their own, draws parallels between the fate of his Jewish ancestors in Eastern Europe and the ethnic cleansing and genocide that the Seneca suffered and documented in their myths and stories. Moloko Plus has published Rothenberg’s classic A Seneca Journal as a fine bilingual English-German edition with translations by Barbara Felicitas Tax and Norbert Lange and artwork by Susanna Lakner.

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15.09.2022

Unmuzzled OX, Vol. IV, No. 3New zine in our Collectible catalogue:

Unmuzzled OX, Vol. IV, No. 3

Michael Andre started his Unmuzzled OX in 1971. The quarterly, edited from New York City and Kingston, Ontario, ran for thirty years and combined poetry, art and leftist politics in a well-balanced fashion. Tapping into the US counterculture of the period, the magazine’s regular contributors boasted Allen Ginsberg, John Cage, Gregory Corso and many others and often featured photos by Gerard Malanga.

Unmuzzled OX Vol. IV, No. 3 was published in 1977 and contains contributions by poets and artists as varied as Margaret Atwood, Paul Thek, Djuna Barnes and Ted Berrigan and interviews of Gary Snyder, Philip Glass and Pierre Trudeau. This copy is in very good condition with slight shelf wear to the cover and a small dog ear on the front cover.
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