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Marcel Duchamp
Catalogue Raisonné (L`Oeuvre de Marcel Duchamp, Tome II)

Published by Georges Pompidou Musee National d’Art Moderne in Paris in 1977, this fantastic book, “L’Oeuvre de Marcel Duchamp, Tome II”, presents Marcel Duchamp’s catalogue raisonne; 212 pages chronologically documenting his rich history of works in detail, heavily illustrated throughout in colour and black and white, with French texts and a full bibliography. It also goes beyond that, looking to aspects of his work including Photography, Esotericism, Perspective… The second of a four-part book set detailing the life and work of French-American artist Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), published on the occasion of a 1977 exhibition. This particular volume (Tome II) is the Duchamp catalogue raisonne, and became a very valuable resource book on the artist in the late 1970s.

First edition of this scarce French book.

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Adam Saroyam
Complete Minimal Poems

Complete Minimal Poems collects Aram Saroyan’s groundbreaking Concrete and minimalist poems of the 1960s in a single volume. First published in 2008, Complete Minimal Poems includes the entire contents of Aram Saroyan (Random House, 1968), Pages (Random House, 1969), The Rest (Telegraph, 1971), as well as Saroyan’s contribution, “Electric Poems,” to the anthology All Stars (Goliard-Grossman, 1972), and a sequence, “Short Poems,” which hasn’t appeared previously. With ties to the work of such writers and artists as e.e. cummings, Andy Warhol, Gertrude Stein, Donald Judd, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Steve Reich, this collection confirms Aram Saroyan’s place among the most daring and engaging figures in modern poetry. Aram Saroyan is a writer well known for his early minimalist, conceptual, and Concrete poetry of the 1960s. Over the course of the last five decades, Saroyan has written over 30 books in a variety of forms.

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Douglas Huebler

Very rare artist book by Douglas Huebler, published in 1968 by Seth Siegelaub, New York. This important historical catalog is the 1st for a show in which the catalog was the show itself.
First and only printing, in an edition of 1000 copies.

“The existence of each sculpture is documented by it’s documentation.

The documentation takes the form of photographs, maps, drawings and descriptive language.

The marker “material“ and the shape described by the location of the markers have no special significance, other than tot o demark the limits of the piece.

The permanence and destiny oft he markers have no special significance.

The duration pieces exist only in the documentation of the marker’s destiny within a selected period of time.

The proposed projects do not differ from the other pieces as idea, but do differ to he extent of their material substance.”

— from introduction by Douglas Huebler.

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René Block
Ich Kenne Kein Weekend. Schriften und Dokumente Seit 1964


Having represented Beuys, Richter and Polke, German gallery owner , art publisher, art collector and curator René Block (born 1942) ranks among the central figures of the 1960s avant-garde. This publication collects writings by and interviews with Block, scanned from their original publications and organized chronologically, as well as an illustrated published history, artist portraits (taken by Block), performance ephemera, bibliography, and more. An enormous book that, via Block, encompasses the work of so many important movements and figures of 1960s – 1990s art.
Although primarily a German language publication, many of the original articles are in English. Regardless of language, the valuable historical listings translate.

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