Frederick Wiseman

Published by Monarch Press, New York, 1975, 134 pages (b/w ill.), 16 × 23 cm, English

Price: €17

The films of Frederick Wiseman, unparalleled as social and artistic documents of U.S. institutional life, have earned him international acclaim and generated continued controversy. His career and remarkable series of documentaries, beginning with the now famous Titicut Follies to later work Juvenile Court, Primate and Welfare, are covered in this collection of critical essays, interviews, reviews, complete filmography and a selective bibliography.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

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Fausto Melotti

Published by Galleria La Parisina, Torino, 1975, 24 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 21.3 cm, English

Price: €25

Italian sculptor, painter and poet, Fausto Melotti is considered a pioneer of Italian art and is acknowledged for his unique contribution to the development of mid-century European Modernism. Coming of age in prewar Milan, and living through the horrors of the Second World War, Melotti metabolized wartime devastation in his work by returning to Renaissance principles of harmony, order, geometry, and musical structure, which he integrated into a highly personal yet universally accessible artistic language that expresses the full range of emotional experiences in modern human existence.

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Slave Days Pati Hill

Published by Kornblee, New York, 1975, 60 pages (b/w ill.), 13.3 × 19.6 cm, English

Price: €10 (Out of stock)

Pati Hill (b. 1921 in Ashland, Kentucky, USA; d. 2014 in Sens, France) was untrained as an artist and began to use the photocopier as an artistic tool in the early 1970s, continuing to do so until her death, leaving behind an extensive oeuvre that explores the relationship between image and text. In addition to this comprehensive body of xerographic work, she published four novels, a memoir, several short stories, artist’s books, and poetry. Drawing also became an essential part of her practice. In 1975, Hill published Slave Days, a book of 29 poems paired with photocopies of small household objects.

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Kunstraum Munchen Giorgio Griffa

Published by Kunstraum Munchen, 1975, 96 pages (colour ill.), 27 x 28 cm, English/German

Price: €27

Printed on the occasion of Giorgio Griffa’s 1975 exhibition at Kunstraum Munchen. Actual size reproductions of 31 works on paper.

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A Few Drawings Guy de Cointet

Published by Cneai, Paris, 2005 (reprint from 1975), 60 pages, 19 × 25 cm, English

Price: €33 (Out of stock)

Facsimile reissue of the original graphic poetry book self-published in 1975 by Guy de Cointet.

Guy de Cointet (American, b. France. 1934–1983) was fascinated with language, which he explored primarily through performance and drawing. His practice involved collecting random phrases, words, and even single letters from popular culture and literary sources—he often cited Raymond Roussel’s novel “Impressions of Africa” as influential—and working these elements into non-linear narratives, which were presented as plays to his audience.

Paintings and works on paper would then figure prominently within these performances. In his play “At Sunrise . . . A Cry Was Heard” (1976), a large painting depicting letters bisected by a white sash served as a main subject and prop, with the lead actress continuously referring to it and reading its jumble of letters as if it were an ordinary script. His drawings likewise are almost readable but just beyond comprehension.

De Cointet is recognized as one of the major figures in the Conceptual art movement that emerged in Los Angeles in the 1970s, having strongly influenced a number of prominent artists working in southern California today, including Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley, for whom both drawing and performance figure significantly in their artistic practices

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