Collection of Invitations, Programs, Flyers, Posters, Broadsides and other Ephemeral Items pertaining to the Palladium nightclub, June 1985 – May 1987. ca. 170 items ranging from single sheet to folding invitations, pop ups, and physical objects, executed in print processes including letterpress, stencil, silk screen, and off-set lithography, most in vibrant color. Items ranging in size from approx. 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ to 23″ x 28″, loose as originally issued. N.p. (New York) 1985-1987. (47729)
Steve Rubell is said to have declared, “Artists are the rock stars of the 80s.” The notorious nightclub owner and his business partner Ian Schrager ran Studio 54 before their arrest and incarceration for tax evasion in 1980. In May 1985 they opened the Palladium nightclub, designed as a celebration of this unprecedented alliance between art and pop culture. [click to continue…]
Collection of 14 World War I Print Portfolios by German Artists. Including works by René Beeh, Emma Frenberg, Karl Bober, Bruno Kraustopf, Ursla Stolte, Paul Hartmann, Elsa Weigandt, Erich Dietrich, Hilde Schindler, Georg Mathen, Editha Quaas, Joshua Bampp, Paul Winkler, Josef Eberz, Fritz Gärtner, Erich Gruner, Willi Geiger, Carl Christoph Hartig, Luigi Kasimir, Hermann Struck, Richard Müller and Heinrich Vogeler. Munich, Berlin, etc., 1914-1917. (47377)
The First World War may have been the last global conflict to be so comprehensively illustrated and interpreted by graphic artists. Only a few decades later, Capra and the photographers who followed his example would claim battlefield documentation largely for the camera. With the centennial of the war’s commencement looming next year, F.A. Bernett Books has acquired a collection of print portfolios that demonstrate how German visual artists represented and responded to the Great War.
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Pan. Years I-V (all published). Edited by Julius Meier-Graefe and Otto Julius Bierbaum. A complete run of all five years, bound in 21 parts as issued (altogether 347, 351, 266, 267, 279 pp.) Sm. folio. Orig. wrpps., a few chips and tears at edges, some covers professionally repaired. Berlin (Genossenschaft Pan) 1895-1899. (45601)
Pan. Cover detail. Jahrgang 1, no. 1. April/May 1895.
In the late 19th Century, a new moon was rising over the old continent. Some caught sight of its glinting rays more quickly than others. In Berlin, the fiercely intellectual, young art critic Julius Meier-Graefe drew on his connections in Paris, Stockholm, Vienna and London to illuminate the pages of an ambitious new arts journal with works by the era’s brightest stars in painting and the graphic arts, among them Toulouse-Lautrec, Signac, Seurat, Vallotton and Zorn.
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