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…]
The First Flight from New York to Paris by Colonel Ch. A. Lindbergh. Lavish privately printed presentation album commemorating Lindbergh’s solo crossing of the Atlantic, this copy extra-illustrated with a large silver print photograph of the Spirit of St. Louis in flight over Paris, signed by Lindbergh and tipped onto front free endpaper. Thick, square folio. Orig. brown morocco gilt by A. J. Gonin. N.p. (Paris) (Vacuum Oil Co.) n.d. (1927). One of 13 copies. (45963)
In 1919 Raymond Orteig had famously offered $25,000 to any aviator who could accomplish the seemingly insurmountable feat of crossing the Atlantic in either direction alone and non-stop. Charles A. Lindbergh’s 33 hour flight on the Spirit of Saint Louis from Roosevelt Field in New York to Le Bourget Aerodrome in Paris on May 20–21, 1927 not only won him Orteig’s prize money, it changed the course of aviation history.
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Brussels. Galerie Smith. My Shit and My Love: Ting. 1961. Signed by Ting on inside front cover; limited to 1099 copies. $250 
Walasse Ting died at the age of 80 on May 17, 2010. He is remembered as a mischievous bon vivant, prodigious womanizer and prolific artist who recognized few boundaries between his practice in the studio and life at large. In light of his recent passing, one couldn’t ask for a more forceful testimony to his irrepressible spirit than the beautiful and incendiary 1961 book, My Shit and My Love.
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