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Various Artists

Receive all of Primary Information’s titles for 2016 for one low price.

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UJ3RK5: Live From The Commodore Ballroom

UJ3RK5

Live from the Commodore Ballroom captures a legendary 1980 performance by UJ3RK5, a band including artists Rodney Graham, Jeff Wall, and Ian Wallace among others.

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COOP a-script

Fia Backström

COOP a-script is an artist book based on two performance scripts by Fia Backström, extending her exploration of visual and spoken language, global community, bureaucratic jargon, and mood and communication disorders.

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Complete Minimal Poems

Aram Saroyan

The second edition of this celebrated collection, which gathers Aram Saroyan’s groundbreaking Concrete and minimalist poems of the 1960s in a single volume.

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Rock/Music Writings

Dan Graham

The first collection in English of Dan Graham’s influential writings on Rock and Roll, with thirteen essays spanning from the late 1960s to the late 1980s.

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Publication

David Lamelas

Publication is a facsimile edition of the 1970 artist book by David Lamelas. It features contributions from thirteen international artists and critics who the artist chose due to their relationship to language-based practices.

 

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Siri Aurdal by Eline Mugaas

Siri Aurdal and Eline Mugaas

An artist book featuring Eline Mugaas collaging together decades of drawings, documentation, collages, and ephemera by Siri Aurdal.

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Complete Minimal Poems (Limited Edition) 2016

Aram Saroyan

A limited edition of Complete Minimal Poems with hand-drawn covers by Aram Saroyan.

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Dan Graham & The Static at Riverside Studios London

Dan Graham and The Static

A cassette featuring two live performances from 1979, Dan Graham performing his seminal Performer/Audience/Mirror and a 40 minute concert by The Static.

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Quadrupel Konzert

Dieter Roth

A concert from 1977 where Roth played  a Hammond organ, the Great Hall’s house organ, a piano, and a French horn alongside live recordings.

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Harmonica Curse

Dieter Roth

First published in 1981 and was comprised of 74 double-sided C60 cassettes. Each cassette contains two tracks that feature the artist improvising on his hexagonal red concertina.

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Lorelei

Dieter Roth

Originally released in 1978, the recording features Dieter Roth on piano along with his children, Vera and Björn.

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Diagram of Historical Development of Fluxus and Other 4 Dimentional, Aural, Optic, Olfactory, Epithelial, and Tactile Art Forms

George Maciunas

A facsimile edition of Maciunas’ oversized poster charting the development of Fluxus. The poster is house in a sleeve with two essays by Mats B. on Fluxus (one in English and one in Swedish).

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Fantastic Architecture

Various Artists

Fantastic Architecture is a reprint of Something Else Press’ 1970 Fantastic Architecture edited by Dick Higgins and Wolf Vostell.

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Program Notes

Max Neuhaus

A facsimile edition of Max Neuhaus’s 1974 pamphlet that presents aphoristic statements and thoughts from the artist on space and sound.

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Canciones de Cadaques

Richard Hamilton and Dieter Roth

A facsimile edition of Richard Hamilton and Dieter Roth’s double 45 record from 1976 that features the two artists alternately performing on vocals and guitar, with assistance from a barking dog named Chispas Luis.

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77 and/or 58 and/with 19

Darren Bader

77 and/or 58 and/with 19 is a collection of texts for 77 artworks by Darren Bader.

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Solo Voice I – X

C Spencer Yeh

The first LP by C Spencer Yeh devoted entirely to the voice.

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Removal Technician

Alex Hubbard

A compilation of the two issues of Removal Technician, a zine produced by Alex Hubbard and Dan Mains  in the late nineties.

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Hegemony of Delete

Co La

A record of delicately deformed electronic music by Matthew Papich, aka Co La. 

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ALBUM

Eline Mugaas and Elise Storsveen

A compilation of the first ten issues of the Scandinavian zine ALBUM, which is comprised of photographic illustrations, advertisements, and other ubiquitous found media images.

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The George Kuchar Reader

George Kuchar

An expansive anthology of the writings that underscored George Kuchar’s work and life, featuring a wide range of ephemera alongside critical and autobiographical writings by the late underground auteur.

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Cannibal

Cannibal

The debut record from the trio of artists/musicians Cary Loren, Cameron Jamie, and Dennis Tyfus.

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Avalanche (Signed Limited Edition)

Various Artists

The complete thirteen issues 1970-1976 Limited edition of 100 signed and numbered by Liza Béar and Willoughby Sharp.

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REAL LIFE Magazine

Various Artists

A selection of writings and artists’ projects from REAL LIFE magazine, originally edited by Thomas Lawson and Susan Morgan.

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An Anthology of Concrete Poetry

Various Artists

A facsimile edition of Something Else Press’ definitive survey of the Concrete poetry movement, edited by Emmett Williams and featuring works by 77 writers and artists.

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IRL

JEQU

IRL takes the form of a mood board wrapper with an interview inside: a discussion with Luc Boltanski on the meaning and future of artistic critique, introduced with a text by JEQU (Howie Chen and Jason Kakoyiannis).

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Format

Sarah Crowner

Sarah Crowner’s first widely distributed artist book is a roving collage of material addressing the artist’s concerns with the historical overlap of art, writing, fashion, and design.

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On Onions

Elad Lassry

Elad Lassry’s first artist book interweaves a photographic study of onions with a commissioned text by Angie Keefer discussing their effect on human tear ducts and more.

 

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Rêve Parisien

Rhys Chatham

An LP of four trumpet compositions by legendary composer Rhys Chatham, originally performed at a Jacob Kassay exhibition in Paris in 2010.

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Do You Love Me

Lutz Bacher

An artist book obliquely surveying the artist’s work and herself from the 70s to the present, via a series of personal interviews conducted by Bacher on herself with the curators, assistants, and friends she has worked with throughout the years.

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MIRROR | ME

Various Artists

A zine developed from a collaborative exhibition and performance organized by writer Brandon Stosuy and artist Kai Althoff at Dispatch Bureau in 2009.

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DISBAND

DISBAND

Long-lost live recordings of this loose group of feminist performers—Ilona Granet, Donna Henes, Barbara Kruger, Ingrid Sischy, Diane Torr, and Martha Wilson—from New York’s new/no wave heyday.

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A Book About Love & War & Death: Canto One

Dick Higgins

The first section of this major work by Higgins, a sprawling prose poem meant to be read aloud.

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Incomplete Requiem for W. C. Fields

Al Hansen

The full poem as recited by Hansen in a legendary 1958 performance in New York, at the intersection of the “backwash from the San Francisco Poetry Revolution” and the dawn of Happenings.

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Manifestos

Various Artists

The de facto centerpiece of the Great Bear series, an expanded “double-pamphlet” with contributions from a range of key artists and poets of the period.

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The Art of Noise

Luigi Russolo

The 1913 Futurist manifesto in a translation by Robert Filliou.

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Berlin and Phenomena

Wolf Vostell

Two large-scale performance works from the mid-60s, as chronicled by Vostell himself.

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Ritual: A Book of Primitive Rites and Events

Jerome Rothenberg

A collection of event scores and descriptions adapted from a range of ethnographic sources, Ritual also implicitly functions as an examination of the contemporary Happenings scene in an expanded historical and anthropological context.

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Some Recent Happenings

Allan Kaprow

A general introduction to Happenings and a dispatch on the forms they were taking at a key point in their development.

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The Cursive Scandinavian Salve

Bengt af Klintberg

A collection of event scores and scenarios by Klintberg, a Swedish folklorist who was one of the earliest Scandinavian participants in Happenings and Fluxus.

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The Twin Plays: Port-au-Prince & Adams County Illinois

Jackson Mac Low

A pair of structurally identical plays, each composed through the use of chance operations within a highly restricted lexicon.

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By Alison Knowles

Alison Knowles

An overview of Knowles’ seminal early performance/event pieces (1961-65).

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Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) Continued Part Three (1967)

John Cage

A roving poem/essay also conceived as a “piece” for the printing press as instrument.

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The Last French-Fried Potato and Other Poems

Emmett Williams

A short but potent collection of poems by Williams, a central player in Fluxus and the Concrete poetry movement and one of the editors of the Great Bear series.

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Popular Entertainments

Philip Corner

A collection of musical works and a striking visual and poetic work unto itself, with Corner’s restless linguistic and graphical invention on full display.

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Chance-Imagery

George Brecht

The influential essay by Brecht, which frames examinations of the use of chance methods in Dada, Surrealism, Pollock, and Cage in a discussion of parallel historical developments in the sciences and elsewhere.

 

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A Filliou Sampler

Robert Filliou

A collection of poems, plays, and performance works by the itinerant French Fluxus artist.

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Untitled Essay and Other Works

Allan Kaprow

Three scenarios for Happenings and a key early statement, which originally accompanied the first published Happening in 1958.

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Injun & Other Histories (1960)

Claes Oldenburg

A collection of early writings by Oldenburg, with two illustrations.

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Autobiography

David Antin

A prototypical work by the pioneering poet and critic; one of his very first publications.

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A Look into the blue tide, part 2

Diter Rot

“A look into” the vast, multi-part work that developed out of a diary kept during Roth’s mid-60s sojourn in the United States.

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A Zaj Sampler

Various Artists

A survey of works by the Zaj group, with contributions from Walter Marchetti, Juan Hidalgo, José Luis Castillejo, Ramiro Cortés, and others.

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Quincy

Carl Andre

A facsimile edition of the 1973 artist book, in which Carl Andre commissioned photographs of his hometown Quincy, Massachussets.

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Chimerizations

Florian Hecker

An artist book documenting Florian Hecker’s work around the phenomenon of Auditory Chimeras, with texts by Reza Negarestani, Stefan Helmreich, and Catherine Wood.

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The Definitive/ist Manifesto

Guerilla Art Action Group

A poster of the Guerilla Art Action Group’s Definitive/ist Manifesto from 1981.

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EYEYE Tote Bag

Aram Saroyan

A tote bag emblazoned with one of Aram Saroyan’s classic minimalist poems.

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G.P.O. versus G.P-O

Genesis P-Orridge

A facsimile edition of the artist book chronicling Genesis P-Orridge’s 1975 prosecution for disseminating pornographic material through the British mail.

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Destroy All Monsters Magazine

Destroy All Monsters

A compilation of the magazine collaboratively produced by Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw from 1976-1979.

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Avalanche (Trade Edition)

Various Artists

A facsimile edition of the full thirteen issues (1970-76) of the seminal magazine edited by Willoughby Sharp and Liza Béar.

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Notebooks 1967-1970

Lee Lozano

A compilation of Lozano’s notebooks from 1967-1970, with selections ranging from her seminal “Language Pieces” to her studies for paintings.

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XXX Macarena

Tony Conrad, Jutta Koether, John Miller

The first and last record by this art/music supergroup comprised of Tony Conrad, Jutta Koether, and John Miller.

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How to Make a Happening

Allan Kaprow

The first widely available edition of Kaprow’s How to Make a Happening, recorded in 1965 and originally issued as an LP the following year.

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Coffee Coffee

Aram Saroyan

Infamous artist book by one of the 1960s’ most controversial poets. Aram Saroyan’s Coffee Coffee was originally published as a mimeographed edition by Vito Acconci and Bernadette Mayer on their 0 To 9 press in 1967.

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Great Bear Pamphlet Series

Various Artists

A limited edition collection of Primary Information’s facsimile edition of Something Else Press Great Bear pamphlet series.

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Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Lawrence Weiner AKA the Xerox Book

Seth Siegelaub

One of Seth Siegelaub’s most revered publications and a crucial exhibition for 1960s Conceptual art, this book presents work from each of its seven eponymous artists.

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The United States Servicemen’s Fund Art Collection

Seth Siegelaub

This publication catalogues the artworks donated to raise money for the United States Servicemen’s Fund in 1971.

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18 PARIS IV.70

Seth Siegelaub

This publication, documenting the work of 18 artists, was published by Seth Siegelaub and accompanied Michel Claura’s gallery show of the same name in 1970.

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July, August, September 1969

Seth Siegelaub

This trilingual catalogue, organized by Seth Siegelaub, presents the work of 11 artists that was exhibited internationally over a three-month period. 

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January 5 – 31, 1969

Seth Siegelaub

This publication, organized by Seth Siegelaub, was presented as the centerpiece of an exhibition of the same name and features the work of Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, and Lawerence Weiner.

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March 1969

Seth Siegelaub

Alternatively titled One Month, this book was organized by Seth Siegelaub and presents the work of North American and European artists in the form of a calendar.

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Catalogue for the Exhibition

Seth Siegelaub

This publication accompanied a month-long exhibition organized by Seth Siegelaub at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia in 1969.

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Siegelaub / The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer And Sale Agreement

Seth Siegelaub and Robert Projansky

The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer And Sale Agreement, drafted by Seth Siegelaub and Robert Projansky in 1971, is a contract meant to be used by artists upon sale of his/her work.

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A Poor Man’s Keys To The New Art

Barbara Moore

Barbara Moore reflects on her time as founding Editorial Director of Something Else Press and its Great Bear Pamphlets Series.

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Documents 1

Art Workers Coalition

A collection of correspondence, press, and ephemera surrounding the foundation and rise of the Art Worker’s Coalition, published at the height of the group’s activity in 1969.

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Open Hearing

Art Workers Coalition

A monumental collection of statements originally published in the wake of the first public meeting of the Art Workers’ Coalition at the School of Visual Arts in New York on April 10, 1969

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Something Else Press Newsletters 1966-83

Dick Higgins

Consisting of theoretical missives, musings, gossip, and semi-regular reportage on the activities of a host of now-legendary figures, the Something Else Newsletter offer an unparalleled window onto the Something Else universe between 1965 and 1983.

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An Anti-Catalog

A landmark publication of the 1970s, An Anti-Catalog is a thoroughgoing critique of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s bicentennial exhibition in 1976 through a series of “written and pictorial essays” by members of Artists Meeting for Cultural Change.

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The Early History of Avalanche

Liza Béar and Willoughby Sharp

This publications chronicles the conception and production of Avalanche magazine between 1968-1972, as well as the artistic milieu from which it emerged.

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