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Zucker Art Books

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Irving Zucker Art Books was established in New York 1939, initially catering to advertising artists, typographers, universities, public and private libraries, and, of course, private collectors. In the late 1950s, Irving Zucker expanded the rare book business to include modern master illustrated books by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Chagall, Braque, Rouault, Leger, and others.

Zucker Art Books was created by Irving's grandson, Matthew Zucker, in 2006 with the publication of DIETER ROTH IN PRINT Artists’ Books. With one foot anchored in antiquarian books, Matthew stepped with the other into contemporary books, continuing to publish commissioned artists’ projects and multiples, as well as organizing focused exhibitions highlighting rare examples of an artist’s output.

Contact: Matthew Zucker

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Anthology
Adam Pendleton, 2018

Hand sewn book, each with a unique canvas cover . Large folio with 200 compositions and a unique cover. Isolated photographs and fragments photocopied from the pages of books are layered with marks, dashes, patterns, shapes, and handwriting that frequently verges on abstraction. Each composition is unique, but many elements iterate and recombine throughout the series: masks, ceramics, phrases (“WHAT A DAY WAS THIS”; “IF THE FUNCTION”), and historical images related to modernism and decolonization in Africa. The book, which collates the works in chronological sequence, encourages readers to track these recurring components as they phase in and out across the book’s 200 pages.

The compositions are directly related to Pendleton’s collages on mylar and the book translates and indexes these source collages which are usually printed on transparent film whereas in Anthology they have been silkscreened onto Shoji paper. Reflecting on the combinatorial nature of the compositions, each book has a unique cover: a patterned black-and-white canvas fabric, screen printed with one of four handwritten texts.

18.25 x 14 x 2.5 inches
Edition of 24 copies with 10 Aps. Signed, numbered, and dated on inside back cover

Published by Zucker Art Books, NY

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La Conquête de l'espace, (The conquest of space), Atlas
Marcel Broodthaers, 1975

Lithograph in black ink; untrimmed sheet of the pages of a posthumously published miniature book by the artist called "The Conquest of Space: Atlas for the Use of Artists and the Military".
19 1/4 x 24 3/4 inches
From the edition of only 50 copies. HC copy no. VII with Estate stamp on back.

Printer, Publisher: Lebeer Hossmann Éditeurs, Brussels and Hamburg

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A Bunch of Flowers
Dieter Roth, 1996-98

Paint and colored pen over a color copy
12 unique works on paper, paint and color pen, some on photocopy paper made by Roth.
16.5 x 11.7 inches
Unique work

Self published

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Complete set of posters for the 9 Books and Graphics aka Bücher + Grafik exhibitions
Dieter Roth, 1972-74

18 posters in different sizes, 2 per show which are photographic reproductions of collage works by the artist. Roth created two striking similarly-themed-yet-different posters for each of the nine exhibiting venues between 1972 and 1974. These are illustrated as entries 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25 on pages 56 and 57 in the Posters section of Dirk Dobke's ”Dieter Roth: Books + Multiples. This set was acquired from the pioneering Soho conceptual and artist book dealer (plus publisher) Jaap Rietman.

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Anthology
Adam Pendleton, 2018

Hand sewn book, each with a unique canvas cover . Large folio with 200 compositions and a unique cover. Isolated photographs and fragments photocopied from the pages of books are layered with marks, dashes, patterns, shapes, and handwriting that frequently verges on abstraction. Each composition is unique, but many elements iterate and recombine throughout the series: masks, ceramics, phrases (“WHAT A DAY WAS THIS”; “IF THE FUNCTION”), and historical images related to modernism and decolonization in Africa. The book, which collates the works in chronological sequence, encourages readers to track these recurring components as they phase in and out across the book’s 200 pages.

The compositions are directly related to Pendleton’s collages on mylar and the book translates and indexes these source collages which are usually printed on transparent film whereas in Anthology they have been silkscreened onto Shoji paper. Reflecting on the combinatorial nature of the compositions, each book has a unique cover: a patterned black-and-white canvas fabric, screen printed with one of four handwritten texts.

18.25 x 14 x 2.5 inches
Edition of 24 copies with 10 Aps. Signed, numbered, and dated on inside back cover

Published by Zucker Art Books, NY

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La Conquête de l'espace, (The conquest of space), Atlas
Marcel Broodthaers, 1975

Lithograph in black ink; untrimmed sheet of the pages of a posthumously published miniature book by the artist called "The Conquest of Space: Atlas for the Use of Artists and the Military".
19 1/4 x 24 3/4 inches
From the edition of only 50 copies. HC copy no. VII with Estate stamp on back.

Printer, Publisher: Lebeer Hossmann Éditeurs, Brussels and Hamburg

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A Bunch of Flowers
Dieter Roth, 1996-98

Paint and colored pen over a color copy
12 unique works on paper, paint and color pen, some on photocopy paper made by Roth.
16.5 x 11.7 inches
Unique work

Self published

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Complete set of posters for the 9 Books and Graphics aka Bücher + Grafik exhibitions
Dieter Roth, 1972-74

18 posters in different sizes, 2 per show which are photographic reproductions of collage works by the artist. Roth created two striking similarly-themed-yet-different posters for each of the nine exhibiting venues between 1972 and 1974. These are illustrated as entries 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25 on pages 56 and 57 in the Posters section of Dirk Dobke's ”Dieter Roth: Books + Multiples. This set was acquired from the pioneering Soho conceptual and artist book dealer (plus publisher) Jaap Rietman.

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Moonscape, from 11 Pop Artists I
Roy Lichtenstein, 1965

Screenprint in colors on blue Rowlux, signed and dated in pencil on the reverse, signed on back, *EXCELLENT CONDITION
24 x 20 inches
Edition of 200

Published by Original Editions, New York.
Printed by: Knickerbocker Machine & Foundry Inc., New York

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Proof impression Doubleheads
Dieter Roth, 1974

Etching and dry point with photographic etching process for the background. Signed probe 2/2. Some browning on top and bottom of margins, not affecting the image
15 x 15 inches
Unique work

Self published

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Drypoint on Acid
Barry McGee, 2006

Portfolio of 10 prints in a variety of printmaking techniques and collaged silkscreen additions; in a wood box with silkscreen on lid.    

These images employ collage elements from the artist’s vast collection of old industrial printed paper, which he embellishes with his own images depicting those who live on the margins of society.

Signed etchings with aquatint wrapped in silk screen cover in wooden box.
7 ¾ x 6 ¼ inches
Edition of 20 Copies

Published by Edition Jacob Samuel, Santa Monica, CA.

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Moonscape, from 11 Pop Artists I
Roy Lichtenstein, 1965

Screenprint in colors on blue Rowlux, signed and dated in pencil on the reverse, signed on back, *EXCELLENT CONDITION
24 x 20 inches
Edition of 200

Published by Original Editions, New York.
Printed by: Knickerbocker Machine & Foundry Inc., New York

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Proof impression Doubleheads
Dieter Roth, 1974

Etching and dry point with photographic etching process for the background. Signed probe 2/2. Some browning on top and bottom of margins, not affecting the image
15 x 15 inches
Unique work

Self published

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Drypoint on Acid
Barry McGee, 2006

Portfolio of 10 prints in a variety of printmaking techniques and collaged silkscreen additions; in a wood box with silkscreen on lid.    

These images employ collage elements from the artist’s vast collection of old industrial printed paper, which he embellishes with his own images depicting those who live on the margins of society.

Signed etchings with aquatint wrapped in silk screen cover in wooden box.
7 ¾ x 6 ¼ inches
Edition of 20 Copies

Published by Edition Jacob Samuel, Santa Monica, CA.

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MICHELE RODDA

Saribus rotundifolius
Michele Rodda, 2020

Printing ink on Chinese paper. Six pieces of handmade Chinese paper joined together with wheat starch paste
85-1/2 x 110 inches
Edition of 3 copies all unique

Self Published by the artist

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I am an Italian botanist based in Singapore. My research work focuses on the taxonomy and evolution of Apocynaceae subfamilies Asclepiadoideae, Periplocoideae and Secamonoideae in Southeast Asia and neighbouring regions. I also have a keen interest in the history of botanical illustration and printmaking.

Nature printing is the technique of taking a direct print from natural objects like leave and flowers without the interposition of a medium – whether through the lens of a camera or through the hands of an illustrator.

I like to obtain bold large print, exemplifying the lust exuberance of the tropical rainforest, but also make very detailed prints that are better appreciated when observed close up.

-Michele Rodda

"I am an Italian botanist based in Singapore. My research work focuses on the taxonomy and evolution of Apocynaceae subfamilies Asclepiadoideae, Periplocoideae and Secamonoideae in Southeast Asia and neighbouring regions. I also have a keen interest in the history of botanical illustration and printmaking.

Nature printing is the technique of taking a direct print from natural objects like leave and flowers without the interposition of a medium – whether through the lens of a camera or through the hands of an illustrator.

I like to obtain bold large print, exemplifying the lust exuberance of the tropical rainforest, but also make very detailed prints that are better appreciated when observed close up."

-Michele Rodda