General Modern Collection
Billie Holiday and Mister, photographed by Carl Van Vechten ***
February 25, 2008
Posters from Die Deutsche Werbegraphik (Berlin : Verlag Francken & Lang, 1927)
February 21, 2008
Poster designed by Alfred Jarry for the premiere of Ubu Roi, 1896. and a later poster advertising the "Expojarrysition" organized by the Collège de Pataphysique in 1953.
February 7, 2008
Volumes in the Black Series issued by Gaberbocchus Press in the 1950s, each with a die-cut cover showing the author.
January 29, 2008
Scrapbooks kept by Jack Lamb, world-famous bass and fly-fisherman, who was said to have fished every day for 17 years, straight. Lamb was hired by Gulf Oil Co. to travel and lecture around Texas and Louisiana. The 13 scrapbooks, ranging between 1933-1943 document his career as a professional sportsman and as a commercial photographer, focusing on sports, wildlife, and car crashes.
January 24, 2008
A wood block, lithographed puzzle featuring scenes of world cities. Publisher unknown, ca. 1880s, possibly made in Germany.
January 10, 2008
From La Cocotologie: Notes pour un Traité by Miguel de Unamuno (Paris, 1946). A detailed philosophical essay on origami, with engravings by Gérard Angiolini. (Translated into French, after the 1902 Spanish original in Unamuno's Amor y Pedagogia, a satirical novel on the excesses of positivism.)
January 7, 2008