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CREED, MARTIN sound: vinyl records, CD's

MARTIN CREED, Work 117, 1995 [cassette tape]

MARTIN CREED, Work No. 117
audio cassette, offset, cassette
edition of 500

All the sounds on a drum machine, recorded on a cassette tape. Martin Creed’s Work no. 117 and Two Minute Rest (1995) is a sound piece that rattles through every percussion sound on Creed’s synthesizer.
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland

Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland February 2012  € 82,-

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CREED, MARTIN multiples sound: vinyl records, CD's

MARTIN CREED, Work No. 1370 – ‘Chicago’, 2012 [LP, painted sleeve]

MARTIN CREED Work No. 1370 – ‘Chicago’, 2012
vinyl LP, watercolour painted cover
signed, numbered
edition 200
published by The Vinyl Factory and MCA/Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
not available

Each cover features a unique aquarel by Martin Creed, hand painted at Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago earlier in 2012. Four new songs were recorded all analogue at John McEntire’s Soma Studios.

History of prices:
The Vinyl Factory and MCA/Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 2012 year of issue GBP 200.-

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PRINCE, RICHARD sound: vinyl records, CD's

RICHARD PRINCE, It’s a Free Concert Now, 2012 [LP vinyl]

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RICHARD PRINCE, It’s a Free Concert Now, 2012
31,3 x 31,5 cm
screen print on vinyl, 12 inch LP, black sleeve in plastic bag
A-side: It’s a Free Concert Now and B-side: Record House, 2012
limited edition
published by Brigade Commerz, Pforzheim, Germany
p.o.r.

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special edition
RICHARD PRINCE, It’s a Free Concert Now, 2012
31,3 x 31,5 cm
screen print on vinyl, black frame
2-track one-sided LP, 12 inch, 180 gms heavyweight (picture) vinyl
in transparent plastic bag and black maxi sleeve + CD with original tracks
includes interview and music by Richard Prince
special edition 25, signed and numbered not available
published by Brigade Commerz, Pforzheim, Germany

This edition of 25 is signed and numbered; each copy is framed in black, hand signed, numbered and accompanied with a text of the artist:
“Record House is located on Righter Rd. right down from my studio in upstate NY.
It once was a hunting cabin. After I bought it, I removed the porch that surrounded it.
I bought a lot of records on e-bay and cut them into shapes of shingles and nailed them up all over the structure.
Vinyl and wax siding.”

 

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CREED, MARTIN sound: vinyl records, CD's

MARTIN CREED, Love To You, 2012 [LP, hand painted sleeve]

MARTIN CREED, Love To You, 2012
heavy weight vinyl, ca 40 min., 180 grams
painted LP cover, folded poster of cover image, printed inner sleeve
signed, numbered
edition 150 (here 145/150)
published by The Vinyl Factory, Hayes (Middlesex), England
pristine
€ 875,- plus registered mail

This limited edition has been hand painted by Martin Creed, hence each cover is a unique artwork. The work contains Martin’s debut album on heavyweight clear vinyl, crafted by The Vinyl Factory, and includes an oversized poster of the album cover photograph. The LP itself is an example of his way of dualistic thinking and making concepts. In ‘Love To You’ 18 love and hate songs from Martin Creed are brought together and the short tracks in this album, delivered by Martin Creed and his band, are described by The Guardian as “like something between Steve Reich and The Ramones.”

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Box journal MOCA Detroit magazines sound: vinyl records, CD's

BOX # 1 – journal MOCA Detroit, 2012 [on Afro-futurism]

Box #1
31 x 31 x 5 cm
cardboard box journal
series of unique hand painted boxes
edition 200
mint
published by produced by MOCAD / Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, USA
€ 900,- plus € 24,- registered mail

The box shaped MOCAD journal is a collection of multiples and publications compiled by Cary Loren for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit. Cary Loren says on this: “We responded to the 12” LP format, and decided on the underlying theme of Afro-futurism as its focus. We were not attempting to define or deeply examine the concept, but simply acknowledge its widespread influence as inspiration among the artists we discussed. Soon, various artworks, booklets, poetry, interviews, music, posters, postcards, photos, stickers and buttons made there way into the box. Each box was uniquely designed, hand-painted and bejeweled by artist/musician Efe Bes, who transformed them into magical vessels.”

 

Afro-futurism
The American musician Sun Ra was a self-made jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player playing experimental music, a “cosmic” philosopher and creator of theatrical performances. He may be considered as the founder of Afro-futurism, due to his early experimental music he performed with his continuous changing band “The Arkestra” in the fifties of the 20th century. During concerts the the band members had futuristic suits on that were reminiscent of Egyptian and extra-terrestrial influences. In 1974 Sun Ra wrote the film “Space Is The Place” in which he advocates to bring Afro-Americans to Saturnus by means of his music. Only black people would inhabit that planet.
Ref. Space Is The Place Sun Ra

 

CONTENT

Records

1.
Sun Ra & Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts; Spirit Songz
12″ vinyl LP
edition 300
The title “Spirit Songz” comes from the name of one of Ibn’s unreleased albums.
A side: live Sun Ra Arkestra recordings from the Detroit Jazz Center on New Years Eve, 1980. B side: recordings of words and music in Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts’ studio. Sun Ra tracks include: Journey to Saturn, excerpts from There is Change in the Air, Are You Spotless? and When There is No Sun. Musicians performing beside Ibn are James Carter, Amp Fiddler, Ron Smith, Titilaya, Ron Rutherford, Mellow Man and Ras Kente.

2.
The Spell of Jadoo,
CD, 74 min., edition 300
compilation featuring 16 tracks by Sun Ra, THTX, Warren Defever & Furuq Z. Bey, Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts, Baba Akunda, Little Princess, Slither, Efe Bes, Kim Fowley, The Impaler, Destroy All Monsters, Monster Island and James Semark, 2012. All tracks have never been released before.

Printed matter

1.
Faruq Z Bey, Toward a ‘Ratio’nal Aesthetic, 2012
68 pages
edition 300
reprinted booklet, first published by Ridgeway Press 1989
published by MOCAD, 2012

2.
Rob Tyner & John Sinclair, “Motor City Afrofuturism”, 2012
12 × 12 inches
newsprint, 3 added photos of Rob Tyner by Leni Sinclair
interview with Rob Tyner by John Sinclair is a reprint of the Ann Arbor Sun from 1967. The “Poem for the liner notes to Pinkeye’s Live Deathless album” by James Semark is also reprinted from the CD released in 2009.

3.
Pedro Bell & Cameron Jamie: “Ammagamma-Goo-Chee“, 2009
interview with Afro-futurist & Funkadelic artist Pedro Bell by Cameron Jamie

4.
Sun Ra; “A Profile of Sun Ra” interview by Grant Martin, reprint from the Detroit-based Tribe Magazine, 1975.

5.
Destroy All Monsters, The Swamp Gas Gazette, 2002
edition 5000
UFO 8 page tabloid newspaper zine,
produced by DAM

6.
James Semark, “The Judgment of Edmund Zwingy”, 2012
reprint of a short story by Semark from Night-Vision Express, 1964
cover drawing; “Each One is Real, Each Real is One” by Semark, Detroit Artists Workshop Press, 1965

7.
Sun Ra; “Cosmic Equation”, n.d.
poem by Sun Ra, 2012
edition 150, numbered and 50 lettered copies

8.
Sun Ra, The Endless Realm, n.d.
poem by Sun Ra, 2012
edition 150 numbered and 50 lettered copies

9.
Amiri Baraka, I Liked Us Better, 2012
poem

10.
Terry Blackhawk, For Dudley Randall, 2003
poem

11.
M. L. Liebler, Trembling in the Temple of Tears at the Feet of Buddha, 2010
poem

12.
Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts, The Path, n.d.
poem

13.
Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts, Ogun; In the Modality of Modified Metal as a Metaphor, n.d.
poem

Artworks

1.
RAMM:ELL:ZEE, Super Heroes & Villains; Monster Models & Garbage Gods, 1991
4×5.5 inches
staple bound booklet, two page pink text inserts, 20 pages
edition 200
published by MOCAD
a collection of Rammellzee’s 21 monster sculptures with text. Photography by Adam Reich, courtesy The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York City and the estate of Rammellzee and designed by Cady Loren

2.
GARY GRIMSHAW, Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra in Concert with MC5, 1967, 2008
20 × 24 inches
three colour silkscreen
folded poster, reprint of 1967
edition 250

3.
FRANK BACH, In Residence In Concert Detroit Sun Ra and His Omniverse Jet-Set Arkestra, 2012
12 x 17 inches
printed as an LP cover
edition 300
folded poster, reprint of 1979-80,
published by MOCAD

4.
GILDA SNOWDEN, untitled, 2012
5 x 7 inches
original acrylic stencil painting
signed, dated

5.
JEROME FERETTI, untitled, 2012
7 x 7 inches
print with hand coloring crayon additions, some boxes may contain a small signed hand-made brick
signed

6.
BARRY ROTH, untitled, 2012
5 x 7 inches
photograph
two different editions of 100
signed, numbered

7.
MAURICE GREENIA, 2012
11 x 11 inches
pen and ink drawing on paper
signed, dated

8.
RYAN STANDFEST, Ardent Boner, 2012
8.5x 5.5″
booklet, staple bound,16 pages with drawings based on Andre Breton’s African art collection published by Rotland Press
edition 200
signed, numbered

9.
TOM CAREY, “Yakub’s Folly”, 2012
woodcut
edition 200
signed, numbered

10.
M. SAFFELL GARDNER, Sun Ra’s U, 2012
woodcut
edition 200
signed, numbered, dated

11.
DIANETTA DYE, Urban Etch #13 Man, 2012
monoprint
signed, titled, dated

12.
CHRIS RIDDELL, untitled, 2012
8.5 x11 inches
Xerox collage
signed, numbered

13.
LENI SINCLAIR, 6 postcards
10 x 15 cm
6 postcard photos, envelope
includes Faruq Z. Bey color (1975), Sun Ra in black and white (1977), Sun Ra in color (1977), June Tyson color (1977), Alice Coltrane black and white (1972) and Roscoe Mitchell color Art Ensemble of Chicago performance (date unknown)
and 8.5 x 11 inches glossy photo of Sun Ra and His Omniverse Jet-Set Arkestra with Detroit musicians at Detroit Jazz Center, Dec. 31st, 1979

14.
JIMBO EASTER & Cary Loren
8.5 x 11 inches
irregular hand-cut paper
numbered
red, silver or gold silkscreen of alien writing and DAM “cosmic clip art” over spray-painted backgrounds

15.
KCALB GNIW SPIRIT, Ogun Urban Monumentz
flyer from a book catalog

16.
EFE BES, untitled, 2012
31 x 31 x 5 cm
box lid
acrylics, tempura, markers, glitter, glue and spray varnish

two other examples of hand painted box lid:
     

Each box lid has an unique hand design, painted by Afro-futurist musician Efe (with assistance from Mo and the staff of MOCAD). Efe uses traditional and symbolic African based patterns that he improvises with and molds into his own shapes, creating a relief pattern with jewel-like illuminations. The box lids are each hand signed and numbered on the side.

17.
Stickers, etc.

18.
JIM SHAW, Peanut Butter, 1996/2012
3 x 8 inches
DAM sticker
edition 250

19.
DAVE MUELLER, What Would Sun Ra Do?, 2004 – 2012
2.5 x 9 inches
bumper sticker
edition 250

20.
AERON BERGMAN and ALEJANDRA SALINAS, Race, 2012
2 x 4 inches
sticker

21.
APETECHNOLOGY collective in Detroit
1 x 2 inches
sticker by the Apetechnology collective
open edition

22.
CARY LOREN, Destroy All Monsters; Spaceman or Mexican Zombie, 2012
3 x 2 inches
sticker
edition of 1000 each

23.
Various artists
3 buttons in a bag featuring; Alice Coltrane, Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts and a Destroy All Monster Apocalypse creature

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MONK, JONATHAN sound: vinyl records, CD's

JONATHAN MONK, Grey / Gray, 2011

JONATHAN MONK, Grey/Gray, 2011
two 7” vinyl records, two sleeves, signed, numbered on certificate with finger prints of grey paint
edition 100
signed
published by CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, USA
€ 360,- plus € 20,- registered mail Track & Trace

For Grey/Gray, (2012), each record within the edition is visually unique and comes with two records. Side A is the sound of black paint being mixed with white. Side B is the sound of white paint being mixed with black. One is in a black sleeve and the other in a white one, housed within a clear plastic sleeve with a printed sticker and a small offset printed certificate signed in pencil and painted with grey or gray finger prints.

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DECRAUZAT, PHILIPPE sound: vinyl records, CD's

PHILIPPE DECRAUZAT, Super Loco, 2010

PHILIPPE DECRAUZAT, Super Loco, 2010
EP, 33 rpm
edition 350
recorded and produces by New Humans/Philippe Decrauzat
design by Philippe Decrauzat                                                                                                                                        
published by Circuit edition, Lausanne, Switzerland

 

Two possible soundtracks for “After Birds” 2008 a film by Philippe Decrauzat. Performed by Mika Tajima, Howie Chen, Eric Tsai.
Side A
this but not this…..4:25
contact microphones, analog synthesizer, electronics
Side B
nonstop…..4:25
electric drill, mirrored glass, hammers, electronics

History of price
Circuit edition, Lausanne, Switzerland € 8,- / SFr 10,-  October 2012

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PETTIBON, RAYMOND sound: vinyl records, CD's

RAYMOND PETTIBON, Off! – First Four EPs, 2010

RAYMOND PETTIBON, Off! – First Four EPs, 2010
cardboard box with 4 vinyl 7 inch EP’s

 

 

A legendary punk band ‘Black Flag’ was founded by Pettibon’s brother Greg Ginn (Pettibon is a pseudonym) in Hermosa Beach (California) in the late 70s.
The four EPs comprise a total of 16 songs. This first release, succinctly titled 1st EP, is produced in a limited edition 7-inch with exclusive poster courtesy of Raymond Pettibon, the Black Flag’s overall visual aesthetic Punker with a black pen featuring its own Pettibon sleeve art.

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MEESE, JONATHAN sound: vinyl records, CD's

JONATHAN MEESE, Swing Your Thing, 2009

JONATHAN MEESE, Swing your Thing – Bergkapelle Mount Everest, 2009
drawing on cover, double LP, vinyl
signed, dated
edition unknown
not available

Musically, “Swing Your Thing” is a stunning mix of New Wave in the spirit of early Atatak and Zick Zack releases, exotic Sci-Fi soundtracks and raw Techno in the vein of Electronicat. “Bergkapelle Mount Everest” is the second project by artists Jonathan Meese and Tim Berresheim, originally released as three-sided LP in 2003. This time Meese’s lyrics relate to the world of the mountains in an almost radioplay-like piece of music.

 

History of prices offered or determined by:
Live Auctioneers, New York, USA  € 400 – € 750  March 2013

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DECRAUZAT, PHILIPPE sound: vinyl records, CD's

PHILIPPE DECRAUZAT, Undercover, 2007

PHILIPPE DECRAUZAT, Undercover, 2007
vinyl, 30 cm, 45 rpm, sleeve, offset insert
edition 50 + regular edition 350
signed, numbered
New Humans/Philippe Decrauzat & Mika Tajima
published by Circuit edition, Lausanne, Switzerland
p.o.r.