Some work by the influential artist Sari Dienes (1898-1992), who appears in “Womens Work” (link in bio) 👉 Snow Paintings, picture of the artist, 7 Up, Plan for Paris, advertisement for the artist’s studio class, the artist demonstrating her street rubbing process
We are proud to announce the release of "Womens Work", a magazine published in the mid-1970s that sought to highlight the overlooked work of female artists working at the cusp of the visual arts, music, and performance. The magazine was edited by Alison Knowles and Annea Lockwood and featured text-based and instructional performance scores by the following 25 artists, composers, and choreographers: Beth Anderon, Ruth Anderson, Jacki Apple, Barbara Benary, Sari Dienes, Nye Ffarrabas (participating as Bici Forbes), Simone Forti, Wendy Greenberg, Heidi Von Gunden, Françoise Janicot, Alison Knowles, Christina Kubisch, Carol Law, Annea Lockwood (also included as Anna Lockwood), Mary Lucier, Lisa Mikulchik, Ann Noël (included as Ann Williams), Pauline Oliveros, Takako Saito, Carolee Schneemann, Mieko Shiomi, Elaine Summers, Carole Weber, Julie Winter, and Marilyn Wood.
Celebrating Earth Day w/ Robert Morris via Seth Siegelaub’s “Xerox Book” (1968)
🚨👽 Out Now!!! Trevor Paglen's new book "From the Archives of Peter Merlin, Aviation Archaeologist"! The book features new photographs and text by Paglen centered on former NASA archivist Peter Merlin's vast collection of flight wreckage, dossiers, and memorabilia from military bases such as Area 51 and the Edwards Air Force Base. Paglen's photographs of these symbol-laden challenge coins, patches, and other objects build on his long-standing interest in the culture of secrecy while providing a fragmentary peek into decades of elusive military missions. The 150-page book is produced in full color and retails for $20
Back in stock! For those that missed it the first time around, Broken Music is back in print! Get it on our website or wherever fine books are sold!
💔 RIP Carolee
Out today! James Hoff's "Top Ten: 2008-2018," as well as a reprint of the long out-of-print first volume, "Top Ten: 1998-2008." Each volume compiles a decade of Artforum's top ten column, with all accompanying images redacted -- reducing the article to text and its graphic skeleton. Published as fundraising editions, each volume is priced at $40 and produced in an edition of 200. Get your copies now!
We've announced our 2019 subscription program! Join for only $125 and receive all titles that we publish this year, including publications by artists Michael Asher, Tony Conrad, Trevor Paglen, and Yvonne Rainer; the magazine "Womens Work," edited by Alison Knowles and Annea Lockewood; and many more to be announced soon!
Make a year-end donation to Primary Information and enable another year of artists' publications by Michael Asher, Tony Conrad, Trevor Paglen, Yvonne Rainer, and many more! The generosity of our community is essential to our continued ability to make affordable artists' books available to audiences around the world.
2nite! Join us @printedmatterinc for the launch of Just Another Asshole #6! There will be some short readings and we will be jamming the LP Just Another Asshole #5. Drinks will be served. 6:00-8:00 / Free!!
We are happy to announce the release of Just Another Asshole #6! Originally published in 1983 and edited by Barbara Ess and Glenn Branca, this pulp paperback collects writing by 62 artists including Kathy Acker, Judith Barry, Eric Bogosian, Michael Gira, Jack Goldstein, Dan Graham, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Alan Moore, Cookie Mueller, Richard Prince, Lee Ranaldo, David Rattray, Ann Rower, Kiki Smith, Lynne Tillman, Anne Turyn, Martha Wilson, David Wojnarowicz, and Linda Yablonsky. Catch a glimpse into downtown before gentrification drove out the underground!
Alan Licht interviewed Ursula Block about Broken Music, Gelbe Musik, and more! Read it online at Bomb Magazine.
The final 3 copies of our limited edition of "Destroy All Monsters Magazine" are for sale! The edition of 75 is priced at $1,000 and is comprised of the original publication, signed by the original members: Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw. Also included is an 8x10 inch silver print (pictured) by Cary Loren and a small glycine baggie of dirt from God's Oasis-- the commune Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw lived in from 1974 to 1976 and which served as the collective's musical practice space. #mikekelley #caryloren #jimshaw #niagara
Out Now! BROKEN MUSIC! After nearly 30 years, this "holy grail of sound art" is now back in print. Originally edited by Ursula Block and Michael Glasmeier, Broken Music focuses on recordings, record-objects, artwork for records, and record installations made by thousands of artists between WWII and 1989. The centerpiece of the publication is a nearly 200-page bibliography of artists’ records. It also comes packed with essays by both editors as well as Theodor W. Adorno, René Block, Jean Dubuffet, Milan Knizak, László Moholy-Nagy, Christiane Seiffert, and Hans Rudolf Zeller, as well as a flexi disc of the Arditti Quartet performing Knizak’s “Broken Music.”
Our facsimile edition of “Broken Music” is now available for pre-order. The most comprehensive guide to artists’ records is back in print (after nearly 30 years)! All copies will ship out upon release on October 15. (Pre-order link in bio). Edited by Ursula Block and Michael Glasmeier, Broken Music focuses on recordings, record-objects, artwork for records, and record installations made by thousands of artists between WWII and 1989. It includes essays by both editors as well as Theodor W. Adorno, René Block, Jean Dubuffet, Milan Knizak, László Moholy-Nagy, Christiane Seiffert, and Hans Rudolf Zeller, as well as a flexi disc of the Arditti Quartet performing Knizak’s “Broken Music.” The centerpiece of the publication is a nearly 200-page bibliography of artists’ records.
Shipping now: our new artist book "A Grocer's Orgy" by Lucas Blalock. The publication presents an alternate history of Blalock’s photography using new and previously unseen versions of existing images from throughout his entire body of work. Linking together his earliest studio portraits with recent work utilizing overt digital alterations, the book is designed by the artist to create new formal and thematic associations through the collaging of already densely layered photographs. Get it on our site! #lucasblalock
We have a few copies of our long-sold-out George Kuchar Reader available at the ny art book fair. It’s at the original list price of $27.00! Only three copies left! Get one while you can ! Not in NY? Order online and we’ll pull it and ship to you.
We have an ultra rare copy of our Destroy All Monsters limited edition for sale at NYABF! It’s signed by Mike Kelley, Niagara, Cary Loren, and Jim Shaw and comes with a photo and a baggie of dirt from their old practice space inside the commune God’s Oasis. Originally published in 2011. #destroyallmonsters #dam
A book wrapped in a painting! We found a single copy of Sarah Crowner’s limited edition for her book “Format” (2012). Come see it this weekend at the NY Art Book Fair! @sarahcrowner
Coming soon: Lucas Blalock's new artists' book "A Grocer's Orgy"
If you look closely, you can see some out of print titles we've brought to @sfartbookfair
We're getting ready for the San Francisco Art Book Fair which opens tonight! Visit us at booth A14 through Sunday for deals on all of our titles 📕📗📘📙#sfabf2018
FLASH SALE! 📢50% off all trade titles for next 2 days! Get incredible deals on new and classic publications until June 13, 10am EST!📢
We're down to the last 5 copies of our signed limited edition of Carolee Schneemann's "Uncollected Texts." The edition of 50 features a 6x4" inkjet print signed and numbered by Schneemann. Get yours today for $75 on our site!
Extensive Review of our Guerrilla Art Action Group LP on Artists’ Books and Multiples. Thanks Dave Dyment!
Don't forget to join Primary Information as a subscriber to receive all our 2018 titles for just $125 (shipping included)! New books by Sarah Crowner and Carolee Schneemann, The Guerrilla Art Action Group LP, new artists' postcards, and forthcoming books by Lucas Blalock and Trevor Paglen, as well as a facsimile edition of Ursula Block and Michael Glasmeier's "Broken Music."
We are thrilled to announce a signed limited edition of Carolee Schneemann's "Uncollected Texts" featuring a 6x4" print inside. Edition of 50. Available for $75 on our site (link in bio).