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Claes Oldenburg’s Store Days. Documents from The Store (1961) and Ray Gun Theatre (1962).

Oldenburg, Claes
Williams, Emmett


1st Edition

4to. Speckled white cloth boards with blind embossed lettering to upper board and a pink border with silver lettering to spine. Top edge green. With business card in small glassine envelope to f.f.e., as issued. Previous owner’s name in small writing to head of title page. Dust jacket with some rubbing to spine ends and corners. Off-setting to reverse of spine and some indentations/scratches to lower panel. *** A beautifully produced reconstruction of Claes Oldenburg’s Store. “Store Days is the remainings of the most significant monuments of early 60’s New York art – the events, theories, works and situations surrounding Claes Oldenburg’s Store, which was on the one hand a real place where real sales were made, and on the other a set of ideas whose reverberations are still being felt.The Store even had a theatrical dimension. After New Year’s Eve 1962, it was converted into the Ray Gun Theatre. Each weekend, for ten weeks, four performances were given with a volunteer cast, of original wordless ‘plays’ – a sort of cycle of rebirth.”

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Book Details

AuthorOldenburg, Claes
Williams, Emmett
PublisherSomething Else Press, Inc.
Publisher Year1967
Book ConditionFine
Jacket ConditionFine
Binding TypeHardcover
Edition1st Edition
IllustratorMcElroy, Robert (photographs by)