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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

Off-white cloth boards with blind embossed lettering to upper board and silver lettering with a pink border to spine. Top edge green. Some soiling to boards. Interior clean and unmarked. With business card in small glassine envelope to f.f.e., as issued. In slightly faded dust jacket, unclipped with a price sticker of $12.99 covering the original price. A little shelf wear to edges and one small closed tear to lower fold. Off-setting to reverse of spine and light soiling to reverse of 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)