Store Days : Documents from the Store (1961) and Ray Gun Theatre (1962)
  • artists' book
  • wrappers with dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • loose card[s] in envelope
  • black-and-white & color
  • 28.5 x 21.4 cm.
  • 152 pp.
  • edition size 5000
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN LC6716292

Store Days : Documents from the Store (1961) and Ray Gun Theatre (1962)

[First Edition]

Claes Oldenburg, Emmett Williams, Robert R. McElroy

Store Days : Documents from the Store (1961) and Ray Gun Theatre (1962)

description

Documents from "The Store," (1961) and "Ray Gun Theater," (1962) selected by Claes Oldenburg and Emmett Williams. Photographs by Robert R. McElroy. "Store Days is the remainings of the most significant monument 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... Store Days is a selection by the artist, with the aid of Emmett Williams, of texts, graphic materials and photos from 1961-62. The documents are presented as directly as possible, since this is no catalogue but the evocation of a seminal moment." -- publisher's statement.

references

"Book as Artwork 1960 / 1972" by Germano Celant. London, United Kingdom : Nigel Greenwood Inc. Ltd., 1972, pp. 69.
"Something Else Press : An Annotated Bibliography" by Peter Frank. Kingston, NY : McPherson & Co, 1983, pp. 23.
Number 42 in "Printed Stuff : Prints, Posters and Ephemera by Claes Oldenburg : A Catalogue Raisonné‚ 1958-1996" by Claes Oldenburg, Richard H. Axsom, David Platzker. New York / Madison, NY / WI : Hudson Hills Press / Madison Art Center, 1997, pp. 107.

related objects

Store Days : Documents from the Store (1961) and Ray Gun Theatre (1962) [Second Edition]
New York / Frankfurt / Villefranche, NY / Germany / France : Something Else Press, 1968
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