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  • 1967 Emeryville MUDFLAT ART Long Gone San Francisco Bay Waterfront Sculptures by William Jackson 1967 Emeryville MUDFLAT ART Long Gone San Francisco Bay Waterfront Sculptures
    William Jackson

    MUDFLAT ART by William Jackson

    Published by The Carson Jackson Fund, Verna Baxter, Lino Meiorin, Berkeley, California, 1967. First edition. Illustrated card covers, side staple bound, 9" x 6", 12 unnumbered pages, illustrated with 7 full page color photographs and one in text color photo. VERY GOOD Condition: some wear to the covers, internally signs of age and use, otherwise a respectable copy of this elusive publication about the old Emeryville Mudflat Sculptures.

    In the 1960s the Emeryville Mudflats were a mere wasteland of space by the side of the Eastshore Freeway fronting San Francisco Bay. After some initial ad hoc sculpture popped up, the Mudflats evolved into a vibrant highly visible open air museum for a unique form of…

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    MUDFLAT ART by William Jackson

    Published by The Carson Jackson Fund, Verna Baxter, Lino Meiorin, Berkeley, California, 1967. First edition. Illustrated card covers, side staple bound, 9" x 6", 12 unnumbered pages, illustrated with 7 full page color photographs and one in text color photo. VERY GOOD Condition: some wear to the covers, internally signs of age and use, otherwise a respectable copy of this elusive publication about the old Emeryville Mudflat Sculptures.

    In the 1960s the Emeryville Mudflats were a mere wasteland of space by the side of the Eastshore Freeway fronting San Francisco Bay. After some initial ad hoc sculpture popped up, the Mudflats evolved into a vibrant highly visible open air museum for a unique form of public art works. This amazing space of free expression lasted for about 30 years. Many of the sculptures are now in museum collections.

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  • 1969 **SIGNED** WOODSTOCK PREVIEW ISSUE of The East Village Other w/ ROUTE MAP to WOODSTOCK on COVER - Signed by KEN KESEY, KEN BABBS (an Acid-Head Merry Prankster), and BARRY MELTON (Country Joe and the Fish) 1969 **SIGNED** WOODSTOCK PREVIEW ISSUE of The East Village Other w/ ROUTE MAP to WOODSTOCK on COVER - Signed by KEN KESEY, KEN BABBS (an Acid-Head Merry Prankster), and BARRY MELTON (Country Joe and the Fish)

    THE EAST VILLAGE OTHER - WOODSTOCK, Vol. 4, No. 37, August 13, 1969. Rare Preview Issue published 2 days BEFORE the "Woodstock Music and Art Fair" that took place August 15 - August 18, 1969. The issue's cover is a MAP OF ROUTES TO THE MUSIC FESTIVAL, drawn in 60's funky style, complete with naked women coming out of bottles of "GLEE", guitars split open with their guts spilling out, farmer rats in overalls, a tent with a smoking joint sticking out, etc. The cover and issue are rare and sought after. The Stanford University David Rumsey Map Center has a copy in its collection.

    THIS COPY is HAND SIGNED and INSCRIBED by KEN KESEY, KEN BABBS, and BARRY MELTON.

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    THE EAST VILLAGE OTHER - WOODSTOCK, Vol. 4, No. 37, August 13, 1969. Rare Preview Issue published 2 days BEFORE the "Woodstock Music and Art Fair" that took place August 15 - August 18, 1969. The issue's cover is a MAP OF ROUTES TO THE MUSIC FESTIVAL, drawn in 60's funky style, complete with naked women coming out of bottles of "GLEE", guitars split open with their guts spilling out, farmer rats in overalls, a tent with a smoking joint sticking out, etc. The cover and issue are rare and sought after. The Stanford University David Rumsey Map Center has a copy in its collection.

    THIS COPY is HAND SIGNED and INSCRIBED by KEN KESEY, KEN BABBS, and BARRY MELTON.

    KEN KESEY, an important American author and an even more important FATHER of the MERRY PRANKSTERS, SIGNED the front cover in SILVER INK. NOTE: The Merry Prankster Bus was Present at Woodstock.

    BARRY MELTON, co-founder and lead guitarist of COUNTRY JOE and the FISH, SIGNED and INSCRIBED the issue TWICE. He signed and inscribed the front cover: "Best Fishes / Barry Melton (signed with his iconic signature)". HE ADDITIONALLY SIGNED page 15 beside an AD for the upcoming WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL. NOTE: COUNTRY JOE and the FISH performed at WOODSTOCK on August 17, 1969.

    KEN BABBS, a MERRY PRANKSTER, SIGNED and INSCRIBED the front cover: "Tootle - EEE - Tootle / Ken Babbs". NOTE: KEN BABBS, a MERRY PRANKSTER, ACID TEST MC, and friend of THE GRATEFUL DEAD since 1965. He was on the stage at WOODSTOCK with the DEAD when they performed on August 16, 1969. At one point during their performance they had technical difficulties. They told Babbs to grab a microphone and entertain the crowd, which he did. He was obviously dosed to the gills with LSD.

    About the Item: NEWSPAPER, 20 pages including covers. The illustrated article on the upcoming Woodstock Festival is on pages 10-11 and continues on pages 14-15. The rest of the issue contains general counterculture articles, comic art by Kim Deitch and others, ads (including an ad for the upcoming Festival on page 15), and the like.

    VERY GOOD condition, a center crease from being folded as originally sold, lightly age toned, still bright, clean and clear.

    RARE and IMPORTANT piece of AMERICAN COUNTERCULTURE HISTORY. Unique with the Signatures and Inscriptions of Ken Kesey, Barry Melton and Ken Babbs. I'm sure I will never see another such copy, and I bet you won't either!

    About KEN KESEY (excerpts from Wikipedia):

    ******Ken Kesey, b.1935 d.2001, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion, Merry Pranksters, Acid Tests, Grateful Dead... After One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was published, Kesey began hosting happenings with former colleagues, miscellaneous bohemian and literary figures, and other friends (Ken Babbs et al), collectively known as the MERRY PRANKSTERS; these parties, known as ACID TESTS, integrated the consumption of LSD with multimedia performances. KESEY MENTORED THE GRATEFUL DEAD (the Acid Tests' de facto house band) throughout their early years and continued to exert a profound influence upon the group throughout their career.******

    About Ken Babbs (from Wikipedia):

    ******Ken Babbs, b.1936, is a famous Merry Prankster who became one of the psychedelic leaders of the 1960s. He along with best friend and Prankster leader, Ken Kesey, wrote the book Last Go Round. Babbs is best known for his participation in the Acid Tests and on the bus Further. He and Ken Kesey said The Acid Tests were conceived when the Pranksters met the Grateful Dead.******

    About BARRY MELTON (from Wikipedia

    ******Barry "The Fish" Melton, b.1947, is the co-founder and original lead guitarist of Country Joe and the Fish. He appeared in the films made at Monterey Pop (1967) and Woodstock (1969).******

    About THE EAST VILLAGE OTHER (from Wikipedia):

    ******The East Village Other (often abbreviated as EVO) was an American underground newspaper in New York City, issued biweekly during the 1960s.******

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  • 1974 Timothy Leary TERRA ll One Trip TICKET TO RIDE Folsom Prison To OUTER SPACE by Timothy Leary 1974 Timothy Leary TERRA ll One Trip TICKET TO RIDE Folsom Prison To OUTER SPACE
    Timothy Leary

    Scarce ORIGINAL 1974 TIMOTHY LEARY EPHEMERAL TICKET

    "TERRA II" Ticket To Ride. "The Universe Is Perfect!" ONE TRIP Use Before 1999 "Welcome Aboard Terra II My Friends! My Name Is Doctor Timothy Leary!"

    Published in [Folsom Prison, Folsom, California, 1974], printed on blue paper, 8.5" x 2.5". Illustrated by Disney artist Dana Reemes who incorporated Robert Crumb's drawing of Timothy Leary (originally published in a 1973 issue of El Perfecto Comics), crediting "R. Crumb" beside the drawing. The ticket also has a facsimile Timothy Leary signature. The Promotional TICKET was inserted into some lucky copies of Leary's 1974 book TERRA II. The Ticket is for ONE TRIP off the planet earth on a spaceship commanded by Doctor Timothy Leary.

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    Scarce ORIGINAL 1974 TIMOTHY LEARY EPHEMERAL TICKET

    "TERRA II" Ticket To Ride. "The Universe Is Perfect!" ONE TRIP Use Before 1999 "Welcome Aboard Terra II My Friends! My Name Is Doctor Timothy Leary!"

    Published in [Folsom Prison, Folsom, California, 1974], printed on blue paper, 8.5" x 2.5". Illustrated by Disney artist Dana Reemes who incorporated Robert Crumb's drawing of Timothy Leary (originally published in a 1973 issue of El Perfecto Comics), crediting "R. Crumb" beside the drawing. The ticket also has a facsimile Timothy Leary signature. The Promotional TICKET was inserted into some lucky copies of Leary's 1974 book TERRA II. The Ticket is for ONE TRIP off the planet earth on a spaceship commanded by Doctor Timothy Leary.

    FINE Condition: bright and clean. An original Terra II Ticket is almost impossible to find, most seem to have vanished into space.

    TERRA II was written by Timothy Leary in Folsom Prison while serving time for possession of marijuana in 1974. His TERRA ll was a prison escape fantasy which involved leaving Earth on an intergalactic spaceship to travel the universe in an endless voyage of discovery and harmony. This period, beginning with his imprisonment in 1973, is known as his "Starseed" period. Proceeds from the sale of TERRA II were intended to help pay expenses of costly legal appeals by Leary to win his freedom from prison. The appeals didn't work, Leary wasn't released until California Governor Jerry Brown pardoned him in 1976.

    Timothy Leary (1920-1996) was extremely controversial. A polarizing figure who challenged the status quo with his famous mantra "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out." A Cultural Icon who advocated psychedelic drugs, Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg called him "a Hero of American Consciousness."

    From the collection of Richard Synchef, a noted collector of Beat, Counterculture, and Psychedelic books and oddities.

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  • GRATEFUL DEAD TWENTY FIVE YEARS ***SIGNED & INSCRIBED*** EUROPE TOUR BOOK 1990 by The Grateful Dead GRATEFUL DEAD TWENTY FIVE YEARS ***SIGNED & INSCRIBED*** EUROPE TOUR BOOK 1990
    The Grateful Dead

    GRATEFUL DEAD - TWENTY FIVE YEARS - EUROPE 1990.

    SIGNED & INSCRIBED in SILVER on the FRONT COVER by KEN KESEY, Friend, Mentor and LSD Guru to the Grateful Dead:

    "Hmmm... / that's either Bill Graham's ghost or a live version of / Ken Kesey".

    SIGNED & INSCRIBED in GOLD on the first two page panel by KEN BABBS, an LSD laden Merry Prankster and friend of the Grateful Dead and Ken Kesey:

    "I didn't Go! - DURN! - Ken Babbs".

    Softcovers, side stapled, 11.75x11.75 inches (the shape of a vinyl album cover), 26 pages. illustrated with photographs of the band and its Dead members.

    NEAR FINE condition, just lightly handled, tight, bright, clean and clear. A lovely copy.

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    GRATEFUL DEAD - TWENTY FIVE YEARS - EUROPE 1990.

    SIGNED & INSCRIBED in SILVER on the FRONT COVER by KEN KESEY, Friend, Mentor and LSD Guru to the Grateful Dead:

    "Hmmm... / that's either Bill Graham's ghost or a live version of / Ken Kesey".

    SIGNED & INSCRIBED in GOLD on the first two page panel by KEN BABBS, an LSD laden Merry Prankster and friend of the Grateful Dead and Ken Kesey:

    "I didn't Go! - DURN! - Ken Babbs".

    Softcovers, side stapled, 11.75x11.75 inches (the shape of a vinyl album cover), 26 pages. illustrated with photographs of the band and its Dead members.

    NEAR FINE condition, just lightly handled, tight, bright, clean and clear. A lovely copy.

    RARE SIGNED & INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY that combines the GHOST of BILL GRAHAM, with the MERRY PRANKSTER MISCHIEVOUS WIT of KEN KESEY, and the LSD mindset of Prankster and Dead Friend KEN BABBS.

    A Unique Item from the Pranksters and the Dead.

    About KEN KESEY (excerpts from Wikipedia):

    ******Ken Kesey, b.1935 d.2001, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion, Merry Pranksters, Acid Tests, Grateful Dead... After One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was published, Kesey began hosting happenings with former colleagues, miscellaneous bohemian and literary figures, and other friends (Ken Babbs et al), collectively known as the MERRY PRANKSTERS; these parties, known as ACID TESTS, integrated the consumption of LSD with multimedia performances. KESEY MENTORED THE GRATEFUL DEAD (THE ACID TESTS' HOUSE BAND) throughout their early years and continued to exert a profound influence upon the group throughout their career.******

    About KEN BABBS (from Wikipedia):

    ******Ken Babbs, b.1936, is a famous Merry Prankster who became one of the psychedelic leaders of the 1960s. He, along with best friend and Prankster leader Ken Kesey, wrote the book Last Go Round. Babbs is best known for his participation in the Acid Tests and on the bus Further. He and Ken Kesey said The Acid Tests were conceived when the Pranksters met the Grateful Dead.******

    About BILL GRAHAM (from Wikipedia):

    ******Bill Graham, b.1931 d,1991, was a German-American rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash. On July 4, 1939, he was sent from Germany to France due to political uncertainty in his home country. At age 10, he settled into a foster home in the Bronx, New York. In the early 1960s, Graham moved to San Francisco, and in 1965, began to manage the San Francisco Mime Troupe which eventually led to his becoming one of the world's greatest Rock Concert Promoters. His promoted concerts at the Fillmore and Winterland Ballrooms made such bands as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, world famous. The San Francisco Civic Auditorium was renamed The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in his honor.******

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  • MACUNAIMA 1972 Psychedelic Underground Comic Art Film POSTER Brazil Cinema Novo MACUNAIMA 1972 Psychedelic Underground Comic Art Film POSTER Brazil Cinema Novo

    MACUNAIMA (1969). A Brazilian Cinema Novo masterpiece, considered one of the most important films in Brazilian history. Directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, in Portuguese with English subtitles. A box office hit in Brazil, it was released in a dubbed version for American audiences in 1972 by New Line Cinema.

    Illustrated by underground New York psychedelic comic artist Frank Mell. His incredible work is similar to legendary R. Crumb Comics, but much less known. His work is in the collection of the Oakland Museum, he illustrated psychedelic album covers, posters, and his work can be found in counter culture periodicals.

    Original MOVIE POSTER, Offset lithograph on paper, 37" x 24.5". GOOD Condition: stored rolled for decades, so the colors remain…

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    MACUNAIMA (1969). A Brazilian Cinema Novo masterpiece, considered one of the most important films in Brazilian history. Directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, in Portuguese with English subtitles. A box office hit in Brazil, it was released in a dubbed version for American audiences in 1972 by New Line Cinema.

    Illustrated by underground New York psychedelic comic artist Frank Mell. His incredible work is similar to legendary R. Crumb Comics, but much less known. His work is in the collection of the Oakland Museum, he illustrated psychedelic album covers, posters, and his work can be found in counter culture periodicals.

    Original MOVIE POSTER, Offset lithograph on paper, 37" x 24.5". GOOD Condition: stored rolled for decades, so the colors remain very bright, the bottom margin has some waviness and shorelining/staining, the top edge has some light creasing, there are a few light smudges here and there and a few signs of wear, but overall the poster is solid, bright and clear.

    An epic psychedelic adventure fantasy on Brazilian themes and myths, based on a Modernist novel written in 1928 by Mario de Andrade (no relation to the film's director), the metaphorical, savagely satirical film has drawn comparisons to the work of Fellini, John Waters and Lina Wertmuller. A revealing allegory of Brazil's complex racial and cultural history with subtle references to its repressive military rule. Like the musical style Tropicalia gave the world a uniquely Brazilian beat, Macunaima exhibits a strong Brazilian identity.

    When the film was first released in the United States, its most sensational elements were played up. In a comprehensive 1976 essay about it in the media review journal Jump Cut, author J.R. Molotnik wrote that the movie had been dubbed "Jungle Freaks" for its U.S. release and was advertised in the Village Voice as "95 Minutes of Brazil Nuts." "New Line Cinema, the film's U.S. distributor, was clearly seeking to attract the Voice's avowedly offbeat readers with promises of an exotic spoof," Molotnik wrote. "The movie buff likely to attend such an 'underground' film was thus readied for a far-out lighthearted film, one bearing little resemblance to the 'heavy' classics of Latin American revolutionary cinema."

    Will be shipped carefully rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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