OLDENBURG, Claes; SIGNED, Williams, Emmett (edited by). STORE DAYS: Documents from the Store (1961) and Ray Gun Theater (1962). Something Else Press, Inc. 1967
FIRST EDITION / SIGNED. 4to., 152 p., ill. White cloth boards w/ blind-stamped lettering to front board. Spine has red cloth background w/ silver lettering. Some minor foxing to edges of boards, otherwise fine. Top edge green. Corners and binding are tight. Decorated endpapers w/ "The Store" emblems replicated. Oldenburg's "The Store" business card in glassine envelope pasted to ffep. SIGNED by Oldenburg to title page in his characteristic scrawl. All pages very clean and unmarked. Color and black & white photography by Robert R. McElroy. Dust jacket is slightly rubbed w/ edgewear, but no rips or tears. Store Days is a selection by the artist, Claes Oldenburg, with the aid of Emmett Williams, of texts, graphic materials, and photos from 1961-1962. The documents are presented as directly as possible, since this no catalogue but the evocation of a seminal moment.