BANANA, ANNA ROYAL ORDER of BANANA is pleased to present this MASTER OF BANANOLOGY. Self-published, San Francisco, CA. December 1, 1973.
Diploma. Color and black and white. Photocopy? Includes hand-coloring, one red sticker and rubber stampings. Very good condition. 4.75 x 8.5". "The Canadian artist Anna Banana has been of great importance to the Mail Art net, not least as a performance artist and festival organizer and publicist, but also as PR-creator, copy-artist, lecturer, "archivist" and as a central contact person for Mail Art artists the world over. Anna called herself "Banana" partly because she fell into a crate with bananas at a party in Big Sur, California. Secondly, because she chose the artistic theme "Humor in Art". And thirdly because, she according to herself, "had bananas on the brain". Today few people outside her own family circle know what her former name was. She changed it legally to Banana in 1985. Anna Banana began as a teacher in Vancouver, developing her artistic activities alongside her job. After a visit to the US she returned to Canada in 1971 and published the first two numbers of the newsheet "The Sometimes Weekly Banana Rag" for interested readers. Through "Banana Rag" she discovered the Mail Art network which soon filled her letterbox to the brim with interesting objects. Mail Art became a turning point: "As a woman artist who had been trying to flog a more conventional art 'product' (batik fabrics and hangings), Mail Art was an exciting discovery. Through this medium at least, I was able to get response and interaction that I had felt lacking in my pursuit of recognition from more conventional art outlets." In 1973 she settled down in San Francisco with her husband Bill Gaglione. In 1975, 1980 and 1986 she organized the "Banana Olympics", a Dada-inspired event including events with names such as "Bureaucrat Marathon", where the competitors, tied up with red tape, ran 3 steps forwards, 2 steps backwards and 1 step to the side, "Banana Discus" and "100 meters Sprint Backwards". She also had the document "The Royal Order of Bananas" made, where the holder was declared to be a "Master of Bananology", and this was presented to all the competitors. The event which first took place in San Francisco, then five years later in Surrey, BC, Canada and in 1986 in Eeklo, Belgium, was a comical rally for anticompetition; the first person across the finishing line did not necessarily win. Instead, the person with the most interesting costume, style and creativity might win. In 1981 the constellation Banana/Gaglione split up and Anna moved back to Vancouver from San Francisco." Reference: p. 49-50 Mailed Art in Uppsala. Choosing Your Partner. Peter R. Meyer and Leif Eriksson. 1994. Correspondence Art / Mail Art; Performance Art.
$ 20.00 Ephemera Item# 7045w
BANANA, ANNA WINNING ENTRIES IN THE Fabulous Banana Music Contest will be played for public amusement at the FIRST INTERNATIONAL ART MEET Banana Productions, San Francisco, CA. March 30, 1975.
Flyer. Yellow and black and white. Offset lithograph printed. Folded. Very good condition. Unfolded: 11 x 8.5". Performance Art.
$ 15.00 Ephemera Item# 7046w
BANANA, ANNA ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET GO BANANAS! with Anna Banana at the 1980 BANANA OLYMPICS! Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C., Canada. 1980.
Entry form. Black offset lithograph printed on both sides of yellow paper. Folded. Very good condition. Unfolded: 10.5 x 17". Performance Art.
$ 15.00 Ephemera Item# 7047w
BANANA, ANNA BANANOLOGY? Self-published. nd.
Program. Black and white. Offset lithograph printed. Very good condition. 5.5 x 8". Unpaginated. 4 pages. "In a banana peel, Bananology is a process which involves persons in the creation of their own mythology, outside the mainstream mythologies perpetrated by the mass media. The participant may not be aware of this level of his activity; more likely thinking of his/her involvement in terms of having a good time running the 100 yards dash backwards, or winning the overhanded banana throw on account of costume, or "style of throwing." In other words, enjoying being part of the actualizing of a spoof on the Olympic Games (for example). All of the events I have organized have a common factor; that they are open to participants from the community at large; and participation means the individual takes responsibility for creating a costume and personna through which they relate to the activites of the event. My events play down competition (even when taking the form of a competition), by rearranging the standards for winning (generally from speed to quality or style of doing), and by awarding many prizes, with Degrees of Bananology going to ALL who participate. The accent is on enjoying the activity rather than achieving a prize." Reference: BANANOLOGY? Self-published. nd. Performance Art.
$ 15.00 Ephemera Item# 7048w
BANANA, ANNA No. 18. The Sometimes Yearly BANANA RAG. Self-published. June 1984.
Artist's periodical. Color and black and white. Enclosed in and envelope. Photocopy on yellow paper with rubber stamping. A holographic note to Ginny Lloyd is on the front cover. Folded. Signed. Envelope is rubber stamped. Very good condition. Periodical folded: 3.75 x 8.5". Periodical unfolded: 11 x 8.5". Unpaginated. Envelope: 6 x 9". "Anna Banana regularly mails out the Banana Rag, a yellow sheet which she recently broke precedent on by asking for two-dollar subscriptions, of which she got three by return mail. With the Rag she sends a wonderful variety of degrees of bananology, banana sticker contests, and also makes personal appearances at schools, on TV kid shows, with her big parade in late May, and in letters and fragments descriptive of some of her activities, which also include making batiks and giving massage workshops on a fly-in basis. Her photos show her as the town fool of Victoria. Another of her titles is Rainbow Kid. A lot of Banana Rag contributors are under the age of ten. A group of eight rugged male artists working on the Silton Creative Playground Workshop project chose a picture of Anna in a banana bikini as their pin-up for the month of February, when the temperature in Silton got down to 46 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. How many rags does Anna Banana print up? How many people see what she's doing, bringing absolute good humor to a variety of situations used to Sesame Street and similar pressure situations? In any case she tied for fourth on File magazine's contest to determine the most popular artists in Canada." Reference: p. 51-52 ART IN AMERICA. Vol. 61, No. One. Art in America, Inc., New York, NY. January - February 1973. Correspondence Art / Mail Art.
$ 20.00 Book Item# 7051w
BANANA, ANNA How to MASH BANANAS. Now, Top Banana. nd.
Print. Blue, red and black rubber stamped on white paper. Rubber stamped ANNA BANANA on the recto. Very good condition. 11 x 8.5". Rubber Stamp Art.
$ 65.00 Ephemera Item# 8029w
BANANA, ANNA Now, Top Banana. How to MASH BANANAS. nd.
Print. Blue, red and black rubber stamped on white paper. Rubber stamped ANNA BANANA on the recto. Very good condition. 11 x 8.5". Rubber Stamp Art.
$ 65.00 Ephemera Item# 8030w
BANANA, ANNA Banana Rag No. 21. Anna Banana, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. September 1987.
Artist's periodical. Black on yellow paper. One folio. Very good condition. Red check mark pen notations. 11 x 8.5". Unpaginated. 4 pages.
$ 20.00 Book Item# 1181w
BANANA, ANNA / GAGLIONE, BILL TOWARD THE FUTURE. Tool & Die, San Francisco, CA. February 27 & 28.
Performance poster. Black and white. Folded. Photo: Taki Bluesinger. Text in English and French. Very good condition. Unfolded: 16.25 x 10.5". Performance Art.
$ 45.00 Ephemera Item# 8005w
BANANA, ANNA / GAGLIONE, BILL DOCUMENTS from ANNA BANANA & BILL GAGLIONE. Galerie S:t Petri Archive of Experimental and Marginal Art, Lund, Sweden. February 1 - 15, 1980.
Exhibition poster. Black offset lithograph printed on white paper. Folded. Poster design: Jean Sellem. Excellent condition. Unfolded: 16 x 12". Correspondence Art / Mail Art.
$ 45.00 Ephemera Item# 8213w
BANANA, ANNA / GAGLIONE, BILL ANNA BANANA. BILL........ GAGIONE. IN A LUNDADA PERFORMANCE. DOCUMENTATION OF BANANA ACTIUITIES. Galerie S:t Petri Archive of Experimental and Marginal Art, Lund, Sweden. November 18, 1978.
Performance poster. Black offset lithograph printed on white paper. Folded. Poster by Andrzej Ptoski. Excellent condition. Unfolded: 17.5 x 11.5". Correspondence Art / Mail Art; Performance Art.
$ 45.00 Ephemera Item# 8214w
BANANA, ANNA / KIRBY, VICTORIA / NATIONS, OPAL L. In The RED. Inter Dada 84 Festival, San Francisco, CA. September 7, 1984.
Poster. Red on white paper. Offset lithograph printed. Signed by A. Banana and numbered in pen on recto. Number 22 of an edition of 25 copies. Very good condition. 14 x 8.5". Performance Art.
$ 30.00 Ephemera Item# 13178w
CHEW, C.T. / BERRY, CONNIE / CLEVELAND, BUSTER / HIGGINS III, E.F. / BANANA, ANNA / DOGFISH (RUDINE, ROBERT) / CAVELLINI, GUGLIELMO ACHILLE / BIELMAN, PATRICK / MACIUNAS, GEORGE / LUST, SCARLATINA / DOO DA POST Untitled (This newspaper from the planet Stamp World ...). Triangle Post and C. T. Chew, Seattle, WA. 1984.
Artists' periodical. Red and black offset lithograph printed on both sides of newsprint. Tabloid format. Folded. Includes three artists' stamps and rubber stampings. Artists included: C.T. Chew, C. Berry, B. Cleveland, E.F. Higgins III, A. Banana, Dogfish (R. Rudine), G.A. Cavellini, P. Bielman, G. Maciunas, S. Lust and Doo Da Post. Signed and dated on front cover. Good condition. Water damage to bottom right corner. Unfolded periodical: 17.5 x 11.5". Unpaginated. 6 pages. Correspondence Art / Mail Art; Rubber Stamp Art.
$ 25.00 Book Item# 10941w
DAVIS, DON / DAVIS, RAE / IDEA, MARCEL / BRONSON, A.A. / FLAKEY / GAZELLE, GRANADA / JACK, JOHN / DOGMATIC, IRENE / DAKOTA, NOAH / THE BEAUTIFUL ZEKE / PARTZ, FELIX / DOWD, JOHN / HERSCOVITZ, MARCIA / 5 CORRES SPONGE DANCERS / PASCAL / MS. RHONDA / D'OR, JUDY / YOUNG, DAVID / DARLING, LOWELL / SHARP, WILLOUGHBY / LADY BRUTE / METCALFE, ERIC (DR. BRUTE) / EDWARDS, MINCE / MR. PEANUT (TRASOV, VINCENT) / BANANA, ANNA / DR. DIRT / FUTZIE NUTZLE / HARMONIC, PHIL / MARTIN, CLIFTON / ATCHLEY, DANA / NATIONS, OPAL LOUIS / BON BON, CHUCKY / BON BON, JERRY / BON, BON, BOBBY / STAGG, SANDY / D'ORK, VIC / THE BRUTE BAND / BULL, HANK / THE CHIEF / PRINCE LORENZ / OINGA BOINGA BAND / KELOWNA, KERRY / ANT FARM MONDO ARTIE. EPISODE NO. 1681. IS. 17. THE HOLLYWOOD DECCADANCE ART'S BIRTHDAY. IS, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Fall 1975.
Artist's periodical. Offset lithograph printed. Color, black and white. Wrappers. Staple bound. Contributions by D. Davis, R. Davis, M. Idea, A.A. Bronson, Flakey, G. Gazelle, J. Jack, I. Dogmatic, N. Dakota, The Beautiful Zeke, F. Partz, J. Dowd, M. Herscovitz, 5 Corres Sponge Dancers, Pascal, Ms. Rhonda, J. D'Or, D. Young, L. Darling, W. Sharp, Lady Brute, Dr. Brute, M. Edwards, Mr. Peanut, A. Banana, Dr. Dirt, Futzie Nutzle, P. Harmonic, C. Martin, D. Atchley, O.L. Nations, Chucky Bon Bon, Jerry Bon Bon, Bobby Bon Bon, S. Stagg, V. D'Ork, The Brute Band, H. Bull, The Chief, Prince Lorenz, Oinga Boinga Band, K. Kelowna and Ant Farm. Very good condition. 12.5 x 8.5". Unpaginated. 17 pages.
$ 75.00 Book Item# 11252w
GALANTAI, GYORGY / BANANA, ANNA E78 ANTECEDENTS. ELOZMENY. IH Galeria / Gyorgy Galantai, Budapest, Hungary. December 1978.
Artist's publication / poster mailed to Geoffrey Cook. Black, cyan, red and white. Offset lithograph printed on both sides. Rubber stamped. Text in Hungarian and English. Very good condition. Unfolded: 19 x 27". Folded: 6.5 x 5.5". Correspondence Art / Mail Art; Performance Art; Rubber Stamp Art.
$ 85.00 Ephemera Item# 11098w
GRAFF, TOM / VARNEY, ED / FRICKER, H.R. / CIRCLE, JOANNE / BLADE, MARY / MANWOMAN / CRACKER JACK KID (WELCH, CHUCK) / DOGFISH (RUDINE, ROBERT) / KENT, ELEANOR / GALAXY VERBATIM / DIOTALLEVI, MARCELLO / BANANA, ANNA / LONG BANANA / DE GROOT, JENNY / ZIZELMAN, KURT / NIELSEN, MOGEN OTTO / VDBROUKE, JOSE / SCOTT, MICHAEL / DUQUETTE, MICHAEL / RICE, KEITH / BELL, JOAN / THOMAS, TOM / LLOYD, GINNY International Art Post Editions. Vol. 1 No. 1. Anna Banana, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. February 1988.
Artists' stamps. Color and black and white. Offset lithograph printed. Perforated sheet of 36 stamps. Folded. Artists included: T. Graff, E. Varney, HR Fricker, J. Circle, M. Blade, ManWoman, Cracker Jack Kid (C. Welch), Dogfish (R. Rudine), E. Kent, Galaxy Verbatim, M. Diotallevi, A. Banana, Long Banana, J. de Groot, K. Zizelman, M.O. Nielsen, J. VdBrouke, M. Scott, M. Duquette, K. Rice, J. Bell, T. Thomas, G. Lloyd and others. Very good condition. Unfolded: 11 x 9.75" Correspondence Art / Mail Art.
$ 35.00 Ephemera Item# 10843w
GRUPPO DI RICERCA MATERIALISTICA / RAVITZ, PAULA / RISDILL, ALLAN / FUJIWARA, DENISE / SHEPHERD, STUART / PEARSON, TINA / STEPHENS, DAVE / KING, HOLLY / GIGUERE, ALAIN / FILLIOU, ROBERT / LUSTON, STEPHEN / ALLEN, ROB / NORRIS, KEN / MARLATT, DAPHNE / HINE, DARYL / MOHLER, ROBERTA / LANDRY, PIERRE / LEBLANC, JEAN-YVES / MARKUS, PAMELA / KONYVES, TOM / BANANA, ANNA / GAGLIONE, BILL MUSEE D'ART VIVANT. VEHICULE. Vehicule Art Montreal Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 1981.
Performance poster. Black and white. Folded. Design: Ultra Virus. Photo: Taki Bluesinger. Artists included: Gruppo di Ricerca Materialistica, P. Ravitz, A. Risdill, D. Fujawara, D. Shepherd, T. Pearson, D. Stephens, H. King, A. Giguere, R. Filliou, S. Luston, R. Allen, K. Norris, D. Marlatt, D. Hine, R. Mohler, P. Landry, J.-Y. Leblanc, P. Markus, T. Konyves, A. Banana and B. Gaglione. Text in French. Very good condition. Some discoloration on the verso. Unfolded: 28 x 20". Performance Art.
$ 75.00 Ephemera Item# 8004w
HARELSON, RANDY / COLEMAN, CONNIE / MARX, GRACIELA / SAGRAMOSO, DON / CURTISS, BETTY RUTH / HOUSELY, MARILYN / STETSER, CAROL / EATON, JACK / ROSENTHAL, LEAH / PERLMUTTER, MARCIA / DELISI, RITA / CRAVEN, RICHARD & CHRIS / MILLER, GERRY / ART WOOD / ROSADO, MARILYN / ALEXANDER, BILLY / CHOINERE, JACKIE / HARWOOD, SEAN / JORDAN, BECKY / NATALIA, MARIA / PINSON, JEAN / SAMAS, KIM / TURINESE, LISA / WILSON, KIM / MERENA, MARJORIE / JONES, BRIAN / SPIEGELMAN, LON / SEARS, KATHERINE / HARELSON, CLINT / RICHARDS, KAREN / TINSLEY, DON / DECANIO, TRUDY / EGLIN, MARGO / AHSHLEY, JOAN & ELISABETH / AVERY, ROSE / SCOTT, MICHAEL / FELTER, JAMES W. / HIGGINS III, E.F. / FRANCIS, HARLEY / HARRY, CYNDY / PAYNE, TOM / HARRINGTON, HERB / LEVENTHAL, JACKIE / HERO ARTS / COHEN, JOCELYN / HELAINE VICTORIA PRESS / MCNAMARA, JOHN / BROWN, KEN / WITTELS, ANNIE F. / CRACKER JACK KID / BANANA, ANNA / ROSSMAN, J.E. / STUDIO LECLAIR, / LIPSKI, DONALD / VIGO, EDGARDO ANTONIO / PITTORE, CARLO / ABRAY / BRETT, GEORGE / COOPER, MICHAEL / ELLIOT, CARMEN / WHORRALL, BILL / MARINO, NANCY / JACKSON, LEAVENWORTH / DUQUETTE, MICHAEL / EMERY, JANE & CHRIS / WINSHIP, KIHM / STAMBERG, JEAN / JANSEN, CATHERINE / MEW, TOMMY / GERLOVIN, RIMMA & VALERY / LALIBERTE, NORMAN / DWYER, KATHLEEN / BURCH, CHARLTON / HOFFBERG, JUDITH / THOMPSON, LOWRY / MILLER, JONI / PETTIT, FLORENCE H. / CROWELL, THOMAS Y. / FOLON, ALICE / CRAVEN, RICHARD / STAFF, FRANK / OULLETTE, WILLIAM SPECIAL S.W.A.K. EDITION. SPILL THE BEANS. Bean School / Makepeace Foundation, Barrington, RI. 1981.
Artists' publication. Black and white. Three corner-stapled pages. Includes rubber stampings and an artist's stamp. Editor: R. Harelson. Included: R. Harelson, C. Coleman, G. Marx, D. Sagramoso, B.R. Curtiss, M. Housely, C. Stetser, J. Eaton, L. Rosenthal, M. Perlmutter, R. Delisi, R. & C. Craven, G. Miller, Art Wood, M. Rosado, B. Alexander, J. Choinere, S. Harwood, B. Jordan, M. Natalia, J. Pinson, K. Samas, L. Turinese, K. Wilson, M. Merena, B. Jones, L. Spiegelman, K. Sears, C. Harelson, K. Richards, D. Tisley, T. Decanio, M. Eglin, J. & E. Ashley, R. Avery, M. Scott, J.W. Felter, E.F. Higgins III, H. Francis, C. Harry, T. Payne, H. Harrington, J. Leventhal, Hero Arts, J. Cohen, Helaine Victoria Press, J. McNamara, K. Brown, A.F. Wittels, Cracker Jack Kid, A. Banana, J.E. Rossman, Studio Leclair, D. Lipski, E.A. Vigo, C. Pittore, Abay, G. Brett, M. Cooper, C. Elliot, B. Whorrall, N. Marino, L. Jackson, M. Duquette, J. & C. Emery, K. Winship, J. Stamberg, C. Jansen, T. Mew, R. & V. Gerlovin, N. Laliberte, K. Dwyer, C. Burch, J. Hoffberg, L. Thompson, J. Miller, F.H. Pettit, T.Y. Crowell, A. Folon, R. Craven, F. Starr and W. Oullette. Very good condition. 11 x 8.5". 6 pages. Correspondence Art / Mail Art.
$ 20.00 Ephemera Item# 10515w
IIMURA, TAKA / ATTALAI, GABOR / FRIEDMAN, KEN / BRELOH, HEINZ / CROZIER, ROBIN / GERZ, JOCHEN / UBBEBODA GROUP / GROH, KLAUS / KAUSCH, WERNER / COUM TRANSMISSIONS / VAN BEVEREN, PETER / STEMBERA, PETR / STAECK, KLAUS / L'ART SOCIOLOGIQUE / COSTA, TONY / CHARLIER, JACQUES / DE VREE, PAUL / WILLATS, STEPHEN / HEYRMAN, HUGO / VALOCH, JIRI / GEES, PAUL / KOETSIER, HANS / ROELANDT, HUGO / STAKE, CHUCK / ULRICHS, TIMM / REICK, DIETER / BANANA, ANNA / D'HONDT, ROGER / TOFFLER, ALVIN / BEUYS, JOSEPH / ROBERTSON, CLIVE / BELOW, PETER / SCHERM, GERD / STEPNEY, ROBERT new reform UZW. Kunst en Multi-Media Centrum, Belgium, Germany. 1976-1977.
Exhibition program. Brown, blue and white. Staple bound in corner. Essays by R. D'Hondt and A. Toffler. Artists included: T. Iimura, G. Attalai, K. Friedman, H. Breloh, R. Crozier, J. Gerz, Ubbeboda Group, K. Groh, W. Kausch, Coum Transmissions, P. Van Beveren, P. Stembera, K. Staeck, L'Art Sociologique, T. Costa, J. Charlier, P. De Vree, S. Willats, H. Heyrman, J. Valoch, P. Gees, H. Koetsier, H. Roelandt, C. Stake, T. Ulrichs, D. Reick, A. Banana, R. D'Hondt, A. Toffler, J. Beuys, C. Robertson, P. Below, G. Scherm, R. Stephney and others. Text in English and German. Very good condition minus light creases. 11.75 x 8.25". Unpaginated. 7 pages.
$ 30.00 Item# 11940w
LLOYD, GINNY / ALLEN, GAIL / ANON, DONNA / BANANA, ANNA / CARIOCA / DE VALLANCE, BRENDA / DOGMATIC, IRENE / FISHBEIN, SUE / FRANK, NANCY / FRANK, SHIRLEE / GOLDEN, MARINA / HOLT, HELEN / JACKSON, LEAVENWORTH / MIZUSHIMA, YAYOI / NATION, POLLY ESTHER / NOURIMAN / SCHMIDT, ANGELA / SEIDL, STEPHANIE / STETSER, CAROL / TAVENNER, PAT / WYETH, BARBARA / ZBICIAK, JAN / HOFFBERG, JUDY / GAGLIONE, BILL THE MONTHLY: AN IRREGULAR PERIODICAL. Vol. 2. No. 1. Lloyd Productions, San Francisco, CA. 1981.
Artists' periodical. Black and white. Wrappers. Staple bound. Editor: G. Lloyd. Contributions by: A. Banana, G. Lloyd, S. Lust, and others. Cover by B. Wyeth. Edited by G. Lloyd. 11 x 8.5". Unpaginated.