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CVM Store: All Fischinger Material - DVD, Books, Objects, Ephemera






Oskar Fischinger: Ten Films (DVD, 2006, A CVM Release)

"If you love animation, or modern art, or computer graphics, consider it a must" Leonard Maltin. Films include Spirals, Study Nr. 6, Study Nr. 7, Kreise (Circles), Allegretto, Radio Dynamics, Motion Painting no. 1; plus three of Fischinger's very first films: Wax Experiments, Spiritual Constructions, and Walking from Munich to Berlin. Bonus features include Home Movies from Fischinger's Berlin Studio c. 1931, a selection of early experiments and animation tests, paintings and photographs, film notes and a biography.

NTSC, region-free. Produced by Center for Visual Music, 2006. B/w & color, sound and silent.


for private home use:
$30. Private home use ONLY, no other permissions are included, public performance or screenings are not permitted.

Purchase for University or Library use: $200. Use this link to order for institutions, with a limited educational license (public performance rights are not included, permissions are for classroom and library use only), or contact us.

You can also order for private home use through this special order page (shipping cost is lower there for international orders).



Fischinger Silk Scarf, produced by The Whitney Museum, New York, from a still from Fischinger's Raumlichtkunst. Produced in association with CVM. 100% silk, 36 inches square. While supplies last. V106. $98 Above Image courtesy Whitney Museum shop.


CVM Members price- Summer Sale, $69, inquire


Books, Journals, Catalogs



CVMB6. William Moritz's Fischinger biography, Optical Poetry (2004). Signed.

Signed by author Dr. William Moritz in early 2004 shortly before his death. Only one available. This book is now out of print. $200. Only one available. Email cvmaccess (at)




CVMB1. Film Culture No. 58-59-60, 1974. Contains Moritz's first extensive biography/critical study of Oskar Fischinger (151 pgs). Out of print. Only few copies left, $40 ea

10% discount to CVM Members, inquire





Optische Poesie, Oskar Fischinger: Leben und Work. Herber Gehr, Ed. Contains extensive essay by William Moritz. Exhibition catalog published by Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt, 1993. Kinematograph Nr.9. 111 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Language: German. V108. Out of Print, excellent condition. $130. 10% discount to CVM Members, inquire


See our rare books and ephemera page for a poster from this same exhibition.



CVMB4. Oskar Fischinger - Gallery 609 Exhibition Catalog from 1980 Exhibition, features 18 large color reproductions of Fischinger's paintings, plus text by the curator on Fischinger, and by Elfriede Fischinger. Excellent resource for the study of Fischinger's paintings. Paperback, $40

10% discount to CVM Members, inquire




Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967): Experiments in Cinematic Abstraction (new book, 2013, co-published by CVM) CVM is no longer selling copies online, the book has been released worldwide and is available at many museum shops and online. A small number of signed copies are available at our offices in LA, inquire.

Artwork and ephemera


Artwork - please visit our Gallery site or inquire



Special offer, Fischinger Coaster Set! Limited edition of 100. Four cork-backed coasters in specially designed box. Available for a donation of $120 or more, plus shipping cost. CVM is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity, donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. You will receive a donation receipt for $120 from CVM with your coasters. Only 20 available now

Donate $120 for numbered, boxed Fischinger coaster set





"Film-Flip" A 3-Second Part of Mutoscope Reel No. 1 by Oskar Fischinger." Vintage flip book, produced by Elfriede Fischinger in 1970, with her stamp on verso. Limited edition, out of print, $75. Only a few available. V107.




1953 Original Program, Fischinger screening and Lumigraph performance at SF Museum of Art

Program notes from February 1953 "An Evening with Oskar Fischinger" at the San Francisco Museum of Art (during the Art in Cinema series at the museum, held 1947-1953). This special event featured Fischinger's performance on his color-light play machine, the Lumigraph, and a screening of many of his films. This was the last public performance of the Lumigraph. Note, some of the film dates were incorrect, a copy corrected by Fischinger by hand is in the archives at Center for Visual Music. $100, inquire.





Visit our rare books and ephemera page for posters and other items



Vintage Materials

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Some Vintage cards, promotional items, and other selected Vintage Paper materials are available as a premium (very limited supplies) for Members of Center for Visual Music.

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Ordering Information:

Via Credit Card - click the order button next to each item; email cvmaccess at; or call CVM with your order at 213-683-1514 (afternoons, PST)

Via Check - For dvds and books, add $6 shipping for first item, .75 for each additional item. Other items, please inquire. CA residents please add 9% tax. Shipping outside North America is higher, please inquire. We can accept checks in US dollars on US banks only, or credit cards.

NOTE: Institutional rates listed do not include public performance rights, only classroom use and non-paying educational use is permitted. Museum exhibitions do NOT fall under these categories; no usage in museum exhibitions or public screenings is permitted for any of the dvds or videos sold by CVM, please inquire for information on additional permissions and procedures for such requests.

Mailing address: Center for Visual Music, PO Box 39527, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (213-683-1514).

Prices listed do not include shipping. Please allow up to 2 weeks to fulfill order; most ship within 3 business days. International orders ship via airmail. Items may not be returned unless defective.



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