Folder 2, 3, 4 (of 4 published). Daisy Aldan, Richard Miller, Stéphane Mallarmé, Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Koch, eds. John Ashbery.
Folder 2, 3, 4 (of 4 published)
Folder 2, 3, 4 (of 4 published)
Folder 2, 3, 4 (of 4 published)
Folder 2, 3, 4 (of 4 published)
Folder 2, 3, 4 (of 4 published)

Folder 2, 3, 4 (of 4 published)

New York: Tiber Press, 1954-1956. 5 original serigraphs. Three of four issues published. Each is a silkscreened paper folder about 27 x19.6 cm containing unpaginated loose sheets and folded signatures about 27 x 19.2 cm., as follows: **No. 2 (also known as volume 1, number 2, 1954). 37 leaves. Vivid serigraph in 4 colors (actually 5) by Alfred Leslie, plus reproductions of 2 photographs by Walter Silver. Written contributions by Donald Windham, John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Anne Bernays, V.R. Lang, Elise Asher, Anne Ryan, Gerrit Lansing, Kenneth Koch, Eugene Walter, Daisy Aldan, Arthur Gregor, Ruth L. Yorck, Kenward Elmslie, Harriet Zinnes, Mary Caroline Richards, Philipe Thoby-Marcellin, Robert Cordier, and Jorge Cuesta. Small bump at upper right spine; the folder has two small spots, a light mark, normal wear, and tanning at edges. **No. 3 (also known as volume 2, number 1, 1954-'55). 33 leaves. Striking cover serigraph in 4 colors by Grace George Hartigan, plus another one in 5 colors by Gandy Brodie. Written contributions by several of the above plus Michael Lekakis, George Seferis, Nanos Valaoritis, Zoe Karelli, Christopher Logue, Barbara Guest, James Broughton, Emilie Glen, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Marvin Cohen, William Fense Weaver, Carol Hall, David Galler, Lloyd Zimpel, Sanford Edelstein, and Hy Sobiloff. Bump at upper right corner; edges of cover tanned; title/contents page creased at upper left edge. **No. 4, 1956. 46 leaves. Black on white cover serigraph (the artist now correctly identified as Grace Hartigan), plus serigraph in 5 colors by Felix Pasilis. This final issue is devoted mainly to Mallarmé's long poem "Un coup de dès" ("A throw of the dice") in parallel French and English, translated by Daisy Aldan. Other contributors include Anthony Kaye, Richard Eberhart, Julian Cooper, Josephine Carson, Peter Hanke, Lee O'Brien, and Elliot Stein. The final 4 leaves comprise an 8-page pamphlet 24.5 x 17.7 cm containing songs by Ned Rorem, Ben Weber, and John Latouche, with words by Marie Laure (Rorem) and Frank O'Hara (Weber). Cover somewhat worn and browned more heavily than the other two issues. Imagine, all this for $2 a year. Unlike most of the isms of modern art—Futurism, German and Austrian Expressionism, Constructivism, Dada, Surrealism, Pop, and Conceptualism--Abstract Expressionism generated few independent publications to mark its passage. Some periodicals come to mind, such as artist Wolfgang Paalen's Dyn (a forerunner), critic Sidney Geist's Scrap, sculptor Philip Pavia's It Is, and Folder; the Tibor de Nagy Gallery and the Tiber Press produced several wonderful publications in small editions. **Free domestic shipping with direct order. Item #72651

Price: $375.00