Sommerville, Massachusetts: Abyss Publications, 1972. 8vo in offset printed wrappers. Unpaginated. Signed and dated ‘Bern Porter, Oct. 1, 1996’ by the artist on copyright page.
A gathering of advertisement fragments, newspaper articles, illustrations, junk mail, forms, collages, music scores, and typography assembled in a way that makes you want to read a whole book about seemingly nothing in one sitting. The success lies within the banality of the content and the poetry that’s created using only fragments from media. A true example of everything that is Porter, complete with a vertical portrait of the young artist in a suit on the endpapers and a printed dedication to Kenneth Patchen and Bob Brown.
Light rubbing and age toning to covers, else fine. Item #11
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