Vancouver, BC: The Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, 1969. First edition. Large three-panel 4to-sized folder printed in black and white containing a green, blue, and orange folder with a trifold printed in black and white on recto and verso, a folded poster printed in black and white on recto and verso, and eight sheets printed in black and white on recto and verso respectively. To which is added twenty-five plates printed in black and white on recto side only.
A handsome and elaborately produced exhibition catalog issued on the occasion of ‘Concrete Poetry: An Exhibition in Four Parts’, which ran March 28 – April 19, 1969. Featuring twenty-five plates of concrete poetry and art by the likes of Ray Johnson, Hansjörg Mayer, Carlo Belloli, Henri Chopin, Diter Rot (Diether Roth), John Furnival, Emmett Williams, Pierre Garnier, among others. Complete with a folded poster of Michael Morris’ ‘24 Letter Drawings’ and essays eloquently articulating the importance of concrete poetry by Kurt von Meier, Michael Rhodes, Edwin Varney, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Ian Wallace.
One of the more comprehensive exhibitions featuring over sixty artists from across the world, and one of the few to feature the work of Ray Johnson, who clearly belongs in the conversation.
Three-panel folder very good with trace amounts of rubbing and handling creases, green, blue, and orange folders very good with bumps to corners, trifold and plates very good with bumps to corners and trace amounts of wear along top edges, folded poster fine. Item #297