1969 letter, original music score, concrete poems, and two pieces of original artwork mailed to Sten Hanson
1969 letter, original music score, concrete poems, and two pieces of original artwork mailed to Sten Hanson
1969 letter, original music score, concrete poems, and two pieces of original artwork mailed to Sten Hanson
1969 letter, original music score, concrete poems, and two pieces of original artwork mailed to Sten Hanson
1969 letter, original music score, concrete poems, and two pieces of original artwork mailed to Sten Hanson

1969 letter, original music score, concrete poems, and two pieces of original artwork mailed to Sten Hanson

Brno: Np, 1969. Three twice-folded A4 sheets typewritten on recto sides only on cream paper with additional handwriting in orange marker. A fourth twice-folded A4 sheet with handwriting in gray marker on both recto and verso on white thin card stock. To which is added two 19.8 x 8.5 cm (7.8 x 3.3") black cards, one of which has a pasted down partial letterform attached to it, the other a small handmade cutout. Signed by the artist five times.

A collection of correspondence and original artwork by Jirí Valoch mailed to Swedish sound poet Sten Hanson. Includes a two-page letter written to Hanson dated March 1969, alongside a third sheet featuring six original typescript concrete poems from 1964 and 1966. The letter inquires about the possibility of Hanson and other artists from Fylkingen to participate in Valoch’s upcoming exhibition titled “scores” taking place in September the same year. The show would feature graphic music, happenings, electronic music, and scores. Both letter and sheet of concrete poems are signed, and sheet is also numbered ‘X/200.’ Also includes an original inscribed handwritten music score titled ’music 2 (score) for Sten Hanson.’ Signed and dated by the artist at verso. And two pieces of original artwork on black paper, one of which is titled ‘Textfragment 39,’ which features a partially cropped letter O cut from yellow card stock affixed at one edge. The other piece is titled ‘Poem for Observation,’ and features a small cutout made by hand. Both pieces titled and signed in red ink by the artist. An intimate association between these two influential experimental poets with a historical context.

All A4 sheets very good with two strong horizontal fold lines, age toning, bumps to corners, and a few small closed tears. Both black cards near fine showing only trace amounts of rubbing. Item #770

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