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Denby, Edwin, Ted Berrigan, Frank O'Hara, John Wieners, & Andy Warhol
C: A Journal of Poetry, Vol. I, No. 4
New York: Lorenz Gude, 1963. First printing. (28) pp., tall narrow 4to. Side-stapled mimeo. Silkscreen covers by Andy Warhol; introductions, essays, and notes by Frank O'Hara, John Wieners, and Ted Berrigan; poems by Edwin Denby. One of a small number of special copies, signed on the title page by all five contributors and by Gerard Malanga (who appears with Denby in the cover photos). In very good condition, with slight rusting to staples, tiny tears along the wraparound spine (not affecting the images), and mild rumpling to the foredges of the cover, which extend beyond the text block. As with most (and perhaps all) of the special copies, “signed” is noted in pink ink on the front cover in an unknown hand, and there are holograph corrections by Denby to six of the poems (in one case, the restoration of an entire line). The September 1963 issue of Berrigan's now-legendary journal, devoted to the still-neglected poems of Edwin Denby, with the almost infamous Warhol silkscreen covers. The covers on copies of this issue, reportedly executed by Berrigan himself, vary considerably, essentially constituting a Warhol multiple as much as an edition. The compelling front cover image on this copy is sharper and more complete than is usual. Reva Wolf's estimate of the importance of these images is worth quoting in full: "This is the first-known instance in which Warhol used Polaroids for silkscreen portraits, a practice he did not pursue at the time but one to which he would return and which would become his standard procedure for making portraits, beginning in 1970. Even his editor … [Click Below for Full Description]
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