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[Untitled photograph], c. 1964.

Granary Books Isolation List 05.05.2020
Joe Brainard Collection

This collection contains works by, about, and in collaboration with the artist and writer Joe Brainard (1942–1994), with approx. 100 items that trace the arc of Brainard's career through mimeograph and other small press publications with poets, including Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett, Kenward Elmslie, Bill Berkson, Anne Waldman, and Lewis Warsh, and poets' presses, such as C Press, C Comics, Boke Press, Angel Hair, Siamese Banana, Adventures in Poetry, Kulchur, Black Sparrow, and Big Sky. The collection was assembled by Granary Books over several decades and includes an array of uncommon books, pamphlets, ephemera, and other items, such as presentation and association copies, attesting to Brainard's crucial role within the community of poets and artists of the Lower East Side of New York City, particularly during the sixties and seventies.

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Wallace Berman. [Untitled]. [Postmarked Apr. 4, 1968].

Granary Books Isolation List 4.28.2020

This short catalog includes works by Wallace Berman, Joe Brainard, Marcel Duchamp, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Susan Bee, Anne Waldman, Donna Dennis, Susan Howe, and Jack Smith. With original artworks, rare books, little magazines, and ephemera.

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Photograph © uncommonbindery.

Interior Voice: The Great Practice
by Timothy C. Ely and Whit Griffin

Edition of 27
Published 2020
8" x 12"
Price: $2500

Long-time Granary Books artist Timothy C. Ely created Interior Voice as a unique book in 1983. Now, the drawings within are reproduced in facsimile for the first time, with the work re-imagined as 18 unbound folios (72 pp.) and further transformed by accompanying poems by Whit Griffin. The book is housed in a clamshell box made by Judith Ivry, within a St. Armand handmade paper wrapper with a new drawing by Ely printed at Soho Letterpress. Folios printed by Jason Walz, signed by poet and artist. This work is available now for the first time.

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On the occasion of this publication, we are pleased to offer for sale the original 1983 Interior Voice by Timothy C. Ely.

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Petra Vogt Archive with Bardo Matrix Press and Ira Cohen

Photograph of Petra Vogt, by Ira Cohen. Kathmandu, Nepal. [ca. 1970s].

Petra Vogt (b. Nov. 7, 1943 in Berlin, Germany) is a poet, actress, artist, and model, known for her involvement with The Living Theatre, Ira Cohen, and Bardo Matrix Press during the 1960s and 1970s. Living in Kathmandu from approx. 1972 to 1978, Vogt was artistic, photographic, and social muse to partner Cohen, as well as Nepali hippies including Jimmy Thapa and Trilochan Shrestha, and the Kathmandu expatriate community including Angus and Hettie MacLise, Dana Young, John Chick, Charles Henri Ford, and others. The collection features approx. 34 journals, 150 artworks, 864 photographs by Ira Cohen, and over 60 items of correspondence, offering us new insights into her creative practices and participation within the community.

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UPDATE: Exhibition at Poets House

Drawing by bill bissett, 2019. Featured on exhibition booklet.

Participating Witness: The Poetics of Granary Books

March 10–August 29, 2020 Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282

UPDATE: The exhibition is currently closed, and will reopen when New York City resumes life on the other side of COVID-19. Please stay safe.

In the meantime:

To listen to the conversation between Steve Clay and Mary Catherine Kinniburgh on the March 10 opening, click here.

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About the Exhibition

This exhibition features selected publications from 2000–2020, including limited-edition artists’ books, trade books, prints, proofs, artworks, and unbound pages. Forthcoming limited-edition artists’ books, including work by Jane Wodening, Timothy C. Ely, and Whit Griffin, will be on display for the first time. As part of the exhibition, Granary Books is publishing two booklets with covers by bill bissett, available at Poets House. These volumes provide additional information on materials in the exhibition, a complete checklist, and an essay by Johanna Drucker whose title inspired the exhibition's name: "Participating Witness: The Poetics of Granary Books."

Read more at the Poets House website


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