Joe Brainard Collection.

Joe Brainard Collection.

Item #1908

Granary Books is pleased to offer for sale a collection of works by, about, and in collaboration with the artist and writer Joe Brainard (1942–1994). The collection contains 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, particularly during the sixties and seventies.


The inventory is organized in three sections: 1) Books and Collaborations; 2) Book and Magazine Covers, Monographs, Unique Items, and Ephemera; 3) Gallery and Museum Announcements, Cards, Brochures, and Catalogues.

Offered as a collection only at this time. Please contact bookseller for complete inventory.

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Price: $35,000.00