Petra Vogt Archive with Bardo Matrix Press and Ira Cohen in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Petra Vogt Archive with Bardo Matrix Press and Ira Cohen in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Item #1918

Living in Kathmandu from approx. 1972 to 1978, Petra Vogt pursued her art and poetry alongside partner Ira 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. While Vogt illustrated works for Starstreams and Bardo Matrix, and published her poetry in magazines like Angus MacLise’s Ting Pa, her creative output in this era far exceeds her publications. This is the first archive with significant materials that illuminate her own life and work, as well as provide important insights into the Kathmandu scene—including Bardo Matrix Press and the Spirit Catcher Bookshop. The collection features approx. 34 journals, 150 artworks, 864 photographs by Ira Cohen, and over 60 items of correspondence, offering us substantial perspective on her creative practices and participation within the community.

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