C: A Journal of Poetry, vol. 1, no. 4. Sept. 1963. Ted Berrigan, ed.

C: A Journal of Poetry, vol. 1, no. 4. Sept. 1963.

Item #515

Side stapled wrappers. C, no. 4 was the Edwin Denby issue, which features a silk-screened cover (front and back) by Andy Warhol. The process of making the cover for this issue signifies an important moment in the history of Warhol’s craft; it was the first time the artist used Polaroid photographs as the basis for his silkscreen portraits. (For a detailed discussion on this matter see Reva Wolf, Andy Warhol, Poetry, and Gossip in the 1960s.)

Ted Berrigan wrote in 1964:
“Andy made a silkscreen of two of the photos, and supervised its application on to the paper, while it was applied in turn by me, Gerry [Malanga], Pat Padgett, Sandy [Berrigan], most of the covers being done by Pat. The idea was for every cover to be different, to utilize inexperience to produce ‘happenings.’ ” (Ted Berrigan. "Some Notes about 'C.'" Unpublished manuscript, May 1964.)

Contributors to the issue include Edwin Denby, Frank O'Hara, John Weiners, and Ted Berrigan. Very good.

Price: $8,250.00