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

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 "Some Notes about 'C.'" Unpublished manuscript, May 1964.)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. Interior is fine, very clean and sharp. The cover print is fully inked with a vivid image. The cover is very clean though considerably chipped along the fold of the spine.

Price: $8,250.00