Granary Books, 2005. Item #GB_127
11 x 10 1/4 in., 64 pp., spiral binding in cloth over boards.
Beginning on Sept. 11, 2001, Mimi Gross filled five sketchbooks with ink drawings made on the downtown streets, often working in the dark, directly at Ground Zero. Simultaneously, Charles Bernstein was also writing in response to the events of 9/11. Gross proposed a collaboration after hearing Bernstein read his new writings at the Zinc Bar in New York City a few weeks later. Together, Gross and Bernstein made a selection of images and text for the book.
Some of These Daze was produced by Katherine Kuehn at Granary Books. It was printed in silkscreen in several colors by Luther Davis at Axelle Fine Arts. Ltd., spiral-bound at Print Icon, and cased-in with printed cloth over boards by Judith Ivry. This is from an edition of 75 copies, signed and numbered, of which 60 are for sale. As new.
Bernstein's work has been anthologized in The Norton Anthology of Poetry, The Oxford Book of American Poetry, and Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology, among others. He has lectured throughout the United States and Europe and has been host and co-producer of three radio poetry series. Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recipient of the SUNY Distinguished Professor Award (2002) and other honors, Bernstein published his latest original work, Girly Man, in September 2006. Read more at epc.buffalo.edu/authors/bernstein/.
ABOUT MIMI GROSS: Mimi Gross, painter, sculptor, and costume designer, was born in New York City and attended Bard College. She has shown her work in dozens of solo and group exhibitions since the late '50s. Publications across the U.S. have reviewed her work, which is featured in public collections nationally and internationally, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Jewish Museum in New York City to the Nagoya Museum of Art in Japan.
Gross has taught at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Rhode Island School of Design, SUNY Purchase, and other colleges. Her awards include visual arts grants from the American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters, the National Endowment for Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts. Since the late '70s, she has designed sets and costumes for Douglas Dunn & Dancers and since the early '60s, has collaborated prolifically in film and multimedia installations with the artist Red Grooms. In 2002, the Salander-O'Reilly Gallery, New York, featured her show "Charm of the Many." Gross lives and works in New York City. Learn more at http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Gross.php.