Granary Books, 2001. Item #GB_87
4 1/2 x 7 in., 184 pp., smyth-sewn in wrappers.
Our reprint of this classic was issued in conjunction with the traveling exhibition and catalogue Joe Brainard: A Retrospective. In 1970, Angel Hair Books published the first edition of I Remember—700 copies that quickly sold out. Brainard wrote two subsequent volumes for Angel Hair, More I Remember (1972) and More I Remember More (1973), both of which proved as popular as the original. In 1973, the Museum of Modern Art published Brainard’s I Remember Christmas, a new text for which he also contributed a cover design and four drawings. Excerpts from the Angel Hair editions appeared in Interview, Gay Sunshine, The World, and The New York Herald. In 1975, Full Court Press issued a revised version, which collected all three of the Angel Hair volumes, the MoMA booklet, and added new material, using the original title I Remember. The most recent edition was published by Viking Penguin in 1994.
The Granary Books edition includes all of the material from the Full Court and Viking Penguin edtions along with a newly written afterword by Ron Padgett. Designed by Amber Phillips, the Granary edition has been available since 2001 with more than 20,000 copies in print. In wrappers, as new.