Very good. Loose sheets, each printing a poem by O'Hara accompanied by an illustration by an artist he was associated with. Chemise tanned at the edges with a couple of small spots of soiling, otherwise very good; contents fine.
Fine Contents/Fine Folio in Slip Case has 4 small smudges at various spots (front/bottom/back). jacket. 41 loose sheet sections of illustrated poetry laid into half-linen hardcover folio with 3 loose prefatory sheet sections; chocolate brown lettering on spine; all housed in a linen/board slip case with grey title block of black lettering. Edited by Bill Berkson and with a preface by Rene d'Harnoncourt, the publication was the Museum's way of honoring O'Hara after his sudden death. It contains 30 of his poems, in 41 sheets, each decorated by an artist with whom he was associated: Reuben Nakazian, Alex Katz, Marisol, Al Held, The de Koonings, Jasper Johns, Niki de Saint Phalle, Lee Krasner, Grace Hartigan, Philip Guston, Helen Frankenthaler, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Motherwell, and several others. The poems range, chronologically, from 1951 to 1961. This copy is #1456 of the 2500 originals printed in 1967 and is not a reprint. A beautiful presentation of poetry and art together by masters of both.
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