domingo, 26 de abril de 2009

Walasse Ting

One cent life, 1964
176 pages, silkscreened cloth boards with dust jacket, housed in cloth slipcase
Portfolio written by Walasse Ting, edited by Sam Francis, published by E.W. Kornfeld
Capa e página dupla de Roy Lichtenstein

The complete portfolio with 62 original lithographs by the following artists: Pierre Alechinsky (5 lithos); Karel Appel (5 lithos); Enrico Baj (2 lithos); Alan Davie (2 lithos), Jim Dine; Sam Francis (“Pink Venus Kiki” + 5 other lithos); Robert Indiana (2 lithos); Asger Jorn (2 lithos); Roy Lichtenstein (Cover + 1 litho); Joan Mitchell; Claes Oldenburg (3 lithos: “Parade of Women” + “All Kinds of Love 1 & 2”); Mel Ramos (2 lithos), Robert Rauschenberg (2 lithos); Jean-Paul Riopelle, James Rosenquist; Antonio Saura, Bram Van Velde; Andy Warhol (“Marilyn Monroe I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever”); Tom Wesselmann (2 lithos) and other American and European POP artists.

James Rosenquist

...“This ‘un-livre d’artiste’ is a unique combination of quintessential American Pop Art and European Expressionism with 62 lithographs.....This undertaking is the simple instance in which artists of two essentially contradictory philosophies of art were brought together in one unexpectedly cohesive book” - Riva Castleman
Claes Oldenburg

“(Ting) wanted to publish the most international illustrated book, intended to illustrate his text, uniting tachisme, neo-dadaisme, pop art, and all other artistic movements. The idea was born from global experience, close contact with culture, pseudo-culture, primitive existential worries, urban erotic and eastern wisdom.. It was a Herculean task, for which only a Chinese would have been able to muster the perseverance” - E. W. Kornfeld.
Andy Warhol

Sam Francis
Around Ting’s poems in “raunchy Pidgin English” were grouped 28 very different American and a few European painters. The pop artists formed the central core of the group. The book very quickly became the manifesto of a new generation of painters and the expression of the new pictorial research that they were engaged in....
- description excerpt from Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd. (via artnet)

Tom Wesselman

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Regina disse...

Bem interessante esse trabalho. Tenho gostado muito de visitar sua gramatologia. Vou enviar-lhe "A Marca e o Logotipo Brasileiro" solicitado em carta ao Wlademir.
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