The Sienese Shredder Issue 1
Edited by Brice Brown and Trevor Winkfield.
A brand-new, high-powered and beautifully designed annual that brings together poetry, literature, critical writing, visual arts and other culturally significant material in a way that is exciting, contemporary and fresh, The Sienese Shredder includes work by emerging and established artists; unpublished rarities and oddball pieces; items by lesser-known artists who deserve recognition; and explorations of work by a well-chosen featured artist and/or poet each issue. Among other things, this first issue contains never-before-seen postcard collages by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet John Ashbery; a special CD insert featuring the only American Oulipo writer, Harry Mathews, reading a selection of his never-before recorded poems dating from 1955-2005; dealer and historian Francis M. Naumann's attempt to unravel Marcel Duchamp's unsolvable chess problem; paintings by featured artist Jane Hammond, including works done in collaboration with John Ashbery; New Media artist, curator and prioprietor of New York's vertexList gallery, Marcin Ramocki, discussing 8Bit, his documentary about gaming culture; featured poet Ron Padgett's new long poems; artist Ron Morosan on the late drawings of the kooky outsider artist, Louis Eilshemius, made on his personal letterhead; and an interview with artist Richard Tuttle about the late Richard Bellamy, the great art dealer and advocate of the historically important Green Gallery. An extremely impressive debut and a guaranteed collector's item. Brice Brown's recent exhibitions at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York, have been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America and the Village Voice. As an art critic, he is a regular contributor to The New York Sun. In 2005 he completed "I Come In Search of Walnuts," a limited edition, hard-bound silkscreen portfolio collaboration with Trevor Winkfield printed by the Grenfell Press, New York. Trevor Winkfield's recent exhibitions at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery and the Barbara Ann Levy Gallery in New York have earned him serious critical attention and enthusiastic reviews. Mr. Winkfield is also a writer, translator, editor and publisher. In 1997 Hard Press published Trevor Winkfield's Pageant with essays by John Ashbery and Jed Perl.