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Wallace Berman

Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays


   

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Semina 1955-1964: Art Is Love Is God

BOO-HOORAY
Edited by Johan Kugelberg.

Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 200 pgs / 158 color. | 3/31/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781938265181 | $45.00


She: Images of Women by Wallace Berman & Richard Prince

MICHAEL KOHN GALLERY
Edited by Kristine McKenna.

Hbk, 10.5 x 9.75 in. / 110 pgs / 60 color. | 2/16/2009 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781880086209 | $48.00


      

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Wallace Berman: Photographs

ROSEGALLERY, LOS ANGELES
Edited and introduction by Kristine McKenna, Lorraine Wild.

Hardcover, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 160 pgs / 140 duotone. | 5/1/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9781933045610 | $50.00


Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & His Circle

D.A.P./SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART
Edited by Michael Duncan and Kristine McKenna. Essays by Michael Duncan and Kristine McKenna and Stephen Fredman.

Hardcover, 9 x 11 in. / 384 pgs / 242 color / 250 bw. | 9/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9781933045108 | $50.00


Poetry Plastique

GRANARY BOOKS/MARIANNE BOESKY GALLERY
Edited by Charles Bernstein and Jay Sanders.

Paperback, 7 x 10 in. / 96 pgs / 42 bw | 6/2/2001 | Not available
ISBN 9781887123518 | $20.00


Semina 1955-1964: Art Is Love Is GodSemina 1955-1964: Art Is Love Is God

Published by Boo-Hooray.
Edited by Johan Kugelberg.

Wallace Berman (1926Ė1976) was the quintessential artist of the Californian counterculture, connecting the disparate artistic, literary, music and film scenes of Los Angeles and San Francisco with his pioneering mail-art magazine Semina. Published between 1955 and 1964 in editions ranging from 150 to 350 copies, and hand-printed on a tabletop at Bermanís house, Semina was sent through the mail to his friends, to the contributors and to those he admired. Among its many contributors were Charles Brittin, Jean Cocteau, Walter Hopps, Cameron, Michael McClure, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, John Wieners, Robert Duncan and Berman himself. With its loose-leaf poetry, collages and photography, the magazine has become a defining document of its period (particularly since the 2006 traveling exhibition Semina Culture) and now sells for thousands of dollars. This volume allows itsentire contents to be seen for the first time, reproducing every component of every issue of the magazine in full color. Published in collaboration with the Berman family and Bermanís gallerist Michael Kohn, it also includes commentary and essays by friends, admirers and family in a laid-in pamphlet.

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BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8 x 10 in. / 200 pgs / 158 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 3/31/2014
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CATALOG: SPRING 2014 p. 117   

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STATUS: Out of stock

Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.

She: Images of Women by Wallace Berman & Richard PrinceShe: Images of Women by Wallace Berman & Richard Prince

Published by Michael Kohn Gallery.
Edited by Kristine McKenna.

The use of heterosexual pornography or soft erotica in collage and assemblage is often all too uncritical, but for a few of the California artists who came of age in the early 1950s, its applications were much more nuanced. For example, Wallace Berman's 1957 "Cross" assemblage features a close-up photograph of heterosexual penetration that affirms sex as a "factum fidei" ("true fact," as Berman's inscription went)--its explicitness serving simply as realism. This approach to "girlie magazine" imagery and its polar opposite--the impulse to decommodify sexuality--can both be found in the photographs, paintings and books of Richard Prince, an artist whose fondness for the era of Berman is well known. She traces these overlaps and sympathies with reproductions of previously unseen works by Berman and new images from Prince's Girlfriends and de Kooning series. Also including an interview with Prince, She is edited by Kristine McKenna, whose ongoing work on Wallace Berman and his contemporaries continues to yield exciting discoveries.

PUBLISHER
MICHAEL KOHN GALLERY

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 10.5 x 9.75 in. / 110 pgs / 60 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 2/16/2009
Active

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CATALOG: SPRING 2009 p. 72   

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ISBN 9781880086209 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $48.00 CDN $48.00

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STATUS: Out of stock

Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.

Wallace Berman: PhotographsWallace Berman: Photographs

Published by RoseGallery, Los Angeles.
Edited and introduction by Kristine McKenna, Lorraine Wild.

The quintessential visual artist of the Beat generation, Wallace Berman's influence has continued to radiate throughout the American art scene and in our popular culture since the 1950s. As an artist, Berman worked in relative obscurity up until his premature death, at the age of 50, in 1976. Since then, however, interest in his work, and recognition of its importance, have steadily increased. The subject of the recent--and highly lauded--traveling exhibition and accompanying catalogue, Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & His Circle, he was the central and binding figure in a diverse community of artists, poets, actors and musicians, and was revered for his wisdom as well as his achievements as an artist, publisher and filmmaker. However, until the 1999 discovery of an archive of his photographic negatives, very few people have known that Berman was also an extremely accomplished photographer. He documented the West Coast Beat culture of the 1950s, the first stirrings of the hippie culture that took root in the canyons of Southern California in the 60s and the diverse cast of characters who passed through his famously creative world with amazing intimacy and candor. Berman's photographs are gathered here for the first time ever.

PUBLISHER
ROSEGALLERY, LOS ANGELES

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 160 pgs / 140 duotone.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 5/1/2007
Out of print

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CATALOG: SPRING 2007 p. 8   

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STATUS: Out of print | 00/00/00

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Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & His CircleSemina Culture: Wallace Berman & His Circle

Published by D.A.P./Santa Monica Museum of Art.
Edited by Michael Duncan and Kristine McKenna. Essays by Michael Duncan and Kristine McKenna and Stephen Fredman.

The quintessential visual artist of the Beat era, Wallace Berman (1926-1976) remains one of the best kept secrets of the late twentieth century. A crucial figure in California's postwar underground, Berman was a catalyst who traveled through many different worlds, transferring ideas and dreams from one circle to the next. His larger community is the subject of Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & His Circle, a catalogue to the exhibition organized by the Santa Monica Muesum of Art including previously unexhibited works by 52 artists. Anchoring this publication is Semina, a loose-leaf art and poetry journal that Berman published in nine issues between 1955 and 1964. Although privately made and distributed to a mere handful of friends and sympathizers, Semina is a brilliant compendium of the most interesting artists and poets of its time. Showcasing the individuals who came to define a still potent strand of post-war beat counterculture, Semina Culture subtly outlines the energies, values, and foibles of this fascinating circle. Also reprduced here are works by various artists and writers who appear in Berman's own photographs--approximately 100 of which were recently developed from vintage negatives, and will be seen here for the first time.

PUBLISHER
D.A.P./SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9 x 11 in. / 384 pgs / 242 color / 250 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 9/15/2005
Out of print

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CATALOG: FALL 2005 p. 27   

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STATUS: Out of print | 11/28/2010

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Poetry PlastiquePoetry Plastique

Published by Granary Books/Marianne Boesky Gallery.
Edited by Charles Bernstein and Jay Sanders.

Accompanying a unique exhibition at the respected Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, this book is a remarkable combination of the work of poets and artists, that explores in new ways the relationship between the visual and the verbal. In his preface, Charles Bernstein writes: "Not words and pictures but poems as visual objects. Not poems about pictures but pictures that are poems. Not works closed in a book but hanging on a wall or suspended from the ceiling or rising from the floor or sounding from inside a figure or embedded with paint on a canvas or written in the sky or flickering on a screen." Co-curator Jay Sanders explains in his introduction: "We had a gallery and we wanted to flood it with poetry. Not with "poetic" artwork, but with actual poetry, made by poets. But, we have gallery walls, not pages in a book. So we organized a show of art overrun with poetry and a show of poetry riddled with art."

PUBLISHER
GRANARY BOOKS/MARIANNE BOESKY GALLERY

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 7 x 10 in. / 96 pgs / 42 bw

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 6/2/2001
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
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CATALOG: FALL 2001

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781887123518 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $20.00 CDN $20.00

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STATUS: Out of print | 4/23/2003

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