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Marsie Scharlatt & Aram Saroyan Launch 'A Breathed Yes' at ARTBOOK @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles

Saturday, March 25 from 2-4PM, ARTBOOK @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles invites you to a special reading with Marsie Scharlatt and Aram Saroyan for the release of A Breathed Yes: Marsie Scharlatt Selected Poems, 1956-2016; Hannah Wilke Selected Art, 1957-1992. Book signing to follow. Preorder here!

Marsie Scharlatt & Aram Saroyan Launch 'A Breathed Yes' at ARTBOOK @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles

ARTBOOK at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles is pleased to welcome Marsie Scharlatt and Aram Saroyan for the release of the poetry and artist book A Breathed Yes, a compilation of poetry by Marsie Scharlatt and art by her sister, the late artist Hannah Wilke.

Created posthumously, 24 years after Wilke's death, the book was suggested by Wilke in the mid-1970s and contains selected poems written by Scharlatt between 1956 and 2016 and images of watercolor, charcoal, pastel, and pencil drawings that Wilke made between 1957 and 1992. With an Introduction by Marsie Scharlatt describing the genesis of the book and the intersection of art and poetry in the sisters' lives, the poems touch on their relationship, family, love, and loss, and, along with several abstract drawings now in MoMA and MOCA, the art reveals an earlier, more personal side of Wilke's oeuvre that is largely unknown.

"In A Breathed Yes we see the arc of a whole lifetime: from bright awakenings in adolescence ...marriage, divorce...the struggle to reroute her life as a single mother.... Through it all Scharlatt honors her calling with an unhurried lyric delicacy, full of care and light, that is all her own. Setting this work side by side her sister's probing mercurial art, the book is a treasure trove by two American Masters."-- Aram Saroyan, Author of Complete Minimal Poems

MARSIE SCHARLATT was educated at the University of Chicago, The New School, and Antioch University, Los Angeles. A book editor, script reader, dramaturg, playwright, and poet, she worked as a psychotherapist for many years in private practice and at various clinics and schools in Los Angeles. Since 1999, she has been Director of the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles. She is currently writing a memoir on Wilke and their family.

ARAM SAROYAN is a poet and artist based in Los Angeles. Saroyan has shown in the Kochi-Muziris (India) Biennial in 2015 and in the Biennial “Made in L.A.2016: a, the, though, only,” for which he wrote the sub-title. His Complete Minimal Poems won the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. His latest book is a detective novel, Still Night in L.A.

HANNAH WILKE (1940-1993) received a BFA and a B.S. in Education from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, and taught sculpture at the School of Visual Art, New York. An early feminist conceptual artist, her iconic work in sculpture, drawing, photography, and performance is widely known and exhibited and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, the Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, LACMA, MOCA, the Hammer, and many other private and public collections. Her work was featured in the inaugural exhibition Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016 at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel.

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Marsie Scharlatt & Aram Saroyan Launch 'A Breathed Yes' at ARTBOOK @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
Marsie Scharlatt & Aram Saroyan Launch 'A Breathed Yes' at ARTBOOK @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
Marsie Scharlatt & Aram Saroyan Launch 'A Breathed Yes' at ARTBOOK @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
Marsie Scharlatt & Aram Saroyan Launch 'A Breathed Yes' at ARTBOOK @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
Marsie Scharlatt & Aram Saroyan Launch 'A Breathed Yes' at ARTBOOK @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
Marsie Scharlatt & Aram Saroyan Launch 'A Breathed Yes' at ARTBOOK @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
Marsie Scharlatt & Aram Saroyan Launch 'A Breathed Yes' at ARTBOOK @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles