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Speaking in Tongues: Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken 1961-1976

Publisher: Pasadena, California: The Armory Center for the Arts, 2011
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
ISBN: 9781893900172
Condition: As New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112470



First edition, first printing. Unbound set of assorted printed loose sheets, contained in a printed cardboard box. Image-based works and texts by Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken. Texts by Claudia Bohn-Spector and Sam Mellon. Unpaginated, with 40 four-color and 40 black-and-white assorted loose sheets. Box measures 12-1/3 x 12-1/3 x 1/2 inches. Out of print. Scarce.




From the publisher: "In Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s, Wallace Berman, founder of the influential artist journal Semina, and Robert Heinecken, who established UCLA's photography department, were kindred spirits. Both reveled in appropriating and juxtaposing images and text, using as a point of departure the art of the historical avant-garde, updating its subjects, techniques, and irreverent stance for contemporary use. This catalog in the form of a treasure box brings Berman and Heinecken together for the first time. It is packed with images, reproductions, ephemera, and essays that capture the random spirit of innovation that permeated this important era in Southern California. These two artists bridged modernist and emerging post-modernist trends, ushering in the use of photography as a key element of the contemporary avant-garde art."