JESS Collins VISUAL BEAT Collage POETRY 1983 Original Exhibition Poster SURREAL PASTE-UP
Original 1982 Exhibition Poster by Beat Collage Artist JESS [Collins].
Published by Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California, 1983. Featuring the Paste-up titled QUONDAM QUIDDITIES. First edition (edition size unknown) unsigned, un-numbered, color off-set lithograph on paper, 24.5" x 18", machine folded twice for mailing (one vertical and one horizontal fold), JESS Paste-ups 1954 to 1982, Opening May 11 through June 11, 1983 and Gallery Paule Anglim return address printed on the verso. VERY GOOD CONDITION: original large folded sheet, pinhole at center fold, some light creasing from handling, otherwise clean and vibrant, a lovely example of this scarce vintage exhibition poster, it would look great framed.
Painter and Collagist Jess (1923-2004) was a leading light of the San Francisco art scene from the 1950s until his death. One of the most original artists of the second half of the 20th century, his collages evoke comparisons to Max Ernst, Kurt Schwitters, and Joseph Cornell. He was married to San Francisco Renaissance Poet Robert Duncan for four decades. Jess's work is held many museum collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the National Gallery of Art.
Will be mailed folded.