Item #30862 Apocolips: Poems and Collages Printed by Blewointment. Scott Lawrance, Richard Anstey Gregg Simpson.
Apocolips: Poems and Collages Printed by Blewointment
Apocolips: Poems and Collages Printed by Blewointment

Apocolips: Poems and Collages Printed by Blewointment

[Vancouver, BC]: Blew Ointment Press, 1967. First edition. 4to, ten leaves mimeographed from typescripts and collage. Side-stapled and backed with cloth tape in illustrated card covers. One of a limited edition of 200 copies.

A collaborative artists' book of poems, collages, and exquisite corpses. Anstey, who collaborated on the exquisite corpses, was the bass player for the Al Neil Trio. One of the early groundbreaking books from the Vancouver avant-garde.

"Apocolips.... is an example of the euphoric disruption of literary and visual arts conventions by their intermediation.... The collages include impossible technologies (a piano opens up to reveal a lake scene), nature-technology perversions, cross-cultural juxtapositions (a doe-eyed cherub is crushed in a printing press), scale distortions, and bodily dismemberment (floating lips, distorted limbs)." - Gregory Betts, Finding Nothing: The VanGardes, 1959-1975.

Wraps toned, with a wax pencil notation to cover, else very good. Item #30862

Price: $75.00