THE POET ASSASSINATED. Translated by Ron Padgett Illustrations by Jim Dine
(New York: Tanglewood Press, ).
SCARCE LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 250 COPIES. This English edition of Apollinaire’s “Le Poète Assassiné” is one of the great works of the “Pop Art” movement created around one of the foundational works of surrealist literature. This edition is signed by both Ron Padgett and Jim Dine and includes eight original pochoir plates which are also hand-numbered and signed by the artist.
Padgett studied 20th-century French literature in Paris during 1965 and 1966. In 1962 Dine's work was included, along with Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Dowd, Phillip Hefferton, Joe Goode, Edward Ruscha, and Wayne Thiebaud, in the historically important and groundbreaking “New Painting of Common Objects”, curated by Walter Hopps at the Norton Simon Museum. This exhibition is considered historically as one of the first "Pop Art" exhibitions in America. At a time of major social unrest and socio-political change, the painters included began a great new movement, shocking America and the art world in general and changing modern art for all time.
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LIMITED DELUXE EDITION, of 250 hand-numbered copies SIGNED by both the translator and artist and with Dine’s eight original glossy Pochoir plates signed by the artist and hand-numbered and laid in. Printed on Euroset offset paper. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and photo-collages plus the eight original numbered colour pochoir plates by Jime Dine with all tissue guards intact. 4to, loose in printed chemise as issued within the publisher’s wrap of stiff paper covered in glassine and printed in black. In the original cloth covered slipcase with photographic image printed in hot pink. 128 pp. plus the eight additional plates. A very fine copy, internally as new, the glassine wrapper also fine and just a tad mellowed at the spine, the slipcase very fresh and clean with very minor mellowing to the pink at the rear panel.