Malicious Resplendence: The Paintings of Robt. Williams. Robert Williams, Charles Plymell.

Malicious Resplendence: The Paintings of Robt. Williams

ISBN: 1560972785
Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, Inc., 1997. Robert Williams. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed to Charles Plymell by Robert Williams A large, lavish production surveying the art of Robert Williams, cult conjurer of images that are truly sui generis, incorporating a panoply of high & low cultural references into a jarring maniacal stew. Williams is also the founder of the renowned monthly art periodical, Juxtapoz. This first edition has a very special provenance- it is from the collection of Charles Plymell, the venerable author & associate of William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Claude Pelieu & co. The artist has signed in bold marker on a page featuring a photograph of himself opposite the introduction: "For Charlie!/Much Regards!/(signed) Robt. Williams/1.18.98" The date is very close to the official publication of the first edition in December 1997 as noted in the copyright page. With introduction by Walter Hopps & text by C.R. Stecyk. Also included is a small flyer announcing a book signing by Williams at the Shafrazi Gallery that took place the day before he signed this copy to Plymell. A unique collectible with significant provenance, book in fine condition with only minor spotting to upper edge, minor rubbing to black surface of front board. Dust jacket in near-fine condition, with mild soiling & very minor creasing & tearing to edges. Flyer creased & with minor tears to edges. Fine / Near Fine. [Item #1721]

Price: $225.00

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