Presences: A Text for Marisol. Robert Creeley.
Presences: A Text for Marisol

Presences: A Text for Marisol

New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1976. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "Marisol [Escobar], a Venezuelan pop sculptor...chose him to write the text for a proposed large-format book devoted to her work. Creeley describes his reaction: "I was delighted, just that her work was most interesting to me, particularly those pieces involved with senses of human interrelation and "presence"...What we both wanted, then, was an active complement, rather than a descriptive prose text and/or a sense of illustration in the images themselves." Marisol Escobar is an artist historically considered to be part of what is defined as Pop-Art for her association with Andy Warhol (appearing in two of his films) and Roy Lichenstein, and also rubbed elbows with Willem de Kooning and the Abstract Expressionists (and inevitably what would come to be known as "The New York School" of poets at the now-immortalized Cedar Tavern in Greenwich Village, NYC). Sustaining her development without proper critical recognition as years passed, Marisol Escobar continued to hone her craft and scores of her works are to be found at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and are peppered across a throng of prestigious museums worldwide. From the library of Ken & Ann Mikolowski, close friends of Robert Creeley & founders of Detroit's "Alternative Press," publishers of many Beat/New York School/Black Mountain-related authors. Book in fine condition with minor rubbing to front, back covers; uniform nicks throughout to front, back of same; minor shelf-wear, slight outward bend to front cover; minute bumps to top right, bottom right corners of front cover; minor bumps at all corners of back cover; machine-made debossed dime-sized circles and horizontal lines stamped into back cover and are surely as-issued. Fine. [Item #2755]

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