In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art. Frank O'Hara, Russel Ferguson.
In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art

In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art

Los Angeles, CA: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. "This book is not, however, a study of his poetry. Nor is it a biographical study. Its aim, rather, is to use the charismatic figure of O'Hara as a lens through which to take another look at the most mythologized period in American art...This account is devoted to the artists who made up much of his circle, among whom he was by turn acolyte, friend, model, muse, collaborator, and critic...His friendships and his work are in fact inseparable. For O'Hara poetry had no meaning except in the context of a life fully lived, just as living life fully for him meant always to be engaged with poetry and with art." (from introduction). This absolutely beautiful production showcases the assembly of paintings and artifacts gathered for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles exhibition "In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art" that Russel Ferguson organized in 1999. This publication is essential for any serious O'Hara collector and anyone interested in O'Hara's indelible impact on the American art scene of the late 1950s into the mid 1960s and beyond. From the collection of Ken & Ann Mikolowski, founders of Detroit's visionary "Alternative Press," publishers & friends of many "Beat Generation/Black Mountain/New York School" authors. The book is in very fine condition, with only minute rubbing on the front and rear boards. Very Fine. [Item #2932]

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