Broadside-Poster: "Home-Duty" John Wieners.
Broadside-Poster: "Home-Duty"

Broadside-Poster: "Home-Duty"

N/P: Judith Walker Posters, N/D. First Printing. Single Sheet Framed. "What is Boston to me/ In comparison with eternity/ oh short space of history" (first stanza) A broadside-poster (appx. 13&1/4" x 18&1/2" incl. frame) with the title poem by John Wieners (1934-2002), the Boston-native primary poet of the Beat Generation-&-Beyond who was mentored by Charles Olson & Robert Duncan at the Black Mountain School & was also a key participant in the San Francisco Renaissance. The poem is printed over an enlarged photo image of Wieners in an urban fire-escape setting. There is a reference to "Judith Walker Posters No. 3" at lower right margin below the image, we cannot determine the date, place or limitation if any. Wieners' appearance & wardrobe indicates that the photo was taken approximately during the late 1960s- early 1970s. Handsomely framed with glass, without surrounding matte. We offer this only thus, an attempt to remove would risk damage. A very rare & exemplary Wieners collectible. Broadside-poster appears to be in very fine condition with only a few very short, shallow, faint crease-blisters at blank upper surface (likely the slight result of having been glued to a backing). Painted wood frame in near-fine condition with some moderate wear & attendant loss of black paint at outer edges, corners & sides. Rear paper backing, including sturdy sawtooth-mounting clip at middle of upper edge, near-fine with typical creasing & a few tiny non-penetrating pinholes across surface; several very small closed tears at side edges; one larger vertical tear-crease with exposure to backing at lower right edge; stamp of a Detroit framer near lower right corner. This item will require extra postage to be safely shipped. Very Fine / (Frame) Near Fine. [Item #3817]

Price: $60.00