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Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror

Item date(s): 1984

John Ashbery  - (poem by)
Helen Vendler  - (essay by)
Richard Avedon  - (illustrated by)
Elaine de Kooning  - (illustrated by)
Willem de Kooning  - (illustrated by)
Jim Dine  - (illustrated by)
Jane Freilicher  - (illustrated by)
Alex Katz  - (illustrated by)
Larry Rivers  - (illustrated by)

Pages: unpaged
Size: 485mm diameter
Inscription: Signed by Andrew Hoyem
Edition: #141/150

Place publication: San Francisco, CA
Publisher: The Arion Press

Additional notes:
The poem with original prints by:

1. Richard Avedon, continuous-tone offset lithography at Magnolia Editions, Oakland, California by Donald Farnsworth and Stuart McKee.

2. Elaine de Kooning, lithograph printed from stones at Hampton Editions, Sag Harbor, New York by Dan Welden.

3. Willem de Kooning, lithograph printed from stones at Hampton Editions, Sag Harbor, New York by Dan Welden.

4. Jim Dine, woodcut printed at the Arion Press by Gerald Reddan and Lawrence Van Velzer.

5. Jane Freilicher, lithograph printed from stones at Hampton Editions, Sag Harbor, New York by Dan Welden.

6. Alex Katz, lithograph printed from a metal plate at Siena Studio, New York, New York, by John C. Erikson and Joe Petruzzelli.

7. R. B. Kitaj, soft ground etching with aquatint tone printed by Aldo Crommelynck in Paris, France.

8. Larry Rivers. Etching produced by photogravure with hand coloring at Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York, by Craig Zammiello.

Together with a foreword by the poet, a recording of his reading of the poem, & on the album an essay Helen Vendler.

Contained in a round steel container on round pages.

Colophon: Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror has been reprinted by arrangement with The Viking Press, under copyright © 1974 by John Ashbery. The artists' images are copyright © 1984 by the individual artists as listed on the title page. This is the thirteenth book of the Arion Press. It was published in January 1984. the type is handset Cochin. The paper was made by hand at the Twinrocker Mill in Brookston, Indiana. The letterpress printing was done on a Hacker Hand Press. The artists' prints were produced by the following processes and printers: (see list above). The recording tape was edited 1750 Arch Studios, Berkeley, California, and the records were cut and pressed at Wakefield Manufacturing, Phoenix, Arizona. The stainless-steel canister was made by Atlas Metal Spinning, South San Francisco, California. The members of the Arion Press during the making of this book were: Gerald Reddan, Nancy Reid, Christopher Stinehour, Glenn Todd and Lawrence Van Velzer, under the direction of Andrew Hoyem.

The record is contained in a 315mm square sleeve with foldout cover containing the essay by Helen Vendler. Illustrated as item 116 in Artists & Books 1900-Present. Ursus Books, New York, 2014.

Reference note:
(Additional Material)

Ref: GB/13225

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