Unpaginated book consisting of a 37-pp. experimental fiction text by Nations, printed recto only, the typed pages interspersed with 14 full-page illustrations by Felipe Ehrenberg, all pages mimeographed. Oblong 8vo. Original wrpps., some very minor staining to front cover, extremely minor creasing, overall very good. Collumpton, Devon, England (Beau Geste Press) 1972. Limited edition of 150 mimeographed copies.
Opal Nations is a British writer, illustrator, musician, and music producer. He worked in the mid-sixties as a singer in London clubs, helping to popularize American-style R&B and gospel music. He then stepped away from singing to begin a career writing experimental fiction. His work has been published in over 200 small press magazines worldwide, and he has written over 30 books of fiction, drawings, and collage. He also founded his own small press, Strange Faeces, to bring attention to young poets and writers.
Felipe Ehrenberg was a Mexican artist who worked in painting, drawing, printmaking, and performance. He was involved both the conceptual art and mail art movements. He co-founded the Beau Geste Press together with David Mayor and Martha Hellion after going into exile in England to escape possible imprisonment in Mexico. The Beau Geste Press was an artist's collective dedicated to publishing the work of visual poets, conceptual artists neo-dadaists, and experimental artists, many of whom were connected to the international Fluxus movement. Ehrenberg was awarded the Perpetua Prize for his book design and illustration of The Man Who Entered Pictures.
As of September 2021, OCLC locates six holdings of this work in North American libraries.
Book ID: 51612