Four Beau Geste Press editions and one additional booklet: Auto (Redundancy) Book, 26 (unpag.) pages, 4 x 6 in., Beau Geste Press, 1971, signed by Mayor and numbered 5/50; Fragmen, unpaginated miniature visual poetry flipbook with 8 leaves including covers, 2 x 1 1/2 in., signed and dated 1972 to back cover, unknown very small edition; 5-in-1, a collection of four visual puns on cardstock in a plastic bag, described in the BGP catalogue raisonné as "coat-pocket entertainment", accompanied by a small card which reads "Beau Geste 1972", edition of 90, some minor losses to head of one of the matches; and a small card with a matchstick, part of Microgames, 1972, no printed publication information to card itself, 4 x 2 in.; and a small 14-pp. booklet, titled Fourteen Pages, no. 7 in the International Artists' Cooperation series by Klaus Groh, inscribed or printed "Love David" to front cover, 4 x 2 3/4 in., n.d. (1973).
Mayor co-founded the Beau Geste Press together with Felipe Ehrenbergand Martha Hellion. The BGP 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.
A very scarce grouping; as of September 2021, OCLC locates only 1 holding each in a North American library of Fragmen and Fourteen Pages, and none of the other titles.
Book ID: 51613