Fourteen issue of the Hanuman small press book series started by Raymond Foye in collaboration with artist Francesco Clemente. The small volume contains a collection of short essays by Dutch-American artist Willem de Kooning. The Hanuman Books series has published works by William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Jack Kerouac, to name a few. Hand-made in India, this tiny format is based on prayer books produced in India. “Personally, I do not need a movement. What was given to me, I take for granted. Of all movements, I like Cubism most. It had that wonderful unsure atmosphere of reflection — a poetic frame where something could be possible, where an artist could practise his intuition. It didn’t want to get rid of what went before. Instead it added something to it. The parts that I can appreciate in other movements came out of Cubism. Cubism became a movement, it didn’t set out to be one. It has force in it, but it was no ‘force-movement.’” — Willem de Kooning, from “What Abstract Art Means to Me” in Collected Writings
Madras & New York: Hanuman Books, 1990.
First edition, second printing 48mo (10.5 × 6.7 cm) Paperback 188 pp Texts in English Photographic dust jacket with gilt embossed typography. Light orange board wrappers. Sewn bound. Illustrated in b/w throughout.
Fine. Small tear and slight rubbing on dust jacket. Internally fine. Item ID: 2048.