Edited by Ira Cohen, this is the number 33 in the Hanuman small press book series started by Raymond Foye in collaboration with artist Francesco Clemente. The small volume contains the writings of Jack Smith (1932-1989) an American filmmaker and actor who is often cited as a pioneer of both underground cinema and American performance art. In ‘Historical Treasures’ Smith writes about the role of art, B film actress Maria Montez, aesthetics, art history and American society. 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.
Madras & New York: Hanuman Books, 1990.
First edition 48mo (10.5 × 6.9 cm) Paperback 136 pp Texts in English Photographic dust jacket with gilt embossed typography. Orange board wrappers. Sewn bound. Illustrated in b/w throughout.
Near fine. Tiny tear on dust jacket with price tag, as issued. Internally fine. Item ID: 2037.