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ARIAS-MISSON, Alain
ARIAS-MISSON, Alain
ARIAS-MISSON, Alain
ARIAS-MISSON, Alain

ARIAS-MISSON, Alain

The Public Poem Book

Calaone-Baone, Italy: Edizioni Factotum-Art, 1978. [96]pp; b&w illus. 4to; signature-bound in glossy wraps printed front cover only. Very good or better, with light wear, soiling, and toning to wraps. Signed "Alain" and inscribed to p.o. on dedication page.

Inscribed copy of this monographic artist's book presenting six years of the "public poems" for which the Belgian-born artist and writer is best known: text-based urban performances, frequently disruptive, which Arias-Misson describes in the volume's introduction as "enactment[s] of language- fluid, enmeshed in the real-street processes." Each piece with a brief statement outlining its context and conceptual aims, followed by a series of documentary photocollages. Arias-Misson (b. 1938) has continued to stage new public poems throughout his career, one of the most recent having taken place in July 2021 in Roverto, Italy; his papers are held at Yale's Beinecke Library. Of this publication, OCLC locates eight holdings, including at MOMA and Yale. 

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