Monday, October 24, 2011
Joseph Cornell Self-Portrait with Robert Delford Brown
Partially Destroyed Polaroid Self-Portrait by Joseph Cornell and R. D. Brown
Robert Delford Brown, Collaboration with Joseph Cornell, 1968.
From the RDB artist book, First Class Portraits. New York: The First National Church of the Exquisite Panic Press, 1973. Spiral-bound. 35 pages. 29 photographic reproductions of Brown's "portraits" of figures from the contemporary New York art scene. Portraits feature the artist's friends and contemporaries, including Allan Kaprow, John Coplans, Edward Kienholz, Joseph Cornell, John Russell, Suzy Gablik, the Colemans, Joanna Beall, H.C. Westermann, Larry Bell, Claes Oldenburg, Lucas Samaras, Carolee Schneemann and others. With an introduction by A.D. Coleman, editor
Edition of 500 signed (most that I've seen by both Brown and Coleman) and numbered, most enclosed in a bubble mailer with Brown's address stamp.