Brion Gysin: Dream Machine. Laura Hoptman.
Brion Gysin: Dream Machine
Brion Gysin: Dream Machine

Brion Gysin: Dream Machine

London: Merell Publishers, 2010. 8vo (7 ¾ x 9 ½ in.) in cloth with dust jacket. 196 pp. Very good condition, with light shelf wear and small dent to bottom edge of spine. Item #4164

Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the New Museum of the same name, July 7 – October 3, 2010. This book explores the work of often overlooked artist Brion Gysin; a painter, writer, sound poet, and performance artist, best known for his use of the cut-up technique, alongside his friend William S. Burroughs. Also, alongside the engineer Ian Sommerville he invented the Dreamachine, a flicker device designed as an art object to be viewed with the eyes closed. Burroughs has stated that "Brion Gysin was the only man I ever respected." This beautiful survey of his life and work explores his oeuvre through his contemporaries and friends including Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Trisha Donnelly, and John Giorno.

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