Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, ca. 1974. Item #5249
Woodblock print with vegetable ink on handmade Lokta paper. 19 3/4 x 29 1/2 in. Very good condition with some wear at corners.
Poster of Professor X printed by Angus MacLise and Ira Cohen’s Kathmandu printing press / publishing house Bardo Matrix. An image of a figure from popular American culture printed with fine printing techniques on handmade Lokta Nepalese paper captures the sense of humor Cohen and MacLise sometimes
worked with. This poster was likely sold at Cohen and MacLise’s Kathmandu bookshop, which operated as a hub for the hippy scene in Nepal.