Item #ANT111 Shivaratri 1979. Bardo Matrix.
Bardo Matrix

Shivaratri 1979

Pashupatinath, Nepal: Bardo Matrix, 1979. 12 x 15 ½ in. Woodblock print with letterpress text on handmade Nepali paper. Near Fine Condition. Item #ANT111

Broadside designed by Ira Cohen and Bardo Matrix Press. The Bardo Matrix Press was founded in Kathmandu in the early 1970s by original Velvet Underground drummer, artist, and poet Angus MacLise and poet, photographer, and publisher Ira Cohen as a publishing outgrowth of the Colorado artists’ collective of the same name. MacLise and Cohen commenced to issue pamphlets, booklets, posters, books, and broadsides by not only themselves and their fellow travellers, but also by some of the most important names of post-war literature: Paul Bowles, Gregory Corso, Diane Di Prima, and Charles Henri Ford were among the chosen.


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