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Gysin, Brion, 1916-1986



  • Existence: 1916-01-19 - 1986-07-13

Found in 89 Collections and/or Records:

Ports of Entry: William S. Burroughs and the Arts , 1996

Identifier: CC-27654-28737
Scope and Contents This catalogue, edited by Robert A. Sobieszek, curator of photography at LACMA, was issued for an exhibition in 1996. It emphasizes the importance and influence of the painted and poetic works as well as the life of William Burroughs and his collaborator, Brion Gysin. In his preface Sobieszek writes that "Burroughs is far more than a writer of imaginative prose and speculative fiction. His revolutionary literary tactics have led him to margins of activity where genres cease to matter, where the distinctions between words and images blend together, where paragraphs become filmic montage, and where a shotgun blast is the same as a painting. At the core of Burroughs's art is the 'cut-up' technique that he and Brion Gysin developed following the appearance of Naked Lunch. While loosely related to the more traditional techniques of collage, photomontage, and text-image experiments used by modern artists, Burroughs's cut- up strategy inaugurated an essentially postmodern shift in the...
Dates: 1996

Poste Vaticane / de Charmoy, Cozette; Lagarde, Francois; Burroughs WS; Gysin B; Chopin H; Heidsieck B., 1995

Identifier: CC-33829-35498
Scope and Contents

This is the second edition with reproductions from the original photographs and postage stamp of the first edition published in 1976 (25 copies). The images on the stamps include William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Francoise Janicot, Henri Chopin and Rodney Grey. Each artist stamp or stamps is affixed to a papercard sheet. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1995

[Quand? Lorsque chez Bertini] , 1963

 Item — Folder 64: [Barcode: 31858072537982]
Identifier: CC-18765-19139
Scope and Contents

This photocollage was used for OU 23/24, 1965. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1963

Subduing Demons in America: Selected Poems 1962-2007, 2008

Identifier: CC-49491-70537
Scope and Contents Marcus Boon, who edited this book writes, Giorno's late-1960s poems see him expanding the use of found materials, including pornographic and countercultural texts, as well as the use of repetition. Indeed, poems like "Capsule," "Give It to Me, Baby," and "Johnny Guitar" are among the most rock 'n' roll poems ever written, every bit as psychedelic and confrontational as The Stooges or Jefferson Airplane, and probably just as much the product of a wide-ranging armory of pharmaceuticals, which, as Giorno has repeatedly insisted, have the potential to open and expand the mind and bring bliss. Balling Buddha, a multicolor confection printed on pages in the six colors of the rainbow, rather than traditional black on white, introduced Giorno's signature split lines running down the center of each page-as a way of both reproducing the multitracking used in his sound poems and perturbing the linear flow of text on the page. Giorno observes that the split line "breaks the lineal flow....
Dates: 2008

The Exterminator / Burroughs, William S. ; Gysin, Brion., 1960

Identifier: CC-22623-23052
Scope and Contents

The text was written by Burroughs, the poems and calligraphic drawings were composed by Gysin. This book, a first edition, was published later in 1967 as a second edition. Includes four pages of Gysin's calligraphic drawings, rendered in black ink, dated 1960 that are in same style as Gysin's book of drawings "Exil" held by the Sackner Archive. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1960

The Graphic Language of Neville Brody Volumes 1 & 2 / Brody, Neville ; Burroughs WS ; Gysin B., 1995

Identifier: CC-24084-24536
Scope and Contents

Born in 1957 and educated at the London College of Printing, the early influences on Brody were Brion Gysin, William Burroughs, Punk Rock, Moly Nagy, Rodchenko, El Lissitzky and Malevich. Brody has designed record covers, magazines book covers, logos most recently digitized images and alphabets. Brody was a founder of Fuse, a digital disc accompanied by posters of experimental typography. Jon Wozencroft provided the text and captions for these books which are reprinted from the 1988 & 1994 editions. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1995

The Unknown Loved by the Knowns [Brion Gysin] / Kennedy, Randy; Gysin B; Burroughs WS; Giorno J., 2010

Identifier: CC-51188-72276
Scope and Contents

This is a review of an exhibition of the work of Brion Gysin at the New Museum in New York. The curator, Laura Hoptman writes that "in her minds eye Brion Gysin will finally emerge, fully formed, in this retrospective as the artist he really was...This wil be one version of him, And maybe someday all the musicians he knew and all the people he slept with or all the people he had influenced so deeply will end up giving us their own Brion Gysins." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2010

[The Yellow Love 2nd Ed.] / Cobbing, Bob, editor ; Nuttall J ; Gysin B ; Benveniste A ; DeVree P ; Cobbing B., 1992

Identifier: CC-20202-20598
Scope and Contents

Designated Pamphlet One 2nd ed. The first edition that was published in 1968 is also held by the Sackner Archive. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1992

[The Yellow Love] / Cobbing, Bob, editor ; Nuttall J ; Cobbing B ; Benveniste A ; DeVree P ; Gysin B., 1968

Identifier: CC-20200-20596
Scope and Contents

Designated Writers Forum Pamphlet One. The cover was designed by Jeff Nuttall. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1968

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Conventional poetry 28
Conventional fiction 18
Documentation 11
Concrete poetry 9
Sound poetry 9