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Gysin, Brion, 1916-1986



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

Found in 89 Collections and/or Records:

Time - Place - Word / Burroughs, William S. ; Jackson Ro ; Gysin B ; Ginsberg A., 2000

Identifier: CC-43526-45599
Scope and Contents

Robert H. Jackson contributed an essay "William S. Burroughs: A Man with Qualities" and loaned much of the manuscripts to this exhibition. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2000

Trance & Recalcitrance: The Private Voice in the Public Realm / Poltroon Press ; Butler F ; Johnston A ; Jandl E ; Gysin B ; Ginsberg A ; Hirschman J ; Sackner MA ; Sackner RK., 1995

Identifier: CC-04763-4852
Scope and Contents

Essays by Frances Butler and Alastair Johnston present a historical, personal view of the founding of Poltroon, its philosophy and their artistic journeys during the twenty years of the press, a private voice in the public realm. They mention seeing the exhibition, "The Altered Page" at the Center for Book Arts, NYC consisting of works from the Sackner Archive. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1995

Tuning in to the Multimedia Age edited by Jose Ferez Kuri / Gysin, Brion ; Burroughs WS ; Corso G ; Brett G ; Heidsieck B ; Zurbrugg N ; Giorno J ; Artaud A ; Barthes R ; Beckett S ; Bowles J ; Bowles P ; Breton A ; Chopin H ; Corso G ; Dufrene F ; Eluard P ; Ernst M ; Ferlinghetti L ; Filiou R ; Ginsberg A ; Hanson S ; Higgins D ; Janicot F ; Knowles A ; Maciunas G ; Patchen K ; Stein G ; Tzara T ; Williams E ; Miles B., 2003

Identifier: CC-43917-46026
Scope and Contents Brion Gysin (1916-1986) was a multifaceted artist whose fertile mind and wide range of original ideas were a source of inspiration for artists of the Beat Generation in Paris, as well as to innovative artists and performers such as David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Keith Haring, and Laurie Anderson in the next generation. Painter, writer, sound poet, tape composer, lyricist, and performance artist, Gysin is remembered particularly for his evocative paintings of the North African desert in the 1950s and his original calligraphic abstractions based on Japanese and Arabic scripts. The chance discovery by Gysin of the cut-up technique (later developed and refined by William S. Burroughs) and the concept of permutated poems gave rise to new and original forms of sound art wordplay, striking not only in print but also in recordings or live performance. Gysin's inventive ideas also extended to the Dreamachine and to collages of text and photographs. This is the first comprehensive publication on...
Dates: 2003

William Burroughs: The Algebra of Need / Mottram, Eric ; Burroughs WS ; Gysin B ; Corso G ; Bowles P ; Tzara T ; Rimbaud A., 1971

Identifier: CC-05757-5865
Scope and Contents

Edited by Allen De Loach. Photograph of Eric Mottram by Jennifer Cobbing. This book is one of the 1125 of a total print run of 3500 bound in cloth. Mottram minutely examines Burroughs' life and major works, stating in Chapter 1 that Burroughs is "...a radical satirist whose indignation and disgust reach through the crust of the power games of the world into the aggressive areas of the obscene....expos[ing] the -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1971

With Failure as an Ingredient, He Made His Own Magic / Schwendener, Martha; Gysin B; Burroughs WS., 2010

Identifier: CC-51368-72459
Scope and Contents

This is a review of an excellent, detailed exhibition of the lifetime works of Brion Gysin at the New Museum in New York. An exhibition catalogue was issued that is held by the Sackner Archive. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2010

Wordwork / Dautricourt, Joelle ; Gysin B ; Sackner MA ; Sackner RK., 1996

Identifier: CC-16418-16768
Scope and Contents

This is an extension of Dautricout's rubberstampings dealing with permutations of "word." Here the images are produced in a computer and then printed with a Canon laser color copier. The catalogue mentions that Dautricourt's work is held in the Sackner Archive and was exhibited in The Altered Page (Center for Book Arts, NY) and the Beauty in Breathing Exhibitions (Miami Beach). -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1996

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