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Dream Machine / Gysin, Brion ; Laura Hoptman, curator ; Burroughs WS ; P-orridge G ; Giorno J., 2010

Identifier: CC-56811-10000179

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Scope and Contents

The Sackners attended this spectacular exhibition. Water Row Books: This is the first comprehensive survey of the works of the radical artist Brion Gysin, featuring a stunning selection of illustrations. During his lifetime Brion Gysin (1916-1986) inspired an array of artists, writers, poets and musicians, notably the Beat Generation. Since his death Gysin's own work has only increased in popularity, yet his radical approach to art defies categorization. Brion Gysin: Dream Machine is the first detailed study of Gysin's oeuvre in both art-historical and contemporary contexts. A devotee of invention, Gysin created paintings, drawings, photo-collages, installations, poetry and sound experiments. He produced the cut-up collage novel The Third Mind (1965) with William Burroughs, and with Ian Sommerville developed the Dreamachine (1961), a kinetic sculpture designed to induce visions by playing flickering light on the closed eyes of the viewer. This exciting new book, featuring incisive texts, a photo essay, and appreciations by contemporary artists, captures the remarkable daring of an artistic visionary. Includes contributions from such contemporary artists as George Condo, Trisha Donnelly, Paul Elliman and Ugo Rondinone -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 2010



0 See container summary (1 hard cover book (196 pages) in dust jacket) ; 23.7 x 20 x 2.4 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

box shelf

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: New York; London, England : New Museum of Contemporary Art; Merrill. Nationality of creator: British-American. General: Added by: MARVIN; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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