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46. Lie, Sit, Stand, Be Still by Michael McClure, with art by Robert Graham.

Lie, Sit, Stand, Be Still by Michael McClure, with an introduction by the poet, and with twenty-four lithographs and a bronze bas-relief by Robert Graham, 1995.

Bronze bas-relief by Robert Graham,
inset in lid of portfolio box.

This long expressionistic poem was written by the Beat Generation poet Michael McClure in response to studies of female nudes by the celebrated sculptor Robert Graham. The drawings were made into a suite of lithographs, the most substantial body of graphic work to be covered by this important artist. The prints are interleaved with sheets bearing the poem and are presented in a portfolio box with the sculpture mounted on the lid.

EDITION & PRICE

Format: 15 by 11 inches, 52 leaves. The types are Monotype Walbaum and handset Craw Clarendon Modern. The paper is English mouldmade Somerset Satin. The lithographs were printed at Hamilton Press, Venice, California. The portfolio box is covered in two colors of cloth, with the bronze bas-relief recessed into the lid. Each print is numbered and signed by the artist, and the final sheet of the poem is signed by the poet. Edition of 50 copies. $5,000.00. Available.

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Sheet of poem Michael McClure; proof of lithograph by Robert Graham
Sheet of poem by Michael McClure; proof of lithograph by Robert Graham.

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Edition: Interleaved sheets of the poem by McClure and 24 lithographs by Graham, in portfolio box with bronze bas-relief by Graham. Limited to an edition of 50 numbered copies for sale, signed by artist and poet. Price: $5,000.

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