Biotherm | by Frank O'Hara | Jim Dine

Biotherm | by Frank O'Hara | Jim Dine

from 2,750.00

A poem by Frank O’Hara
Essay and glossary by Bill Berkson
With 42 lithographic prints by Jim Dine

Signed by the artist

With optional portfolio of prints

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“Biotherm” is Frank O'Hara’s last long poem, immortalized here in a true livre d’artiste. Jim Dine's prints pay a vibrant homage to the poet, whom he knew and admired. Dine drew images over proofs of the poetry, intermingling text and art; full-page drawings alternate with pages of poetry.

The poet and critic Bill Berkson, to whom the poem is addressed, compiled a glossary to explicate the references in the poem, and an essay that recounts the circumstances of its writing.

Production Details

  • Edition of 150 numbered copies for sale

  • Portfolio, 22 by 15 inches, 24 pages

  • Loose sheets housed in a red cloth portfolio box, with Companion to Biotherm booklet

  • Arion Press publication #32, 1990

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Optional Portfolio

Portfolio of Prints

Eight prints selected from images in the book.


  • Edition of 25 suites for sale, each print numbered and signed by the artist

  • Waterford paper, 30 by 22 inches

  • Intaglio printing by R. E. Townsend, Inc., of Georgetown, MA

  • Presented in red cloth portfolio

  • $10,000; sold only with a copy of the book