Original painted cover, signed by Guyton, of an issue of “Southpaw,” Vol. 2, no. 1, Winter 1986. African American, Tyree Guyton, Art, Detroit.

Original painted cover, signed by Guyton, of an issue of “Southpaw,” Vol. 2, no. 1, Winter 1986.

(Ann Arbor: Southpaw, 1986). First edition. Original printed wrappers, 11 x 8.5 inches, wire stitched, 56 pages. Original wrap-around painting to the wrappers, signed in ink on the front wrapper by Guyton. Some faint dust-soiling to the wrappers, otherwise fine. Item #17703

“Each cover in this issue is an original work by Detroit artist Tyree Guyton. The series, entitled ‘Urban Mind’, reflects Tyree’s vision of the intricacies, delicacies, frailties, and strengths of urban life. . . . Detroit is fortunate to be able to claim Tyree as an emerging visual artist.” From early in the Detroit painter’s career, executed the same year he launched his sprawling, visionary Heidelberg Project in Detroit. The journal includes contributions from Steve McCaffery, John Sinclair, Ron Silliman, Rosemarie Waldrop, Ken Mikolowski, and a translation from Ron Padgett.

Price: $450.00

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