1979 - 1980

Rene Ricard


DIA, New York, 1979. First Edition. Softcover. 93pp., 5.5 x 8.5 inches.

Near Fine. Minor edgewear.

The first in DIA Art Foundation's publications program, this volume of 55 poems from the iconoclastic Rene Ricard remains as affective and nuanced today as it was 40 years ago.

Tiffany-blue wrappers encase poems titled "Caravaggio and His Models", "Incredible Hangover", "On Being Called a Dilettante", and more. Ricard is seen here, in his first published collection of poetry, staking his claim.