1979 - 1980

Rene Ricard


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

Near Fine.

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

The Tiffany blue wrappers give added movement to the collection, with poems titled "Carravaggio 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.