Last of the Mohicans by Shigeru Sugiura, p.12. Out in June from PictureBox.
Paul Thek, Three Elegant Prunes
“In 1972, Ra shot the feature-length film Space is the Place. Set in Oakland and directed by John Coney, the movie features Ra and company in Egyptian costumes borrowed from a local Masonic temple; a wonderfully bizarre mix of blacksploitation biopic and philosophical rant, it deftly refers to Ra’s growing visibility, warily speculating on the possibility of his having “sold out.” On the set, the band and the actors dotted the northern California landscape even more vividly than the hippies had a few years prior. In a parking lot, waiting to film, Ra’s rainbow robes fluttered in the wind as an anonymous member of the entourage snapped candid photos. For Ra, there was no real division between onstage and offstage persona. He was always on.”
From John Corbett’s essay in Sun Ra + Ayé Aton: Space, Interiors and Exteriors, 1972, out now from Picturebox and in stores.
Carroll Dunham, Next Bathers, three (reeds), 2012
78 1/4 x 61 1/4 inches (198.8 x 155.6 cm)
Mixed media on linen
Keiichi Tanaami magazine covers, 1968.
Celebrate the release of the new book:
With a slide show conversation between John Corbett and David Grubbs (also performing music).
April 30th, 7PM
Blonde Art Books
92 St. Nicholas Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
A serene Sun Ra exterior and an Ayé Aton mural, as featured in Sun Ra + Ayé Aton: Space, Interiors and Exteriors, 1972, available now from PictureBox and in stores everywhere.
Join Blutch to celebrate the release of
Tuesday, May 7th, 7 pm
David Mazzucchelli in conversation with Blutch
Book signing to follow.
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince St., NYC
Signing and Original Art Exhibition
Wednesday, May 8th, 6 pm
Bergen St. Comics
470 Bergen St., Brooklyn