Lot 229: (POP ART.) Ford, Charles Henri. Spare Parts.
December 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (POP ART.) Ford, Charles Henri. Spare Parts. Illustrated throughout in multi-colored collage pages of poetry and imagery by Ford; illustrated endpapers. Folio, publisher''s illustrated boards; custom orange cloth chemise and slipcase. Laid in are four pictorial photocopy prints on different colored paper, each signed by Ford. Athens: A New View Book/ Vassily Papachrysanthou, 1966
Notes: one of 100 hors commerce copies of the classic 1960s pop book, inscribed and presented to film director paul morrissey on front free endpaper: "For friend Paul -- Rapport galore!/Charles Henri/17 Nov 93." Spare Parts consists of Ford''s famous "Poem Posters" which were creative, visual forms of Concrete Poetry that utilized marry Surrealist techniques like appropriated imagery and showcased Pop-inspired graphic design and printing. Ford met Morrissey through Andy Warhol and Gerard Malanga. Morrissey directed most of Warhol''s films and co-founded Interview Magazine with him, as well as discovered The Velvet Underground.