Item #SKB-17594 Graffiti. Lew WELCH.


No place: Privately published by the author, 1965.

Item #SKB-17594

Large 4to. Broadside reproducing the holograph manuscript of this musical score with words and music by Lew Welch for voice, bass, and drums. Printed in black on thin brown stock. A humorous song exhorting people to write graffiti: "Graffitti of the world, unite! The world, write! On ev'ry wall in sight: Fuck Shit Piss Screw I Love You." Welch goes on to describe drawings and other sentiments that might be found on bathroom walls. This copy came from Don Allen's personal possessions and was gifted to a lover. Allen was Lew Welch's literary executor and noted publisher of Beat authors and the seminal anthology The New American Poetry that brought Beat, Black Mountain, and other avant-garde writers to a larger audience. A true rarity from Welch, an important Beat poet who was also active in the '60s hippie counterculture. OCLC turns up only four copies. Fine (13" x 9.75").

Price: $1,500.00

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