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1989

  • Work on this object began.

1996

  • We acquired this object.

2015

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Book Cover, Literal Madness: 3 Novels, 1989

This is a Book cover. It was designed by Jo Bonney and written by Kathy Acker and published by Grove Press and Wheatland Corporation and photographed by Michel Delsol. It is dated 1989 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Steven Heller. It is credited Gift of Steven Heller.

Its dimensions are

20.9 × 30 cm (8 1/4 × 11 13/16 in.)

It is signed

Printed in black, lower left: Cover design by Jo Bonney / Cover photograph by Michel Delsol

It is inscribed

Printed in white ink inside a black box, upper right: "Literal Madness"[underlined] / is Acker at her / most powerful, / disturbing, and / provocative." / –Catherine Texier

Cite this object as

Book Cover, Literal Madness: 3 Novels, 1989; Designed by Jo Bonney (Australian, active USA); USA; offset lithograph on paper; 20.9 × 30 cm (8 1/4 × 11 13/16 in.); Gift of Steven Heller; 1996-74-11

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