An Evening with George Herms at Hal's Bar and Grill in Venice, CA, on March 31st honors THE RIVER BOOK

Published by Hamilton Press, renowned art critic Dave Hickey provides an insightful look at the artist and his milieu, and the artist himself offers witty and informative text throughout.
Lucky Seven Draw, an original Herms lithograph accompanies each deluxe book
Lucky Seven Draw, an original Herms lithograph accompanies each deluxe book
VENICE, Calif. - March 25, 2015 - PRLog -- V-SCAPE and the Upstairs Galley At Hal's are proud to honor the publication of George Herms: The River Book

The first-ever comprehensive publication on acclaimed and pivotal California assemblage artist George Herms (born 1935). The handsome, two-volume slipcased book covers his earliest works from the 1960s, through his influential assemblages from the 1970s to today, as well as his work on such films as Easy Rider, his set designs for poet and playwright Michael McClure and dancer/choreographer Fred Herko, and his fascinating collaborations with, among others, Diane di Prima and Wallace Berman, for his LOVE Press series of hand-printed books. Interspersed throughout are comments by Herms on various works and on his creative ethos. Also included is a trove of never-before-seen archival photographs of Herms' friends, such as Wallace and Tosh Berman, Fred Herko, Diane di Prima, Kirby Doyle and Ray Johnson, as well as of Herms himself. A bonus DVD showcases the entirety of Herms' opera The Artist's Life.  This is truly an essential book for anyone interested in California art, the Beats, avant-garde theater and film, and fine-art printing.

George Herms The River Book, signed by the artist, is available at $95. A Special Edition version of the book comes with the “Lucky Seven Draw” a signed and numbered lithograph which is sized at 10.5 X 8.25 inches in an edition of 100 is $250. Either may be ordered directly from Hamilton Press at (310) 396-8244

The River Book

Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCAtv) video: ASSEMBLAGE - The Art of George Herms


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