Calligraphies, Permutations, Cut Ups
Brion Gysin
Published by Galerie De France, Paris, 1987, 96 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 30 cm, French
Price: €45

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Calligraphies, Permutations, Cut Ups at Galerie De France, Paris, 16 December, 1986–17 January, 1987

Brion Gysin was a painter, writer, sound poet, performance artist and inventor of experimental devices born in Taplow, Buckinghamshire.

He is best known for his use of the cut-up technique, alongside his close friend, the novelist William S. Burroughs. With the engineer Ian Sommerville he also invented the Dreamachine, a flicker device designed as an art object to be viewed with the eyes closed. It was in painting and drawing, however, that Gysin devoted his greatest efforts, creating calligraphic works inspired by cursive Japanese “grass” script and Arabic script.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership, including library stamps and stickers.

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