Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & His Circle
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Publisher: D.A.P./Santa Monica Museum of Art
A reprint of the now classic 2005 edition, this book celebrates the Beat artist Wallace Berman (1926–76), and the Californian community of artists, actors, poets, curators, musicians and filmmakers who surrounded him. Reproduced in this volume is Berman’s own publication “Semina” – which was printed in a very limited run between 1955 and 1964 – as well as many previously unseen works by artists in his circle including: Robert Alexander, John Altoon, Toni Basil, Ray Bremser, Bonnie Bremser, Charles Britten, Joan Brown, Cameron, Bruce Conner, Jean Conner, Jay DeFeo, Diane DiPrima, Kirby Doyle, Bobby Driscoll, Robert Duncan, Joe Dunn, Llyn Foulkes, Ralph Gibson, Allen Ginsberg, George Herms, Jack Hirschman, Walter Hopps, Dennis Hopper, Billy Jahrmarkt, Jess, Lawrence Jordan, Patricia Jordan, Bob Kaufman, Philip Lamantia, William Margolis, Michael McClure, David Meltzer, Taylor Mead, Henry Miller, Stuart Perkoff, Jack Smith, Dean Stockwell, Ben Talbert, Russ Tamblyn, Aya (Tarlow), Alexander Trocchi, Edmund Teske, Zack Walsh, Lew Welch and John Wieners.
Edited with text by Michael Duncan and Kristine McKenna.