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Charles Bernstein

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At the Francis N. Nauman Gallery, New York, through July 28.
The web site has a page for each of the artists included

The show features our very "own" Mina Loy -- rare sightings of her visual art.

Loy's visual art works are certainly no match for her poems, but, after all, any art work she does is interesting to consider in the light of her poetry and life. Here is a detail I shot of "Communal Cot," from about 1950; the image appears to be homeless people on the street:

The gallery web site has a Mina Loy page, including several other images:

Christ on a Clothesline, ca. 1955-59
Collage and mixed media in deep glass covered box
24 x 41 ½ x 4 ¼ inches b

Teasing a Butterfly , 1902
Oil on canvas, 33 x 45 inches

Communal Cot (full view)t , ca. 1950
Papier maché and rags, 27 ¼ x 46 ½ inches.

Loy Books & Links:
The Lost Lunar Baedeker : Poems of Mina Loy, ed. Roger Conover (Farrar, Strauss, 1997)
Becoming Modern : The Life of Mina Loy by Carolyn Burke (University of California Press, 1997)
wonderful book & one of the best biographies of a modernist poet

Modern American Poetry page
Wolkowski's Loy page.

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