Item #65958 Streetfare journal. Volume V, VI, and VII, each in 6 numbers. George Evans.
Streetfare journal. Volume V, VI, and VII, each in 6 numbers
Streetfare journal. Volume V, VI, and VII, each in 6 numbers

Streetfare journal. Volume V, VI, and VII, each in 6 numbers

San Francisco: 1988-1990. 18 illustrated placards in all, each 11" x 28" on stiff card, including excerpted poetry from (volume V): Bob Kaufman, Cid Corman, Octavio Paz, Lucille Clifton, Genny Lim, and Charles Bukowski; illustrated by: Joe Sam, Sam Francis, George McNeil, Miriam Schapiro, Kenneth Nolan and Roy De Forest; (volume VI): George Evans, Linda Hogan, Nanao Sakaki, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Jimmy Santiago Baca, and Rosario Castellanos; illustrated by Hon Sum Kwok, Jake Berthot, Sachio Yamashita, Larry Poons, and Li Hua; (volume VII): Jack Marshall, Jayne Cortez, Diane Di Prima, Michael Smith, Gary De Soto, and Elizabeth Bishop; illustrated by: James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, James Cobb, Maria Baca, and Robert Goodnough. The Streetfare Journal, produced in New York and Mill Valley, California by Winston Network, Inc. and Transportation Displays from 1984 to 1997, with grants from the Lannan Foundation (Los Angeles), the National Endowment for the Arts (Washington, D.C.), the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund (New York), (internationally) the Australia Council for the Arts, and other agencies. It was not a printed journal, as such, but rather a series of bus and street car placards bearing poetic excerpts from notable poets, coupled with distinguished illustrators. Eventually, the total count ran to 102 placards. It was "arguably the largest and most successful public art program in U.S. history, delivering striking combinations of literature and visual art to an estimated 15 million riders daily in 16 major cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, San Francisco, Phoenix, New Orleans, Fort Worth and Fort Lauderdale" (Wikipedia). T Together with: Streetfare Journal: The Magazine of the Rider, a 11" x 14" poster on stiff card printed in gray and red, and dated 1985. "Streetfare Journal is produced and distributed for the benefit and entertainment of you and your fellow passengers on busses throughout the United States. Each month our various departments will bring you the best of modern American poetry, painting and photography, practical health hints, timely quotations, cartoons, and a wide range of generally useful information." Item #65958

Price: $750.00

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