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The Nancy Book
By Joe Brainard
Published by Siglio Press

The world has in Joe Brainard a semi-secret maverick hero who will win new friends indefinitely one by one.–Peter Schjeldahl

From 1963 to 1978 Joe Brainard created more than one hundred works of art that appropriated the classic comic strip character Nancy and sent her into an astonishing variety of spaces, all electrified by the incongruity of her presence. The Nancy Book collects more than fifty of these images for the first time and features collaborations with luminary poets Bill Berkson, Ted Berrigan, Robert Creeley, Frank Lima, Frank O’Hara, Ron Padgett and James Schuyler, as well as original essays by Ron Padgett and Ann Lauterbach.

Also available are limited editions, which include a hand-pulled photo-lithograph housed in a foil-stamped portfolio and slipcased with the trade edition. The edition is 100, numbered and stamped by the Estate of Joe Brainard.

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