Wallace Berman – Posters and Prints

Berman, Wallace. GEORGE HERMS EXHIBITION
georgehermsSan Francisco: Batman Gallery, 1961
First edition, poster, 20″x15″, poster designed by Wallace Berman announcing an exhibition of works by George Herms at the Batman Gallery in San Francisco, printed in red and black on beige stock, this is Berman’s first poster and features a photograph by Berman of Herms standing next to one of his assemblages: a scarce early item from the West Coast Assemblage scene. (SUPPORT THE REVOLUTION, p. 176.)

Berman, Wallace. LOVEWEED
loveweedn.p.: n.p., 1963
First edition, poster, 14.5″x10″, a black and white offset poster featuring a photograph of a marijuana plant with “LOVEWEED” printed underneath in huge block letters. (SUPPORT THE REVOLUTION, p. 174.)

Berman, Wallace. CMN / DENOMINATOR MIC.W736
cmndenominatorLos Angeles: privately printed, 1967
First edition, poster, 17″x21″, offset printed, printed in black with yellow background, four different images of a hand holding a transistor radio. (SUPPORT THE REVOLUTION, p. 172.)


Berman, Wallace. RETARD PARA. 33. SEC. 12. MM
retardparaLos Angeles: privately printed, 1967
First edition, poster, 17″x21″, offset printed, printed in black with yellow background, four different images of a hand holding a transistor radio. (SUPPORT THE REVOLUTION, p. 172.)


Berman, Wallace. POETRY IS A MUSCULAR PRINCIPLE
Los Angeles: Wallace Berman, 1966
First edtion, small broadside, 5.5″x8.5″, text by Michael McClure and photograph of McClure by Wallace Berman. (Support the Revolution, p. 128.)

Berman, Wallace. OPT. 82. BOOSTER BNG. ANGUINEA/Y
opt82Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1967
First edition, poster, 25″x22″, 100 numbered copies signed by Berman, 285 numbered copies, printed in black and red on orange stock: color lithograph showing nine different images of a hand holding a transistor radio. BSP also issued an advertising broadside for the poster. (SUPPORT THE REVOLUTION, p. 173.)

Berman, Wallace. MICHAEL MCCLURE’S THE BEARD
beardLos Angeles: Warner Playhouse, 1968
First edition, poster, 8.5″ x 14.5″, printed in red, black, and gray. Poster for the 1968 Los Angeles premiere of McClure’s play, after the productions had been shut down in New York and San Francisco. Poster was designed and with a photo by Wallace Berman.

Berman, Wallace. RADIO/AETHER SERIES
radioLos Angeles: Gemini G.E.L., 1974
First edtion, 50 copies plus 10 artist’s proofs, printed cloth-covered box containing 13 2-color mounted lithographs [photographed from original verifax] and a signed title page/colophon. Each lithograph measures 12″x13″ and reproduces a grid of four of Berman’s iconic hand-held radios with different images in each.