Edited by Manon Lutanie and Rachel Valinsky
Translated from the English by Manon Lutanie and Rachel Valinsky
Published by Éditions Lutanie, Paris
Publication date: March 2018
Bilingual edition (French/English)
29.7 x 21 cm; 200 pages
ISBN: 978-2-918685-12-8

Introduction by Rachel Valinsky Translator’s note by Manon Lutanie
Designed by Manon Lutanie, after Bruce Chandler’s original layout
Printed by Jelgavas Tipogrāfija, Latvia

Distributed by Les presses du réel.
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Rene Ricard, 1979-1980


Rene Ricard 1979-1980 is the first collection of American poet and artist Rene Ricard’s poetry, first published by the Dia Art Foundation in 1979. This new edition presents, in a new format, both the original book design reproduced as a facsimile and the first French translation of Ricard’s poems.

Rene Ricard was a painter, poet, and American art critic born in 1946 in Acushnet (Massachussetts). At age 18, he moved to New York and joined the underground art scene. He wrote many articles (notably, for Artforum and Art in America, among others), and published several poetry books. In his paintings, developed in parralel to his poetry, writing features prominently. He lived in New York until his untimely death in 2014.

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