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Wallace Berman (American, 1926-1976) and Michael McClure (American, b. 1932)
The Dennis Hopper Collection (Lots 1-242 and 526-572)
Wallace Berman (American, 1926-1976) and Michael McClure (American, b. 1932)

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Wallace Berman (American, 1926-1976) and Michael McClure (American, b. 1932)
Untitled
signed with initials 'W.B.' (right center)
verifax collage and printed paper
overall 5½ x 7 in. (14 x 17.8 cm.)
Executed in 1964.
Exhibited
Paris, Centre National de la Cinématographie and Melbourne, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Dennis Hopper and the New Hollywood, October 2008-April 2010, p. 113 (illustrated).

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Lot Essay

The present lot was published in Semina number 9. The photograph showing the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald was manipulated by Berman, who doubled the image of the agent in charge of guarding Oswald. Michael McClure, a West Coast poet, wrote the poem in reaction to Berman's picture.

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