A Paranoic Portrait Of Robert Creeley
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2007.27
People
Jess, American (Long Beach, CA 1923 - 2004 San Francisco, CA)
Title
A Paranoic Portrait of Robert Creeley
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1955
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Paper collage ("paste-up"), mounted on brown paper
Technique
Collage
Dimensions
including mount: 51 x 40.7 cm (20 1/16 x 16 in.)
collage: 42 x 34.5 cm (16 9/16 x 13 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: mount, l.r., graphite: Jess / '55
  • inscription: mount, lower left, graphite: A Paranoic Portrait of Robert Creeley
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund
Copyright
© Jess - The Jess Collins Trust
Accession Year
2007
Object Number
2007.27
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Publication History

Robert Duncan, Paste-Ups by Jess, brochure, San Francisco Museum of Art (San Francisco, 1968), cat. no. 17

Dallas Museum of Art, Poets of the Cities New York and San Francisco, 1950-1965, exh. cat., E. P. Dutton & Co. (New York, 1974), checklist no. 24, fig. 9

Lisa Phillips, Beat Culture and the New America,1950-1965, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, 1995), p. 272, repr. p. 111 (color)

Ingrid Schaffner, Jess: To and From the Printed Page, exh. cat., Independent Curators International (New York, 2007), p. 28, fig. 19

Exhibition History

Paste-Ups by Jess, San Francisco Museum of Art, 05/31/1968 - 06/03/1968

On Looking Back: Bay Area 1945-1962, San Francisco Museum of Art, 08/08/1968 - 09/08/1968

Poets of the Cities New York and San Francisco, 1950-1965, San Francisco Museum of Art, 01/31/1975 - 03/23/1975; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, 04/23/1975 - 06/01/1975; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, 11/20/1974 - 12/29/1974

Beat Culture and the New America, 1950-1965, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 06/02/1996 - 09/15/1996; M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, 10/05/1996 - 12/29/1996; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 11/09/1995 - 02/04/1996

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted