[New York: Suzart / Susan Rotolo, ca.1996-2008]. First Edition. Attractive group of items by Rotolo, an American artist and the girlfriend of Bob Dylan from 1961-1964, when they were important figures in the folk music and bohemian scene in Greenwich Village. As an artist, she specialized in artist's books and taught at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. In addition to creating book-like objects incorporating found art, Rotolo remained involved in political activism throughout her later life until her death from lung cancer in 2011. We find no copies of these artist's books for sale in the trade (or indeed, any of her artist's books, as of April, 2015), and none found in OCLC. Small collection of seven (7) artist's books and keepsakes created by Suze Rotolo, from the collection of New York hipster impresario Israel "Izzy" Young, proprietor of the Folklore Center on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, an important nexus for Lower East Side bohemia throughout the late 1950s and 1960s. All books and keepsakes Fine; two original envelopes with overall wear and creasing - Very Good. The collection consists of the following: [BOOKS] Slinky Book. [New York]: Suzart, 1996. Unpaged, folded accordion-style and customized with rubber-stamps in magenta ink; inscribed on verso: "For Izzy in NYC 2005 / love, Suze."[BOOKS] Res Ipsa Loquitor (It Speaks For Itself). N.p.: Susan Rotolo, 1999. One of 10 numbered copies signed by the artist on rear cover, this being copy no.4. Text photocopied, with lettering colored-in by hand in crayon, marker, graphite, and colored pencil; signed by Rotolo on rear cover, who wrote the following statement: "Dedicated to politicians who dabble in the arts." In original envelope, appropriated from a package of DR guitar strings.[BOOKS] Definitions. N.p.: Susan Rotolo, 2005. This copy marked "AP/B" (Artist's Proof / B), outside a regular edition of 110 copies. Signed by Rotolo on verso in brown ink; in original stamped and hand-written envelope.[KEEPSAKES] Old Battles. [New York]: Suzart, 2005. Color-printed New Years pop-up card, signed "Love Suze" in red marker on rear cover.[KEEPSAKES] Constraints. [N.p.: S.i.], 2008. Small, illustrated New Years greeting card, color-printed on white stock and inscribed on rear cover in red ink: "ENJOY EVERYTHING! love Suze & Enzo & Luca."[KEEPSAKES] Constraints. [N.p.: S.i.], 2008. Small, illustrated New Years greeting card, color-printed on yellow stockand signed "SRotolo" in black ink on rear cover.[BIRTHDAY CARD] Original accordion-style birthday card to Israel "Izzy" Young, written and decorated by hand in multi-colored fine-point Sharpie's, and signed by Rotolo. [New York]: S.i., 2008. (Inventory #: 26052)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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