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Notre Dame
  • Brion Gysin
    1916–1986
    born: Taplow, England, United Kingdom ; died: Paris, France
  • Notre Dame, 1974
  • photo collage, ink on paper
  • Loaned by the Estate of William S. Burroughs
  • Not on display
  • L1990.016
  • Loan
Label Text
Exhibitions

Exhibition Label:
"Brion Gysin: A Selection of Books and Works on Paper," Feb-2005, Steve Goddard and Joanna Sternberg
Although dated 1974, this is one of the works for The Third Mind, a project begun in 1964. Unlike the adjacent work for The Third Mind, this piece makes use of one of the rubber wallpaper rollers that Gysin carved so that it could be inked and used to roll out endless recitations of the repeating grid pattern. Gysin and Burroughs then set calligraphy, texts and photographs within this printed pattern.