Details:

This playful collage by poet John Ashbery is made from the ephemera of daily life and is full of irreverent humor, illustrating the poet's interest in surrealism and cartoons.
Framed: 22.0 x 16.5 x 0.8 in.
Signed

① Artwork:

Rear Guard

This playful collage is made from the ephemera of daily life, including postcards and paper clippings. The resulting image is full of irreverent humor, illustrating the artist's interest in surrealism and cartoons. The award-winning poet John Ashbery has only recently been recognized for his visual art collages.

Specs:

9.5 inches
13.75 inches
with frame
16.5 inches
22 inches

③ Artist:

John Ashbery

The poet John Ashbery started making collages as an undergraduate at Harvard. His work was inspired by his long-held fascinations with cartoons, movies and other forms of popular culture. Ashbery is recognized as one of the most important American poets of modern times; it is only in the past decade that his collages have become more widely known.

④ Additional:

John Ashbery:
Rear Guard, 2016
Collage on paper
13.8 × 9.5 inches /