Published by Rainoff in conjunction with the exhibition "Impressionism" at MoMA PS1, 2012
Soft-cover, 176 pages, second edition printed at 90% scale
By Matt Connors with texts by Peter Eleey, Michel Leiris, Jack Spicer, and Gertrude Stein.
A Bell is a Cup has been published by Rainoff to coincide with the exhibition Impressionism by Matt Connors, held at MoMA PS1. Alongside texts by Peter Eleey, Michel Leiris, Gertrude Stein and Jack Spicer, the publication presents the first comprehensive gathering of Connors' work to date. In his essay, Eleey writes that Connors' paintings "bear traces of one another, but they also sometimes prop each other up or lean into each other, as if to physically reinforce, in painterly terms, Jack Spicer’s ideas about the interdependence of poems. 'There is really no single poem,' Spicer came to believe; he argued that 'poems should echo and re-echo against each other.'"
*The second edition is printed at 90% scale of the first edition, has sixteen new dust jacket/cover combinations—four different colors for both the dust jacket and cover have been produced. This allows each dust jacket to be interchanged to create a new colour combination. Sixteen different color combinations can be created in total.