A16264. KEAN, K.K. The Byrd Hoffman School of Byrds: 18 Small Plays & a Concert.
Inscribed by artist. Self-published in a small edition (probably fewer than 70 copies). Pictorial folder of
offset reproductions of 37 pen and ink drawings (including front and back cover images) of Robert Wilson's
company, the Byrd Hoffman School of Byrds, which was formed in 1968, working out of a loft on Spring
Street (N.Y.). Includes two images of Raymond's Concert. Raymond was a deaf-mute African American
boy adopted by Wilson and the inspiration for his piece Deafman Glance (1971). Wilson himself appears as
the enigmatic tall Byrd Woman. The author KK Kean worked with Red Grooms, Mimi Gross, and went
with Wilson's company to Shiraz and other locations. She is a painter/sculptor and filmmaker in her own
right. Scarce Wilson-related ephemera. An exceptional copy with the original painted mailing envelope.
4to, 36 sheets handcut in different sizes (complete), printed on recto only, laid in tan card fold-over cover,
with images on front and back. Inscribed in green marker on title page by artist/author. With original
pictorial mailing envelope. 1973. Near fine folder and sheets; envelope creased and lightly worn. $200.00
Shown below are some of the images from this book:
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