Richard Hell, Artifact

Hanuman book #37

172 pages

2.75 x 4.5 (bible size, ironically) "To me this little book is a work of fiction, or a movie prop for maybe a Stroheim set - some obsessively realistic director - or an archeological artifact." - Richard Hell This very rare hand bound book by Richard Hell is based on a journal he kept during the golden era of punk, which included his classic song, "Blank Generation'." Artifact is (at times) a  drug-fuelled collection of observations documented in a notebook (given to him from Patti Smith) that Hell kept from 1974 to 1980, recalling his experiences with Television, Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers, and The Voidoids. It also contains original photography from that time and place in history.

Designed and Printed by Kalakshetra Press/Thiruvanmiyur, Madras.

Very Rare.

Out of Print.

condition: Like New


Hanuman Books was founded by Raymond Foye and Francesco Clemente in 1986. Based out of the Chelsea Hotel in New York and Madras, India, Hanuman published small, handmade books, primarily of works by contemporary avant-garde writers and rare translations. Sized to resemble a miniature Indian prayer book, each Hanuman publication features the title and author’s name in gold leaf.

Richard Hell, Artifact

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