Meat Poem. Adrian HENRI.


Meat Poem.

Screen print poster poem on glossy white paper stock. 64.8x49.4cm. SIGNED, dated ('11.xi.68'), titled and numbered ('5/75') by the artist in orange ink along the lower edge. The poem reads: "You Skewer Through Me Bleeding Electric On The Brightly Lit Supermarket Counters Of Your Mind".

The image of a beef cut reproduces one of Henri's series of hyperrealist Meat paintings, an example of which, "Meat Painting II - In Memoriam Rene Magritte" (1967), won an award in the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition in 1972. In the November 1968 issue of Studio International (the same month as this poster poem's publication), Paul Overy noted that "Henri borrows his presentation from the display techniques of the shop-window… In a room full of Henri's food paintings it's like being alone in a supermarket".

Very faint, small blue splash mark to lower right section; light superficial creasing and handling wear; overall, Very Good plus, at least.