Item #39449 Girl Body. Piero HELICZER.
Girl Body.
Girl Body.
Girl Body.

148.

Girl Body.

Paris: The Dead Language, 1958. First edition. Tall narrow broadside poem, folded twice, printed letterpress in white ink on black crepe paper. Together with two Dead Language flyers printed on matching paper promoting the publication. Broadside measures 15.7x12cm. (folded); 62x12cm. (unfolded).

The subject of this sensual and conupiscent poem is Olivia de Haulleville, Heliczer's girlfriend, whose breath he compares to a turtle's and "her sex" to "a turtle shell" (Piero owned a pet turtle which he led on a leash and is said to have once deposited it at the Louvre's cloakroom during a visit).

The first flyer (15.2x11.5cm.) is illustrated with Heliczer's floating humanoid figure and announces the publication's availability from five notable Left Bank bookstores in Paris; the second flyer (31x12cm., with three folds) prints a bilingual French/English invitation to the publication party at la Mistral on rue de la Bucherie, December 14 (1958).

All three items Fine.

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