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Esopus 12 (Spring 2009)


Editor’s Note

By Tod Lippy

Introducing an issue printed with only black ink.


Off-Off-Off Broadway

By Rick Holen, Joe Mauro, John Nutt, and Bob Sevra

Four Vietnam veterans tell the story of their front-lines 1969 production of The Fantasticks.


Artist’s Project: Michael Iskowitz

By Michael Iskowitz

“A Doll House Society” (removable 24-page book)


Bern Porter: A Found Essay

By Mark Melnicove

A composite portrait of the late artist, philosopher, poet, and scientist


Where To Go / What To Do / When In New York / Week of June 17, 1972

By Bern Porter

A facsimile edition of the underground legend’s 1974 artist’s book


Artist’s Project: James Pyman

By James Pyman

“The Adventures of Lionel: The Book of Hours”


100 Frames: Killer of Sheep (1977)

Film by Charles Burnett; introduction by Armond White

Stills from the director’s first feature, included in the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry


Chamber Pieces

Essay by Peter Galison; photographs by Stanley Greenberg

Striking images of—and from—an obsolete tool of 20th-century physics


Artist’s Project: Fiona Banner

By Fiona Banner

“Top Gun, 2004” transcribes the entire Tony Scott film on a removable poster


Angus Trumble’s 1933 In Retrospect

By Angus Trumble

One Year. One page. (12th in a series)


Modern Artifacts 6: States of Grace

Introduction by Michelle Elligott

Materials from MoMA’s archives relating to painter Grace Hartigan


Esopus CD #12: Black and White

Nina Nastasia, Sam Amidon, dj/rupture, and 8 others create songs based on black-and-white films


Esopus 12 CD contributor Sam Amidon performs at Esopus Space


Esopus Space opens with Michael Iskowitz Exhibition

A new exhibition and performance venue in New York’s Greenwich Village launches with an exhibition by a contributor to Esopus 12.

Esopus 12: Black and White Now On Newsstands

For its 12th issue, Esopus publishes in only black ink. The issue features artists' projects by Michael Iskowitz, James Pyman, and Fiona Banner and is now available on newsstands.

ESOPUS 12 CD goes black and white

Eleven musical acts, from Sam Amidon to Ruby Suns, select a black-and-white film to serve as the basis for a new song.