Circa 2005 Three Photographs of Ira Cohen Examining a Hashish Pipe, By Erik La Prade.
(Photography - Ira Cohen - Erik La Prade)

New York, NY: Not Published, 2005. F Large format photographs of Ira Cohen (1935 - 2011) American poet, publisher, photographer and filmmaker, friend and co-artist with Paul Bowles in Morocco & others, shown here interested in a hashish pipe. Approx. 11" x 14 1/2" size; numbered 1 -2 - 3 on back, with each handwritten in pen, Erik La Prade Ira Cohen; not dated; circa 2005; a few faint pressure-pushes to the image surface, unobtrusive; in very good condition. "...Ira Cohen was born in 1935 in the Bronx and attended Cornell Universityand Columbia University. In the early 1960s, he lived in Tangier and published GNAOUA magazine, an early venue for William Burroughs, among other Beat affiliates. He also produced Paul Bowles's recordings of dervish trance music (Jilala). Between stints in Spain, Paris, London, and Amsterdam, he returned to New York where he conducted shamanic experiments in photography and produced the films Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda and Paradise Now (documenting the Living Theatre's historic American tour)..." (ref. The Poem Again is Yours: A Tribute to Ira Cohen) Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 24438)


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