>Some decent press on Archer Prewitts’s Presspop Ginsberg figurine from the good people at Boingboing.net
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One of my favorite musicians and artists, Archer Prewitt, best known for the comic Sof’Boy and band Sea and Cake has just finished the latest figurine in his series for PressPop, the Allen Ginsberg doll – authorized by Ginsberg Estate. Complete with glasses, book, and beaded necklace, he should make a fine addition to anyone’s collection of beat poet dolls. Read full story >>
>Presspop’s Ginsberg Figurine is just about ready now. As you’ll see from the box below, the doll, designed by SOF’BOY creator, Sea and Cake’s Archer Prewitt comes with an unassembled uncle Sam hat, a choice of Plutonian Ode, Collected Poems, Howl & Other Poems and Kaddish and Other Poems that you can put in his hand. Also included is a cd mini sampler with 5 poems and 1 song, all unreleased.
” ALLEN GINSBERG DOLL + CD SET”
Officially approved by the Allen Ginsberg Estate
” I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked……..”
The voice of the great poet reverberates even more, today!
Introducing the 3rd figure from the Great People Series by Archer Prewitt! The Allen Ginsberg Doll, officially approved by the Allen Ginsberg Estate. Comes with fabric cloth jacket, glasses, book, Uncle Tom hat, beaded necklace, and CD with 5 poetry readings and 1 song (all of the recordings are previously unreleased material). Limited to 1000 pieces.
content: doll, 5 accessories, and CD
doll height: 6″(152mm)
package size: 7.3″x5.5″x3.2″(187mm x140mmx83mm)
doll material: soft-vinyl
accessories: fabric jacket with 1C print on the back, book (paper), hat (paper), glasses (PVC), beaded necklace (plastic)
CD: 5 poetry readings and 1 song (previously unreleased recordings)
1.Bricklayer’s Lunch Hour
2.On Burroughs’ Work
4.Manhattan May Day Midnight
5.After the Big Parade
6. Capitol Air
designed by : Archer Prewitt (The Sea and Cake/SOF’BOY)
sculpted by: Kei Hinotani
release date: 9, 2010
retail price: 4,500yen
>Nice little plug from pitchfork as well as Consequence of Sound (CoS)
CoS’s great quote: “Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear, who worked on Love is Overtaking Me and just generally seems to admire Russell, handled the digital transfers for the vinyl version of “Ballad of the Lights”. The vinyl’s B-side will be an old Russell and Ginsberg work, 1971’s “Pacific High Studio Mantras”.
To indie it up a little, Archer Prewitt of The Sea and Cake designed the cover art (pictured).”
Continue reading CoS >>
“Ballad of the Lights” is a collaboration between NYC avant-pop hero Arthur Russell and beat poet Allen Ginsberg originally recorded in 1977. The track was recently unearthed from Russell’s archive and will be released digitally as well as on a limited edition 10″ vinyl on October 19 via Japanese label Press Pop and Audika.
Tokyo’s Presspop Gallery introduce the ‘Ginsberg Doll’ we’ve all been waiting for. Adding Allen to their highly select list of American cultural personalities, Bob Moog & Raymond Scott among the most recent, Presspop enlisted Chicago based illustrator (Sof’ Boy) & musician (The Sea and Cake, The Cocktails) Archer Prewitt for the design and we’re more than pleasantly surprised! We’ll try to keep you posted once it’s available since Presspop run very limed editions of everything they do. As with their Raymond Scott figurine, Ginsberg will come with an unreleased recording on 7″ vinyl to boot.