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John Ashbery, “Bingo Beethoven” (2014), collage on vintage Bingo board, 8 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches (image copyright Estate of John Ashbery, courtesy Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York)

John Ashbery may be best known for his poetry, but readers of Hyperallergic will probably know he was a very talent collage artists too. This Thursday, November 1, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, in conjunction with the Pratt Writing Department, will present a discussion of poetry and collage and the work of poet and visual artist John Ashbery (1927–2017) in a talk titled “Reading Collage: Poets and Artists on the Construction of Fiction.”

The event is organized by Professor Rachel Levitsky and will be moderated by John Yao. Other panelists include Susan Bee, Anselm Berrigan, Marcella Durand, Emily Skillings, and Pamela Sneed.

This discussion is in collaboration with the Pratt Gallery exhibition John Ashbery: The Construction of Fiction, on view through November 14. The exhibition, curated by Antonio Sergio Bessa, features seven decades of John Ashbery’s collages.

When: Thursday, November 1, 5:30–7:00 pm
Where: Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, Second Floor, Flatiron District, Manhattan

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