[San Francisco]: Zephyrous Image, . First Edition. Broadside. 13" x 7.25" approx. Linocut printed in blue ink on newsprint. Moderately toned, as common. Mild wear. Very good overall. Very good. Item #19688
Printed by Holbrook Teter, Michael Myers' iconic FORD marked the beginning of their collaboration and was the first item issued from Zephyrus Image. Alastair Johnston, in his ZEPHRYUS IMAGE: A Bibliography, describes how Myers arrived at Teter's print shop with "a linoleum block depicting a Hippie Jesus in front of car radiators brandishing a crucifix wrench. Teter knew at once he wanted to work with Myers. They printed broadsides with the block [...] and Teter drove Myers back to Berkeley where they pasted them on the walls of the City dump [...] This appraoch would signal the future for Zephyrus Image" (21). Scarce; OCLC locates just three holdings (Yale, University of Chicago, and SUNY Buffalo). A auspcious debut to this influencial West Coast artists' press. [Johnson 184].