Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: "Mum & Dad" (1971) ltd ed print + Brion Gysin: His Name Was Master

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Limited edition print of classic Genesis P-Orridge image + hardcover copy of Brion Gysin: His Name Was Master.

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The book Brion Gysin: His Name Was Master focusses on the creative relationship between Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Brion Gysin. To celebrate the release of this long awaited book, we have made an edition together with Genesis of a truly classic P-Orridge image: "Mum & Dad" from 1971.

The print is on archival paper in size A3 (420 x 297 mm) and is limited to 32 signed, stamped and numbered copies. Together with the print comes a hardbound copy of the book (copies 1-32 out of one hundred in total).

Brion Gysin: His Name Was Master

Texts and Interviews by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, with Peter Christopherson

Edited with notes by Andrew M. McKenzie. Introductions by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Carl Abrahamsson.

Brion Gysin (1916–86) has been an incredibly influential artist and iconoclast: his development of the “cut-up” technique with William S. Burroughs has inspired generations of writers, artists and musicians. Gysin was also a skilled networker and revered expat; together with his friend Paul Bowles, he more or less constructed the post-beatnik romanticism for life and magic in Morocco, and was also a protagonist in an international gay culture with inspirational reaches in both America and Europe. Not surprisingly, Gysin has become something of a cult figure.

One of the artists he inspired is Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, who collaborated with both Gysin and Burroughs in the 1970s, during his work with Throbbing Gristle and COUM Transmissions. The interviews made by P-Orridge have since become part of a New Wave/Industrial mythos. This volume presents them in their entirety alongside three texts on Gysin by P-Orridge, plus an introduction. This book is an exclusive insight into the mind of a man P-Orridge describes as “a kind of Leonardo da Vinci of the last century,” and a fantastic complement to existing biographies and monographs.

Published 2018. 148 x 210 mm, 400 pages. Hardbound with dust jacket, and limited to 100 numbered copies.

This unique package consists of 1 x limited edition print of Mum & Dad and one copy of the hardbound edition of the book. Only 32 copies in total of this highly collectible bundle.


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