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Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman’s World

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free
Tosh

TOSH is a memoir of growing up as the son of an enigmatic, much-admired, hermetic, and ruthlessly bohemian artist during the waning years of the Beat Generation and the heyday of hippie counterculture. A critical figure in the history of postwar American culture, Tosh Berman’s father, Wallace Berman, was known as the “father of assemblage art,” and was the creator of the legendary mail-art publication Semina. Wallace Berman and his wife, famed beauty and artist’s muse Shirley Berman, raised Tosh between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and their home life was a heady atmosphere of art, music, and literature, with local and international luminaries regularly passing through.

Tosh Berman is a writer, poet, and publisher of TamTam Books. As a publisher, he focused on post-war French figures such as Boris Vian, Guy Debord, Serge Gainsbourg and French gangster Jacques Mesrine, as well as publishing Sparks (Ron Mael & Russell Mael) and Lun*na Menoh. His previous book Sparks-Tastic (2013) is a combination of travel journal and thoughts on the band Sparks. His book of poems The Plum in Mr. Blum’s Pudding (2014) came out through Penny-Ante Editions. He authored the introduction to Wallace Berman: American Aleph from the Michael Kohn Gallery in 2016.

Details

Date:
February 1
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.moesbooks.com/pages/events/20/tosh-growing-up-in-wallace-bermans-world

Organizer

Moe’s Books
Phone:
510-849-2087

Venue

Moe’s Books
2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Phone:
510-849-2087
Website:
http://www.moesbooks.com