Ira Cohen

Art

Ira Cohen

Art

Nationality: American

Biography:
Ira Cohen spent the early 1960s in Tangier, Morocco with William S. Burroughs and Paul Bowles where he edited and published GNAOUA, a Beat-era literary magazine. Returning to New York he published The Hashish Cookbook in 1966. Around this time, he created his “Mylar Chamber” a room covered with the highly reflective polyester film where he photographed his friends including John McLaughlin, William S. Burroughs and Jimi Hendrix with psychedelic results. One of these Mylar images was used on the cover of the Spirit album The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus, released in 1970. Cohen wrote numerous poems, did poetry readings, published literary magazines, and made avant-garde films among his many varied pursuits. His literary archive is in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.


 

Ira Cohen Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
Ira Cohen (American, 1935-2011) Jhil McEntyre, 1967-1970 Dye destruction 13-1/4 x 20 inches (33.7 x 50.8 cm) Signed
Ira Cohen (American, 1935-2011)Jhil McEntyre, 1967-1970Dye destruction13-1/4 x 20 inches (33.7 x 50.8 cm)Signed ...
Lot 73125
Auction 5298
Friday, May 19, 2017
$1,250.00

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Ira Cohen (American, 1935-2011) Jimi Hendrix in the Mylar chamber, 1969 Thermal dye transfer, printed mid-1990s 11-1/
Ira Cohen (American, 1935-2011)Jimi Hendrix in the Mylar chamber, 1969Thermal dye transfer, printed mid-1990s11-1/...
Lot 73124
Auction 5298
Thursday, May 18, 2017
$1,500.00
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Ira Cohen (American, 1935-2011) Stefan Brecht in the Mylar chamber, 1970 Dye destruction 13-3/4 x 9 inches (34.9 x 22
Ira Cohen (American, 1935-2011)Stefan Brecht in the Mylar chamber, 1970Dye destruction13-3/4 x 9 inches (34.9 x 22...
Lot 73123
Auction 5298
Thursday, May 18, 2017
$1,000.00
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Ira Cohen (American, 1935-2011) Brion Gysin, from the Bandaged Poets series Gelatin silver 8-1/8 x 12-1/8 inches
Ira Cohen (American, 1935-2011)Brion Gysin, from the Bandaged Poets seriesGelatin silver8-1/8 x 12-1/8 inches ...
Lot 73121
Auction 5298
Thursday, May 18, 2017
$500.00
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Ira Cohen (American, 1935-2011) Robert LaVigne, early 1980s Gelatin silver 4-3/4 x 7 inches (12.1 x 17.8 cm) Numbere
Ira Cohen (American, 1935-2011)Robert LaVigne, early 1980sGelatin silver4-3/4 x 7 inches (12.1 x 17.8 cm)Numbere...
Lot 73116
Auction 5298
Thursday, May 18, 2017
$500.00
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Ira Cohen (American, 1935-2011) Gerard Malanga, early 1980s Gelatin silver 7 x 4-3/4 inches (17.8 x 12.1 cm) Numbere
Ira Cohen (American, 1935-2011)Gerard Malanga, early 1980sGelatin silver7 x 4-3/4 inches (17.8 x 12.1 cm)Numbere...
Lot 73118
Auction 5298
Thursday, May 18, 2017
$500.00
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