Selected Publications with Illustrations by Jess
- Boob #1 (privately printed}, paste-up poem on a single sheet. San Francisco
- Artist’s View #8, poems, paintings, and paste-ups reproduced on a two-sided folded broadside. Claire Mahl
- Caesar’s Gate, poems by Robert Duncan. Divers Press. Cover and sequence of 16 paste-ups.
- O! Hawk’s Well Press. Cover and sequence of 16 paste-up pages.
Paste-ups and Assemblies. Dilexi Gallery. Paste-up on folded paper.
- “Unking’d by Affection,” in a Poetry Folio. San Francisco Arts Festival. Broadside with drawing by Jess and holograph poem by Robert Duncan.
San Francisco’s Burning by Helen and Pat Adam. Oannes Press. Cover and six full-page drawings?.
- Ballads by Helen Adam. Acadia Press. Cover, lettering of text, title page, and 15 illustrations.
- A Book of Resemblances: Poems: 1950-1953 by Robert Duncan. Henry Wenning. “Reproduced in Holograph of the Author, & Ornamented Drawings by Jess.”
- The Cat and the Blackbird, a children’s story by Robert Duncan. White Rabbit Press. Designed, lettered, and illustrated on each page with ink drawings.
- Names of People. Poems by Robert Duncan.Black Sparrow Press. Illustrated with 15 ink drawings.
- The Better Dream House. Poems by Joe Dunn. White Rabbit Press. Cover and 11 paste-up illustrations.
- Gallowsongs; Galgenlieder by Christian Morgenstern. “Versions by Jess.” Black Sparrow Press. Ink drawings throughout.
- Caesar’s Gate, poems 1949-50 by Robert Duncan. Expanded edition. Sand Dollar. Six additional paste-ups, including frontispiece medallion.
- The Boobus and the Bunnyduck, a children’s story by Michael McClure. Facsimile ltd. edition, The Arion Press. Lettering and crayon illustrations throughout.
Selected Books and Articles on Jess
- Marcus, Greil. “Dream House” Jess’s Murals, Art Forum, November, 2014 (PDF).
- Duncan, Michael and Wagstaff, Christopher. An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan and Their Circle, exhibition catalogue, Pomegranate Communications. With essays by Michael Duncan, Christopher Wagstaff, William Breazeale and James Maynard.
Perl, Jed. New Art City: Manhattan at Mid-Century, New York: Vintage, 2007, 299 – 301.
- Jess: O! Tricky Cad & Other Jessoterica, ed. by Michael Duncan, Siglio, 2012.
Rudick, Nicole. “Paste-ups: Jess,” The Paris Review, Fall, No. 202.
- Cotter, Holland. “The Medicine Bag,” The New York Times, July 28.
Yau, John. “The Real and the Imaginary,” Tibor de Nagy (catalogue).
- Geha, Katie. “The Assemblages of Jess: What does it mean to say a visual thing is poetic?,” The Poetry Foundation, June 9.
- Duncan, Michael. “Engines of Genesis: Jess’s Paste-Ups,” Tibor de Nagy (catalogue).
- Carlin, T.J. “Jess: Paintings and Paste-ups,” Time Out New York, June 19-25, pp. 33-36.
Feinstein, Roni. “Jess,” Circa 1958: Breaking Ground in American Art (catalogue), p. 40.
Gardner, James. “An Act of Surrender, a Leap of Faith,” The New York Sun, July 10.
Hainley, Bruce. “Reviews: Jess,” Artforum, February, pp. 297-298.
Johnson, Ken. “Jess: Paintings and Paste-Ups,” The New York Times, June 6.
Killeen, Michael. “No-Nukes Artist, Warrior Maidens, Rubber Fruit: 57th Street Art,” Bloomberg.com, June 5.
Libby, Brian. “Collage of a Fascinating Life,” The Oregonian, May 9.
Motley, John. “Review: To and From the Printed Page,” Portland Mercury, May 18.
Naves, Mario. “Struck by Conscience,” New York Observer.
Self, Dana. “The Nelson spotlights hot new properties in Sparks!” The Pitch.
Selz, Peter. “Jess: Paintings, Paste-Ups, Translations, Salvages,” Tibor de Nagy (catalogue).
Schwabsky, Barry. “Solemn, Expanded Time,” The Nation, June 23.
Yau, John. “Jess: Paintings and Paste-Ups,” The Brooklyn Rail, September.
- Rogers, Michael. “Pulled Through Time: a Caltech Reporter Traces the Life of an Elusive Artist,” Caltech News, Vol. 41, Num. 4.
Jess: To and From the Printed Page. Independent Curators International. Exhibition catalogue with essays by Ingrid Schaffner, John Ashbery and Lisa Jarnot.
- Auping, Michael. Jess Word Pictures Ray Johnson: Paste-ups Moticos and Assemblage 1951-1997, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
- Auping, Michael. “Solar Systems,” Artforum, April.
- Duncan, Michael. “Maverick Modernist”, Art in America, November.
- Solnit, Rebecca. “Jess: Inventing San Francisco’s Art Scene,” The San Francisco Chronicle, January 25.
- Auping, Michael. Jess, A Grand Collage, Buffalo Fine Arts Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
- Simas, Joseph. “Now, Now, Jess!” Arts Magazine, Summer, pp. 52-57.
Hopkins, Henry T. California Painters: New Work. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, pp. 88-90.
- Livingstone, Marco. Pop Art: A Continuing History. New York: Henry N. Abrams, Inc., pp. 29, 213, 250.
Solnit, Rebecca. Secret Exhibition: Six California Artists of the Cold War Era. San Francisco: City Lights Books, pp. 30-43, 89-99, 102, 111-14.
Wagstaff, Christopher. Lyn Brockway, Harry Jacobus, and Jess: The Romantic Paintings, Berkeley: Rose Books, pp. 11–16.
- Ashbery, John. Reported Sightings: Art Chronicles, 1957-1987. Ed. David Bergman. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989, pp. 294-98.
Giffon, Anne. “L’assemblage en Californie dans les années cinquante et soixante: le reflet d’un malaise social.” Histoire de l’art: bulletin d’information de l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art 1989, publié en collaboration avec l’Association de professeurs d’archéologie de d’histoire de l’art des Universités (Paris), Oct. 1989, pp. 67-80.
Solnit, Rebecca. “Phantoms of Delight,” Artweek, Apr., p.7.
- Auping, Michael. “Songs of Innocence,” Art in America, January, pp. 118-27, 147.
- Cameron, Dan. “Illustration is Back in the Picture,” Art News, November, pp. 114-20.
- Auping, Michael. Jess: Paste-Ups (and Assemblies), 1951-1983, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL.
McDonald, Robert. “Jess: Surveying the Paste-Ups,” Artweek, May, Cover and p.1
- Cebulski, Frank. “Lyric Art,” Artweek, May 23, p. 4.
- Ashbery, John. “Painting Becomes Theater,” Newsweek, April 26, p. 63.
Butera, Virginia Fabbri. Arts, September, p. 32.
- Hale, Niki. “Jess’ California Soul in Paste-Up Mythology,” Art World.
Levin, Kim. The Village Voice, January 21.
Frank, Elizabeth. “Jess at Odyssia: Review of Exhibitions,” Art in America, April, p. 143.
Johns, Russell. “The Four Seasons and other Paste-Ups by Jess,” The New York Times, Jan., p. C21.
- Armstrong, Richard. Matrix/Berkeley 37: Jess, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.
Ashbery, John. “Metaphysical Overtones,” New York, February 11.
Leja, Michael. Aspects of the 70s: Mavericks, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
- Burnside, Madeleine. “New York Reviews: Jess,” Art News, February, p. 173.
- Jarmusch, Ann. “Free Wheeling Diversity,” Art News, September, p. 134.
Ashbery, John. “How to Stuff a Wild Stocking,” New York, December 18, p. 115.
Kramer, Hilton. “Two Collagists Tease the Eye,” The New York Times, December 22.
- Kutner, Janet. “Jess Exhibits Imagery Captivates by Confusion,” Dallas Morning News, April 25.
Haacke, Lorraine. “Jess: An Artist with a Fascinating Style,” Dallas Times Herald, April 29.
Frankenstein, Alfred. “The Visual Quotations by Jess,” San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle, June 12, p. 49.
Baldwin, Nick. “The Key to Jess: Details,” Des Moines Sunday Register, October 30.
Stiles, Knute. “Jess at the University Art Museum, Berkeley,” Art in America, November, p. 137.
Murdock, Robert M. Introduction to Translations, Salvages, Paste-Ups by Jess, Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas, TX. Also includes Robert Duncan, “An Art of Wondering.”
- Miller-Keller, Andrea. Matrix 2: Jess, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT.
Ashbery, John. “Jess,” Galleria Odyssia, Rome, Italy.
- Ashbery, John. “Jess at the Museum of Modern Art.” Art in America, March- April, p. 89-90.
- Prokopoff, Stephen. Introduction to Jess: Paste-Ups, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.
- Kramer, Hilton. “Translations by Jess,” The New York Times, June 5.
Bowles, Jerry G. “Reviews and Previews,” Art News, Summer, p. 14.
Gruen, John. “The Best Thing in Life is Me,” Galleries and Museums, New York, NY, October 17.
Channin, Richard. “Reviews and Previews,” Art News, November, p. 26.
Duncan, Robert. Introduction to Translations by Jess, Odyssia Gallery, New York, NY.
- Duncan, Robert. Paste-Ups by Jess, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA.