SEMINA (Berman, Wallace)
Complete copy of the sixth issue of Berman's iconic assemblage zine, dedicated entirely to David Meltzer's 13-part poem "The Clown." Berman illustrated the title leaf and designed the photographic collage on the cover of the portfolio, featuring four images of his Larkspur landlady and Sausalito gallery owner Phyllis surrounding an image of the Semina Gallery. This copy has distinguished provenance, coming from Berman's inner circle, the estate of his close friend and fellow artist Ben Talbert, who died of an accidental overdose sometime in 1974. One can occasionally (meaning, maybe every 3-4 years) turn up a copy of any issue of Semina, but you almost never encounter issues owned by people within Berman's circle, which most of the time, is where a good many of the few issues produced ended up.