Guillaume Apollinaire ‎– Le Pont Mirabeau

ICA ‎– STR 1, ICA ‎– 9
Vinyl, 7", Single Sided


A Le Pont Mirabeau



The record is part of "Apollinaire, Guillaume. I.C.A London Nov. 68", a catalogue or set of documents published for 'Guillaume Apollinaire 1880-1918: A Celebration', a series of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the death of Apollinaire held at Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 1 - 27 November, 1968 in London.

The catalogue comes in the shape of a plain brown 12.6x8.66" archive map, stamped "Apollinaire, Guillaume. I.C.A London Nov. 68", and closed with a red sticker.

The map contains the following items:

Booklets (The Fanfare Press Ltd., 8.27x11.81", stapled, sturdy cardboard covers):
- "Guillaume Apollinaire 1880-1918. A Celebration 1968" (28 pages).
- "'Come back Guillaume, all is forgiven'-Annie'. An Invitation exhibition of works created especially for the Apollinaire Anniversary Celebration" (8 pages).
- "Apollinaire par delà la Manche et l'Atlantique. A Bibliography of and about Guillaume Apollinaire in English. 1940-1967. Compiled by Peter Hoy" (12 pages).

- "Films", a yellow A4-sheet listing the films specially commissioned for the exhibition and the films lent for the exhibition by the Institut Francais.
- "Guillaume Apollinaire". Horoscope by Valentine Penrose (8.27x23.46", folded)
- "Index to slip-ins" (5.83x8.27")

Slip-ins (numbered 1-9):
1. Photograph of Guillaume Apollinaire and Annie Playden in London (3.54x3.94").
2. Photograph of Apollinaire's apartment at 202, bd St-Germain, Paris (4.8x3.98").
3. Reproduction of the postcard sent by Picasso to Apollinaire, dated 1907 (11.22x7.4").
4. A sheet with two pages of the catalogue preface to the Irène Lagut/Léopold Survage Exhibition, Paris, 1917 (11.22x7.99").
5. 'Visée', a Calligramme sent to Madeleine on June 10, 1915 (typographical version) (8.46x11.02").
6. 'l'Oiseau et le Bouquet', a Calligramme composed for his friend Louise Faure-Favier. Not published until 1945 (7.44x10.94").
7. A reproduction (in color) of 'Fenêtres Ouvertes Simultanément (1ere partie, 3eme motif)', a painting by Robert Delaunay from 1912 with on the reverse side the English translation of Apollinaire's poem "Les Fenêtres" (1913) by Roger Shattuck (7.68x9.45").
8. A card announcing the play 'I WONDER/J'émerveille', a Guillaume Apollinaire play by Adrian Henri and Michael Kustow created for the Apollinaire celebration in the ICA Gallery at Nash House (5.87x8.27").
9. the 7" record containing one of three poems that Apollinaire recorded at the Sorbonne's Archives de la Parole on May 27, 1914. A-side has a white label with Artist and Title. B-side has an empty black label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: STR 1 A