Original Sin: The Visionary Art of Joe Coleman


With essays by Jim Jarmusch, Harold Schechter, John Yau. NY: Heck Editions, 1997. Full-color (50+) and b&w art reproductions; b&w photos; and includes the artist’s own “interpretative keys” to 19 of the 28 paintings presented in the volume.

Limited Edition: cloth, limited to 100 (bookplate signed by the 3 essayists in addition to Joe Coleman; also, special photographic print affixed: a pickled head in a jar, from the artist’s Odditorium.

First printing: 5,000 trade paper, 500 cloth; second printing: 3,500 trade paper, 500 cloth.