Shut Up: Joe Massey’s Messages from Prison

Russi, Alejandra; Kimberly Reyes


Near Fine small quarto in wrappers, 96 pages, color ills. Massey (1895 – ?) was an African-American self-taught artist and poet who created a compelling body of work during his incarceration at the Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus. As an inmate, Massey engaged in a years-long correspondence with Charles Henri Ford, the editor of the pioneering surrealist publication View, which resulted in the eventual inclusion of Massey’s art and poetry in issues of the magazine between 1943 and 1946

Book Publisher: Ricco / Maresca Gallery

Publication Place: New York

Publication Date: 2019

ISBN: 9870578554786

1 in stock

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs