Jess was a visual artist active for much of the twentieth century, widely influential for his paintings and collages. His longtime partner, the poet Robert Duncan, called Jess’s works "visible poems." Details from "An Aposiopesis of Black Honey: or Variations on Dürer’s Melancholia I," 1960. Artwork by Jess. Collection of Jim Newman & Jane Ivory.


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Jess was a visual artist active for much of the twentieth century, widely influential for his paintings and collages. His longtime partner, the poet Robert Duncan, called Jess’s works "visible poems." Details from "An Aposiopesis of Black Honey: or Variations on Dürer’s Melancholia I," 1960. Artwork by Jess. Collection of Jim Newman & Jane Ivory.


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