Robert Seydel

“The Rabbits are the Stars”: Following the hare in Robert Seydel’s notebooks

“Let me dance, moon to sun, crossing w/ my picture. The rabbits /are/ the stars. Or let’s be as someone sd Americans are AMATEURS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE.”

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Editor’s Note on A Picture Is Always a Book by Robert Seydel

“Seydel delighted in the formal, the rhythmic, the alchemical: the way a red dot migrates across several pages or the mole-ish shape is reimagined; the notation of dreams and invocations of animals . . .”

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On the Art of Robert Seydel and the Construction of “Ruth”

A stunning portrait of a woman for whom the distance between the ordinary and extraordinary, the ecstatic and the desolate, coherence and inscrutability, loneliness and embrace seems to collapse. She is, in the multiple layers of her construction, absolutely authentic.

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Book of Ruth: “Making the hand obey another’s psychology”

Said Robert Seydel in an interview with Savina Velkova: “Her mind and hand are my own, but amplified.”

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Error is Arrow

Poet Peter Gizzi, artist Richard Kraft, and poet Mónica de la Torre (also Senior Editor at BOMB Magazine) converse about the inimitable work of Robert Seydel at an event at Printer Matter, NYC.

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Nocturne (for R.S.) and A Ghost Card for Robert

Two elegies in poetry and collage by Peter Gizzi and Richard Kraft, friends of the late artist Robert Seydel.

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