Place: New York
Publisher: Corinth Book distributed by The Citadel Press
From the cover:
The funny, wild, hilarious and witty world of the hipsters from Greenwich Village to Paris. A mixture of Dali, Ernst and Kerouac stirred up in a surrealist stew by America’s only true “insider” and “outsider”–Ted Joans, a young Negro painter and coffee shop poet who has been featured in Holiday, Life, and The Beat Scene.
Not a book of poetry. Instead, it’s a collection of Ted’s marvelous, humorous, collages, most of which are accompanied by a witty caption. The book ends with an essay on the rhinoceros and its meaning to Ted.
The front cover features a photo of Ted and his friend Nicolai Welsh. The back cover features a mirror image of the same photo. The front and back covers each contain the same text.
The Houghton Library has published an excellent article about The Hipsters.