Sun Ra and Aye Aton - Space, Interiors and Exteriors, 1972

by: Sun Ra

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Sun Ra + Ayé Aton: Space, Interiors and Exteriors, 1972 / ISBN 9780984589210 / 112-page paperback, 9 x 8.5 inches

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Published by PictureBox, Inc. and Corbett vs. Dempsey. Includes an introduction by Glenn Ligon and an essay by John Corbett.

This once-lost trove of photographs date from 1972, a pivotal year for Sun Ra. Half of the photos in this book are of interior murals made by Ra-colleague and musician Ayé Aton — spectacularly beautiful in their 1970s supersaturated color. From the same period, a cache of never-published photographs taken on location in Oakland for the film Space is the Place, features Ra in full regalia, wearing beautiful Egyptian costumes.