||This collection represents the writing collaboration between Victor Bockris and
Andrew Wylie during the 1970s. It is divided into three series: I. Works and Related
Materials, 1965-2003; II. Photographs, circa 1970s; III. Works by Others, 1971-2002.
||Series I. comprises the bulk of the collection, and is divided into three subseries.
Subseries A. Subject Files, contains typescripts and tearsheets for works written
Bockris and Wylie, and published under the name Bockris-Wylie. The contents are
arranged alphabetically by the last names of the subjects. It includes drafts
typescripts for their book Ali: Fighter, Poet,
Prophet, as well as many interviews published in a variety of periodicals,
including The Coldspring Journal, The Drummer, and Oui.
Some of the notable subjects are William S. Burroughs, Salvador Dali, Mick Jagger,
François Truffaut, and Andy Warhol.
||Subseries B. is arranged by title and contains works written individually by Bockris
or Wylie, and with various collaborators, as well as interviews used for two books,
How I Learned to Like Myself, and "The Life of Poetry." The latter two works contain
interviews of multiple subjects.
||Subseries C. Correspondence and Project Files is comprised of correspondence to
Bockris and Wylie from Gerard Malanga, Aram Saroyan, and other various
correspondents, as well as one folder of notes for various projects.
||Series II. Photographs includes photographs of artists, musicians, and writers, some
of whom were closely associated with Andy Warhol and the Factory, including Lou
and Holly Woodlawn. Other notable photographic subjects include Yoko Ono and John
Lennon, Alice Cooper, and Patti Smith. The photographers are unknown for the bulk
||Series III. contains works by others, some of which were edited by Bockris or Wylie,
and published by Telegraph Books. Of interest are an inscribed copy of "Explosion of the Swan: Salvador Dali on Federico
García-Lorca and Three Poems" by Gerard Malanga, and a typescript copy of
"Judith" by Patti Smith.