Space, Interiors and Exteriors, 1972

Sun Ra + Ayé Aton

Space, Interiors and Exteriors, 1972


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.

Edited by John Corbett
Book design: Norman Hathaway
Managing Editor: Dan Nadel

softcover, 112 pages, 9 x 8 1/2 inches
ISBN: 978-0-9845892-1-0