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“tender buttons” centennial 
gertrude stein memorabilia


“Nickel, what is nickel, it is originally rid of a cover. The change
in that is that red weakens an hour. The change has come. 
There is no search. But there is, there is that hope and that 
interpretation and sometime, surely any is welcome, sometime 
there is breath and there will be a sinecure and charming very 
charming is that clean and cleansing. Certainly glittering is 
handsome and convincing.”
 
~ Gertrude Stein
 

These lines are from “Glazed Glitter”, the second poem in Gertrude Stein’s 
monumental book, Tender Buttons. Famous for her Salon in Paris, Stein was 
an American art collector whose 27 rue de Fleures welcomed such great 
artists as Picasso, Pound, Joyce, Hemingway, and Matisse, among many 
others. As a writer, she produced novels, stories, plays, poetry, and libretti. 
Her writing has been described as “stream-of-consciousness experiments, 
rhythmical essays or ‘portraits’… designed to evoke ‘the excitingness of pure 
being’ and can be seen as literature’s answer to Cubism, plasticity, and 
collage”. The classic work, Tender Buttons, was published in 1914, and has 
become a major influence in contemporary poetics. Its aesthetic is pure genius. With loud colors inspired by Pop Art, these magnetic memorabilia issued in 2014 commemorate the publication centennial of Tender Buttons. Welcome to the irreverent experimentation heralded in by Stein's timeless writing.









THE GERTRUDE STEIN COMMEMORATIVE SERIES
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF TENDER BUTTONS
1914 ~ 2014
Centennial Postcard Magnet
$12.90 USD






























LET'S SHEXT GERTRUDE STEIN
RUN RUN RUN AND TELL THAT
Centennial Postcard Magnet
$12.90 USD






























USE YOUR GIRLFRIEND VOICE
FOR STEIN'S EXERCISE IN ANALYSIS
Centennial Postcard Magnet
$12.90 USD






























TENDER BLENDER
BUTTON MUSHROOMS
Centennial Postcard Magnet
$12.90 USD






























LIKE OMG STEIN'S GRAMMER IS THE SHIT
CUZ LADY BITCH AIN'T NO GRAMMAR NAZI
Centennial Postcard Magnet
$12.90 USD






























GET AN INBOX IF YOU LUV
FOUR SAINTS IN THREE ACTS
Centennial Postcard Magnet
$12.90 USD






























RIDIN' QWERTY WITH
DOCTOR FAUSTUS LIGHTS THE LIGHTS
Centennial Postcard Magnet
$12.90 USD






























SNUGGLEFUCKED A FUCKTARD
READING BREWSIE AND WILLIE
Centennial Postcard Magnet
$12.90 USD





























GET GET STEIN'S CIRCULAR PLAY
KEEP FUCKING THAT CHICKEN
Centennial Postcard Magnet
$12.90 USD






























GERTRUDE STEIN HUGS SEA
HUGGERS HUGGLING TREE HUGGERS
Centennial Postcard Magnet
$12.90 USD






























MY BFF IS BUYSEXUAL
AND GERTRUDE STEIN'S
THREE LIVES IS GAWDSOME
Centennial Postcard Magnet
$12.90 USD