A bitterly ironic day for the Motion Picture Almanac -vw
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"A Sketch of the Whole Complicated Subject of Universal History" by R. H. Quaytman.
This print is part of our most recent Library Council publication, produced by the artist and The Grenfell Press to benefit the Library and Archives of The Museum of Modern Art.
Each print in the edition of 26, lettered a-z, accompanies a leather-bound, deluxe copy of Tom Tit Tot, by Susan Howe and R.H. Quaytman. You can see Susan Howe and Quaytman in conversation with the editor of our Library Council publications, May Castleberry, at this year’s New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1. They are the keynote presentation of the 7th Annual Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference.
In case Google Maps is down. Rimma Gerlovina’s Map of New York City Capital of USSR, from the 1980s. -jt
First “book-as-mask” I remember seeing…catalog from We are what we mask, an exhibition by Indonesian artist Eko Nugroho. -ds
See a resemblance? “Monty Cantsin” has been on the scene for some time, as seen in this 1988 New York Post article, reprinted in Pyramid Magazine 3.1. The magazine is part of the John Held, Jr. Mail Art Periodicals collection.
Photo at left by Laura Higgins Palmer from Hyperallergic, where a recent post discusses the artist’s identity and nom de guerre. -jt
Vacation is over. Back to school for MoMA Library. -ds
A pretty steamy newly cataloged item in our collection. Check out David Levinthal’s: Barbie Millicent Roberts…-vw
"I am going to build an empire," writes the subject of one of Jim Goldberg’s stunning annotated portraits, featured in his 1985 book Rich and Poor.
Goldberg was interviewed recently on American Public Media’s Marketplace, observing a wider gap between rich and poor today.
The Library holds many of Goldberg’s socially-oriented photobooks. -jt