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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
Pulling out all the stops for Douglas Cooper’s, Pablo Picasso: Les Dejeuners! Waiting for this custom-toned tissue to dry… -vw
Moth? Mosquito? Metaphor? It’s by mail artist Marcos Kurtycz, possibly related to his “mail bombs” directed at the Mexican Museum of Modern Art (MAM). From a file on Kurtycz in the Library’s Franklin Furnace Archive. The project is discussed in this essay. -jt
Another image inside Douglas Cooper’s, Pablo Picasso: Les Dejeuners -vw