"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
5:20 pm • 6 August 2014 • 94 notes
Pulling out all the stops for Douglas Cooper’s, Pablo Picasso: Les Dejeuners! Waiting for this custom-toned tissue to dry… -vw
12:30 pm • 30 July 2014 • 63 notes
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
6:04 pm • 28 July 2014 • 55 notes
another diamond in the rough makes its way to Preservation! Here are a few images until Douglas Cooper’s, Pablo Picasso: Les Dejouners can be returned to the shelves… -vw
11:50 am • 25 July 2014 • 94 notes
Real estate commentary from 1984. Sound familiar? Note the library call slip collage at bottom right.
Discovered while exploring 30 boxes worth of the John Held Jr. Mail Art Periodical Collection. All in preparation for a show about mail art opening September 30 in the Education Building. -jt
4:57 pm • 21 July 2014 • 66 notes
Hairy Who goes West. A show poster (1969) for a group show (“The show for people who can’t read!”), including Hairy Who’s Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt and fellow Chicagoan Joseph Yoakum, a self-taught artist that the Hairy Who circle promoted. From the Candy Store gallery (Funk art!) in Folsom, CA. -ds
10:25 am • 11 July 2014 • 136 notes
Outrageous exhibition catalog from the Hairy Who in 1969. Please note on the cover (first image) the picture of a cat, the letter “a”, and the picture of a log to denote that it is a catalog!!!! Deliriously good. -ds
11:28 am • 10 July 2014 • 195 notes
Hairy Who! What? Hairy Who! Who? Hairy Who!
This book is from the group’s show at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago in 1967. Learn more about Hairy Who here -ds
11:23 am • 10 July 2014 • 103 notes