I found this poster in a flat file drawer in the library stacks recently - a poster from Sturtevant’s The Store of Claes Oldenburg (1967). It was in a folder labeled Claes Oldenburg and never cataloged. Sturtevant’s gesture, appropriating the exact format of Oldenburg’s Store (1961) poster, had alluded a former colleague and it remained wrongly described for decades.
Sturtevant had once described her art practice as a means of “creating vertigo.” In this case, in our flat file drawer, she was creating “vertigo” in the library still…RIP Sturtevant (1930-2014) -ds
Now cataloged! -jt
4:59 pm • 8 May 2014 • 56 notes
You are invited to the MoMA Library’s current exhibition, The Unmaker of Objects: Edgardo Antonio Vigo’s Marginal Media, and to learn more about the Argentine mail artist through his writings and scholarly commentary at post.at.moma.org. -jt
Edgardo Antonio Vigo. Ticket - Invitacion, 1969. Photo by David Horvitz.
5:42 pm • 30 April 2014 • 129 notes
sorting some xeroxes from Ray Johnson. -ds
10:09 am • 28 April 2014 • 173 notes
A super, new artist’s book by Sabina Fernandez Casas - bringing us a look at the google image search of an internet meme that touched us all - 81 year-old Cecilia Jimenez’s “restoration” of a fresco in the Spanish city of Borja. It is with great pleasure that we post some images of a printed book of a google image search on our tumblr site. - ds
3:07 pm • 25 April 2014 • 200 notes
Compare and contrast. James Franco’s New Film Still #13 (2013, left) to Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Still #13 (1978, right). -jt
10:13 am • 21 April 2014 • 152 notes
Stop by MoMA Library and celebrate National Library Week 2014 (April 13-19, 2014). Photo: Girl reading by Frank Stewart. -ls
4:14 pm • 16 April 2014 • 110 notes
William Anthony. Object Stolen, Circa 1965, by the Artist from The Museum of Modern Art (2011). In Sam Jedig. Ironic Icons: The Art of William Anthony (Kirke Såby: Stalke Galleri, 2013), p. 79.
3:29 pm • 14 April 2014 • 75 notes
MoMA Library visits Denmark. Talk at the Kunsthal Aarhus and a slide showing a quote by Lucy Lippard about artists’ publishing. -ds
8:02 am • 9 April 2014 • 50 notes
last one! New to us - a catalog from 1994 exhibition at the Fukuoka Art Museum, “Rickshaw Painting: Traffic Art in Bangladesh,” an amazing survey of paintings done to decorate rickshaws. We’ll post some more pics b/c it’s so great. -ds
10:19 am • 27 March 2014 • 75 notes
New to us - a catalog from 1994 exhibition at the Fukuoka Art Museum, “Rickshaw Painting: Traffic Art in Bangladesh,” an amazing survey of paintings done to decorate rickshaws. We’ll post some more pics b/c it’s so great. -ds
10:17 am • 27 March 2014 • 171 notes