OMG, Bring a Book! The Library Goes to Critical Jamming

Yours truly and ICP Head Librarian and Archivist Matthew Carson participated in the recent panel From X-Files to The Matrix: Reality Disintegrated, held on Sunday, March 4 at the ICP Museum. In the words of organizer Claudine Boeglin: The 90s. It was an era of hope bracketed between the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989)… Continue reading OMG, Bring a Book! The Library Goes to Critical Jamming

Stephen Grebinski, Keyed to Masculine Comfort, 2015

Faced with the excess and diversity (where to start?) of publications in Queering the Collection, currently installed in the ICP Library, I was happy to find (& just by judging a book by its cover) a familiar name: Stephen Grebinski. This past fall at the Art Book Fair at P.S.1 I bought one of his… Continue reading Stephen Grebinski, Keyed to Masculine Comfort, 2015

Baby Sports Illustrated

Here is a miniature "book" found in the library [2 by 3 inches] - a promotion/prospectus for potential advertisers, giving some sense of what this new magazine, Sports Illustrated,¬†would be like. What it looks like it will be like is a lot of saturated color photographs, which makes this little treasure like an artist's book… Continue reading Baby Sports Illustrated

An Artist…and the moment of truth

"You appreciate the way it frees you to climb the heights of creativity, with the assurance that at the moment of truth, you and your Nikon are one." This Nikon camera ad from Modern Photography that some observant¬†New Yorker¬†contributor discovered and re-presented, is delightfully like the provocative advertising depicted in "Mad Men," down to the… Continue reading An Artist…and the moment of truth