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Monroe Price on An Image Dump:  Sleeping Reputations and Narratives of Meaning from Five Decades of Collecting

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The 142nd meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7pm at The New School, 66 West 12th Street,  Room A 712 (Orozco Room). Free and open to the public.

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This is a speed tour through a wide variety of images, mostly works on paper: children’s drawings fromn a Japanese interment camp in China, examples of Kitaj’s “autobiography” drawn from screened book covers,  commissioned portraits of US soldiers in Iraq found in Baghdad’s Green Zone, works of obscure artists who need reputational upgrading  (large apocalyptic woodcuts.  WWII ink drawings., 1920s cross country travelogue Works illustrate transformations in Russian propaganda policies, the output of a famous Mexican print workshop and transformations in Hungarian  communist aesthetic practice)

Professor Price is on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication and at Cardozo Law School in New York. The work has been assembled over 50 years of marriage to the art historian Aimée Brown Price (who has admitted to being not so adventurous as her husband nor so aesthetically evolved)..

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