New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium – Feburary 2, 2016

[above] Alberto Beltrán, Vida y drama de México: 20 años de vida del Taller de Gráfica Popular (Life and Drama of Mexico: 20 Years of the Life of the Taller de Gráfica Popular), 1957. Linocut. Published by El Taller de Gráfica Popular. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Monroe E. Price and Aimée Brown Price.

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

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 Monroe 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.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7pm


The 142nd meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, February 2nd at 7pm atThe New School, 66 West 12th Street, in the room A712 (Orozco Room). Free and open to the public.