Friday, November 29, 2013

"In the winter, the speculators get cold and the East-Village starts to burn" (Artist's Book Series XXIV)

41287-IMG_6170I consider this item the jewel in the collection. A great bit of story (gentrification of the East Village area of Manhattan); intricate graphic work, paper folding and cutting, and a unique inclusion of found objects (cigarette butts, bottle caps, a burnt matchstick, and dirt/sand from the streets).

Beatrice Schafroth
Rent-Free in the East Village (1985)
New York, Self-Published
Assemblage, text, and drawings illustrating life in the East Village; there is also a copy in the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection at the School of the Art Institute
Cost: $11.50 | x41287 | Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection



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