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Joe Brainard: The Nancy Book

Text by Ron Padgett, Ann Lauterbach.

Fifteen years of Joe Brainard’s illustrated appropriation of classic comic strip character, Nancy

From 1963 to 1978, Joe Brainard created more than 100 artworks that appropriated the classic comic strip character Nancy and sent her into a variety of astonishing situations. The Nancy Book is the first collection of Brainard's Nancy texts, drawings, collages and paintings, with full page reproductions of more than 50 works, several of which have never been exhibited or published before.
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The Improbable

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There is a playfulness and joy that is impossible to deny in these pieces, and a deep satisfaction in watching Brainard create his personal iconography from elements at hand.

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"Not surprisingly, along with this gift for distillation, Brainard had an uncanny eye for essential, revelatory detail; these contribute to the vivid immediacy and spontaneity of his work. In essence, such specific distillations can be understood as a form of abstraction, not the abstraction we affiliate with non-representational art, but something perhaps closer to the poetry: an 'aesthetics of attention' as critic Marjorie Perloff has said about its most important avatar Frank O’Hara.
Distillation, specificity, and a keen sense of intimate scale allowed Brainard to locate the extraordinary in the ordinary and curiously, something like the reverse: he could, with Nancy’s help, make the extraordinary seem ordinary."

Ann Lauterbach, excerpted from Joe Brainard: The Nancy Book.

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THOMAS EVANS | DATE 8/25/2011

An Interview with Lisa Pearson of Siglio Press (Part One)

An Interview with Lisa Pearson of Siglio Press (Part One)

Siglio is an independent press in Los Angeles dedicated to publishing uncommon books that live at the intersection of art and literature. Founded in 2008 by Lisa Pearson, Siglio cultivates wider audiences for original, provocative work, whether by renowned, forgotten, or unknown artists and writers. This interview was begun in March 2011 and is published here in two parts. continue to blog


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Joe Brainard: The Nancy Book

JOE BRAINARD: THE NANCY BOOK

SIGLIO

ISBN: 9780979956201
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Pub Date: 4/30/2008
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Joe Brainard: I Remember

JOE BRAINARD: I REMEMBER

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ISBN: 9781887123488
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Pub Date: 2/2/2001
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