(Deluxe Autographed Edition)
"A stunning visual record of Evans' journey and our own through the last four decades of the 20th century." --New-York Historical SocietyEvery day, beginning in 1964, painter John Evans created a collage from found objects ranging from clippings, business cards, product stickers or labels, and ticket stubs to bits of ephemera or anonymous snapshots found on the streets of his East Village neighborhood. Using colored inks, he built upon and embellished the collage elements, creating lively, vibrant compositions. His astonishing work continued through the end of 2000, which seemed an appropriate date to stop.
Apart from their beauty, Evans collages are mini-time capsules that mark the end of the Vietnam war, the fiscal crisis in New York City during the 1970ís, the burgeoning economy, club scene and are market of the 1980ís, and the AIDS crisis. They are also autobiographical with postcards, snapshots, and other connections to Evanís daily life. The 365 collages selected for this monograph, focusing on the 1970s through the 1990ís, represent a year, but are drawn from different years. They illustrate the full range of Evansí mastery of his medium and attest to the artistís self discipline and also his wit and whimsical sense of humor.Also available as an Autographed Limited Edition with a debossed front cover and full cloth slipcase. 100 copies. Contact the publisher at: email@example.com for details.
JOHN EVANS was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He grew up in California. He received B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from the Art Institute of Chicago, and moved to New York City in 1963. Shortly thereafter, he began his daily collages.
ROBERT M. MURDOCK is an independent curator and art historian based in New York. He is the author of numerous exhibition catalogues and articles on modern and contemporary art.Deluxe Autographed Edition February 2005 $500.00 clothbound (Can. $0.00)