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.

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 from a Japanese internment 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, drawings from 1920s cross country travelogue, propaganda works from socialist times, the output of a famous Mexican print workshop and transformations in Hungarian communist aesthetic practice.  Is there a common theme?  Is there a “collection,” or merely an assemblage of works?  What’s the fate of such an accumulation?

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.

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