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Project Statement

by J. Drucker


A work conceived in mean-spiritedness, to caricature four people who had been kind friends, but whose company I had become tired of (superficial soul), and whose celebrations and events had paled in their capacity to engage by contrast to the world of poets and new friends. A most unflattering work, particularly in what it reveals of its author's sensibility.

The Surprise Party Or: on not going not ongoing

Johanna Drucker

Agents

Johanna Drucker

type: initiating

role:
author
artist
printer
publisher

nationality:
born: United States
active: United States
citizenship: United States

dates:
birth: 1952-05-30


Publication Information

publisher: self-published

dates:
publication: 1977-00-00

Aesthetic Profile

movement:
unknown

subject:
artists' books (LCSH)

themes: friendship, social interaction, meanness of spirit [A. Schutte]

content form:
experimental text (local)

publication tradition:
artists' book (local)

inspiration: commercial birthday paraphernalia [J. Drucker]

other influences: satirical works [J. Drucker]

community: press Production of this book took place at the West Coast Print Center as part of an informal workshop Don Cushman held for some of us to learn how to use the Multi. [J. Drucker]

note: This work was created entirely by Johanna Drucker, but printing of the images was by Don Cushman. [A. Schutte]

Related Documents

manuscript type: other

location: artist's archive

note: The manuscripts are all gone, but journal notes and such from this period exist in the artist's archives. No production notes, however.