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Project Statement

by J.Drucker


The book uses images of candy as points of departure for talking about romance and emotions. The work has a funny, edgy, self-conscious feminist feel, though without any particular agenda. The tone is sassy and smart, with an in-your-face attitude throughout. Using the images of candy other sweets directly gives a cute documentary feel that is very 1970s feeling -- with is aggressive assertion of girl-type interests and appetites into the foreground.

Sweet Junk

Gail Rubini

title note: [J.Drucker]

Agents

Gail Rubini

type: initiating

role:
artist
author

nationality:
citizenship: US

location:

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Publication Information

publisher: Chicago Books

dates:
publication: 00/00/1977

publication history: Only one edition of this book was produced. [J.Drucker]

Aesthetic Profile

movement:
feminism (AAT)

subject:
autobiography (AAT)

themes: Food, body images, and sex from a young woman's point of view. [J.Drucker]

content form:
memoir (AAT)

publication tradition:
artists' book (local)

inspiration: Candy and romance novels [J.Drucker]

related works: Rubini's other works, especially Forever Yours. [J.Drucker]

other influences: Since this was done in 1977, pop art and also feminist work in the pre-post-modern vein, are likely influences. [J.Drucker]

community: press Chicago Press. [J.Drucker]

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