Joe Brainard American
Not on view
A prolific artist and talented writer, Brainard was associated with the New York School, a community of poets and artists who congregated and often collaborated in downtown Manhattan in the mid-twentieth century. In 1975, the year this delightful collage was produced, Brainard was at one of the pinnacles of his career. His hugely popular, infectiously funny, and poignant stream-of-conscious memoir I Remember was published to acclaim, he designed two posters for Time/Life (the maquette for one of them, Stay Ahead of the Game, is also in The Met's holdings, 1997.404.23), and in December he was profiled in People magazine during the run of his show at New York's acclaimed Fischbach Gallery.