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.

Untitled, Joe Brainard (American, Salem, Arkansas 1942–1994 New York), Cut and pasted paper

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.