A pair of Bauhaus ticket stubs from a 1982 show at Cabaret Metro in Chicago. These were saved by Malachi Ritscher and will be included in:
PUBLIC COLLECTORS: ‘Malachi Ritscher’'Malachi Ritscher' was first presented as Public Collectors' contribution to the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition to numerous never before exhibited materials drawn from the Ritscher collection at Creative Audio Archive, Malachi Ritscher included objects borrowed from close friends and others associated with the late documentarian and activist. Objects include Ritscher's DAT recorder, a sign made to quiet people standing near his recording equipment during concerts, recordings, ephemera connected to concerts he documented, and unpublished photos taken by Ritscher. The Chicago iteration of 'Malachi Ritscher' will include additional materials from the Creative Audio Archive, and will be accompanied by copies of a free essay booklet that was first produced for the Whitney Biennial.OPENING RECEPTIONFriday, October 17th, 6-9PMGALLERY HOURS10.18-12.14, Saturdays & Sundays, 1–5pm5925 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, ILor email info@ess.org to schedule an appointment

A pair of Bauhaus ticket stubs from a 1982 show at Cabaret Metro in Chicago. These were saved by Malachi Ritscher and will be included in:

PUBLIC COLLECTORS: ‘Malachi Ritscher’
'Malachi Ritscher' was first presented as Public Collectors' contribution to the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition to numerous never before exhibited materials drawn from the Ritscher collection at Creative Audio Archive, Malachi Ritscher included objects borrowed from close friends and others associated with the late documentarian and activist. Objects include Ritscher's DAT recorder, a sign made to quiet people standing near his recording equipment during concerts, recordings, ephemera connected to concerts he documented, and unpublished photos taken by Ritscher. The Chicago iteration of 'Malachi Ritscher' will include additional materials from the Creative Audio Archive, and will be accompanied by copies of a free essay booklet that was first produced for the Whitney Biennial.

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, October 17th, 6-9PM

GALLERY HOURS
10.18-12.14, Saturdays & Sundays, 1–5pm
5925 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL
or email info@ess.org to schedule an appointment

A live recording of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds by Malachi Ritscher, with his saved ticket stub, Cabaret Metro, Chicago, October 24, 1985. From the collection at Creative Audio Archive. This tape is included in:PUBLIC COLLECTORS: ‘Malachi Ritscher’'Malachi Ritscher' was first presented as Public Collectors' contribution to the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition to numerous never before exhibited materials drawn from the Ritscher collection at Creative Audio Archive, Malachi Ritscher included objects borrowed from close friends and others associated with the late documentarian and activist. Objects include Ritscher's DAT recorder, a sign made to quiet people standing near his recording equipment during concerts, recordings, ephemera connected to concerts he documented, and unpublished photos taken by Ritscher. The Chicago iteration of 'Malachi Ritscher' will include additional materials from the Creative Audio Archive, and will be accompanied by copies of a free essay booklet that was first produced for the Whitney Biennial.OPENING RECEPTIONFriday, October 17th, 6-9PMGALLERY HOURS10.18-12.14, Saturdays & Sundays, 1–5pm5925 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, ILor email info@ess.org to schedule an appointment

A live recording of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds by Malachi Ritscher, with his saved ticket stub, Cabaret Metro, Chicago, October 24, 1985. From the collection at Creative Audio Archive. This tape is included in:

PUBLIC COLLECTORS: ‘Malachi Ritscher’
'Malachi Ritscher' was first presented as Public Collectors' contribution to the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition to numerous never before exhibited materials drawn from the Ritscher collection at Creative Audio Archive, Malachi Ritscher included objects borrowed from close friends and others associated with the late documentarian and activist. Objects include Ritscher's DAT recorder, a sign made to quiet people standing near his recording equipment during concerts, recordings, ephemera connected to concerts he documented, and unpublished photos taken by Ritscher. The Chicago iteration of 'Malachi Ritscher' will include additional materials from the Creative Audio Archive, and will be accompanied by copies of a free essay booklet that was first produced for the Whitney Biennial.

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, October 17th, 6-9PM

GALLERY HOURS
10.18-12.14, Saturdays & Sundays, 1–5pm
5925 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL
or email info@ess.org to schedule an appointment

A detail from an undated lamína about glands, published in Mexico City.

A detail from an undated lamína about glands, published in Mexico City.

Useless Kinds of Religion, an undated tract published by Evangelical Tract Distributors, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Useless Kinds of Religion, an undated tract published by Evangelical Tract Distributors, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

How About That!, an undated tract published by Evangelical Tract Distributors, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

How About That!, an undated tract published by Evangelical Tract Distributors, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Friend, an undated tract published by Evangelical Tract Distributors, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Friend, an undated tract published by Evangelical Tract Distributors, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

It is Not Your Fault, an undated tract published by Evangelical Tract Distributors, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

It is Not Your Fault, an undated tract published by Evangelical Tract Distributors, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Scanned from the booklet How To Make That Team, published by the Educational Department of the United Fruit Company, Boston, Mass., 1935.

Scanned from the booklet How To Make That Team, published by the Educational Department of the United Fruit Company, Boston, Mass., 1935.

Bananas: they almost digest themselves. Scanned from the booklet How To Make That Team, published by the Educational Department of the United Fruit Company, Boston, Mass., 1935.

Bananas: they almost digest themselves. Scanned from the booklet How To Make That Team, published by the Educational Department of the United Fruit Company, Boston, Mass., 1935.

Here’s a NSFW sampling of publication number 54: A Seemingly Endless Line of Random Thoughts Strung Together in Short Story Form by Dan Gleason, from August 2014, and featuring drawings by Theresa Currie. One of the great pleasures of living in Chicago is that the author Dan Gleason also lives here, and he regularly treats us to live readings of his works and new booklet-format publications. I picked this up from Gleason directly at a reading last Friday at the store Space Oddities. Your best bet for finding copies of his booklets is to visit Quimby’s Bookstore.

Here’s a NSFW sampling of publication number 54: A Seemingly Endless Line of Random Thoughts Strung Together in Short Story Form by Dan Gleason, from August 2014, and featuring drawings by Theresa Currie. One of the great pleasures of living in Chicago is that the author Dan Gleason also lives here, and he regularly treats us to live readings of his works and new booklet-format publications. I picked this up from Gleason directly at a reading last Friday at the store Space Oddities. Your best bet for finding copies of his booklets is to visit Quimby’s Bookstore.

From Hard Rock Comics: Nirvana, published by Revolutionary Comics, San Diego, CA, 1992. Story by Spike Steffenhagen. Art and lettering by Scott Pentzer.

From Hard Rock Comics: Nirvana, published by Revolutionary Comics, San Diego, CA, 1992. Story by Spike Steffenhagen. Art and lettering by Scott Pentzer.

From Hard Rock Comics: Nirvana, published by Revolutionary Comics, San Diego, CA, 1992. Story by Spike Steffenhagen. Art and lettering by Scott Pentzer. Pretty sure the artist that drew this has never seen a photo of Sonic Youth.

From Hard Rock Comics: Nirvana, published by Revolutionary Comics, San Diego, CA, 1992. Story by Spike Steffenhagen. Art and lettering by Scott Pentzer. Pretty sure the artist that drew this has never seen a photo of Sonic Youth.

From Hard Rock Comics: Nirvana, published by Revolutionary Comics, San Diego, CA, 1992. Story by Spike Steffenhagen. Art and lettering by Scott Pentzer.

From Hard Rock Comics: Nirvana, published by Revolutionary Comics, San Diego, CA, 1992. Story by Spike Steffenhagen. Art and lettering by Scott Pentzer.

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From Hard Rock Comics: Nirvana, published by Revolutionary Comics, San Diego, CA, 1992. Story by Spike Steffenhagen. Art and lettering by Scott Pentzer.

From Hard Rock Comics: Nirvana, published by Revolutionary Comics, San Diego, CA, 1992. Story by Spike Steffenhagen. Art and lettering by Scott Pentzer.

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From Hard Rock Comics: Nirvana, published by Revolutionary Comics, San Diego, CA, 1992. Story by Spike Steffenhagen. Pretty sure that the artist that drew this, Scott Pentzer, has never seen a photo of Buzz Osbourne before.

From Hard Rock Comics: Nirvana, published by Revolutionary Comics, San Diego, CA, 1992. Story by Spike Steffenhagen. Pretty sure that the artist that drew this, Scott Pentzer, has never seen a photo of Buzz Osbourne before.