An English lesson book for Polish speakers, published by Felician Sisters, Chicago, Illinois, 1952 (second printing). Illustrations by Siostry Felicjanki. More posts from this book to follow.

An English lesson book for Polish speakers, published by Felician Sisters, Chicago, Illinois, 1952 (second printing). Illustrations by Siostry Felicjanki. More posts from this book to follow.

The free booklet with my essay about Malachi Ritscher, created for Public Collectors’ participation in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, is now available online. Click here to view the PDF.This has been one of the deepest and most emotional projects I’ve worked on. I’m grateful to the many people whose words and other contributions made it possible to tell Malachi Ritscher’s story.

The free booklet with my essay about Malachi Ritscher, created for Public Collectors’ participation in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, is now available online. Click here to view the PDF.

This has been one of the deepest and most emotional projects I’ve worked on. I’m grateful to the many people whose words and other contributions made it possible to tell Malachi Ritscher’s story.

"Negro Folk Songs For Young People" sung by Leadbelly on Folkways Records. Photographed in the collection of Interference Archive in Brooklyn.

"Negro Folk Songs For Young People" sung by Leadbelly on Folkways Records. Photographed in the collection of Interference Archive in Brooklyn.

"I Hate The Capitalist System" - an LP by Barbara Dane on Paredon Records. Indeed! Photographed in the collection of Interference Archive which I finally visited yesterday.

"I Hate The Capitalist System" - an LP by Barbara Dane on Paredon Records. Indeed! Photographed in the collection of Interference Archive which I finally visited yesterday.

Words From The House Of The Dead: Prison Writings From Soledad, Crossing Press, 1974. Photographed in the collection of Interference Archive which I finally visited yesterday.

Words From The House Of The Dead: Prison Writings From Soledad, Crossing Press, 1974. Photographed in the collection of Interference Archive which I finally visited yesterday.

The back cover of Street Art by Robert Sommer, 1975. Photographed in the collection of Interference Archive.

The back cover of Street Art by Robert Sommer, 1975. Photographed in the collection of Interference Archive.

Street Art by Robert Sommer, 1975. Photographed in the collection of Interference Archive.

Street Art by Robert Sommer, 1975. Photographed in the collection of Interference Archive.

Yesterday I paid a long overdue visit to Brooklyn’s outstanding Interference Archive - visiting their beautiful new exhibition space and poking around in the boxes and shelves that are filled with radical riches. I’ll be posting a few casual photos I took of items in their collection. Here is the book Golden Boy as Anthony Cool by Herbert Kohl, with photographs by James Hinton. Published by The Dial Press, New York, 1972

Yesterday I paid a long overdue visit to Brooklyn’s outstanding Interference Archive - visiting their beautiful new exhibition space and poking around in the boxes and shelves that are filled with radical riches. I’ll be posting a few casual photos I took of items in their collection. Here is the book Golden Boy as Anthony Cool by Herbert Kohl, with photographs by James Hinton. Published by The Dial Press, New York, 1972

A small collection of street fresheners, spotted yesterday in Brooklyn, NY.

A small collection of street fresheners, spotted yesterday in Brooklyn, NY.

Public Collectors’ project about Malachi Ritscher for the 2014 Whitney Biennial opens later this week. I’ll be sharing a PDF of my 16-page free booklet for the project shortly. This photo of Malachi Ritscher by Angeline Evans is one that I wanted to include in the booklet but I ran out of space. The title is “Malachi with Radley the cat”, and it was taken at the Empty Bottle in Chicago on July 18, 2001.
You can read other posts about this project devoted to Malachi Ritscher here. For those who are attending either of the private openings on March 4th and 5th, I hope to see you at the museum. The exhibition opens to the public on March 7th. More details on that here.

Public Collectors’ project about Malachi Ritscher for the 2014 Whitney Biennial opens later this week. I’ll be sharing a PDF of my 16-page free booklet for the project shortly. This photo of Malachi Ritscher by Angeline Evans is one that I wanted to include in the booklet but I ran out of space. The title is “Malachi with Radley the cat”, and it was taken at the Empty Bottle in Chicago on July 18, 2001.

You can read other posts about this project devoted to Malachi Ritscher here. For those who are attending either of the private openings on March 4th and 5th, I hope to see you at the museum. The exhibition opens to the public on March 7th. More details on that here.

A Black Facts sticker, spotted this afternoon on the E train in New York City. A nice public service, assisted by the USPS.

A Black Facts sticker, spotted this afternoon on the E train in New York City. A nice public service, assisted by the USPS.

A particularly lovely piece by Swoon, spotted earlier today in Brooklyn.

A particularly lovely piece by Swoon, spotted earlier today in Brooklyn.

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A sign outside of a post office on East Broadway in New York City’s Chinatown. Photographed earlier this morning.

A sign outside of a post office on East Broadway in New York City’s Chinatown. Photographed earlier this morning.

Last night I went down to Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood to attend the Three Floyds & Friends Beertacular at the Co-Prosperity Sphere. A photographer Jason Morales put out a selection of his great concert photos which viewers were invited to take for free. I selected this photo of Sleep, which according to Jason’s Flickr page was taken on September 10, 2010.

Last night I went down to Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood to attend the Three Floyds & Friends Beertacular at the Co-Prosperity Sphere. A photographer Jason Morales put out a selection of his great concert photos which viewers were invited to take for free. I selected this photo of Sleep, which according to Jason’s Flickr page was taken on September 10, 2010.

Here are two highlights from the online version of this article about Whitney Biennial curator Anthony Elms that appeared today in the New York Times. The article includes a bit about Public Collectors’ contribution that will focus on Malachi Ritscher. Even with the corrections, some article details are still quite confusing and the second correction could benefit from yet another correction: it’s a Public Collectors installation and there are many participants. The press rarely does a good job explaining collaborative or participatory work. Perhaps the only reason I didn’t also get to enjoy having my clothing described is because I was interviewed over the phone. The best part of the article is that it includes Joeff Davis’ powerful photo of Malachi Ritscher, which will be in the exhibit, and it includes a decent description of the man. For this, I’m really happy.For a more full account of Public Collectors’ project, please refer back to this earlier post.

Here are two highlights from the online version of this article about Whitney Biennial curator Anthony Elms that appeared today in the New York Times. The article includes a bit about Public Collectors’ contribution that will focus on Malachi Ritscher. Even with the corrections, some article details are still quite confusing and the second correction could benefit from yet another correction: it’s a Public Collectors installation and there are many participants. The press rarely does a good job explaining collaborative or participatory work. Perhaps the only reason I didn’t also get to enjoy having my clothing described is because I was interviewed over the phone.

The best part of the article is that it includes Joeff Davis’ powerful photo of Malachi Ritscher, which will be in the exhibit, and it includes a decent description of the man. For this, I’m really happy.

For a more full account of Public Collectors’ project, please refer back to this earlier post.