Two years ago from yesterday, Public Collectors lost a dear friend: Matt Hanner.
Shortly after his completely unexpected death, I borrowed two boxes of Hanner’s ephemera and mailed art from Anthony Elms - a longtime friend of mine and a close friend of Matt’s. Here is an undated drawing by Matt that he had mailed to Anthony.
Matt Hanner’s work took many forms. He made paintings, painted furniture, neon pieces, a truckload of burned CDrs, 35mm slide shows, field recordings, and hundreds of mailed postcards and bits of this and that.
Matt Hanner had a Tumblr blog: http://matthanner.tumblr.com/. He updated it until one month before his death and it gives an expanded sense of the way he was in the world.