In Praise of A Newsstand

IMG_20131108_0010 This article is published in the current issue of ART PAPERS which was guest edited by the lovely and talented Dushko Petrovich of Paper Monument fame.  I am humbled to be included in this project which includes a host of amazing people.  There's also a few of my drawings and collages included in the article.

Growing up in Detroit had its benefits, to be certain. I used to skip school and go to the Detroit Institute of the Arts (DIA) on Woodward Avenue. When I was a kid, there were always school tours at the museum, so a young person wandering about the galleries was not unusual; I attracted no attention. Museum bookstores were not the mini-malls they were eventually to become. You could buy reproductions or catalogs, but not much else. The picture books in the museum store were very expensive things that couldn't be touched because I couldn't afford them....

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