Joe Brainard

Painting the Way I Wish I Could Talk

March 15 – April 21, 2012

Untitled (Philip Morris)
1975
mixed media collage
7 x 5 inches
SOLD

Untitled (Cigarette)
1975
mixed media collage
6 x 4 inches
SOLD

Untitled (Love Story)
1975
mixed media
6 x 4 inches

Untitled (Posy Power)
1978
mixed media collage
6 x 4 inches

Untitled (Cherry)
1976
mixed media collage
6 x 4 inches

Untitled (Dice)
1975
watercolor
6 x 4 inches

Chiclets
1975
cut paper, gouache
9 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches
Private Collection

Flowers
1968
watercolor on paper
10 x 8 inches
SOLD

Untitled (Female Portrait)
nd
mixed media collage
9 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches
Private Collection

Untitled (Male Torso in Tin)
1972
black and white photo, cut paper
6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches
Private Collection

Untitled (Toast)
1976
cut paper, paint
7 5/8 x 6 inches
Private Collection

Untitled (City Life)
1971
(with Kenward Elmslie)
paper cut-out, marker
9 1/ x 7 1/2 inches
Private Collection

You
1976
cut paper, gouache
10 x 8 inches
Private Collection

Untitled (Guest Check)
1976
mixed media collage
9 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches

Untitled (Cigarettes)
1969
mixed media collage
8 x 6 inches
SOLD

Untitled (Yellow Pansies)
nd
cut paper, gouache
9 x 7 inches
Private Collection

Untitled (Eight of Diamonds)
1976
mixed media collage
9 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches
SOLD

ZZZZ...
1977
cut paper, gouache
6 x 4 inches
Private Collection

Joe April 27, 1976
1976
cut paper
13 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches
Private Collection

I've Been Having
nd
ink on paper
5 7/8 x 3 1/2 inches
Private Collection

Press Release

The gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of selected works by the artist along with a display of his never before exhibited artist books and manuscripts, in celebration of the publication by The Library of America of The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard, edited by Ron Padgett, with an introduction by Paul Auster.

The exhibition will comprise works on paper including collages, watercolors, and gouaches. Many of the works relate to writing, including images that incorporate text as both thought bubbles as well as compositional elements. The works are humorous and often have a sweetness to them.

There will also be a group of one of a kind books by the artist of original drawings and collages, mostly made for friends. In addition a selection of manuscript pages will be on view, exhibited alongside his art for the first time.