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Suellen Rocca at the NY Art Book Fair

September 18, 2016

Suellen Rocca at the NY Art Book Fair

To mark the publication of her first monograph, Suellen Rocca will discuss the work she made in mid-to-late 1960s Chicago while a member of the Hairy Who. The group’s four self-published “comic books” are pioneering examples of contemporary artists’ books, and their eye-popping work has inspired generations of artists in Chicago and beyond. While Rocca’s art shares the group’s ecstatic approach to representation, it uniquely addresses, in her words, “the cultural icons of beauty and romance expressed by the media that promised happiness to young women of that generation.” Joining her in conversation is Dan Nadel, founder of the Brooklyn-based publisher PictureBox, who has written extensively on Rocca and the Hairy Who.

The talk will take place on Sunday, September 18 beginning at 1 PM in the MoMA PS1 Basement Theatre, as part of the NY Art Book Fair's Classroom Sessions.

For more information, please visit the NY Art Book Fair's website.

Sunday, September 18
1 - 2 PM
Basement Theatre
22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY

Image: Suellen Rocca, Bare Shouldered Beauty and the Pink Creature, 1965. Oil on canvas, two panels. 83 1/4 x 119 1/2 inches; 212 x 304 cm.