Joe Brainard
1942–1994

Introduction

Joe Brainard (March 11, 1942 – May 25, 1994) was an American artist and writer associated with the New York School. His prodigious and innovative body of work included assemblages, collages, drawing, and painting, as well as designs for book and album covers, theatrical sets and costumes. In particular, Brainard broke new ground in using comics as a poetic medium in his collaborations with other New York School poets. He is best known for his memoir I Remember, of which Paul Auster said: "It is ... one of the few totally original books I have ever read."

Wikidata identifier

Q1691342

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Introduction

His prolific and diverse body of work included assemblages, collages, drawing, and painting, as well as designs for book and album covers, theatrical sets and costumes. Brainard co-founded 'The White Dove Review' with Ron Padgett and Dick Gallup while still in high school. He went on to study at the University of Tulsa, then relocated to New York ca. 1960, where he met New York School artists and poets such as Frank O'Hara, Alex Katz, Fairfield Porter, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns.

Roles

Artist, author, painter, poet, writer

ULAN identifier

500027180

Names

Joe Brainard

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