Lisa Oppenheim printed Walker Evans’ negatives that had holes punched in them to prevent publication. Buried in the Library of Congress, these photographs from 1938, commissioned by the Farm Security Administration were never published. This body of work is in the most recent issue of Blindspot, and is just more proof how much artists really neeeed archives, and archivists and libraries and really good catalogs to help them find all this material. I like what artists do with Evans’ work–how can we forget Sherrie Levine?
Ohhh…here’s another chance to use the word postmodern. Postmodern!