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1949 "The Unknown" Clay Spohn and Funk ArtInboxx

Clay Spohn’s “Museum of Little Known and Unknown Objects” installed in Studio 13 was one of the “distractions” for a party held at the School in December 1949 that had as its theme:  “The Unknown.” Spohn’s installation of found fugitive material and ephemera is noted for launching California dada/funk/raw assemblage sculpture which took root in the Bay Area in the 1950s.

With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.


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