Terrific writing has resulted from the in-depth research by visitors to the SFAI Archives. Some of the most fascinating results have come from SFAI students like those in Lindsey White’s Spring 2016 class who did a deeper than usual dive into the archives producing supplemental “extra-art” culminating in an auction of Fine and Rare Ephemera. One auction item by Elisabeth Kohnke, “The Presence of an Artist: A Box Set of Three New 40 Minute Audio Cassette Tapes” consisted of a remix of original lecture recordings of everything except the voice of the artist. Included were “audience responses, laughter, and questions directed at 6 selected artists”-- John Baldessari, Hans, Haacke, Barbara Kruger, John Cage, Claes Oldenburg, and Laurie Anderson.
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.