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Three Vans, Walker Evans and the Picture (perfect) Postcard





I'm waiting for my catalog to the Met's Walker Evans Postcard Collection currently on exhibit. When it comes in, I will be sure to report why he collected them. I KNOW why I do.

Three Advertising Postcards, c. 1965 Collection Jim Linderman

5 comments:

  1. Yes, yes! When you find out the reason let us know because I need to have some easily at hand excuse to give people when they find me sitting on the floor surrounded by my collection. If I can say I'm in good company maybe family members will actually talk to me at Thanksgiving.

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  2. I collect them because they're inexpensive.

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  3. Oh, I tried that. Just got stares. I need for relatives to believe that it's loftier than collecting lint, which is even cheaper. Seriously, once I get them past the stare and I whip out some of the really good ones they usually stop rolling their eyes. This series of vans they'd enjoy and would spark discussions about "the old days."

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  4. i posted a lengthy-ish piece on his collecting and the book on airforms a month or so ago. it's an incredible book, containing some of the articles he wrote about collecting and postcards. i'm sure you will dig it.

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  5. Thanks...and yes indeed. I received it yesterday. I'd collect any postcard sent to me by Diane Arbus too! It's an interesting book. I wonder why there are no real photos in his collection...not widely enough distributed?

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