NY Times: “Glossy Idealism on the Front Lines”

Sunday’s NY Times has a profile of Martha Rosler (my mom), in honor of her new show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash. There’s also a pretty cool multimedia slideshow, where my mom narrates slides of her work. Check it out.


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Brooklyn-based cartoonist specializing in nonfiction comics about topics like Hurricane Katrina, the media, travel, and finance.

5 Responses to NY Times: “Glossy Idealism on the Front Lines”

  1. dlasky says:

    Mad Clipper
    This is rad! I’ve forwarded it to a bunch of friends.
    I wanna be a mad clipper!

    • 4_eyez says:

      Re: Mad Clipper
      Yeah, I inherited the clipping disease from my mom—and then later from Howard Chaykin. When was Chaykin’s assistant in the mid-80s, I worked for a graphic designer next door, and I would hang out over in Upstart Studios (Chaykin & Simonson). Chaykin had this whole clipping file of reference pictures. So of course I had to have one too. I carted that thing around with me for years until I finally ditched it in favor of the Internet (and Google Images). But I still have tons of files, even for things I could totally find on the ‘net. I’ve had to fight being a mad clipper my whole life!

      • dlasky says:

        Re: Mad Clipper
        I’ve been slowly getting rid of my image files as well. Once I clipped out tons of photos from old train magazines *just in case* I ever drew a comic the involved old trains. Thank you, google image search, for making life so much easier for us artists!
        I still wanna clip things to make collages. Your mothers work is inspiring! She’s a forerunner of punk and zinester art. Mad props to the mad clipper.

  2. bikerbar says:

    I just listened to your Mom’s slide show ,, really great
    She has a show up in Prague now .. I’m taking the family tomorrow

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