Browse Items (132 total)

  • Tags: GCCII

Ranchos de Taos.

Yellowlees 1.jpg
Color transparency rendered as a Fresson print, 9½ x 14¼ in. This print is part of an elegant series in which each image of New Mexico’s Rancho de Taos church has its own palette based on the moment’s reflected light. As with Monet’s paintings of…


Thinking of You.

Rubin 1.jpg
The most precious items in my collection of pop-up and movable books and ephemera are handmade. On rare occasions, paper engineers will construct a unique and personal pop-up for me.

In 2012, while on safari in Botswana, I found sheets of paper…


The Passing of King Arthur.

Albumen print from glass-plate negative, 13¾ x 10¾ in. The greatest of Victorian photographers and arguably of all nineteenth-century photo-portraitists, Julia Margaret Cameron is a model to women professionals. Given a camera at age forty-eight, she…


Trinity College Library Dublin I.

Chromogenic color print, no. 24/100, 9¼ x 11½ in. Candida Hӧfer’s “photographs are sober and restrained in feel—the atmosphere is disturbed by neither visitors nor users, especially as she forgoes any staging of the locations. The emptiness is imbued…


Friction 2.

Eight-color pigment-based archival print on Hahnemuhle paper, 46 x 20 in. No. 38/40.

There is not much point in collecting unless it is for pure enjoyment. I particularly enjoy whimsy, especially when rooted in wit. Phil Shaw’s Friction 2 fits the…


New York City, 1974.

Gray 1.jpg
Vintage gelatin-silver print, 7⅜ x 11⅛ in. Lee Friedlander’s New York City, 1974 was one of the first photographs I acquired. It is a keystone image in Friedlander’s book, American Monuments, whose theme is the tension between our (sincere, if…


Portrait of two young men posed with a crescent moon prop.

Tintype, 5¼ x 4⅜ in. I have always collected books and other works on paper, so at the age of eighty, despite giving collections to libraries in my zone of affection, my house is pretty full. Idea: collect something not as space consuming as…


Women of the Wilderness by Mindy Melnikoff.

Schimmel 1.jpg
Pen and ink and watercolor, 16 x 12 in.

Though she’s never heard of me or of my collection on women in the American wilderness, no one but Roz Chast could better capture the agonies and joys of foraging through book stores far and wide for un-…


Album of albumen photographs of Naples, Pompeii, Capri, Amalfi, Ravello, Paestum, and Corfu. Florence.

Each photograph approx. 8 x 10 in. A souvenir travel album representing highlights in photography of the major architectural and archaeological sites of southern Italy. Carlo Brogi and his son Giacomo, along with the Fratelli Alinari, were Italy’s…


Peter Orlovsky at the Black Cat Café.

Ink on paper, 12 x 8 in.

Artist and set designer Robert LaVigne created portraits of many luminaries in the San Francisco bohemian scene. This drawing of Peter Orlovsky (1933–2010), poet and longtime partner of Allen Ginsberg, helps to document…