Postcard #86: Arrogance #1
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019
The sign read, “Prison Area Do NOT Pick up Hitchhikers.” A compound surrounded by high fences and barbed wire with guard towers emerged within a tiny town, a smattering of ranch-style houses. Open fields lightly dusted by frost and snow from the night before. I said aloud to my wife who was driving. “This person is like a Walmart. A bane and godsend cut from the same cloth. I bet this prison supplies jobs to most of this area.” She glanced up from the wheel. “Yeah probably.” She brought her eyes back to the road making a slight correction to the wheel I began to think how blurred the line may become working there. A prison job. Spending a significant portion locked somewhere. Waiting day-in, day-out for a vacation. Life snowbound in a tiny prison town. Who was imprisoned? How far apart are the walls?
TM 3/27/16 US-3921434
Heinrich Hoerle. German, 1895-1936. Cover of the journal Stupid,no. 1, unique issue, catalogue for the exhibition Dada-Split [Dada-Abspalting]; Angelika and Heinrich Hoerle and Franz-Wilhelm Seiwert, editors; Stupid Verlag, November 1920. Letterpress, 11 3/16 x 8 3/4” (28.4 x 22.3 cm). Elaine Lustig Cohen Dada Collection, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. © 2006 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. 59512
Postcard ©2006 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Printed in the USA
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