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Author: Main Author: Andrea Fisk -
Title: "Dear Saint Louis I am taking off your shirt do you mind: Bus Tour 1960 / 2009"
Digital Record: St. Louis, Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries
2009
Print source: Dear Saint Louis I am taking off your shirt do you mind: Bus Tour 1960 / 2009
St. Louis, A. Fisk, 2009.
Subject terms:
Artist Keywords: History
Artist Keywords: Identity of place
Artist Keywords: Industrialization / decay
Artist Keywords: Literary
Artist Keywords: Mapping
Artist Keywords: Personal voice
Artist Keywords: Political / social commentary
Artist Keywords: Photography
Artist Keywords: Documentation of place
Sam Fox Keywords:
Library Keywords: Artists' books -- Missouri -- Saint Louis.
Library Keywords: Historic buildings -- Missouri -- Saint Louis.
Library Keywords: Monuments -- Missouri -- Saint Louis.
Library Keywords: Urban renewal -- Missouri -- Saint Louis.
Notes: Influences - The poems “America” by Allen Ginsburg, “Paterson” by William Carlos Williams, Bernd and Hilla Becher’s photography of water towers and blast furnaces.
Artist Statement - After finding the map and transcript from a 1960 bus tour around North Saint Louis, I documented the sites in their current state. The story that I uncovered was heartbreaking, especially paired with its jubilant history. For me, this is symbolic of the problem of Saint Louis: of racism, urban renewal and escapism.
Physical Description - Binding: Japanese side-stitch; Materials: Handmade Japanese paper, black Cave paper cover, white string; Printing: Xerox
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