The Collected Hairy Who Publications 1966-1969

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  • The Collected Hairy Who Publications 1966-1969
  • published in 2015
  • edited by Dan Nadel Matthew Marks Gallery
  • hardcover

This is the first complete presentation of the artists books, posters, prints and ephemera produced by The Hairy Who.

Made up of six School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduates in the mid 60’s, The Hairy Who developed a vibrant and vulgar approach to art making.  They included artist like Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Suellen Rocca, & Karl Wirsum

“They each radically manipulated source material collected from everyday life—including advertisements, comics, posters, and sales catalogs—with technical virtuosity. Their sense of humor embraced idiosyncrasy and spontaneity with wordplay, puns, and inside jokes that often belied the transgressiveness of their subject matter. Ambiguous, provocative, but also strategic, their work transmitted progressive ideas that challenged prevailing notions of gender and sexuality, social mores and standards of beauty, and nostalgia and obsolescence.”

  • The Art Institute of Chicago
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