2023 Fundraising Auction Item: Electricity by Lucy Sante


Title: Electricity
Artist: Lucy Sante
Year: 2020
Material: Collage on paper. Signed by the artist.
Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.25 inches
Edition size: Unique
Estimated value: $1,000

This collage is one of a series of postcard collages Lucy Sante started making in 2017, renewing her collage practice which began in the late 60s and continued through the early 80s, appearing in photocopied zines and on gig fliers wheatpasted on downtown walls. Within this series Lucy challenges herself to use as few elements as possible. Of this work Lucy says, “I’m delighted to be contributing to the Center for Book Arts, especially since I gave my first post-college reading there, probably in 1977.”

About the Artist

Lucy Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings, Folk Photography, The Other Paris, Maybe the People Would Be the Times, and Nineteen Reservoirs. Her awards include a Whiting Writers Award, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Grammy (for album notes), an Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography, and Guggenheim and Cullman fellowships. She recently retired after 24 years teaching writing and the history of photography at Bard College.

Electricity, 2020. Lucy Sante

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