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Harry Ransom Center Curator of Art Peter Mears speaks with Public Affairs intern Anne Frugé about the life and work of the artist featured in the exhibition Jess: To and From the Printed Page. The exhibition focuses on the influential San Francisco artist known as "Jess" (Burgess Collins) that explores his ongoing dialogue between visual images and printed text. Imaginative collage works and paintings derived from poetry, literary classics, and even the Sunday comics are featured.
Jess, Boob #3, 1954. Collage, 19 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (49.5 x 62.2 cm).
Courtesy Odyssia Gallery, New York