Recent found text and collected rickshaw images, here's the development pic:
Below is a detail of a found - collage, made of 19th century South East Asian stamps.
Towards the end of last week, The Australian ran a piece on the Mayor of KolKata (Calcutta) - outlawing the practice of Rickshaw pullers. I have saved images, postcards and any ephemera relating to Ric-Sha boys for ages . . . then in mid 1980s Scott Redford picked up on them; in his word plays and powerful art works based on his (other) artist's muses - Sam Boy(d), Cot Death & Rick Shaw. I sort of made a mental note to create a set of inseparables or an artist book based on those images that I had collected and to dedicate it to Scott's Rick Shaw boys.
Well, the reported story was perfect as my found text, so finally the artist book emerged. A good part of the weekend spent scanning and setting up an InDesign file to produce 30 copies in house, I'll print out and collate at a future date.
Here's a couple of found images above and a (5Mb) downloadable powerpoint of the pages prepared - here.
My art collection database has 77 artwork entries, all the works of Scott that I once owned, this is a link to the third panel Men Face Ruin, of the three panel series - enjoy.
A host of Emails requesting more images to be uploaded - I'm always excited to find two of the same item and to examine them for their differences - the second has a caption, nice.
Another four randomly selected: