Colin and Pat
30 x 22 in
Edition of 30
Proceeds from this edition benefit the Summer 2018 exhibition at the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, The Conditions of being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004), examining the legacies of legendary art dealers Pat Hearn and Colin de Land.
John Waters’ Return to Sender series documents a poignant administration of loss. It’s not really the case that one has moved, or perhaps, moved on, until there is no longer an address to which mail can be forwarded. This c-print, titled Colin and Pat, renders little kindness or solace – the post office rarely offers that up – but as with any administered postal return that leaves us wishing for something a little less bureaucratic, it can be fruitful to recall the original impetus for the correspondence.