My Ruscha, 2000
internal dye diffusion transfer print (Polaroid)
20 x 24 inches on 29 x 31 inch paper
Signed Edition of 50
(United States Born 1948)
Sometimes called a theoretician's artists, native Chicagoan Buzz Spector is well known for exploring themes surrounding the idea of the book and authorship. In his Polaroid images of books from his personal library, Spector explores the book's complete identity as both a physical and conceptual object. Spector has exhibited and lectured internationally at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Rocket Gallery London: Academia d'Ungheria, Rome; the Chicago Cultural. He is a three-time recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award. Spector received his MFA from the University of Chicago, and from 1978 - 1987 he was publisher and editor of Whitewalls, a Chicago-based magazine featuring writings by artists.