A comic strip starring a daydreamy, mischievous little girl had been running for nearly 40 years in1963 when author and artist Joe Brainard, often associated with the New York School, first transported Nancy out of her comfort zone and into a new context rife with expanded meaning. Through subtle juxtaposition and clever simplicity, Brainard's Nancy confronts sexual politics and aesthetics, bumps into the works of de Kooning and da Vinci, and finds herself in explicit and surreal scenarios. THE NANCY BOOK collects more than fifty of Brainard's collages, drawings, paintings, and writings in a beautiful full-color edition.
Genre: Art, Family + Relationships, Antiques + Collectibles, Humor, Psychology
Subgenre: Americana, Human Sexuality, Popular Culture, Sexuality, Criticism, Comics, History / General, Form / Cartoons + Comics, General