Providence: Rhode Island School of Design, 1977. First Edition. Original boards; 11" x 11". Mild wear. Very good plus to near fine. 215pp. Item #24082
“A group of professors almost threw me out of RISD when I was pretty vulnerable and quite sincere about trying art [...] One said to me something like, ‘You’re the sort of person who would’ve worked on the nuclear bomb.’ Can you imagine?” The experience scarred Holzer, who would earn her MFA in Painting from RISD in absentia and move to NYC to be part of the Whitney Independent Study Program, where she would begin her "Truisms" series. The tiny image accompanying Holzer's yearbook page — a black-and-white video still of a pair of anonymous legs — perhaps slyly alluding to these events and representing one of her earliest published works. Her name and address also appear in the index at the rear. Cartoonist Roz Chast (BFA Painting) is also represented by two playful photobooth strips.