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Ray Yoshida


collage of comic book clippings, pasted onto paper

8 1/2" x 11"

Yoshida cut up and pasted clippings from comic books into scrapbooks—a method he adopted in 1967 as a way to refresh his own artistic practice. He collected thousands of these “specimens,” as he called them, which he stored in a variety of containers around his Chicago apartment, from envelopes to folders to cough drop tins. Here, Yoshida uses hands and arms in place of heads and faces to humorously allude to how body language is also a form of communication.


The Bill McClain Collection of Chicago Imagism