Parts I&II

Americana is a two-part talk. Part I takes a look at some forgotten artists from popular culture, including Russell Tandy who illustrated Nancy Drew in the 1930's, and Richard Powers who changed the look of science fiction paperbacks in the 1950s and 60s.

Americana, Part II, Cowboys and Indians, is a critical look at how the American West has been portrayed by artists beginning with the dime novels of the nineteenth century, the Hudson River School, the work of Indigenous American artists TC Cannon, Wendy Red Star and the controversial cowboy paintings of Richard Prince.