Saturday, May 31, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
The very nice Broadside Press has just posted my latest collaboration broadside for them. Its the 4th one that I've done for them. The first link is a Q&A with me and the poet + there are two images that was considered, but not finally used. You have to cut and paste the link. The 2nd link is for the collaboration itself and is a pdf.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Out Of The Blue
Yesterday out of the blue I got a letter from the Whitney Museum Of American Art.
Dear Ira Joel Haber:
We are honored to have your work in our collection. As a token of our esteem and appreciation, we have enclosed an artist lifetime pass to the Whitney Museum Of American Art, for your personal use.
A complete surprise to me, and I have no idea what the work is that they have acquired. I suppose someone has donated it. The Whitney has not been very supportive of my art since the early-mid 1970's when I was in two Whitney Annuals. This was before they switched over to their Bi- annuals. One year the annual would be for painting, and the next year it would be sculpture. The first annual I was in was in 1970 when I was 23, the youngest artist at that time to ever be in one of their shows. The illustrations are the cover of the catalog from the 1970 annual and the piece that I showed. It was bought by the late German art collector Peter Ludwig and it resides in his museum in Aachen.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The Tusculum Review sent me 2 copies of the latest issue of their literary magazine, and in it are six beautifully reproduced color repros. of my art. The works range from 1968 to 1994 and you can order a copy if you like from them for $12.00 at
THE TUSCULUM REVIEW
GREENEVILLE TN 37743