Untitled (Jodie Foster, John Hinckley & the books found in Hinckley’s hotel room)

Untitled (Jodie Foster, John Hinckley & the books found in Hinckley’s hotel room)

2008

letterpress and aluminum plate print on handmade paper

14 x 17in.

The piece consists of an image of Jodie Foster and an image of John Hinckley. Below these pictures is a list of the books found in Hinckley’s hotel room the day he shot Reagan on March 30, 1981. I made the print using the letterpress printing technique on the MTSU James E. Walker Library’s reproduction of the Franklin Press. I wanted to make something using this antiquated printing technology, which itself was fundamental to the formation of a literate American populace. The books listed have rich connotative qualities, a few of them have been banned in certain districts.

Edition of 30

Untitled (Jodie Foster, John Hinckley & the books found in Hinckley’s hotel room)

Untitled (Jodie Foster, John Hinckley & the books found in Hinckley’s hotel room)

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