“Portrait of a Complex: The Depressionists”

8 Dec

The Adrienne Fuzee papers (2003-27) document the professional life of one of the few openly lesbian African-American curators working in the U.S. in the late 20th Century. Fuzee (1950-2003) was a visionary artist, writer and cultural historian who helped develop and promote the work of artists throughout California. Among other accomplishments, she taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, co-founded Lesbians in the Visual Arts and was a founding board member of the Queer Cultural Center. The collection includes Fuzee’s professional and artists’ files, her writings and notebooks and personal photographs.

This flyer, which dates from the mid-1970s, introduced the art world to “The Depressionist Cast of Characters.” It offers insight into Fuzee (aka ALF) and her friends’ artistic sensibilities, their thoughts about the art world, their critique of contemporary culture and their keen sense of humor.

The Depressionist Cast of Characters

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