David Platzker is the Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His passion for and promotion of artist publications and ephemera was the focus of Specific Object, the Manhattan bookstore/gallery he founded in 2004, regularly exhibiting printed material by Pop, Minimal and Conceptual artists.
Earlier in his career, Platzker worked for Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, and he served as the executive director of the nonprofit bookstore Printed Matter 1998–2004.
Recorded May 17, 2014, at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
Contemporary Talks is sponsored by Possible Futures.
Image: David Platzker, Photo: Martin Seck
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