Robert Weaver’s Brief Lives

“You can look at real things…and you can make art out of it.  There is drama in the most ordinary things if you just pay close attention.”
– Robert Weaver, quote from 1985 Society of Illustrators President’s Dinner and Hall of Fame Presentation.

Images from Brief Lives,  an artist’s book compilation of urban juxtapositions, circa 1970s.

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About the author

Andrea Degener is the Visual Materials Processing Archivist in the department of Special Collections at Washington University Libraries.