Snatches: Manmade Wonders

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1979
Fayetteville, Ark. : Michael Peven

An artist's book in six "volumes," each in the form of a large (16 x 12 cm.), flattened matchbook. Each "matchbook" has a color illustration of a famous U.S. monument or structure--the Gateway Arch, the Washington Monument, the Golden Gate Bridge, Mt. Rushmore, Hoover Dam, or the Statue of Liberty--on its front cover. The cover unfolds upward, as in a real matchbook, to reveal a pornographic interior illustration and an array of flat paper "matches" which collectively bear another pornographic illustration. A brief title appears on the folded-up strip at bottom which covers the attached ends of the "matches"; staples secure the structure at bottom. The same brief title plus a whimsical and unreliable description of the monument or structure featured appear on the back of each "matchbook," which also bears the notation "from the set 'SNATCHES.'"

Title

Snatches: Manmade Wonders

Creator

Publisher

Fayetteville, Ark. : Michael Peven

Date

1979

Description

An artist's book in six "volumes," each in the form of a large (16 x 12 cm.), flattened matchbook. Each "matchbook" has a color illustration of a famous U.S. monument or structure--the Gateway Arch, the Washington Monument, the Golden Gate Bridge, Mt. Rushmore, Hoover Dam, or the Statue of Liberty--on its front cover. The cover unfolds upward, as in a real matchbook, to reveal a pornographic interior illustration and an array of flat paper "matches" which collectively bear another pornographic illustration. A brief title appears on the folded-up strip at bottom which covers the attached ends of the "matches"; staples secure the structure at bottom. The same brief title plus a whimsical and unreliable description of the monument or structure featured appear on the back of each "matchbook," which also bears the notation "from the set 'SNATCHES.'"

Language

English

Rights

Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University courtesy of the artist

Format

6 volumes : chiefly color illustrations

Source

Southern Civilization Collection, Vanderbilt University Special Collections

Files

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Citation

Peven, Michael, “Snatches: Manmade Wonders,” Gallery, accessed November 19, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1242.