Exhibitions - 2000 - 2010

The Nancy Works at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery: April 10 - May 17 in conjunction with the publication of The Nancy Book from Siglio Press. Tibor de Nagy, 724 Fifth Ave., New York City, (212) 262-50050.
Paul Auster, Ann Lauterbach, and Ron Padgett will read from Joe's writings at a book party for The Nancy Book at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery on May 1. Tibor de Nagy, 724 Fifth Ave., New York City, (212) 262-50050.
• Twenty works from the "If Nancy Was" series at the Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine: July 2008. On July 19 Ron Padgett will give a reading of Joe's writings.

Publications - 2008

The Nancy Book, a collection of Joe’s Nancy art works and writings, with an introduction by Ann Lauterbach and a note by Ron Padgett, from Siglio Press. To get on the Siglio mailing list, send your name and address to lisa@sigliopress.com.

See Alberto Mobilio's review in Bookforum.

2001 - 2007

Two simultaneous shows at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery: one of Joe's erotic works and one of selected works, March 15-April 14, 2007. The erotic work was accompanied by an illustrated catalog with an essay by Nathan Kernan. Tibor de Nagy, 724 Fifth Ave., New York City, (212) 262-50050.
• "If Nancy Was," 20 mixed media works by Joe Brainard on the theme of Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy, was on view at the Fischbach Gallery, April 19-May 19, 2007. Fischbach Gallery, 210 Eleventh Avenue at 25th St., New York City, (212) 759-2345, www.fischbachgallery.com.
• January 25–March 3, 2007: an exhibition of Joe's work at The University of Buffalo Art Gallery. This included paintings, collages, and drawings never exhibited before. Also available is a new edition of Joe’s collaborative book with Robert Creeley, The Class of ’47.
• January 26: a reading in Joe’s honor at the Albright Knox Museum (Buffalo) by Ron Padgett and Kenward Elmslie.
• September 2007: There will be 20 works by Joe in a group show at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Radio & TV Shows

"On Joe Brainard." Ron Padgett talked about Brainard and reads his friend’s work on "The Next Big Thing," which originally aired on January 14, 2005, on WNYE radio, New York City, and since then has been aired around the country on NPR stations.
"Joe." Ron Padgett was interviewed by Teresa Miller on her television show, "Writing Out Loud." Monday, January 10, 2005, 10:30 p.m. OETV, the Oklahoma affliliate of PBS.
•The half-hour interview with Ron Padgett that aired on the KWGS radio show "Studio Tulsa" in November of 2005 is archived on the station’s web site. Go to kwgs.org/pgms/studiotulsa.html.
• An interview with Ron Padgett about Joe: A Memoir of Joe Brainard was aired on Michael Silverblatt’s "Bookworm" radio show in L.A. and at NPR affiliates throughout the West. A cassette tape of the program is available from KCRW radio in Los Angeles for $15.

New Publications

• Spanish writer Antonio Gomez has published a memoir of his native village of Cuenca by using the "I Remember" format, in Mi Acuerdo de Cuenca (I Remember Cuenca), published by the Fundacion Antonio Perez as number 20 in its Cuadernos del Hocinoco series.
• An "Homage to Joe Brainard" section appears in the Autumn 2005 issue of the British literary magazine Areté, in the form of I Remembers by twelve contemporary writers.
• New from Coffee House Press is Ron Padgett’s Joe: A Memoir of Joe Brainard, in both paperback and hardcover editions. "A deeply moving and tender portraity of one of the most original artists and writers who ever graced the New York scene"—Paul Auster. "Ron Padgett was no doubt predestined to write his shy and brilliant friend’s biography and has done so with exemplary grace, humor, and insight"—John Ashbery. "A limpid memoir of Brainard that captures his saintly gentleness, overwhelming generosity and deep originality . . . a precious portrait"—Edmund White. "Written with profound admiration and affection"—Kirkus Reviews. "A lengthy, rich, elegant portrait"—Ron Silliman. "A delightful, plangent memoir"—Bruce Hainley, Bookforum. "Not simply a memoir, but a compelling account of an artistic community"—Becky Rosen, Rain Taxi. "Personal and authentic . . . a brilliant job of assembling the raw material"—Publishers Weekly.
• I Remember by Joe Brainard. Granary Books, 307 7th Ave., #1401, New York, NY 10001. List price: $12.
• Joe Brainard: A Retrospective by Constance M. Lewallen (Berkeley Art Museum and Granary Books). Granary Books, 307 7th Ave., #1401, New York, NY 10001. List price: $29.95.
• Pressed Wafer 2, a special Joe Brainard issue. Pressed Wafer, 9 Columbus Square, Boston, MA 02116. List price: $12.50.
• The James White Review, Vol., 18, No. 1, a special Joe Brainard issue. The James White Review, PO Box 73910, Washington, D.C. 20056, tel. (202) 682-0952. List price: $4.95.
• Vermont Notebook by John Ashbery and Joe Brainard, Granary Books,
307 7th Ave., #1401, New York, NY 10001. List price: $15.95.

From the Poetry Project and Granary Books, a limited-edition commemorative broadside from The Vermont Notebook by John Ashbery and Joe Brainard, printed on Hahnemule Copperplate Warm White paper at Soho Letterpress in an edition of 125 copies, signed by John Ashbery. Available from The Poetry Project, 131 East 10th St., New York NY 10003. Tel. (212) 674-0910. Inquiries: Info@PoProj.org.
Major Traveling Retrospective

"Joe Brainard: A Retrospective" presented more than 160 art works by Joe Brainard at the following venues: