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Paul Monette and David Schorr , b. 1947
David Schorr , b. 1947
Paul Monette , (October 16, 1945–February 10, 1995)

Sarah

1970
15 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (39.37 x 20.96 cm) each

Medium and Support: etching
Credit Line: gift of the artist
Accession Number: 2013.88.10

Commentary

Gallery label from In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations

The story of the friendship between David Schorr and Paul Monette begins on the campus of Phillips Academy, where the two recent college graduates—Schorr from Brown, Monette from Yale—worked as teaching assistants in the summer program in the tumultuous year 1968. Drawn to each other not by desire, but by a shared sensibility—in terms of art, politics, music, and most of all literature—the two young men confronted societal discrimination against homosexuality through their friendship. They embarked on their first collaborative project around 1970, when Schorr suggested they work together on a book. Schorr, the visual artist, created the dream-like drawings, which, in turn, inspired Monette, the poet, to write the poetry and prose sections in the portfolio Sarah. This is the first of three collaborative projects, followed by No Witnesses: Poems (c. 1981) and Songs with a Dying Fall: Various Accompanying Texts (1994).

Kelley Tialiou
Charles H. Sawyer Curatorial Assistant | Librarian | Archivist

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