George GROSZ (1893 – 1959) James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) In conversation

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George GROSZ (1893 – 1959) James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) IN CONVERSATION

Cover: George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) The odd dollar, 1936 Brush, reed pen, pen and ink over pencil 23 5/16 x 18 3/16 in. (59,2 x 46,2 cm) Signed, dated "37" (sic), and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-103-10 Related illustration for the fiction by André Maurois in Esquire, October 1936, page 53 James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Tethered), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

“INMATE TELEPHONE AUTHORIZATION FORM” application form DC-ADM 818 (“YELLOW” copy) 8 1/2 x 4 13/16 in. (21,6 x 12,2 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

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James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Unhuman system), 2008-2016 Black ball-point pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of “AUTHORIZEDCorrectionsVISITORS LIST” application form DC-ADM 812 (“YELLOW” copy) 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (21,6 x 13,4 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) catalogue text is at the end of the

book

George GROSZ (1893–1959)

IN CONVERSATION The

I. AUTHORITY

POLICY STATEMENT

It is the policy of the Department to set forth standardized rules and procedures governing inmate visiting privileges to facilitate a fair and consistent implementation of this policy.

Policy Subject: Policy Number: Inmate Visiting Privileges DC-ADM 812 Date of Issue: Authority: Effective Date: September 27, 2018 Signature on File September 27, 2018

The Authority of the Secretary of Corrections to direct the operation of the Department of Corrections is established by Sections 201, 206, 506, and 901-B of the Administrative Code of 1929, 71 P.S. §§61, 66, 186, and 310 1, Act of April 9, 1929, P.L. 177, No. 175, as amended.

IV. PROCEDURES

Department of

The James "Yaya" Hough works are drawn on the reverse of Commonwealth of

III. POLICY

application forms

John E. Wetzel

II. APPLICABILITY This policy is applicable to all facilities operated under the jurisdiction of, or conducting business with the Department of Corrections.

All applicable procedures are contained in the procedures manual that accompanies this policy document. Pennsylvania Corrections

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania • Department of Corrections

AUTHORIZEDSUPPLEMENTARYVISITORS

Section 01 General Procedures Attachment Issued: Effective:9/12/20119/16/2011

DC-ADM 812,

Number: Name: Housing Unit: Date: Counselor: Complete Section 1 and submit all copies of the form. After Section 2 has been completed, the copies will be separated and distributed. List the names and ages of the persons you wish to have on your visiting list. Additionally, you will need to indicate if any of the persons listed are: (1) Present or former inmate (County/State/Federal), (2) Currently or previously on probation or parole, (3) Involved in your current or past offense(s), (4) Department of Corrections employee, (5) Former Department of Corrections Employee, or (6) Volunteer or Contract Employee for the Department of Corrections. Place the number (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), or (6), if applicable, in the column on the far right after each visitor’s name to indicate these relationships. Members of a family living at the same address may be counted as one name. Your spiritual advisor and attorney may be listed in the space provided. You may make changes to this list at any time. All requests are subject to the approval of the facility, and any existing regulations of the Department of Corrections.

Inmate Visiting Privileges Procedures Manual

1 E

DC-312A (Revised 9/2011)

FACILITY:

1. REMOVAL FROM THE LIST OF AUTHORIZED VISITORS Name DateBirthof GenderM/F Relation Address 2.ADDITIONS TO THE LIST OF AUTHORIZED VISITORS Name DateBirthof GenderM/F Relation Address No. of Category (1 through 6 listed above), if applicable ( ) Name Change Only ( ) Address ChangeInmateOnlySignature Counselor’s Review Approving Signature WHITE RECORDS OFFICE (DC 15) CANARY VISITING ROOM PINK INMATE

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

Facing page (detail): James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Unhuman system), 2008-2016 Black ball-point pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

“AUTHORIZED VISITORS LIST” application form DC-ADM 812 (“YELLOW” copy) 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (21,6 x 13,4 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) Two men on a hatch, 1938 Reed pen and pen and ink over light grey chalk 23 3/8 x 18 3/8 in. (59,3 x 46,6 cm) Signed and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-103-7 Illustration for the fiction by Thomas Calvert McClary in Esquire, March 1938, page 53

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) ball-point

pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of “AUTHORIZEDCorrectionsVISITORS LIST” application form (“PINK-INMATE” copy) 7 1/8 x 5 3/16 in. (18,1 x 13,18 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

Untitled (Knives), 2008-2016 Black

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) Designed for death, 1937 Brush, reed pen and pen and ink over light grey chalk 23 5/16 x 18 1/8 in. (59,2 x 46,1 cm) Signed, dated and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-19-9 Illustration for the fiction by Hassoldt Davies in Esquire, August 1937, page 54

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Keep ya top eye open), 2008-2016 Black ball-point pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of “AUTHORIZEDCorrectionsVISITORS LIST” application form (“PINK-INMATE” copy) 8 9/16 x 5 9/16 in. (21,7 x 14,1 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

“AUTHORIZED VISITORS applicationLIST”form (“PINK-INMATE” copy) 8 9/16 x 5 9/16 in. (21,7 x 14,1 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

Facing page (detail): James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974)

Untitled (Keep ya top eye open), 2008-2016 Black ball-point pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959)

Hand back those bay leaves, 1941 Reed pen and pen and ink over light grey chalk. 22 1/2 x 18 15/16 in. (57,1 x 48,1 cm) StampedInscribed on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-28-5 Illustration for Ben Hecht, page 323

AUTHORIZATION FORM” application

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) (Blk boxes paradigmz), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections TELEPHONE form DC-ADM 818 (“PINK-INMATE” copy) 7/16 x 5 9/16 in. (21,5 x 14,2 cm) “YAYA” on the verso

8

“INMATE

Untitled

Signed

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) Smudge on a Chinese rug, 1937 Brush, reed pen and pen and ink over light grey chalk 23 5/16 x 18 1/4 in. (59,2 x 46,3 cm) Signed, dated and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-21-3 Illustration for the fiction by Sol Newman in Esquire, June 1937, page 96

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Dixie Crystals)/Untitled (BCP), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on white paper (recto/verso)

5 1/16 x 8 1/2 in. (12.8 x 21,6 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

Illustration

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) The shipping of Zigomar, 1937 Brush, reed pen and pen and ink over light grey chalk 23 7/16 x 18 1/8 in. (59,6 x 46,1 cm) Signed and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-105-7 for the fiction by A. T' Serstevens in Esquire, November 1937, page 96

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Laughing bitches), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on reverse of religious studies english questionnaire (white) 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (21,6 x 14 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

8 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (21,6 x 13,4 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Grown kidz)/Untitled (1984 Libre), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on white paper (recto)

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Grown kidz)/Untitled (1984 Libre), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on white paper (verso)

8 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (21,6 x 13,4 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Pump and dump game), 2008-2016 (verso) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections “INMATE TELEPHONE AUTHORIZATION FORM” application form DC-ADM 818 (“PINK-INMATE” copy) 8 7/6 x 5 1/2 in. (21,5 x 14 cm) Signed “YAYA”

8 7/6

“INMATE TELEPHONE AUTHORIZATION FORM” application form DC-ADM 818

Black

Signed

Untitled

,

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) (Pump and dump game) 2008-2016 ball point pen on of of of Corrections (“PINK-INMATE” copy) x 5 1/2 in. (21,5 x cm) “YAYA” on

reverse

Commonwealth

Pennsylvania Department

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the verso

Facing page (detail): James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Pump and dump game), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

“INMATE TELEPHONE AUTHORIZATION FORM” application form DC-ADM 818 (“PINK-INMATE” copy) 8 7/6 x 5 1/2 in. (21,5 x 14 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) The stowaway's story, 1937 Brush, reed pen and pen and ink over light grey chalk 18 1/8 x 23 1/4 in. (46,1 x 59,1 cm) Signed and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-70-1 Illustration for the fiction by Robert Meltzer in Esquire, March 1937, page 86

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Eye for an eye), 2008-2016 Black ball-point pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of “AUTHORIZEDCorrectionsVISITORS LIST” application form DC-ADM 812 (“PINK-INMATE” copy) 8 7/16 x 5 1/2 in. (21,5 x 14,1 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

reverse “GEORGE

NACHLASS” and numbered 4-25-2 Illustration

18

by

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) silk doll, 1936 Reed pen and pen and over light grey chalk. 3/16 x 5/16 in. (46,2 x 59,2 the GROSZ for the fiction Frank K. Kelly

ink

The

23

cm) StampedInscribed on

in Esquire, February 1937, page 41

“Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Unhuman construction), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections “INMATE TELEPHONE AUTHORIZATION FORM” application form DC-ADM 818 (“PINK-INMATE” copy) 8 7/16 x 5 1/2 in. (21,5 x 13,9 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

James

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) Echoes from a rubbish-heap, 1941 Reed pen and pen and ink 23 3/8 x 18 1/4 in. (59,3 x 46,4 cm) StampedInscribed on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-28-3 Illustration for Ben Hecht, page 152

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Baseball uniform), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on reverse of religious studies english questionnaire (white) 8 9/6 x 5 1/2 in. (21,7 x 13,9 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) Death, the mirror, 1938 Brush, reed pen and pen and ink over light grey chalk 23 3/8 x 18 1/4 in. (59,4 x 46,3 cm) Signed and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-19-4 Illustration for the fiction by William J. Breslow in Esquire, November 1938

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (In wolf's clothing), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

“INMATE TELEPHONE AUTHORIZATION FORM” application form ACDC-ADM 818 (“PINK-INMATE” copy) 8 7/16 x 5 1/2 in. (21,5 x 14 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) Ordeal by blood, 1937 Reed pen and pen and ink over light grey chalk 23 5/16 x 18 3/16 in. (59,2 x 46,2 cm) Signed, dated and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-21-2 Illustration for the article by Jack O'Connor in Esquire, March 1937, page 51

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Upside down), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on reverse of religious studies spanish questionnaire (white) 8 x 5 1/2 in. (20,4 x 14 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) The turn on the screw, 1938 Reed pen and pen and ink over light grey chalk 23 3/8 x 18 1/4 in. (59,3 x 46,3 cm) Signed and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-71-3 Illustration for the fiction by Jerome Odlum in Esquire, March 1938, page 66

Untitled (Death), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections “INMATE applicationAUTHORIZATIONTELEPHONEFORM”formDC-ADM818 (“PINK-INMATE” copy)

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Unhuman inspection), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on reverse of religious studies spanish questionnaire 8(white)1/2x5 1/2 in. (21,6 x 14 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Expendable), 2008-2016 Black ball-point pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of “AUTHORIZEDCorrectionsVISITORS LIST” application form DC-ADM 812 (“YELLOW” copy) 5 3/8 x 8 1/4 in. (31,7 x 21 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

Untitled (Lifeless pile), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections “INMATE applicationAUTHORIZATIONTELEPHONEFORM”formDC-ADM818 (“PINK-INMATE” copy) 4 1/4 x 5 7/16 in. (10,8 x 13,8 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974)

8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (21,6 x 13,9 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974)

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959)

The idiot in cell 33, 1937

Illustration

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Brush and reed pen over light grey chalk 23 5/16 x 18 3/16 in. (59,2 x 46,2 cm) Signed and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-20-6 for the fiction by Edgar Webb in Esquire, March 1937, Page

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (More than black Less than white), 2008-2016 Black ball-point pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of “AUTHORIZEDCorrectionsVISITORS LIST” application form DC-ADM 812 (“PINK-INMATE” copy) 8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (21,6 x 13,6 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959)

Everyone's a suspect, 1937 Reed pen over light grey chalk 23 1/4 x 18 5/16 in. (59,1 x 46,5 cm) Signed, dated and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-20-7 Illustration for the fiction by Tim Pridgen in Esquire, July 1937, page 57

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Power Money-Hate), 2008-2016 Black ball-point pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of “AUTHORIZEDCorrectionsVISITORS LIST” application form DC-ADM 812 (“PINK-INMATE” copy) 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (21,6 x 14 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959)

The police reporter drinks, 1938 Brush, reed pen over light grey chalk 23 3/8 x 18 1/8 in. (59,3 x 46,1 cm) Signed and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-70-8 Illustration for the article by Clint Crews in Esquire, May 1938, page 191

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Faceless), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections “INMATE TELEPHONE AUTHORIZATION FORM” application form DC-ADM 818 (“YELLOW” copy) 6 5/8 x 4 15/16 in. (16,8 x 12,6 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

The turn on the screw (II), 1938 Reed pen over light grey chalk 23 1/4 x 18 1/4 in. (59,1 x 46,3 cm) Signed and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-71-5 Illustration for the fiction by Jerome Odlum in Esquire, March 1938, page 153

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959)

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Pyramid scheme), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on reverse of religious studies english questionnaire (white) 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (21,6 x 14 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

5 9/6 in.

14,1 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

Untitled

8 1/2

pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections “INMATE TELEPHONE AUTHORIZATION FORM” application form DC-ADM 818 (“PINK-INMATE”

, 2008-2016 Black

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) (Kill switch) ball point copy) x (21,6 x

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Tethered and dehumanized), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on reverse of religious studies english questionnaire (white) 8 7/16 x 5 1/2 in. (21,5 x 14 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Godson), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on reverse of religious studies spanish questionnaire (white) 8 1/6 x 5 1/2 in. (20,5 x 14 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Unhuman architecture), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections “INMATE TELEPHONE AUTHORIZATION FORM” application form DC-ADM 818 (“PINK-INMATE” copy) 8 7/16 x 5 9/16 in. (21,5 x 14,2 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Unhuman assemblage), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on reverse of religious studies spanish questionnaire (white) 5 1/2 x 8 7/16 in. (14 x 21,5 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

5 1/2 x 8 7/16 in. (14 x 21,5 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Unhuman fodder), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen on reverse of religious studies spanish questionnaire (white)

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Arise lazarus), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen and red highlights on reverse of religious studies english questionnaire (white) 5 1/2 x 8 7/16 in. (14 x 21,5 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Free your ideas), 2008-2016 Graphite on reverse of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of “AUTHORIZEDCorrectionsVISITORS LIST” application form DC-ADM 812 (“YELLOW” copy) 5 1/2 x 8 7/16 in. (14 x 21,5 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

Facing page (detail): James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) Untitled (Arise lazarus), 2008-2016 Black ball point pen and red onhighlightsreverse of religious studies english questionnaire (white) 5 1/2 x 8 7/16 in. (14 x 21,5 cm) Signed “YAYA” on the verso

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) Subject: resignation, 1937 Brush, reed pen and pen and ink over light grey chalk 18 1/8 x 23 3/8 in. (46,1 x 59,3 cm) Signed and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-70-10 Illustration for the fiction by Louis Paul in Esquire, February 1938, page 51

The wine is sour, 1937 Brush, reed pen and pen and ink over light grey chalk 23 1/4 x 18 3/16 in. (59,1 x 46,2 cm) Signed, dated and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-77-2 Illustration for the fiction by Arthur Tofte in Esquire, June 1937, page 70

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959)

What is a miracle?, 1937 Reed pen 23 5/16 x 18 1/4 in. (59,2 x 46,4 cm) Signed and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-22-7

Illustration for the fiction by Manuel Komroff in Esquire, January 1938, page 37

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959)

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) The hunky penny, 1937 Reed pen and pen and ink over light pencil 23 3/8 x 18 1/8 in. (59,3 x 46,1 cm) Signed and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-72-3

The dead cat in Beeckman Place, 1936 Brush, reed pen and pen and ink over pencil 18 3/16 x 23 1/4 in. (46,2 x 59,1 cm) Signed, dated "37" (sic), and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-105-4 Related illustration for the fiction by Manuel Komroff in Esquire, December 1936, page 60

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959)

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) the goat room, 1936 reed pen and pen and ink over light grey chalk 24 7/8 x 19 in. (63,2 x 48,2 cm) and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ and numbered 4-72-6 for the fiction by Kingsley Fall in Esquire, April 1937,

page 68

Illustration

Brush,

In

NACHLASS”

Signed

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) Laughter in the Tivoli, 1938 Reed pen over light grey chalk 18 15/16 x 24 7/8 in. (48,1 x 63,2 cm) Signed and inscribed Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-24-8 Illustration for the fiction by Martin Dreyer in Esquire, September 1938, page 67

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) Little man say thank you!, 1937 Brush, reed pen, pen and ink and opaque white 18 3/16 x 23 1/8 in. (46,2 x 58,7 cm) StampedInscribed on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered UC-317-3 Illustration for a fiction by Ogden Nash

Signed

Stamped

Illustration

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959)

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54

I had a good comrade, 1937 Brush and reed pen over light grey chalk 3/16 x 23 1/4 in. (46,2 x 59,1 cm) and inscribed on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ and numbered 4-72-9 for the fiction by Jay Snyder in Esquire, April 1937, page

NACHLASS”

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) No more Turkish musik, 1937 Brush, reed pen and pen and ink 23 3/8 x 18 1/8 in. (59,3 x 46 cm) StampedInscribed on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered UC-317-2 Illustration for a fiction by Robert Benchley

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959) Umsonst Gelebt, 1936 Lived in vain Brush, reed pen and pen and ink over light pencil 23 1/4 x 18 1/8 in. (59,1 x 46,1 cm) Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-65-9

How do you do?, 1941 Reed pen and pen and ink over light grey chalk. 22 1/4 x 18 7/8 in. (56,6 x 47,9 cm) StampedInscribed on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-110-2 Illustration for Ben Hecht, page

George GROSZ (1893 - 1959)

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Facing page (detail): George GROSZ (1893 - 1959)

Stamped on the reverse “GEORGE GROSZ NACHLASS” and numbered 4-65-9 Shalom aleichem As-salāmuʿalaikum

Peace be upon you

Umsonst Gelebt, 1936 Lived in vain Brush, reed pen and pen and ink over light pencil 23 1/4 x 18 1/8 in. (59,1 x 46,1 cm)

James “Yaya” Hough invited me into a mental space that one rarely has the possibility to visit. For many of us the criminal world is quite foreign, not to speak of the carceral system, of which we only once in a while get a glimpse -as dreaded as it’s voyeuristically anticipated. To confine James “Yaya” Hough, to the ex-lifer, incarcerated for close to 30 years for murder in the context of a drug deal when he was 17 -who fights to obtain the possibility of rehabilitation for juvenile criminals, is like trying to stuff the universe into a black hole -I guess it might be possible, but beyond my ability. Conversely though, James Yaya Hough manages to extract, through his exquisite draughtsmanship, a universe -from the black hole that represents the irrevocable sentence: “life without parole.” Yaya educated himself during his 27 years in prison: from age 17 to 44 he learned about people, and about the laws that organise them. He represented himself legally, and eventually obtained a parole hearing. Knowing a bit about Yaya’s journey, and his engagement with people and the communities he helped consolidate, it is no surprise that he earned his freedom: he was released in 2019. Yaya has given me the gift of a glimpse into what I might call “a greater soul”; he’s opened the door to the collective energy that ties us together as humans. Dear friends,

As I sit nested in the Swiss Alps, preparing for my exhibition TOTENTANZ, dance macabre, the dance of death -which opens in Berlin on September 15, I recall the encounter that proved to be the catalyst for my efforts. I remember a chance visit of the Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, a moment that propelled me into a space from whence emerges some of the most salient existential questions. Upon discovering six small drawings by an artist unknown to me, I sent the man via Instagram a selfie of myself in front of his work. My hope was to initiate a relationship with this fine draughtsman.

Akim Monet September 2022

Ralph Jentsch gave me full access to the “Esquire drawings” and to the illustrations for Ben Hecht, all glorious sheets measuring roughly 60 x 46 cm. I was able to select thirty inks by the “American” George Grosz, to present in conversation with the suite of drawings by fellow American, James “Yaya” Hough.

I offer you here the result of a delightful exercise, where intellect and spirituality are met with outstanding draughtsmanship.

On the strength of the 30 drawings presented here, I met with my esteemed colleague and friend Ralph Jentsch, managing director of the Estate of George Grosz, and invited him to ponder upon the relationship between two American artists, who not that far apart in time, are knit by their respective importance as acutely perspicacious commentators of their times. They tackle analogous topics, which are all the more pertinent because many issues approached by the one in the 20th century remain unresolved -still, when encountered by the other, in the 21st.

Thank you sir! Hats off to your good hand, which is, armed with a ball-point pen and the back of standard issue prison forms, bestowed with grace -a gift presented only to the greatest among draughtsmen.

George GROSZ (1893 – 1959) James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974) IN CONVERSATION

Early work, from about 1914 to 1917, shows influence of Expressionism and Futurism, as well as caricature. Volunteered for war in 1914; discharged in 1915 after a sinus operation. Recalled in January 1917; suffered nervous breakdown, declared unfit for military service. Ran afoul of censorship laws three times in 1920s. Emigrated to New York in 1933. Declared an “enemy of the state” by Nazis, who confiscated his works in German museums; some destroyed. One month before his death in 1959, returned to Berlin. Starr Figura German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse, New York The Museum of Modern Art, 2011

James “Yaya” Hough, born and raised in Pittsburgh PA, is a contemporary artist and activist. His art interrogates issues of mass incarceration, U.S. history, race, violence, popular culture, and identity. Hough’s work was included in Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, curated by Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood, at MoMA PS1, Queens, NY; the exhibition travelled to the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham, AL. In 2020, his work was featured in Rendering Justice, African American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. In 2022 his work was included in Assembly: New Acquisitions by Contemporary Black Artists, an exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin TX.

James “Yaya” Hough’s work will be featured in the 2022 Carnegie International, opening in September 2022 in Pittsburgh PA. His work has been featured in Artforum, Dissent Magazine, The New York Times, PBS NewsHour, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Philadelphia Magazine.

George GROSZ (1893 – 1959) James “Yaya” HOUGH (b. 1974)

Painter, draftsman, printmaker, George Grosz is known for pointed political satire and social criticism.

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