George Herms, Joseph Conrad and The Librarian April 21, 2012

The Librarian, 1960. Assemblage: wood box, papers, books, loving cup, and painted stool57 x 63 x 21 in. (144.8 x 160 x 53.3 cm) George Herms emerged from the heart of the Beat Generation to become one of the founding artists of the California Assemblage movement. Three years after assembling his first piece or “junk sculpture” he began a series of works based on real people and places. One of the first pieces in the…

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