Cock, Paper, Scissors

Edited and with introduction and contributions by David Evans Frantz, Lucas Hilderbrand, and Kayleigh Perkov
Enrique Castrejon and Jonathan Molina-Garcia in conversation with Lucas Hilderbrand; Suzanne Wright in conversation with Ramzi Fawaz; and Jade Yumang in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson
Reprints of historical and archival texts by Glenn Ligon, Melissa Meyer and Miriam Schapiro, and two anonymous contributors

Designed by Content Object, Kimberly Varella
Casebound Hardcover: 152 pages
Publisher: ONE Archives at the USC Libraries with the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 2016
ISBN: 978-0-9894072-1-2
Dimensions: 6.5 x 8.5 in.
Printing: Conti Tipocolor, Florence, Italy


Cock, Paper, Scissors brings together works by an intergenerational group of fifteen queer artists who explore the collaged page or the scrapbook through diverse, erotically inclined tactics. The catalogue draws from both archival collections and contemporary practices, focusing on how these artists reuse the pieces of print culture for worldmaking projects ranging from the era of gay liberation to the present. Cock, Paper, Scissors places special focus on the work of four rarely exhibited artists that produced collages for personal pleasure.





Photography by Ian Byers-Gamber