Title of Work
Art & Design Study Collection, James Smith Pierce Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
Anna Banana was born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1940. She is currently based out of British Columbia. Anna attended the University of British Columbia from 1958 to 1963 where she received an elementary academic teaching certificate. After 5 years of teaching she started as a fabric artist, but she was dissatisfied with the work. In 1971 she declared herself the Town Fool of Victoria and began organizing public events, such as the Banana Olympics and sent out many other publications to schools to advertise her events. The responses to the publications she had sent sparked her love for mail-art which she is best known for as well as her Dadaist styles. Anna Banana has work in the permanent collections of the Modern Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art and several others.
Donna-Lee Phillips was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts in 1941 and is currently based out of California. Phillips studied at The Cooper Union and earned her BFA in 1968 and in 1971 she attended Pratt Institute earning her MFA in 1972. Phillips is best known for her photography skills, specializing in gelatin sliver prints. Photographs of hers follow the style of dry, structuralist wit of the genre of "conceptual photography". Donna-Lee Phillips has work in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and is co-founder of NFS Press that was created in 1976 in San Francisco, California.
Published by Raum printing. Black and white photograph of models Bill Gaglione and Harley Lond standing side by side with their shirts open and their chests shaved to say "DA DA."
UND Art Collections owns 1 copy of this postcard.
Text in upper left hand corner of postcard:
THE NEW DADA BROTHERS
Haircuts & concept - Anna Banana
Body Artists - Bill Gaglione & Harley Lond
Photograph - Donna-Lee Phillips
Postage square on upper right hand corner of postcard:
Place Stamp Here
A vertical line is located in the middle of the postcard containing the words:
Raum Printing - Phila. P.A.