The Print Center | Temporary Conversations: Jean Toche / Guerilla Art Action Group

Temporary Services, Temporary Conversations: Jean Toche / Guerilla Art Action Group $3.00

Soft, die cut cover with staple-bound binding
Offset lithograph cover, digital throughout 
32 pages
8.5" x 5.5"
Edition of 475 
2008

The fourth in Temporary Services’ interview series Temporary Conversations. Based on a rare interview with Jean Toche, this publication contains numerous illustrations and biographical information not previously shared. Stephen Perkins contributed questions and editorial insight. An excerpt from the introduction: "It’s easy to imagine that 75 years ago, Jean Toche came into the world kicking and screaming – not just throwing a fit like a baby, but courageously and creatively articulating what was wrong with doctors, the health care system, the staff who were indifferent to his and other babies’ concerns, and every other injustice that might have been readily observable. Artists don’t come a whole lot angrier or less compromising, but that’s not all there is to Jean Toche. Surely, in between the piss and the pus, and the shit and the spit, spectators in the neonatal ward would have been able to observe not just an exhilarating, fighting spirit in baby Jean. There would have been more than a couple giggles, a quickly developing delight in the absurd, and an excess of kindness and generosity toward those who care deeply for the rights of other human beings. "Okay, so to be truthful, Jean Toche’s radicalization took perhaps a little longer to percolate – though not too much longer.”