The John Menick Foundation


In the winter of 1999 I was asked to execute an independent project at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, Queens. The project I carried out was documented in the form of a bookmark, which was given away for free at the information desk of the museum.

The text on the bookmark reads as follows:

Caption under the photo of Freud's Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis: "247 East 82nd Street"

Caption under the photo of Gordon Matta- Clarke's Doors Floors and Doors: "22-25 Jackson Ave. Long Island City"

Bottom title: "Two Restorations, The John Menick Foundation 1999"

"We are proud to announce the recent completion of two restoration projects:

At the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and Society:
The restoration of the first English edition of Sigmund Freud's Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis, property of The New York Psychoanalytic Institute's Brill Library Rare Book Collection, restored by Jerilyn Glenn Davis.

At the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center:
Helping to fund P.S.1's removal of Gordon Matta-Clark's Doors, Floors and Doors from the S004, S105, S205, S304 gallery floors and the restoration of those floors for the February 7th 1999 opening.

Both the refurbishing of the book in the Brill Library, and the restoration of P.S.1's galleries were made possible, in part, from grants given by THE JOHN MENICK FOUNDATION."