Book: Artists in My Life by Margaret Randall

Margaret Randall reveals personal stories and profound insights about the artists who most influenced her life.


Artists in My Life is a collection of intimate and conversational accounts of the visual artists that have impacted the renowned poet activist Margaret Randall on her own journey as an artist. Randall writes of each relationship through multiple lenses: as makers of art, social commentators, women in a world dominated by male values, and in solitude or collaboration with communities and the larger artistic arena. Each story offers insight into the artist’s life and work, and analyses the impact it had on Randall’s own work and its impact on the larger art community. The work strives to answer bigger questions about visual art as a whole and its lasting political influence on the world stage.

Chapter two, starting on page 21 of the book, is about meeting Shinkichi Tajiri and Ferdi and the other family members in 1965.




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