The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists

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Henry Stein

Received January 21, 2013
Born 1951, San Antonio; lives in San Antonio

Figure 70. Henry Stein, Friedrich Building Installation, 2006

Mixed media—slate, steel, concrete, bronze, found objects,
Approx. 20’ × 30’

Courtesy of Found Gallery, San Antonio

Photograph: Ken Little

Q In the catalogue to your 1991 show at Blue Star, Dave Hickey dubbed you “Henri Eureka.” How did you feel about that—and about the show he curated?

A Henri Eureka was a name originally given to me by an artist named Dan Withers, a fellow member of a performance group called Ki-FlowTurtle, which I was involved in during the 1970s. When Dave Hickey became aware of this, he reinstated the name. The show Hickey curated was a major leap for me and my art career. It was a large one-person show at a prestigious art space. The show was arranged and hung superbly by Dave Hickey. All the assemblages had their own wall; and the rear gallery space was devoted to a large collection of map tools. It was very successful, and I was very pleased. Dave Hickey is a pleasure to work with.

Q How long have you been in the antiques business? What are your specialties? Where do you find your stock?

A I have been in the antique business for over thirty years. It has always been interconnected with my making of art. There have been many times where I have salvaged an antique just to use one part of it in a sculpture. I have always been lucky wandering the flea markets, stopping at estate/garage sales, and following up on individual leads where someone has seen something that intrigues me.

Q How does your antiques business feed your assemblage—and vice versa?

A My studio is a large accumulation of various objects and parts of things. Sometimes I look at things for years before I use them; it’s very frustrating. Other times a decision is made instantaneously. I have a lot of works in progress at once.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Margaret Adie 9
  • Helen Altman 12
  • Celia Álvarez Muñoz 14
  • The Art Guys- Michael Galbreth 17
  • Jack Massing 19
  • Frances Bagley 22
  • Karin Broker 25
  • Maureen Brouillette 28
  • Steve Brudniak 31
  • Margarita Cabrera 35
  • Eugene W. R. Campbell Jr 38
  • Danville Chadbourne 40
  • Claire Cusack 46
  • Robert Dampier 48
  • Roberto del Rio 51
  • Martin Delabano 54
  • Vernon Fisher 58
  • Trenton Doyle Hancock 60
  • Vincent Hannemann 62
  • Ann Harithas 66
  • Dana Harper 69
  • Joseph Havel 71
  • Tracy Hicks 73
  • Paul Horn 77
  • Otis Huband 79
  • Christopher Hynes 81
  • Barbara Irwin 83
  • Joy Jenkins 85
  • Norman Kary 89
  • Mimi Kato 93
  • Sharon Kopriva 96
  • Laura Jean Lacy 98
  • Marilyn Lanfear 101
  • Lance Letscher 104
  • Ken Little 106
  • Bert L. Long Jr 111
  • Jesse Lott 115
  • Edward Lane McCartney 117
  • Mary McCleary 121
  • Leila McConnell 124
  • Kelly O’Connor 127
  • Mari Omori 129
  • Kathleen Packlick 131
  • Angelica Paez 134
  • Kevin Parmer 136
  • Forrest Prince 139
  • Russell Prince 142
  • Dario Robleto 144
  • Aaron Roe 147
  • Jonathan Rosenstein 149
  • John Mark Sager 151
  • Joel Sampson 154
  • Ward Sanders 156
  • Luke Savisky 158
  • Kelly Sears 163
  • Al Souza 165
  • Julie Speed 167
  • James Michael Starr 169
  • Henry Stein 173
  • Gary Sweeney 175
  • Cecil Touchon 177
  • Patrick Turk 181
  • Janet L. Waldrop 184
  • Debbie Wetmore 186
  • Steve Wiman 188
  • Sources and Further Reading 191
  • Index 199
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