Suitcase, by Dan Concholar, c.1980

Dan Concholar, Artist
Suitcase , c. 1980

Mixed media
closed: 20 x 30 x 8 in. (50.8 x 76.2 x 20.3 cm) approx.
Credit Line
Collection of Linda Goode Bryant, New York. Photo by Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART

This suitcase was recently found in the archives of Just Above Midtown Gallery in New York, where it sat undisturbed for thirty years. It belonged to Charles White, and Concholar, White’s student, carried it from Los Angeles to New York in 1979. Inside the suitcase—alongside tools, supplies, newspaper clippings, and personal ephemera—works by George Clack and Ruth G. Waddy were found. The suitcase, with all its artifacts, is like a time capsule of the period covered in Now Dig This!