I believe George Waterman’s library offers a vital step in building a paradigm to help future generations envision why human beings were meant to live on planet Earth and why they deserve to recognize the importance of quality in their lives….In an era when books are being ignored in favor of digital information pads, I believe it is important to rethink the difference between information and the question of knowledge.
David ReedArtist, New York City
It has been a great pleasure to donate books and magazines to the Visual Art Library. I love to know that there is a place that easily forgotten or overlooked exhibition catalogues and other publications are collected and will be available to scholars and artists for study. Libraries are not, as would seem obvious, about documenting the past. Instead, they suggest different possible futures.
For many years, we have been de-accessioning art books and publications to George Waterman, who lives across the street. It's impossible to hold onto all the printed matter that arrives at our door, so it's wonderful to know that it will have a home and loving care. I call George, and then we meet on the sidewalk and the transfer is performed. And when my parents died, my family gave their art books to George too. He's creating a library that will be available to everyone, which will contain items not found anywhere else - ephemera and exhibition announcements, long ...