Should Have Tried
Should Have Tried

Should Have Tried

Jessica Esch
February 2021

From the Jessica Esch: Fill in the Blanks exhibition 

Original Quote:
"For whatever reason, you should never opt for doing something less good than you can. And I really could have had fun with those costumes and sets. But I was on a realist kick, so I did the drawings I thought she might have done, had she been real. ... I don't know what I would have come up with had I let myself go. But I should have tried." -Eleanor Antin

Source:
Oral history interview with Eleanor Antin, 2009 May 8-9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. (Page 28)

Details:
Underwood-Olivetti Studio 44 typewriter
Nonni's Cioccolati Biscotti packaging
6 1/4" x 8"