Karen Hanmer

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Title: #Great Again #Believe Me

#Great Again #Believe Me

#Great Again #Believe Me


#Great Again #Believe Me | 2018 | $350 Last two copies.

Jacob’s Ladder: Pigment inkjet prints, binders’ board, polypropylene. Photos courtesy of the Library of Congress.

21.5 x 2.5 x .125 extended | 3.5 x 2.5 x .75 closed | inches
54.5 x 6.5 x .5 extended | 9 x 6.5 x 2 closed | cm

Edition of 30

From Access Hollywood through the Mueller investigation to white nationalist support, #Great Again #Believe Me documents contemporary American personalities, pronouncements, slogans, scandals, policies and crimes, complemented by the metaphor of a deconstructing US Capitol. Housed in clamshell of archival board.


#Great Again #Believe Me shows Karen Hanmer once again being a 'first responder' to current events. Students in my introductory book arts class were interested in how the structure of the book could change at a moment’s notice, reflecting the transitory nature of our #hashtag world. A book to spark discussion and debate!

Robert Gore
Visual Arts Librarian
UCLA Arts Library