John Held, Jr.

About the Author John Held, Jr.

John Held, Jr. has been a staff writer with SFAQ since 2011. He has contributed over fifty feature articles and reviews, interviewing such notable Bay Area artists as poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, painter Robert Bechtle and dancer Anna Halprin. His most recent book is, Small Scale Subversion: Mail Art and Artistamps, available from Amazon. His essay, After Gutai: Shozo Shimamoto’s Networking Art, was recently published in the catalog for the exhibition, Shozo Shimamoto: Avant-Garde Shock, at the Karazawa New Art Museum, Karazawa, Japan, June-August 2016.