James Retherford’s journey has taken him
from the ridiculous to the absurd in search
of the sublime. Along the way, he came to
embrace two entwined ideas: (1) the quest
for the sublime is both aesthetic and politi-
cal and (2) art and politics, indeed all human
history, evolve from the unfolding contra-
diction between work and money.
On the front lines throughout a colorful life
as social activist, writer/editor, and graphic
artist in Indiana, NYC, and Texas, he has
been tailed and jailed for his fearless prose
and dada-inspired political theatre. By equal
measure, he also has been honored by peers
with many journalism and design awards.
Please meet James Retherford and his
illusive alter-ego Doctor Dada and enjoy this
selection of graphic and written works.