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David Platzker is Curator of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. From 2004 to 2013 he was the director of Specific Object, an innovative gallery, bookshop, and storehouse for a range of items from artists’ publications, multiples and unique works of art, as well as literature, music, and counterculture. Before founding Specific Object, Platzker was the executive director of Printed Matter from 1998 to 2004, the non-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of artists’ books and publications. His curatorial projects at Specific Object and Printed Matter included shows of John Baldessari, Hanne Darboven, Marcel Duchamp, Guerrilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono, Raymond Pettibon, Ed Ruscha, and Claes Oldenburg. At The Museum of Modern Art he co-curated There Will Never Be Silence: Scoring John Cage’s 4’33” in collaboration with Jon Hendricks; Sites of Reason (2014) with Erica Papernik; and in 2015 the exhibitionGilbert & George: The Early Years.