Collection Artwork
Bill Owens (born San Jose, California, 1938)
My wife and I don't like the term "head shop." We are in the youth-oriented business. In seven years we have never been hassled by the police. We don't use drugs; we want to protect our livelihood. [from Working]
gelatin silver print
paper size: 10 x 8 in.
image size: 8 1/4 x 6 5/8 in.
Gift of M. Robin Krasny
Inscribed in pencil, verso, lower left: BO-1129 4000
Inscribed in black ink, verso, center: w-806
Signed in pencil, verso, lower right: [illegible]

Object Label

Using humor and a documentary photographic style, Bill Owens captured the expansiveness of working Americans, offering their unique voices in his titles.

From the exhibition: Where Words Falter: Art and Empathy (July 9 – December 18, 2022)

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
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