Gallery: An Outlaw Grandfather’s Belongings and the Art They Inspire

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Veronica Corzo-Duchardt describes her grandfather, Neche Eugenio Hadad, as a “Cuban exile of Lebanese descent, accountant, collector and sometimes thief.” So you can imagine why she would want to catalog his personal belongings as part of a visual archive and print series she’s named the Neche Collection. Once a week, the Chicago printmaker converts an item from Hadad’s stockpile of address books, receipts, and stamps into an elegant and colorful screen print. Neche is a beautiful testament to one man’s life and the personality in our possessions. After the jump, check out some of Corzo-Duchardt’s intricate and textured prints and objects from her grandfather’s collection. For more of the series, be sure to check out Neche Collection’s website.

Masons Lodge Card. All images via Neche Collection

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Corzo-Duchardt: “He played the lotto almost everyday and he was constantly trying to figure out the right combination. This is only one batch of several lotto number configurations I found in my grandfather’s folders. For the record, he never won more than a couple hundred bucks.”

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“Wiggle TV” Sharpener

Omron Manuel

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NYC Envelope

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