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In 1969 Jack Lembeck's studio was on the 7th floor

Jack Lembeck

About The Artist

Public Collections

Brittle Star



Windscape Works

Early Work


May 15, 1969

Claes Oldenburg attracts a massive crowd of students for the "first" installation of his "Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks".

Jack Lembeck is in this crowd near the the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library next to the Noguchi Sunken Court.
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An architecture student, Stuart Wrede, and a group of architecture students raised money, under the name of the Colossal Keepsake Corporation of Connecticut,
and worked in collaboration with Claes Oldenburg. It was installed on May 15, 1969, in Beinecke Plaza at Yale University, as a speakers' platform for anti-war protests.

No one was even thinking of May Day 1970

(Chester Kerr, director of Yale University Press, on a bicycle near the Yale Art and Architecture Building. Photo by Tom Strong)

The Lembecks lived in New Haven at the corner of Crown and York Streets (319 Crown Street) from the spring of 1968 until the summer of 1972.

Jack and Mary Lembeck arrived in New Haven the last week of August 1967. Mary had secured a contract to teach in the New Haven School System before graduating from the University of Kansas. While Mary attended her teacher orientation meetings, Jack found a cottage with room for a painting studio in "Indian Cove" Guilford Connecticut. They moved to Yale housing in 1968 to be closer to the Paul Rudolph building and the seventh floor studio. Both Crista and Jeff were born at Yale-New Haven Hospital just a few blocks southwest on York Street.

The only artist members of the Yale SCUBA Divers Club

Jamaica Spring 1972

Jack Lembeck, Don Gummer, James Biederman
Jim and Don completed a deep 200 foot dive together, while Jack partnered with a new diver and descended to 195 feet.
The hotel staff member standing with them was proud to be called " Muhammad Ali " as a complement by Jim.
From that day he exhibited special attention to the three strange artist adventurers from North America.

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