We met Jack Mims in his Oak Cliff Studio. Mims gained notoriety as one of the Oak Cliff Four in the early 1970s. He’s had a long career, with major exhibitions as recently as 2005. One of his early exhibitions featuring work with frontal nudity met with censors, according to him because of the use of the work “pornography” in the catalog.

Mims is the only one of the four who lives in Oak Cliff today. We’re fortunate to have interviewed him for Art After X.

Complete Jack Mims Interview Transcript

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