Abbreviations, 58
“Accumulation” (Brown), 111, 116
Accumulation of Nets (No. 7) (Kusama),
37
Accumulation of Spaces (No. BT)
(Kusama), 35
Adbusters (magazine), 24
Adorno, Theodor, 1, 4, 148, 189 n.54
Advertising: blended words
originat-
ing in, 183 n.45; innovative uses of
punctuation in, 9
Affect: hyphens performing, 86; punc-
tuation in production of, 6; smileys
mimicing, 157
African Americans: as most “othered,”
102; “Negro” versus, 94, 182 n.33;
as permanent hyphenated identity,
99–100; on pledge of allegiance, 181
n.22; proclaiming their roots, 97;
surveillance of, 129; as vehicle of
others’ enjoyment, 128;
unhyphen-
ated, 101–2; white appropriation of
creativity of, 164.
See also Blackness;
Slavery
“Aggregation: One Thousand Boats
Show” (Kusama), 43, 48
Ahmed, Sara, 119
aids, 125, 132
Alcanter de Brahm, 153
Alexander, Elizabeth, 55–56
Allen, Gracie, 154
Alphabet: anthropomorphism of, 148;
phonetic, 22
American Academy of Arts and
Let-
ters, 15
Americanism, 88
Americans, hyphenated, 86, 88–107
“Among School Children” (Yeats), 110
“Anatomic Explosion, The” (Kusama),
47, 56
Anderson, Benedict, 23
Anti-miscegenation laws, 90, 182 n.35
Apostrophes, 181 n.13
Armstrong, Louis, 14–15, 66, 72, 81
Art Deco, 118, 121
Artschwager, Richard: on art as thing
not idea, 18; in art scene of 1960s,
175 n.52; blps of, 51, 187 n.2; as
de-
mystifying perception, 51–52; on
exclamation marks, 151, 189 n.57;
Exclamation Point, 152; on invention
of punctuation marks, 2, 169 n.3;
Janus III (Elevator), 111, 112; Kusama
compared with, 48–49, 51–52; on
language in service of art, 18, 22;
multidimensional dots in work of,
50–52; on non-use objects, 50; Note-
book Sketch, 20; as performance artist,
48–49; Pop art attributed to, 53–54;
Pregunta II, 21; Pregunta III, 25;
punctuation marks in work of, 18,
26, 50, 51, 148;
Question Mark, 18,
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