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“I never knew what I was doing, I just knew that I had to do it,” Arge said. “At the end I was shocked by how much work there was.”
Randy Gue, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library's curator of modern political and historical collections, considers Arge "Atlanta's Andy Warhol."
“These one-of-a-kind instant photos capture the inside story of a community and an era that isn’t well documented,” Gue said in a statement.
Arge’s art has been exhibited at Atlanta galleries and institutions, including Kai Lin Art, 800 East and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. His corporate commissions have included the Coca-Cola Company, IBM and Turner Broadcasting.
The Rose Library collects and preserves distinctive collections, such as the 60-year-old letter that inspired Jack Kerouac's novel, "On the Road," Harper Lee letters and Flannery O'Conner papers. The library is free and open to the public, so anyone can come in and view Arge's collections.
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