I was brought up on comics, baseball, movie serials, pornography, gossip, innuendo, rumor and shadows and that was what I made my first pictures of....
-Richard Merkin in letter to Jay Caldwell about Bulldog Drummond and the Great Coca-Cola Mystery.
Catalog from 1969 exhibition at the Hayden Gallery, MIT of Merkin's exhibition "On Art and Perfume or Did Mondrian Use Masking Tape?"
"Merkin's World and Welcome To It" by Kevin Haynes, cover story of Syracuse University March 1993 magazine.
Palm Beach Times 1999 article "Merkin the Magician" by Bruce Helander.