David Platzker is the Director of Specific Object, an innovative gallery, bookshop, and storehouse for a range of items from artists publications, multiples and unique works of art, as well as literature, music, and counterculture. He was previously the Curator of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art, New York from 2013-2018. Before founding Specific Object, Platzker was the executive director of Printed Matter from 1998 to 2004, the non-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of artists books and publications. His curatorial projects at Specific Object and Printed Matter included shows of John Baldessari, Hanne Darboven, Marcel Duchamp, Guerrilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono, Raymond Pettibon, Ed Ruscha, and Claes Oldenburg. At The Museum of Modern Art he co-curated There Will Never Be Silence: Scoring John Cages 433 in collaboration with Jon Hendricks; Sites of Reason (2014) with Erica Papernik; and in 2015 the exhibition Gilbert & George: The Early Years.