Minneapolis: Indulgence Press, 2011. One of 20 copies. Arthur & Barbara is a portrait of art critic/philosopher Arthur Danto and artist Barbara Westman as seen reflected in the space of their New York City apartment on Riverside Drive. This book embodies their life and work in symbolic forms of thoughtful play. Arthur & Barbara is a collection of simple objects, images and “games” referring to both Duchamp’s Boîte-en-valise and to Fluxus Collections. The box contains laser-etched glass with a plan view of the apartment. Beneath the glass, separated spaces hold a DVD with images of Arthur, Barbara and their apartment, a hand-bound codex filled with photographic illustrations and brief text, a glass block laser-etched with an illustration by Barbara Westman, two chairs, handmade dice, and a spinner. A drawer holds a folio of letters written by Sean Scully, Shirin Neshat and Barbara Westman, and an introduction by David Carrier. A fascinating way of documenting the lives and personalities of this interesting couple. In fine condition. Size: 13 x 12 x 7 inches. PRI/041111. Fine.
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Barcelona: Printed at The Private Space for Sandra March, 2011. One of 158 copies signed by the talented Spanish book artist, Sandra March. In this innovative work, Sandra seeks to narrate the life of her parents with both a visual and cultural metaphor. Her parents sold poultry, and the central element of her work is the refrigerator counter where their products were displayed. In Barcelona, Sandra created a full-size installation of their counter with all of the products done in felt. In this book, there are patterns and instructions to allow one to make the various poultry products used in the installation, which can then be arranged in the same way they were at the poultry shop. The book is presented in a red and white styrofoam tray with one of the original felt parts of the installation,in this case four eggs. Printed in Spanish and Catalan with an English translation in a separate booklet. Book is spiral-bound with grey cardboard covers and title label to front cover. In fine condition. Book is 4.5 x 5.5 inches. 118 pages. ARTISTS/112414. Fine.