This catalogue accompanies ARTISTS’ BOOK NOT ARTISTS’ BOOK, an exhibition of about one hundred books (all of them classifiable as artists’ books, or not) which includes publications by Chris Burden, Ira Cohen, Richard Meltzer, John Baldessari, Seth Price, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Richard Hell, Tina Lhotsky, Sue Williams, Tom Sachs, Richard Prince, William Gibson, David Wojnarowicz, Dara Birnbaum, Jim Shaw, Ed Ruscha, Sean Landers, and many others (not to mention, Various, Anonymous, and Unknown). The show is jointly curated by Johan Kugelberg and Jeremy Sanders and to the catalogue is formatted in the style of an old “Ace double” pulp novel--there is a variation of the cover design on both front and back (front and front?) and the two curators’ alternative viewpoints on artists’ books within. The catalogue contains bibliographic information and descriptive text on every book in the exhibition and it comes wrapped within a large fold-out poster that shows every book in full color.
Text by Jeremy Sanders and Johan Kugelberg.
New York: 6 Decades Books/Boo-Hooray, 2012.
Edition of 500 copies / 96 pages / Perfect bound / with folded, double-sided, full-color poster