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Artist Book Not Artist Book

265 Canal Street, No. 601
Tribeca / Downtown
January 18 - February 12, 2012
Reception: Wednesday, January 18, 6 - 9 PM
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An exhibition featuring books that are, and/or, are not, artists’ books. Co-curated by Johan Kugelberg and Jeremy Sanders.

Open 12-6pm, seven days a week, January 18 to February 12, at Boo-Hooray Gallery, 265 Canal Street, 6th floor (between Broadway and Lafayette).

ARTISTS’ BOOK NOT ARTISTS’ BOOK Includes work 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 others (not to mention, Various, Anonymous, and Unknown). Publication forthcoming.

Please accept the assurance of our highest appreciation in choosing to attend this exhibition, co-curated by 6 Decades’ Jeremy Sanders and myself on behalf of Boo-Hooray. Jeremy as most of you know is a noted enthusiast, expert and dealer of artists’ books. His previous publications in the field have been splendid yardsticks of scholarly merit. Myself, I am a caffeinated perpetuum mobile of dilettantism in the field, so hey, a natural collabo is in place.

He has curated the artists’ books in this show, and I’ve curated the not artists’ books. But alas! Sometimes I’ve curated ‘artists’ books,’ and sometimes Jeremy has curated ‘not artists’ books.’ Presto chango!

“How does one tell the difference?” the curator asks the curator.

We’ll naturally have to ask a bona-fide art expert to provide all the answers. At great expense, 6 Decades and Boo-Hooray have hired a famous international expert of great dignity and renown who will peruse our exhibit* and provide us with the correct answers as per what constitutes an artists’ book and what constitutes a not.

The egalitarian component of all this demands that a kindly gallery representative will provide you a card with little boxes where you can check either ‘artists’ book’ or ‘not-artists’ book.’ The same representative will gather your card upon completion and compare it to the resolve provided us by the Certified Art Expert. Anyone who completes the card correctly gets a Dollar, so do provide your name and address!

Happy New Year!

–Johan Kugelberg

  • Possibly wearing a gorilla costume
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