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books (ongoing) (2017) [working title] marker on pages of books, various books, sizes

In 2015, Shirt began highlighting sentences in the books he was reading. The simple action of emphasizing language and text, to the point of communicating highly specific notions to a viewer, obsessed the artist enough that he is continuing the practice currently. Between 8-10 titles have been produced thus far. Shown here are examples from books both written by Elena Filipovic: 'The Apparently Marginal Activities Of Marcel Duchamp' and 'David Hammons: Bliz-aard Ball Sale'. The work is to be exhibited no less than three books at a time, and are able to be read through and handled by viewers with no gloves or apparatus necessary.

 

 

 

 

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