Sunday, July 7, 2013

American Bricolage

(Todd Alden, ed)
American Bricolage
New York, USA: Sperone Westwater Gallery, 2000
unpaginated, 27 x 21 cm., paperback, ringbound
Edition of 875 numbered copies

Assembled by curator Todd Alden (whose other projects include Collector's Shit and the traveling Sonic Youth exhibition Sonic Matters, Sonic Kollaborations) this group exhibition catalogue features contributions from Hope Atherton, Chris Burden, Greg Colson, Wim Delvoye, Tom Friedman, Tim Hawkinson, Toland Grinnell, Jon Kessler, Tom Sachs, and Richard Wentworth. The exhibition, co-curated by Alden and David Leiber, was held at Sperone Westwater, New York, from November 2nd to December 22nd, 2000.

Each copy is somewhat unique, hand assembled with collaged front and back covers (duct taped) by Tom Sachs. The title is bound in cardboard, and contains 10 plastic sleeves, each with documentation by a different artist. A front cover pocket contains a booklet with a text by Alden, the back cover includes a stapled illustrated checklist and 2 business cards, 1 for Sachs, 1 for the gallery and attached to the verso is a sealed plastic "invoice/packing list" pouch. Other contents include artists' drawings, faxes and ephemera, including a reproduction of Wim Delvoye's hotel stationary lipstick asshole prints.

Available at Printed Matter for $175, here, from the publisher for $150, here and on Ebay for $425, here. The Ebay copy is signed by Tom Sachs.

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