Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Complete Works of Barbara Bloom

Barbara Bloom
The Complete Works of Barbara Bloom
Berlin, Germany: Edition Block, 1990
30 x 131.5 x 21 cm.
Edition of 12 signed and numbered copies

For The Reign of Narcissism, Barbara Bloom created a museum devoted to herself, which included Greek-style sculptures, vitrines containing tea sets and chocolates emblazoned with her likeness, a tombstone, and this shelf of 38 gold-embossed books which purport to be her complete works. Bloom described the work as being "less related to Freudian narcissism than it is to the narcissistic aspects of artmaking and collecting.”

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