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Medium: Lithograph with embossing
Size: 14 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.
Edition: Edition of 150
Release: November 2006
ALLEN RUPPERSBERG, Untitled (2006), a six-color lithograph with embossing printed by Maurice Sanchez of Derriere l’Etoile Studios, NYC. This work captures an imagined exchange with Henry Miller and Ezra Pound in search of Nathaniel West, letters are inscribed on hotel stationery from the Shangri La Hotel in Santa Monica and the Holiday Inn in Morehead, Kentucky respectively.
Title: Remainders : Novel, Sculpture, Film
Medium: 128 books, oak table, and five cardboard boxes.
Size: 45 x 47 1/2 x 29 7/8 in.
128 books (8 copies of 16 titles): 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. thickness 1 x 1.75 in. / 7 1/2 x 5 in. thickness / 3/4 in. and 1 1/2 in; Five shipping cartons
Edition: Edition of 12, 4 Artist Proofs, 1 I.C.E. Impression
Date: December 1991
ALLEN RUPPERSBERG, Remainders (1991), a multiple in edition of 12 with 4 Artist Proofs. Each piece consists of approximately one hundred novels created by the artist and one display table. Sixteen different jacket covers were printed from collages of popular literature and culture. Using film stills, the pages of each book create a jumbled narrative meant to mimic the reader's stream of unconsciousness. To quote Stephane Mallarme, "A book neither begins nor ends: at most, it pretends."
Remainders can be found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC.