November 8, 2010
Conrad Bakker's "Used Books" project, a simulated used book sale featuring carved and painted pieces of wood, masquerading as paperback books. So cool!
Some interesting paper engineering by Tauba Auerbach...
Eric Doeringer's "Bootlegs," which are unauthorized copies of artworks by many contemporary artists (I can easily pick out Warhol, Banksy, and Nara below). He sells them in the street like vendors of counterfeit handbags. He refers to this project as a combo installation/performance/sale. Can you spot any other artists?
The fair was three levels of intense book/art stimulation, and has grown significantly since the first one I attended in 2007. It's hard to fully appreciate a book with just a cursory glance, so unfortunately much was overlooked. I tried my best to absorb and capture as much as possible before my legs gave out. Did anyone else make it over to P.S. 1 this weekend? See anything especially noteworthy?