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Exhibition Detail
To Illustrate and Multiply: An Open Book
Curated by: Paul Schimmel
8687 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

October 19th, 2008 - March 1st, 2009
Daphne, Spgmar PolkeSpgmar Polke, Daphne
© Courtesy of MOCA and artist
west hollywood/b.h.
Tue-Fri 11-5; Sat-Sun 11-6

To Illustrate and Multiply: An Open Book examines how sequencing manifests itself within artists’ books, highlighting a diverse range of conceptual strategies and formal processes. The exhibition constitutes the first large-scale museum survey of artists’ books in Los Angeles since 1978, presenting work by a range of artists, from emerging artists who have begun to experiment with this genre to established artists who view bookmaking as an integral part of their practice. Borrowing its title from a limited-edition ’zine by Raymond Pettibon, To Illustrate and Multiply: An Open Bookpresents many different book forms, some with corresponding wall-mounted works that suggest the relationship of books to other aspects of an artist’s practice.

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