Robbin Ami Silverberg
- (book artist) Mark Twain
- (quotations by)
Medium: Wood, bristles Pages: unpaged Size: Box = 235 x 80 x 75mm Language: English Inscription: Signed by the artist Edition: #2 of an open edition
Type: Shaped book - brush Sub-type: Book shaped object
Place publication: New York Publisher: The artist Exhibition 2022
Additional notes: "A handmade brush made of two slabs of wood and horsehair hardly defines the polysemous object we call a book, yet the two-tone hairs that make up the bristles clearly spell it out: BOOK. It’s a book… albeit a Duchampian one; and the bristles, like a story’s narrative, poke through its wooden ‘cover’ to reveal the content. The wrap-case has book cloth printed with dictionary definitions over images of bookshelves on the outside and with Mark Twain’s well-known quips defining books within."
Reference note: The brush is contained in a printed wrap-around card showing four definitions of a book from Collins English Dictionary; UNESCO; USPS; OED and Mark Twain on the subject of books.
Exhibition notes: Creative Research: The Artists’ Books of Veronika Schäpers, Robbin Ami Silverberg and Julie Chen JBCBA, WAM