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Item date(s): n.d.

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

22 September to 15 December 2022

Ref: GB/30546

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