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Salt Lake Travel
1.05.2014. (Spiral Jetty)

Item date(s): 2015

Philip (Phil) Zimmermann
Karen Zummerman
Robbin Ami Silverberg
Elizabeth Long
Clifton Meador
April Sheridan
Daniel Mellis

Pages: unpaged
Size: 218mm

Place publication: New York
Publisher: Artists Book
Exhibition 2022

Additional notes:
Five books in gray folded box with title on the spine.

Colophon sheet inserted.

The edition is small: one set for each contributor, plus five extra sets, three to be sold and one set designated as a donation to CBAA as a fundraiser, and antoher set given to the Nevada Museum of Art's Center for Art + Environment, the largest archive of land art related materials.

On January 5th 2014, seven book artists were in Salt Lake City to attend the national conference of the College Book Art Association (CBAA) at the University of Utah. A Nissan Armada SUV was rented and the group traveled over the snowy and icy wastes to Robert Smithson's canonic land-art piece The Spiral Jetty. This famous land art work is about an hur or two out of town in the nearby Great Salt Lake.

To commemorate the visit, it was decided as we were leaving that each of us who were there that day would crate a book with the Spiral Jetty as theme, and complete it within one year - or earlier if possible. The only restriction would be that all books in the series would confirm toa common dimention, 8 inches by 8 inches. The participants (are listed). Elisabeth Long dropped out due to health reasons, and Daniel Mellis and April Sheridan decided to collaborate on a single book. This box contains the five finished 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/15275

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