The Billboard Book Project

The Billboard Book book by Jonathan Monk harks back to other times. It is fabricated from the billboard project announcing its publication. It refers to itself in the natty text that Monk devised, invoking every last piece of technical detail constituting its manufacture.

The object slices up, and becomes a volume, showing, in one neat gesture, how irrelevant taxonomies such as sculpture / painting / book, really are. Daniel Buren and others have dealt with these problems.
Everyone involved in the manufacture of this book object has been mentioned. Gone is the age when art authorship and art assistants were two separate matters. Monk acts more like a producer in this case, and shows the artistic process for the collaborative endeavor it really is.

12/02/2010 at 7:45 pm