Thursday, November 20, 2008

Artist Turns to the Book

The J. Paul Getty Museum has provided this online overview of an exhibition held at the Getty Center, `The Artist Turns to the Book', which ran from 24 May to 11 September 2005. Examples from the Getty Research Library collection of over 5,000 artists' books feature on this website. Contemporary artists have paid homage to other artists by creating variations on books and works of art, including 'Ode to a Grand Staircase (for Four Hands)' by Julie Chen and Barbara Tetenbaum. The website provides a short video (using Flash software) showing this book unfolding alongside the music by Erik Satie which inspired their creation. Other artists featured on the wesbite include Raymond Pettibon, Claire Van Vliet, Mikhail Karasik, Ronald King and Roy Fisher.
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