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Behind the Personal Library: Collectors Creating the Canon

The Center for Book Arts, New York
October 11 – December 20, 2014

Alastair Whitton’s artist book project Patmos and the War at Sea was recently selected from the Jack Ginsberg Collection for inclusion in Behind the Personal Art Library: Collectors Creating the Canon opening October 11, 2014 at The Centre for Book Arts in New York. The exhibition considers the influence of private collectors on the critical dialogue in the field of book arts. Rather than curating the works around a central theme, the goal of this exhibition is to examine works in these collections that have become seminal artworks in the field at large, thus becoming influential to establishing a canon.  Alastair Whitton’s work is included alongside that of  John Baldessari, William Kentridge, Martin Kippenberger, Sol LeWitt, Dieter Roth and Ed Ruscha amongst others. Behind the Personal Art Library: Collectors Creating the Canon is on view at The Center for Book Arts in New York until December 20, 2014.

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