As regular visitors to this oasis in the blog swamp are aware, Sheila and I have been working on some artist books. This is something we’re revisiting now but it is not a new format for us. Last night we pulled from the vault a book we created together back in 1991.
This book, called Mandatory 8 Count was exhibited in a show called Knockout at Workscene Gallery in 1991. It was a fully collaborative exhibition which included, among other things, a painting on a 90 pound punching bag, which was suspended from the ceiling, and another on a car hood.
Mandatory 8 Count was only exhibited once. For the past 29 years, it has been living in various book shelves and rarely seen by anyone. I hope you enjoy it.