I thought about these for a good month prior to calling. Then waited another two weeks. Very happy I pulled the trigger.
Thanks for the kind words. I definitely like the fine prints better, but the collector in me wishes I could have gotten all five.
The more time I put into reading about her work, the more I enjoy it. I really like the ideas and themes she is playing with. Im using every resource at my disposal to try and get a painting. Those fold paintings give me that warm fuzzy feeling you can only get from a Rothko. Feels nice to be so excited by an artist again.
Dear Friends, Printed Matter is pleased to announce that Tauba Auerbach’s extraordinary new pop-up book [2,3] is in production and available for advance order at a special pre-publication price of $350, a discount of $100 from the list price.
[2,3] consists of a set of six bold and innovative pop-up sculptures, each in its own cover, the six together in a custom sleeve. The set, co-published by Printed Matter and the artist in a signed and numbered edition of 1000 plus 100 proofs, is scheduled to be shipped in late October, 2011.
The first 370 copies of the edition are being offered at the discounted prepublication price of $350, and are available on a first come, first served basis. Because of the high demand for this piece, please place your order in the next two weeks, as we will be extending this special offer to the general public after that. You can place your order through our website here, by phone (212) 925-0325, or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the significant size and weight of this piece, shipping costs will range from $25 to $35 for U.S. orders, and $115 to $165 for international orders. All orders must be pre-paid.
For [2,3], Auerbach has created an oversized pop-up book featuring six die-cut paper sculptures that unfold into wonderful, elaborate forms. While much of Auerbach’s work has previously dealt with compositions staged in the flux state between 2D and 3D, [2,3] represents an expansion for the artist towards a more sculptural medium. Engineered by the artist, each “page” opens into a beautifully constructed object, intricately conceived so that the large-scale paper works—some up to 18” tall—can be collapsed totally flat.
The six sculptures in [2,3] take their cue from a range of geometric forms—the pyramid, sphere, ziggurat, octagonal bipyramid (gem), arc, and möbius-strip. The use of a bright, contrasting palette is familiar from Auerbach’s previous work across a range of materials, including acrylics, etchings and C-type prints. This groundbreaking project stands as an astonishing art-object, part bookwork and part sculpture, and represents an advance in the field of pop-up technology.
The six volumes will be housed in a specially designed slipcase, and each folio will measure 20” x 32” when open. [2,3] is co-published by Tauba Auerbach and Printed Matter, Inc. in a signed and numbered edition of 1,000 plus 100 proofs.
Tauba Auerbach’s work has been exhibited widely in the US and abroad, including at PS1 MoMA, New Museum, CCA Wattis Institute, Standard (Oslo), and Regen Projects. She was included in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, and had two solo shows with Deitch Projects, Yes and Not Yes, 2006, and Here and Now/And Nowhere, 2009. She is the winner of the Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation and SECA Art Award from SFMoMA.
Good question. My perspective is that Tauba has developed an obsession with the minutiae of mathematical detail through her roots as a typographer. Anyone who understands the subject knows that even the smallest change can change perceptions massively and make a font communicate a different feeling all together. Her more recent work frees her from that and questions those constraints by juxtaposing randomness and chaos but still in a very constrained way. This pop up book, to me, is an exploration of simple obsessive mathematics but through a medium where that simplicity can be stretched just a little bit to achieve something regimented and perfect.
She must be the most analy retentive person that you can ever hope to meet but that obsessiveness is what makes her special.
Besides, honestly, put yourself in front of one of her fold paintings and I guarantee that nothing I have said will matter and that the pure experience will blow your mind. It's truly transcendental work that no-one can anticipate or rationalise. Photographs simply do not do it justice.
Although lovely, I still think this untitled fold from the London Art Fair is hands down one of the best paintings Ive seen all year (and I havent seen it in person, could only imagine how much better it is in the flesh)
Post by raumschiff on Jun 21, 2011 11:37:17 GMT -8
I was really looking forward to seeing my first Fold painting in the flesh when I went to Basel last Sunday. However, it was not to be! Unfortunately the one with Standard wasn't exhibited anymore and the one with Paula Cooper was already gone. Well, next time...
The new Prints (etchings) Tauba is working on with Paulson Bott Press are really good. I previewed them this week. They will be released later this summer and they will not last long. There will be at least 4 different ones in editions of approx 35 each. Very colorful and graphic. Will post images when I can.