overall 6-3/4 x 13 x 12 inches
"Arthur & Barbara is a portrait of the artist, Barbara Westman, and the writer/philosopher, Arthur C. Danto, as seen through a representation of their New York City apartment and objects in their life. The book is a box comprised of a book within a book, A+B, which is a codex exploring oral and written language, and objects, images and “games” referring to both Duchamp’s Boîte-en-valise and to Fluxus Collections. The box contains laser-etched glass with a plan view of the apartment. Beneath the glass, separated spaces hold a DVD containing images of Arthur, Barbara and their apartment, a glass block etched with an illustration by Barbara Westman, A+B, four chairs, three handmade dice and a spinner of chance operations in the spirit of John Cage. The box also has a separate drawer containing a folio of letterpress printed correspondence." -- Indulgence Press website, viewed August 4, 2014.
mahogany box, leather, tempered glass, duplex plastic, DVD, book cloth
Gift from Thomas Rose, in honor of Rosemary Furtak. Rosemary Furtak Collection, Walker Art Center Library
In pencil on colophon of letters "Thomas Rose; Wilber Schilling"