closed 13-1/6 x 11-13/16 x 4-5/16 inches
"'The Novel That Writes Itself" is a finished whole of a novel in progress, initiated in 1978 by the artist. This work includes, gathered in a binder of more than 10 cm. thick, the text from 'The Torn Apart Book' by Jan Tumlir, in introduction, and a series of 460 single-sided perforated sheets. Page after page, we discover the posters produced by the artist at the Colby Poster Printing Company up until its closing down in 2013, the posters Colby had produced that the artist had collected, and several photographs of past installations of 'The Novel That Writes Itself' ... The work is meant to be Allen Ruppersberg's autobiography, as fictionalized as it may be ..."--Publisher's website.
offset lithograph on paper
Funded in part by Friends of the Rosemary Furtak Collection: Mary Abbe, Ann Bitter, Robin Dowden, Siri Engberg, Phil Freshman, Kathy Halbreich, Aaron and Carol Mack, Kathleen McLean, Margy O’Neill-Ligon, Dean Otto, Yasmil Raymond, Sarah Schultz, Philippe Vergne, and Jill Vuchetich. Rosemary Furtak Collection, Walker Art Center Library