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Re: what to do with 'em?



I'd brag about them.

RLavadour wrote:

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> I was at an opening of a show of artist's books last night in rural Eastern
> Oregon - the first time bookworks have been shown in the area. People were
> appreciative of the work, but I kept getting the comment/question "I really
> like it, but what do you DO with it?" I fumbled around saying, "well, you,
> uh, get a nice shelf for them, or uh, bookcase, and, like, look at them over
> and over..." - I have to admit, I was at a total loss for words - I am used
> to talking books with other book artists, not the uninitiated.
>
> I thought about what I do with the books in my collection - basically keep
> them stored in open zip-locs until I have the opportunity to share them
> during a workshop or lecture - not an exciting prospect to pass along to
> someone contemplating what is for them a fairly extravagant purchase.
>
> I've talked to collectors who love prints, paintings and sculpture, but are
> also still a little confused about what to do with bookworks, especially if
> they are sculptural in any way.
>
> I'm curious how other people on the list handle this question.
>
> Best wishes,
> Roberta
> paper@oregontrail.net
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> <DIV><FONT size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
> <DIV><FONT size=3D2>I thought about what I do with the books in my =
> collection -=20
> basically keep them stored in open zip-locs until I have the opportunity =
> to=20
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> pass along=20
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> prints,=20
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> with bookworks, especially if they are sculptural in any =
> way.</FONT></DIV>
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> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>I'm curious how other people on the =
> list handle=20
> this question.</FONT></DIV>
> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Best wishes,</FONT></DIV>
> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Roberta</FONT></DIV>
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> href=3D"mailto:paper@oregontrail.net">paper@oregontrail.net</A></FONT></D=
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