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Re: why I pulled my book from the show..........what would I have done?



Jennifer,

I would have done exactly as you did and rescue my creation from
unthoughtful creatins, which includes both the show attendees and
the curator.

GREENMAN

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>From: Jennifer <opus@TIAC.NET>
>To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
>Subject: why I pulled my book from the show...
>Date: Sun, Mar 12, 2000, 12:57 AM
>

> The book...was in front...near the front door. However, it was on a table
> that people were putting their stuff on...like the "mail table" at your
> front door at home. And when I spotted it there, a woman had her stuff on
> my book, and was trying to look at it, but putting stuff on it to get the
> gloves on. She had her stuff everywhere and it was pouring outside and like
> me, she had drops of water following her, trailing off onto other hosts
> whenever they got the chance in their little life span. I was so upset. I
> went to the curator of the show and explained that I prefer it be on a
> stand like the other three-D work, and he said he thought it was okay. And
> maybe some people would think it was safe there....but I didn't. I thought
> after a month, it would look like hell. So I asked for a stand and he said
> he wouldn't even think of trying to do anything until after eveyone had
> left. I thought....well, then that means he wouldn't do anything at
> all...just wait for me to leave. So I pulled the book from the show. My
> friend who was with me said he thought the guy should not have been arguing
> with me....if I thought it wasn't safe, it wasn't safe. Having had a book
> destroyed once before...I really thought I had to.
>
> I don't think I was wrong. Everything else had an air of being "displayed".
> My book was just there...on a table that people would throw keys on...and a
> woman was in fact doing just that...
>
>
> I was so disappointed. Maybe others would think it was fine where it was,
> but it's such a fragile book, and I couldn't see leaving it there...it was
> like finding a lost child on a street corner. I had to rescue it and bring
> it home.
>
> What would you have done?
>
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