Allen Ruppersberg, ‘Chapter VI’, 2009, mfc - michèle didier
Allen Ruppersberg, ‘Chapter VI’, 2009, mfc - michèle didier
Allen Ruppersberg, ‘Chapter VI’, 2009, mfc - michèle didier
Allen Ruppersberg, ‘Chapter VI’, 2009, mfc - michèle didier
Allen Ruppersberg, ‘Chapter VI’, 2009, mfc - michèle didier
Allen Ruppersberg, ‘Chapter VI’, 2009, mfc - michèle didier
Allen Ruppersberg, ‘Chapter VI’, 2009, mfc - michèle didier
Allen Ruppersberg, ‘Chapter VI’, 2009, mfc - michèle didier

Invited to list his ideal library, Allen Ruppersberg transformed this inventory into the work entitled Chapter VI. It consists of a limited edition set, containing a book and a unique poster in each set. The book and the poster contain a series of names, titles and images of books, which have been referenced one way or another in Allen Ruppersberg’s library. The book ends with the text of Franz Kafka’s The Burrow.

The set contains a book and a poster
The book contains 112 pages
27.9 x 21.6 cm
Each poster is unique
91.9 x 73.8 cm

Signature: Certificate numbered and signed by the artist.

Image rights: ©2009 Allen Ruppersberg and mfc-michèle didier.

Publisher: http://www.micheledidier.com

Produced and published in 2009 by mfc-michèle didier.

About Allen Ruppersberg

Since the 1960s, paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, installations, and books have been among the media through which Allen Ruppersberg explores the intersection of art, literature, and life. Like those of Allan Kaprow, Ruppersberg’s projects are participatory, anticipating the ideas of Rirkrit Tiravanija, Carsten Höller, and other 1990s practitioners of Relational Aesthetics. Ruppersberg's installation The Never Ending Book Part 2/Art and Therefore Ourselves (2009) was a selection of thousands of photocopied pages from the artist’s collection of books, which he installed in a theatrical environment of props and posters; the pages were stacked in boxes and free for viewers to take home and create their own unique “books”.

American, b. 1944, Cleveland, Ohio