Artists’ Books: Hippie Dreams in the Supermarket & William Blake

2022, 36 pages, digital, staple bound

A small publication containing an essay and a photograph. In the text, the word “book” is replaced with the Wingdings symbol of a book.

The writing considers Lucy Lippard's 1976 essay The Artists' Book Goes Public and her dream of artists' books ensconced in supermarkets, drugstores, and airports. Could her dreams still be realised? Should they be? Or is the art form archaic, anachronistic, and facing the scrap heap of history?