Since the 1970s, Trockel has produced more than 150 “book drafts.” Never intended to be realized, these design sketches have become central to her practice as exercises for working through creative impasses. The act of designing a book cover appeals to her in these moments; its standardized design and structure allows Trockel to forgo certain compositional decisions and proceed directly to the playful juxtaposition of text and image. The results vary in tone, but often reflect the artist’s irreverent sense of humor.
- MoMA, Floor 4, 421 The David Geffen Galleries
2 works online