Brian Belott. Books, books, books, books, books, books, and books. 2005-07

Brian Belott Books, books, books, books, books, books, and books 2005-07

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These artworks are made of children's books found in thrift stores and at flea markets. In "collage parties" with fellow artists, Belott has pasted elements over each page of the original publications, turning them into unique artist's books. The artists who collaborated with Belott on these books are Katherine Bernhart, Joe Bradley, Melissa Brown, Larry Carlson, Brendhan Cass, Dearaindrop (Joe Grillo and Billy Grant), Misaki Kawai, Eunice Kim, Jeff Ladouceur, Taylor McKimmens, Jason McLean, Justin Samson, and Larissa Velez.

Gallery label from Book/Shelf, March 26–July 7, 2008.
Installation of sixty-five illustrated books with collage additions, on table
overall: 111 x 30" (281.9 x 76.2 cm)
Brian Belott and collaborators, New York
Fund for the Twenty-First Century
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© 2021 Brian Belott
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