Allen Ruppersberg. Stop Traveler (Siste Viator). 1993

Allen Ruppersberg Stop Traveler (Siste Viator) 1993

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Stop Traveler (Siste Viator) was conceived for the Sonsbeek international sculpture exhibition, held in Arnhem, The Netherlands, the site of one of World War II's most important battles. Intended as a "literary memorial" to British, Dutch, Polish, and German war casualties, this project features reprints of books and book covers that could have been read by those killed in battle. For each language, one book was reproduced entirely, while the other copies contain blank pages only. The artist inserted ex libris bookplates naming individual casualties.

Gallery label from Book/Shelf, March 26–July 7, 2008.
Medium
Reproductions of twenty books by various authors
Dimensions
installation (irreg., with bookends): 10 1/16 x 29 5/8 x 7 9/16" (25.5 x 75.2 x 19.2 cm)
Publisher
Sonsbeek 93, Arnheim, Holland
Printer
Snoeck-Ducajus an Zoon, Ghent, Belgium
Edition
50
Credit
John B. Turner Fund
Object number
712.1993.a-t
Copyright
© 2021 Allen Ruppersberg
Department
Drawings and Prints

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