by Dave Dyment and Gregory Elgstrand, 2012
YYZ Books, Toronto Canada
25.5 x 21 x 2 cm.
Artists’ multiples have been at the forefront of alternate
means of artistic circulation and exchange for the last
fifty years. Artists’ multiple production is frequently
concerned with ideas of distribution, reception, value,
and commerce, either to mimic, mock, or as an attempt to
circumvent predominant economic systems entirely. Artists
have frequently taken on the role of proprietor, retailing
their works in stores, market stalls, and vending machines
of their own design. Others have produced magazines, mail-order
catalogues, and e-commerce sites in order to distribute
works. Some have pegged the price of a multiple to value
of gold while others have produced work to be given away.
Reflecting these artistic considerations, the essays and
interviews in One for Me and One to Share address artists’
multiples as a means for production, circulation, and reception.
Featuring essays and interviews by Nicholas Brown, Mark
Clintberg, Océane Delleaux, Dave Dyment, Gregory
Elgstrand, Cary Leibowitz, Roula Partheniou, Harry Ruhé,
and Jonathan Shaughnessy.
Illustrated with over thirty-six colour reproductions of
artists’ multiples by John Baldessari, Fionna Banner,
Joseph Beuys, BGL, Barbara Bloom, George Brecht, Maurizio
Cattelan & Ali Subotnick & Massimiliano Gioni, Marcel
Dzama, Fluxus, FM3, Ken Friedman, General Idea, Marie-Ange
Guilleminot, Martí Guixé, Jesse Harris, Jenny
Holzer, Alice Hutchins, Miranda July, Germaine Koh, Jeff
Koons, Barbara Kruger, Cary Leibowitz, Micah Lexier, George
Maciunas, Piero Manzoni, Christian Marclay, Kelly Mark,
Josephine Meckseper, N.E. Thing Co. LTD., Maurizio Nannucci,
bpNichol, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Mitch Robertson, Tom
Sachs, Paul Sharits, Mieko Shiomi, David Shrigley, Ben Vautier,
Lawrence Weiner, Ai Weiwei, and Rachel Whiteread.