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Unique Books

October 28–December 1, 2015
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Giuseppe Penone, Albero—Il suo essere fino al 49mo anno d'età in un'ora fantastica, 1972 Print from graphite frottage on paper mounted on canvas, 275 ⅝ × 8 ¼ inches (700 × 21 cm)© Giuseppe Penone

Giuseppe Penone, Albero—Il suo essere fino al 49mo anno d'età in un'ora fantastica, 1972

Print from graphite frottage on paper mounted on canvas, 275 ⅝ × 8 ¼ inches (700 × 21 cm)
© Giuseppe Penone

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Gagosian is pleased to announce Unique Books, curated by Matthew Zucker, a New York–based art book dealer, collector, and curator.

The exhibition brings together twenty-five rare artist’s books conceived as unique artworks, including Giuseppe Penone’s Albero—Il suo essere fino al 49mo anno d’età in un’ora fantastica (1972), one from a series of thirty scrolls in which he captured the surface of a tree through charcoal frottage; Anna Atkins’s self-published Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions (1843), often cited as the first book of photography; and works by Tauba Auerbach, Marc Chagall, Rachel Feinstein, Harmony Korine, Dieter Roth, Ed Ruscha, Josh Smith, and Christopher Wool, among others.