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New through Half Letter Press: Lisa Anne Auerbach
Through an arrangement with our good pal Lisa Anne Auerbach, we were   able to obtain a bunch of discounted copies of this great, color   photo-heavy catalog from her 2009 exhibition at UMMA in Ann Arbor,   Michigan. The book includes an essay by Julia Bryon-Wilson and a  conversation between Auerbach and Jacob Proctor. One focus of the book is Auerbach’s knitted sweaters and skirts
Here is Where There’s Drink There’s Always Danger from 2009.

New through Half Letter Press: Lisa Anne Auerbach

Through an arrangement with our good pal Lisa Anne Auerbach, we were able to obtain a bunch of discounted copies of this great, color photo-heavy catalog from her 2009 exhibition at UMMA in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The book includes an essay by Julia Bryon-Wilson and a conversation between Auerbach and Jacob Proctor. One focus of the book is Auerbach’s knitted sweaters and skirts

Here is Where There’s Drink There’s Always Danger from 2009.

New through Half Letter Press: Lisa Anne Auerbach
Through an arrangement with our good pal Lisa Anne Auerbach, we were   able to obtain a bunch of discounted copies of this great, color   photo-heavy catalog from her 2009 exhibition at UMMA in Ann Arbor,   Michigan. The book includes an essay by Julia Bryon-Wilson and a  conversation between Auerbach and Jacob Proctor. One focus of the book is Auerbach’s knitted sweaters and skirts.
Here is Never Neverland from 2009.

New through Half Letter Press: Lisa Anne Auerbach

Through an arrangement with our good pal Lisa Anne Auerbach, we were able to obtain a bunch of discounted copies of this great, color photo-heavy catalog from her 2009 exhibition at UMMA in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The book includes an essay by Julia Bryon-Wilson and a conversation between Auerbach and Jacob Proctor. One focus of the book is Auerbach’s knitted sweaters and skirts.

Here is Never Neverland from 2009.

New through Half Letter Press: Lisa Anne Auerbach
Through an arrangement with our good pal Lisa Anne Auerbach, we were  able to obtain a bunch of discounted copies of this great, color  photo-heavy catalog from her 2009 exhibition at UMMA in Ann Arbor,  Michigan. The book includes an essay by Julia Bryon-Wilson and a conversation between Auerbach and Jacob Proctor.  This exhibition catalog includes two bodies of work. The first is Auerbach’s  photo series “Small Business.” While riding her bike around Los Angeles,  as well as parts of Florida, Auerbach stops to photograph tiny  buildings that house enterprises like a BBQ joint, a key-maker,  insurance office, a psychic reader, a thrift shop, and even a mini-post  office. These all appear to be single-person operations. The book’s other focus is Auerbach’s knitted sweaters and skirts which  bear messages (some of which are in deliciously bad taste) on a range of  topics that include 9-11 memorializing, abortion rights, the death of  Michael Jackson, suicide bombing, riding a bike versus driving a car,  Presidential elections, and booze. Well over a dozen of these sweaters  and outfits are documented here.

New through Half Letter Press: Lisa Anne Auerbach

Through an arrangement with our good pal Lisa Anne Auerbach, we were able to obtain a bunch of discounted copies of this great, color photo-heavy catalog from her 2009 exhibition at UMMA in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The book includes an essay by Julia Bryon-Wilson and a conversation between Auerbach and Jacob Proctor.

This exhibition catalog includes two bodies of work. The first is Auerbach’s photo series “Small Business.” While riding her bike around Los Angeles, as well as parts of Florida, Auerbach stops to photograph tiny buildings that house enterprises like a BBQ joint, a key-maker, insurance office, a psychic reader, a thrift shop, and even a mini-post office. These all appear to be single-person operations.

The book’s other focus is Auerbach’s knitted sweaters and skirts which bear messages (some of which are in deliciously bad taste) on a range of topics that include 9-11 memorializing, abortion rights, the death of Michael Jackson, suicide bombing, riding a bike versus driving a car, Presidential elections, and booze. Well over a dozen of these sweaters and outfits are documented here.

Charted Patterns for Sweaters That Talk Back
     
By Lisa Anne Auerbach New York: Printed Matter, 2008 Pages: 32
$15.00 [Click to Purchase] Creating knitted sweaters that are personal message boards and an unexpected site of political protest is really smart and exciting! The sweaters look fantastic and immediately turn one’s body into a public space with the potential for creating discussion, if not general provocation. We are happy that Printed Matter published this book of sweater patterns, and hope that Auerbach makes more books like this. Synopsis: Published to coincide with Lisa Anne Auerbach’s 2008 exhibition at Printed Matter, this artist’s book brings together the various facets of Auerbach’s artistic practice, which has included zine making, co-organizing the High Desert Test Sites project, and knitting. Political, relational, humorous, and instructive, it offers the reader step by step instructions on how to knit sweaters and skirts that feature a variety of snappy slogans (“When there’s nothing left to burn, you’ve got to set yourself on fire” and “Yes we can! No we McCain’t!” are two examples.) With full-color glossy photos of Auerbach and friends modeling her fashions on photoshoot that actually succeeds in making juggling and unicycling look cool.

Charted Patterns for Sweaters That Talk Back

By Lisa Anne Auerbach
New York: Printed Matter, 2008
Pages: 32

$15.00 [Click to Purchase]

Creating knitted sweaters that are personal message boards and an unexpected site of political protest is really smart and exciting! The sweaters look fantastic and immediately turn one’s body into a public space with the potential for creating discussion, if not general provocation. We are happy that Printed Matter published this book of sweater patterns, and hope that Auerbach makes more books like this.

Synopsis: Published to coincide with Lisa Anne Auerbach’s 2008 exhibition at Printed Matter, this artist’s book brings together the various facets of Auerbach’s artistic practice, which has included zine making, co-organizing the High Desert Test Sites project, and knitting. Political, relational, humorous, and instructive, it offers the reader step by step instructions on how to knit sweaters and skirts that feature a variety of snappy slogans (“When there’s nothing left to burn, you’ve got to set yourself on fire” and “Yes we can! No we McCain’t!” are two examples.) With full-color glossy photos of Auerbach and friends modeling her fashions on photoshoot that actually succeeds in making juggling and unicycling look cool.