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To Illustrate and Multiply: An Open Book
About the Exhibition

To Illustrate and Multiply: An Open Book examines how sequencing manifests itself within artists’ books, highlighting a diverse range of conceptual strategies and formal processes. The exhibition constitutes the first large-scale museum survey of artists’ books in Los Angeles since 1978, presenting work by a range of artists, from emerging artists who have begun to experiment with this genre to established artists who view bookmaking as an integral part of their practice. Borrowing its title from a limited-edition ’zine by Raymond Pettibon, To Illustrate and Multiply: An Open Book presents many different book forms, some with corresponding wall-mounted works that suggest the relationship of books to other aspects of an artist’s practice.

MOCA Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069