The Book Cover Goes Meta

08/04/2010 11:13 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

One is given not just a hypothetical cover of the book, but an entire surrogate book as a manifested object residing in space. This may point to modern painting's preoccupation with the represented vs. the actual, or it may be some self-reflexive fetishism of books themselves, as if to congratulate the reader for picking one -- that one -- up.

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