Ann Hamilton - book weights (human carriage)

Ann Hamilton - book weights (human carriage)


Ann Hamilton; book weight zz (human carriage); 2009-2010;

Archival inkjet print; 44 x 34 in. $6,000

View all works in exhibition here.

I am extremely excited to announce an exhibition of Ann Hamilton’s book weights (human carriage), an outgrowth from her installation commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum, New York in 2009. An opening reception will be held on December 7th from 5 to 9 pm. This will be the first presentation of this series in Indiana.

This body of work is based on hand-sized book stacks that were cut and rejoined by the artist. These book stacks served as the counterweights to Hamilton’s human carriage installation, which descended the entire spiral ramp of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous rotunda. In an effort to record and document the individual components of the installation, Hamilton began digitally recording these book weights on an Epson Perfection 4870 scanner. The result - a series of monumental archival inkjet prints, compelling and extremely beautiful, rooted in the artist’s fascination with text and textiles.

Ann Hamilton represented the United States in the 1999 Venice Biennale. In addition to Guggenheim installation, her major commissions include projects for the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis; and many others. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Indianapolis Museum of Art to name just a few. 

To arrange for a private preview please contact me here.