Damaged Goods
Book collection, bookshelf
75" x 12" x 4"

[The sculpture Damaged Goods is inspired by the seminal 1986 "Damaged Goods" exhibition on appropriation which took place at the New Museum in New York.  In researching curator Brian Wallis' exhibition catalog online, I discovered a preponderance of romance novels sharing the same title as his book and exhibition.  Invariably the novels' cover designs featured a woman, usually naked or semi-clad, as the eponymous damaged good.  The shelf above displays a selected of 13 of these books from my growing collection.  Details of selected covers here.]