Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing 2004-2007. Photographs by Asher Penn. An Art Service, 2009. 494 pp., colour illustrations throughout, 23x18 cm.
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"Anthology of artist books self-published by Asher Penn between 2004 and 2007 - an anthology that is effectively an artist book itself.
Made between Providence, New York, Philadelphia and Vancouver, these 'zine-like publications are rephotographed page by page on top of painted works that Penn was producing at the time of their re-publication.
In rephotographing these original editions on the surface of recent work, Penn cleverly illustrates the creative vertigo capable of creeping up on artists while they look back at the artist that they have become.
The artist books collected in this anthology include the following: Just Say Maybe; Go Fuck Yourself With Your Atomic Bomb; Bad Hound, Buddha; School; Asher Mixtape Hell; Elisa Penn Hero One; Institutional Critique; The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants; Before And After; and (Untitled)."