I love a good book. . . A good book that I can use to bench press is even better. I received the mammoth monograph of Young British Artist Gavin Turk in the mail anonymously, without any indication (or packing slip) to point toward the identity of my generous benefactor. Where-ever you are and who-ever you are, my biceps and I sincerely thank you.
"The Last Bum", 1999
Bum or Bust?, 2013
Turk's work revolves around issues of authorship and identity. Much of his work imitates work of other famous artists. In homage, I tried unsuccessfully to replicate the pose of his sculpture "Last Bum" from 1999, a life-size waxwork of the artist as a tramp, but the idea didn't translate well without clothes on, so instead I used the book to get a pump on. Feel the burn.
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