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Out of Order

January 28th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Out of Order (via seesaw) was a collaborative installation by Laurenz Brunner & Marianne Vierø that took place back in 2005.

Don’t you love when art unveils more than what first meets the eye? (That element of surprise or intrigue is certainly one way of describing “good” art.) While this photograph looks like it’s of a grouping of Rothko-inspired paintings, it turns out you’re actually looking at the cover of library books (53 to be exact) that the artists hand-picked and mounted on the wall.

The back story of this project is that the artists combed a library to uncover visual patterns created by groupings of books. Would you have guessed that from that first shot?