Tauba Auerbach Pop-up Book Available for Pre-order

June 6th, 2011

It’s really more of an art Object than a book. Get one from Printed Matter now.

Tauba Auerbach


New York, NY: Printed Matter Inc.. 2011

Synopsis: For [2,3], Auerbach has created an oversized pop-up book featuring six die-cut paper sculptures that unfold into wonderful, elaborate forms. While much of Auerbach’s work has previously dealt with compositions staged in the flux state between 2D and 3D, [2,3] represents an expansion for the artist towards a more sculptural medium. Engineered by the artist, each “page” opens into a beautifully constructed object, intricately conceived so that the large-scale paper works—some up to 18” tall—can be collapsed totally flat. You can check some awesome books at Mossgreen Childrens Books.

The six sculptures in [2,3] take their cue from a range of geometric forms—the pyramid, sphere, ziggurat, octagonal bipyramid (gem), arc, and möbius-strip. The use of a bright, contrasting palette is familiar from Auerbach’s previous work across a range of materials, including acrylics, etchings and C-type prints. This groundbreaking project stands as an astonishing art-object, part bookwork and part sculpture, and represents an advance in the field of pop-up technology.

The six volumes will be housed in a specially designed slipcase, and each folio will measure 20” x 32” when open. [2,3] is co-published by Tauba Auerbach and Printed Matter, Inc. in a signed and numbered edition of 1,000 plus 100 proofs.

Pages: 6 p.

Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth): 50.8 x 82.3 cm.
Cover: Board
Binding: folded
Edition 1100

Price Info: $350.00