first edition of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel ...
The Collections of Barbara BloomExhibitionVenue: Martin-Gropius-Bau
22 August to 9 November 2008
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Among the many improbable objects presented here are a Playboy magazine in Braille, postage stamps featuring the works of contemporary artists, a chair upholstered with fabric bearing the artist’s dental X-rays, a pornographic image printed on a grain of rice, ceramic bowls that have been broken and repaired with gold, and a carpet depicting the cover of the first edition of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita.
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Barbara Bloom was born in Los Angeles in 1951; she studied at Bennington College, and with John Baldessari at the California Institute of the Arts. For many years she lived and worked in Amsterdam and Berlin. She has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the MAK, Vienna; the Serpentine Gallery, London; Kunstverein München; Kunsthalle Zürich; and other international venues, including the Venice Biennale where she received the Due Mille Award. She is the recipient of other awards from Guggenheim Foundation, The Wexner Center for the Arts, and the Getty Research Institute. She currently lives and works in New York City.
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