Using shades of red and pink ink, I hand-transcribed the entire volume of “The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas” onto paper handmade in the United States and coated with hybrid rose petals. Interspersed in purple ink, I hand-transcribed a counter-text—the “Testimony against Gertrude Stein” written by Georges Braque, Eugene Jolas, Marie Jolas, Henri Matisse, André Salmon and Tristan Tzara—objecting to their portrayal by Gertrude Stein in “The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas”.
Title: “The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas” and “Testimony against Gertrude Stein”
Size: 46” x 46” x 6”
Materials: Ink on Twinrocker handmade paper coated with pulverized hybrid rose petals, Magnifiers, Audio recording, Book box by Portfoliobox
Curator: Eric Shiner
Location: Andy Warhol Museum
Dates: September 17 - January 8, 2012
Photographed by: Laura Mustio (in-progress), Thomas Little (completed)