July 14, 2017

Starting a Day at the Art Bookstore



S. sits on the elevated platform of the museum's art bookstore and turns on his computer to start the day. He opens his email account and shouts out: "So viel Spam hatten wir noch nie!" [We've never had that much spam!] 

A few moments later, in the backroom of the store, S. is stacking a new book that came in that morning. He puts it on piles of the same height and calls it art with the title "Andre." I ask him what it means. He turns around and gives me a wonderful sentence of German art speak: "Das überlasse ich den Interpretationsspielraum des Betrachters." [I leave that to the spectator's imagination.] 



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