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About this collection

More than a decade ago the Clark library began to concentrate on collecting rare artists’ books and other less conventional book-like works produced by artists around the world since the 1960s, and it has since built substantial holdings.  In 2007, the library decided to gather such materials at the Venice Biennale and asked Thomas Heneage, a veteran London art-book dealer, to represent the library at the Biennale as its “personal catalog, ephemera and art-book gatherer.”  Through the Clark/Heneage Biennale partnership, the library added oddities to this ongoing collection like The Whole Universe created by artist Terence Koh and Used Swim Wear by collaborative duo Han & Him for the 2009 Danish/Nordic Pavilion’s “goodie bag.” This digital collection represents some of the non-traditional materials in the Library's collection from the 2007-2013. Digital photography provided by the Boston Public Library Digital Studio.

 
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