Published editions and the preserved collection of the John Gibson Gallery, 1967-2001
1998: DONALD LIPSKI LIMITED EDITION
Great Museums of the World, 1998 Book with hole, 11 ½ x 9 ½ inches, Edition of 30
Donald Lipski interrogates the notion of art history by applying an Alexandrian solution. The Gordian Knot presented by this series of books gets a drill treatment: a hole is bored straight through the center of the book revealing on its periphery the vestigial remains of 'culture' as it speaks to us out of the distant past. We are left to consider his ambiguous argument with authority and the opulent and reflexive relic it has created.