Erik Benjamins

14 April 2024

  1. After-Dinner Walk
  2. Alex Reed’s Home Work
  3. Ben Sanders is Drawing at the Dinner Table
  4. Bookends & Good Hugging
  5. Bookshelves & Hard Optimism
  6. Bottega Louie
  7. Built In at the Neutra VDL House
  8. Building Block
  9. Butts of Florence
  10. Confessions of an Anonymous Recipe
  11. Crying Into the Breadbox
  12. Disintegrating Smeller
  13. Eric Payne
  14. Forgetting the Words
  15. Free Smells
  16. Happiness for Art21 Magazine
  17. Running of the Interns
  18. Schindler Centennial for Cereal Magazine
  19. Self-squaring and Double Acting
  20. Sitting Suite for Seed
  21. To Sit is to Time Travel
  22. The Spongiologist’s Mantra
  23. Use All Five
  24. Wood Fire Chicken for Lucky Peach
  25. Young Joon Kwak’s ‘The Cave’
  26. Show All

Butts of Florence 2014

An artist book (2015).

The book that started it all. An experimental travel memoir of text and photographs made during an emotional return to Florence, eight years after studying abroad as a green college student. Returning as a Professor in Art and Communication Studies at Loyola Marymount University, I taught a class that sought to critically engage the Tourist experience. Butts... was an unexpected offshoot, sent to print before the last of the mosquito bites healed.

“Best plane reading evahhh!”
— Hamza Walker, Director, LAXART

“My go-to for gift giving.”
— Aram Moshayedi, Curator, Hammer Museum

Published by No Style Press,
Los Angeles, CA
Second Edition, 2015
102 pages, B&W, 4.25 x 7 in.