Erik Benjamins

3 February 2023

  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

Bookends & Good Hugging 2017

A commissioned essay for In Support of Books, organized by Norma (2017).

Norma, a LA-based studio for ‘objects, moveables and spaces,’ had curated a fantastic group exhibition of various bookends for the annual LA Art Book Fair at MOCA. Within their sharp-looking designed catalog, I contributed a short meditation on book ends-as-huggers.

“Erik is Los Angeles’ not-yet-crowned prose-laureate.”
— Benjamin Critton & Heidi Korsavong, Co-founders

Published by Norma,
Los Angeles, CA
First Edition, 2017
56 pages, full color, 8.5 x 11 in.

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