Erik Benjamins

26 January 2020

  1. After-Dinner Walk
  2. Alex Reed’s Home Work
  3. Bookends & Good Hugging
  4. Bookshelves & Hard Optimism
  5. Bottega Louie
  6. Building Block
  7. Butts of Florence
  8. Crying Into the Breadbox
  9. Disintegrating Smeller
  10. Eric Payne
  11. Forgetting the Words
  12. Free Smells
  13. Happiness for Art21 Magazine
  14. Jeremy Hunter's Practice of Life
  15. SBCo
  16. Self-squaring and Double Acting
  17. Use All Five
  18. Wood Fire Chicken for Lucky Peach
  19. Young Joon Kwak’s ‘The Cave’
  20. 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.