Erik Benjamins

29 September 2022

  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. Building Block
  8. Butts of Florence
  9. Confessions of an Anonymous Recipe
  10. Crying Into the Breadbox
  11. Disintegrating Smeller
  12. Eric Payne
  13. Forgetting the Words
  14. Free Smells
  15. Happiness for Art21 Magazine
  16. Jeremy Hunter’s Practice of Life
  17. Running of the Interns
  18. Self-squaring and Double Acting
  19. Sitting Suite for Seed
  20. To Sit is to Time Travel
  21. Use All Five
  22. Wood Fire Chicken for Lucky Peach
  23. Young Joon Kwak’s ‘The Cave’
  24. 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.