Mark Taylor

The Box Set

Mark Taylor

The Box Set

Date

2011

Edition Size

4

Media

Digital print

Binding

Custom box

Collection

$ 5,600.00

Out of Print


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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF)

Library of Congress (LoC)

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Stanford University

The New York Public Library (NYPL)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Wellesley College, Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Recorded on an Epson 9880 with Museo Max Fine Art Paper
Cover Engineering: Taurus Bookbindery, San Francisco, CA
Cover Pressing: Monarch Gold Printing, San Francisco, CA

Box Set began with a notebook full of titles for unwritten stories and unmade films that I have been collecting for years. These titles started arranging themselves into groups of ten, which reminded me of track listings on record albums. I quickly realized that I was writing a book and used the constraints of the record album to explore that form’s narrative possibilities. Song titles had to sound plausible; their ordering – in combination with liner notes, spine text, and album graphics – was put in service of a very economical form of storytelling that ended up being about boxes, real and imagined, and the possible music they might contain.

Edition note: there are 6 full box sets #1-#4, and AP1 and Exhibition Set 1). Five other sets were printed, most of these prints were distributed as singles, but one complete single set has been sold and one complete though mixed number set and the Exhibition set are still available.