UnBeige ♥ Ryan McGinness: Day Two

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By Jen Bekman Comment

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Welcome to Day Two of UnBeige Ryan McGinness week! Today we focus on Ryan’s newest (not future) publication multiverse. Multiverse is a limited edition of 1,000 signed copies, published by Galerie du Jour in Paris, as an accompaniment to his exhibition of the same name that was on view there from December 11, 2004 – January 22, 2005.

Like many of Ryan’s books, multiverse is a catalog of sorts, but as with all the books he does, it is a way to for him to “demarcate periods of time, a project or a body of work… Even growing up, I kept albums and notebooks.”*

French Elle ran a a small item about the exhibition, but I studied Italian and Spanish, so I’m at something of a loss. (Google’s translation is predictably wiggy.)

Hustler of Culture has a bunch of photos from one of Ryan’s fabled game nights, and you can see lots of the work from the show in those photos.

*This quote is from the Feb ’05 issue of Grafik Magazine (be forewarned, gratuitous Flash madness is to be found if you click on their link). For a more peaceful experience, I suggest you download a .pdf of the article from Ryan’s Resources page.