Daniel Arsham - 100 Hotel Sketches
Arsham's self-described "first love," drawing, has consistently been an important discipline for the artist, including a daily sketchbook practice which he started at the age of nine. In his current practice, Arsham similarly uses drawing as a space of boundless creativity where he conjures ideas for large-scale installations and the implementation of new materials. As Arsham's career has taken him across the globe, he began to incorporate the hotel stationary from his travels within his everyday sketching practice. Especially interested in working on letterhead from historic hotels, the artist composes his ideas, usually with an image and text, juxtaposing past and present, a theme echoed within his practice. This volume contains 100 of Arsham's Hotel Sketches, which serve as a physical archive of Arsham's travel as well as the transformation of his style and mark-making over time.
|216 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, English|