Baby Ikki at the Museum
  • artists' book
  • board covers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 17.8 x 17.8 cm.
  • [26] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9780300181043

Baby Ikki at the Museum

Michael Smith

Baby Ikki at the Museum

description

Artist's book by Michael Smith documenting his persona, Baby Ikki, as Ikki experiences the Whitney Museum of American Art. "Formatted and designed like a children's board book, Baby Ikki at the Museum features the eighteen-month-old character posing in front of works of art in the Whitney Museum of American Art. He acts as a wide-eyed explorer wandering in a new world, examining and responding to works in the Museum's collection by pointing, staring, or offering quizzical looks. Lacking judgment, consideration, and caution, Baby Ikki possesses an abundance of curiosity and has an insatiable appetite for attention, even when posing with priceless works of art. Providing an entirely new angle from which to view a premier art institution, the photographs in this book are at times comedic and at others unsettling for their irreverence and perceptiveness." -- publisher's statement.