How to Shoplift Books, Come Rubare Libri, a new book by Californian artist David Horvitz, is a shoplifter’s users guide in both English and Italian. It details 80 ways in which one can steal a book. From the very practical, to the witty and romantic, the book reads like simple instructional text artworks by the conceptualists generation.
A number of books were printed with error covers, which Horvitz has buried in Venice during the Book Affair. The book stems from a conversation Horvitz hosted at the 2011 New York Art Book Fair in David Senior’s Classroom series.
Comment voler des livres, Jak kraść książki, a book by David Horvitz, is a shoplifter’s users guide in both French and Polish. It details 80 ways in which one can steal a book.
Translated into Polish and French on the occasion of two simultaneous solo exhibitions at Dawid Radziszewski in Warsaw and Jan Mot in Brussels (organized by Julia Wielgus). Translated into French by Maud Jacquin. Translated into Polish by Magdalena Moskalewicz with help by Julia Wielgus.
Cómo robar libros, Bogrov, a book by David Horvitz, is a shoplifter’s users guide in both Danish and Spanish. It details 80 ways in which one can steal a book.
Translated into Danish and Spanish on the occasion of Hot, muggy, then cold and windy. We swam in the sea, it got misty and we couldn’t tell what time it was anymore, a solo exhibition by David Horvitz at Peter Amby in Copenhagen. Translated by Christian Viggo Waagensen with help by Peter Amby, Helga Just Christoffersen, Alexandra Laudo (Heroínas de la Cultura), Marla Jacarilla, and Zanna Gilbert.
All three books are 64 pages, 1 colours Risograph print, 11 × 17 cm, Hard cover, edition of 100 copies each.
There will soon be a book launch of the Spanish/Danish edition at the gallery. Stay tuned!