concept to publication

The book is dead

and Brian Dettmer is performing the autopsy.

brian dettmer book sculpture

LINKS (the first three are the artist’s galleries)


Bad Sex


Trouble at Quebecor


  1. LR

    That is stunningly original!

  2. LR

    Oh! And long live the book!

  3. DMS

    Mind blowing. It really amazes me to see such works. It is a wonder how some minds work.

  4. There was a show of his books earlier this year at one of the galleries at 49 Geary. In person, they are simply amazing! The lady at the gallery told me that it only takes him about two weeks to finish a piece. But what I want to know is where he gets his books?

  5. Remarkable work indeed.

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