Artist’s book/installation

Title: Billy
Year: 1996
Exhibition: “. . . The Line Dropping of the Page . . . ,” A.M.O. Gallery, Los Angeles, California, May 10–June 3, 1995
Curator: Karin Sander

108 copies of the book Billy, 28 x 21.6 cm [11 x 8 1/2 in.], 256 pages; 1 Ikea Billy bookcase.

The book Billy comprises 256 drawings generated by a 3D program. They depict an Ikea Billy bookcase from 256 different angles. The dimensions of the book and the number of copies made were calculated to entirely fill a Billy bookcase. The book was sold for the same price as the bookcase was sold for at Ikea. Visitors could buy a copy and take it with them, leaving the bookcase progressively emptier as the exhibition unfolded.