A genius work of art: Literaturwurst

A recent addition to the Foundation’s permanent collection is this sculpture by Katie Herzog.

The projects of Katie Herzog are actively engaged in rethinking contemporary forms of information distribution,

Installed in ToFF Library, 2012. Photo by Libby Freeman

alternative models of archivization, the traditions of librarianship and how artistic interventions communicate both inside and outside the confines of the fine art world. Her most recent project, Literaturwurst, takes up a process of appropriation with a contemporary twist.

Whether her book sausages are seen as seasoned writings, food for thought or nourishment for the mind, Herzog’s works redress the functionality of copyright laws as a series of expropriative restrictions.

“Herzog is headed into provocative territory.” –LA Times

 

Tom of Finland XXL book in casing.